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Feb 232017
 

Mardi Gras is here again! This season is full of parades, revelry, and costumes, but Fat Tuesday is about more than just partying all day long. In fact, Mardi Gras marks the end of the Epiphany season and the beginning of the Lenten season.

We invite you to come celebrate Lent with Mid-City’s newest church, St. Peter’s Presbyterian Church: St. Peter’s is hosting an Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday, February 10, at 6pm at 1222 N. Dorgenois Street (at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, in Gaudet Hall). Continue reading »

Nov 232016
 

tree-collage

Premium, fresh cut, Frasier fir Christmas trees (2 to 12 feet), wreaths and fresh garland arrive this week at First UU Church located at 5212 Claiborne Ave. (at Jefferson). All proceeds go to support First UU Church and its various social justice and community service programs. Continue reading »

Oct 262016
 

First Grace United Methodist Church will host “Congregations for the Coast”, an opportunity for faith communities of the Greater New Orleans area to learn about the latest coastal master plan, see the new flood maps, and talk with others about how to get involved in “caring for our coast”.

The event takes place on Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include small group conversations, environmental organization tabling, and featured speakers. Continue reading »

Mar 102016
 

 

Southern Rep Theatre will open a new arts complex on Bayou Road in the Treme (photo from southernrep.com).

Southern Rep Theatre will open a new arts complex on Bayou Road in the Treme (photo from southernrep.com).

Southern Rep Theatre, New Orleans’ only year-round professional theater company, will soon have a new home on Bayou Road in the Treme.

The company, along with Rose Community Development Corporation and Alembic Community Development, last month announced plans for launching the Bayou Tremé Center campus, a development project that aims to renovate the long-vacant former St Rose de Lima Church on Bayou Road into a hub for the performing arts.

Construction on the 47,000 square foot space, which includes a theater and arts and education campus, will begin in 2017, the organization said, with a projected opening in 2018. It will be jointly owned by Rose CDC, a nonprofit community development corporation founded to rejuvenate the Bayou Road neighborhood, and Alembic, which serves underserved neighborhoods through real estate development. Continue reading »

Dec 112013
 

Pastors Oscar Ramos-Gallardo and Shawn Anglim, stand with Matilde Gayosso Martinez in protest of the deportation of her husband. (Della Hasselle, MidCityMessenger.com)

Matilde Gayosso Martinez had tears in her eyes as she spoke longingly of her husband in Spanish to the media gathered in front of First Grace United Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon.

Translated into English by Methodist missioner and associate pastor Oscar Ramos-Gallardo, who had been assigned to the Canal Street-based church for the past six years, Martinez told the story of her 40-year-old husband’s “violent” and “sudden” deportation — an act that a crowd of nearly 50 had gathered on the steps to protest.

“I want to be the voice of many other mothers because they are suffering and struggling with their kids and have been left behind,” said Martinez, a member of the church and recent Mid-City resident. “We’re here with the same dreams, struggling to create better opportunities for our families and our kids.” Continue reading »