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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

held annually on:

January 18th - 25th

Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power

 

(from

Exodus 15:6)

  

2018 Week of Prayer

Week of Prayer website:

http://www.geii.org/

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Louisiana -

some 2018 Events

(Events are published as soon as we are made

aware of them)

 

January 19, 2018, Alexandria: 

Bishop David Talley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria advised of an Ecumenical Liturgy of the Word – Prayer Service, held at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 626 4th Street, Alexandria, LA Phone: (318) 445-1451, on Friday, January 19th (11 AM to 12:30 PM, with brunch), as their main focus for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Vicar General, Fr. Scott Chemino, coordinated this for the diocese.

January 31, 2018, Metairie: 

In Celebration of the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, “That they may all be one!” a Vespers service was held for the Forefeast of the Meeting of Our Lord with Simeon - the Presentation of the child to Simeon in the Temple on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:30 PM, at St. Basil’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3916 Hudson St, Metairie, LA 70006.

  

A reception followed in the Church Hall, with a brief presentation by Rev. Buddy Noel, Ecumenical Officer of the Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, on the topic, What We Hold In Common, with the Orthodox response by Rev. Peter Nugent, Pastor of St. Basil’s.  

           

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In Thanksgiving for the gifts of each denomination:

A Litany of Thanksgiving

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually on January 18th - 25th.

More Information on the Week of Prayer

 

 

 

2017 Week of Prayer Theme:

Reconciliation - The Love of Christ Compels Us

 

(Reference: 2nd Corinthians

5:14-20)

2017 Week

of Prayer

2016 Week of Prayer Theme:

2016 Week

of Prayer

Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord

(cf. 1 Peter 2:9)

2015 Week of Prayer Theme:

Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."

(John 4:7)

2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

2015 Week

of Prayer

2014 Week of Prayer Theme:

2014 Week of Prayer logo

HAS Christ

BEEN

Divided?

(cf. 1 Corinthians 1:13)

2014 Week of Prayer

2013 Week of Prayer Theme:

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2013

2013 Week of Prayer

What Does God Require of Us?

(Micah 6 : 6-8)

2012 Week of Prayer Theme:

We will all be changed by the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2012 Week of Prayer

2011 Week of Prayer Theme:

Theme:

"One in the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer"

cf. Acts 2:42

2011 Week of Prayer

2010 Week of Prayer Theme:

2010 Week of Prayer

Theme:

"Ye Are Witnesses of These Things"

2009 Week of Prayer Theme:

 “That they may 

   become one in

      your hand.

2008 Week of Prayer Theme:

 

First

Thessalonians 5:12a

and 13b - 18


 

 

LIC AND ECUMENICAL EVENTS

CALENDAR

       

 Calendar is updated as more information is received.

 

 

********* 2018 ********* 

2018

   Year of Prayer for Cancer Alley

in Louisiana

Jan. 4-7 State Ecumenical Executives Retreat (S.E.E.), Marywood Retreat Center, Jacksonville, Florida
Jan. 6 Epiphany
Jan. 11 Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
Jan. 18 - 25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (always on Jan. 18th - 25th)   http://www.geii.org/
Jan. 27 Year of Prayer for Cancer Alley in Louisiana, opening service, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Welcome, LA
Jan. 30 Bread or Stones Faith in Action Meeting, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Alexandria, LA
Feb. 1 Bread or Stones Public Policy Task Force Meeting, UMC Conference Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 5 - 7 Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention quarterly conference, Harvest Baptist Church, 305 Lake Drive, Ferriday, LA
Feb. 8 Criminal Justice Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 10 Presbytery of the Pines meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Texarkana, AR
Feb. 13 Mardi Gras (a/ka/ Fat Tuesday)
Feb. 14 Valentine's Day   and   Ash Wednesday
Feb. 19

