Holy Chow Luncheon
All older adults are invited to the Holy Chow Luncheon the 3rd Wednesday of each month for fellowship, entertainment, and lunch! Join us on Wednesday, March 18 at noon in the Casual Worship Center to learn more from some of Baton Rouge’s leaders. Come hear an update from Darryl Gissel, the Chief Administrative Officer for East Baton Rouge Parish. He will be joined by Baton Rouge City Police Chief Murphy Paul and Kelvin Hill who oversees the Department of Public Works for Baton Rouge. Please RSVP by Tuesday, March 17 online at www.broadmoormethodist.org or by calling Beth Fox at 225-924-6269.
United Methodist Women Spring Tea
Ladies, join us for Tea! Broadmoor’s United Methodist Women is sponsoring Tea for Missions on Saturday, March 14 in the Casual Worship Center. Doors will open at 10:30am. All women and young ladies of Broadmoor United Methodist are invited. Tickets are $20 and will be on sale in Connection Café this Sunday between worship services and after the 10:45am services. Please call Elaine Landry (225-924-2221) or Inga Kimbrough (225-250-5577) if you have questions.
Journey to the Cross
This year’s FREE family Easter event, Journey to the Cross, will take place on Saturday, April 4 from 9:30am-11:30am in the Casual Worship Center and Outback (grassy area behind the Casual Worship Center). During this interactive program, kids and grownups alike will experience lots of memorable Easter fun and excitement. Come enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast, hands-on activity stations, a huge Easter egg hunt, and door prizes! Journey to the Cross is for toddlers through 5th graders and their parents. Please register at www.broadmoormethodist.org.
Our inaugural teen Easter event is happening on Sunday, April 5 from 5:00pm-7:00pm in the Casual Worship Center and Outback (grassy area behind the Casual Worship Center). This FREE event is for teens only – you must be in 6th through 12th grade to attend. There will be a massive Easter egg hunt with the winner of the Golden Egg receiving a prize worth $100! The total value of Easter egg hunt prizes of candy and gift cards is $500. No registration required. Teens, please invite your friends and neighbors to enjoy the fun of Eggstreme!
Girl Scout Cookies on Sale
Troop 10995 is selling Girl Scout cookies this Sunday, March 1 and on Sundays, March 8 and 15. Come support Broadmoor’s Girl Scout troop right outside Connection Café from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Community Garage Sale Donations
*NEW DROP-OFF DATES* It’s time to donate to the Community Garage Sale (the sale is on Saturday, April 25)! Donation bins are located outside near the back of the Casual Worship Center and will be staffed from 9:00am-12:00pm on Saturdays, March 7, March 21, and April 11. A new drop-off day has been added on Wednesday, March 18 from 10:00am-12:00pm, during Holy Chow. Please place your donations in boxes with lids that close. Items NOT accepted: clothes and shoes, infant/child car seats, gas powered equipment, computers, large appliances, TVs that are not flat screen and cable ready, office furniture, painted toys, magazines, or encyclopedias. Please contact Greg Beck at 225-241-2094 if you need help delivering your furniture donations. All proceeds from this sale go to Outreach, which allows our church to be disciples for Christ by showing love and hospitality to our community. NOTE: Garage Sale boxes are now available under the stairs by the Sharp Road entrance to the Adult Education Building.
Lenten Study with Rev. Shannon Sandifer
Join Rev. Shannon Sandifer for a four-week study titled Toward Jerusalem: A Lenten Journey on Tuesdays,March 10-31 from 4:00-5:30pm in Room 102 of the Adult Education Building. This Lenten study will use the lectionary scriptures, along with poetry, art, and symbols of the season to connect us with Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. Explore the Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving as we prepare for Holy Week. Register by emailing Rev. Shannon Sandifer at ssandifer@broadmoormethodist.
Hope Widows Group
All widows are welcome at HOPE Widows Group monthly meetings, whether you recently lost your spouse, or you have worked through the many issues of the grieving process. Join the group Thursday, March 12 at 1:00pm in Connection Café for a time of discussion and sharing. Contact Lynn Golda (225-291-1474) or Liz Walker (225-275-4155) if you have any questions.
Walk to Emmaus
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 United Methodist every spring and fall. This spring, the Women’s Walk is March 19-22. Those who are interested should submit an application soon through the local Emmaus group web site at www.LCWE.org. Questions about Walk to Emmaus? Please contact Tal Lanius (225-938-2309) or Suzie Hill (225-247-4411).
Save the Date!
Verlon Fosner Coming to Broadmoor – Verlon Fosner, the creator of Dinner Church, on which our Red Stick Together is based, is coming to Broadmoor United Methodist on Saturday, March 21 to give us a deep dive into the theology and practice of Dinner Church. This visit was postponed from last fall when Hurricane Barry was scheduled to make land. Fosner will also be preaching in the Casual Worship Center on Sunday, March 22. Save the date & stay tuned for more details coming soon!
Live Stream Launching
Thanks to a generous gift from Walt and Betty Joiner, we are able to start live streaming our worship services soon. We will begin by streaming the Casual Worship Service on our website starting Sunday, March 29. The services in the Sanctuary will follow a few months later. This is an exciting time in the life of Broadmoor United Methodist! Please keep the team working on this in your prayers so that we may reach even more people where they are and help them take their next step toward a Christ-centered life.
Columbarium and Prayer Garden
The Church Council recently approved the construction of a Columbarium and Prayer Garden at Broadmoor United Methodist. It will be located on the east side of the Sanctuary in what was formerly called the Memorial Garden. Information will be coming soon on the purchase of niches and memorial plaques. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Donnie Wilkinson at 225-924-6269 or dwilkinson@broadmoormethodist.
Women Making a Difference
All women are invited to make a difference on Wednesday, March 4 and Saturday, March 28 in Room 101 of the Adult Building from 9:00am- 12:00pm. We will be working on book bags to hold children’s books that will be placed in various places around town such as washaterias and, barber shops. You can sew “cuddle cats” for foster children and sew “fidgets” on muffs and lap quilts for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There will also be a large group working on mats for the homeless, which we are now giving to Red Stick Together. You can color cards for those needing a lift and make recycled cards to send to veteran’s homes and wounded warriors. Laura Patterson from Empower 225 will stop by to pick up three baby quilts for foster babies. Come join this awesome group of ladies and help make a difference in our community!
AARP Tax Aide
Do you need help preparing your taxes this year? Trained volunteers are available now through – April 9 in Connection Café on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 8:00-11:00am; and Tuesdays: 8:00am-3:00pm. This is the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service. Help is on a first come, first served basis with limited sign-up available for future sessions. Please call the church office at 924-6269 with any questions.
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