August 19, 2016

Volume 45 Issue 10

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Fall 2016 Small Group Studies
Romans The Letter That Changed the World
Paul's letter to the early churches in Rome revealed both the transforming light of the gospel and the darkness of the surrounding world. This study takes us to a land of the Bible much bigger than you've imagined to the vast sweep of the ancient Roman Empire and the cradle of the newborn church. Led by Chris Shankle. Mondays 6:30-8pm Sept. 12 - Dec. 12, Upper Room $8
Covenant Bible Study
An in-depth group Bible study where participants read and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God - and each other - better. Three 8-episode sessions each explore a different aspect of Covenant life. Each examines what Covenant means, and the       progression of a Covenant relationship with God. Led by Rev. Elaine Burleigh. Wednesdays 6:30-8pm beginning September 7,   Upper Room $20 for 1st 8 week session
Women's Study-Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Other Things the Bible Doesn't Say
Using Adam Hamilton's book by the same name, we will search for whole truth comparing common Christian clichés to the message and ministry of Jesus. Led by Megan Stuermann. Wednesdays 9-10:30am, Sept. 7 - Oct. 12 The Ark $15
Remembering Your Story:
Creating Your Own Spiritual Autobiography
View events of your own life and others as we share, write, and preserve our faith stories in small groups, while reflecting on biblical stories, Write in and between sessions with encouraged, but voluntary sharing. Writing experience is not necessary.  Led by Stephanie Jordan. Sundays 5- 6:30pm, Oct. 2 - 30 The Ark; $5

 Questions? 221-5207 Deadline to register for classes is August 30.
Thank you!
Community Groups 
Connect more deeply with a small group of friends while growing together in discipleship and exploring ways to practice our faith in everyday life, sign-up to join a Community Group!


Memorials and Gifts

Boy Scout Fund: in honor of Dr. Jeffrey G. Penfield, Keith Travis Tatum, Robert May, and Stuart Mathis by Mr. Tom Keith.
Capital Campaign: in memory of Jocelyn Galloway by Mr. & Mrs. Halton Andrews.
Chancel Choir Fund: in memory of Jocelyn Galloway by Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Latham, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Butcher, Mrs. Hattie Burton, Mrs. Linda Montgomery, Mrs. Nancy Wood, and The Rasmussen and Men's Bible Class; and in memory of Minor Vinck by Mr. & Mrs. James Goins.
Children's Ministry: in memory of Martha Keith by Mr. Tom Keith.
Choir Organ Fund: in memory of Becky Gerardy, Bob Munson, Bobbie Kincade, Eddie Ivory, Jeff Moore, Jocelyn Galloway, Lane Sartor, and Minor Vinck, and in honor of Dr. Pat Schwab and Gloria Sartor by Mr. & Mrs. Mickey Shirley; and in memory of Dorothy Holt by Mr. & Mrs. James Goins.
Food Pantry: in memory of Dorothy Holt, Josephine Sandifer, Minor Vinck, and Ronnie Day by the Rasmussen and Men's Bible Class; in memory of James Edward Ivory by Dr. & Mrs. Juan Watkins; in memory of Jocelyn Galloway by   Dr. & Mrs. Warren Grafton; and in memory of Ronnie Day by Mr. & Mrs. James Goins and UMW Circle #1.
Honorarium Fund: in honor of Don and Betty Whittington's 50th Wedding Anniversary by Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Noles; and in honor of Noel's van drivers by Ms. Carol Kramer.
Hugo Holland Scholarship Fund: in honor of Ann Holland by Mr. & Mrs. James R. Holland, II; in honor of Ann Holland on her "29th" birthday by Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Latham; in memory of Eddy Ivory and Jeanette Smart by Mrs. Linda Montgomery; in memory of Jeff Moore by Dr. & Mrs. Juan Watkins, Mr. & Mrs. James Goins, and Mr. & Mrs. John Clary; and in memory of Martha Keith by Mr. Tom Keith.
Memorial Fund: in memory of Jocelyn Galloway by Dr. & Mrs. Franklin Noles, Dr. & Mrs. Juan Watkins,  Elizabeth Wibker, Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Williams, Mr. & Mrs. John Clary, Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Calhoun, Mr. & Mrs. Pesky Hill, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Brau, Mr. & Mrs. Stacy Williams, Mr. & Mrs. Steve McKenzie, Mr. & Mrs. Tom Harkey, Mrs. Dot Knight, Mrs. Gloria Sartor, and Mrs. Mitzi Perry; in memory of Minor Vinck by Mrs. Gloria Sartor; and in memory of Ronnie Day by Mr. & Mrs. John Clary.
Neighborhood Ministries Fund: in memory of Jocelyn Galloway by Mr. & Mrs. C. Covington.
Scholarship Fund: in memory of Dorothy Holt, Jocelyn Galloway, and Ronnie Day by Mr. Charles Brown, Sr.; and in memory of Jocelyn Galloway and Ronnie Day by Ms. Cheryl Caskey.
Souper Saturday Fund: in memory of Martha Keith by Mr. Tom Keith.
Trickett/Upper Room Seminary Fund: in memory of Martha Keith by Mr. Tom Keith. 

