A Message from Your Senior Pastor
For the whole law is summed up in a single commandment, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”—Galatians 5:14


Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
It’s both very, very simple and very, very challenging.

What’s that you ask? What is both very simple and very challenging ?

Living out the Great Commandment, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This is the living core of Jesus’ teaching. It’s very simple and very challenging.

One of the reasons it is very challenging is because of a simple reason...we do not know our neighbors and we do not know what they need. We may know their names. We may wave at them we pass each other on the street. But can you honestly say you know what love would look like to your neighbor during this time?

One of the easiest ways you can show love to your neighbor is by letting them know ways you are willing and able to help them.

Attached you will find a simple door hanger you can print, cut, fill out, and hang on your neighbor’s front door. It has a place for you to put your name, ways you can help, and the best way for them to contact you.

Imagine what it would mean to your elderly neighbor who has pre-existing health conditions to know that someone on their block would be willing to go to the store for them, or mow their yard, or just be someone they could talk to if they were feeling lonely.

Imagine what it would mean to a young mother or father trying to both work from home and homeschool their children to know their neighbor would be willing to pick up some groceries.

Imagine how much it would mean to your neighbor to see the light and love of Christ flow through you during this time.

Jesus said, “You are the light of the world…Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:12,14)

My sisters and brothers in Christ, let’s use this unexpected time to fulfill Jesus’ teaching and let his light shine through us to our neighbors.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
It's easy to love your neighbor, while keeping your distance!
  1. Click the blue button below to print your own door hanger.
  2. Fold down the middle.
  3. Cut around the outside border.
  4. Follow the lines to cut the hole in your door hanger.
  5. Print, fill out, and show some love!
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 still worship from the comfort of home via our livestream 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.

STAY CONNECTED
You will continue to updated via emails like this one and can always refer to our website , Facebook page , and Instagram for more information.

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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