Musical Kaleidoscope Worship
Mangum Memorial UMC 3939 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71119 Office (318) 636-7376 Re: NEW WORSHIP SERVICE - Musical Kaleidoscope Worship When: 4th Sundays at 5:00pm 8/25/19, 9/22/19, 10/27/19, 11/24/19, 12/29/19 (December date is on the 5th Sunday) The Mangum Memorial church family has provided a place of worship in Shreveport for 111 years. The original location was at the corner of Stonewall and Missouri. A small band of faithful believers in Christ started as a revival in in the Queensborough neighborhood and was known originally as the Queensborough Methodist Church. Renamed in honor of Rev. W. A. Mangum who died while serving the church was the impetus for the name change. The church relocated to its present location at 3939 Pines Road in 1978. The congregation has historically been a white congregation. However, we realize that heaven will not be segregated by race, ethnicity, education, gender or any of the other many ways that humanity has placed barriers upon segments of our population. Heaven will resemble the multifaceted colors of a kaleidoscope. To that end, we are seeking to expand our worship offerings in terms of music. Our current 10:30 worship service is traditional in style and filled with wonderful hymns and anthems. The new worship service will feature Urban Gospel and has been named Musical Kaleidoscope. Not sure what Urban Gospel is? Think of the songs of Tasha Cobbs Leonard, J. Moss, Hezekiah Walker, Kierra Sheard, Ricky Dillard, Michelle Williams Casey J., Charles Jenkins and so many others. The Mangum family requested an African American pastor in 2017 and Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey and the Cabinet appointed Rev. Sonya Renee Lars as their first African American pastor and the first female Senior pastor. Pastor Sonya, as her flocks refers to her, lives by the mantra that we are disciples of Christ that are charge to make new disciples of Christ regardless to race or other societal markers that separate us. This is reflected in our 10:30 Traditional Worship service as well as in our community events such as Trunk or Treat, Spring Fling Community Picnic, our One Day VBS and many other events. The Mangum family is working hard to make both of our worship services reflective of our surrounding community. Mangum’s foray into a very different worship style base on Urban Gospel is our effort to cross barriers and start conversations and relationships. We are seeking out choirs, praise bands, musicians, liturgical dancers, Christian drill teams, Christian comedians and other Christian arts/artists, to come and join us the 4th Sundays to worship God and break down man made barriers between folks in our community. The Musical Kaleidoscope worship services will be approximately an hour long followed by a reception to give the congregation and the participants time to meet and greet one another. As Christians, it is all about making new relationships to draw people to Jesus Christ. To participate or get more details call the church (318) 636-7376, check out our Facebook page www.Facebook.com/MangumMemorialUMC.Shreveport or drop by the church during office hours Monday-Thursday 9-2 at 3939 Pines Road, Shreveport, LA 71119.