Church Council Pre-Charge Conference Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 6pm, Worship Center

Business will include:

Electing Noel’s 2019 Slate of Officers

Setting Noel’s 2019 Pastors’ Salaries and Compensation

Voting on removal of names on the Third Year Report of the Charge Conference Roster from Noel’s membership

Voting on continuing Noel’s recommendation and support for our current Candidate for Ministry—Megan Stuermann

Voting on Noel’s approval of Dianne Wilkinson’s application to become a Lay Speaker



Grief Support Group

Wednesdays, Oct. 10–Nov. 14, 10am Noel’s Library.  Led by Rev. Mimi McDowell

A place for those who have experienced the death of someone they love. Whether the loss is recent or not, there are often unresolved feelings of pain, anger, guilt, confusion, etc. This six-week group is a safe place to share with others who share some of the same issues and understand the variety of emotions resulting from such a loss.

The Highland Blessing Dinner Could Use You!

October 18, 5:30pm, Highland Center Gym, 520 Olive St. 

Serve a meal to our Noel neighbors. 


One Month To Live-Thirty Days to a No-Regrets Life, 4-week Sermon Series

Sundays, October 28-November 18, 9 & 11am, Noel

Based on the book by Kerry and Chris Shook, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.   Follow along with Rev. Dick Humphries, and consider purchasing the book for further study in a small group or Sunday School class.


District-wide Charge Conference

Sunday, October 28, 3pm, First UMC Bossier, 201 John Wesley Blvd.

Business will include:

Voting to collectively ratify the actions previously approved by local churches at their Pre-Conference meetings

Worship and celebrate as a gathered Shreveport District

Collect an offering to go towards the Daughenbaugh-Matheny Scholarship Fund


Mission Marketplace-Visit Noel’s Booth!

November 2 & 3

Noel is joining other churches to host the Mission Marketplace at Broadmoor UMC featuring handcrafted items – fair-trade foods, jewelry, pottery, woven baskets, body products, scarves, purses and Christmas items from artisans. Noel will have a booth supporting its Food Pantry, NCAP, and body products from Thistle Farms.  All proceeds go back to the mission to support underdeveloped nations fight poverty and give artisans a chance to proudly sell their wares. Local non-profits and ministries also participate.    Preview event Friday 7-8:30pm for $10.  No cost Saturday from 10am-2pm Broadmoor UMC: 3715 Youree Drive.

Daylight Savings Time Ends-Sunday, November 4 

Set all your clocks and watches back on Saturday night, November 3, before bed. 


All Saints Sunday Service & Reception

Sunday, November 4, 9 & 11am

Come celebrate the memory of those saints who have gone before us this past year. A full Sunday of love and remembrance.  A reception with light refreshments will also be held during the Sunday School hour, 10-11am, in Noel Café.  Please remember to set your clocks back one hour    Saturday night, November 3, for daylight savings time.


Mexico Mission Trip 2019-Save the Date!

Noel is planning a mission trip to Juarez, Mexico, beginning Saturday, March 23, to Friday, March 29, 2019.  This coincides with Spring Break for Caddo schools.   If you are interested in this mission opportunity, contact Rachel Scott at or 797-8721.   


9 & 11am sunday mornings



rev. dick humphries

traditional Service-9am sanctuary     




Every Friday for many years, Noel has provided transportation for Jordan Square Apts. residents (down the street from the church) who are elderly and disabled, so that they may shop for their groceries at Brookshires on Kings Hwy. Volunteers drive the church bus, and coming up soon, 2 of our 4 volunteer drivers will be ineligible to drive because of reaching the maximum driving age for our church insurance.  We are in great need of replacement drivers and ride along adults to assist.  This is a rewarding ministry that is greatly appreciated by those depend on it each Friday (4-12 people each week).  What's involved?  See below and contact Rachel Scott at 221-5207 or, or sign up below.

· Volunteers work about once or twice a month, rotating schedule

· 8:45-11:30 on Friday mornings

· Must be between the ages of 21-69

· Must have valid driver’s license and insurance

· Must have good driving record and complete a background check

help serve a meal:  

Highland blessing dinner

3rd Thursday of each month, 5:30pm, highland center, 520 olive


Mexico Mission Trip 2019-SAVE THE DATE!

March 23-29, 2019, Juarez, Mexico (during Caddo Spring Break)

For more information, contact Rachel Scott.


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Ncap - noel community arts program

Up Next - Poetry night - sign up to read!


Purple Bag list - share the love

Thank you for your faithful generosity.  Each filled bag makes a difference. 

Bring your bags to worship or to the church office during the week.

Purple bags are in each worship area. For October: canned green beans or fruit (14-16oz., plastic jars of creamy peanut butter (16oz.), and corn bread mix (6-8.5 oz.).

For more information, call the church office at 318.221.5207.