A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
People are amazing.

Yesterday, we sent out word about the desperate need for homemade medical face masks for doctors and nurses across our state.

Thanks to Women Making a Difference, I was able to give over 40 masks to a friend who works with the Louisiana rural health care network.

She was blown away by how fast our church was able to respond to this unique need and wanted you to know that thanks to our rapid response these masks would be in the hands of the medical professionals of the rural health clinic in Bunkie this afternoon. This will enable them to open the clinic tomorrow morning and keep saving lives. YOU are amazing!

Each rural health clinic needs 10-20 masks to safely protect the nurses, doctors, physician’s assistants, and aides. There are 161 rural health clinics across the state and 51 rural hospitals. You can see how great the need is, but you have already proven you can rise to the challenge.
If you or someone you know sews, please go to the DYI Mask page on our website and follow the instructions found there. All finished masks can be dropped off in the red tub outside Connection Café.

As soon as enough masks for another clinic are hospital are collected, we will have them delivered to the front-line heroes of the pandemic.

Creative action flowing from prayer is what God is wanting from us at this moment.

That is why I hope you will make plans to join me each day for Morning and Evening Prayer at 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

There are two ways you can participate. You can download the Zoom app for your phone, tablet, or PC and join the meeting or you can watch live via Facebook. If you miss the live broadcast you can watch at a later time by going to Broadmoor’s Facebook page.

Even though we are forced to be apart in this time we can come together in prayer thanks to these wonderful platforms.

If you were not able to join us for worship yesterday you can watch the service by going to www.broadmoormethodist.org and clicking the LIVE icon. You can also go to Broadmoor’s YouTube Channel and watch it there. When you go, please subscribe to the page as this helps our church increase our reach.

Sisters and brothers, the world is crazy these days, but YOU are amazing. Stay prayerful, stay positive, and stay connected.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
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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