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Candle-Lighting

Litanies for Children

Click here for FARM AID information

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

Upcoming Board Meetings:

48th Annual Assembly

March 5-6, 2018, Baton Rouge

Fall Board Meeting 2018

Sept. 24-25, 2018,

Lake Charles

 

Board Meeting ARCHIVES

Get the scoop on all of the recent Board Meetings!

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The 54th Annual GPB is scheduled for:

Wednesday,

March 14, 2018

Email info@lagpb.org for more info. or go to:

www.lagpb.org to reserve a table or order Individual tickets for the upcoming GPB.

outline of state, with Baton Rouge feautured

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

We hope you'd hold a special observance in your home/church area!

 

and prayers of thanksgiving for many answered prayers

The 12th Annual Day of Prayer For Protection From Hurricanes was held on

June 1st, 2017

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!

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 Interfaith Disaster Recovery Network, Inc.

 

 

 

 

Week of Prayer, Jan. 18-25th

      2016

  Resources

Courtyard Monroe Airport

47th Annual Assembly

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Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Denis Janz,

Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies at Loyola University.

Denis R. Janz, Ph.D.

 

The Rev. Irma Bañales of the ELCA-NT/NL Synod was the evening preacher.

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Thanks to all who joined us in Alexandria!

The Fall Board Meeting and Ecumenical Worship Service were held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on

Monday, September 25th & Tuesday September 26, 2017

Click here for more pictures and info.

The theme was: "The Church, the Reformation and the Quest for Unity"

With discussion and study of the Reformation - Oct, 2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

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Our prayers are with all who are facing the aftermath of

Hurricanes Harvey

and Irma

         The Louisiana Interchurch Conference has member churches in the affected areas in Texas as well as southwestern Louisiana.  If you want to lend a hand to the victims of this historic storm, there are countless ways to do so. Many of the LIC member denominations have disaster programs that remain in a constant state of readiness for direct aid.  These programs are always in need of donations and often in need volunteers.  Please contact the LIC if you need information on any of these programs.  Or you can donate $10 to the American Red Cross by texting HARVEY to 90999 or donate to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 51555. 

One year later -- You are not forgotten

The waters receded and the clean-up and repairs began...

However, one year later, there are still many that are not in their homes, or perhaps they are living in one room that is habitable, or just outside in a FEMA trailer.

Flood-Impacted Homeowners

http://restore.la.gov/

The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program became available in the Spring of 2017 to provide recovery assistance to homeowners affected by the 2016 flooding.   This program applies to those in all levels of recovery, even those who have finished their repairs.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated funding to assist in Louisiana’s long term recovery from the severe flooding that occurred throughout much of the state in March and August of 2016. The funding for The Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program is allocated out of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program.  The program consists of two steps: a survey and an application. The survey may be completed online via the link above or by calling (866) 735-2001, and should take about 15 minutes from start to finish. After completing the survey, homeowners will be invited to complete an application based on their answers to the survey and the phase for which they may qualify. Supporting documentation will be required during the application step to verify eligibility for financial assistance. Assistance will be distributed over several phases; as the state continues to seek more funding from Congress, the program may expand to include additional phases.

 

All flood-impacted homeowners are strongly encouraged to complete the survey. Even if homeowners do not qualify for one of the initial six phases of assistance, they could qualify as more funding becomes available.

 

Find out more about possible Reimbursement Estimates and Repair Estimates at:

    http://restore.la.gov/homeowner-assistance-program/

Sign up to receive email updates from the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program.

We pray that the peace of God remains with you

and guides you in the days to come.

Flood waters receding in Springfield, LA

We also still remember in prayer and appreciation the many First Responders, Volunteers, and all manner of peoples that came together to help through this disaster that covered numerous parishes in Central and Southeast LA and even into Mississippi. 

Additional Resources:  Louisiana operates a hotline to direct people to needed/available resources.   Call 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

 

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.

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

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Children's Anti-Poverty Initiative

Your church or organization can be involved - often at no cost to you!  We need you - join the campaign!

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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10/9/16

The most recent WHS was held at:

  The Wesley Foundation,

on Oct. 9, 2016

at S.U. in Baton Rouge, LA

Thanks to all who participated!

We'll keep you posted on future events

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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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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