Several times a year our Drive-Thru Prayer Ministry will offer morning commuters - church members, friends, and strangers - an opportunity to share their prayer concerns with us face to face. Drivers will be invited to turn into our parking lot where they will find volunteers ready to pray with them while they remain seated in their cars. They can be on their way in a matter of minutes.
The purpose of this ministry is both simple and profound. We want people to know that God is real, and that He cares about what is going on in their lives individually. This is why we pray with people about their lives. We ask all of our church family to lift this ministry up in your prayers so that God will use it to His Glory.
Cornerstone Clinic provides health care and medicine for uninsured workers and the unemployed poor of Winston County who have no government assistance. These services include FREE office visits, some medication, and limited lab work. The clinic, which sees about 25 patients a week, is staffed solely by volunteers and is an active 501c(3) nonprofit. Donations and membership dues ($25.00 per year) are the only means of collecting money for the purchase of medications for the patients. Donations can be mailed to Cornerstone Clinic, PO Box 561, Louisville, MS 39339. Your help is needed.
First Methodist Church maintains a food pantry to help feed hungry families in Winston County. Church members, other individuals and civic organizations contribute nonperishable food items to keep it supplied. As a branch of the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, we help sponsor a Backpack of Hope Ministry. Bags of easy to prepare food items that a child can open and eat without assistance are provided on Fridays for students that have been identified by the school as "at risk" (not having access to enough food over the weekend).
First Methodist Church sends a mission team to Honduras in February and to Haiti in May each year.
The First Methodist Women is an active group on a quest to serve the Lord through missions - local, state, national, and world. Some of our goals are to increase membership in the local circles, to become closer to God through the study of His word, to foster closer relationships in our church, to seek out in the community people in need spiritually and physically, and to help provide for these needs. We accomplish these goals by being involved in the following mission projects - Prayer Chain, Good Samaritan Food Pantry, Fall Bazaar, Devotional Booklets, Cards for new members, visitors, shut-ins, and missionaries, Visitations, Cornerstone Clinic, Foreign Mission trips, the Casserole Patrol, Distribution of Altar flowers, Kitchen support, Habitat for Humanity, Financial support for various ministers in the field, Youth activities and children ministries, Angel Tree, and this list is only the beginning. WE DESIRE TO ALWAYS MAGNIFY AND TO LOVE OUR LORD AND HIS SON, OUR SAVIOR.
The First Methodist Men meet for breakfast in the church fellowship hall every 3rd Sunday, every other month. The Methodist Men are involved in various mission projects of the church, including the Helping Hands ministry.
The local Emmaus Community has its gathering the fourth Monday night of each month at 6 p.m. for a covered dish meal and program. All who have attended an Emmaus Walk, Cursillo, or Chrysalis weekend are welcome to come.
The First Methodist Women sponsor a bazaar on the first Saturday of November in conjunction with the Red Hills Festival. Home canned items, baked goods, a Christmas shop and White Elephant items are featured. Money raised goes to support numerous missions including Cornerstone Clinic, Haiti and Honduras Mission teams, and our Good Samaritan Food Pantry.
First Methodist Church sponsors an Antiques and Collectible Show and Sale each Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Vendors from all over bring their wares and display them in our Christian Life Center. The church also has a booth. Proceeds go to a church project.
Sunday School (All ages) - 9:45 a.m. each Sunday.
Children ages Pre-K through 6th grade meet at the church on Wednesday afternoons during the school year from 4 - 5 p.m. (August-May) for a special of fun, music and learning about God's Word.
Children ages Pre-K through 6th grade meet on Sunday evenings at 5-6 p.m. for a snack supper, music, bible stories and activities and Bible drills.
UPWARD Basketball & Cheerleading
(Registration in Oct - Nov; Practice & games in January - March.)
NEW MAILING ADDRESS:
P.O. Drawer 1426
Louisville, MS 39339
Monday - Friday
8:00 - 12 Noon; 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Worship Services at 8:45 and 11 a.m.
Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service from 5-5:45 p.m.
Methodist Children's Ministry 5-6 p.m.
Methodist Youth Fellowship 5-7 p.m.
Evening Worship from 6-7 p.m.
Children's After School Ministry 4-5 p.m.
August - May
Church Family Dinner 5-5:45 p.m.
August - May
Methodist Youth Bible Study 6-7 p.m.