Blood Drive
Blood Donation Sunday
November 19
 
Our next blood drive will be held on  Sunday, November 19  from  8:30am - noon  in Room 101 of the Adult Building. We need your help to reach our goal of 200 blood units for the year, so if you are medically able, please take a few moments to give the Gift of Life by donating blood. Be sure to eat a healthy breakfast. Thank you for your generosity!
angel tree
Pick an Angel from the Angel Tree
Sunday, November 26

Come get your angel from the Angel Tree next Sunday, November 26 in front of the Connection Café! Angel Tree is a ministry that provides toys and gifts to children with incarcerated parents, and has been a long-standing tradition at Broadmoor. Gifts should be purchased and brought to the church on December 3 and 10. If you would like to participate in this outreach to our community, make sure to visit the Angel Tree table. We are in need of more help to deliver gifts on Saturday, December 16 because our list is longer than usual. Please contact Susan Lyle at 225-892-8860 if you can help.
Pauses for Advent
Advent Study
begins November 30
 
Pauses for Advent: Words of Wonder will be led by Rev. Shannon Sandifer on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30 in the Church Parlor (Community Ministries Building Room 1). The book by Trevor Hudson offers a short reflection for each day in Advent, plus Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Epiphany. The reflections focus on a word that resonates with the season and helps us focus our hearts on "the most wondrous gift of all-the Christ who is alive and present with us today and every day." Books are available in the Connection Café for $7.00. Please register and collect your book no later than November 26 in order to begin reading on November 27. Questions? Call Rev. Shannon Sandifer at 225-924-6269 or ssandifer@broadmoormethodist.org.
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Mitten Tree in Connection Cafe
Sunday, December 3
 
On Sunday, December 3, we will be decorating the Christmas tree in Connection Café as a Mitten Tree. In support of Open Air Ministries, a local outreach ministry to the homeless in Baton Rouge, we want to collect as many children's mittens, gloves, and winter hats as we can this Christmas season. Please drop off new, unworn children's mittens, gloves, and winter hats in Connection Café on Sundays, November 26 and December 3. Be sure to stop by to decorate the Mitten Tree with us during [the in-between] on December 3. All donations will be given to the children of Open Air Ministries on January 8. Please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or atcrangel@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions. 
Advent wreath
Advent Opportunities to Serve in Worship
Sundays in December
 
Families, and representatives from small groups and Sunday School classes are invited to serve as lighters of the Advent wreath candles at the opening of one of our worship services on Sunday mornings in Advent. This involves reading a short, prepared script as the candles are lit. Individuals or groups are also invited to serve as ceremonial decorators for our Deck the Halls services on Sunday, December 3 in the 2 sanctuary services. This involves bringing forward a wreath, flower, or ornament at the appropriate time in the service. Both of these opportunities are a simple but effective way for people to serve in worship roles. Contact David Shaler at dshaler@broadmoormethodist.org or 225-924-6269.
Polar Express Pajama Breakfast
The Polar Express Pajama Breakfast
Sunday, Decmeber 9
 
Come get into the Christmas spirit at our Polar Express Breakfast on Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 - 11:30am! Children up to 5th grade are invited to watch The Polar Express movie, eat breakfast in their pajamas (if they wish), and enjoy fun games and activities. Parents must accompany their Pre-K children. Kindergartners and older may stay without a parent, although parents are invited to participate. 
Click here to register.
Confronting Racism Like Christians
Confronting Racism Like Christians
Sunday, January 21
 
SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, January 21 from 4:00 - 5:30pm in the Sanctuary, Rev. Dr. Will Willimon (Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke University Divinity School) will lead a conversation about what Jim Wallis has called "America's Original Sin," from a Christian point of view, talking about our history of face among American Christians and all of the positive, gracious resources that the Christian faith offers us in growing in our faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ.
Click here to register.
[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: World Hello Day. Greet at least 10 people during [the in-between] as an expression of the importance of communication in resolving conflicts.
  • Next Sunday: Hot Chocolate Bar Kick-Off. Enjoy the first hot chocolate of the year with all the fixings...chocolate dipped marshmallows, whipped cream, and sprinkles!
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Pub Theology: Beer, God & Conversation
Thursday, November 30

NEWS ALERT! Pub Theology has been extended for one more meeting on Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 - 7:30pm at The Londoner Pub & Grill (4215 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd). 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 is wrapping up the exploration of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling. Contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or atContact Christi Rangel at 924-6269 or crangel@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions.
Christmas parade
Ride in the Broadmoor Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 2

Come join us as we kick off the Christmas season and reach out to our neighbors in the Broadmoor Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 2 beginning at 2:00pm from Broadmoor High School. We need 14 people to walk beside the float and 20 people to ride on the float. If you are interested in participating, please contact Cherie Lee at cherielee01@yahoo.com or (225) 229-3053. All riders must provide throws, and all children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. We are also accepting donations of candy, beads, and small soft toys in the Connection Cafe to hand out along the parade route.
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Active and Retired Nurses Needed
Wednesday, December 6

Our church is once again hosting the graduating class of the Baton Rouge General School of Nursing, and we are feeding them a free lunch during their reception time on Wednesday, December 6. We need servers from 11:00am until 1:00pm in Room 101 of the Adult Building. If you can help, please contact Eddie Manes in the church office at 225-924-6269 or emanes@broadmoormethodist.org.
Winter Wonderland
Help Create Our Winter Wonderland!
Sunday, December 17

One of everyone's favorite parts of the Christmas Eve experience last year was the Winter Wonderland near the Sanctuary. Children and adults loved the twinkling lights and "snow". We need help creating the Winter Wonderland once again. If you love Christmas and stringing lights, please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or at crangel@broadmoormethodist.org to sign up. Decorating is scheduled for after church on Sunday, December 17.
light bulbs
Prime O'Life Committee for Change

If you have light bulbs, filters, or batteries that you need help changing, call Jerry Hammons at 275-7912 or 939-2886 for assistance.
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.
tax forms
AARP Tax Aide Needs Volunteers
beginning in February
 
The AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program is once again asking for volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Broadmoor United Methodist Church, for many years, has graciously provided accommodations, free of charge, for which we are very grateful. Members have served as volunteers in several capacities. These volunteers are given free training as Client Facilitators, Tax Preparers and Quality Review/E-Filers in January at the Bluebonnet Library by the Internal Revenue Service. An additional training session is held at the church. The volunteer commitment is for at least 4 hours per week from February 1 through April 15. This is a great group to work with and we have helped over 1700 senior low and middle income clients, free of charge, in the past years. If interested in volunteering or if you would like more information feel free to call Jean Heaton at 272-2019. 
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