ABOUT US

We have been making an impact in the lives of our community and world for over 150 years. We want to make disciples from generation to generation and that includes yours! Join us!

ADDRESS

225-261-4646

 

10000 Blackwater Rd.

Baker, LA 70714

 

Questions? Email valorie@blackwaterumc.org 

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PLAN A VISIT

BECOME A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY

We believe one of the best ways we can experience God in our week is by how we posture ourselves toward God together on Sunday. Our Sunday experience has opportunities for all ages to study, praise, and serve and we would love to have you with us!

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP SERVICES

9:15am TRADITIONAL WORSHIP - Led by Lead Pastor, Rev. Pattye Hewitt 

Surrounded by the beautiful architecture and stained glass windows within this beautiful worship space, our Traditional Worship Service is where you will feel right at home. Each Sunday we gather to sing hymns, pray, and hear a scriptural message. Music each Sunday is led by our Choir Director, Jamie Leonard-Brubaker along with our Worship Accompanist, Dr. Justin West. 

10:45am The Table - Led by Assoc. Pastor, Rev. Angela Roberson

Join us for donuts, iced coffee, great music, and a message every Sunday! For more information about our new community, The Table, visit www.cometothetable.church

PARKING & ENTRANCES

There is ample parking surrounding our campus. For our traditional service, entrances are found through the front doors of our Sanctuary (look for the white columns) or side entrances on each side of that building.

For The Table, you can enter through the north entrance of the North Campus building (look for The Table banner), through our prayer garden from the front of the campus facing the road, or the side entrance through the Sanctuary.

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET THERE

Bulletins are available at each entrance of our Sanctuary for our Traditional Service. Please grab one and take a look at what we have going on in our faith community. Sit where you feel most comfortable and don't forget to sign a registration pad before you leave so we can get to know you better!

WHAT DO I WEAR?

Come dressed however you feel most comfortable! You will feel right at home in anything from jeans to business casual.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you are interested in becoming a member of Blackwater United Methodist, you are invited to get in touch with our Lead Pastor, Rev. Pattye Hewitt or our Associate Pastor, Rev. Angie Roberson. This will help to answer any questions you may have about joining and what it means to be in membership at a United Methodist Church.

DO I HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED TO JOIN THE CHURCH?

All members of the United Methodist Church are baptized Christians, which means that when you come to join, you may do so with a profession of faith which will include a time of baptism. If you have already been baptized, at any age or in any Christian denomination, we recognize and receive your baptism and welcome you into our membership as a transfer from another Christian church. If you or a member of your family would like to schedule a baptism, you may do so by contacting the church office at 225-261-4646 and one of our pastors will connect with you.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERS?

Members of all United Methodist churches are asked to commit to the following categories of Christian living.

  • Prayers:  Members commit to pray for our church, our community and our world.

  • Presence:  Members commit to be present in worship and other opportunities where they can grow in their faith.

  • Giving:  Members commit to financially support the mission and ministry of the church through regular offering.

  • Service:  Members commit to serve and be a part of the work the church is doing locally, regionally and around our world.

  • Witness:  Members commit to living and sharing a life of faith that reflects their commitment to Christ.

DO CHILDREN BECOME MEMBERS TOO?

We take very seriously our commitment to partner with families in the process of nurturing children into Christian faith. We believe it is one of the most important things we do as a community of faith. Children who join our church with their families are called preparatory members in anticipation of Confirmation, held in youth group each year. This class is led by our Director of Student Ministries; they will be introduced to the basics of Christian faith and church membership. At the conclusion of confirmation, these young people are confirmed as full members of our church.

HOURS

SUNDAY SERVICES

Traditional Worship 9:15am

Casual Service 10:45am (Beginning March 10th)

 

Infant-Toddler Care 9am-12pm
SPARK! for PreK-5th Grade 10:45am (Check-in at 10:25am)

Adult Sunday School 10:45am

Students 6th-12th Grade in Table Worship at 10:45am

Student Ministries 4-6pm (check calendar)