We are a liturgical church. We follow cycles of worship (gather, word, meal, sending), the year (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Ordinary Time, Lent, Easter, Pentecost, the Season after Pentecost), and the readings (a three-year cycle called the Common Revised Lectionary) with a unique New Orleans flare. On any given Sunday we have music and language from ancient sources or composed just today. Every person who can take nourishment is invited to commune because it's God's free gift of grace for you.
Learning the language of faith and learning together we have MANY offerings for children: Baptism, Sunday Godly Play, monthly take home faith bags, special events, and rites of passage like first communion instructions and confirmation classes.
If your kids are teens we're excited the National Youth Gathering is in New Orleans in summer 2024. Also, teens and young adults are encouraged to participate in one of our quarterly outreach events- such as working with our community partners cleaning up the bayou, our ongoing food drive, and others.
We have a large and accommodating parking lot on the neighborhood side of the property with the church buildings between W. Esplanade and the parking lot. Our entire campus is wheelchair accessible.
You are encouraged to come as you are- in shorts or black-tie, you are invited to join in worship. Some folks wear dresses or long pants, many wear shorts, and we even wear glitter on special occasions. But the main thing is worshiping God together.
You're invited to any of our social events from Bunco/"99", Men's Bible Study, Adult Bible Study, Prayer Shawl ministry, community meals, or special initiatives- we want to become your friend. To start reach out to any member and they'll introduce you around.
You can expect to hear scripture readings, uplifting music, and inspiring messages. We hope that you will make a meaningful connection with God and with others here. You won't be pointed out as a visitor or made to feel singled out in any way. We do pass an offering plate before Communion at each service but please do not feel obligated to give if you are visiting. We want you to feel at home here so if you are unsure about something we do in worship, just ask someone nearby. All are welcome at Christ's table for Communion. Believing that God is the host and offers grace and healing here, together, we want to include you!