United Methodists throughout Louisiana will gather March 16-17 at The Wesley Center in Woodworth for “Claiming our Call as Laity.” This two-day retreat sponsored by The Conference Board of Laity will be led by Dr. Gil Rendle and Bishop William W. Hutchinson.
Dr. Rendle, renowned national speaker and facilitator, will guide and train laity as they discern the primary field of mission for their local churches. "Our retreat is designed to facilitate laity involvement in the crucial tasks of our church, both in its mission and transformation into a more effective tool for the building of the Kingdom of God,” said Dr. Sarah Kreutziger, conference lay leader.
Bishop Hutchinson will open the event and end it with an hour-long town meeting. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. on Friday and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The cost of the event is $35 per person PLUS the cost of lodging and meals (Saturday breakfast and lunch.) To register, contact The Wesley Center at (318) 449-4500.