Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Good News Christmas Party

Last night the Good News Sunday School Class had their 2nd annual Christmas party at the church.

We chatted over supper----some were even lucky enough to be served by Pastor Warren!!

After dessert the fun began as we crafted a photo album and filled it with pictures taken over the last year. We even took a few pictures of the entire group to add to it later.

Being together was a wonderful time to share the joy of the Christmas season and fellowship with other believers!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Children's Christmas Pageant

The Annual Christmas Pageant!  An exciting event - you never know exactly what you’ll get.  Just when you think you’ve seen everything, a new batch of shepherds arrives…and buckle your seatbelts!!! 


It was a special evening, and the children did a great job!  Even though it seems like such a simple concept, and maybe a hokey one to some folks, the Christmas Pageant can be a meaningful experience.  Because it’s our children who are involved, we stop our hurried routine to sit and hear the true Christmas story one more time.  Little children telling of the birth of a baby who would change everything!  What a blessing!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008





                                                                                               C   CHILDREN’S STORIES

                                                                                               H   HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

                                                                                               R   RUDOLPH TO RITUALS

                                                                                                  INSPRIRATIONAL STORIES

                                                                                               S   SANTAS AND SUGARPLUMS

                                                                                               T   TRADITIONS. HOW & WHY

                                                                                              M   MUSIC, VIDEOS, DVDS

                                                                                               A  ADVENT, ANGELS, ANTICIPATION

                                                                                               S  SILENT NIGHT, AND SO MUCH MORE



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Community Calendars

The Glorious Sounds of Christmas

Noel Masterworks Concert Series presents “The Glorious Sounds of Christmas”, featuring The Chancel Choir and Chamber Orchestra.  December 14, 5:00 p.m., Noel United Methodist Church Sanctuary, followed by a Taste of Christmas in Fellowship Hall. 

Noel Methodist Church-520 Herndon, Corner of Highland and Herndon

www.noelumc.org        (318) 221-5207



Fresh Grounded Faith,  Friday, January 30, 2009, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 31, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Summer Grove Baptist Church.  Jennifer Rothschild is returning to Shreveport to once again teach women how to walk by faith and not by sight. Joining Jennifer are special guests, Comedienne, Chondra Pierce, the “Queen of Clean”, and Worship Leader, Alicia Williamson Garcia, who sang with the Christian group, Truth. Tickets are $30.00 General Seating through December 15; $40.00 General Seating after December 15; and $50.00 premier seating (limited, reserved).  Tickets are on sale at the host churches or by calling 1-800-859-7992 or visit www.FreshGroundedFaith.com.

Noel Methodist Church-520 Herndon, Corner of Highland and Herndon

www.noelumc.org        (318) 221-5207


M&M’s At Work, Sunday, June 14, 2009-Wednesday, June 17, 2009. This four-day event encourages women of all denominations and races to become more aware of the needs in our community.  Hosted by four of our areas churches, First Bossier Baptist, First Presbyterian, Asbury UMC and Noel UMC, this event combines days of hard work and sacrifice with evenings of fellowship and satisfaction.  The schedule is as follows:  Sunday, June 14, 3:00-5:00 p.m. for registration followed by dinner and worship. Work days will be Monday, June 15-Wednesday, June 17.  Registration is $250.00 which includes a three night stay at the Holiday Inn in Downtown Shreveport, or $130.00, if commuting daily.  Each day will consist of two ½ day shifts working at different agencies in the city concluding with dinner and worship at one of the hosting churches.  For more information, contact the church office at 221-5207.

Noel Methodist Church-520 Herndon, Corner of Highland and Herndon

www.noelumc.org        (318) 221-5207






If you judge people, you have no time to love them-Mother Teresa


Have a Wonderful Day!


June Rose Dowis

Noel UMC



Thursday, November 13, 2008

Women's ministry Ark It "2" market Christmas project


During the Greater Gift market Diane Smith and Sondra Alexander approached me about a Christmas mission project!  We are now on our way to raise $5000.00 by December 24 to purchase a ark from the Heifer Project.  Beginning on Sunday, November 23 we will have a table setup where you may get a gift for that hard to buy for lady in your life.  You may give some money to help fund the Gift ark, which is buying 15 pairs of animals to change the lives of people around the world.  We may purchase cows to bring milk and income to a family in Russia, or we might purchase two oxens to pull plows and carts in Uganda, two water buffalos to help families in Cambodia increase rice production through animal draft power.  Ladies, drop by the table or the church office pick up a card to present to your friend and give a gift that makes a difference and brings joy to a family somewhere around this big old world!


Also, we will be selling the Fresh Grounded Faith tickets.  Early bird tickets are $30.00 for general seating and $50.00 for premier and you don’t want to miss this wonderful weekend for women!  Questions, call me in the church office.


Lots going on and lots you don’t want to miss out on!  Be a part in changing this world we call “home”!




Debbie Covington

Director of Program and Women's Ministry

Noel Memorial United Methodist Church

(318) 221-5207 church

(318) 423-9000 cell


Remember, Psalm 3:3


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Good News

Sunday, November 9, the Good News Sunday School Class was invited to join several other churches around the city for a party at Broadmoor Baptist Church.

We loaded up the van and
headed over to celebrate the life of one of their members and to fellowship with old and new friends.

The food was great and so was the
company. After playing a game and making a craft project, we were entertained by the high school STOMP group, who made music with trashcans and basketballs!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Greater Gift Market a Success

This past Saturday, Noel held its first Greater Gift Market, with merchandise from Bead For Life, Ten Thousand Villages and Two Hands Worldshop.

The one-stop shopping experience featured artisans and farmers from around the world. All of the items featured were certified as Fair Trade merchandise, which means the artisans were paid a fair wage for their craftsmanship or farming and have had a safe and healthy working environment for producing their goods.

Fair Trade is a strategy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development around the globe.In addition, there were opportunities to purchase alternative gift items from VOA, Heifer International and our own Food Pantry.

A percentage of the profit from Ten Thousand Villages and Two Hands Worldshop is being returned to Noel's Neighborhood Ministries program for service to our immediate community.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Noel's Library-Check it Out!


Noel’s Library – Check It Out!


A couple of things that are buzzing at the library, two books in particular. 


One is Same kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore.  This book follows the relationship between two men, one a homeless drifter and the other a world traveling art dealer.  This unlikely friendship was the dream of the art dealer’s wife and the story is amazing and true.  Not only that, it takes place right in Red River Parish and Texas.  Very thought-provoking and inspiring.  We have two copies in the library, but they go fast.


The other book is The Shack by William P. Young.  This book has gotten a lot of press around town, even a discussion at Centenary College last week.  This work of fiction centers around a man whose daughter is abducted during a family vacation.  It is suspected that she has been murdered when evidence is found in a shack deep in the Oregon wilderness.  The father is invited back to the shack four years after the incident.  What he finds there will change his world forever.  The Shack wrestles with the timeless question? “Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?” We have two book copies and one cd.  All are checked out at this printing.


These are just two of the thousands of items we have in the Annie T. Munday Library.  Stop by to see us when you get a chance, it is a beautiful place to visit.


June R. Dowis/Librarian