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Belcher United Methodist Church (Belcher, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-2009-009

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of Belcher United Methodist Church (Belcher, La.). It includes membership records, administrative records, property records, printed items, photographs, a scrapbook, and guestbooks. Quarterly conference records contain information about the nearby congregation of Gilliam Methodist Church (Gilliam, La.). Also included are records of the congregation’s Sunday schools and Women’s Society of Christian Service. The printed items consist of bulletins, programs, newsletters, directories, and church histories.


  • 1900 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Physical rights are retained by the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Belcher United Methodist Church (Belcher, La.) traces its origins to 1904. In the congregation’s early years, services were held on the lower floor of a two-story building also used for community dances and a school. Services were also held in the community’s Presbyterian church. In 1916, the Belcher Methodist congregation constructed its first church building. This structure was replaced with a new sanctuary dedicated in 1955. In 2003, the Belcher congregation merger with Gilliam United Methodist Church (Gilliam, La.).


3 Linear Feet

Language of Materials