Shining Stars 2017
Shining Stars Dessert
this Sunday, September 17
 
The youth of Broadmoor United Methodist Church would like to say a special thank you for supporting their summer mission endeavors by inviting you to the Shining Stars Dessert at 6:00pm this Sunday, September 17 in the Casual Worship Center. Come and hear the youth share stories of their trips through personal testimonies and video presentation, all while you enjoy some sweet treats!
Outreach Fair
Visit the Outreach Fair 
Sunday, September 17
 
The Outreach Fair showcases different areas of Outreach at our church and opportunities to sign up for projects held on our upcoming Day of Compassion. You can visit the fair in Room 3 of the Youth Building this Sunday, September 17 after the 9:00am worship service and again after the 10:30am worship services. The Day of Compassion is Saturday, September 23.
Discover Broadmoor
Sundays, September 17 & 24
 
Do you want to know more about the Methodist Church's history and theology? Join Reverends Ken Carroll and Bertrand Griffin II for "Discover Broadmoor," a class for anyone who wants to know more about the Methodist church, how it's organized, and various mission opportunities at Broadmoor UMC. This class is perfect for members who have newly joined Broadmoor and those looking to join. Classes continue for the next two Sundays, September 17 and 24 at 9:00am in the Resource Room located upstairs in the Adult Building. Contact Christi Rangel at 924-6269 or crangel@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions.
  • September 17: The Sacraments: Baptism & Communion - Rev. Ken Carroll
  • September 24: Opportunities at Broadmoor: Study, Mission & Service - Rev. Bertrand Griffin II
WOW - Worship Our Way
Worship Our Way
children's music & arts
 
WOW is our children's music and arts ministry that helps children to become leaders in worship as they learn more about God and the Bible through music, movement, and use of instruments. Children will lead in worship through singing several times each semester and at a nursing home. Immediately following the children's message in both 10:30am worship services, children 4 years old through the 6th grade will be brought to the Youth Building by an adult helper. Register now at www.broadmoormethodist.org/wow. Even if your child has participated in the past, you will need to re-register for this school year. We invite every child to be a part of this important ministry! For more information, please contact Dr. Dona Lusted at dlusted@broadmoormethodist.org or 924-6269.
 
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Pub Theology: Beer, God & Conversation 
Thursdays through November 16
 
Do you enjoy talking about life, philosophy, and faith? Then Pub Theology may be for you! It's easy...just pull up a chair, have a beer (or soft drink!), talk to friends and strangers, and explore theology and faith in pop culture. Our 2nd Pub Theology session delves into Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Meetings are held every Thursday through November 16  from 6:00 to 7:30pm at The Londoner Pub & Grill located at 4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. Contact Christi Rangel at 924-6269 or crangel@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions.
Day of Compassion
Be a Part of Our Day of Compassion
sign up at church September 17
 
Day of Compassion Is September 23, and you can sign up from your seat! Please take a look at the Day of Compassion insert in the pews in the Sanctuary, or visit the tables in the back of the Casual Worship Center to sign up for projects. You can also sign up at our next Outreach Fair on September 17 in Room 3 of the Youth Building. We will meet on Saturday, September 23 at 8:00am in the Gym and then head to our project sites.
Make a Difference by Serving on a Church Governance Committee 
apply by Sunday, September 24
 
If you are interested in serving on any of the following committees, go to www.broadmoormethodist.org/governance to fill out an application by Sunday, September 24.
  • Nominations Committee - The Nominations Committee oversees the identification, development and care for the volunteer leaders at Broadmoor.
  • Finance Committee - The Finance Committee develops and administers a coordinated plan of fiscal and administrative policies and procedures for the church.
  • Staff Parish Committee - The Staff Parish Committee acts as a liaison between the congregation and its staff and clergy.
  • Board of Trustees - This Board is charged with the care and maintenance of church property buildings and equipment.
  • Lay Delegate to the Louisiana Annual Conference - Lay Delegates represent our church, along with our pastors, at legislative sessions of the Louisiana Annual Conference.
Joining Sunday
Joining Sunday
October 1
 
You're invited to be part of our family! Guests are invited to come forward and unite in membership with Broadmoor United Methodist Church on Sunday, October 1. Whether you've been attending for years or just for a few weeks, you are invited to come forward with your family during any worship service and take vows together. If you're a little shy, you can wait until a special "Guest & New Member" luncheon following the 10:30am worship services where there will be a smaller number of people. Our luncheon in Connection Café is a great way to meet others and get to know Broadmoor's pastors and staff. We hope you accept this invitation for "Joining Sunday" and pledge your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to Christ. Please contact Christi Rangel at crangel@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions or the church office at 225.924.6269 if you would like to speak to a pastor about joining.
3rd Grade Bible Sunday
Third Grade Bible Sunday
October 8
 
On Sunday, October 8 the third graders will receive their Bibles in the 10:30am worship service. There will also be a special time at [the in- between] at 10:00 for those receiving a Bible and their families. Please contact Brad Waggoner at 924-6269 or bwaggoner@broadmoormethodist.org by Sunday, October 1 with the following information:
  • How is your child's name to be printed in their Bible?
  • If your child cannot attend, would you like for us to save a Bible for them?
Blessing of the Pets
Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, October 8
 
Join us  Sunday, October 8 at 4:00pm in the BUMC "outback" (the grassy, shaded area behind the Casual Worship Center) for a Blessing of the Pets, a celebration that witnesses to God's and the Church's love, care, and concern for all creation. Along with the blessing ceremony, there will be a pet parade, craft stations for making dog and cat toys, photo ops with your pet(s), light refreshments, and other opportunities to acknowledge these specials members of our families. 
All pets and their humans are invited to attend.  Help spread the word: invite your neighbors!
Adult Mission Trip
Adult Mission Trip
October 23-27
 
