On June 25th, First Methodist Church of Shreveport’s Church Council convened to review the affiliation recommendation submitted by the Affiliation Study Group. The ASG recommended that First Methodist Church of Shreveport proceed with a congregational vote to affiliate with either the Global Methodist Church or not. 

The vote to proceed with a congregational vote for affiliation was unanimous. Voting is set to begin via email and in person on July 5th and end on July 9th. First Methodist Church of Shreveport needs a simple majority vote to affiliate with the Global Methodist Church. 

Members may vote in the following ways:

By Email - an email from Survey Monkey will be emailed to every email address we have for eligible members on July 5th. You must be a member of FMCS to vote. You will only be allowed to vote one time with the email address you provide to the church. Email voting will end at midnight on July 6th. To update your email address with the church, please call the Church Office (318-424-7771).

In Person - Vote at the Church Office July 5 & 6 between the following times: 9:00 am - 11:30 am, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 9th - Church Conference. Registration and Voting under Sanctuary at 2:00 pm. Worship Service and Results 3:00 pm

If you have already voted by email, you do not need to vote in person. 

Sample Ballot

I vote for the First Methodist Church of Shreveport. LA to join the Global Methodist Church.

I vote for First Methodist Church of Shreveport, LA to remain an independent Methodist Church.