Update on English Conversation schedule for August

Wanted to let you know that English Conversation will be taking a break in August to give everyone time to enjoy the last days of summer.

This is just for English Conversation on Fridays. Church of the Nations  will continue to meet on Sundays in August; 9:15 am for Bible Study and 10:30 am for church service.

English Conversation will start meeting again on Friday September 1st. More details about the September 1st meeting will be posted to the Church of the Nations website and be sent in an email the last week of August.

Have a great end to summer and we look forward to seeing you September 1st!

English Conversation Friday July 21, topic will be Baseball

Friday July 21, we will meet at the home of Barry and Leslie Kilpatrick, 11469 Sugar Lane, Baton Rouge 70810 at 7:30 pm for English Conversation.

The topic will be baseball. So come prepared to have fun while we learn a little about the history and rules of baseball.

Wear a jersey, t-shirt or hat of your favorite baseball team or of any sports team, if you have one.

See you Friday!

English Conversation for Friday 7-14, topic will be Happiness :)

Come practice your English this Friday 7-14 at 7:30 pm and be happy ūüėä
We will meet at Steve and Brenda Bonfanti’s home, which is located at 829 Woodstone Drive, Baton Rouge 70808. Their home is very close to the UBC church, only a couple of blocks further east off of Highland Road.

Hope to see you there!

Update on Church of Nations and English Conversations

Dear International Friends and Church of the Nations family,

As most of you know Pastor Rick started July 1st at a new position in another church and last week we gave him a goodbye reception.¬† It was a good reception and a big ‚Äúthank you‚ÄĚ to all of you who helped to give our beloved Pastor Rick and Armetta a wonderful sending forth on Sunday June 26th.¬†¬† Internationals were so well represented by those who attended, by those who spoke, and by those who wrote cards and gave words of appreciation and well-wishes.¬† We will all certainly miss Rick as a preacher, pastor, scholar, teacher, and friend.

However, as we send him forth to a new ministry we know he would want us to carry on and have Church of the Nations still be a beacon of light for those away from home, and be a family and show hospitality and friendship to each other and to other Internationals in our community who might need a home and family away from home.  In this transition time each and every one of you is important in this ministry and together we can continue the work that was so precious to Rick and that has touched many internationals for over 31 years.

Our church family is also missing our stalwart volunteers who have been with the Church of the Nations since its beginning ‚Äď Leo and Margaret Stanley.¬†¬† Leo is needing to stay close to home at this time because of health issues, and Margaret is taking care of him right now.¬† They will be with us as much as they can and ask for our prayers.¬† If you would like to visit them be sure and call first to be sure it is a good time for them.

So, this is a time the rest of us need to be faithful to being at church every Sunday and all helping to carry on the ministry.¬† Reverend Jeff Day (Pastor Jeff) has agreed to preach and be with Church of the Nations for now; Jeff has preached at Church of the Nations before, and was the man who was the Master of Ceremonies for Rick’s reception.¬† He is a good man with a good spirit and has always had a heart for people of many diverse backgrounds all coming together in love.¬† He will preach starting this Sunday (July 9, 2017) and we encourage everyone to be there to give him a warm welcome.

Other Church of Nations activities are also continuing, namely:

1) English Conversation this Friday night (July 7, 2017) at 7:30 at the home of¬†Charlotte Maness, 212 West Shady Lake Place, Baton Rouge 70810. Margaret Stanley and Pam Bennett look forward to seeing you there.¬† Topic will be “Beat the heat! How to be safe during the hot weather.” Anyone needing a ride can call Charles Forbes at 225-766-7738, but you need to do so by 5 p.m. on Thursday.

2) We will continue to have Bible study on Sunday morning starting at 9:15 a.m. and again if pickup is needed call Charles at 225-766-7738 before 12 noon on Saturday.

3) Regular Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. and we will meet at our regular place in the chapel.¬† First Sunday’s we will be in UBC (big church).

4) We will also, as usual, have our fellowship lunch at the last Sunday of the month following Sunday service.  This month that will be on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

We would also like to give a special welcome to any new internationals who have found this website or who have newly arrived in Baton Rouge, and we invite you to these activities and look forward to meeting you.  If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact any of the following people

Martha and Charles Forbes РMarthaForbes@BellSouth.net  225/766-7738.

Michael and Carolyn and Cavanaugh – MichaelCav@ao.com; 225/766-1657.

Herb and Pam Bennett – herbBennettBTR@gmail.com; 225/317-5898

Leo and Margaret Stanley – LeoStanley916@aol.com; 225/ 389-6569.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Sincerely,
Church of the Nations Ministry Team

English Conversation this Friday 7/7. Topic will be “Beat the heat! How to be safe during hot weather”

Come practice your English and learn about American culture this Friday night starting at 7:30 pm at the home of Charlotte Maness, which is located at 212 West Shady Lake Place, Baton Rouge 70810. This is near the intersection of Bluebonnet Blvd and Highland Rd.

