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God First: Setting Life’s Priorities
Night of Prayer
Our monthly Night of Prayer will be on Wednesday, October 17 from 6:00 – 7:00pm in the Sanctuary. Come for a time of “soaking prayer,” a short vespers service, and communion, followed by opportunities for experiential prayer, such as walking the labyrinth, praying with color, prayers for forgiveness and remembrance as well as other hands-on ways to pray. Next month the Night of Prayer will be November 14, so mark your calendars. Come as you are, stay a few minutes or stay a long time, but come for prayer, let your soul settle, get in touch with God. If you have questions, get in touch with Rev. Shannon Sandifer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-924-6269.
Adult Mission Week
All adults, 18 years and older, are invited to participate in our annual Adult Mission Week Thursday, October 25 – Tuesday, October 30 (excluding Saturday & Sunday). We will be working on projects in Baton Rouge to help those still in the recovery process following the 2016 flood, as well as home repair projects for other neighbors in need. 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. Come every day, or simply choose a day or two when you are available. This is a great way to serve in our community and extend the work and witness of Jesus Christ in this area. Sign up in the Connection Café. Contact Kurt Carlson (email@example.com or 225-202-1347) for any additional details and questions.
Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
On Saturday, October 27 our church will host Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat for our church family & our community. Fall Festival will be open from 4:00-6:00pm in the Casual Worship Center and outback. There will be inflatables, laser tag, escape rooms, balloon animals, games, activities, and of course Trunk or Treat! Plus, the Geaux Cuban food truck and Counterspace Cookies will be on-site selling food and goodies. Bring your whole family and invite some friends! If you are interested in serving, there are several ways to help out during Fall Festival. Contact Brad Waggoner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-924-6269 to sign up.
- Volunteer for the Event: Volunteers are needed to help with inflatables, the storytelling tent, welcome/hospitality, special needs event buddies, games, and activities. We currently have 45 volunteer spots that we need to fill! Most volunteers will need to arrive between 3:15-3:30pm on the event day.
- Decorate Your Car for Trunk or Treat: Trunk or Treat will be held outside in the Casual Worship Center parking lot, in marked spaces. We still have at least 22 spots open for trunks! Trunk or treat will take place from 4:00-6:00pm and all cars must be parked by 3:30pm. We will provide you with ideas for decorating if you need ideas.
- Help with Decorating/Set Up: We will be setting up and decorating on Friday, October 26 starting at 12:30pm. We will also have some work days before the event to work on various items.
You are invited Sundays from 10:00 – 10:30am for a special time of fellowship between worship services.
- This Sunday: Pastries with the Pastors. Let’s show how thankful we are for our pastors on Clergy Appreciation Day. Come sign a big card for our pastors and enjoy yummy pastries and coffee.
Join Our Habitat for Humanity Crew
We are partnering with other Methodist churches in Baton Rouge to construct a Habitat for Humanity home at 1023 N. 31st St for a family in need of a stable environment to raise their children. Join the Methodist Crew on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am – 2:30pm with volunteers bringing lunch at 11:30. You do not need to have a skill or special tools. To sign up or if you have any questions, please call or email Lynn Bradley (293-2216h or 769-7040w or email@example.com). Contact Freda Montgomery (928-1163 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to provide lunch for the workers. This is a great project for Sunday School classes and small groups!
Friends ‘N Faith
The United Methodist Women breakfast prayer group, Friends ‘N Faith, meets at 8:00am on the third Thursday each month. Enjoy breakfast and a devotional followed by prayer concerns. All women are invited this Thursday, October 18 at the State Police Academy Cafeteria (7667 Independece Blvd). Call Judy Howe at 225-324-5937 if you plan to attend.
Casual Service Band to Perform in Town Square
This Thursday, October 18, the Casual Service band will be playing some of their Pop Music selections downtown in Town Square on North Boulevard. They will begin at noon. If you work close to downtown, come spend your lunch break listening to some live music!
Christmas Concert Choir
If you would like to sing in a choir, with an orchestra, for our Christmas concert here on Sunday morning, December 16, please contact David Shaler at email@example.com or at 225-924-6269. This is a great opportunity to try a short-term choir involvement and to share the story of Christmas through music.
Upcoming Youth Events
- Cajun Country Corn Maze – We’re headed to the Corn Maze in Pine Grove on Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 – 11:00pm! All 7th-12th graders are welcome. Bring a friend! Cost:$25. Registration deadline: October 17.
