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Bartholomew Methodist Church (Morehouse Parish, La.) records

Identifier: LACUMC-1986-016

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of administrative records for Bartholomew Methodist Church (Morehouse Parish, La.). A church register acquired in 1882 -- with additional information documenting prior years -- contains the following sections: pastors (1847-1899), members (1882-1902), deaths and disposals (1879-1890), baptisms (1879-1902), and marriages (1879-1902). Also included are the congregation’s Epworth League records (1939-1941). This young adult association’s meeting minutes describe the group organizing events at the church and coordinating projects such as fundraising to paint the church.


  • 1847 - 1941


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

Bartholomew Methodist Church (Morehouse Parish, La.) traces its origins to the 1790s. The congregation had a long-standing connection to the community’s Masons. The two organizations shared a building until 1899, when the Bartholomew Lodge surrendered their charter. In 1853, the Bartholomew congregation and the masons dedicated a new building, which is recognized as one of the oldest United Methodist churches in Louisiana. In 1986, the church was designated a United Methodist Historic Site.


2 Volumes

Language of Materials



Organized by subject, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection consists of two transfers -- church register (accession 1986-016), Epworth League records (accession 1995-016).

Finding Aid to the Bartholomew Methodist Church (Morehouse Parish, La.) records
Olivia Brignac and Chris Brown
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Repository Details

Part of the Centenary College of Louisiana Archives and Special Collections Repository

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Shreveport LA 71104 US
(318) 869-5462