Year of Service Challenge

For every small group, Sunday School, or Bible Study:

Plan to do something special to put the word into action as you finish up a session, book or study. It could be doing something as a group here at church, making a monetary donation or volunteering as a group in the community.
There are many small things that would make a huge difference and there are larger things that people could work together.
Serve using a list of needs or discover your own special niche in the community.

Mission Team

Let us know what you’ve done, email us a picture and a story to


Valet Parking Team Needs Your Help!

If you are 25 or older and interested in joining our Valet Parking Team, please contact Derek Lane at (318)773-3281 or

There are two valet parking shifts.  
The first shift begins at 8:10 a.m. on Sunday morning before the 8:30 traditional workshop service, and the second shift begins around 10:40 a.m. before the 11:00 worship services.  This a wonderful hospitality-based ministry to be a part of and is very helpful to those who need a little extra hand on Sunday morning. 

New Church Directory

Schedule Your Photography Session Now Online!
Broadmoor United Methodist Church is creating a new pictorial church directory and we want YOU in it! On Sunday, August 13 we will begin scheduling family photography sessions in the welcome center. The photography dates will be September 12-16 and September 19 & 20. Please try your best to find a time that works for your family during these dates that the professional LifeTouch photographers will be at the church. Each family that participates will receive a complimentary church directory and 8x10 photo with the opportunity to purchase additional portraits. LifeTouch has been a trusted provider of family photography for over 80 years, and we are excited to have the opportunity to create an updated directory with them. If you have any questions about the directory, please call the church office at 861-0586.

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Russia Missions: How You Can Help

Groups from Broadmoor and throughout Louisiana have been participating in mission trips to Ekaterinburg, Russia since 1991 to lead Vacation Bible School for children, Bible studies for adults, visiting in orphanages, and preparing food baskets for the elderly. The political climate may be different now, but our mission is the same: to reach out to those in need and share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Our delegation of six will be leaving for Ekaterinburg on June 17th to take materials and supplies for 120 children representing five churches in the Ekaterinburg area. In addition, we will order 100 copies of Max Lucado’s book In The Grip of Grace (Russian translation) to distribute for our adult Bible studies. We will also be preparing food baskets for the elderly members of the congregation that will be distributed after worship on Sunday.

One of the most significant qualities of these ministries is that supporters can know that what they contribute will go directly to the people and the people will know that these contributions came from Louisiana Methodists in the United States. The faces of the children, youth, or adults express the gratitude in their hearts as they receive their book, learn and sing in VBS, or receive a food basket.

Please consider making a contribution to the 2017 Russian Mission to Ekaterinburg, Russia in the following ways:
1. Purchase of Vacation Bible School supplies for 120 children (total cost- $2,500)
2. Purchase copies of Max Lucado’s book In The Grip of Grace (100 copies- $8.00 each)
3. Purchase food items for the elderly of the church ($800)

Please pray for safe travel and support this ministry by placing your checks in the offering plate or drop by the business office. Note "Russia Account" on your check and make payable to Broadmoor United Methodist Church.

Thank you for your support.

BUMC to Attend Handbell Festival

Area 6 of the Handbell Musicians of America includes Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Area 6 will be holdingits biannual festival in Memphis on June 22-24. Members of the youth Celebration Ringers as well as members from the adult Carillon Choir will be attending. Adam Philley has served for the last 2 years as Louisiana State Chair and Mary Caldwell has served as Chair-Elect. For the next 2 years Adam has recently been elected to Chair-Elect with Mary moving in the Chair position. We are excited to have members from BUMC playing such a pivotal role on a regional level. We ask for your prayers as we send members of our music ministry to learn how to better their skills as they prepare to serve in worship.

Nacho Mama's 5k: A Word of Thanks

I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that supported the inaugural Nacho Mama's 5k.

Early Saturday morning the sun was shining, the runners were running, the walkers were walking, and the volunteers were smiling!

I received many compliments for the hospitable way our church hosted this 5k event. While I did organize this 5k, I can not take credit for the overwhelming Spirit of joy and encouragement that our guests felt. That credit is due to the wonderful members of Broadmoor UMC who let the love of Christ shine through them as they invite, nurture, equip, and serve.

