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Northpoint United Methodist Church
 6675 Hwy 1
2003 Membership
Date Founded

Blanchard UMC
    On August 29, 1882, Cynthia Attaway and H.T. Lyles deeded 4 acres of land to the Pine Hill Methodist Church for $16.  The church was built by 1886.  In 1897, the Pine Hill Methodist Episcopal Church was dismantled and moved to Blanchard where it was rebuilt.  When the church relocated, the name was changed to Blanchard.  In 1937, that building was taken down and a new church built under the leadership of Rev. D.L. Dykes.  A parsonage was built next door at the end of the 1940s.  An education building was constructed in the mid 1950s.
     A new parsonage was built in 1964 under Rev. Harold McClung’s leadership.  A new brick +sanctuary was constructed five years leader under the leadership of Rev. Frank Stage. 
     At the beginning of the 21st century … after three years of study … the Blanchard church decided to be discontinued and to be the nucleus for the organization of a new church.  Rev. Brian Yeich was appointed to organize the Northpoint United Methodist Church.  The Blanchard church property was sold and the new congregation began to meet at the Donnie Bickham Middle School.  A church is planned for a 17-acre site on Hwy 1. 
How to Get There:
    Take exit 7 from Hwy 220 NW of Shreveport.  Turn NW on Hwy 1/71.  When Hwy 71 turns right, stay left and continue NW on Hwy 1.  The church property will be on the right 5 miles ahead.
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