Adult Renewal Academy & Noel

One of the ministries highlighted this morning in worship was the Adult Renewal Academy housed here at Noel.  Take few minutes to watch the entire video of all the inspiring graduates. You'll be glad you did!

Noel is one of 5 locations of Community Renewal's Adult Renewal Academy, a faith based, holistic, educational program for adults located in vulnerable Friendship House neighborhoods. They provide students opportunities to improve their educational competencies, work towards receiving the equivalent of a high school diploma, learn Biblical values, and life and job skills, to help make a better life for themselves and their families.  

This year there were 9 students who completed their HiSET diploma and were recognized in a special graduation ceremony held at Noel. Watch several of them tell their story in this video.

How You Can Help!

We are blessed to partner with Community Renewal in this important, life-changing ministry! If you'd like to be a volunteer or assist with this program, contact Rachel Scott at

Please remember the Adult Renewal Academy & Noel Community Arts Program when purchasing school supplies this year. They need the following:

loose-leaf paper
composition books (1 subject) 
1 1/2 or 2 inch binders 
hand sanitizer-pump
pencils (No. 2 or mechanical) 
construction paper 
colored pencils, 
Lysol/Clorox wipes 
glue sticks 

Please place labeled items in the mission boxes around the church. Thank You!

Share your own Story of Faith!

We are looking to record your experiences working with Noel ministries or other activities where you've experienced God's presence. 

We will collect the stories and share them via email and Facebook. You can send a short story to Leah Gaughan or email us for more information.

Noel Memorial United Methodist Church | |
520 Herndon St. Shreveport, Louisiana 71101
(318) 221-5207