Children's Ministry

Equipping families to grow together on their journey to know, love and serve Jesus Christ.


A safe, nurturing Christian environment for kids ages 6 weeks to 5th grade to develop spiritually.


Learning and growth opportunities for children during weekend worship services.


Looking for ways to help out with our Children’s Programs? We have plenty of ways for you to get involved!

Following are the guidelines for the re-opening of our nursery services.

Beginning August 2nd , the nursery will be available by reservation only. Reservations can only be accepted for the 8:30 worship service. Please call the church office, (318) 728-4853 by the Thursday before the day of your planned arrival. Two adult volunteers will staff the nursery each week. Families using the nursery services are to enter at the south entrance closest to the nursery.

Prior to entering the nursery, parents and the child/children being checked in will have their temperature checked and hands sanitized by a nursery volunteer. Parents must be wearing face protection before entering the building. No food or drink is allowed except for babies under the age of 2 years old. Toys will be limited to those that can me most effectively sanitized. Separate packets will be prepared for each child for use during their time in the nursery to avoid any sharing. Child/children must be signed in and signed out. Only one parent will be allowed in the nursery at a time.


Weekly Programs


Serving Opportunities

Band & Music



We believe students best grow in faith when parents and the church work together to walk beside students on their journey of faith. Discipleship and growth happens not only in the church but also in the home.








Join us Mondays [Basic Yoga For Everyone] @ 5:30 PM or Tuesdays [All Levels Yoga Flow] @ 9 AM or Thursdays [Gentle Yoga/Restorative] @ 9 AM. Classes are $10 (but you may purchase them in bulk in advance for a discount [10 classes for $80]) and are held in the church Fellowship Hall. Visit or email for more info.


I want to welcome you to Rayville United Methodist Church. Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself and my family. I grew up in New Orleans, LA where I attended Holy Cross High School. I earned degrees from Southeastern Louisiana University and from University of New Orleans. I’ve been married to my lovely wife for 37 years. Our children, two daughters and a surrogate son, are grown and married. We now have six grandchildren. After a career of 34 years, I answered the call to ministry, attending Candler School of Theology, Emory University where I completed a five-year Course-of-Study program. I enjoy watching baseball at every level, am an avid LSU fan, and thoroughly enjoy playing golf whenever possible.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to introduce myself. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to know more about Rayville United Methodist Church and the ministries we offer.

Sonya Dozier

Church Secretary

Jenny Lou Bird

Nursery Director

Ben Hutto

Choir Director