Laurel Heights is a classical United Methodist Church. We are blessed to worship in a beautiful, gothic sanctuary built over 100 years ago with one of the best pipe organs in the city. Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of the month and every Wednesday evening.
Sunday 8:30 a.m.
A smaller, more intimate setting with individual and small ensemble music offerings. Reverend McClain is the primary preacher.
Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Our full chancel choir provides music for this service. Reverend McClain is the primary preacher.
Wednesday 6:15 p.m.
This informal service is structured around Holy Communion and is in Scott Chapel on the 1st floor. The preaching is rotated through our pastoral staff.
What to Expect
The service lasts approximately one hour and is made up of hymn singing, prayers, preaching, music, offering, and sending forth. We use a printed bulletin (order of worship) and the United Methodist Hymnal. You receive the bulletin as you enter and hymnals are located in the pews. Children are encouraged to be in worship with their families. At the Sanctuary entrances, there are baskets with materials to help young children participate in worship.
Sunday school is an intentional time to focus on learning and relationships in a small group. It is at 10 a.m. every Sunday. There are classes for all ages and stages of the faith community.Classes for Children
Classes for Adults
Fellowship Breakfast goodies are provided every Sunday morning at 9:30am. We want you to have a chance to meet and visit with each other in a casual setting. The coffee we drink matters and ours is excellent. As a part of our stewardship efforts we serve more than Fair Trade Monte Verde Costa Rican coffee.
Wednesday Night Worship
Wednesday night worship is in Scott Chapel with about 30 to 40 people. Dress is casual. Holy Communion is always a part of the Wednesday night service.
Wednesday Night Dinner
Each Wednesday night before the evening service, dinner is offered at 5:30. During the school year the meal is catered for us by Acadiana Café. In the summer volunteers and groups cook. The suggested donation is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Reservations are helpful (link to dinner reservation form) but not necessary.
Parking and Entrances
We have spaces reserved near the building in the Woodlawn and Belknap parking lots for the disabled and seniors. An elevator in the Education building goes to classrooms on second and third floors, as well as to the Foyer leading into the Sanctuary.