August 25, 2017

Volume 46 Issue 9

2018 Stewardship at Noel is Underway!
To belong to our congregation is to be a steward. Some may say that "stewardship" is just a polite way of referring to financial giving to the church. But it's far more than that.  As God's stewards we have three responsibilities:
  •  Receiving: We receive with joyful thanksgiving the many gifts that God showers upon us - time, talent, treasure, our bodies, our friendships, natural resources, and the beauty around us.
  •  Managing: We take good care of what we have received. We manage these resources wisely - for our own good and the good of others.
  •  Giving: Out of our gratitude in receiving so abundantly, we want to share with others. We may think that our financial resources are our own. But when we recall that the time, the energy, the good health, and the opportunities for employment behind these dollars are all gifts from God, we see that the funds belong to God too. We are the stewards; God is the owner. So questions about what we earn, how we earn it, how we save, spend, and give it away, are all questions of Christian stewardship. 
Thank you for being a part of the receiving, managing & giving that is Noel.
Excerpt The United Methodist Member's Handbook Revised & Expanded , pgs. 20-21, George E. Koehler © 2006, Discipleship Resources
Memorials & Gifts
Boy Scout Fund:  in honor of David Lohrey, George Penfield, Hon. Eugene W. Bryson, and Howard Malpass by Tom Keith.
Food Pantry:  in honor of Kaylee Gault and Kristen Gault by Mrs. Maureen Trussell.
Honorarium Fund: in memory of Martha Keith by Tom Keith.
Hope House Fund:  in memory of  Martha Keith by Tom Keith.
Hugo Holland Scholarship Fund:  in honor of Ann Holland by Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Latham; and in memory of  Martha Keith by Tom Keith.
Memorial Fund:  in memory of  William Eugene Dowden by Mr. & Mrs. John D. Caruthers.
Operating Fund: in memory of Bill Dowden by Mrs. Sylvia Busey; in honor of Charles Ellis Brown by Sally       Richardson, and in memory of Jeff Vistain by Mary Richard.
Scholarship Fund:  in memory of Eloise Galloway by Mr. & Mrs. Juan Watkins.
Youth Fund:  in memory of Martha Keith by Tom Keith.

Sunday Nights at Noel -- Register Now!
Join us for five weeks of Food for the Mind, Body and Spirit.
We'll begin with dinner for all in Noel Café, followed by something for everyone! 
For adults, choose between two studies,
A Bible study - The Sermon on the Mount led by Rev. Leah Gaughan or
An Enneagram Study - The Road Back to You led by Sarah Duet.
Youth will participate in Youth Nights on the 3 rd Floor, and
Children ages 2yrs.-5 th grade will enjoy Bible Buddies, videos, kid's choir and more.
A nursery will be available for infants-1yr. olds.   
Save the Date!  Blessing of the Pets

Reformation 500 Music Fest & Hymn Sing

Welcome Noel's New Members

Noel: A Christmas Shoppe
Thank you for your support of Noel's Christmas Shoppe! We kicked off collections last month with Christmas in July and will continue to collect items through December.        There are lists of needs and collection boxes around the church to make shopping easier.  The easiest way to shop is through our Amazon Wish List:,  where your gift will be shipped to the church.
We are always looking for ways to improve our Shoppe.  If you are interested in getting involved, contact me or Rachel Scott.
Diane Tabler      337-280-0825
Rachel Scott         318-221-5207


Food Pantry Hours Change --
Purple Bags for September

Beginning September 1, 2017, the Food Pantry will no longer be open on Saturdays. Weekday hours of Monday-Thursday, 10am-2pm, will remain the same.

Food Pantry Fall Flower Sale --
Order for your Garden Now!


Church Office Closing
The Church Office will be closed on Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.

Concerns Dorothy Battle, Ruth Belcher, Larry Blake, Cam Bottelberghe, Hattie Burton,   Robert Joe Camp, Christy Duggan, Juanita Everett, Reese Ezernack, Georgia Griffie, Carol Hall, John Hall,  Levi Harville, Bryan Jennings, Karen Jennings, Rick Johnson, Tia King,  Larry Knighton, Claire Kramer, Janis Latham, Lala Laymon, Bob Maniero, Charlotte Maniero, Mike McLallen, Paulette Norman, Doris O'Daniel, Emma Roberts, Peyton Rucker, Diane Tabler, John Watkins, Terri Wehlander, Dawn Whittington, Don Whittington, and Juan Zuniga, along with Noel's homebound members & those in the Military.  



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