First UMC Lafayette

Sharing the Love of God through worship, education and outreach.

Who We Are

John Wesley

John Wesley

We are United Methodists. Our history dates back to our founder, Rev. John Wesley (1703-1791). Wesley believed faith and daily life were to be integrated in order to experience life at its fullest. He used terms like “personal holiness” and “social holiness” to lead people into practices of worship and devotion, mercy and justice.

We are a diverse community of like-striving individuals with the desire to grow in our faith and discipleship in the pattern of John Wesley. We come to church to worship and pray together. We leave church to go out and serve our community. We do not exist for our own sake. We are here to ‘make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.’

We cherish the opportunity to continually learn and grow and deepen our faith in God through Jesus Christ.  If you are not where you want to be just yet, that’s okay! We invite you to join us along the journey to the abundance of life.

We are a Reconciling Congregation. We affirm the inclusion of people of all sexual orientations and gender identities in all our ministry areas. Our faith community chooses to explicitly convey that every person is considered to be worthy of God’s forgiveness and love and a blessing to our Beloved Community.

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