Special Worship Services

Blue Christmas Worship Service—For Those Struggling with the Holidays

December 19, 6pm, Lane Chapel

Join us as we share prayer, scripture, and music that acknowledges that God’s presence is also for those who mourn, for those who struggle – and that God’s Word comes to shine light into our darkness. Everyone is welcome.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Services

December 24, 3pm, in the Worship Center, and 5pm, in the Sanctuary

Childcare will be available. There is no Christmas Eve Service in Lane Chapel; please join us.

Advent Sermon Series & Study

Advent Sermon Series—A Different Kind of Christmas

Sundays through December 23, 9am, Sanctuary & 11am, Worship Center

Based on the book by Michael Slaughter, Rev. Dick Humphries encourages us to think about giving the gifts of compassion and caring to a needy world.

Advent Study-A Different Kind of Christmas

Sundays December 2-23, 10-10:45am, in Noel’s Library

Led by Rev. Mimi McDowell. Based on the book, Christmas is not Your Birthday by Michael Slaughter. Everyone is invited.

Giving Opportunities

Great Gift Idea! - Purchase a bag of food in someone’s honor benefitting Noel’s Food Pantry. Newly de-signed gift cards!

On sale SundaY, December 16, 10-11am, at “The Corner” $10 each or 6/$50; or weekdays in the church office.

Be blessed by serving a meal at Highland Blessing Dinner

December 20, 5:30pm, Highland Center Gym, 520 Olive St.

Highland Christmas Shoppe

Saturday, December 15, 9am-1pm, Highland Center, 520 Olive St., Shreveport, LA


We are in need of your gifts and your service. This year our Shoppe is very early and we want to make sure our neighbors here in Highland have access to affordable gifts for their families. How to help:

Shop! Lists are around the church. Get one, shop at your favorite places and place items in the bins around the church.

Shop online! Access our Amazon wish list below: or you can search for Noel Memorial United Methodist Church from your own Amazon Account. And you can ship directly to the church.

Donate money! If you don't have time to shop, please consider a monetary donation. If you or your Sunday School Class would like to donate, contact Diane Tabler bdhopper18@gmail.com or Rachel Scott at rscott@noelumc.org.

Volunteer! We need greeters, personal shoppers, gift wrappers, etc. and also need help on the 14th setting up at the Highland Center Gym. Sign-up sheets around the church or click below.

Pray! We ask you to be in prayer for our shoppers and volunteers! Thank you all for your help!


Please bring to mission boxes at Noel or take them to the Highland Center, 520 Olive St., Monday-Friday, 9-5pm

Noel is teaming up with The Highland Center collecting winter coats for all ages to be distributed through their clothing closet.

Purple Bag Ministry in December!

December: canned soup 10-18oz., pasta 1lb., and hot cocoa mix packets. Please bring to the Church Office during the week or sunday mornings.

Purple bags are in each worship area or shop online below.

Holiday Closings

December 24, 25 and January 1. The Church Office, Children’s Center and Food Pantry will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.