FIRST UNITED METHODIST HAMMOND

Building An Authentic Christian Community

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The Prayer of Our Family of Christ

Lord, you call us to wholeness, you forgive us, you grant us peace.  While there are some who have sought to make us feel unworthy to approach you, your mercy and your love have broken down all the barriers between us.  Now we will seek to remove those same barriers that prevent us from coming together in your name, both here in this place, and around your world. 

Reflective Reading

If the disciples have been Mark’s examples of the human inability to grasp the truth about Jesus when he was on this earth, Bartimaeus acts as Mark’s “poster boy” for true discipleship.  Contrast Bartimaeus’ healing with the other healing of a blind man in Mark’s gospel.  The difference is startling.  Near the beginning of Mark’s central section (chapters 8-10), Jesus encounters another blind man whom he cures.  This healing, however, purposefully reflects the blindness of the disciples to Jesus’ message and identity.  In 8:22-26 the blind man is healed in stages – things go from darkness, to a hazy blur, and then finally to clear vision. 

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE 9:00 am

 

Contemporary praise music is key.  This service is led in worship by a band that includes keyboard, guitars, drums and vocalists.  Vocalists are led by Jazz singer Ashley Lemmler

TRADITIONAL SERVICE 11:00 am

 

Traditional service is a formal style of worship.  This service focuses on the rich liturgical heritage of our faith.  Inspirational musice is led by a majestic pipe organ and a choir.  Choir is led by Liliia Oliinyk .

JOE DONAKEY

JOE DONAKEY

PASTOR

I believe the head as well as the heart, that is, it should be   intellectually stimulating as well as spiritually and emotionally moving. Worship at its best is a celebration of that which is true and beautiful in life and should inspire us to move from one place where we are in our lives to another place where we hear and sense God leading and directing us. Worship is intended to speak to people at the level which they personally can be moved and changed

DEBI PETROLIA

OFFICE MANAGER

Debi has an unwavering dedication to FUMC as evidenced by her 16 years of employment.  She deeply loves the Lord and her church family.

EMILY MASKA

EMILY MASKA

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Emily has been the Director of Children’s Ministry at FUMC Hammond since November 2013.  She devotes her life to Jesus and spreading the Gospel to children.

Grace Delee

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

CONTACT US

2200 Rue Denise, Hammond La 70403

Church Office Hours: 8:00 – 5:00 Monday-Friday

Church Office: closed daily 12:30 – 1:30 

Church Office: 985-345-2196

Church Email: umc@fumc-hammond.org

Fax: 985-345-2116

Preschool: 985-542-6689