President's Day

Feb. 19-21 Louisiana Home & Foreign Mission Baptist State Convention Mid Winter Board Meeting, Second Union Missionary Baptist Church, Alexandria, LA
Feb. 20 Presbytery of South Louisiana, 138th Stated Meeting, at First Presbyterian Church of Scotlandville, in Baton Rouge, LA
Mar. 1 Faith and Creation Care Workshop, environmental training, National Wildlife Federation office, New Orleans, LA
Mar. 2

World Day of Prayer (First Friday of March)

http://www.worlddayofprayer.net/

March 5-6 LIC 48th Annual Assembly, First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Mar. 11

Daylight Savings time begins at 2am

Mar. 14 Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Baton Rouge, LA.  More info. go to:  www.lagpb.org
Mar. 25 Palm Sunday
Mar. 30 Good Friday
Mar. 29 - April 1 Religious Society of Friends, South Central Yearly Meeting, Greene Family Camp, Bruceville, Texas
April 1 Easter Sunday
April 11 Holocaust Remembrance Day
April 20 - 23

Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Washington, D.C.

Click here for more info.

April 22 Earth Day
April 16 - 19 National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU), Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel , Sliver Spring, MD
April 27 - 28 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - North TX / North LA Synod Assembly, Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, Temple, TX
1st wk of May

Children's Sabbath - First Week of May. 

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May 3 National Day of Prayer (1st Thursday in May)
May 4 May Friendship Day - Church Women United (1st Friday in May) 
May 10 Ascension Day

May 17

-19

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - TX/LA Gulf Coast Synod Assembly, Hilton Houston North, Houston, TX
May 20 Day of Pentecost
May 28 Memorial Day (observed)
June 1 Day of Prayer for Protection from Hurricanes

June 1-

2

United Church of Christ South Central Conference Annual Meeting, at Camp Allen, Navasota, TX
June 5 Presbytery of South Louisiana, Stated Meeting, John Calvin Presbyterian Church, Metairie
June 4 Pentecost Sunday
June 6 - 9 United Methodist Church, Louisiana Annual Conference Session, Centenary College, Shreveport
June 9 Presbytery of the Pines meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Monticello, AR
June t/b/a

United Church of Christ/ South Central Conference Annual Meeting,

June 22-29 Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 38th Quadrennial Session & 39th Convening Session, Birmingham, AL
June 14 Flag Day
July 4 Independence Day
July t/b/a Louisiana Conference, AME Zion Church
July 14-20 145th Annual Session, Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention, New Orleans, LA
Sept. 3 Labor Day

Sept. 21

or

Oct. 1

International Day of Peace

(Celebrated on day of preference, in LA it is Oct. 1st)

World Peace Day

Sept. 24-25 LIC Fall Board Meeting, Lake Charles, LA
Oct. 13 Presbytery of the Pines meeting, location t/b/d.
Oct. 19-20 Presbytery of South Louisiana stated meeting, Feliciana Retreat Center, Norwood, LA
Oct. - 3rd wk

Children's Sabbath - Third weekend of October. 

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Oct. t/b/a 154th Session African Methodist Episcopal LA Annual Conference (8th District AME). 
Oct. 26-27 Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana 181st Annual Convention, St. Martin’s Episcopal School, Metairie
Nov. 1 All Saints Day
Nov. 2 -3 Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana 39th Annual Convention, location t/b/a
Nov. 2-4 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Great River Regional Assembly, Kings Highway Christian Church, Shreveport, LA
Nov. 4 Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am
Nov. 5-13 Church of God in Christ 111th Holy Convocation, St. Louis, MO
Nov. 11 Veteran's Day
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day
Dec. 2 1st Sunday of Advent
Dec.25 Christmas Day

 

Previous Year's calendar for reference:

 

