Eagle Scout Project Honors Shreveport Oncologist

Graham Trawick, grandson of Ronnie and Margaret Free dedicated his Eagle Scout project, a cancer bell in memory of his Uncle Dr. Chad Hargon, on Saturday at Betty Virginia Park.  Graham worked for months to plan and implement this project in memory of his Uncle who dedicated his life and heart to those fighting cancer.  The bell represents a place of honor and remembrance for cancer patients, their families and caregivers and is rung as a symbol of hope and strength. 

Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/life/community/2018/03/20/eagle-scout-dedicates-project-memory-shreveport-oncologist/441379002/

The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass

The concert is an annual concert, and part of the Festival Arts Series, taking place at 6pm, March 25th, Palm Sunday evening, as a beginning to Holy Week. This year we have chosen to perform The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass by esteemed American composer, Carol Barnett. This piece is very unique in that it combines the formal latin choral mass with the country sounds of bluegrass music. The piece is accompanied by upright bass, banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle. Ms. Barnett states "My highest hope is that listeners coming from one tradition— classical or bluegrass—and perhaps dubious about the other, might discover something new and wonderful in the combination, as I have.

Growing up in rural Louisiana, bluegrass was a part of my life from an early age. Continuing my education in choral music has shaped my career path. This piece is an obvious fit for me as a conductor and has become a favorite of all who are participating. I know that you will find something both musically and spiritually that speaks to you. The librettist, Marisha Chamberlain, says: "In this is love, not that we loved God but that He loved us, says John in the Gospel, which launches our Bluegrass Mass as an earthy, immediate story of love between Creator and creation." As we begin Holy Week there is no greater time to remember this incredible love that has shaped the story of Creation from the beginning of time and continues to shape our story even today.

Please join us March 25th at 6 pm,  Palm Sunday evening as we begin Holy Week with this truly special concert

For more information email adam@broadmoorumc.org

Ash Wednesday Services | February 14

Lent begins us on the journey to Easter, the culmination of God’s great love for us made known through Jesus Christ. This year Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is Valentine’s Day! Broadmoor UMC is preparing 3 opportunities for you to welcome the Lenten season with the imposition of ashes. This year we will offer a brief service at 6:30 am and noon in the chapel. If you find yourself running late, join us when you can! Pastor Peter will remain in the sanctuary an hour after each brief gathering to offer ashes and prayer.
At 6 pm the congregation will gather for a full Ash Wednesday Service, including the choir, in the sanctuary. Together we will worship God as we usher in the season of Lent.