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For over 160 years in downtown Lafayette, the people at First United Methodist Church have faithfully strived to follow what Jesus said are the two greatest commandments – love God with all your heart, mind and soul and love your neighbor as yourself.

Through worship, study of the scriptures, prayer, caring for each other, and extending God’s love beyond the church walls, we grow together as disciples of Jesus Christ. It is a great journey we are on and everyday we learn new ways to experience the gift of God’s love for us and to share that love with others.


Join us each Sunday morning service: 9:30 a.m. - located in the Sanctuary at 703 Lee Ave, Lafayette, La. Our traditional service seeks to welcome all people to experience the presence of God anew.  Music, stillness, scripture a message and prayers become vessels for connecting with the divine as we the church draw near the presence of God during worship. Experience wonderful and inspiring music, old & new hymns lead by our Chancel Choir accompanied by our beautiful piano and our magnificent pipe organ.

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for worship.  Their presence, their creativity, their energy in worship is so important.  For parents with infants who feel more comfortable with their children in a quiet place for worship, we have a cry room in the back of the sanctuary as well as a nursery for anyone who is in need.

Join us for fellowship immediately following the worship service in the Wallace Beadle room just behind the sanctuary.  It’s a time for connecting as a congregation before our Sunday School classes for children, youth and adults begin.

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