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!
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!
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!
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 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!
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.
The Youth Ministry will be selling parking spots for both Mardi Gras parades again this year! All proceeds will fund youth summer missions. The parking lot will open at 2:00 on February 18 (Centaur) and February 25 (Gemini). Parking spots are $10 each.
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 http://centenary.edu/clcfundraiser or by calling Maegan Habich at 318.869.5112. Tickets are $45 individual or $300 for a table of 8.
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.
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 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
January Sermon Series: Serve Strong | Begins Sunday, January 8
Jesus spent his time with people. So do we. Jesus served the world and changed it for the better. So can we. But how do we serve a world we want to change for the better? We do as Jesus did; focus on one relationship at a time. As you reflect on your new year's resolutions, join us as we resolve to serve our families, community and world by strengthening our relationships within our families at home, work, and church. This series will take place in Traditional Worship (8:30 & 11:00) and The River Contemporary Worship (11:00).
2017 is the Year of Service at Broadmoor UMC. To emphasize service, there will be several service day opportunities, as well as sermons and small groups that explore who, how, where and why we serve. Let’s join together in serving others and Christ in 2017. Stay tuned for more info on The Year of Service!
Rev. Lindy Broderick has served faithfully as a deacon at Broadmoor UMC for several years. She has taught Sunday School, led small groups, and participated in worship. Lindy has accepted an appointment to serve as an interim pastor of three churches in Natchitoches Parish: Oak Grove, Provencal, and Weaver United Methodist Churches.
Deacon Lindy is always telling us to “breathe” and seek peace. She is replacing the pastor who unexpectedly passed away. We are confident that Lindy will help these congregations in crisis to breathe once more and experience the peace of Christ as they grieve the loss of their pastor. While we are saddened she will be leaving our church, we are proud that we have helped shape her ministry, and we are confident she will be a healer and spiritual leader to these churches.
Lindy said, “I want you, the people of Broadmoor, to know that I am not leaving you. I love you! This appointment lasts until Annual Conference in June 2017." What will happen after this is yet to be determined, but Dr. Greg Davis, Broadmoor’s pastor says, “I won’t be surprised if the churches request Lindy remain with them as their pastor. Regardless of what the future holds, I know you join me in wishing Lindy well in this exciting opportunity.”
We will say goodbye to Lindy in both services this Sunday, December 18th, and have a reception in the Fellowship Hall area after the 8:30 service. Before she begins her new appointment January 1st, she will be with us at the 5:00 and 7:00 Christmas Eve services.
Take a moment this Sunday to share with Lindy how much she has meant to our church!
If Scrooge can be redeemed, then so can we! Ebenezer Scrooge is a man in dire need of a second chance. Is redemption possible for such a greedy, dark and sad character? The Redemption of Scrooge by Rev. Matt Rawle shows us how the teachings of Jesus can be found in Dickens’ Christmas classic. There are two class options: Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30 (Nov. 29-Dec. 20) with Revs. Leah & Peter Gaughan, or Wednesday mornings 11:30-1:00 (Nov. 30-Dec. 21) with Dr. Greg Davis. Cost is $20 for book. Sign up online below or at one of our Welcome Desks!
Advent Worship Series | Begins Sunday, November 27
What’s in a gift? A lot more than meets the eye. The gift-giving surrounding Christmas grew from the gift of the Savior to the world. During Advent, beginning the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will begin No Returns or Exchanges, a special four-part sermon series on the various gifts we can receive – and give. Gifts that make us better people, more understanding, more faithful, more loving. Gifts that always fit and are always welcomed. Some of these gifts are life-changing. Won’t you join us as we prepare our hearts to receive the gracious gifts of God during the Sundays of Advent?
8:30 & 11:00 in the Sanctuary // 11:00 in the Gym
Register Now! Enneagram Boot Camp with Suzanne Stabile | January 26-30
The Christian Leadership Center of Centenary College and Broadmoor United Methodist Church present Enneagram Boot Camp One with Suzanne Stabile! Join us at Broadmoor UMC for a 5-day retreat where we will explore intermediate and advanced concepts of the Enneagram personality theory using lecture, small group, panels, dyad and triad discussion formats. Areas of focus for Boot Camp will include Triads, Stances, and Personal Transformation. Participants will be provided opportunities to journal and complete exercises designed for their individual personality types to assist them in growing and developing during their personal journey.
Register at www.centenary.edu/stabile. The cost is $325 per person. Direct any questions to Maegan Habich at email@example.com or Laura Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is limited to 40 people. Attendees of Boot Camp I should understand their personality type and possess an intermediate level of Enneagram knowledge or completion of the introductory workshop, Enneagram: Know Your Number.
Schedule: Thursday 6pm – 9pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 2pm – 6pm, Monday 9pm – 3pm.
Angel Tree for Salvation Army & UMC Children's Home
During the Christmas Season Broadmoor provides Christmas gifts for the children at the Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston, La., and children at the Salvation Army. The Angel Trees will be located in the Fellowship Area and by the Reception Desk Sunday, November 20 through Sunday, December 4. There will be cards for each child with their requested wish. Several of the requests this year are gift cards. Please complete one card with your name and phone number and place in the decorative box by the tree. Take the other card home with you and return with your gift. Please do not wrap the gift, but you may include gift wrap or bags if you would like to do so. The deadline for Angel Tree is Wednesday, December 7, by noon. If you bring your gift by during the week, please leave at the church office and not under one of the trees. Please direct questions to Rev. Peter Gaughan at email@example.com.
Arthur Circle Santa Shop
Kids Hope and Broadmoor UMC will help with the annual Santa Shop fundraiser at Arthur Circle Elementary. The children come in at different times and buy small donated items that are then wrapped that they give to their family. The money raised goes back to the school to buy items for the school children. We encourage you to donate new or very gently used items for the Santa Shop, such as frames, games, cards, note pads, stationary, cologne, scarves, ties, costume jewelry, flashlights, and camo products. Donation bins will be located at the Welcome Center and Reception Desk. Volunteers are needed to help with wrapping and shopping on the mornings of December 12-16. If you can donate a few hours please contact Jan Bookter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 318-632-5874.
The Children's Ministry at Broadmoor is currently working with a group called Ministry Architects to reconstruct children's programming making sure we meet the needs of our church families. Part of this process is to gather individuals with a passion for children and BUMC to discuss the mission, values, and goals of this important ministry. A visioning summit will be held the evenings of Thursday, November 10 and Friday, November 11. We will meet from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. each evening. Light snacks and child care will be provided. This summit is open to all those interested in having input into the reconstructing of a very vital ministry at Broadmoor!
For more information or to RSVP to the summit, email Kristin Nelson, Director of Children's Ministries, at email@example.com.
Volunteer with the Fuller Center | November 5 & 9
The Fuller Center has been helping the Shreveport area with housing for quite some time. One of the ways they support their building projects is through the Surplus Store at 4221 Linwood Avenue. The store needs some help and Broadmoor UMC is answering the call. On Saturday, November 5, from 8:00 a.m. until noon we will help the Fuller Center unpack supplies, take inventory and organize their materials. We will return on Wednesday, November 9, to serve from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our goal is to have twenty people serving in the Surplus Store during the second week of November. If you are only available for an hour or two during the day, I encourage you to come for those two hours! Let us know which dates and times you will serve by signing up online, calling the church, or emailing Rev. Peter Gaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org.