Louisiana Methodist Children's Home

Louisiana Methodist Children's Home

Asbury United Methodist Church has a long history of helping the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home, in funds and in deeds. Since 1994, Asbury members have contributed over $18,000 through offerings, and many members contribute directly to their ministries.

It takes $74,000 per day for the Louisiana Children's Homes around the state to operate its programs. Click here to go to Louisiana Methodist Children's Home's website.

How can you help?

  • Contribute to our Mother's Day offering. This special offering goes towards the support of all 3 homes; the one in Ruston, the one in Sulphur, and the one in Mandeville. Monetary gifts help cover monthly expenses, both for the homes and for foster care.
  • Purchase Screaming Owl Salsa and Pepper Jelly ( see below) in the Youth Cafe year-round and at special sales on Mother's Day and during the Christmas Season.
  • Assist with other ministry opportunities at Asbury. Our Children's Ministry, our Youth Ministry, and our Missions teams all do things throughout the year that help support the Louisiana Methodist Youth homes.

During the month of April, our Children's Ministry recognizes Blue Sunday, a national day of prayer for those that suffer from child abuse and those that minister and counsel those sufferers. Children in grades 1-4 learn about the importance of safety and the foster care system. As one of their activities, children and families have the opportunity to write notes of encouragement to residents in one of the Louisiana Methodist Children's Homes. These notes are sent then sent to the children that reside in the homes.

One of our joint mission projects with First UMC Lafayette, the Pillowcase Project, makes homemade pillowcases for the residents of the 3 Louisiana Methodist Children's Homes. Click here to find out how to help this ministry.

Our Adult Ministry Sunday School classes collect gift cards for boys home in Sulphur. Last year, they collected over $750 in gift cards.

Our Asbury Youth Ministry sells Screaming Owl Salsa year-round in the Youth Cafe'. Salsa is $6 per jar and comes in the following flavors: Just a Tad Warm (mild), Pretty Darn Hot(medium), Sizzlin' Tail Feathers (medium with black beans and corn), and Holy Cow! It's Screamin' Hot (extra hot). Pepper Jelly is $7 per jar and comes in the following flavors: Hootin' Hot, Blazin' Hot, and Party Time( mild cranberry). Proceeds during the year and at Christmas help both the Asbury Youth Ministry and the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home. During our Mother's Day sale, all sales benefit the Louisiana Methodist Children's Home.

We also have opportunities that directly benefit the Louisiana Methodist Children's Homes. These opportunities include collecting for Hospitality Baskets for new residents, Christmas Parties for residents, and a new ministry called Open Table. Open Table is a mentoring program for residents of the homes that are "aging out" of foster care. Over 85% of children that age out become homeless or are subject to human trafficking. Open Table is a mentoring program that assists these youths with teaching life skills and showing a personal interest in their lives.

For more information about the Louisiana Methodist Children's Homes or how you can help at Asbury, please contact Marijo Booth, Asbury's Local Church Representative, at mjbooth@lusfiber.net



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