Topic is on how to avoid becoming ill during the extreme summer heat in Louisiana. We will share helpful tips on what to do to avoid becoming sick from the heat.

Hope to see you.

No English Conversation Friday June 30th

Just wanted to remind everyone that there will be no English Conversation this Friday, June 30th because of the July 4th Holiday.

Have a safe 4th.

Reception for Rick and Armetta Wright – this Sunday June 25

This Sunday June 25 – Church of the Nations will be with University Baptist Church in the “big sanctuary”. Rick and Armetta Wright will speak for a few minutes toward the end of the service. There will be a “sending forth” for them. Rick will begin serving as pastor of Livingston United Methodist Church on Sunday July 2. That is in Livingston Louisiana – about 30 miles away.

There will be a “luncheon reception” in the fellowship hall about 11:45 a.m. to say thank you and good bye to Rick and Armetta. We encourage American and international friends to come if you can.

Activities for internationals this Sunday

Bible Study starts 9:15 a.m.
Worship together at 10:30 a.m. 

If you live on or near Louisiana State University… and you need a ride…¬†please contact us and let us know.¬†We are not able to pick up people with the church bus right now. So if you plan to come and need a ride… let us know… and we will find someone who can come and pick you up in a car.¬†Very important! Please pay attention to the updated schedule! There was too much time between some of the stops.

    • Highland Road bus stop (the new bus stop¬†near the The Hub¬†sign¬†not the bus stop near WalMart) at 8:50¬†a.m.
    • Gourrier (near¬†El Cid and Embassy apartments) at 8:55¬†a.m.
    • Tigerland (on Alvin Dark across from Circle K) at 9:00¬†a.m.
    • Brightside bus stop (near Brightside View, also outside The Blox) at 9:00¬†a.m.

Please allow 5-10 minutes for the bus to arrive because of weather or traffic. You can also drive yourself. We are at 5775 Highland Road, 70808. If you drive yourself turn into the back parking lot.

We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Topic will be English language! at English Conversation – Friday June 23

Note = (1) Do not bring young children to English Conversation. We have good reasons for this rule. (2) If you have a name tag… bring it.

You have been learning and practicing English. Wonderful! But what *is* English? Where did it come from? How much is English like other languages? Answers to these questions and more will be revealed this Friday.

Come practice your English, and learn about American culture at English Conversation this Friday June 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the home of:

Bo and Cherry Breland
2242 Palm Hills Boulevard, 70809

2234 Palm Hills 70809

You can drive yourself or ask for a ride. Important note = Please contact us (email works best) by Thursday if you want to come to English Conversation and need a ride. We will pick you up at one of our bus stops (see list below)¬†only if someone says “I need a ride, please pick me up”. We will not go to every stop on this list. Remember that everyone is welcome and we are happy to pick people up…¬†but people must tell us they plan to come and need a ride.

  • Extremely important! Note new and updated times when we can stop to pick up people!¬†The “old” schedule has too much time between some of the stops. We almost never go to Edward Gay apartments (no one who lives there needs a ride).
    • Boone (next to Place du Plantier apartments) at 6:55 p.m.
    • Highland Plantation (now The Hub) bus stop (the bus stop that is¬†not¬†next to WalMart)¬†at 7:00¬†p.m.
    • Milford + Gourrier (between El Cid + Embassy apartments) at 7:05 p.m.
    • The Oliver (4600 Burbank Road)¬†the bus stop in front of the apartments at 7:10 p.m.
    • (For a long time we do not have anyone in Tigerland or Brightside who needs a ride. If you live there and need a ride…¬†let us know.)
    • Tigerland (bus stop¬†on Alvin Dark¬†across street¬†from store) at 7:15 p.m.
    • Brightside bus stop (across from Circle K gas station – outside The Blox) at 7:20 p.m.

Directions (from Louisiana State University – farther than usual this week):

  1. Drive southeast on Highland Road
  2. Turn left onto Lee
  3. Lee becomes College – stay on College
  4. Turn right onto Corporate
  5. After you cross Jefferson look for Palm Hills Boulevard which is the third road on the right
  6. Look for house 2242 on the right

Map of 2242 Palm Hills Boulevard, 70809 at Mapquest

Activities for children and teenagers this week

There are activities for children and youth* during the school year. You can see the complete calendars for children (5th grade and younger) and for *youth (6th-12th grade) at www.Ubc-br.org. To learn more contact (1) Deb McElgin at Deb@Ubc-br.org for children or (2) Anna Wright at Youth@Ubc-br.org for youth.

Children (= elementary and younger)

Awesome activity on some date

Children Play РFamily Tree Cafe and Indoor Play. Mondays and Thursdays 9:00-12:00 in the fellowship hall. Chapel on Thursdays at 9:40 a.m. For children in elementary school or younger.

This is all the information we have – contact Deb McElgin for more details. Or visit the UBC website.

Youth (= middle + high school)

Every Sunday evening = Click here for youth activities calendar! 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the youth area (upstairs in education building).

Note = Anna Wright is the interim minister with youth (teenagers).