Where are you in your spiritual journey and your relationship with God?
There are many options for you to choose from to help you grow deeper in your faith and to lead a more meaningful life. Make a commitment by choosing one of the following options. For assistance please contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Understanding John Wesley | September 24 & October 21
Dr. Greg Davis will share interesting information and insights about John Wesley was an English Anglican Cleric & Theologian who with his brother Charles and fellow Cleric George Whitefield founded Methodism.
Painting and Pastries | Fri. October 20
Peter will give us step-by step instructions on creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece as we enjoy painting, mocktails and delicious appetizers and pastries. Cost is $25 for individuals and $40 for couples.
Lay Servant School | October 27 & 28
Have you ever wanted to be a more effective church leader, a more confident Sunday School Teacher, or just a better servant for your church? Broadmoor will host the Shreveport District Lay Servant School, which exists to develop the skills and enhance the spiritual gifts of lay leaders and potential lay leaders in our church. This training can also prepare a layperson to preach when a pastor is not available in a local church. Registration forms will be available in the church office. Cost is $45.
The Advent of God's Word | Begins November 8
Are you missing out on the true meaning and mystery of Advent amid the hustle and bustle of the holiday season?
We will be using the book “The Advent of God’s Word” as it invites you into a daily retreat experience, offering inspiring reflections, fresh perspectives on the season’s traditional scripture readings, and creative ways to let God’s word sink deep into your heart and soul. With prayer practices that engage the senses and guidance in creating a visual reflection in response to each day’s reading, this study helps you move beyond articulation of what you know of God to discover the possibilities awaiting you. Cost is $20.
Come and Hear Randy Frazee | Wed. November 8
We have been invited to join First United Methodist Church on Wednesday November 8 at 6:00 pm, in Bain Hall to hear Randy Frazee, author of The Story and Believe. Several of our Sunday School Classes have or are using The Story and Believe in Sunday School hour. Randy will share his own story and the importance of the Gospel message, as we seek to think, act and be like Jesus!
Randy is a renowned author, passionate about spiritual formation and community. He serves as the Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio where Max Lucado is the Teaching Minister.
There is no charge for this event which includes dinner but registration is required. Please be watching the Visions and the E-News for registration information.
Surviving the Holidays | November 11
When you are grieving the death of a family member or friend, you may dread the holiday season. Thoughts of social gatherings, family traditions, and obligation leave you anxious and overwhelmed. Your sadness can seem unbearable. You may wish you could skip these next two months and go straight to the routine of the next year – but you can’t. What can you do to lesson your stress and loneliness?
This seminar will offer practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season. At this seminar you will view videos featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss. You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors, and psychologists. You will receive a Holiday Survival Guide with practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q/As, and journaling ideas for daily survival through the holiday season.
Join us for a GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar led by Dr. Jack O’Dell on Saturday November 11, in Pearce Hall from 9:00 – 4:00.
Sign up at the Welcome Center or Reception Desk. Payment can be made online or on church kiosks. Childcare will be provided upon request. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you will need childcare, or call the church office at 861-0586 at least a week prior to date needed.