Begins Jan. 24
Join us from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room beginning Jan. 10 as Betty Hochstetler leads us in the study of Priscilla Shirer’s, “Discerning the Voice of God.” Together we will discover the root to clear and daily communication with God—humble obedience. Learn how surrender unlocks His many blessings intended for us, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life. Cost is $20.
Begins Jan. 24
Led by Dr. Greg Davis | Begins February 20th and 21st (6 Weeks) | Meeting Room
In life and in death, Jesus’ words were powerful and meaningful. Despite the serious effort and increased pain required for Jesus to speak as he hung on the cross, Jesus spoke seven “final words”—statements that have much to teach us about Jesus, his Father, and ourselves: We will explore these final words as seen and heard through the eyes and ears of those who stood near the cross.
There are two time options: 6 p.m. on Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays.
Led by Rev. Peter Gaughan | Begins Feb. 21 (4 weeks) 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Room 200
Luke Timothy Johnson defines religion broadly as a way of life organized around convictions and experiences concerning ultimate power. His work in studying the world of the early church revealed four distinct ways of being religious. These four types of religiousness offer a unique lens into our neighbors’ and our own relationship with the divine. This Lent, join Pastor Peter on Wednesday from 6 – 7 pm in Room 200 for an introductory look at Luke Timothy Johnson’s “Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity”. Cost $20.
Join us in Anderson Hall Gym on Saturday, March 3 for a Louisiana Fundraiser for Red Bird Foundation featuring: Paula D’Arcy speaking on the topic, “Mending What is Broken” with special guest musician Ken Medema. Paula D'Arcy is an author, retreat leader, speaker, playwright, and former psychotherapist. In 2001 she established Red Bird Foundation, which supports the growth and spiritual development of those in need throughout the world. D'Arcy survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her bestselling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and the award-winning Stars at Night. D'Arcy serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. She has one daughter and lives in Texas. Cost $100.
Internationally known musician, singer and songwriter Ken Medema inspires audiences. “Blind since birth, his sight is limited to distinguishing between light and darkness. At the age of 8 years his parents found a teacher who taught him the classics with Braille music – also teaching him to play by ear. After studying music therapy, he began a career as a performing and recording artist in 1973, founding Brier Patch Music, an independent recording, publishing and performance-booking company in 1985. One of the most authentic artists performing today, Ken custom designs every performance with brilliant improvisation and performs in a great variety of venues. He is a unique blend of poet, theologian, philosopher, comedian and musician.”
A Festival Arts Series
All concert series programs are presented free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted.
Broadmoor UMC has the opportunity to host a Methodist Volunteers In Mission (VIM) training this year on March 10. We will be opening our doors to those interested in being trained from all over the district. In the immediate wake of disasters, this training and certification is vital to being able to serve areas of greatest need.
VIM needs people for heaving lifting, cooking, and simply spending time with disaster victims. We need 10 people to commit to the training on March 10 to make this opportunity a reality. The cost for the training and certification that you receive as a result is $45 a person.
Contact Pastor Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org or Robert Taylor at email@example.com to confirm your attendance or for additional information.
September 13th - 16th | Wesley Center in Woodworth, LA
When the truth of Love breaks through into our every day lives, it's the beginning of a deeper journey. There is a growing sense of all that's beautiful and true. In the words of poet Jennifer Lynn Woodruff: “If we cannot be faithful in the hours/ Between the joy and underneath the pain.../ We will miss grace which comes so soft and slow.”
Tickets available now : Register at www.broadmoorumc.org/give
Join us on Friday, January 19, from 6-7:30 p.m. for a delicious dinner and an amazing performance by SOX (Shreveport Opera Xpress).
Individual tickets ($30) will go on sale Sunday, January 7th. To reserve a table ($300), call 318.861.0586 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will go to fund our Women’s Ministry. This past year were able to bring in Lisa Frost to kick our year off with our January Women’s Retreat, gave scholarships for several women to attend the fall retreat at the Wesley Center, scholarshiped several women with fees so they could participate in some of our studies and supported our More than a Mom’s group for young mothers which has grown to 15 women. We thank you for your continued generous support.
(5 weeks, 1 night a week)
Are you interested in being a better version of yourself? In having healthier relationships? Are you ever perplexed by yourself, loved ones, or coworkers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Enneagram could be a valuable tool for you! Join us for a 5-week study on the value of self-knowledge and the role of personality in our relationships with God, one another, and our own selves. You can expect to gain valuable insights and practical tools with which to grow and mature in your spiritual journey. Cost $25.
