Cursillo Retreat – A Journey With Christ
The Gospel of St. Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. This was a heart-warming experience as Jesus walked and talked with them. The illuminating climax came when Jesus took the bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them. The two had their eyes opened and recognized him as the risen Christ and rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)
This story provides the image for Cursillo, a program that calls forth and renews Christian discipleship. Cursillo is a three day experience which looks at Christianity as a lifestyle from a New Testament perspective. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, congregations, the world in which they live. Cursillo is a combined effort of laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church.
During Cursillo, one will live and study together in singing, prayer, worship, and discussion. One will experience God’s grace personally through the prayers and acts of service of a living support community.
Who should go? Cursillo is for the development of Christian leaders who wish to strengthen their spiritual lives, may have unanswered questions about prayer, study, and sharing their faith, and understand that being a Christian involves responsibility.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos is a Christian, lay-led, ecumenical, volunteer international prison ministry, in which men and women volunteers bring Christ’s love and forgiveness to incarcerated individuals and to their families. Kairos consists of three programs: the Men’s and Women’s Ministry, begun in 1976, Kairos Outside, begun in 1991, and Kairos Torch, begun in 1997.
The Louisiana Conference
Many opportunities are available throughout the year from the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. Visit their website for more information about retreats and learning opportunities.
December 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
"Small Dancing Light" A choral service for Advent
Sounds of the Season
December 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A FREE concert of Christmas Music featuring our Children & Youth music ensembles, and our special guests, Apple Tree Preschool Children.
Soups of the Season
December 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
John Wesley Center
Following Sounds of the Season on Sunday, join us for SOUPS OF THE SEASON. Reserve your “Soup Spot” today by contacting the Church Office, 985-641-5829, and let us know what Soup you will be bringing. Then meet us in the John Wesley Center for a time of fellowship and feasting on many different soups!
Parent's Night Out
December 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost is $20 per child and ages 18months to 12years of age are welcome to join us.
Youth Progressive Dinner
December 16, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Youth Christmas Progressive Dinner is a fellowship opportunity for the youth to get together and have a different meal course at 3 locations hosted by church members. It's a fun night and all youth are welcome to join us! We will transport the youth from the church to each location, and parents will pick-up from the final dessert house which will be at the home of the Wadge Family.
Marriage: Building to Last
January 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Money, in-laws, sex, arguments … we all want a healthy, loving marriage, but there are so many real issues that can stand in the way.
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8:30am - Traditional Worship
Join us for this traditional United Methodist worship experience, built around liturgy, congregational prayer, hymns led by the choir and organ, hearing the spoken word, and reflecting upon it with current, relevant messages, and caring for one another in prayer.
9:45am - Sunday School
Our Sunday School hour includes 10 adult classes, a youth class, sixth/seventh grade confirmation class, and seven other children’s classes.
11:00am - Contemporary Worship
Come as you are to this contemporary worship experience. This service features our praise bands sharing new and favorite songs, experiential messages rooted in the scriptures, and a time build our community through prayer.