St. Tammany church bulletin for June 12, 2014 _lowres

Photo provided by First United Methodist Church SlidellÑSenior Pastor Karl Klaus of First United Methodist Church Slidell, left, is seen with ministry candidate Mary Rasch.

DEALING WITH WIDOWHOOD: “Moving Forward,” a seminar for widows, mothers and daughters, will be held immediately after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, June 21, at Most Holy Trinity Church, 4465 Highway 190 E. Service Road, Covington.

The seminar will address the challenges that widows face as they grieve and make important decisions regarding their new phase of life.

Daughters are encouraged to attend with their mothers to better understand the challenges and the steps that can be taken to prepare. This is a free seminar, with light refreshments and wine starting at 5 p.m. All are welcome, but call (985) 892-0642 to preregister.

THEOLOGY ON TAP: A series of four Theology on Tap discussions will be held on Thursdays in June and July at the Abita Brewery, 21084 Highway 36, Abita Springs. The discussions, for people in their 20s and 30s, will all begin at 6:30 p.m. Donations of $5 are requested to cover expenses.

On June 26, Roch Gernon of Dumb Ox Ministries will speak on “When Prayer Gets Messy: The Encounter of God’s Thirst with Ours.”

On July 10, Cory Hayes of St. Joseph Seminary College will speak on “Forming a Solid Foundation for Life: Dating Discernment and a Guide to Healthy Relationships.”

On July 17, The Rev. Andrew Melancon of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish at Nicholls State University will speak on “Called to Serve: The Priesthood.”

On July 24, Bob and Sheila Butler of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of New Orleans will speak on “Marriage as a Means of Grace.”

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH SLIDELL: First United Methodist Church Slidell approved Michael Bramble and Mary Rasch as candidates for ministry during a recent Special Charge Conference.

Bramble, who has been the praise and worship leader at FUMC’s contemporary service for a number of years, will be attending Garrett Evangelical Seminary in Chicago. Rasch, who is retired from a 21-year career in ophthalmology, will take the route of “local pastor,” a designation that generally means the individual is coming to the ministry as a second career.

PRAISE IN THE PARK IN LACOMBE: “Praise in the Park” will be held Friday, June 27 at John Davis Park at 61100 North 12th St. in Lacombe. “Praise in the Park” is a multicultural, multi-denominational event with the theme “We Are One,” that will bring people together for praise, worship and fellowship by sharing all types of Christian and Gospel music.

Gates open at 9 a.m. for choirs and groups to set up. There will be church-sponsored arts and crafts, face painting and more.

Performances begin with community youth choir at 10 a.m., followed by a liturgical mime and dance combo, and a children’s lunch at noon.

Choir performances begins again at 12:45 p.m. with a puppet ministry at 1 p.m.; choir at 2 p.m.; and preteen and young adult step teams at 3 p.m. Gospel rap performances are at 4 p.m., followed by Gospel groups and choirs.

The main headliner performance are at 7 p.m. and a flash mob performance of all choirs is at 8 p.m.

For more information, or to participate, email Jennifer Baptiste at jennbap@yahoo.com.