A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Thanks to you, 100 people went to bed Wednesday night with their bellies full.

While we were not able to host Red Stick Together on Wednesday evening in our normal way, your generosity allowed our church to distribute 100 meals to some of the most economically vulnerable people in our community.

Almost every one of the people we gave to-go boxes to left with smiles on their faces and gratitude in their hearts because of what your gifts made possible.

One of the ladies we gave a meal to is a regular on Wednesday nights. She said, “Rev., I knew y’all would be here, y’all are real Christians.”

One of the things I hope we all learn from this situation is that while going to church on Sunday mornings is important, it is even more important for us to be the church each and every day, no matter where we are.

Every day this week I’ve spent time calling members of our congregation and on more than one occasion the person I called said how grateful they were not only for their pastor to call them, but for all the calls and emails they had been receiving from members of their Sunday School class, small groups, or simply from someone who sits near them in worship.

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world." I want you to know how proud I am of how you are letting the light of Jesus shine through you as we go through this dark valley together.

Thanks to your generosity, plans are already in the works to serve even more meals next Wednesday and we will continue to feed those who are hungry, unless prohibited by governmental directive.

I know you will want to help your church continue to be in ministry to our members and our community in this time of need. There are several ways you can make giving a part of your worship experience when you join us via livestream tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Details are below.

Sisters and brothers, I am grateful to be your pastor and look forward to seeing the amazing ways God will be glorified through you in the coming days and weeks.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
Before 6:00 p.m. even arrived, cars were lined up to receive the blessing of a free dinner of jambalaya and green beans cooked by our own Chris Riche'

We handed out 100 meals in to-go boxes while practicing social distancing and wearing gloves to protect ourselves and our neighbors

Help Us Continue Our Ministry
Even though our campus is closed, the ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist is still moving forward.

We are worshiping on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. via livestream , caring for our congregation through prayers and phone calls, feeding those in need at Red Stick Together, and helping parents minister to their children in this unprecedented time.

During this time, we ask that you please continue to give your tithes and offerings as an expression of love and gratitude to God for his many gifts and to support the ministries of your church. While this is a time of adjustment for us all, the church still needs your financial support, which makes our ministry possible.

There are three ways you can give safely at this time :

1. Text BROADMOORFAITH to 73256

2. Online here

3. Mail your gift to the church, 10230 Mollylea Dr.,
Baton Rouge, LA 70815


You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:11)
How We Can Best Love Each Other
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
If you or a family member is sick, may have been directly exposed to the virus, or have traveled to a high-alert area (currently South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan), please follow the CDC guidelines and refrain from attending public events during the 14-day incubation period.

WORSHIP
While meetings on campus are suspended, you can worship from the comfort of your home via our livestream on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES AND SMALL GROUPS
Adult Sunday School classes and small groups are invited to continue the church-wide study of The Covenant: A Lenten Journey . The self-guided curriculum can be found here . You can do this study with your family from the comfort of your kitchen table.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
Our congregational care team remains committed to offering excellent care to our congregation but is suspending in-person visits to hospitals and nursing homes. If you get sick, have a death in the family, or have another emergency, please call the church office at 225-924-6269 and follow the prompts to leave a message for the pastor on call.

Please use this form if you have additional questions about Broadmoor United Methodist’s response to the coronavirus. You can also call Mary Saltzman at 225-924-6269.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
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