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Time of Prayer

prayerWe are starting a new time of prayer!  On the SECOND SUNDAY of every month we will meet at 2:00 pm at the Palace to pray over the upcoming service and needs in our Portico family.  We hope this will allow for some un-rushed time to pray and thank God for how He is moving at Portico. The first one will be June 9th.  Please come if you can and invite anyone you like!  (Questions?  Please email Shannon at

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Come “Paint-by-Numbers” at the Downtown Gallery Crawl on Thursday


Come out this Thursday night for “Paint-by-Numbers,”

The Palace Gallery’s portion of the Downtown Gallery Crawl.

Just as the name suggests, you and other crawl participants will help create an outdoor mural based on the old paint-by-number concept.  We’ll be set up from 5-9pm outside The Palace. While you’re downtown, go ahead and visit the 11 other galleries that participate in the crawls.

It’s a great opportunity to meet folks!


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June Gallery Crawl – Volunteers Needed


Do you enjoy talking with new people? Does conversation come easily to you? Or maybe you’ve got the gift of hospitality and find it valuable to help people feel welcome?

If so, the Creative Team would love to have you help us host at the upcoming Gallery Crawls. You don’t even have to know a thing about art! Our team leader will get you briefed and ready for the event. During each Art Crawl,400-500 visitor pass through The Palace.  Most of those visitor rarely ask about the art but are unusually curious about The Palace and Portico Church, often wanting tours of the building or a better understanding of why we’re located downtown. It’s a great opportunity to meet folks and share about our Death to Life vision.

The next Gallery Crawl is Thursday, June 6th from 5-9pm. If you’d like to serve a shift with us, email Libby at

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Wednesday Community Group Volleyball

Wednesday night community group is meeting at the ULM Volleyball Courts for a fun active night and we would love for everyone to join us!

When: Wednesday, May 29
Time: 5:30
Place: ULM Volleyball Courts

Bring a brown bag supper and come join us!  We are providing the volleyball and water.

Living Proof LIVE with Beth Moore


Living Proof LIVE with Beth Moore
Saturday, Aug 24
CenturyLink Center
Shreveport, LA

A group of women from Portico Church and the community will travel to Shreveport to experience Living Proof LIVE with Beth Moore.  There will be a sign up sheet in the lobby. Please let us know if you are interested. Brochures are also available in the lobby.

Sign up on Sunday nights or contact Patricia.

Who Knew Meetings Could Be So Productive?!?


With just a few days until our quarterly Volunteer Staff Meeting, you may be feeling a little “meeting anxiety.” You know – that looming feeling of “oh-no! Not another M-E-E-T-I-N-G!”

Waste of Time.

Never Fear! This Sunday morning’s events promise to change your perspective about “meetings.”

At 10:00 AM the Volunteer Staff of The Portico Church will gather at The Palace for a shared brunch and warm conversation. After filling up on tasty morsels – buckle your seat belt, because you are in for a ride.

This meeting will be fast-paced and having you wondering where the brakes are.

1. We will hear from The Elders about where God is leading our fellowship.

2. Ministry Leaders will give a quick update on how things are going and where you can help.

3. If you use the internet you may be interested to hear Melissa Hill unpack The Portico Church’s use of social media and website.

4. Wrap all that up with a healthy dose of corporate prayer and you have yourself a heck-of-a –good-time. Everything you want to know about what’s happening at The Portico Church – in under 2 hours (money-back-guarantee).

So, keep calm and enjoy the meeting. See you Sunday morning.

~ Chris Ramsey

*If you or someone you know is suffering from “meeting anxiety” seek help immediately from one of the many therapists in our fellowship or talk to Chris Ramsey.

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Downtown Cinema Presents: Field of Dreams

downtown cinema

Downtown Cinema is showing Field of Dreams. Free movie, free popcorn, free water on a huge outdoor screen.

Saturday, May 25th
The Palace Park
220 Desiard St
Downtown Monroe

Want to volunteer?  Contact Adam McDonald.

The Art and Music Campaign This Saturday

Seven is greater than one… The Portico body lives and breathes this. We are a church outside of the walls. Seven days a week. But the walls are there. And those walls, The Palace, are beginning to breathe the same air as the church that it hosts. Saturday night weddings. Thursday night art galleries. Monday business conferences. Friday dinner parties. Sunday meetings and Sunday night worship. Wednesday corporate events. Birthdays. Dance classes. Wedding and baby showers. Concerts. Movies. The Palace is alive and active.

This is our chance to give The Palace what it needs to support the life inside its walls and the downtown community that surrounds it. We were blessed to be able to borrow the tech gear that we are currently using and we are grateful. And by purchasing new gear we are allowed to do a few things. We will be able to better do what we are already doing. We will be able to do even more. We will be able to return what was lent to us in good condition and in good faith. And the doors of creativity will swing wide open for music and art projects.

Come in support this Saturday. Bring your friends and let us show them a good time. Donate more if you are able. We are also in need of volunteers, so please text Melissa Roose at 318.348.4729

See you there!

~Jason Strader

An Evening of Food and Music


Ali and Brian Grayson are musicians from Boulder, CO and have provided inspiration and mentoring to our Portico Band. They will be in town performing a show in downtown Monroe and playing in our Music Festival. On Sunday night, the Portico Band will invite them to help lead us in worship.

After our service let’s grab some food, invite our friends, pull up a chair, and kick back underneath the music of Ali and Brian. Talk with Sara if you want to have dinner ready for you or feel free to bring your own!

Women’s Bible Study


This women’s bible study will meet in on Tuesday nights in homes in various homes.  Please contact Patricia Cameron for more details!