By Rev. Peter Gaughan
A special thank you to all our many volunteers under the leadership of Nancy & Kenny Beauvais. Thank you also to everyone who contributed to our outside lighting project. Certainly we appreciate all who attended this third annual Festival. Your support and encouragement mean so much. We know our guests enjoyed the welcoming fellowship that is Broadmoor. Again, heartfelt appreciation to all of you!
Many thanks to our Festival Arts Series/Festival de Noel contributors:
Harriet Kendrick Carroll
Cornerstone Sunday School Class
Norma and Dick Davenport
Debbie & Tommy Kerr
Eneile & Ron Mears
Searchers Sunday School Class
T.J. Simpson/Lamar Advertising
Upper Room Sunday School Class
Shirley & Jim White
In memory of Mae Bray & Jane Porter
As a church, we’ve collected thousands of dollars to support those affected by the hurricanes this month. We’ve shipped tools and needed supplies to Houston and Orange, Texas. We even managed a warehouse on Courtesy Lane for several weeks to provide a place for our community to drop off supplies they’d purchase at their convenience. As rate of donations declined, we began storing donations in our own bus barn.
Hopeforhoustonnow.com still has the most up to date list of needed items.
This weekend, of Sept 22, 23, and 24 will be the last few days where we will open our doors to accept drive up deliveries on the weekend. We will have a trailer out in front of the church for Sunday worship one more time to collect donations. If you can help us welcome our community members this weekend, please sign up using the following link, or call the office to let us know you’ll be assisting.
On behalf of the recipients of assistance, thank you for all the love you have shown in your generosity with your gifts and time.
If you’re in the downtown area on October 7 at 10:40 in the morning, look up to the top of the Beck Building. If you have your binoculars handy, you might be able to see me, your friendly neighborhood pastor rappelling 232 feet down the side of the building!
Last month, the call went out for brave souls to go “over the edge” for the Fuller Center, a local non-profit organization focused on building homes, lives and communities. I pledged to do my best to raise $2000 for the Fuller Center. If I made it half way, I could rappell down the Beck Building.
I’m both nervous and excited to announce our first goal of $1000 has been reached! With your help, we’ve raised almost $1200! If you’d like to make a donation and have not yet had the opportunity, you can write a check to Broadmoor UMC and put Fuller Center in the memo.
Thanks to everyone for lending a hand and supporting the Fuller Center!
Grace and peace,
P.S. Don't worry. I'll be careful.
It's the beginning of a new and exciting year for United Methodist Women!
The UMW Executive Board will meet Tuesday Sept 5 at 9:30 in Bride's Room.
Our first general meeting will be Tuesday, September 5 at 10:30 in the chapel. Come join us as get acquainted and share ideas for this upcoming year.
We will also enjoy a brief program on John Wesley. Hilda Holder and Allison Wray will share their photographs and talk about their recent trip to England where they followed in John Wesley's footsteps.
All are invited - members and non members alike.
Following the program, box lunches will be provided by Jason's Deli.
Cost will be $10.00 per person.
Reservations are needed so we can order correct number of lunches.
To RSVP, please contact Allison Wray
by Friday, September 1.
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.
Let us know what you’ve done, email us a picture and a story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We need your help donating items to our school supply drive that supports Arthur Circle Elementary School. We have attached a complete list of needs.
If you are 25 or older and interested in joining our Valet Parking Team, please contact Derek Lane at (318)773-3281 or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.