What to Expect

 

Location

We are located at 4390 Old Sterlington Road, behind the old St. Francis North Hospital. (map)  

Attire

Most people dress casually.  While on any given Sunday you will find the majority of the congregation dressed in casual clothing, others can always be found in dresses and ties.  Our goal is to have a worship environment where people can feel comfortable regardless of their attire. Don’t worry about what you wear-just come and experience Christ with us.  

Arrival

There are doors everywhere and it can be confusing at times.  The best door to come in for the service is the front door of the main sanctuary building, but any door can be used.  Guest parking is available in front of the building, and is marked with signs. Once inside, you will be welcomed by our greeters and ushers.  They will be able to direct you where to take your children.  We offer two worship opportunities on Sundays. Traditional worship begins at 9:00 am and contemporary worship begins at 11:00 am, but we arrange our space to accommodate late arrivals with no fuss or embarrassment.   Greeters are also stationed at our welcome center and ushers are stationed at the sanctuary doors to assist you as needed.

 

Nursery

Our nursery is open for children (6 weeks – 3 years) by 8:30 am, and is managed by  LaDonna Harrison (Lea Joyner staff.)  Please inform our nursery staff of any concerns or allergies.  All staff and volunteers undergo a national criminal background check before being approved to work or help with our children and youth.

 

Worship

Weekly, the sermon, the music and liturgy provide an opportunity for personal growth in faith and deepening commitment to Jesus Christ.  Lea Joyner Memorial offers two services each Sunday. Our traditional worship service begins at 9:00 am. Music at this service is traditional Methodist hymns and special music is provided by the chancel choir and the senior adult choir.   The contemporary service begins at 11:00 am. Music at the 11:00 service is upbeat praise and worship music led by our Praise Band.   The sermon at both services is scripture based and relevant to contemporary life. The services last for about 1 hour.  

Children In Worship

All children are welcome to remain in the Sanctuary with their parents at all times. We offer a Cry Room at the back of the Sanctuary for times when your children are getting restless or loud. Please know that these “disturbances” are much more likely to bother the parents than anyone else in the congregation! We offer a Children’s Message every Sunday at the 9:00 service (except on most communion Sundays). We occasionally offer a Children’s Message at 11:00 (usually for special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, and the Blessing of the Backpacks). We also offer small groups each week during worship for children 4 years – 3rd grade. This is a great time for children to grow spiritually at their own level. All children begin in the Sanctuary at 9:00am or 11:00am and are then led to their small groups at the appropriate time.