May is one of those months that we are thankful to be in the great state of Louisiana! It’s the last of several good months of cooler weather and low humidity, the sun is still not blazing directly overhead so working outside is pleasant, those early vegetables are starting to take shape in the garden and we celebrate some great transitions and accomplishments in May. Here at FUMC we will celebrate the great work and future prospects of our seniors in high schools and colleges on "Senior Recognition Sunday", May 5th, in both morning services. We are so proud of our students, who have worked hard to complete their studies and will be moving on to more greater challenges either in college or in new careers. May 12 is Mother's Day and we celebrate all that our mothers do for us day in and out throughout the year. We will have a special time of recognition for our mothers in both worship services. Many years Pentecost Sunday will fall in May but this year, it will be June 9. So, we will celebrate Conﬁrmation Sunday on May 19 and join in by welcoming these new members of our church, who confess their belief in Jesus Christ and begin to share our walk of faith. We will have the formal Service of Conﬁrmation in the 11:00 service this day. What a joy to welcome our young people into full membership and a time to recognize those adult leaders, Misty Regan and Zack Pittman who have helped to disciple them in these past six months, along with our Sunday School teachers and other who helped them ﬁnd their faith! We are so blessed to have people committed to teach Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Children's Church, and special classes on Wednesday nights, throughout the year. Your energies to follow our Lord's command to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20). We look forward to a summer of Vacation Bible School and Youth activities!