FIRST UNITED METHODIST HAMMOND

Building An Authentic Christian Community

The Prayer of Our Family of Christ

Lord, we hear the stories from scripture of you calling – Isiah, Jeremiah, Samuel, Paul, Moses, Mary, Deborah, often they respond – let your call be for anyone but me. Call someone else, someone more qualified, someone more ready, someone more -somebody else.  Here in this place I wonder if I hear you calling – and if I am listening to your call…Speak Lord I am listening.  What a courageous response!

Reflective Reading

3:4 Here I am.  Samuel is depicted as one who is ready to ober his master, much like Abraham (Gen. 22:1, 11), Jacob (31:11; 46:2), Joseph (37:13), and Moses (Exod. 3:4) of old.  He runs to his master as if eaher to carry out his wishes (v.5).

CONTEMPORARY SERVICE

 

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 ….

TRADITIONAL SERVICE

 

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 Caleb Porter.

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

CHILDREN 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.

CHRIS SMITH

YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hi!!! I am Chris Smith, and I serve as the Youth Director for FUMC Hammond.  I have a passion for spending time with the youth of the church and teaching them about what it means to be a Christian in today’s complex and confusing world.  We talk about life, relationships, the importance of a healthy prayer life, and how to set an example for the people around us by living a life of love and grace.  We meet on Sundays from 4:00 PM to 7:00PM.

UPCOMING EVENTS

REGISTER FOR VBS

VBS will be the week of June 18, 2018

Wednesday Night Supper

5:30 pm in Ciruti Hall. All are welcome.

Laurent Project

Saturday Feb. 17th Drop off day at FUMC 9-12

Volunteer day at warehouse 129 Calhoun st Independence.  9-12

CONTACT US

2200 Rue Denise, Hammond La 70403

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

Closed daily 12:30 – 1:30

Church Office 985-345-2196

Fax 985-345-2116

Preschool 985-542-6689