St Charles United Methodist Church
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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.


Matthew 25:35 Food Pantry Needs Volunteers

The food pantry is growing with leaps and bounds and we need extra help. If you can help in any way or would just like to come visit to see the pantry in action, we would like to have you join us. Here are some ways we need your help:

  • Prayers for the pantry, the people coming to get food and the volunteers
  • Donations of food and funds
  • Food Drives at schools, work, social clubs….
  • Help with Winn Dixie Pickups – Tuesday, Friday (about 10:30 – 11:00), Wednesday (about 8:15)
  • Help with Bingo Hall Pick up on Evenings when needed
  • Help with Second Harvest Pickups on Wednesday (about 8AM as needed)
  • Help handing out perishables on Sunday mornings (7:30-8:15) You can volunteer for a week, a month or a certain week of every month.
  • Volunteer in the pantry on Wednesday (About 9AM – 12:00)
  • Volunteer the 1st Wednesday of the month (about 5:15-6:30)
  • Help at your own convenience making bags or organizing the food (can be done Anytime)

If you can help in any of the above ways or know of someone that can it would be a huge blessing to our church, community and to yourself. Please let the church or Mary Anne Schindler know –

Sunday Announcements: July 27, 2014

Adult Sunday School Classes (SS=Sunday School Building):
  • Seekers Class - Conference Room lead by Dan McNeill
  • Timothy Class - SS#5 lead by Bill Green
  • Ladies Class - SS Office
  • How to Build a Relationship that Will Last a Lifetime led by Chris LaBure. Based on the video series Making the Most of Marriage , Dr. Kevin Leman uses humor and group discussion to provide practical advice for couples on how to build lasting, loving relationships.   Whether you have been together for months or for years, any couple in a committed relationship can benefit from Dr. Leman’s tips on resolving conflicts, expressing love, and embracing each other’s differences and can share their own experiences to benefit others in the class.  The class will run through mid-October.   If you have questions or need more information, call Alisa House.  Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. This class meets in SS#6. 
  • Pre-K – 2nd Grade- Lee McNeill
  • 3rd- 5th Grades- Onni Cesta
  • 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.
The Ironmen meet at 6:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room each week.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL:  This afternoon from 3-6 we will have last minute touches and play practice starting at 3:00pm.  Thanks to those who have donated items and their time to make this VBS a success.  Please pray for our workers to have God’s light shine through them and our participants to be open to receive His love.
Fall Opportunities to Serve in His Name: 
  • 6th – 8th grade SS teacher
  • Adult Small Group Covenant Bible Study Facilitator
  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Pumpkin Patch Coordinator
  • Many families were served this week with 10 volunteers on site to help in picking up and receiving food from Second Harvesters and Winn Dixie, processing paperwork and distributing food.  
  • We are looking for two Saturday WD pick up people and for 7:30 Sunday morning hand out of food here at the church.  
  • Food items needed are: dried beans, rice, chili, jelly and soup.  
Support the Food Pantry as you feel led. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated.
SCRIP:  Don’t forget to shop SCRIP on Sunday mornings for all your shopping needs for the next week!!  We have SCRIP cards for Winn Dixie, Shell, Wal Mart and many other places you shop and eat!!!  
PUMPKIN PATCH CRAFT FAIR:  If you know of anyone that would like to take part in our Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair, please let me know. It is October 11th at our church. We are also looking for someone that would like to take pictures, do face painting, magic act, balloon craft and so on to have at the craft show.For more information contact Mary Anne Schindler (


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