Community Ministry

Stories of the people of our diocese proclaiming the Good News, nurturing new believers, reaching out in loving service, striving for justice, and caring for creation.

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Offering Assistance During the Government Shutdown

The following is a list of churches offering assistance during the federal government shutdown with details on how you can help. If you have an outreach ministry to add to ...
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2018 CMA Grant Recipients

by the Rev. John Pitzer, CMA Committee Co-Chair Let Love Open the Door, was the theme this year for the Community Mission Appeal. CMA, is a grant program to assist ...
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Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World

by Dr. Caroline Caroson, Seminarian, The University of the South I received a UTO grant in January 2018 for my proposal “Pastoral Care to Refugees in the Arab World” and ...
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St. Luke’s Seeking and Serving Christ

by Lisa Lee, Co-chair of the Mission and Outreach Committee, and the Rev. Bryan Owens, Rector, St. Luke’s, Baton Rouge This year the parish church of St. Luke in Baton ...
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St. Alban’s Legacy Campaign: Open Doors. Every Day. For Everybody

by the Rev. Drew Rollins, Chaplain, St. Alban's Chapel, Baton Rouge St. Alban's Chapel is a mission-driven ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana that provides a place of refuge, ...
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Why Reinvent the Wheel?

by the Rev. Rob Courtney, Rector, St. Paul's, New Orleans “We need to have our own ministry.” I heard these words a lot in the wake of closing our St ...
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Art on the Go Closes Its Second Round of Camps

by Gale Roy, Arts Council of Pointe Coupee Executive Director The Arts Council of Pointe Coupee is pleased with the second round of Art on the Go camps which visited the Innis ...
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Why a Sanctuary Church?

by the Very Rev. Bill Terry, rector of St. Anna's Episcopal Church St. Anna's Church has long had a reputation of being located in a kind of hardscrabble part of ...
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Facebook Posts: Hurricane Preparedness Week 2018

May 14-18 was the week we prepared for the upcoming hurricane season. While the season officially begins June 1, we have already seen a named storm develop in the Gulf ...
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The 2018 ECW Honored Women

The 22nd Presentation of Honored Women By the Episcopal Church Women In the Diocese of Louisiana May 19, 2018 Christ Episcopal Church Covington, Louisiana Recognized for her ministry and service ...
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Evangelism Matters! Are You Ready to Tell Your Story?

by the Rev. Jay Angerer, All Saint's Episcopal Church, River Ridge On a snowy afternoon in Cleveland Ohio in March, I was asked to answer one of the most difficult ...
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Evangelism Matters! Becoming the Beloved Community

by the Rev. Christopher Capaldo, Church of the Holy Communion, Plaquemine I was absolutely blessed to have the opportunity to help represent the Diocese of Louisiana at the 2018 Evangelism ...
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Celebrating Earth Week in the Diocese of Louisiana

Join us this week on Facebook as we celebrate the Earth. Help us understand how our diocese can work together in the care of creation. Take the Creation Care Survey ...
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Help Us Understand How We Can Work Together to Care for the Environment

Dear Friends in Christ, Bishop Thompson has formed an environmental commission in an effort to bring awareness of the increasing challenges facing our natural environment and therefore the people of ...
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2018 Gaudet Community Grant Recipients Announced

The Gaudet Committee announced the awarding of ten community grants for the 2018 program year. The Gaudet Community Grant provides funding for not-for-profit agencies that create, manage, and expand educational opportunities ...
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Churches Plant Trees to Save Our Coast

On February 17, members of All Saints', River Ridge; St. Augustine's, Metairie; St. John's, Kenner; and St. Martin's, Metairie, volunteered with the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation to plant 600 trees ...
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Photographs: Absalom Jones Service

A service to celebrate the Rev. Absalom Jones and the Rev. RIchard Allen was held on February 17 at Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans. Rev. Absalom Jones (1746-1818) was the first ...
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Recycle Your Christmas Tree

by Tiffany Wilson, Member of the Environmental Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana Happy New Year! Start your new year off right, recycle your Christmas tree! Across Louisiana, there are ...
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Kairos at St. Michael’s: An Ongoing Act of Redemption

by W.T. Branton, St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Mandeville “I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you ...
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