First United Methodist Church is a church where persons are experiencing the transforming power of God's Spirit. Vital worship is the center of our existence. In worship we are praising, giving thanks, and offering ourselves in living sacrifice to God. All people are welcomed and encouraged to respond to God at work in their lives.
We invite you to join us in worshiping the Living Christ!
Sunday Worship Schedule
Contemporary Worship at 8:30 am
The Bridge Praise Band
Traditional Worship at 11:00 am
Evening Worship at 6:00 pm
Wednesday Small Group Bible Studies
6:00 pm - Ruth, Brave, Christian Believers, The Study of Luke, Jr. & Sr. High Youth, Children, & Nursery
Praise & Prayer
6:00 am Thursday
Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations...." Matthew 28:19
There are many opportunities to serve God and our brothers and sisters through our local, national, or international missions. God gives each of us the authority and the gifts to use to help fulfill the Great Commission. Go and serve the Lord our God.
If you feel led to serve and would like more information on any of the missions below, please contact the church office at 601-947-8132.
Local Missions Food Pantry
Each Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., our doors are open to interview, provide food, and counseling to needy families in our community.
Praise in the Park
First United Methodist has many members, led by Jay & Kim Davis, that plan, organize, and execute this annual Christian Music Festival in Lucedale City Park.
Praise in the Park Christian Music Celebration has as a purpose to promote the unconditional, life-changing Love of Jesus Christ to the youth and adults of our community and region. The Celebration will lift His name through Spirit-filled events, musicians, and speakers. The Celebration will provide a means to share the Love of Christian Music with the lost of the world and the opportunity for them to invite Jesus to be the Lord of their lives.
Each Advent we encourage individuals, families, classes, and business to adopt a child's Christmas list. Participants shop and pay for their "angel." This is likely the only gifts the child will receive.
Each week our visitors receive information about our church on their doorstep by dedicated members of our congregation. If you would like to be a Doorstep visitor, please call the church office at 601-947-8132.
Kingdom Kids Summer of Service
Our children participate in service projects around our community by helping clean and weed flower beds, visit nursing homes and assisted living facilities, etc. The children have been so involved that the program will be continued through the year on the first Wednesday of each month.
Alzheimer's Support Group
Caregivers, family members, and those with Alzheimer's meet the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Calico House to share information, provide support, and fellowship.
5th Sunday Fellowship
All are welcome to join in the food, fun, and fellowship on the 5th Sunday in the Christian Life Center at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is potluck - so bring you favorite dish and join us!
National / Regional
Methodist Good Shepherd Community Center, Vicksburg
Church members collected and delivered cleanup supplies to help with cleanup efforts following the recent flooding. These supplies were distributed by the Good Shepherd Community Center.
Hinton, North Carolina
The Busy Bees, led by Beth Smith, gathered tools and supplies before heading to the Hinton Rural Life Center, a mission agency of the United Methodist Church. There they assisted in construction projects on the campus.
Costa Rica Missions
First United Methodist Church provides financial support to Will and Ella Faircloth, missionaries serving the Methodist Church of Costa Rica since 2004. Since 2009, we have sent a team of servants from our church to help with construction of the Methodist Children's Home and to share the love of Jesus Christ through Bible school meetings in different churches.
Liberia School Children
Each year, FUMC sends funds to help sponsor children that might not otherwise be able to receive an education.