At some point in life, we all find ourselves lost and disillusioned, seeking to find our way. The death of a loved one, the loss of a job, facing the unexpected illness, both mental and physical, the pain of divorce or aging…Each of these has the potential to alter the way we look at ourselves and the way we think about the journey. Join us from 9 – 3:30 p.m. as we kick off the New Year sharing our stories, studying scriptures, and experiencing creative ways that we can rekindle our joy. Together in community we will find hope and love holding us in the midst of difficult times. We will be using the book, “Stars at Night: When Darkness Unfolds as Light” by Paula D’Arcy as our resource. A copy for you is included with your registration. Cost $30.
Thursday, December 21, 6:00 pm | Kilpatrick Chapel
Christmas and winter seasons are a complicated and difficult time of year for many people. From mourning what has been lost, to what was never had, from life circumstances such as illness, the death of a loved one, unemployment, and the excess of expectation during the holiday season, this time of year can be a very “blue” season. Join Dr. Jack O’Dell as he leads us in a time of worship reminding us that there is always light in the midst
of the darkness.
Church Wide Celebration | December 10
Join us Sunday December 10th during the Sunday School hour. After a time of fellowship, we will gather in the sanctuary to see the Christmas story unfold. The Chancel Choir, Celebration Singers, children’s choirs and bell choirs will help the Open Door class recreate this amazing story. At the end of the presentation, we will bring gifts to the Chrismon Tree for children at University Health and Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission. We hope to see everyone at this event as we celebrate the true meaning of the season. For more information please contact Kristin at the church office or at email@example.com.
I am excited to announce our third annual Festival de Noël will take place on November 26th at 6pm. Over the past two years we have hosted over 1200 people, engaged over 400 volunteers and spread the joy of Christ to our Broadmoor Community.
As we continue to live into our mission of inviting, nurturing, equipping and serving I implore you to pray about the way in which you can help with this event. Whether that is a personal invitation to a neighbor, friend or local barista to attend this event, nurturing your God-given talents by participating in the Festival Choir, equipping those in your circle to volunteer or volunteering yourself, your involvement is what makes this event a success!
We will have a large portion of the concert that focuses on the joy of children during the holiday season. We will sing Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, Rudolph, Frosty, the Snowman all with full choir and orchestra. During a special Children's Moment we will have a fully orchestrated reading of The Night Before Christmas. These secular, joyful songs will be paired with some of the season's most iconic sacred pieces helping us usher in the season. For more information please contact Director of Music Ministries, Adam Philley, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UMW Cookie Stroll will be in the fellowship area from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, $10 will fill your box. Proceeds benefit the Methodist Children's Home and local United Methodist Women's Missions.
We need everyone to bake cookies for this event. Find your favorite recipes and share your talents. Bring your cookies on Saturday, November. 18 from 10-2 in the fellowship area.
Be a part of service day on November 11th, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. It will be a musical salute to veterans at the VA Hospital, Veterans Lighthouse and NW LA War Veterans Home. We need all musical members to join the BUMC Patriotic Singers. We will be providing music, treats, cards and visits. Plan on being a part of this special event! Contact Adam Philley at 861-0586 or email@example.com or Diane Valentine by texting to 617-7896
If you are interested in singing in our musical salute to Veterans, practice starts November 5th directly after 11:00 service in the chapel.
This is an up-scale garage sale that will benefit Missions and Women's Ministry.
Save any treasures you have to donate to this event. There will be treasure chests set out to collect costume jewelry. There are twelve shoppes which cover everything from jewelry, accessories, and clothing and shoes for adults, kids and babies. Just look through your seasonal items, linens, household goods, home decor, sporting goods and tools. There is also spacing for books, kid's toys, games and baby equipment. Furniture is also being collected. Make sure things are in good order, and clothes are on hangers. Small items & clothing may be broaught starting October 1st. Larger items will be brought the last week before the event.
Donations: we are collecting:
Lovely Creations Bazaar
Jewelry, Scarves, Purses, Hats, Etc.
Mens & Women's Clothing and Shoes.
Anything for babies, clothes, baby items
Lads and Lasses
Children's clothes and Shoes
Toys, Puzzles, Games, Crafts, Books
All seasonal items, costumes, wreathes, decorations, dishes, candle holders
Linen and Lace
Any type of linens from pillows, sheets, table cloths, towels, bedding
Rag and Bottle
All types of kitchen, cooking items, dishes, trays, glasses
Home decorations, lamps, pictures, etc.
Sports items, tools, garden tools
The Empty Chair
Furniture (Large items brought Oct. 19)
Ye Old Book Shoppe
Fall Women’s Retreat: Honoring the Seasons of Life | September 15-17
We long for connections in the midst of disconnected lives--connections to ourselves, to others, to the world we live in. Most of all we yearn to connect with God.
Join us for “Honoring the Seasons of Life,” a three-day retreat where you will learn to connect your experience of the unfolding seasons with inner spiritual growth and movement, and to know that the presence of God is within and around us all.
