bible Studies and Groups


12:00-1:00 PM       RM 201      Facilitated by:  rev. nancy feild 
You are invited to a time of Silent Prayer...


come join us for a brief service of prayer and healing with communion 
1st Wednesday of the month     On-going     6:00-6:30 PM     Parlor     Led by Rev. Nancy Feild  
January 10 - March 21, 2018    6:00 PM     $15     7 sessions     Rm 213    Led by Mario Mijangos
Success, true love, and the life you've always wanted.  Many of us placed our faith in these things, believing they held the key to happiness.  There is only God who can wholly satisfy our cravings - and now is the perfect time to meet Him again, or for the first time. 
Men's Mentor Group study on:
"The reason for god: belief in an age of skepticism" 
by tim keller 
January 10, 2018     6:30 - 7:30 AM     14 sessions     $15     Meet at the French Press Coffee House, 4205 Airline Hwy.  Books provided at the meeting.  Led by Businessmen Glen Armantrout, and Jeff Pellegrin. 
Do you ever wonder why God allows suffering in the world?  Join us to discover the reason for God.  

"30 Life Principles to live by"  BY Charles stanley 
January 10, 2018     6:00 PM     30 sessions     $10     Rm 208     Led by Ronda Knox
God has provided the perfect pattern for you to enjoy life at it's very best through the countless principles found in His Word.  His principles have been given to guide, conform, instruct, and teach you how to live a triumphant Christian life.  When you open His Word and begin to study His wonderful truth, you gain hope for the future and fresh insight into His many promises and blessing.
"Celebration of discipline" by richard foster
January 10 - March 21, 2018   6:00 PM    11  sessions     $15     Rm 209     Led by Dr. Jonathan Beck
In the twenty years since its publication, Celebration of Discipline has helped over a million seekers discover a richer spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God.  
"Fear of the Other": no fear in love
April 4 - May 2, 2017   6:00 PM    Rm 213    $15    Led by Rev. Janet Davis 
Will Willimon invites readers to consider the gospel command to love and not merely tolerate those considered to the "Other" or outside mainstream Christian culture.  Rooted in the faith of Israel and the Christian story and vision, Willimon brings a Wesleyan perspective to bear on what may be the hardest thing for people of faith to do:  keeping and loving the "Other" as they are - without any need for them to become like us.  
January 10, 2018     6:00 PM       Meet at Winston's Pub & Patio, 531 Metairie Road, Led by Rev. AnnaKate
If you are interested in the Bible, current events, and brews, join as we discuss what is happening in the world and how it relates to scripture.  
"Dangerous love:  a true story of tragedy, faith, and forgiveness in the muslim world" BY ray norman
March 7 - March 21, 2018    6:00 PM     No Charge     3 sessions     Rm 213    Led by Sherree Funk 
Ray Norman spent most of his life living in far-flung corners of the globe, working on long-term development projects and living out his calling as a Christian Professional.  This book is an account of Norman's brush with violent extremism--and of the family's unexpected return to Mauritania in the face of terrifying risk.   She will also host a Q&A, meet the author event at her home on March 15th at 6 pm.  Please contact church office if interested.

three simple questions, knowing the god of love, hope and purpose 
March 8 - April 12 , 2018    $8     10:00-11:30 AM       RM 208      Led by Linda Hall  
Who Is God ?  Know that God is Greater than you can imagine.
Who Am I ?   Believe that you are God's beloved child.  
Who Are We Together ?  Be the love of Christ in the world.  

11:00 AM       RM 201       Facilitated by:  Rev. Nancy Feild       PLEASE BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH
You are invited to join us for a time of prayer followed by reflection on scripture and fellowship.

Waiting for resurrection 
a labyrinth walk and self guided retreat
Saturday, March 31st     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Come & go as you wish)     FH     Led by Rev. Janet Davis
Imagine the shock, hopelessness, and grief of Jesus Disciples on the day after his crucifixion and burial.  What deep darkness enveloped Jesus' followers.  Bring your questions, challenges, grief, despair, discouragement, and pain to the labyrinth and offer them to God.  Are you ready for resurrection on one of more ares of your life? This will be a time of silence and reflection, a self paced walk on the labyrinth, and materials with which you may structure your time 

evolutionary love: a morning to honor earth and god's creative spirit
April 21st    9 AM- 1 PM    Suggested Donation: $25 (payable at the door)  Registrations call 504.834.9910
Led by:  Janet Franklin, CSJ and Rev. Janet Davis
In this morning of reflection, conversation, and contemplation we will honor Earth and God's Spirit alive in our lives and in all creation.  As we search our sacred lives for growth and grace we will see parallels in the patterns of evolution and the paradox of life-death-resurrection.

Christ, the Alpha and Omega, abides in us and throughout the world, the universe.  Woven into our day will be times for words and silence, community and solitude, walks and art, poetry, music, journaling, and scripture.  Come, take time to be in Holy Presence together.
April 15 - May 6, 2018  12:15 PM     Parlor     Led by Dr. Jonathan Beck       (Lunch provided)
The United Methodist Church was formed in 1968, but it has had more than two centuries of organization in the United States and around the world.  Learn about United Methodist basics:  Its history, structure, beliefs and ministries, live workshops and resources.  It is designed for new United Methodists, as well as long-time United Methodists who would like to check their basic knowledge of the church.    
February 18 - March 25, 2018     4:30 PM        $15/person   RM 213   
Facilitated by: Rev. Janet Davis 
When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there's a practical prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.

"upper room living prayer center"
February 4th     7:00-9:00 PM     Welcome Center     Dennis Brisolara