SERVICE TIMES:

Sanctuary Service:
8:30, 9:30 am, 10:45 am

Contemporary Worship:
10:45 am

ANNOUNCEMENTS


NEW Sermon Series

A new sermon series called Fearless will begin on Sunday, December 1, the first day of Advent, and take us through Christmas Eve. Our pastors will walk us through stories in the New Testament and the Christmas Story that feature the phrase “do not be afraid” that is found in the Bible 365 times.

Heartburst Giving Tree

A “heartburst” is a warm, excited, and joyful expansion in your heart over something that you love. A NEW version of our Heartburst Giving Tree can be seen in Connection Café starting this Sunday, December 1. Throughout the month of December, the Heartburst Giving Tree will benefit the new dinner church Outreach ministry, Red Stick Together. You can choose an “ornament” from the tree to give passionately toward a specific Red Stick Together item, such as purchasing dinner plates, tables, chairs, and décor. Please look for Christi Rangel on Sundays if you have any questions or contact her at 225-924-6269 or crangel@broadmoormethodist.org.


The Season of Advent

Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. Below are some of Broadmoor’s Advent activities.
Advent Opportunities to Serve in Worship – 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 during Advent, December 1-22. This also involves reading a short, prepared script as the candles are lit. If your family or group is interested, please contact Dr. David Shaler at dshaler@broadmoormethodist.org or 924-6269, ext. 233.
What Do You Want For Christmas? – A special Advent Study, led by Joanne Cowgill, begins next Wednesday, November 27 and continues on Thursdays, December 5, 12, and 19 from 10:00am-11:30am in Room 103 of the Adult Building. The study based on the book “What Do You Want For Christmas?” by James W. Moore invites us to explore this age-old question on a deeper level. Deep down, what do you really want for Christmas? Contact Joanne Cowgill at joeroan@aol.com if you’d like to join the study. Limited copies of the book are available through the Resource Room.
An Advent Experience – Join Rev. Shannon Sandifer for a three-week Advent experience starting Tuesday, December 3 that offers a less frantic journey to Christmas. The weekly sessions will incorporate scripture, poetry, art, and maybe a surprise or two to help participants find their way mindfully to the Christ Child in the manger. No book to purchase, no preparation required, no fee. The group will meet Tuesdays, December 3, 10, and 17 in Room 102 of the Adult Building from 4:00pm-5:30pm, leaving plenty of time to join the holiday fray (if desired)! E-mail Rev. Shannon at ssandifer@broadmoormethodist.org if you would like to be a part of this journey.
Poinsettias for Worship Services for Sale – Beautiful poinsettias will adorn the Sanctuary and Casual Worship Center on Sundays, December 15, 22 and Christmas Eve. You may purchase them in honor of OR in memory of a loved one. Cost is $20.00 each. Order forms are available online at www.broadmoormethodist.org/poinsettia, in Connection Café on Sundays, December 1 and 8, and in the Church Office during the week. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday, December 11. For additional informationcontact Mary Saltzman at 225-924-6269 or msaltzman@broadmoormethodist.org.

 


December Missional Focus

This month’s missional focus is Red Stick Together. Red Stick Together is Broadmoor United Methodist’s version of the dinner church program. People of our neighborhood and surrounding areas are invited to share a meal and hear a positive message. This is the church’s mission in action! If you’d like to support by check, please write “Red Stick Together” in the memo line and place the envelope in the offering plate. You can also donate securely online by going to www.broadmoormethodist.org/give and selecting “Red Stick Together” from the drop down menu. If you want to give to specific needs of Red Stick Together, please stop by Connection Café to see our NEW Heartburst Giving Tree. Contact Rev. Kennon Pickett at kpickett@broadmoormethodist.org if you have any questions.


United Methodist Women Christmas Meeting

All women are invited to attend United Methodist Women’s Christmas Meeting on Tuesday, December 3 at 9:30am in Room 101 of the Adult Building. Come play “Name That Xmas Tune,” enjoy snacks, and play other seasonal games. Officers for the coming year will also be installed. 

 


Men’s Christmas Meeting

The Baton Rouge District United Methodist Men is throwing a Christmas party on Tuesday, December 3 at 6:30pm at Zachary United Methodist Church.  All men of Broadmoor are invited to bring their special someone and enjoy a great meal, fellowship and a special guest speaker, former All-SEC and LSU football star Jim Dousay.  Cost $15 per person.  Register today with Todd Shupe at tfshupe@gmail.com.

 


Women Making a Difference

Join the fun and help make a difference in the community! Women Making a Difference will meet for the final time this year next Wednesday, December 4 in Room 101 of the Adult Building from 9:00am-12:00pm. Projects available include: making mats for the homeless, coloring cards for those who need a lift, making recycled Christmas cards for veteran’s groups, and creating prayer thumb beads. There’s something for everyone!

