Men’s Retreat
August 11-13 ~ Rosaryville Spirit Life Center
Cost: $200 includes private room, meals, & all materials

Join Rev. Whitton and others as we delve into the life of Jesus through scripture and encounter the living Word in new, exciting and transformative ways.  Engage in Christian community and discover how the life of Christ continues to unfold in your life today. Cost of retreat $200.00 includes private room, meals and all materials. Using 3 specific scriptures this retreat will focus on ‘windows’ into the life of Jesus beginning with the Shema recorded in Deuteronomy and moving to New Testament scriptures as we unlock richness of our relationship with Christ in Christian community.


Hold Me Tight Marriage Workshop
August 25-26, 2017 ~ at FUMC ~ Led by Professional Counselors
Cost (if registered before August 10): $300/couple; includes all meals & materials
Nursery is available for kindergarten and younger.

Limited Enrollment. Dinner, light breakfast, and lunch provided by FUMC. If you register by August 10, 2017 the cost is $300/couple; after August 10 registration is $325/couple.

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP FACILITATORS- Patt Aptaker, Ph.D., Tanya Radecker RN, LPC-S, NCC, Steven Bordelon, LCSW, Dee Adams, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT, Michael Cascio, LCSW, and Debbie Wray, LCSW (all trained and/or certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy.)

INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE TOGETHER- The best time to work on your relationship is when it is going well! This educational workshop will create a change in your relationship that can improve communication, intimacy and connection. We respect your privacy. The workshop is designed so that you will have personal time to have private conversations with your partner. You are NOT expected to share personal details with others.

  • STOP repeating the same argument over and over
  • UNDERSTAND your partner and yourself better
  • ENHANCE safety, deeper connections and intimacy
  • Based on Dr. Sue Johnson’s book “Hold Me Tight” and “Emotionally Focused Therapy,” the most effective, researched couples counseling

SPACE IS LIMITED so please register by August 10. Cost: $300/couple by August 10; $325/couple after August 10. Checks can be dropped off in the church office, made payable to FUMC and please include “marriage workshop” in the memo line. Participants are invited join us for supper from 5:00-6:00 PM on August 25; a light breakfast from 7:30-8:30 AM on August 26; lunch will be provided by Jason’s Deli on August 26.

Questions? Katie Gibbons would love to talk with you about the Marriage Ministry at FUMC! Call her at 225-413-2900 or email


Conference District Laity Retreat: Deepening Faith/Igniting Ministry
Led by the Board of Laity & Discipleship Team of  the LA Annual Conference
October 20-21, 2017 ~ Wesley Center, Woodworth, LA

Join other laity for a date with God.Focus on personal and congregational transformation; nurture your love for God, for yourself and for others in vital Christian community. Visit to register or for more information.

Discipleship Retreat: Deuteronomy
February 1-4, 2018 ~ Wesley Center, Woodworth, LA
Led by Nancy Dumas

Participants are encouraged to read or study Sandy Richters book, Epic of Eden. Schedule a lesson series for your small group, your friends,or attend one of our series this fall. This retreat will combine scripture and study, christian sharing, worship and reflective time to spend with God in whatever way you choose.


Women’s Retreat
March 2-4, 2018 ~ St. Joseph’s Abby near Covington
Led by Cherri Johnson and Lisa Frost

Join us in Christian fellowship under the mighty oaks of the newly restored St. Joseph Abbey, monastery and church. We will engage in prayer, scripture, worship, Holy Communion, nature walks, rest, renewal, and Christian sharing.