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Candle-Lighting

Litanies for Children

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The LIC employs a Farm Advocate,  and occasionally small grants are available for household needs for farmers affected by disasters.

Upcoming Board Meetings:

Fall Board Meeting 2016

Sept. 26-27, 2016, New Orleans

47th Annual Assembly

March 6-7, 2017, Monroe

Fall Board Meeting 2017

Sept. 25-26, 2017, Alexandria

Board Meeting ARCHIVES

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The 52nd Annual GPB was held on:

March 23, 2016

Email info@lagpb.org for more info. or to reserve a table for next year.   Individual tickets will be available as well.

outline of state, with Baton Rouge feautured

Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast --

You don't want to miss it!

More info at : www.lagpb.org

BREAKING

Down Walls

    

"For He is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall..."

  

EPHESIANS 2:14

The L.I.C. periodically holds Ecumenical Orientation Conferences around the state.  Watch our website and/or newsletters for the schedule of the next "Breaking Down Walls" event.

Click here for information from the first workshop held and to find links to some of the presentations used for each workshop.

On the light side -

After the Tornado

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Bible Sales

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Boudreaux's Confession

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Laughing with our Members

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Reading Romeo & Juliette?  

  Find out why....

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Held annually on

October 1st:

World

Peace Day

Louisiana World Peace Day web site

Louisiana Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Coastal Care

      2016

  Resources

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You are invited to join us at the

Fall Board Meeting

September 26-27, 2016

at Rayne United Methodist Church

in New Orleans

Theme: "Civility in Public Discourse"

All Speaker Sessions (at Rayne UMC) and the Monday evening Ecumenical Worship Service (at St. Mary's Assumption) are open to the public.

Public Schedule:

Monday, September 26th  3:15pm - 5:00pm - Speaker Rev. Lindy Broderick

Monday evening Worship Service 7:30pm - St. Mary's Assumption Church

Tuesday, September 27th  9:30am - 10:45am - Speaker Fr. Fred Kammer

Rev. Lindy Broderick, CCE

On Monday, Keynote Speaker, Rev. Lindy Broderick, will present on “Speak your Peace”, based upon the publication ‘Choosing Civility’ by author P. M. Forni.  Rev. Broderick has made similar presentations around the country.  Her current ministry appointment is in her full-time secular career through the Shreveport Chamber of Commerce with a specialized ministry of Peace and Justice, to encourage a more civil discourse in the business community and in the legislative arena.

On Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:45, Speaker, Fr. Fred Kammer will continue with further discussion of the theme of civility and tolerance with possible review/edit of a possible open letter to go to people of faith.  Fr. Kammer is a Roman Catholic priest, an attorney, and a member of the Southern Province of the Jesuits.  He has been director of the Jesuit Social Research Institute since March of 2009.  

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., Ph.D.

Fr. Fred Kammer, S.J., J.D.

On Monday Evening, September 26th, an ecumenical evening worship service will be held at the historic St. Mary’s Assumption Catholic Church at 2030 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA, beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Please join us!

As always the public is invited to all speaker sessions & the Monday evening worship service.    Hope to see you there!

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Children's Anti-Poverty Initiative

Click here to find out more about the Bread or Stones program

or click here to contact us.

...What man is there of you, whom if

his son ask bread, will he give him

a stone?        Matthew 7:9

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   As the waters recede, we pray that the peace of God  

   remains with you and guides you in the days to come.

Flood waters receding in Springfield, LA

Our thanks to the many First Responders, Volunteers, and all manner of peoples that have come together to help each other through this disaster that covers numerous parishes in Central and Southeast LA and even into Mississippi.  Twenty parishes were declared federal disaster areas and 8 other parishes has flood damages as well.

Need help?   Louisiana operates a hotline to direct people to needed/available resources.   Call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

The SHELTER AT HOME program began on 8/30/16.  Designed mainly for homes that had 2ft or less of flood water (other homes can be considered), the program offers cleaning, gutting, inspection, and rebuilding/repair of basic living quarters with one functioning bathroom so that homeowners can continue their repairs while staying in their own homes.  Go to: https://shelterathome.la.gov/
  

More volunteers are needed

Many of our member churches have active disaster programs in place.   If you’d like to volunteer with any of these, please email the LIC or call 225-344-0134 and we will be happy to help you coordinate with those in your area.

