FUMC - GEMs Ministry

The GEMs (God’s Exceptional Miracles) Ministry wants every child and family to feel loved, welcomed, supported, and included.  Our goal is to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to be successful and comfortable when attending worship, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, activities, and events.  We provide one-on-one “buddies” when needed in order to accomplish this goal.  Just as Jesus welcomed all children, First Shreveport welcomes every child. 

The ministry also provides quarterly events for adults with special needs.  These events help bring a smile on the guests’ faces.  They come in with a smile and leave with an even bigger smile. 

GEMs Leaders:

Billie Beck, Emily Claycomb & Katelyn Rodgers

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What's Been Going On?

GEMs Volunteer Story

With the holidays behind us, have you thought that the celebrations do not look the same in homes that have a child with a disability

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I Had it All Wrong!

Patricia “PC” Cooks Nursery Staff at FUMC and Paraprofessional at Riverside Elem. School Boys, did I have it wrong! When I began volunteering at First

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