The Broadmoor United Methodist Church annual Adult Mission Trip is planned for the week of Monday, October 23 - Friday, October 27.This year we will be helping the less fortunate in the Baton Rouge area return to normalcy after the devastating flood of 2016. This mission project is open to all adults, including friends outside the church. Hands-on skills are a plus, but the only qualification is a willingness to help. The typical work schedule is from 9:00am - 5:00pm. Lunch will be provided along with a 6:00pm dinner at the church. This is a great way to give back to the community and touch people's lives. Contact Kurt Carlson (kecarlson@eatel.net or 225-202-1347) to sign up and for any additional details. Register by Friday, October 6. 
[the in-between]
Sundays at 10:00am   
 
You are invited  Sundays  from  10:00 - 10:30am for a special time of fellowship between worship services.
  • This Sunday: Pastries with the Pastors. Enjoy a special "game show" version of Pastries with the Pastors along with delicious treats. Who will be the big winner?
  • Next Sunday: Cookie Share Sunday. Help us wrap up The Art of Neighboring series and share your favorite cookie recipe with your church family and neighbors.
Teacher-Staff TLC
Encourage an Educator
at Broadmoor Elementary
 
Encourage and Educator by volunteering for the Teacher/Staff TLC prayer ministry at Broadmoor Elementary School (temporarily being housed at Valley Park). Very little time is required for participation and it only operates during the school year. Needed are several new female volunteers to be paired with someone at the school. Requirements are few: pray for your partner daily; send a monthly card or brief note of encouragement and remind them of your prayers for them; and meet your partner 3 times a year to do some random act of kindness for them, such as taking a small token gift. Contact Mary Wroten at 925-2238 or twwroten@cox.net if you are interested in volunteering.
breakfast
Friends 'N Faith
Thursday, September 21
 
The ladies group Friends 'N Faith will meet Thursday, September 21 at 8:00am at the Police Training Cafeteria across from Independence Park. All ladies are invited to join us for breakfast, fellowship, and prayer. Please call Judy Howe at 324-5937 to let her know you plan to attend.
Women Making a Difference
Women Making a Difference
Saturday, September 23
 
Women Making a Difference will be a part of Day of Compassion on September 23. We will have two new work areas for this occasion. We will be writing cards to flood victims in the Houston area to let them know that they are in our prayers and that they are not alone. Names and addresses will be available, but it would help if you could bring some pretty note cards. Another project will be making dog toys (and maybe cat toys) for the Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, October 8 using old t-shirts. We will also work on some on-going projects as well. On this day we will meet at 8:00am to the Gym  to gather with everyone participating in Day of Compassion for a prayer and sending forth before going to the different work areas. Women Making a Difference will be in Room 101 of the Adult Building until noon. Come join in the fellowship and fun and make this day a great success!
Join Our Habitat for Humanity Methodist Crew
beginning September 23
 
Beginning Saturday, September 23 we have the opportunity to partner with other Methodist churches in Baton Rouge to construct a Habitat for Humanity home at 914 N. Acadian (across from 2nd Baptist Church). Join the Methodist Crew on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am - 2:30pm with volunteers bringing lunch at 11:30. To sign up or if you have any questions, please call or email Lynn Bradley (293-2216h or 769-7040w or lbradley@bradley-blewster.com). Contact Freda Montgomery (928-1163 or fnmbtr@gmail.com) if you would like to provide lunch for the workers. This is a great project for Sunday School classes and small groups!
Flood Recovery: Where Are We Now?
hosted by Together Baton Rouge
 
Together Baton Rouge will hold a meeting Monday, September 25 at 6:30pm in the Casual Worship Center to gather information on the status of recovery and drainage problems as well as top priorities for future action. Residents of Broadmoor, Sherwood Forest, Park Forest, Villa del Rey, and Central are invited to attend. Please come and invite your neighbors. Copies of the agenda are available in the Church Office and in the Casual Worship Center.
Walk to Emmaus
Walk to Emmaus
September 28 - October 1
 
Walk to Emmaus spiritual enrichment weekends are available to anyone who desires to strengthen their Christian journey and discipleship. Walks are held on the campus of Broadmoor UMC. The next Men's Walk is September 28- October 1. Those who are interested should submit an application soon. The local Emmaus group web site is www.LCWE.org where applications for the Walk andmore can be found, or you may contact Tal Lanius (766-8938).
Page Turners Book Club
Page Turners Book Club
Monday, October 2

Believe it or not, this month will be the beginning of the 15th year since Page Turners started. That means 168 books so far -- and counting. The books have been extremely varied and are suggested and voted on by the members about every three months. The book club meets on the first Monday of each month (unless that Monday is a holiday) at 7:00pm in Room 102 of the Adult Building, and you are always invited to join us. On Monday, October 2 we will discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. This is a personal analysis of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hanging around your neck. It's a deeply moving memoir, with its share of humor and colorful figures. Come and join in the discussion as we learn about the books and the authors. Fellowship and refreshments are an added bonus.
devotional
Weekly Scripture Focus & Reflection
delivered to your inbox
 
Would you like to receive an email each week with a scripture focus and corresponding reflection questions based on Sunday's sermon? For more information, contact Rev. Shannon Sandifer at 924-6269. Sign up today at www.broadmoormethodist.org/scripture