October 28, 2020
By the grace of God we are here in this place at this time. By the faithfulness and dedication of those who came before us, we have a church here to call home. Our church has a history that spans more than a century! That is a legacy that has touched a great many lives. I'm proud of the ways we have and continue to create a space for people to experience God's love. Thank you for the ways each of you has made Crowley First United Methodist Church what it is today. And a special thanks to Amy for sharing her story of what the church means to her.
- Pastor Peter
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
- Matthew 11:28-30
What Crowley First United Methodist Church Means to Me
October 21, 2015 was the first day I stepped foot on the grounds of Crowley First United Methodist Church. I wasn’t there because I wanted to be … I was there because for over a year my boys had asked me to come to Youth Group with them. Finally I agreed, but deep down I was crying with fear and anxiety about it. You see, 3 years prior to that I had lost my faith in God and I was angry. I was angry because I felt that He had failed me. I felt he wasn’t there when I needed Him the most. I felt that all of my prayers and everyone’s prayers for my unborn daughter went unheard. So, I wanted no part in God or a church.
That all changed when I first stepped onto the back lot of the church. It felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that my heart and soul were at peace. I wasn’t angry anymore and was thankful that when I had given up on God, He hadn’t given up on me. I can honestly say that I don’t know where I would be today had I not taken that first step in coming with my boys that night. I will forever be grateful to all the people at Crowley First UMC for welcoming me and my boys into the church.
Faith and Love,
Youth and Children's Director