St Charles United Methodist Church
Monday, September 22, 2014
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

Our Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of our two services.
Contemporary Service
8:30 AM
Sunday School for All Ages
9:45 - 10:45 AM
Traditional Service
11:00 AM


Want to learn more about St. Charles United Methodist? Are you looking for ways to connect? Join this terrific group of growing, serving and sharing Christians. We'd love to answer your questions , help you feel at home, and join us . Get in touch

You may know us as the Pumpkin Church, but We are much more than just pumpkins.

St. Charles United Methodist Church in Destrehan, Louisiana is:

  • A place to make new friends. 
  • A place where you can use your talents and abilities to serve one another. 
  • A place where you can find out just how much God loves you!

We are a friendly, diverse and very casual congregation where you will fit in, no matter who you are and where you have been. Join us at one of our morning worship services with excellent music and relevant preaching and where we are glad to provide a caring nursery for all our worship services.




Covenant Bible Study is an opportunity to have our church —and others who will join us— study the Bible together in small groups; thus creating a common, Bible-focused conversation among everyone.  

To paraphrase, the course materials describe the study like this:   COVENANT is an in-depth group Bible study in which small groups read  and discuss the Bible together, learning how to love God—and each other—better.  

This 8-week study focuses on how to create a covenant relationship.  Each class meets weekly and each meeting lasts 90 minutes.  Class time is facilitated by one or two hosts and includes a video and a group discussion focused around the daily readings.  Additionally, Covenant classes are scheduled at various times and locations throughout the week to make it easy for you to participate in the fellowship and conversation.  

Study materials and daily readings are available in a variety of user-friendly ways.  Choose from a traditional study guide booklet, daily emails or smartphone/tablet apps for both Apple and Android products.      

Classes begin the week of September 21st.  Look for the sign-up sheets in the church Narthex or contact our church office to choose the class time that works best for you:

NOTE:  Times and locations for your original choice may have changed.

Sunday Classes
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM at the Church. Led by Alisa House
4:00 – 5:30 PM at Ronda Knox’s house, 20 Rosedown Dr., Destrehan
4:45 - 6:15 PM at Kristen & Rob Gilbert's house, 11 Azalea Ct., Luling
Monday Class
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM  at the Church. Let by Tim Lawson
Tuesday Classes
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM  at the church. Led by Tin Lawson
7:00 PM  – 8:30 PM at Babs & Jerry Schultz’ house, l2109 Ormond Blvd, Destrehan
Wednesday Classes
6:30 AM – 8:00 PM at the church. Led by Al Martin
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the Church. Led by Tim Lawson
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Rob & Dawn Streeck’s house, 3301 Main St., LaPlace
7:15 PM – 8:45 PM at the church.  Led by Chris LaBure
Thursday classes
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM at the church. Led by Ji
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM Charlene & Jim People’s house, 121 Ormond Meadows, Destrehan
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Don & Kim Stewart’s house, 312 Wade Drive, Luling


Sunday Announcements: September 21, 2014

Adult Sunday School Classes (SS=Sunday School Building):
  • Seekers Class - Conference Room lead by Dan McNeill
  • Ladies Class - SS Office
  • How to Build a Relationship that Will Last a Lifetime led by Chris LaBure. Based on the video series Making the Most of Marriage , Dr. Kevin Leman uses humor and group discussion to provide practical advice for couples on how to build lasting, loving relationships.   Whether you have been together for months or for years, any couple in a committed relationship can benefit from Dr. Leman’s tips on resolving conflicts, expressing love, and embracing each other’s differences and can share their own experiences to benefit others in the class.  The class will run through mid-October.   If you have questions or need more information, call Alisa House.  Sign up sheets are in the Narthex. This class meets in the Sancuary.
  • Pre-K – 5th Family Sunday School in the Fellowship Hall
  • Jr High (6th-8th Grades) - SS#7 Onni Cesta
  • Sr. High - Youth Room Jesse and Dane DePriest
NURSERY: A nursery for ages infant – 4 years old is available during Sunday morning worship and during Sunday School. Our nursery is in the Main Building, down the hall from the church office.
The Ironmen meet at 6:00 a.m. in the Prayer Room each week. 
  • Pumpkin unloading- pumpkins are due to arrive on 9/27. Watch for confirmation.
  • Craft Fair- October 11th!  Crafters are still needed.  Applications available in church office or on the website.
  • Night Out Against Crime- October 14th Come roast a dog in the Pumpkin Patch while learning about Community Service Workers.
  • Pumpkin Patch Sign Up -  Sign Up times begin Sunday Sept. 28th.   Check your calendar and choose a time to be a living advertisement for our church, earn money for missions without leaving the church grounds, and have fun all at the same time.
  • Kairos- Begin baking your cookies:  280 dozen needed for our 7 team members  Donations by check or pay pal accepted, as each team member needs $225.00 to cover the weekend.  Prayer times are also available for sign up in the Narthex.
SCRIP:  Don’t forget to shop SCRIP on Sunday mornings for all your shopping needs for the next week!!  We have SCRIP cards for Winn Dixie, Shell, Wal Mart and many other places you shop and eat!!!  
PUMPKIN PATCH CRAFT FAIR:  If you know of anyone that would like to take part in our Pumpkin Patch Craft Fair, please let me know. It is October 11th at our church. We are also looking for someone that would like to take pictures, do face painting, magic act, balloon craft and so on to have at the craft show.For more information contact Mary Anne Schindler (


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