We invite you to join us to listen carefully and closely to the wisdom of each season using reflections, poems, prayers and meditations as we explore the relationship between the season of the earth and the seasons of our lives.
Led by our very own Nancy Beauvais, Amy Love and Laura Vaughan, this retreat will be held at the Wesley Center in Woodworth, La, on September 15-17, 2017 (Friday-Sunday). Cost is $175 and includes lodging, all meals and a copy of the book “The Circle of Life” by Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr. A non-refundable deposit of $50 will hold your spot. You can sign up kiosk or send your check made out to Broadmoor United Methodist Church to Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship.
Serve at the Allendale Community Garden Saturday, August 12
Come join us at the 1500 block of Buena Vista and N. Allen. Bring your own water, tools, bug spray and sunscreen. It is more than gardening, it is an experience to be remembered! Text Diane Valentine at 617-7896 with questions.
Hosted by Zumba with Sybil
Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Broadmoor Gym
Sybil will have 4 instructors for the evening. Minimum donation is $5.00.
There will be door prizes from Lularoe with Carrie Restel, $25 gift card from Pampered Chef, $25 gift card from Matilda Jane and more!
All proceeds go to benefit the BUMC Early Learning Center
It's that time again, Red Bag Sunday is on Septemer 3.
Noel's Food Pantry has a new list of items they need for September:
1. Bags of Apples/Onions
2. Two Pound bags of Sugar
3. One lb boxes of Macaroni, Rotini, etc.
4. Canned Vegetables or Fruit (14 to 16 oz. cans).
Purchase one or all of these items and bring to service on September 3rd.
Thank so much for your continued support of Noel's Food Pantry and BUMC.
Back to School Sunday: Combined Service & Lunch | Sunday, August 13
Sunday, August 13 will be our Back to School Sunday and we will celebrate by having a unified service at 10:00 a.m.! During the service we will bless and honor all of our students, teachers, and ministry volunteers. Our purpose for this service is to show our students support from the whole Broadmoor UMC congregation as well as provide an opportunity for church members to learn more about our Children's and Youth Ministries. The service will be led by members of the Traditional, River, Youth, and Children's Ministry teams. Following the service there will be a free lunch of burgers and hot dogs at 11:00 a.m. in Anderson Gym for all ages. There will be no 8:30 or 11:00 services or Sunday School classes. Our hope is that the whole church community will come together in support of our student ministries, educators and school systems. Please help us spread the word by inviting church members, friends, and families with school-aged students looking for a church home!
Service Sunday | July 30
July 30th will be Service Sunday! This is a special Sunday in which you are encouraged to wear your work clothes to church. After 11:00 a.m. worship, we will gather in the Anderson Hall Gym for a light meal. We’ll also take a moment to bless and prepare the socks we’ve been collecting all month for Hope Connections. Then we’ll break up into groups and serve our community from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This Service Day we are delighted to partner with the Common Ground Community Center in Cedar Grove to help with their clothing donation closet. If you have any questions about Service Sunday, contact Pastor Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Child care will be provided. Please sign up at the Welcome Center if you plan to attend so we can get a head count for lunch.
The Shack Movie & Study | Begins Saturday, July 29
The Searchers Class will begin a 5-week study based upon the move “The Shack.” We invite other classes or individuals who may wish to join us for this study. The series will kick off with a “dinner and a movie” on Saturday, July 29, with a potluck dinner at 6:00 p.m. in Pearce Hall, followed by a viewing of the movie. We will have beef brisket as our entrée and ask others to bring sides, salads and sweet desserts! Beginning on Sunday, July 30, the study series will commence during the Sunday School hour. If you would like to join us, there will be sign up sheets posted so we can get an accurate head count.
Usher, Greeter & New Member Trainings For The River | Friday, August 18
On Friday, August 18th at 6:00 p.m. we will gather at the home of Phillip and Mary Alice Templeton for a delicious dinner and an Usher, Greeter, and New Member Friend training for those serving on our River Welcoming Team. If you are interested in joining the River Welcoming Team, please send an email to email@example.com. We would love to have you join us for dinner, training and fellowship!
Usher, Greeter & New Member Trainings For Traditional Worship | Friday, August 20
On Sunday, August 20th we will gather after church at 12:15 for our annual Usher, Greeter, and New Member Friend training for our traditional services. If you are interested in joining the Traditional Welcoming Team, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgWe would love to have you join the team and be the smiling face of BUMC!
Vacation Bible School: Maker Fun Factory | July 24-28
Get ready for a creative adventure this summer at Maker Fun Factory VBS! Kids will build on the foundation of God’s love and learn that they were created by God and built for a purpose. This exciting adventure begins on Monday, July 24 and goes through Friday, July 28, 9:00 a.m.-noon every morning. Vacation Bible School is open to kids ages 4 to those just finishing 4th grade. Register online below or fill out a form at the church. The $12 registration fee includes a t-shirt. Volunteers are always needed! You may sign up to volunteer at the Welcome Desk.
