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.