At Louisburg UMC, we encourage one another to be engaged in ministry and mission in and through the church, as well as in the community. Please consider becoming involved with our ministries and missions:

Joyful Singers

This is our choir for children, ages pre-school through 5th grade. They practice on Monday nights, 6:00-6:45, September through May. They sing once a month during the Sunday worship service, and perform a play at Christmas each year. Using a variety of actions, songs and children’s instruments, they praise God and have lots of fun. Come and join them! They are led by Alicia Eller and Ann Peoples.

Chancel Choir

This is our adult choir. They practice on Wednesday nights at 7:00 and Sunday mornings at 10:20. They sing each Sunday during worship, and perform special music at Christmas, Easter and other event times. There is a variety of traditional, spiritual, and contemporary music, with various instrumental accompaniments. It’s always open to new members with a love of music and the courage to try. The Choir is led by Angela Adkins.

Handbell Choirs

We have two adult Handbell Choirs, ringing five octaves of handbells and five octaves of hand chimes. Rehearsals are each Tuesday night, late August through May. The Fellowship Ringers rehearse from 6-7. The Chancel Chimers, who are in their twenty-fifth year of playing, rehearse from 7:15-8:15. They perform once a month during worship, and have Christmas and Spring Concerts. The choirs welcome beginner and advanced ringers to join them. John Byrd is the Director.

Youth Group

All youth, ages 12 – 18, are invited each Sunday at 5:00 to meet in the Church Library. They have devotions, talk about life and their Christian faith, eat dinner and have fun. They participate in Conference Youth events. and do community outreach projects. Come and join them. They are currently led by Brady Heath.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

They meet the second Sunday of the month at 1:30 in the Church Parlor. They knit and crochet prayer shawls, shawls for weddings, and blankets, washcloths and hats for newborns. These handcrafted items are prayed over and blessed at the Church altar. They are then given to people in our Church or community suffering from illness, loss, or at times of celebrations. This group is open to anyone who knits, crochets or would like to learn how. The contact person is Kim Beaman.

Wednesday Fellowship Meal

A Fellowship Meal is usually offered on the first Wednesday night of the month from September through May. It is a catered meal, held in the Fannieleen Lee Fellowship Hall from 5:30-6:30. It is open to all, but reservations must be made by calling the church office the previous Monday. Donations are accepted to cover the cost of the meal. This is an opportunity to meet and fellowship and hopefully build supportive relationships with other members of our church.

Lunch Buddies Program

This is our partnership program with Louisburg Elementary School. A third grade student and an adult are “buddied up” for lunch once a month. Lunch is eaten as a group and lively conversations occur. This is a mission for anyone that feels they have something to share with a child. Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month, 11:00-12:00 during the school year, at Louisburg Elementary School. Meloni Bethea is the contact person.

Boy Scouts

Our church charters Cub Scout Troop 510 (ages 6-10) and Boy Scout Troop 555 (ages 11-18). About 40 youth are involved this year. Meetings are held on Monday nights from 7-8 pm except holidays or when school is out. Sign up on any Monday, during a meeting or contact Charles Fenske.

Girl Scouts

Our church also charters Girl Scouts. Various troops meet at the church, usually on Tuesday nights, 7-8. Contact person is Teresa Wimbrow.

Local and Global Short-term Mission Projects

These projects vary, depending on the needs of the community and the world at large. In the past we’ve built several wheelchair ramps for locals and also sent mission groups to Haiti.

Safe Space

This shelter is for battered women. The proceeds from their downtown thrift store, also help support this shelter. Both the shelter and the store accept donations and volunteers.

Care and Share

This is a clothing and food pantry, helping the needy of the community. Food and clothing donations are greatly appreciated, as well as volunteers.

It’s A Blessing (Soup Kitchen)

This is the ministry that provides meals for the hungry twice a week at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church on S. Main St. They can always use volunteers and donations.

Happy Camper

This program raises money to provide summer camping scholarships for children.

Relay for Life

This county-wide event raises money to fight cancer and is usually held in late April or early May each year.

Volunteers in Medicine

This free health clinic helps the needy in our community. Contact Dr. Phil Stover.