 
********* 2017 ********* 
Jan. 5 - 8 State Ecumenical Executives Retreat (S.E.E.), Tampa, Florida
Jan. 10 Louisiana Chaplain's Association quarterly meeting, Monroe, LA
Jan. 11 Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Jan. 14 African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church checkup meeting - Big Zion Church (Roseland District)
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
Jan. 18 - 25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (always on Jan. 18th - 25th)   http://www.geii.org/
Jan. 20 Inauguration Day
Jan. 28 LA CURE Legislative Workshop, Baton Rouge, LA
Jan. 29 Bread or Stones Listening Post, First Presbyterian Church, 1130 Johnston Street, Lafayette. 2 to 3:30pm.
Feb. 2 Bread or Stones Public Policy Task Force Meeting, UMC Conference Bldg, Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 5 - 8 Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention quarterly conference, Harvest Baptist Church, 305 Lake Drive, Ferriday, LA
Feb. 9 Criminal Justice Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA
Feb. 11 Presbytery of the Pines meeting, Presbyterian Church of Christ, Ruston, LA
Feb. 14 Valentine's Day
Feb. 20

President's Day

Feb. 21 Presbytery of South Louisiana, Stated Meeting, Lakeview Presbyterian Church
Feb. 28 Mardi Gras (a/k/a Fat Tuesday)
Mar. 1 Ash Wednesday
Mar. 2 Faith & Order Meeting, Pineville, LA
Mar. 3

World Day of Prayer (First Friday of March)

http://www.worlddayofprayer.net/

March 6-7 LIC 47th Annual Assembly, Courtyard Marriott Hotel, Monroe, LA
Mar. 12

Daylight Savings time begins at 2am

April 9 Palm Sunday
April 11 Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Baton Rouge, LA.  More info. go to:  www.lagpb.org
April 14 Good Friday
April 14 - 16 Religious Society of Friends, South Central Yearly Meeting, Greene Family Camp, Bruceville, Texas
April 16 Easter Sunday
April 21 - 24

Ecumenical Advocacy Days, Washington, D.C.

Click here for more info.

April 22 Earth Day
May 1-4 National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU), Hilton-Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN
1st wk of May

Children's Sabbath - First Week of May. 

Click here for litanies

May 4 National Day of Prayer (1st Thursday in May)
May 5 May Friendship Day - Church Women United (1st Friday in May) 
May 29 Memorial Day (observed)
June 1 Day of Prayer for Protection from Hurricanes
June 6 Presbytery of South Louisiana, Stated Meeting, 1st Presbyterian Church (100th Anniversary), DeRidder, LA. 
June 4 Pentecost Sunday
June 7 - 10 United Methodist Church, Louisiana Annual Conference Session, Centenary College, Shreveport
June 9 - 10

United Church of Christ/ South Central Conference Annual Meeting, Cathedral of Hope, Dallas, Tx.

June 14 Flag Day
June 30th-July 4th United Church of Christ General Synod, Baltimore, MD.
July 4 Independence Day
July 5th-July 9th Louisiana Conference, AME Zion Church, Bickham AME Zion, Independence, LA.
Sept. 4 Labor Day
Sept. 21 International Day of Peace (World Peace Day)
Sept. 25-26 LIC Fall Board Meeting, Alexandria, LA
Oct. 13-14 Presbytery of South Louisiana stated meeting, First Presbyterian Church, Hammond, LA
Oct. - 3rd wk

Children's Sabbath - Third weekend of October. 

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Oct. 26 Criminal Justice Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA
Oct. 31-Nov 3 153rd Session African Methodist Episocopal LA Annual Conference (8th District AME).  Turner Chapel AME Church, 874 Turner Chapel Rd, Greensburg, LA
Nov. 1 All Saints Day
Nov. 3-4 Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana 180th Annual Convention, St. James Episcopal Church, Baton Rouge
Nov. 3-4 Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana 38th Annual Convention, Holiday Inn, 701 4th St., Alexandria, LA
Nov. 5 Daylight Saving Time ends at 2am
Nov. 5 Church of God in Christ 110th Holy Convocation, St. Louis, MO
Nov. 8-10 NCCCUSA Christian Unity Gathering, Sheraton Hotel, Silver Spring, MD
Nov.11 Veteran's Day
Nov.23 Thanksgiving Day
Nov.26 1st Sunday of Advent
Dec.25 Christmas Day

 

 
 
 
   
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