 


Men’s Unity “Recognition” Breakfast

Our Men of Broadmoor group (The MOB) is hosting a special breakfast on Saturday, December 7 in the Casual Worship Center with doors opening at 7:00am.  Enjoy a message from Dr. Michael Sprague, Chaplain for the Louisiana State Legislature, and a special silent auction benefiting the Men’s Unity Ministry of Rev. Elmo Winters and The Kingdom Group.  Please RSVP at www.KingdomGroup.co/allstars and view auction items at www.KingdomGroup.co/auction.

 

 


Upper Room 2020 Disciplines Now Available

The 2020 Upper Room Disciplines are now available for purchase in the church office during the week and in Connection Café between services on Sundays. The regular print edition is $11.00. A few of the large print editions are also available at a cost of $14.00. Please have exact cash or a check made out to Broadmoor UMC.

 

AARP Tax Aide Volunteer Opportunity

Broadmoor United Methodist has generously served as a host site for the AARP Tax Aide program for several years. This program provides no cost tax preparation and e-filing for those in need of this service. The program is made possible by staffing through volunteers who are provided with appropriate training in January. If this is something you may have an interest in doing, please call Joe Sanders at 225-955-1854 for more information.


Let’s Red Stick Together

You’ve likely heard about Dinner Church over the last couple of months. Broadmoor‘s version called “Red Stick Together” will be kicking off soon. If you’d like to help set-up, cook a meal, or serve & visit with people, please sign up on our website at www.broadmoormethodist.org. This is a great way you can help us meet people where they are and help them take their next step toward a Christ-centered life.

 

 


Garage Sale 2020

Next year’s Garage Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 25.  As you prepare for the holidays, please save your brown paper grocery bags that can be used to put purchases in the day-of the sale.  If the bags have handles, please remove them.  Also, please donate any zippered plastic bags that bedspreads or comforters come in. These items can be donated once we begin collecting items in February. Volunteer and drop-off information will be coming soon!


Share the Gift of Communion

You can share the gift of communion with your family and neighbors by taking one of our portable Communion Kits on Sundays. Each kit include bread, juice, cups, and a prayer card and is perfect for hospital and nursing home visits, traveling, and sharing over the holidays. Look for a basket of Communion Kits after any of our worship services.

Quarterly Food Drive

Southeast Ministries, a food pantry supported by Broadmoor United Methodist, is hosting quarterly food drives and are accepting donations every Sunday. From now until December 29, the focus is on collecting macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, peanut butter, and jelly. Please place your donations in the red bins around the church campus. Your generosity will greatly help families and elderly in need in our neighborhood and around Baton Rouge.

REFIT® at Broadmoor

Ladies, are you looking for a great workout and want to have fun? Get REFIT® in your life on Tuesday nights from 6:15-7:15pm in the Gym/Casual Worship Center. This off-shoot of the women’s Abundant Life group doesn’t require any experience or coordination. Come experience a high-energy dance workout to “clean” pop, hip-hop, and Christian songs in an accepting space. Moms, don’t let your kids keep you from a great workout! Your little ones can play on the side while you get your fitness on. (Please bring toys or activities to keep them occupied, but please no balls or loud items.) Your first class is FREE. Please make a small donation at additional classes. Certified REFIT® instructors will lead the class.

Let’s Get FIT…with Hospitality

How’s your hospitality workout going? You can find Get FIT tips around campus and on social media to remind you to be more welcoming. This week’s Get FIT tip is: Get to know someone new. Open your heart today! If you’ve witnessed someone being extra hospitable, please contact Christi Rangel at 225-924-6269 or crangel@broadmoormethodist.org so we can honor their hospitality.


Advent Opportunities to Serve During Worship

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 (December 1-22). This also involves reading a short, prepared script as the candles are lit. If your family, small group or Sunday School class is interested, please contact Dr. David Shaler at dshaler@broadmoormethodist.org or 924-6269, ext. 233.

Exercise Group

Did you know there’s another exercise group that meets three times a week at Broadmoor? Sessions include walking and stretching. You will also do standing and floor exercises utilizing either chairs, stretch bands, or weights (provided in the class). Join the group on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week from 7:30am – 8:45am. The cost is $7.50 per month. Contact Sam Shepard (225-200-7770) or Gaynel Heston (225-615-0064) if you have questions.

Get Your Name Tag

New to Broadmoor? Come by Connection Café today and sign up for a personalized name tag. Name tags will be printed during the week and you can pick yours up in Connection Café next Sunday. Please contact Christi Rangel at crangel@broadmoormethodist.org or 225-924-6269 if you have any questions or need to request your name tag.

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. If you have questions about the trip, you may contact Rev. Donnie at 225-924-6269 or dwilkinson@broadmoormethodist.org.

WELCOME TO YOUR CHURCH FAMILY!

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10230 Mollylea Dr.
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