Wesley Award winners revealed at AC2016: Rooted and Grounded

June 09, 2016

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey announced a number of the winners of this year’s Wesley Award during her Episcopal Address, delivered the morning of June 9 in the Gold Dome on Centenary’s Campus. The announcement came during AC2016: Rooted and Grounded, held June 8-11 in Shreveport. 

A special Lifetime Achievement Wesley Award was presented to Rev. Dr. Don Cottrill by Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey on Saturday, June 11 during the conference.

Winners of the award (a.k.a John Wesley bobbleheads!), hailing from United Methodist churches from throughout the Louisiana Conference, were recognized for implementing creative ministries that embody our Conference Mission, Core Values and Preferred Vision. Ministries that were lifted up were submitted for review prior to the 2016 Louisiana Annual Conference.

View videos focusing on the ministries of the top winning submissions. To access the videos click on pictures below. Additional Wesley Awards were presented throughout AC2016 and are listed below the five videos.n pictures below.

Louisiana Avenue United Methodist Church, Lafayette 

Elizabeth Sullivan Memorial United Methodist Church, Bogalusa

Chatham United Methodist Church

Noel United Methodist Church, Shreveport

First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge


Additional Wesley Award winners are listed here:

Algiers United Methodist Church (Woldenberg Ministry Team)

Belle Chasse United Methodist Church (Prison Ministry)

First United Methodist Church, Denham Springs (CommUnity Hands)

Camphor United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge (Adult 1 Sunday School at BR Health Unit on Thomas Road)

St Paul's United Methodist Church, Monroe (Retreat Ministry)

Warren United Methodist Church, Lake Charles (Teddy Bear Ministry)

First United Methodist Church, Natchitoches (Cane River Food Ministry)

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge (Church of the Golden Arches)

St. Mark's United Methodist Church, New Orleans (Homeless and Low-Income Connectional Ministry)

First United Methodist Church, Winnfield (Prayer Crosses)

Asbury United Methodist Church, New Orleans (United Methodist Women)

First United Methodist Church, Pineville (Stone Soup Ministry, Breakfast Under the Bridge, Share the Blessing on the Road)

St. Charles United Methodist Church, Destrehan (Matthew 25:35 Food Pantry)

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