People felt that love as they walked onto our property. They felt it as they ran through our neighborhood. They felt it as they ate nachos. I can't wait to share that love with you again next year. Once again, thank you for the ways you supported this race. It would not have been a success without the good people of Broadmoor UMC.

Grace and peace,

Rev. Peter Gaughan

Youth Stock Sale for Missions

All are encouraged to support our Youth Ministry summer mission projects through the annual Stock Sale, which will begin on Sunday, April 30 in the Fellowship Area and Anderson Foyer. Church members are invited to purchase "stock shares" in our summer projects, CSM Los Angeles and Weekend of the Cross.  This investment isn't just financial, its spiritual. By purchasing $20 shares of stock in our youth ministry you will be investing in their spiritual development and their work to share God's love. You will see returns on your investment through a stronger youth ministry and, in turn, a stronger church. Please be in prayer about what you can offer to our ministry through the Stock Sale!

BUMC Partners with Common Ground

Common Ground is local organization putting "feet to faith" in the Cedar Grove neighborhood of Shreveport. They strive to provide a connecting space, a place of reconciliation for all, with an inclusive spirit that will serve to create transformative relationships. They host children's programs, mentor young people, serve a community meal, provide food and clothing, and garden together.

Broadmoor UMC is beginning a relationship with Common Ground, and we want you to be a part of it! We are specifically starting to serve at their closet that provides clothing for men, women, and children in need. We are looking to form a "volunteer staff" to help organize and sort their clothing donation closet weekly on Wednesday mornings from 7:30-9:30. Even if you can only work once a month, we would love to have you on the team! If you are interested in helping, simply show up at the Common Ground Community Center, located at 6806 Southern (corner of Southern and 68th Street). Contact (text) Diane Valentine at 617-7896 for more information!


Service Day: Loving Our Neighbors

On Saturday, April 1, 28 Broadmoor members met at the church and split into teams to work on a variety of local mission 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. This event was coordinated by Diane Valentine, and we hope to have another Service Day in the near future. Thank you to our volunteers for shining their light in the Shreveport community!

Chancel Choir Performs at Carnegie Hall

30 members of the Broadmoor UMC Chancel Choir performed the Rutter Requiem in Carnegie Hall on March 20, 2017. The performance was conducted by Dr. Anton Armstrong, director of the esteemed college choir of St. Olaf College. The Festival Chorus was made up of almost 200 singers from across the country featuring singers from high school, college, community and church settings. The choir would like to thank all those that supported both financially as well as with your prayers for a successful trip! The "home performance" of this work took place on the evening of April 9 in the BUMC sanctuary, featuring the Chancel Choir, chamber orchestra, and soloist Sarah Dunham. Thank you to Music Director Adam Philley for putting together a beautiful evening of music to begin Holy Week.

Holy Week & Easter Services

Holy Week and Easter at Broadmoor UMC

Invite your friends and family to join us at Broadmoor UMC for Holy Week and Easter 2017 as we remember the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Palm Sunday | April 9
Join us for Palm Sunday services at 8:30 & 11:00 in Traditional worship in the sanctuary and 11:00 in The River Contemporary Service in Anderson Gym. Children of all ages are invited to wave palm branches at the beginning of each service. The Palm Sunday Fish Fry will follow Sunday School. Join us Palm Sunday evening at 6:00 in the sanctuary for the Chancel Choir's performance of John Rutter's Requiem.

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.

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. New this year, Broadmoor UMC will also host a "Remembering Children" Good Friday Memorial Service at 6:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Rose Neath Funeral Home, located at 1815 Marshall Street in Shreveport, led by Dr. Jack O'Dell.

Holy Saturday Easter Vigil | Saturday, April 15
Join for an informal Easter Vigil service at 6:00 p.m. on Holy Saturday, April 15. We will gather on the grass 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.

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!

Lenten Opportunities at BUMC

Ash Wednesday Services // Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday is a time when we begin the journey toward Jerusalem with Jesus in the season of Lent. Receive the gift of ashes 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.

Lenten Check Up Series // Begins Sunday, March 5 in The River
Even if we feel like we’re in perfect health, a check up is a good idea. It is a proactive way to make sure we stay healthy. Our spiritual health needs a check up every now and again too. That’s one of the benefits of Lent. It serves as a spiritual check up. This Lent in the River, the stories of Jesus will guide us as we give our spiritual lives a check up. Join us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 in Anderson Hall.