Louisiana's volunteer program:  Volunteer Louisiana, go to:

http://www.volunteerlouisiana.gov   Get your name on the Crisis Cleanup list by calling  1-800-451-1954.  Needs will be matched with voluntary groups.

Volunteer through the Red Cross:  call 1- 855-489-2528 or 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcross.org.   You can also text the word LAFLOODS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovery from these disasters.

FEMA Resources for eligible Homeowners AND eligible Renters:  Individuals can register damage on the web or by phone as follows :

https://www.disasterassistance.gov
1-800-621-3362
TTY: 1-800-462-7585

 

For general updates and information:

Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

Website: http://gohsep.la.gov/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gohsep/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GOHSEP

Tip:  Many of your pictures CAN be saved.  Depending upon how well they hold their color, some can be lightly rinsed of grime or just laid flat to dry.  If you have a friend with a working freezer, they can freeze them in ziplock bags until you have more time to work with them.   You can also freeze important documents until you have further time to work with them.

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Find out more about WHS

New date & location:

October 9, 2016 -

Southern University

 and A&M College - Mini-Dome

Baton Rouge, LA

Click here for general directions to SU

Once you get there you can easily see the mini-dome - FG Clark Activity Center

St. Peter Claver Choir led

the worship

The first WHS event was

held on May 31st, 2015

in New Orleans, LA

     Over 230 people attended the inaugural event “Welcome Home Sunday” on May 31, 2015 at Dillard University in New Orleans.   Thanks to all who braved the pouring rain and flooded streets to be involved!   

     Welcome Home Sunday was born out of the need for further reentry programs where communities of faith reach out to returning citizens with resources and refuge, especially when they come out of prison and are most vulnerable for returning.

Tom Costanza, a Micah partner and the Division Director for Catholic Charities New Orleans, emceed the event.  Rev. Dan Krutz, Executive Director of the Louisiana Interchurch Conference set the tone for the afternoon when he opened by stating, “we need to do some ‘de-incarcerating.’” 

Keynote speaker Archbishop Gregory Aymond, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, laid out his recommendation for a 10-point plan for faith communities who seek to make a real difference in the lives of formerly incarcerated:

 

  • Welcome them by name
  • Tell them that "God is the God of a second chance and sometimes a third or fourth chance."
  • Welcome their families and help those families support them.
  • Help them find housing
  • Help them find work
  • Mentor them
  • Challenge them to work toward rehabilitation
  • Invite them into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Help them reconcile with their victims.
  • Be a presence for them so they can become "a people of thanksgiving."

A Call to Prayer

The event was brought to a close by a call to action for Faith Communities. 

 We hope to soon see similar Welcome Home Sunday programs around the state – we’ll keep you posted!

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The 11th Annual Day of Prayer For Protection From Hurricanes was held on

June 1st, 2016

and prayers of thanksgiving for many answered prayers

Even as we continue to remember those affected by previous Hurricanes, we lift up prayers for protection

from future hurricanes. 

There is only One who can calm the storms in our lives!

Click here for the 2016 proclamation from the Governor

Prayers for June 1st and beyond

God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection. We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the coming season. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust and hope in Your love and mercy. You alone bring peace, calm and safety. Father, we thank you in advance, for You are our only Refuge. We ask this through Jesus Christ Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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God, Our Father, Creator and Lord of the universe, You have set the earth on its foundation and all the elements of nature obey Your command. We humbly beseech You to keep us safe from all dangers and calm the storms that threaten us. May we be secure in Your loving protection and serve You always with grateful hearts. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen.

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Louisiana Interchurch Conference

Mission Statement: 

“To live the faith we hold in common”

LIC—What is its Purpose?  Recognizing that Jesus calls all people to be one, the Louisiana Interchurch Conference, representing diverse communions, strives to proclaim in word and deed to the people, churches and institutions of Louisiana that faith which we hold in common, in the hope that by our common witness we will grow toward greater unity in Christ Jesus.

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