Trunk or Treat Halloween Carnival (30 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (30 October 2021) from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM for Trunk or Treat — a DIY Halloween carnival.

Members and friends — park your cars in the church parking lot.

Decorate them as simply or elaborately as you please.

Pass out candy and / or small toys for the children who go from car to car collecting their loot.

If you want to host a game or simple craft at your car, you are welcome to do that as well.

Masks are required for everyone who is age 5 or older or enrolled in kindergarten to comply with the Louisiana state mask mandate.

We are also encouraging social distancing to the greatest extent possible for this event.

Costumes and Halloween masks cheerfully encouraged for all ages.

Let’s get back together in person safely.


Samhain Ritual (30 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (30 October 2021) at 3:00 PM for a Samhain Ritual with the Thistle Grove of Ár nDraíocht Féin (a Druid Fellowship).

Thistle Grove invites us to their ritual in celebration of Samhain (pronounced SAH-win) — an ancient Celtic festival of the dead that is the source of many of our Halloween traditions — but is not the same as Halloween.

Samhain on the Druid calendar is the turning of the year — a time for remembrance and reverence of the dead.

Though family-friendly and welcoming to all, the ritual is a more solemn occasion than a Halloween celebration and will include a speaking of the names of those who have died.

We invite you to honor your own departed loved ones as you participate in this spiritual ritual and learning experience.

Masks are required as well as distancing to the extent possible.


Building and Grounds Work Day (9 October 2021)

Please join us on Saturday (9 October 2021) from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for our monthly building and grounds work day.

There are tasks indoors and out for all ages and abilities — come for the whole time or for whatever part of the day you can make it.

Vaccinated or not vaccinated — please wear your mask when you are working near others.  Hope to see you there.


First Sunday Food Pantry Day (3 October 2021)

Melissa Lewis will be at the church parking lot this Sunday afternoon (3 October 2021) from 2:00 to 4:00 PM to collect food and other items for the Noel United Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Items requested this month are Jiffy cornbread mix, cranberry sauce, and canned sweet potatoes.


Children and Youth Religious Education Updates — Parent Meetings on 21 and 23 September 2021

We are holding additional opportunities for parent meetings this coming week via Zoom.

We want to determine what kind of religious education format and schedule will work best for your family and your children.

You only need to just one session though you are welcome to attend both if you want.  It is the same meeting at two different times.

The same Zoom link will be used for both meetings on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, 21 September 2021 at 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, 23 September 2021 at 12 Noon

Email Susan Caldwell to let her know which meeting you will attend.

If none of these times work for you, text her at 318-465-3427 to set up an appointment.