Series Dates: 

August 13, 2017 - October 8, 2017


David was a shepherd, king, and poet who lived many years before Jesus was born. The Bible describes David as a man after God's own heart. In some ways his life was like a roller coaster with many ups and downs. He followed God faithfully and he failed miserably. As we study his life, we'll see ourselves in David. And we hope we'll learn what it means to be after God's own heart.



Rev. Ben Barlow:

Rev. Ben lives in Long Beach, MS with his wife Emily and four young children. He is a Pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Long Beach, MS and graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. 


Men's Evening Bible Study


Mondays at 7:00 PM

Come enjoy support and camaraderie as we delve deep into Scripture and apply it to our daily lives.  You are welcome to join at any time. 

Place: Youth Hall FUMCLB main campus.  Facilitator: Adam Wood



Wednesdays at 6:00 PM beginning mid-September

“Ever wonder what it would be like to have guardrails in … areas of your life ... where culture baits you to the edge of disaster and then chastises you when you step across the line? Your friendships. Your finances. Your marriage. Maybe your greatest regret could have been avoided if you had established guardrails. In this six-session video-based small group bible study, Andy Stanley challenges us to stop flirting with disaster and establish some personal guardrails.”

Place: The Myers home (Long Beach)  Facilitator: Kim Myers


Hosting the Presence by Bill Johnson

Wednesdays at 6:30 PM starting September 20

Let the Spirit live inside you!  Are you hungry for an encounter with Jesus? Do you want to make an impact on the world?  Though all believers obviously have the Spirit of God within them, there is more that enables you to be so full that you overflow His Spirit into your world. Take a journey and meet many great prophets and kings from the Old Testament who were known as people of the Presence—people who, in Johnson’s words, “God wanted to be with.” Be encouraged toward a pursuit of the Presence of God above all else.

Place: The Owen home (Long Beach)  Facilitator: Linda Chambers


Disciple Fast Track

Thursdays at 6:00 PM starting September 21

Explore the Old Testament in this 11-week study and gain an understanding of its main themes while gaining insight into the life and times of the ancient people of Israel as they are led by God. 

Place: FUMCLB Main Campus  Facilitator: Glenda Hull  Workbook: $15.00


Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
Thursdays at 6:30 pm starting October 5th.
This course from Dave Ramsey includes cash flow planning, dumping debt, retirement planning, insurance and more.  Childcare is available through RSVP.  You can register online and purchase your materials at 

Place: FUMCLB main campus in the Good News Classroom.
Facilitator: Jon Kaufmann
Materials fee: $100.
Call the church office at 228-863-9619 for more information.


Thursday Evening Bible Study

Thursdays at 6:00 pm.  Space is limited!

Currently studying the Book of Ephesians; the Book of Daniel is next.  “Each Thursday we share a meal together, take prayer requests and pray together, study our scripture, and learn to apply it to our lives. The goal is disciple believers based on a better knowledge and understanding of scripture.”

Contact Heather Alfonso 228-313-3027 for more information.