We Are Not Troubled Guests with Scott Erickson // Sunday, March 5
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. The evening will incorporate spoken narrative, live painting, and curated video. Admission is free, finger foods & beverages will be provided, and run time of the show is about 70 minutes. Childcare will be available!

Prayer Writing with Pastor Peter // Begins Tuesday, March 7
We are a congregation that prays together for and with each other. But which words do we use? This Lent, let’s equip ourselves with the skills to offer those prayers. Join Rev. Peter Gaughan on Tuesdays during Lent for an hour to learn the basic structures of prayer so that when someone asks for prayer, you will be ready. Join us every Tuesday, March 7-April 11, at 11:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. in Room 200.

Forgiveness: A Lenten Study // Begins Wednesday, March 8
Forgiving others and humbly asking for forgiveness are central disciplines for all Christian believers. Lent, a time to reflect on our Christian journey, is an appropriate time to deepen our understanding and practice of forgiveness. Benny and Laura Vaughan will lead this study on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Parlor.  Cost is $15 and includes the book. Pay Online!

Lenten Prayer Retreat for Women // March 10 & 11 at Asbury UMC
We are partnering with Noel UMC and Asbury UMC for a retreat with Lisa Frost that will be held at Asbury UMC on March 10 and 11. We will meet Friday evening from 5:30 – 8:15 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost for the retreat is $25 per person and includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. You can register online or with a check made payable to Broadmoor UMC.

Creed Lenten Sunday School Study // Begins March 12
How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? Adam Hamilton believes that some powerful answers are contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs.The Searchers class is hosting this study beginning March 12 at 9:50 in the Chapel. Come explore what Christians believe, why they believe it and why it matters.

Centenary CLC to Honor Nancy Beauvais

Centenary College's Christian Leadership Center (CLC) invites you to its 11th annual Fundraising Dinner featuring internationally renowned teacher and retreat leader Suzanne Stabile on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Centenary College Fitness Center.

Suzanne Stabile is the author of The Road Back to You:  An Enneagram Journey of Self-Discovery. She is a master teacher of the Enneagram (a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation) and draws up on her educational background at Southern Methodist University, as well as her life skills learned as a mother of four, a social worker and a minister's spouse. Her refreshing teaching style is an unforgettable blend of humor, honesty and authenticity. Stabile recently visited Broadmoor UMC in January to lead an in-depth Enneagram workshop for the Shreveport area.

During this event, the Christian Leadership Center will honor our very own Nancy Beauvais with the Christian Leadership Center award. Nancy has served as the Chairman of the CLC Advisory Board and has been a mentor, confidant and cheerleader for dozens of students who have been enrolled in the program and interned at Broadmoor.  

You can register online at or by calling Maegan Habich at 318.869.5112. Tickets are $45 individual or $300 for a table of 8.

Day School Early Registration

Day School early registration for the 2017-2018 school year opens on January 23 for church members, current Day School families, Broadmoor Buddies families, and Early Learning Center families. Open registration begins January 30. The Day School offers a 3-day PreK3 class, 5-day PreK3 class, and a 5-day PreK4 class. If you're interested in the program, plan to attend our Open House on Monday, January 30, from 10:00-1:00.

Find out more about the Day School!

UMW Sunday

UMW Sunday|  January 22
Searching for a place to meet new friends, share common interests and get connected with others with a heart for mission? United Methodist Women have a Circle waiting to welcome you. Please join us January 22nd as we celebrate UMW Sunday at Broadmoor. Each service will include speakers, liturgists and greeters who are UMW members. Look for a newly updated informational brochure describing each Circle and ask any of the ladies wearing a ribbon how to become involved.

Upcoming Book Chats

Upcoming Book Chats in 2017
Read and discuss a new book each month with friends! Book Chats are facilitated by Nancy Beauvais on the 4th Thursday (unless otherwise noted) from 5:30-7:00 in the parlor and open to all!

  • February 2 (date change): The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
  • March 23: America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie
  • April 27: Our Soul's At Night by Kent Haruf
  • May 25: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
  • June 22: A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
  • July 27: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
  • August 24: The Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu