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Zeta Strikes Louisiana

Earlier this week, when Hurricane Zeta threatened the Louisiana coast, the storm became the seventh named storm to have its 'cone of ... read more

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Bent, But Not Broken

Unbelievable. Not one, but two hurricanes. Back to back. It all seems like a bad dream, but we know it’s not. It is all too real: the ... read more

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Saving the Cross

As Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana, Brenella Nickson sat on her sofa with her grandson in Welsh, Louisiana, 25 ... read more

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Work Day in DeRidder

The clean up needed in southwest Louisiana is extensive. DeRidder is a community just north of Lake Charles and it was hit hard by ... read more

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How to Help

GIVE NOW How To Help Here is a list of immediate ways you or your church can help in southwest Louisiana. If you have a question, ... read more

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A New Web Site Experience

You talked. We listened. We got busy.    After months of hard work, we are excited to announce our newly designed website officially. ... read more

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Grant Applications

Peace With Justice Grant Application Purpose: To support programs, projects, and training (workshops, conferences, and study tours) ... read more

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Preparing for Cristobal

2020 has brought its fair share of challenges, and it continues with the start of hurricane season. The season began just this week, ... read more

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Do Hard Things

We are living in unprecedented times and have experienced a complete shift in ministry methods. Now, as plans for the first phases of ... read more

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Mental Health Resources

During this time of heightened stress and uncertainty, we have been working to ensure you and your employees are taken care of and have... read more

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Beginning the Hard Work

Delegates from the South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church met on Feb. 20-22 to interview candidates for bishop and ... read more

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Looking Ahead to 2020

There's always a lot going on. 2020 will be no different for the United Methodist Church and for the Louisiana Conference. From General... read more

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2020 Wesley Awards

We will once again celebrate innovative ministry happening across our Conference during Annual Conference 2019. Is there a mission, ... read more

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Honduras Mission Trip

In 2011, working with United Methodist Missionaries in Honduras, St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church sent its first team into ... read more

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Save the Dates!

Save the Dates! Annual Conference 2020 will be held June 10-13, 2020 in Shreveport in the Shreveport Convention Center. If you would ... read more

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Close to Home

Big Spring is my hometown. My brother and his family, and many, many cousins still live in this small West Texas town. It is common for... read more

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Methodist College Day

You are invited to the 2019 United Methodist College Day, held September 29 from 3-5pm at First United Methodist in Baton Rouge. There... read more

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Welcome to Town

Ask any pastor, and they will quickly tell you there are moments in ministry that you simply cannot train for or expect.   Right now, ... read more

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Bracing for Barry

All Louisianians have eyes toward the Gulf as we continue to monitor the developments of the storm, which could be named Barry.  The ... read more

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Petition #1

Even those who disagreed with Andrew Smith’s petition admired the lay delegate from Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church in New ... read more

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The Gift of Love

Can you imagine if you were just a casual observer today? Or what if you stumbled into this space or maybe on the live stream. The pomp... read more

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#RustonStrong

Two people were killed, and more than 1,200 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed. Officials estimate that approximately 500 ... read more

Nominations

Nancy Hopkins Local Church Membership: Rayne Memorial UMC District: New Orleans Why Do You Want To Serve? As a delegate to General ... read more

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Clergy Spouse Retreat

Fill Me Up, Lord Spouses of clergy are often working hard behind the scenes to meet the expectations of so many – their mates, their ... read more

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An Engraved Thank You

Since the flood of 2016, Latasha Zachary of White Castle had endured daily living in a 70-year-old mold-filled trailer with a caved-in ... read more

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Reflecting On The Week

For the past week, I have been at the Council of Bishops meeting in St. Simons Island, GA. The work has been important, at times ... read more

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Florence: How to Help

Hurricane Florence has brought catastrophic damage to the Carolinas. In fact, the storm is larger than North Carolina itself and is ... read more

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Rick Wheat Honored

The Louisiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recently held its annual meeting and during the meeting, Rick Wheat, CEO of... read more

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Dreams Do Come True

During the Essence Festival in New Orleans, the Apex Youth Center was designated as a destination for the day of service campaign. ... read more

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Resetting the Vision

The African American Church Vitality Task Force invites churches and congregations interested in creating and understanding the vision ... read more

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Way Forward

During the Annual Conference session in Shreveport this year, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey provided an update from the Commission on a ... read more

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Signs and Wonders

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey Celebration of Ministry Service, Louisiana Annual Conference June 9, 2018   Long, long ago and far, far ... read more

In Memoriam...

