A Message from Your Senior Pastor

Over the last few days, I have found myself shaking my head in disbelief at the scale and potential impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the coming weeks every one of us will need to take steps to mitigate the impact of the virus. I know you are ready to do your part because you are a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Because at Broadmoor United Methodist Church we take the health and well-being of our congregation, staff, and community very seriously, we are following a directive given this afternoon by Bi shop Cynthia Harvey for United Methodist Churches across Louisiana to suspend a ll worship services and other activities on our campus for two weeks . We tentatively plan to re-open the church campus on Sunday, March 29 . Please monitor any changes to this plan via our website , Facebook page , and Instagram .

Jesus, when asked what the greatest commandment is, replied “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” I encourage you to see the steps you take as an individual, and the steps we take together as a community of faith, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 as an expression of your “love of neighbor.”

The coming days will be filled with many challenges and surprises for us all, but I know we can, and we will, come through it in such a way that others will see the love, hope, and peace of Jesus shining through us.

Below you will see the steps your church is taking as well as steps you can take to help us make it through the challenging days and weeks ahead.

Grace & Peace,
Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
How We Can Best Love Each Other
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.

  While meetings on campus are suspended, you can watch an abbreviated worship service via livestream this Sunday, March 15 at 10:00 a.m.

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.

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.



  • 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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