- Passion Concert – Join us Friday, November 9 from 6:00 – 10:30pm for a night of worship with the Passion Band, Travis Greene, and Louie Giglio. Cost:$25. Registration deadline: October 15.
- Winter Ski Retreat – Retreat Theme: “Be Fearless.” Celebrate new beginnings as we ring in the New Year at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina! Over three days, we will enjoy engaging preaching and energizing worship. Lake Junaluska offers incredible winter programming that infuses retreats and skiing in The Smokies! Cost: $295 (includes skiing, equipment rentals, lessons, food, lodging, and retreat programming). Registration deadline: October 15.
Candy is needed to supplement Trunk-or-Treat at our community Fall Festival on Saturday, October 27. You can bring individually wrapped candy to the church office Monday – Thursday, Connection Café on Sundays before the Festival, or to the Fall Festival Hospitality Table inside the Casual Worship Center on October 27.
Shadow a BUMC Reading Friend
Shadow a BUMC Reading Friend at Broadmoor Elementary to learn more about being a Reading Friend to celebrate #VIPSProud month in October. To participate, contact Jenola Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-275-8178.
Shining Stars Thank You Breakfast
You’re invited to a special thank you event for those who gave to Shining Stars in 2018! Join us Sunday, November 4 at 9:00am in Room 201 of the Adult Building for breakfast and stories from our youth summer mission trips.
Have you been visiting Broadmoor and thinking about making it your church home? Our next Joining Sunday is coming up on November 11. This is a special day many people choose to join the Broadmoor family during any of our worship services. Look for more information in the next few weeks. If you have any questions or would like to meet with a pastor to discuss joining Broadmoor, please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or email@example.com. We’d love to have you join the Broadmoor family!
Guest & New Member Luncheon
If you recently joined the church family or are thinking about it, you are invited to a special luncheon on Sunday, November 11 after the 10:30am services in Room 101 in the Adult Building. The Guest & New Member Luncheon is a great time to meet our all of our pastors and staff, hear about new things happening at Broadmoor, and discover ways to get connected. You’ll also enjoy a great lunch! Please RSVP to Christi Rangel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-925-6269 by November 5. You are welcome to bring your children to the luncheon, but childcare will also be provided.
WOW “Worship Our Way”
All children 4 years old through 6th grade are invited to WOW, our children’s music & arts ministry that helps kids to be leaders in worship as they learn more about God and the Bible through music, movement, and use of instruments. Immediately following the children’s message in both the 10:30 Casual and Sanctuary services, children 4 years old through the 6th grade will be brought to WOW by an adult helper. Parents will then pick up their children from WOW following the worship service. Children will sing in worship 3 or 4 times a semester, a Christmas and Spring program, and at a local nursing home.
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 email@example.com or 225-924-6269.
Let’s Get FIT…with Hospitality
Broadmoor is in full work-out mode to get Hospitality FIT! We’ve been providing easy tips around campus and on social media to help you be hospitable to each other and new friends that visit Broadmoor. This week’s Get FIT tip is: People will remember how you made them feel. Make someone feel great today! And, we want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Ann Watts as our Get Hospitality FIT Volunteer of the Month! Ann won a special limited-edition Broadmoor water bottle, Broadmoor golf umbrella, and a free 1-month membership to Planet Fitness. If you have any questions or ideas about getting Hospitality FIT, please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get Your Name Tag
New to Broadmoor? Come by Connection Café on Sunday during [the in-between] from 10:00-10:30am and sign up for a personalized name tag. Name tags will be printed during the week and you can pick up in Connection Café next Sunday. Please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or email@example.com if you have any questions or need to request your name tag.
New Broadmoor Umbrellas
You don’t have to miss church anymore because of the rain. We’ve got new Broadmoor umbrellas to keep you nice and dry! You can find them on rainy days near the Sanctuary, Connection Café and the Adult Building. If you’d like to have one of your own, come by Connection Café to purchase one for $20. Cash or check only, please.
Oberammergau Passion Play
Make plans now to join Rev. Donnie for a once in a lifetime trip to experience the Oberammergau Passion Play July 15-24, 2020. Since 1633 the people of Oberammergau, Germany have performed the “Story of the Suffering, Dying, and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ” every ten years to fulfill a promise they made to God. This will be the 41st performance of this one of a kind event.
For those who are interested, brochures are available in the church office and in Connection Cafe. If you have questions about the trip, you may contact Rev. Donnie at 225-924-6269 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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