It’s a commonly heard story in Louisiana these days.
Like so many others, Lee's Landing United Methodist Church in Ponchatoula flooded in March of 2016.
While struggling to recover from the first event, the Baton Rouge District church was inundated a second time during the historic flooding this past August.
“We are slowly, but surely, rebuilding and getting everything back in order,” said Rev. Heather Bethley Sullivan. “In the meantime, spirits are high in our congregation. Our members are as excited as ever to worship together, and are focused on making Lee's Landing a welcoming and hospitable congregation for young children and their families.”
Enter the new Lee’s Landing UMC “Pray-ground.” Introduced at the church’s recently held Chrismon service, the pray-ground is an area in the front of the sanctuary designed especially for the needs of young children.
“This special space allows these little ones to have a fun and engaging space to worship. The pray-ground is proving to be a very popular feature, already, and is helping us serve the needs of young families in an even better way,” said Rev. Sullivan.