Fall Women's Retreat
Sep
15
to Sep 17

Fall Women's Retreat

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.

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Back to School Sunday
Aug
13
10:00am10:00am

Back to School Sunday

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!

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Gardening Day
Aug
12
7:30am 7:30am

Gardening Day

Serve at the Allendale Community Garden Saturday, August 12
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. We will meet in the garden, located on the corner of the 1500 block of Buena Vista and N. Allen. Contact Diane Valentine at 617-7896 for more information.

 

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Service Sunday
Jul
30
12:00pm12:00pm

Service Sunday

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 peter@broadmoorumc.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.

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"The Shack" Movie Night
Jul
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

"The Shack" Movie Night

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.

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Usher, Greeter, New Member Training
Jul
27
1:30pm 1:30pm

Usher, Greeter, New Member Training

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 laura@broadmoorumc.org.  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 laura@broadmoorumc.orgWe would love to have you join the team and be the smiling face of BUMC!

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Vacation Bible School

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.

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Thoroughly Modern Mille at SLT
Jul
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Thoroughly Modern Mille at SLT

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.

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Allendale Gardening Day
Jul
8
7:30am 7:30am

Allendale Gardening Day

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.

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Red Bag Sunday
Jul
2
8:00am 8:00am

Red Bag Sunday

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.

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RED Packing Party
Jun
25
12:00pm12:00pm

RED Packing Party

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
  • Batteries
  • Books, magazines, comic books
  • Floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Shaving cream, razors
  • Deodorant
  • Baby wipes
  • Chapstick
  • Sunscreen
  • 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."

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Centering Prayer Workshop
Jun
17
12:30pm12:30pm

Centering Prayer Workshop

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 laura@broadmoorumc.org.

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Seeds of Faith Kick-off
Jun
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Seeds of Faith Kick-off

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
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Covenant Study Kick-off
Jun
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Covenant Study Kick-off

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.

 

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More than a Mom Summer Kick-off
Jun
7
9:00am 9:00am

More than a Mom Summer Kick-off

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 laura@broadmoorumc.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).

 

 

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Financial Peace Kick-off
Jun
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Financial Peace Kick-off

Financial Peace | Begins Monday, June 5
Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey is a life-changing class that leads you to achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.  Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to motivate you to change your family forever.  This class will be led by Karyn Rimmer and Zakk Owens who have both successfully completed the class and are living out the principles in their everyday lives. The class will last six weeks and meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-9:00 p.m. beginning June 5.

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Seamless Study Kick-off
Jun
5
10:00am10:00am

Seamless Study Kick-off

Seamless Women’s Bible Study | Begins Monday, June 5
Seamless by Angie Smith covers the people, places, and promises of the bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture.  Experience the bible as a whole as you gain clarity and confidence in your understanding of scripture.  Discover a biblical context that reshapes and brings to life stories from the Old and New Testaments. This women’s study will be led by Bonnie Daniel on Monday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in Room 200.  Cost is $20 for supplies.

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Youth Week 2017
May
21
to May 26

Youth Week 2017

Youth entering 6th grade through exiting 12th grade are invited to participate in this year's Youth Week! We have a fun week of events planned for May 21-26. The price including Six Flags is $60, and $20 without. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 14. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Brandon Winningham, Youth Director, at brandon@broadmoorumc.org or 861-0586.

  • Sunday, May 21: UMY (ice cream sundaes and water balloons) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the gym
  • Monday, May 22: Altitude trampoline park from 4:00-6:30
  • Tuesday, May 23: Six Flags over Texas from 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 24: Swim Party at Shreveport Yacht Club from 3:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 25: UMY All Night from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. next morning
  • Friday, May 26: Closing Pancake Breakfast from 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the gym

For Online Payment: 1) Sign in or sign up, 2) Click "Connect", 3) Click "Events," 4) Select one of the two Youth Week options (with or without Six Flags), and 5) Click on your cart in the top right hand corner and check out. You can pay for multiple youth at once.

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Mother's Day Dinner
May
14
5:00pm 5:00pm

Mother's Day Dinner

Let us take care of your Mothers' Day plans this year. Treat your mom or any special person in your life with a steak dinner on Sunday, May 14 starting at 5:00 p.m. in Pearce Hall. Not only will there be delicious steaks and potatoes, but there will also be live entertainment throughout your meal. This special dinner experience is brought to you by the Music Ministry of Broadmoor UMC. Tickets can be purchased at the church, with only 100 tickets being sold. Get them fast, as this is sure to sell out!

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Nacho Mama's 5k
May
13
8:00am 8:00am

Nacho Mama's 5k

Come celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at the “Nacho Mama’s 5k” on Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 a.m. beginning in the Broadmoor UMC parking lot. It will be a fun way for us to honor the women who raised us, with all proceeds benefiting the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home. Runners will celebrate with nachos at the end of the race! Register online here at or at Sportspectrum. The Early Bird Registration fee is $25 and lasts through April 25. Between April 25 and race day the fee is $30, and on race day the fee is $35. Early Bird registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt in their preferred size. We need race day volunteers! If you would like to volunteer on the Hospitality Team at the 5k, please contact Rev. Peter Gaughan at peter@broadmoorumc.org or 861-0586.

