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									Page 8, The DeQuincy News, DeQuincy, La., Come Worship, March 23, 2011

            At Life Worship Center we                                                                   DeQuincy United Methodist Church
         “serve Christ by serving others”                                                            DeQuincy             United
                                                                                                  Methodist Church is a congre-
                                                                                                  gation dedicated to making
                                                                                                                                     Texas conference, a large
                                                                                                                                     group of high school students
                                                                                                                                     and adults will be in
                                                                                                                                                                       a.m., Sunday mornings.
                                                                                                                                                                         *Children’s and Youth
                                                                                                                                                                       Sunday School
   “Serving Christ by serving        LWC ACADEMY                 Education all from McNeese       disciples for Jesus Christ for     DeQuincy the second week of         *Adult Discipleship
others” is the fundamental        LWC       Academy,         a   State University. He has         transformation of the world.       June. During that time, they        *Questor’s Class
belief of Life Worship Center. Christian-based school, will      been a member of Louisiana       Members make a solemn              will travel to individual homes     *Builder’s Class
Located in Singer, Life        begin its second year in          Federation of Teachers for       promise to God and the con-        to conduct home repair, paint-      *Women’s Class.
Worship Center is the          September 2011. The enroll-       over 20 years and is a former    gregation to uphold the church     ing projects, or other projects
“church with the big white     ment period for the 2011-         representative. He is a certi-   with their prayers, their pres-    not needing professionals.              OPEN DOORS
cross”.                        2012 school year will begin in    fied mentor teacher and CPI      ence, their service, their gifts      Anyone who would like to         *Vacation Bible School
   Life Worship Center was     April. LWC Academy is a           trained. He has been in min-     and their witness.                 apply to receive a benefit of       *Family Life
established in November,       faith-based school which uses     istry for 34 years as an evan-      Our faith is guided by          this outreach ministry, please      *Nurture & Care
2010, by Rev. Alvin D. Smith.  the ABEKA curriculum.             gelist and pastor. He has        Scripture, tradition, experi-      pick up an application at the       *United Methodist Women
Our schedule for services is:  Students are encouraged to        served at Sugartown and          ence and reason. For United        church office located at 301 E.     *United Methodist Men
Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.;   seek excellence in all areas of   LeBlanc           Pentecostal    Methodists, the Bible is the       Center Street. One stipulation
Sunday Worship at 11:15        their life.                       Churches.                        record of God’s people living      is that the house must be             CHURCH HISTORY
a.m.; Life Application Class      The Academy opened its            Rev. Alvin and Susan          out God’s promises. Our con-       owned by the person who is           The earliest report of the
on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.;       doors to students on Monday,      Smith have two daughters,        gregational members enjoy          currently residing there.         Methodist        Church       in
Bible Study on Wednesdays      Aug. 30, 2010. LWC Academy        Rebecca Smith, a middle          and participate in Bible study     Applications will be evaluated;   DeQuincy was at the Gulf
at 7 p.m.                      is a non-public Christian         school teacher and mentor        and numerous outreach min-         project managers will travel to   Annual Conference of 1908.
   Special Services are sched- school located in Singer on       teacher in Round Rock, Tex.,     istries.                           DeQuincy in May to evaluate       Prior to 1918, the first
uled for May 13 and 14 with    the grounds of Life Worship       and      Suzanne       (Smith)      We reach beyond our own         homes.                            Methodist Church building
Rev. Gary Bankson of           Center.                           Cupstid, a systems analyst in    church and community to               The      membership       of   was located on Front Street
Rosepine       First   United     LWC Academy is a school        Houston, Tex., married to        share God’s love with people of    DeQuincy United Methodist         between Third and Fourth
Pentecostal Church present-    where the impossible is possi-    Jeff Cupstid. The Smiths         many faiths. For more than         Church is eager to embrace        Streets. In 1919, the wood
ing the message.               ble for every student and         have one grandson, Jacob         200 years, the United              this outreach by hosting the      frame church building was
   Every fifth Sunday, in      excellence to achieve is the      Cupstid.                         Methodist Church and its           youth at our church facility      built on the site of the present
May, July and October, we      goal. Enrollment covers                                            predecessors have worked to        and providing meals, snacks       sanctuary on Center Street.
                                                                                                  help the poor, the sick, the       and fun activities while they        Our current sanctuary was
will be having Sunday
Dinner after the service.
                               grades 4 and up.
                                  Susan G. Smith is admin-          Pentecostal                   orphaned, the aging, the           are here.                         built in 1958. The present
   Life Worship Center is a    istrator at LWC Academy.                                           oppressed and the imprisoned,                                        Fellowship Hall was built in
growing church. Future plans
include breaking ground for a
                               She has over 25 years of
                               experience in education with
                                                                      Power                       in our state, our country, and
                                                                                                  around the world.
                                                                                                                                       The motto of the United
                                                                                                                                                                       1967 and the Education-
                                                                                                                                                                       al/Office Building in 1968.
new Family Life Center on      15 of those years being in        Lord, as of old, at Pentecost,      To fulfill our mission state-   Methodist Church is Open             In May of 1994, the church
Easter Sunday, Apr. 24. The    administration and counsel-       Thou didst Thy power dis-        ment: To Seek, Study and           Hearts, Open Minds, Open          plant expanded to include a
Ladies of Life Worship         ing. You may contact the          play,                            Share the Gospel Message, the      Doors. We live that motto in      gymnasium. It provides space
Center are completing a cook-  LWC Academy by calling 786-       With cleansing, purifying        membership of DeQuincy             the following ways:               for recreational activities for
book that will be sold for $10 2750,      Monday     through     flame,                           United Methodist Church                                              our children and youth and
each. These monies will go     Thursday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.        Descend on us today.             embraces Bible study, worship             OPEN HEARTS                larger church gatherings such
towards the building fund.     “LWC Academy, a special                                            and outreach ministries in the        Service with a traditional     as homecomings.
                               place where every student is      Lord, send the old-time          following ways:                    style of worship at 11 a.m. on       In 2005, to enhance the
 CHILDREN’S MINISTRY a champion and excellence is                power,    the     Pentecostal                                       Sunday mornings.                  beauty of the sanctuary,
   A Children’s Ministry the only option”.                       power!                                 LENTEN SERIES                   Childcare is offered during    stained glass windows were
musical is in the planning                                       Thy floodgates of blessing, on      Rev. Crise will present a       worship services where your       installed as memorials. On
stages with an expected per-      ABOUT THE PASTOR               us throw open wide!              Lenten Sermon series which         child is cared for and loved.     Sept. 27 and 28, 2008, mem-
formance for the first part of    Rev. Alvin Dale Smith has      Lord, send the old-time          began Sunday, Mar. 13 and             Church Camp is held at         bers and friends of DeQuincy
June. We invite anyone who years of experience in educa-         power,    the     Pentecostal    will continue through Apr. 24,     Uskichitto Retreat Center in      UMC celebrated 100 years of
does not already have a tion. He holds a Bachelor of             power!                           titled “Questions from the         Leblanc.                          ministry.
church home to please join Science degree in Social              That sinners be converted        Gospel of John”. Each sermon          Missions & Outreach activi-       The church continues to
us. Life Worship Center is Sciences, a Master of                 and Thy Name glorified!          is based upon a verse from the     ties include supporting the       beautify the sanctuary. In
“serving Christ by serving Education in Educational                                               Book of John.                      Community Outreach Center,        November, 2009, the windows
others.”                       Leadership, a +30 in Special                                                                          the new Methodist Children’s      at the front of the sanctuary
                                                                                                  EASTER WEEK WORSHIP                Home of Southwest Louisiana,      were replaced with a modern
                                                                                                          SCHEDULE                   celebrations at our local nurs-   design showing a starburst
                                                                                                    Friday, Apr. 22 - Good           ing home.                         around the cross. The educa-
                                                                                                  Friday Service, 6:30 p.m.             We are active with the         tion wing was updated in 2010
                                                                                                    Sunday, Apr. 24 - 6 a.m.         DeQuincy            Ministerial   to offer a welcoming atmos-
                                                                                                  Sonrise Service at DeQuincy        Alliance, the community wor-      phere for children and adults.
                                                                                                  Railroad Museum grounds;           ship and prayer events,
                                                                                                  Celebration Service, 11 a.m.,      National Night Out and the           ABOUT OUR PASTOR
                                                                                                  DeQuincy United Methodist          Hallelujah Festival.                 Rev. Crise completed his
                                                                                                  Church.                               We financially support glob-   seminary training in May
                                                                                                                                     al ministries that are spon-      2007 and was called to
                                                                                                         HOME REPAIR                 sored     by     The     United   DeQuincy in June 2007.
                                                                                                           OUTREACH                  Methodist Church.                 Previously, Bro. Jerry served
                                                                                                     This year, church members          We participate and support     at several small churches in
                                                                                                  will reach out to the communi-     volunteer mission trips in        northeast Louisiana while
                                                                                                  ty by assisting in home repairs    Louisiana, other parts of the     attending seminary. Bro. Jerry
                                                                                                  for those who are still strug-     United States and in other        and his wife, Sue, moved here
                                                                                                  gling from damages received        countries.                        from Monroe, but have been
                                                                                                  during hurricanes Rita or Ike.                                       residents of Louisiana for over
                                                                                                     In partnership with youth             OPEN MINDS                  30 years.
                                                                                                  ministry efforts in the central      *Bible classes begin at 9:45

