Welcome to First United Church
Sharing in God’s Love through worship, education and outreach. We are a community filled with opportunities. Please join us for Sunday worship, Sunday school, youth group, mission outreach, adult education, wonderful music programs, and a welcoming and passion filled community of faith.
History of First UMC of Lafayette
Brief History of the United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church is a Methodist Christian denomination which is both mainline and evangelical. It traces its roots back to the holiness revival movement of John and Charles Wesley within the Anglican Church. As such, the church’s theological orientation is decidedly Wesleyan. It contains both liturgical and evangelical elements. In the United States, it ranks as the largest mainline denomination, the second largest Protestant church after the Southern Baptist Convention, and the third largest Christian denomination.
Here is one of the most classicly architectural buildings in downtown Lafayette. I was searching for something to paint the other day and after years of passing by this building, I decided to paint it. The golden hour lightning was just perfect and the atmosphere was superb 👌🏼 Let me know in the comments below how I did! And yes, I did mean to rhyme just then😉😎 . . . #watercolor #aquarela #aquarelle #watercolour #waterblog #акварель #watercolorpainting #painter #artsy #watercolorillustration #instaart #mood #atmosphere #archilovers #architecture #drawingoftheday #drawinganatomyandart #pleinair #pleinairpainting @archdaily @arches.art @archigraphicarts @danielsmithartistsmaterials @urbansketchers
As of 2007, worldwide membership was about 12 million: 8.0 million in the United States and Canada, 3.5 million in Africa, Asia and Europe. It is a member of the World Council of Churches, the World Methodist Council, and other religious associations.