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Garden Tour
May
7
1:00pm 1:00pm

Garden Tour

Join us on Sunday, May 7 for the Le Tour des Jardins Garden Tour hosted by the Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners. We will meet at the church at 1:00, load up the church van, and enjoy the annual spring garden tour. This year's tour will take you through seven beautiful private gardens throughout Shreveport. You can sign up at the Welcome Center or by contacting Laura Vaughan at 318.861.0586 or laura@broadmoorumc.org. Cost is $10, but the first 10 people to sign up will have their fee waived by a generous donor!

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Allendale Garden Service Day
May
6
7:30am 7:30am

Allendale Garden Service Day

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. The purpose of the garden is to bring beauty and share the abundance with the surrounding neighborhood. 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: May 6, June 10, 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. If you are interested in helping, please sign up at a Welcome Desk.

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National Day of Prayer
May
4
11:30am11:30am

National Day of Prayer

We are a people who pray together for and with each other. National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders.  It is held annually on the first Thursday of May, which is May 4 this year. Broadmoor UMC will open its chapel on May 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for people to come and pray.  At 12:10 p.m., those present will be lead in a time of guided prayer by Rev. Peter Gaughan that will last approximately 20-25 minutes. All are welcome to come and go as their schedule allows to light candles, write prayers, sit in peace, and observe the prayers offered at 12:10. Our world, our nation, our neighbors, and we ourselves are in need of prayer. Join us and others across the nation on May 4 to pray.

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Layette Ministry Baby Shower
May
2
10:30am10:30am

Layette Ministry Baby Shower

United Methodist Women will host their annual Layette Baby Shower and Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2 at 10:30 a.m. in Pearce Hall.  The cost of the Luncheon is $8 and proceeds will be donated to the Layette Ministry. Reservations are required and may be called in to Carolyn Clarke at 868-5420 by April 26.  A gift of $10 will purchase a complete layette and may be given in honor or memory of a loved one for Mother's Day. Signed cards with the loved one's name will be placed inside each layette. Monetary gifts for the layettes will be accepted at the Baby Shower and in the Fellowship Area on Sunday, April 30 and Sunday, May 7.  All are welcome!

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Holy Saturday Easter Vigil
Apr
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil | Saturday, April 15
Psalm 141 says, “Let my prayers be counted as incense before you.” This year we aim to burn our prayers as incense in an informal Easter Vigil service at 6:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 15. Join Rev. Peter Gaughan in the grassy area on the corner of Anniston and Albany around a small fire pit to pray together. All are welcome to write prayers to be placed in the fire. Rev. Peter Gaughan says, "I have kept all written prayer requests in my desk since I arrived at Broadmoor. Each day I pray over them, but my drawer is becoming full. Rather than throw them in the garbage, I’d like to use this prayer service as an opportunity to honor them one last time. I hope you’ll join us, as we pray and watch the sun set on this year‘s Lenten journey."

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Remembering Children Service
Apr
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Remembering Children Service

On Good Friday, we remember that God knows the pain of losing a child. A Good Friday Memorial Service for those who have lost a child will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, at Kilpatrick’s Rose Neath Funeral Chapel. The Chapel is located at 1815 Marshall Street in Shreveport. The service will include songs and Scripture. Each family will be invited to light a candle in memory of their child(ren). Dr. M. Jack O’Dell will lead the service. The public is invited to attend.

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Requiem Concert
Apr
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Requiem Concert

On Sunday, April 9 (Palm Sunday) at 6:00 in the evening the Broadmoor UMC Chancel Choir and orchestra will present John Rutter's Requiem. As we begin Holy Week, we are reminded of our mortality and the great sacrifice that God gave us in his son Jesus Christ which frees us from the finality of our death. Come and join us in worship as we sing some of the oldest prayers in our Christian history asking God for mercy, thanking him for his goodness and remembering those who have reached the church triumphant.

This will be the Chancel Choir's home performance of the work as many of them will have performed the piece in Carnegie Hall in New York City in March.

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Palm Sunday Fish Fry
Apr
9
10:45am10:45am

Palm Sunday Fish Fry

Palm Sunday Fish Fry & Bake Sale | Sunday, April 9
Join us on Sunday, April 9 for our annual church-wide Palm Sunday fish fry, a Children’s Ministry fundraiser hosted by members of the Living Faith and Circle Sunday School classes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and the boxed lunches include fried catfish, French fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and drink. Meals can be picked up beginning at 10:45 in Anderson Hall foyer, and dine-in seating will be offered in Pearce Hall after the Sunday school hour. You may purchase tickets at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings, weekdays in the church office, on the kiosks or online any time, or on Palm Sunday at the door. Our Children's Ministry will also be selling baked goods to raise money for summer activities, so come enjoy lunch and delicious baked goods while supporting our BUMC kids!

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