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.
Red Bag Sunday: Special Needs | Sunday, July 2
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.
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.
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.
Please fill out a separate form for each child attending.
After you register or log in, select CONNECT, then EVENTS. You will find the option to pay for VBS (you can pay for multiple children at once). If you need help with online payment, please call the church office at 318-861-0586. You may also pay by cash or check in the church office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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).
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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!
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 email@example.com or 861-0586.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $10, but the first 10 people to sign up will have their fee waived by a generous donor!
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.
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.
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!
Easter | Sunday, April 16
Join us for Easter Sunday services at 8:30 & 11:00 in Traditional worship in the sanctuary and 11:00 in The River Contemporary Service in Anderson Gym. There will be a normal Sunday School schedule on Easter!
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."
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.
Good Friday | April 14
Join us for our Good Friday service at noon in Anderson Gym, led by Broadmoor Youth and featuring the Youth Band and Celebration Singers Choir.
Maundy Thursday | April 13
Join us for our Maundy Thursday service at 6:00 in the sanctuary as we remember the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Disciples.
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.
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!
Join us for our first Service Day of the year on Saturday, April 1, from 9:00-Noon. We will meet at the church at 9:00, then split into teams to work on a variety of projects including making Easter cards and gifts for homebound church members, packing lunches for those in need at Hope House, and working in the Community Renewal Allendale Garden. The first two projects will be in the BUMC gym, and the garden team will meet in the gym and carpool together.
There will be nursery available for children 5 and under. Elementary children and youth are encouraged to help with mission projects.
Please register online below if you plan to attend. It's also okay to just show up! Participants will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.
Broadmoor Singers Recital | Sunday, March 26
On Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 in the afternoon the Festival Arts Series of Broadmoor UMC will present a recital of music performed by some of our very own vocalists. This concert will span the musical genres from classical to musical theatre. We are so blessed to have some of the most talented and trained vocalists in our region sharing their gifts weekly. Don't miss this opportunity to help support this wonderful program that allows us to continue to support great talent in the Shreveport/Bossier area as well as the opportunity to hear these singers "unleashed" from a typical choral setting.
Join us in Anderson Gym on the evening of Sunday, March 12, as we celebrate the springtime with food, community and music! At Burnt Offerings: Spring Fling you will have the opportunity to sample over 30 different appetizers, entrees, soups, salads and desserts prepared by master chefs from our own congregation, and vote on your favorites. The evening will also include a silent auction, live auction, music, and a Children's Area with games and finger foods, so bring the whole family!
There are many ways to be involved with the Spring Fling! Be a chef (prepare your signature dish and serve "sample sizes" at the event), donate a silent or live auction item, help set up or clean up the event, and encourage others to attend the event. Sign-up forms for chefs, auction donations, and volunteers are located at the Welcome Center and Reception Desk. You may also sign up to be a chef online below! Tickets are available at the Welcome Center and Anderson Foyer on Sunday mornings or online anytime. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children/youth, with a $35 family cap.
All funds raised by Burnt Offerings will support the Missions Ministry of Broadmoor. Missions is a major way that our community of faith shares the love of God with our neighbors in the Broadmoor community and around the world.
You won't want to miss this signature Broadmoor event with a springtime twist, so invite your friends and family and join in the fun for a good cause!
Master Chef Sign-Up
Lenten Prayer Retreat for Women | March 10 & 11 at Asbury UMC
We had a wonderful time in January with retreat leader Lisa Frost as she guided us to begin the New Year with a “Rule of Life.” There was so much wisdom shared between the over 60 participants. We are partnering again with Noel and Asbury for another retreat with Lisa that will be held at Asbury UMC, on March 10-11. We will meet Friday evening from 5:30 – 8:15 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Lisa is a member of University UMC in Baton Rouge and a certified Spiritual Director who has led retreats throughout Louisiana and Ireland. Cost for the retreat is $25 per person and includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. You can register online below or by signing up at the Welcome Center and turning in your $25 check made payable to Broadmoor UMC to Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship.
Broadmoor is partnering with Noel UMC to host a "live art" experience to begin the Lenten season. On Sunday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the worship center of Noel UMC, artist Scott Erickson from Portland, OR, will be performing his multi-media show titled We Are Not Troubled Guests. Through spoken narrative, live painting, and curated video, Scott will share his most personal experience with faith, doubt, depression, and the solidarity of karaoke. Often funny with moments of brutal honesty, we begin to see our own journey through Scott’s vulnerability and are given the gift of seeing how we really belong in the world. Admission is free, finger foods & beverages will be provided, and run time of the show is about 70 minutes. Childcare will be available!
Spring is almost here, and so is the time for our fifth graders to transition from the Children's Ministry to the Youth Ministry. Each year fifth graders enjoy a weekend at Sky Ranch Camp as a way to celebrate their time in Broadmoor's Children Ministry. On Sunday, March 5, fifth graders will be in the Fellowship Area and Anderson Hall, where we encourage you to stop by and write words of encouragement, your favorite scripture, or make a donation to the Sky Ranch trip. We will share your thoughts with this group at Sky Ranch. After church you are invited to enjoy lunch at Twisted Root (8690 Line Ave.) between 11:00-2:00, where a percentage of the lunch proceeds will go towards the Sky Ranch Retreat. Thanks for your support!
Sunday, March 5 is Red Bag Sunday! 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. The bags are then donated to the Noel UMC Food Pantry! Special needs for March include long grain rice (1 or 2 lb. bags), canned fruit (15-16 oz.), side dishes (mac & cheese, Rice-a-Roni, etc.), and bags of apples and oranges.
World Day of Prayer Service | Friday, March 3 at Noel UMC
As Lent begins, join us on Friday, March 3, for a World Day of Prayer service at Noel UMC. We are partnering with Noel to create a time of quiet and reflection begin the season of Lent. The chapel, located at 520 Herndon Street, will be open from 12-1 p.m., with a short guided Lectio Divina at 12:15pm. You are welcome to come and go during the hour as you are able.
You can’t get to the heart of anything if you don’t begin the journey. Ash Wednesday is a time when we begin the journey toward Jerusalem with Jesus in the season of Lent. Receive the gift of ashes on Wednesday, March 1 at noon in the chapel and 6:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. The ashes serve as a reminder of our mortality as well as an outward sign that we mourn our sinfulness and the brokenness of the world.