Sunday School - 9:45 AM
Sunday Worship Service - 11:00 AM

Holy Communion - 1st Sunday each month

16024 Greenwell Springs Road
Greenwell Springs, LA 70739
Phone: 225.261.2789

Photo Archive

These photos are an accumulation of older pictures that we are keeping here in our Photo Archive . . .


Reception for Rev. Lewis Morris

(7/14/14) A reception was held on June 22nd to honor Rev. Lewis Morris who has been reassigned to Denham Springs First United Methodist Church. Click here to see more photos.

Easter Baskets for Shut-ins

(4/16/14) Pictured are baskets that will be provided to shut-ins in our congregation.

Shining her light with paper
Woman creates look of stained glass, seasonal themes for church's window

By Mark H. Hunter
Special to The Advocate
May 31, 2013
CENTRAL — Every once in a while, when the busyness of the world fades away and imagination takes her into a zone of creativity, Allison Grisaffe Bourke finds herself singing a simple, children's Sunday school song.

"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine," she sings as she draws a silhouette pattern on black construction paper with a white chalk pencil.

Then she cuts the pattern out and covers the holes with colored tissue paper, and 50 or 60 hours later, a beautiful work of art, a tissue paper "stained glass" window, is finished.

"This is my little light — I want to let it shine," Bourke, 52, said recently as she worked on a piece that is now installed in the front sanctuary window of Magnolia United Methodist Church. "It's coming from my soul." (continued in the . . .)

Looks can be deceiving.

(4/18/13) What you see appears to be a beautiful stain glass window over the chancel area at the Magnolia United Methodist Church. Beautiful it is. However, it is not your typical stain glass window. In fact, it is not glass at all. It is....believe it or not...made from tissue paper.

The creator of this beautiful design is Allison Bourke who attends church at Magnolia. Allison asked Rev. Morris several months ago if she could design something for the window. He had no idea she had something like this in mind. He first saw Allison's handiwork early one Sunday morning when he came to prepare his media presentation for that morning's worship service. He met Allison and her husband Gleen coming out of the sanctuary and they invited him to come see what she had done. It seems they had been there for hours installing the "stain glass."

"I was floored," Rev. Morris remembers. "We decided to let everyone that morning discover for themselves our new addition. The general reaction was a mixture of surprise and pride."

Allison says the design can be dismantled and reused. She is currently working on another design for Advent. She has also been commissioned to do something similar for a local physician's office.

Rev.Morris said her concept is ideal for small churches with limited budgets and businesses alike.

Anyone wishing information on Allison's art work can contact her by calling the Magnolia UMC office.


Pastor's Appreciation Cake and the Compton Family Gospel Singers

Secret Sisters Party


Burl and Helen Bailey Anniversary Celebration

Burl and Helen Bailey were honored on August 5th to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

Joint Service with St. Lukes UMC

We recently held a joint service with St. Luke UMC and Rev. Marguerite Rheams was the guest speaker.

Caring Day - May 14, 2011

Visitors to the Fellowship Hall on May 14, 2011.

Seder Meal - April 13, 2011

Photos of Rev. Peter Harrington conducting our Seder Meal and guests in the Fellowship Hall on April 13, 2011.

Secret Sisters Meeting - April 3, 2011

Secret Sisters enjoy an evening meal together in the Fellowship Hall on April 3, 2011.