Thouroughly Modern Millie | Sunday, July 16
Broadmoor will be taking a group to see Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shreveport Little Theatre on Sunday, July 16, for the 2:00 performance. This production is Music Directed by Adam Philley and features Broadmoor favorites Claire Watson and Sarah Dunham. The bus will leave following the 11:00 service and head to Monjuni's on Louisiana Avenue for lunch at approx. 12:30 and should return to the church between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Cost is $25 a ticket plus your own cost for lunch. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, June 25.
Serve at the Allendale Community Garden | Saturday, July 8
We are looking for a team of gardeners to help with the Allendale Garden of Love and Hope, where several members served on BUMC Service Day. We have dates for the Broadmoor team to work in the garden through the fall. Join us from 7:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturdays: July 8, August 12, September 9, and October TBA. We will meet in the garden, located on the corner of the 1500 block of Buena Vista and N. Allen. Contact project coordinator Diane Valentine at 617-7896 for more information.
Red Bag Sunday: Special Needs | Sunday, July 2
In our Red Bag Ministry, Broadmoor provides reusable grocery bags with a shopping list of needed food items for those who are hungry. We encourage people to fill the bags with items and bring them to church on the first Sunday of each month. Bags should be placed in the Fellowship Area. The bags are then donated to the Noel UMC Food Pantry! Special needs for July include: rice (1-2 lb bags), bags of apples, individual pop-top cans of meat, vegetables, soup, fruit, etc., side dishes (mac & cheese, rice-a-roni, etc.), and children's activity books.
Broadmoor UMC is now collecting items to send to our troops stationed overseas. Drop items off in one of the red collection bins located in the Fellowship Area by the sanctuary or Office Reception Area. Join us to pack and pray over the collection on Sunday, June 25 after church!
The following items are being collected:
- Drink mix-ins (such as Crystal Lite)
- Food in individual packs
- Books, magazines, comic books
- Floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste
- Shaving cream, razors
- Baby wipes
- Eye drops
- Hand and body lotion
- Insect repellent, fly paper, fly swatters
- Blank cards
- Pencils, Paper, & Notebooks
Funds to cover postage costs are also needed. If you would like to donate, please drop off a check at Broadmoor UMC marked "RED Collection."
Centering Prayer Workshop | Saturday, June 17
Broadmoor will host an introductory Centering Prayer Workshop on Saturday, June 17 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Room 200. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer rooted in the Christian contemplative tradition which seeks to open us to the presence and action of the Holy Spirit. Alan Prator, a teacher commissioned by Contemplative Outreach, will be our presenter. There will also be three optional, weekly follow up sessions. Cost is $20. For more information contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at email@example.com.
Seeds of Faith | Begins Thursday, June 15
Looking for a way to connect and grow this summer? Join us on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Bride's Room as we explore different ways to pray. Cost is $40 for all classes or $5 per session, and each session is led by a local United Methodist pastor. Plan to join us for a few or all of the following:
- June 15: Creative Prayer with Revs. Leah & Peter Gaughan
- June 22: Prayer for Others with Rev. Kathy Wafer
- June 29: Prayer of Awareness with Rev. Peter Gaughan
- July 6: Praying with Icons with Rev. Leah Gaughan
- July 13: Dialogue Prayer with Rev. Mimi McDowell
- July 20: Praying with Scripture with Dr. Jack O'Dell
- July 27: Breath Prayer with Dr. Greg Davis
- August 3: Everyday Prayer with Rev. Peter Gaughan
- August 10: Prayer of Letting Go with Rev. Rachel McConnell-Switzer
Living the Covenant Bible Study | Begins Tuesday, June 13
The Covenant experience guides participants in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people. This relationship is grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and on our ongoing commitment to stay in love with God while we share signs of that love with others.
Covenant translates into actions—into how we behave in our everyday lives. There are three modules Creating, Living and Trusting the Covenant. This module Living the Covenant, focuses on how the community lives out their covenant in faithful love—how it’s applied to actual relationships in daily life. Join Rev. Peter Gaughan for this 8-week study beginning on Tuesday, June 13 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 200. Cost is $20.
More than a Mom Summer Program | Begins Wednesday, June 7
This summer we have some great programs planned for our Moms’ group! We will be meeting on Wednesdays from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in Room 200. We will begin each session with a few exercises that are easy to do and will help you tone up led by our very own Christi Oden. Register at the Welcome Center or with Laura Vaughan firstname.lastname@example.org or 318.861.0586. Child Care is provided and it would be helpful when you register to please let us know names and ages of your child(ren).