            Life Worship Center                                                                                                        You’re
                                                                                                                                     Invited To...
          Our schedule for services is:
                                                                                                                                 DeQuincy United
          Sunday School - 10:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                 Methodist Church
          Sunday Worship - 11:15 a.m.

          Life Application Class on Mondays - 6:30 p.m.

          Bible Study on Wednesdays - 7 p.m.

                                                 Rev. Alvin Dale Smith
                                                 and                                                             Making Disciples of Jesus Christ
                                                 Sister Susan Smith                                                  To Transform The World
                                                                                                                     — SUNDAY SCHEDULE —
                                                                                                             • Youth & Adult Bible Classes....9:45 a.m.
                                                                                                             • Worship....................................11:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                            — LENTEN SERMON SERIES —
                                                                                                           • March 27         The Wholeness Question                    John 5: 1-15
                                                                                                           • April 3          The Discipleship Question                 John 6: 60-71
                     located at 10526 Hwy. 27, Singer                                                      • April 10         The Commitment Question                   John 13: 31-38
                                                                                                           • April 17         The Cross Question                        John 18: 1-11
                    (337) 786-2750                                                                         • April 24         The Easter Question                       John 20: 1-9

                                                                                                                Rev. Jerry Crise, Pastor •             email:

                                                                                                                 301 E. Center St. • DeQuincy • 337-786-6691

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