Updates on COVID-19

“A scared world needs a fearless church.” 

– A.W. Tozer

Out of an abundance of caution, we will continue holding Sunday worship services online.  Our service is available beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings on our Facebook page and our website. The same service also airs at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook Premiere.  You also may tune in at 12:00 p.m. to hear the service on WLAG Radio 96.9 FM/1240 AM.

The children’s church lesson for Sundays are located on our Children’s Ministry Facebook page, FUMC Children.

Community Care, the Soup Kitchen and Meals on Wheels will continue with their normal schedules at this time.

Other than those ministries, no group gatherings are being held on our church campus. Like the school system, local and state governments, and so many other entities, we will continue to monitor the situation and rely on the expertise of local medical professionals to determine our course of action as we head into fall.

Even when we are not meeting physically, we rely on your gifts and pledges to continue in ministry and mission for the sake of our community and Christ. Please give online through our website by clicking here, or text LGFUMC to 73256 to give using your mobile phone. You may also mail a check in to our Church Office.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call the Church Office at 706-884-4635 or email us at communication@lagrangefumc.org If someone doesn’t answer the office phone immediately, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. For after-hours emergencies, please call (888) 456-1203.

Your pastors and staff love you, are praying for you, and are here for you. During this difficult time, may we be the Church who fearlessly extends God’s loving embrace to our neighbors and community!

In the United Methodist Church, we believe in and seek to practice John Wesley’s General Rules: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God. As we attempt to fearlessly love in the name of Christ, we believe Wesley’s rules are as important as ever.

Do No Harm.

We do not cancel church events lightly or without great consideration, but feel that this is the most necessary response to prevent the possibility of harm. This decision was not made fearfully, but rather responsibly, seeking to protect our members and community from harm.

We truly believe that this level of “social distancing” is what love requires of us at this time.

Do Good.

Please don’t mistake our lack of gathering at First UMC for a lack of opportunity to continue to do good through our mission and ministry together.

Even when we cannot physically come to Church, we are always called to Be the Church. We are still actively engaged with community partners, and showing the love of God is never cancelled.

For those who are vulnerable due to their age or health concerns, please heed the recommendations of medical professionals, stay at home, and take care of yourself. You can still provide crucial support through your prayers and giving.

Stay in Love with God.

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation! When you cannot come to First United Methodist, First United Methodist will come to you!

Please continue worshiping with us online or on our Facebook page.

Stay connected through our online Sunday School, Bible studies, and other small-group gatherings.

Children’s Church can be experienced digitally on our First UMC Children’s Facebook page. Click here to access it.

Check on one another! Call your friends, relatives, and neighbors to encourage and support them.

Sign-up to receive a Check-in Partner from the Church. Just because we cannot meet physically doesn’t mean we can’t be there for one another. If you are wanting some extra support during this chaotic time, we will partner you with someone else from the church. You will be encouraged to contact your partner each day to provide support, encouragement, and prayer If you would like to sign up for a Check-in Partner, fill out the information by clicking here..