First United Methodist Church Slidell, Louisiana
Sunday, December 21, 2014
At First UMC, we believe that our worship of God transforms us into clearer reflections of Jesus Christ. Through dynamic and relevant sermons; inspirational music and participation in the Sacraments, we discover what it means to be a disciple, embrace God's will for our lives and more faithfully claim the promises of Scripture.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is served during all worship services the first Sunday of each month. You don't have to be a member of this church or any church to receive Holy Communion. The Lord's Table is open to all who seek relationship with Christ Jesus. Out of sensitivity to children and those who may have issues with alcohol, we use the unfermented juice of the grape (grape juice) when celebrating this Sacrament.
8:30am & 11:00am
These services include traditional hymns of the church as well as contemporary praise choruses. In keeping with our Methodist tradition, the services include the standard liturgy of the church while speaking to the heart of today’s culture. Musical presentations include a variety of choirs and ensembles, instrumentalists, and special guests. Like all of the other services, our pastors present life-applicable preaching that speaks to the issues that we face today. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and people generally dress anywhere from casual to "Sunday best."
9:45ALIVE! Contemporary Worship
This service features upbeat modern worship songs led by the "Refiners Fire" Praise Band. Life- applicable preaching includes multi-media presentations and themes that seek to help the worshiper prepare to go out and face the challenges of the day. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and people generally dress more casually - slacks to blue jeans.
** Childcare is available for all services **
This midweek service occurs every Wednesday evening, and was initiated in an effort to provide a space for quiet reflection, as well as a worship opportunity for individuals who sometimes cannot make Sunday church because of work or other obligations. The 30-45 minute service consists of acoustic music, a short message and Holy Communion.