First UMC Gonzales



Thy Kingdom Come - How Heaven Works on Earth
Join Us Sunday Morning

(Note: Dates are subject to change, please check with the church office for details.)

9:00 am Contemporary Service
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am Traditional Service
4:00 pm Adult Handbell Practice
5:00 -7:00 pm RISE Youth - Middle & High School Student Worship


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry hands out food
6:30-8:00 pm, Volleyball
6:30 pm, Threads of Comfort

2:00 pm, Women's Prayer Group
7:00 pm, Men's prayer Group

9:00 am, Fellowship Center
1:30 pm, Exercise Class - Everyone is invited to join
6:00 pm Homework Help
6:30 pm, I Want to Know - A new series starting in the conference room
7:00 pm, Choir Rehearsal

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Fishes & Loaves Food Pantry hands out food
6:30 - 8:00 pm Volleyball
6:30 pm Last Psalm Band Practice

Attention! Children’s Church starts again on September 10th!

upcoming opportunities

Sunday, August 20
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry Blessing
9:00am Morning Worship
10:00am Sunday School and Men's Breakfast
11:00am Morning Worship
2pm UMW Tea
4pm Confirmation
4pm Handbells
5pm RISEyouth

Monday, August 21
Newsletter Deadline!
12pm Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry
5pm Our Loss Lambs
6:30pm Volleyball

Tuesday, August 22
10am Care Team
2pm Women's Prayer Group
7pm Men's Prayer Group

Wednesday, August 23
9am Fellowship Center Day
12pm Cancer Services
1:30pm Exercise Class
7pm Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, August 24
10am Peaceful Quilters & Threads of Comfort
12pm Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry
6pm Finance Meeting
6:30pm Volleyball

Friday, August 25
12pm Young at Heart

Saturday, August 26
Meal to Bishop Ott

Sunday, August 27
5pm Church Wide Ice Cream Social

Finance Committee
Thursday August 24 at 6pm

Care Ministry Team
New Day, New Time
4th Tuesday Every Month
@ 10:00 am
8-22, 9-26, 10-24, 11-28

Churchwide Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 27th at 5pm.  Celebration Center
Bring your best home made ice cream, finger foods and desserts to share.

United Methodist Women Ladies Tea
Sunday, August 27th - 2pm - 4pm, in the Celebration Sunday
Please RSVP through email at or call the church office at 225.647.4678.

Young at Heart Travels to Middendorf's
Wednesday, August 30th, 10:30am - 1:00pm
"Dutch Treat" + $5.00 for Transportation and Tip
Meals range from $13.75 (catfish plate)
Ride in our spacious FUMC van!
Sign up today!

FUMC Cookbook Fundraiser!
Deadline is approaching, submit your reciped today.
Instructions and submission forms in the Narthex.
Contact BJ Faller or Margaret Holton with questions.
All proceeds go towards landscape beautification.

Join us on the Neutral Ground
A Coed Sunday School for 20, 30, 40, and 50- Somethings in the old Children's Worship Room.

UMW Stock the Kitchen Fundraiser
Ongoing throughout the Summer months!!!
Buy your Avon Bug Guard to help raise money!
All proceeds will be used to buy new kitchen supplies as well as fund other UMW missions.

Sweet Dreams Shelter
Bishop Ott Shelter for Women & Children
4th Saturday of Every Month
Click Here for more information.

Homework Help Tutors Needed!
In order to continue to offer weekly tutoring, we need you!
Contact Melinda Robert at 266-5705 for more information.

Donation Wish List
Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry First UMC of Gonzales
Here are some of our needs:
Canned meat
Canned fruit
Canned vegetables
Canned spaghetti sauce
Canned tomato sauce
Canned tomato paste
Canned soup
Tomato product (spaghettiOs, ravioli's, etc.)
Bread mix (corn bread or muffins)
Peanut butter
Aseptic pack or canned milk
Boxed macaroni and cheese
Helper meals
Bag of rice
Dry or canned beans
Spaghetti noodles

Volunteer, We Need Your Help!
The church needs volunteers:
Lay Readers, Greeters, Ushers, Media and Sound for the Traditional Service.
If you would like to volunteer, please email the church at

did you know
First Kids Worship
is available to any child Kindergarten to 5th grade who is interested! You can drop your child off in the Fellowship Hall before church begins. While you are in service, we have a service of our own!

We worship through songs, joys & concerns, scripture reading & discussion and a craft. We even have a monthly memory verse that we work on during the Children's Church service. Come join us during the 9:00 and 10:45 services!