Posted by Julia on 06/14/2013 under News | Comments are off for this article
Let’s Get It Started! is the theme of the 2013 National Evangelism and Church Growth Conference, September 16-19, at the TradeWinds Island Grand resort, St Pete Beach, Florida. The conference theme reflects much of what’s happening in the church today. From the 1001 Worshiping Communities initiative to programs focusing on church renewal and disciple-making, the Presbyterian Church (USA) is embracing opportunities to define the church in new ways. The conference theme was inspired by Isaiah 43:19: “Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it?” (The Message)
Revs. Ron Sutto, John Blewitt, and Jim Rollins will be attending this conference, and invite you to be part of the Presbytery of South Louisiana delegation! Anyone who registers before July 1 can take advantage of the Presbytery registration rate of $200.00 (fee includes five group meals). Among other activities, both clinics and workshops will be offered, including workshops led by Ray Jones, Philip Lotspeich and Ann Philbrick, who have all recently visited the Presbytery of South Louisiana, helping to facilitate the Engage and New Beginnings processes. Go to http://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/church-growth/church-transformation/ to see all the details for the conference, registration, and lodging.
Take advantage of this great learning opportunity to ‘get it started’ in your church and community! For more information, please contact Rev. John Blewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225.223.1430.
Posted by Julia on 04/03/2013 under News | Comments are off for this article
Troop 136 of the Boy Scouts of America will hold its Eagle Court of Honor for 17-year-old Brice Alexander Gautreau at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge . Brice received an Eagle Scout badge, the highest honor awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, on Dec. 19, 2012, at St. George Catholic School in Baton Rouge , troop sponsor.
His Eagle Scout project benefitted the Feliciana Retreat Center of Norwood, LA. Some 25 scouts from his troop repaired a hiking trail bridge that had been damaged by a hurricane. The twisted railings were replaced, and fallen debris across the bridge was removed. A handicapped ramp that had been destroyed was rebuilt, allowing wheelchair access to the bridge.
Project approval was first given by Dick Wuensch, chairman of the management committee of the Presbytery of South Louisiana that oversees the Center. Approval was also given by the Boy Scout Istrouma Area Council, and, upon project completion, the Eagle rank was approved by the National Boy Scouts of America office.
To earn the high honor, Bride had to have at least 21 Eagle merit badges, complete his project and provide active leadership in the troop.
Paul Fontenot, scoutmaster, will give remarks at the Court of Honor for Brice and all to receive lesser ranks. “The number of scouts to get ranks will not be known until just prior to the event,” said Fontenot. Scout ranks include Scout, Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, Life and Eagle.
Scouting is in the Gautreau family. His father, Tommy, is assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 136. His grandfather, Joseph Ontko of Sarasota , FL., will attend and is the recipient of an Eagle Scout badge with four palms.
Brice’s mother, Trish, and his father, Tommy, are elders at Broadmoor Presbyterian Church.
Family and friends of the scouts to be honored are invited to attend the Court of Honor at the church, 9340 Florida Blvd. , and attend a reception following.