Learn more about other ministries affiliated with Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church.
School for Contemplative LivingSpiritual Director William Thiele It began with a pastoral response to the need for post-Katrina counseling and the dream of an intentional growth center. Under the spiritual direction of William Thiele, it has evolved into The School for Contemplative Living. Blessed by the Annual Conference and sponsored by the Parker and Rayne Memorial United Methodist Churches, the school is supported by a growing number of partners and members and offers a wide variety of opportunities for spiritual growth and service deeply grounded and centered in prayer.
To become a sponsor, partner, or member, call William Thiele, 504-899-3431.
Tulane Wesley Foundation CampusMinister Max ZehnerAs a ministry and community of the United Methodist Church, founded on the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, the Wesley Foundation is committed to accepting all people in the context of God's grace. We exist to provide a supportive Christian environment where students can grow both spiritually and socially through worship, mission, and fellowship.
Co-sponsored with the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, this weekly program offers a meal, shelter, hygiene items, books, clothing, friendship, counseling, and prayer for homeless men and women seeking help. Rayne members support this program with an ongoing collection of hotel amenities and travel size hygiene items, socks, and t-shirts. Weekly meals are also prepared and served by church members from Rayne and congregations across the city.
Luke's House Free ClinicLuke's House is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization addressing the health and spiritual needs of New Orleans, Louisiana. Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Luke's House works closely with church leaders and congregations from across the country to bring healing and compassion to the underserved community of New Orleans. Our Mission is to provide hope, help, and healing in response to the medical, mental, and spiritual health concerns of the post-Katrina New Orleans community.
Crescent City CafeThe Crescent City Cafe is an independent, grassroots organization based in New Orleans that is led by a team of volunteers and supported by donations. The Cafe is supported by multiple churches in New Orleans, including our host facility, Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church, and ministry partner St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church.
The mission of the Crescent City Cafe is to serve breakfast to New Orleans’ homeless and low-income residents with dignity and to connect young adults together in service to our community. We desire to demonstrate the love of God through our actions and our words. Founded in February 2009, the cafe simulates a restaurant, complete with breakfast specials that change each month. The volunteer servers take orders from guests and run them back to the kitchen, where other volunteers are at the helm — cooking up the orders and plating the food. The cafe is hosted at Rayne Memorial United Methodist.
APEX Youth Center
This program, directed by local pastor, Lisa Fitzpatrick, serves the needs of youth-at-risk in the City of New Orleans. APEX offers after-school activities, tutoring, music, art, mentoring, conflict resolution, community meals, and a Sunday night Bible study and worship service.
3900 Saint Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70115 504-899-3431 firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to browse our web-site, to contact any member of our staff, and to come for a visit soon. If you would like to know more about the life and work of this community of faith, please call our office at 504-899-3431 or e-mail the church. A member of our staff will be glad to be of assistance. Call us to schedule a tour of the facility or to meet with one of our pastors!
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