Sharing Our Stories. . .
a gathering with Elaine
Would you be willing to host a gathering in your home for ten to twenty guests to meet with our new pastor Reverend Elaine Burleigh? You will invite either members from your Sunday School class, other church members, or even neighbors and friends who live near you who don't already have a church home. You will only need to supply light refreshments like coffee or lemonade and, if you choose, you may have a snack such as cookies.
Elaine would love this chance to meet with people within the context of a smaller gathering. It will be a fun fellowship of connecting with each other as well.
If you are interested in offering your home for one of our Home Gatherings, please call the church office at 221-5207. Bobra Brown will schedule a time that works for you in August, September, or October.  Thank you!
Stewardship Survey
Your financial support of the ministries of Noel United Methodist Church is helping to change lives and introduce people to the love of Jesus Christ. Please help us make our ministry of financial stewardship even more effective by taking a moment to complete our Stewardship Survey.  Forms also available in the Church Office.
(2yrs.-5th grade)
Calling all MP Agents!
MPkids Baked Potato Mission
August 21-Ticket Sales
August 27-Meal Prep
August 28-Serving
Agents need to sign up for any part of the August mission they can do.
Acolyte Training & Swimming Party
August 28
4pm, Training in Sanctuary
5pm, Swimming Party
Kids in 2-5 grade can be acolytes!  
New and returning acolytes need to attend training, if possible! 
*Note:  Come to Cross Lake is still scheduled
for Saturday, August 20,
2-7pm, weather permitting.
(Grades 6-12)
Youth Parent Meeting
August 21, 9:30am, Youth Café
Learn about what we have planned for the fall   including new Youth Accounts. Your youth will get a $5 credit in their account if a parent or guardian attends the meeting.
Youth Fellowship begins for Fall
August 21, 5-7pm, on the Youth Floor
Intro to Book Club & Writing Club
August 24, 5:30-6:30pm, on the Youth Floor
Art + Social Justice Series 
Wednesdays, Oct 5-26, 5:30-7:30pm, $15 per class/$50 for all
Explore different areas of social justice
through art, music, and writing.
Equality/Prayer Bead Making, October 5 
Peacemaking/Song Writing, October 12
Creation Care/Herb Box Making, October 19
Racial Reconciliation/Poetry Writing, October 26
Adult Open Studio Hour
Thursdays beginning in September
5:30-6:30pm, Art & Ceramics Rooms
We will be opening our Art and Ceramics rooms for adults to drop in for a fine arts lesson and/or to work independently on an ongoing project using our resources and spaces. No pre-registration, just come when you're feeling creative or like   learning a new principle of art! $10/person/visit. Ages 13+
Homeschool Art Academy
Tuesdays, August 22-December 6
10am, 11am, & 2pm
With NCAP providing the same curriculum from our         Children's Art Academy during the day-time, home-school   families have the opportunity to get art credit through this         semester-long class. At the end of each semester, the children will put on their very own art show. $206/semester. Ages K-5th grade.

Worship at Noel  
 Sunday School
9:15am-2 yrs.-5th grade-Children's Center
9:15am-6th-12th grade-Youth Floor
9:15am-Adult-Various Classrooms
8:30am-Wesleyan/Early Service in Lane Chapel
                 10:30am-Contemporary Service in the Worship Center                
10:30am-Traditional Service in the Sanctuary
A free nursery is available for infants-preschool age on
Sunday mornings 8:15-11 :30am in our Children's Center. 



Our Life in Prayer



Condolences to the family of Marie Trest upon her death on August 17.
Hospital Chandler Bounds
Concerns Sondra Alexander, Baton Rouge area flood victims, Carly Kamber Bigler, Carolyn Billings, Maggie Bjorklund, Larry Bonds, Cam Bottelberghe, Lani Causey, Rusty Curtis, Betty Day, Sara Douglas, Marie Fort, Celia Hall, Cody Hall, Wanda Harris, Clayton Hathaway, Don Hathaway, Ric Jones, Joe Kamm, Claire Kramer, Janis Latham, Kelly Kiper Longoria, Charlotte Maniero, Mike McLallen, Keith McMaster, Mary Reagan, Bob Rowland, Barbara Sain, Deborah Salvail, Gloria Sartor, Karen Sayes, Luther Stevens, Maureen Trussell, Billie Wells, and Don Whittington, along with Noel's homebound members and those in the Military. 

Collecting Flood Supplies

Saturday, August 20, 10am-noon,
& Sunday August 21, 9-10:30am
Drop-off at Herndon/Stevens St. Parking Lot
  For a list of supplies:
or pick up a copy in the church office.
Bring complete buckets or any bucket items to the drop-off area.

Flood: Special Offering

Sunday, August 21
A special offering will be taken for relief efforts
or you may donate on the giving tab of Noel's website at 
We're putting together a Mission Team to South Louisiana. Interested? Contact Rachel Scott at or 221-5207. 21-5207. 

On-line giving at Noel!  
 Simply scan the QR code or pay on-line.
 Recurring or one-time payments available. 
 Simple and Time-saving.  
Melissa Sloan @ or 221-5207.

Baked Potato Ticket Sales
Sunday, August 21
10:15-10:30am & after worship
For $5, support Mission Possible Kids and get a delicious potato, fixins' and dessert. Pick-up is August 28, 10:15-10:30am & 11:30am. 

Purple Bag Sunday
Sunday, September 4
The list for September is fresh apples, canned green beans (15-16 oz.), boxed stuffing mix, and boxed spaghetti (16 oz.). Thank You!

Fall Flower Sale
Now through September 9 
Support Noel Neighborhood Ministries with their Fall Flower Sale. Order forms around the church or purchase online. Thank you!  


Noel Memorial United

Methodist Church

 520 Herndon St., Shreveport, LA 71101 

318-221-5207  Fax: 318-425-7643


Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed daily during lunch 12:00-1:00 p.m.  

                           Senior Pastor  Rev. Elaine Burleigh

 Associates  Rev. Leah Gaughan, Rev. Mimi McDowell , Rachel Scott