St Charles United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Just for You...

We look forward to seeing you at one of our two services.
Contemporary Service
8:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages
9:45 - 10:45 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM


Want to learn more about St. Charles United Methodist? Are you looking for ways to connect? Join this terrific group of growing, serving and sharing Christians. We'd love to answer your questions , help you feel at home, and join us . Get in touch

You may know us as the Pumpkin Church, but We are much more than just pumpkins.

St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan, Louisiana is:

  • A place to make new friends. 
  • A place where you can use your talents and abilities to serve one another. 
  • A place where you can find out just how much God loves you!

We are a friendly, diverse and very casual congregation where you will fit in, no matter who you are and where you have been. Join us at one of our morning worship services with excellent music and relevant preaching and where we are glad to provide a caring nursery for all our worship services.


We have many opportunities to worship during the Easter Season

Psalm Sunday Services
The 8:30, 11:00 AM services will have music by the praise band and chancel choir.
Maundy Thursday Service (7:00 PM)
Join us at 7:00 PM  for our Holy Thursday service. Music will be provided by the prasie band and chancel choir. Communion will also be served.
Good Friday Service (7:00 PM)
We will be remembering Jesus and the Cross at this solemn Good Friday service.  Music will be provided by the chancel choir.
Sunrise Easter Service
As has become our tradition, we will be having a sunrise service on the Mississippi River Levee. We will meet across from the Ormond Plantation in Destrehan.  
Easter Services (8:30 and 11:00 AM)
Join us for one of our Sunday Easter services.  Special music will be presented by the Praise Band and Chancel Choir at both services. 


Sunday Announcements: April 13, 2014

Adult Sunday School Classes (SS=Sunday School Building):
  • Young Adult - SS#7 lead by Frank House
  • Seekers Class - SS#5 lead by Dan McNeill
  • Timothy Class - SS#6 lead by Bill Green
  • Lenten Bible Study - Conference Room lead by Jim Miller
  • Women's Class: - The Women’s class will spend the next few weeks studying with Joyce Meyer.  Her DVD series titled Simple Prayer. . . Simple Life has 4 teachings:  
    How getting closer to God produces peace and reduces stress
    Common reasons why our prayers seem to go unanswered
    How to release your faith and cast your cares on God
    How your faith is energized and activated by walking in love.
  • "The Shack" - This class is lead by Jerry Schultz and will be held in the Prayer Room.
  • Pre-K – 2nd Grades SS#4 Karyn Kienitz, teacher
  • 3rd -5th Grades - SS#2 Debra Desselle, teacher
  • Jr. & Sr. High - Youth Room Jesse and Dane DePriest 
NURSERY: A nursery for ages infant – 4 years old is available during Sunday morning worship and during Sunday School. Our nursery is in the Main Building, down the hall from the church office.

Disciple-Into the Word, Into the World-Mondays 7:00-9:00pm 
Disciple-Under the Tree of Life- Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, Thursdays 9:00-11:00am 
The Ironmen meet at 6:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room each week.
The Crown Financial Study:  Jim Adams will lead a class from the Crown Biblical Financial Study beginning on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30.  All Christians are taught God’s  principle of tithing and handling 10 percent of their income  Unfortunately, many Christians do not understand the Lord’s perspective of handling the other 90 percent.  You will learn what Scripture teaches about managing all your possessions. Topics included in this 10 week study are: getting out of debt, spending, saving and investing, giving, tithing, earning and training children to become financial stewards.
"Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success"  Ryan and Courtney Mumbower will teach from, "Change Anything: the New Science of Personal Success" also beginning on Wednesdays starting March 12.  A stunning new approach to how individuals can not only change their lives for the better in the workplace, but also their lives away from the office, including (but not limited to) finding ways to improve one's working relationship with others, one's overall health, outlook on life and other areas.
MID WEEK LENTEN SERVICES:  Communion will be served.  Our Mid Week Lenten Services will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Communion will be served.  All mid week Bible Studies will follow at 7:00 p.m.
  • Baseball as a Road to God:  Can baseball bring us closer to God?  Beginning April 27, Bill Green will lead an 11-week class inspired by "Baseball as a Road to God," a book by New York University president John Sexton.   Classes will meet from 9:45 to 10:45 am on Sunday mornings in SS #6.  Each week will be a different Inning, topics include Faith, Doubt, Miracles, Blessings and Curses. All, even non-baseball fans, are welcome.
  •  A Shepherd Looks At The Lamb Of God: Kent Treas will lead a 5 week study of "A Shepherd Looks At The Lamb Of God", the 3rd book in the Good Shepherd Trilogy. Class will begin April 27th, the Sunday after Easter. The cost of each book will be $10.00. Book Summary: As a shepherd, Phillip Keller knew what it was to protect a vulnerable flock on a daily basis. The special skills of a shepherd demanded compassion, care, and guidance. His practical experience provides a wellspring of profound spiritual insight, reflected in these timeless meditations on the most famous psalm of all, on the relationship between the Good Shepherd and his sheep, and on the sacrificial role of Christ the Lamb of God.  If you are interested, please sign up in the Narthex.
  • Body Gospel is a 6 week fitness class that connects your spiritual and fitness goals.  Our very own Yolanda LeJuene, will teach this class on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 beginning April 30.  Come exercise for an hour and fifteen minutes and get connected with your own personal goals.  All levels of fitness are invited.  Bring a mat or towel and if you own your own resistance bands, bring them also.
EASTER LILIES:  Missions will have a fundraiser for the Easter Lilies for 2014.  Forms will be available starting April 6th and 13th.  The cost will be $12.00 each.  Last day to sign up is today!. 
THE HOPE OF EASTER:  Pick up your 10 day reflection devotional in the Narthex.
MISSION OPPORTUNITY:  Our former pastor, Mark Martin, will be leading a Mission team to Cuba in September, however, May is the deadline for signing up.  If you are interested in finding out more about this trip, please call Ronda Knox at 504-236-6110.
PLAY BALL:  Church Softball League Starts in April!!, please contact Dave Lambert @985-764-7159 if you are interested or have questions.
KAIROS: In God’s Time”  April 24th – 27th God’s love will be present to the women chosen to come to the retreat.  You can be a part of that love by baking cookies, saying prayers, contributing financially (checks written to Kairos INC.)  or writing words of encouragement.  Due date is Wed. April 16.  Sign up in the Narthex.  Thanking you in advance for your faithfulness.


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