Category Archives: May

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

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!

Volunteer Staff Meeting


10am – Palace Auditorium

Quarterly, the Volunteer Staff of The Portico Church convene to encourage one another in the “death to life” work of our fellowship. We will gather this quarter for a pot-luck brunch, provided by small groups, and spend our time talking up what God is doing among us. We will hear from the Elders about what they are sensing The Spirit saying and how God is at work in our church. Ministry leaders will have an opportunity to report successes and needs. There may even be a little fun and games along the way.

All Volunteer Staffers are highly encouraged to make plans to attend.

Need Childcare? There will be a sign-up list in the lobby on Sunday nighs for parents to notify us so we can help provide care during the meeting.

The Art and Music Campaign


This event is to help raise money for Portico Church so that we can purchase our own sound system. With this sound system we will be able to open up The Palace as a music venue to put life back into Downtown Monroe! This event will include an outdoor concert from local bands such as And We Were Saints, Prestor John, Adam Rowan Music, Phyrebeatz, AO, and Kali, Ali Grayson and more! Also in the park there will be food, drinks, games, face painting, a moon bounce, A bake sale, silent auction, and more. On the inside there will be an art show taking place with many different artists that will include Gary Ratcliff, Heather Miles, Andrea May and more. Cost will be 5$ for ages 10 and up.



This is a Men’s book/Bible study that will be working through Francis Chan’s book, Multiply. The book challenges the way many people view the concept of discipleship.  We will meet beginning April 2nd, every other Tuesday.  For more info contact Kevin Shelby.