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Happening is Happening!

Get ready for one of the most refreshing spiritual experiences you’ll ever have as Happening #58 rapidly approaches, taking place ... read more

Moving Forward with HoPE

Much has changed, and much is changing in The United Methodist Church.  Anticipating sweeping changes in our denomination's structure... read more

Episcopal Address: Hope!

  God is good all the time! And all the time, God is good! Greetings to the clergy and laity of the Louisiana Conference of the United... read more

Sign the Mat!

You are Invited! We invite you to join us in celebrating and showing appreciation for Bishop Delores J. Williamston. We have arranged ... read more

Church Finances Workshop

The United Methodist Foundation of Louisiana is sponsoring a workshop designed specifically for church secretaries, finance chairs and ... read more

Living Our Beliefs

“What does the United Methodist Church stand for?” It’s a question many have pondered during this time of discernment, ... read more

2022 Annual Conference

Revival and Reunions at the 2022 Annual Conference A call for revival, an appeal to inclusiveness within the Louisiana Conference, and... read more

81 Days

The April 1 departure of the Amish men and women who rebuilt hurricane-damaged homes in Lake Charles was as low-key as their January ... read more

Regarding Separation

Dear Friends, I greet you in the midst of this Lenten season, praying you are making space for prayer and reflection during this ... read more

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Lea: A Short Film

Mention the name Lea Joyner to anyone in the Louisiana Conference, and they'll likely tell you the story of a woman who had a giant ... read more

Shift Happens

Shift Happens: Doing Ministry from the "Right Side" is no ordinary conference.  It is a clarion call for the Black Church, Leaders, and... read more

A Term Online

Sitting in her office in Baton Rouge, LA, Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey led and directed the Council of Bishops fall meeting this week... read more

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Grant Writing Webinar

Britney Winn Lee will join us for the Oct. 27th webinar to discuss the world of grant writing—specifically the identification of grant ... read more

An Army of Angels

  Miss Cat is sitting sideways at her kitchen table, where she has fed hungry friends, family, neighbors, and strangers with countless ... read more

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Rest, Receive, Renew

You are invited to join Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey and fellow pastors for "Rest, Receive, Renew", a one-day retreat provided by the ... read more

FEMA Information

FEMA continues to work with federal, state and local partners as well as non-governmental agencies to support the needs of areas ... read more

Preparing for a Storm

Hurricane season is upon us, and we want you, your family and your church to be as prepared as possible. Below is a list of actions you... read more

Manos Juntas VIM Mexico

Manos Juntas (Hands Together) Mexico is a ministry of the Methodist Church of Mexico serving the people and churches of Northeast ... read more

Louisiana NOW Podcast:

In this episode of the Louisiana NOW podcast, we share the Easter Story. The reading by Todd Rossnagel comes from a variety of ... read more

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A March Ordination

Two ordinands were not able to join us for the Celebration of Ministry Service in November due to COVID exposure. On Saturday March 20,... read more

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2021 UMAC Awards

Congratulations to the Office of Communications as they brought home several awards during Wednesday's United Methodist Association of ... read more

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Winter Shock Clean-Up

We know some are still struggling to recover from the winter weather that struck us a few weeks ago. Our partners at Crisis Cleanup are... read more

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Email Spoofing

From time to time, suspect emails arrive in inboxes that appear to come from someone within the Louisiana Conference organization. ... read more

Praying for Hawaii

Pray for the residents of Hawaii   Late Sunday night, the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii erupted after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck ... read more

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

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

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

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

How to Help

Give Now How To Help Support for this project was provided by a grant from UMCOR Here is a list of immediate ways you or your church ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Flood Bucket Locations

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

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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