Saturday, March 21, 2009

Round Robin--The Old Place

This is a picture of my church, Noel United Methodist Church. It is located in Shreveport, LA and has been around over 100 years. It has quite a history, located in the Highland neighborhood. This is a transitional neighborhood and Noel has faced its challenges in staying in the present location. But a recent decision once again to stay and to increase its outreach to the surrounding neighborhood has proved to be a wonderful thing in many ways. Our congregation is now much more diverse and such an exciting place to be lately.And my second "old place" is located about 1/2 mile from my house. Many years ago, this was the path of the Red River, but through the years, geography changed the course of the river and this section that was left over, is now bound by land on all sides and known as the Old River. The neighborhood I live in is to the east of the the Old River and is called Shreve Island, dating back from a time when the land was actually surrounded on most sides by water. Now, the Old River is more frequently known as the Duck Pond and has a great playground and lots of ducks to feed on a spring day.
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Carly said...

Hi Linda :)

It's a beautiful place. Churches are so varied and their architecture can range from simple lines to very ornate designs. I enjoyed seeing this one today, nice angle on the photo.


Suzanne R said...

I like the photo of your church, and it sounds like a very pleasant and interesting one to attend. I also was interested in the river bank and how there are so many ducks to feed there. Fun!

Wammy said...

Church are so different but then so much alike. Love your photo. I would love to sit on the bank and feed the ducks with our grandkids. They would love it!

Nancy said...

How neat...great that you shared the info about it too!


MyMaracas said...

I love the angle and framing on the church photo. The duck pond looks like a nice, peaceful place.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done, I love looking at old churches..I am late getting around this time..better late than never:)

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