FUMC in review

What has happened?

Recently at FUMC Hammond we have had many great events! We are more than just Sunday worship, and we want you to find your place no matter what time of year. Annually we have many events and we would love to share them with you so when they come around throughout the year you know what to look for! 

L2 Project Dinner at Cafe Nola

UMW Annual Soup Luncheon 

The Women of First United Methodist Church Invite you to their Soup Luncheon on the first Friday in February from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Ciruti Hall. The lunch is $6.00 and will include Homemade Soup, Salad, Bread, Dessert, Tea & Coffee. We invite you to either dine in or take out if you can. The proceeds will benefit the missions that the United Methodist Women partake in.
Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion Services

On Christmas Eve our church offers two different services to fit the needs of a variety of people. The services are filled with music, communion, and ended with bringing the light into the world symbolized through candles. 

Our Family Christmas Eve Service is held at 4:30 pm for our church families with small children or those who enjoy the Christmas Story for the children. There will be signing your favorite Christmas Carols, retelling a Child Filled Reenactment of the of the Christmas Story Family Communion and special Family Candlelight Benediction.

Traditional Christmas Eve Service  is held at 6:00 pm for our families wanting to participate in a more hymn and scripture based Christmas experience. Communion is served and the service will close with a special Candlelight Benediction.

Combined Worship Service

The Last Sunday of the Year!

 December 27, 2015

We love closing  out the year with a special combined worship opportunity at 10:00 am. This is a great opportunity to worship together as a congregational family and end the year as united community. There is praise band music and hymns along with the typical scripture reading. We hope you will join us for this great experience.

Next Advent Workshop: 

Santa's Advent Workshop 2015

Children ages 3 to 12, came and joined us for our advent workshop this Christmas. The Christmas Winter Wonderland (formally Ciruti Hall) was filled with plenty of Christmas crafts, yummy snacks, and fun activities! This year we had over 70 people participate in the workshop! It was a wonderful success put on by our children's minister of two weeks, Emily Maska. 

Christmas Cantata

Love Came Down at Christmas

Our traditional choir performed a Christmas Cantata that was absolutely amazing. The composer of this Christmas Musical, Benjamin Harlan, is from Louisiana and was displaced after Katrina. This compilation was assembled that year and was last presented here about five years ago. This time we plan to add a few instruments to the musical palette and three narrators guide us through this ancient story.

It is a contemporary presentation that mixes traditional carols with modern arrangements such as Here I am to Worship  and Go Light Your World . It appeals to all people of faith as it begins with One Small Child  and ends with the congregation joining the choir in singing O Come Let Us Adore Him.

 We are looking forward to see what they will do in this advent season, December 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM!

Christmas! Celebrating the Music of John Rutter

We love opening our church to everyone!

This concert was hosted by our church for a different way to celebrate Christmas. For this Holiday concert, Northlake Performing Arts Society (NPAS) wanted to do something different from anything they had done in the past. This was the first HOLIDAY performance where we will perform music composed and/or arranged by the same person, John Rutter. NBC's Today Show called him "the world's greatest living composer and conductor of choral music". 

Whether you were a lover of classical music or holiday classics, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. Rutter took well known carols such as "Joy to the World," "O Holy Night" and "Silent Night" and revived them with innovative harmonies, voicing and textures. His music has been performed around the world and is accessible to all choirs. The performance brought a fresh light to the well known Christmas carol. 

Jazz Brunch Sunday in Ciruiti Hall!Slideshow

The past two Novembers featured our amazing Jazz Brunch! Our contemporary worship band played special Jazz music accompanied by a lovely breakfast.  The buffet -style menu is filled with breakfast casseroles, muffins, and fruit trays, This is a way we can fellowship with everyone in our church community. We like for this to be an outreach event where anyone can feel welcome and feel at home. 

Next Jazz Brunch: December 6, 2015