The Louisiana Conference mourns and remembers those who we've lost in the past year and those who gave so much, so faithfully to a life... read more

2018 Retirees

Join us in honoring those who have faithfully served the Louisiana Annual Conference and are retiring in 2018. Pam Crews Dr. Pam... read more

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Getting Ready

Hurricane season doesn't start until June 1 but that hasn't stopped the tropics from actively threatening our area.  A tropical system... read more

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VIM Training

Volunteers In Mission is a grassroots movement within The United Methodist Church designed to provide an official channel whereby ... read more

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Praying for Peace

From Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey: It’s never comforting to look on TV and see a headline reading “U.S. Bombs Syria”. This evening, ... read more

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A Collective Ash Wednesday

Today, United Methodist pastors from around Shreveport and Bossier City came together on Valentine’s Day in the name of “Christ’s Love”... read more

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Connectional Ash Wednesday

United Methodist pastors from around Shreveport and Bossier City are coming together on Valentine’s Day in the name of “Christ’s Love”.... read more

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Clergy Convocation

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey has asked all clergy under appointment to hold April 23-24, 2018 for a gathering. Together, we will ... read more

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See All the People

Discipleship Ministries believes that for too long The United Methodist Church has looked for a quick fix to help guide our ... read more

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Top Ten Stories of 2017

From social media to Louisiana NOW emails, there were plenty of stories published by the Communications department of the Louisiana ... read more

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Laity Day Retreat

The Board of Laity would like you to save the date for the day-long laity retreat February 24th from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at the Wesley ... read more

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Finding Jesus

The year was 1943.  America was in the midst of the second world war. Battles were raging all across the globe and American troops ... read more

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Neighborly Love

In December of 2016, members of the Texas Annual Conference's cabinet traveled to Baton Rouge Louisiana where they helped repair ... read more

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BMCR Fall Revivals

The Louisiana BMCR (Black Methodists for Church Renewal) will be holding Fall District Revivals to revive, renew, and restore churches ... read more

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ERT Training

The Louisiana Conference is constantly in need of certified ERT responders. Early Response Teams (ERT's) fill a specific need in the ... read more

The connection at work in Louisiana
A Trailer Full of Love

It was Tuesday morning in Sulphur, Louisiana, and Rev. Austin Rinehart, an associate pastor of Henning Memorial United Methodist ... read more

A Coordinated Response

Watch as Rev. Laraine Teel Waughtal, Director of the Office of Missional Outreach and Engagement, and Rev. Roger Templeton stand near ... read more

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Flood Bucket Locations

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams in Louisiana ... read more

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The DNA of Christians

“It is always about being the hands and feet and presence of Christ during the most difficult and vulnerable times in people’s lives,” ... read more

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Office of Treasurer

In June, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey announced the appointment of Rev. Jan Curwick as the New Orleans District Superintendent. This ... read more

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Email Addresses

In an effort to streamline communications across the various districts in Louisiana, email addresses for district contacts have ... read more

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Episcopal Address: 2017

View either a condensed version or the entire version of Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey's Episcopal Address from Annual Conference 2017. read more

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Keeping an Eye on Cindy

Tropical Storm Cindy, the first named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana ... read more

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Imagination Expo

United Methodists from all across Louisiana are gearing up for Annual Conference 2017, June 7-10. Annual Conference is a time for ... read more

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Community Conversations

Broadmoor United Methodist Church will host “Community Conversations: A Safe Place for Dialogue” this Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. ... read more

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Prayers for Peace

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, While the city of Baton Rouge, the world and even our church faces anxious times, as people of faith, ... read more

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A Resurrection Story

“We know that in all things, God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28... read more

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Lakeview UMC Honored

Lakeview United Methodist Church in Shreveport was recently honored by the Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation for its continued ... read more

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Tornado Response

The Louisiana Conference is making a call out to deploy in-conference ERTs in response to the tornado in New Orleans East.  We are ... read more

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Tornado Outbreak

A message from Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey: As we wake this morning in Louisiana, we continue to assess the damage from the outbreak ... read more

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Hold Up Your Corner

When civil unrest broke out in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of 18-year old Michael Brown, the city would erupt into ... read more

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Hope in Vernon Parish

Remembering the day they waked from sleep to receive the text message that screamed, “You only have minutes to evacuate!” is a sobering... read more

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Seeking Musicians

Louisiana United Methodist choirs, praise bands, worship ensemble groups, including liturgical dance teams, and individual musicians ... read more

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God Is Still God

The months leading up to this election have been long and the words have been ugly. But today, the sun rose and the God of yesterday is... read more

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Giving Tuesday

There are various ways you can #GIVE to the Louisiana Annual Conference, including efforts to assist with flood relief, continuing to ... read more

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We Will Get Through This

When you read the numbers, your eyes literally do a double take.  There are 137,000 residents in Livingston Parish and over 105,000 of... read more

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How To Help

The flooding in south Louisiana continues as residents in Ascension Parish are now experiencing similar backwater flooding that ... read more

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"Continue To Pray..."

Greetings church. My prayers continue for the ravaged areas of south Louisiana as we deal with historic flooding and what is sure to ... read more

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Facebook LIVE Tips

With historic flooding in south Louisiana, some churches will not be able to gather for worship. Facebook LIVE is a great option to ... read more

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Floods

The images and the stories of this week's floods across the state are heartbreaking.   The Louisiana Conference Disaster Response team ... read more

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AC2016 is now June 8-11

Mark your calendars! The dates for the 2016 Louisiana Annual Conference have been changed!   The new dates for AC2016 are Wednesday, ... read more

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