The Rayne Community invites all to join one of the many online ZOOM spiritual formation groups offered through-out the week.
If you would like to join one of the small groups below,
please email Shaun Darnall
or leave a voicemail at the church office @504-899-3431.
We would love to help you get connected in a new way!

Weekly Studies

Tuesday @ 2:15p
Lectionary Study with Pastor Marissa

Tuesday @ 6:30p
20/30 Women’s Book Study

Wednesday @ 6:30a
20/30 Women’s Lectionary Study

Thursday @ 6:30a
Men’s Group Lectionary Study with Pastor Jay

Thursday @ 12p
Lectionary Study with Pastor Jay

Thursday @ 5:30p
West Bank Lectionary Study

First and Third Saturday @ 9a
United Methodist Men Bible Study



Book Studies

Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times,

by Bishop Michael Curry

“Walk the path of love…” Through 12 key questions, Bishop Curry invites us to reconsider the power of love. All are welcome! Six week, one hour discussion

Wednesdays January 13th – February 17th @ noon

Sundays January 17th – February 21st @ 3p

Facilitated by Pastor Jay


Jesus of the East: Reclaiming the Gospel for the Wounded,

by Phuc Luu

Before the forces of power and empire corroded the call of Christ, the influence of discipleship revolved around sharing the good news with the poor, the hurting and the powerless. My seminary colleague and friend, Rev. Phuc Luu recovers the initial vision of the Gospel. Four week, one hour discussion –

Wednesdays March 10th – 31st @ noon

Sundays March 7th – 28th @ 3p

Facilitated by Pastor Jay


In Want + Plenty: Waking Up to God’s Provision in a Land of Longing, by Meredith McDaniel

With compassion and enthusiasm, Meredith McDaniel invites you to walk alongside God’s people in Exodus as they wake up each morning to manna, God’s provision for them in desert places. A Rayne 20/30 Women’s Book Study on Tuesdays at 6:30p. Beginning soon!

For more information contact Pastor Marissa.


Prepare/Enrich Group         

Embrace the Journey

Calling couples of all makes and models. Join us for a time of enrichment, conversation, and collective wisdom.

Whether you’re newlywed or nearly wed, long married, we offer this session as an 8 week group. Using the Prepare/Enrich inventory (, as committed couples we will seek to gain a deeper understanding of dynamics, personality, stress and strength and growth areas.

Wednesdays, January 13 – March 10  @ 6-7p.

Class size is limited to the first 10 couples who register.

Co-faciliated by Pastor Marissa and Nancy Hopkins.

RSVP by emailing Pastor Marissa – to register.