Broadmoor CommunityChurch, United Church of Christ
el l t o w er M a r c h 2019
Cultivate and let go... March 6, Ash Wednesday Dinner, 5:45pm & Service at 6:30pm March 10, First Sunday of Lent / Lent en Workshop af t er worship
Events this month:
In this Issue:
Mar. 4 -- Women's Fellowship, 1:45pm Mar. 6 -- Ash Wednesday, 5:45pm
Minister's Musings - Pastor Anne .........1 Lent-Rent - Corina Hurst .......................2
Mar. 10 -- Lenten Workshop, 11:00am
Faith Formation For Every Stage ..........3
Mar. 13 -- Lenten Speaker # 1, 6:30pm
Music Ministry ..........................................4
Mar. 15 -- Youth Retreat, 7pm
Missions & Outreach ...............................5
Mar. 16 -- Boomers' St. Patrick Bash., 6pm
Church Fellowship & News ....................6 Community Opportunity ..... Back Cover
Mar. 16 -- Cham. Orchestra Concert, 7pm Mar. 17 -- Board of Comm. Life, 11:15am Mar. 17 -- Our Lord's Dinner, 4:30pm Mar. 19 -- Board of Missions, 5:30pm Mar. 19 -- Book Group, 7pm
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Mar. 24 -- Board of Christian Ed., 11:15am Mar. 24 -- Executive Council, 11:20am Mar. 25 -- Women's Fellowship Program, 2pm
10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary 11:00am Fellowship in Otto Hall
Your Minister?s Musings ?Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? Then your light shall break forth like the dawn ? Isaiah 58:6-8
Lent is just around the corner? those 40 days of preparation (beginning Ash Wednesday) for the events, the pain, and the joy of Easter. For ages, the tradition has been to fast, to ?give up?something for Lent? social networking, chocolate, alcohol, swearing ? with the goal to share in the fasting that Jesus took on during his 40 days in the wilderness. This year I invite you to do something a wee bit different: I invite you to spend some time pondering, praying over some of that which God is cultivating in you. Perhaps God is cultivating gratitude and joy in you. Or perhaps it is instead authenticity. Maybe God has planted the seed of creativity and is watching with anticipation at how you will begin to blossom. Oft times, in order to cultivate something that is meaningful and worthwhile, we must ?let go?of some of our fears: our fear of failure, our fear of abandonment, our fear of losing control. Or maybe we need to allow God to help us ?fast?from our perfectionism, our tendency toward comparison, or our self-doubt. My prayer is that during these 40 days we will recognize God?s good work in us as the Holy Spirit helps us loose the bonds of injustice in our individual lives and in our world. Perhaps our intentional cultivating and letting go will help those who are oppressed (including ourselves) go free. Conceivably, as we begin to bear the fruit of the Spirit, we will be able to share our bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into our houses. I can only imagine how that fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, humility, and self-control can and will truly offer light in our world of darkness, fear, and hopelessness! Will you allow yourself this season of cultivating and letting go? I wonder . . . Grace & Peace,
What is Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday marks the first day of Lent, forty days (46 if you count the Sundays!) of spiritual deepening before Easter. As we remember that "from dust we have come, and to dust we shall return," we receive the ashes of last year's palm processional on our foreheads. You may come at noon to the Sanctuary for Meditation & the Imposition of Ashes. The community will also gather at 5:45pm in Otto Fellowship Hall for soup, bread and salad. Our multigenerational worship will begin at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary.
"Lent - Rent" A View on Letting Go The act of "giving something up for Lent" is a (somewhat) new concept and practice in my life. My immediate family did not celebrate the holy seasons or attend worship services when I was a child, so I largely missed out on the greater meaning of it all. I fuzzily remember a classmate asking me in the halls of my junior high school, "What are you giving up for Lent this year? My mom told me I am giving up candy, but I don't think so..." Whatever kind of torturous practice that was, it couldn't be what Jesus wanted, right!? Once, in high school, I tried to gently dust some smudgy charcoal off my friend's face on a Wednesday morning. I found myself wondering if the girl's parents forced her to work nights as a London chimney-sweep, a-la-Mary Poppins. Little did I know that a priest had reverently (or maybe hurriedly, at 6:00 AM) placed the holy ashes on her forehead as a symbol of repentance and of our collective finite nature. There was so much to learn about these traditions I now cherish. It took some time for me to find my way to an appreciation of this season for what it truly is: Reflection and Renewal. Seeds may be planted, if we allow ourselves the soil. I've learned that the practice of "letting go" is not some sort of rent we pay to temporarily live in this holy and spiritual nesting place for 40 days; we do not give up so that we can be "real Christians" for a little while. We give up what holds us back in order to shrink those margins between us and the sacred. We surrender what isn't necessary to draw near as though it matters more than our material comforts. We abandon our chaotic normal to quiet our minds as though we are patiently waiting for the Heavenly Parent to tell us the most captivating story of all time-that of the resurrection. While it is deeply important to contemplate the sacrifice of Christ during Lent, it is vital to also remember the Why. Fasting, prayer and almsgiving are essential components of enmeshing our lives with that of God, and this is our purpose. We are to spend this time cultivating a deep desire to become nearer to the one who transcended all barriers and became one of us to be close to us. I have yet to decide what I will be giving up this season in order to try and walk abreast with Jesus. There are certainly merits to foregoing things like caffeine and dessert, but I do know that my own fast will NOT be from sugar. Please join with us this season in considering what we might gain by letting go.
I n Blessing & Gratitude,
Corina Hurst Faith Formation Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Formation * For Every Stageof Life* DatestoRemember 3/ 6: Ash Wednesday 12:00pm - Meditation & Imposition of Ashes 5:45pm - Soup Supper 6:30pm - Service with Imposition of Ashes 3/ 10: 11:00am - Lenten Workshop 3/ 13: 6:30pm - Lenten Speaker Series 3/ 20: 6:30pm - Lenten Speaker Series
Women's Retreat / / / April 26?28, 2019 / / / Camp Cost : $TBD / / / La Foret / / / "God So Loved t he Worl d, and Creat ed Chocol at e f or Women" Check-In: 04/ 26/ 2019 5:00pm , Check-Out: 04/ 28/ 2019 10:00am Often, the thing we need most? time to rest and reflect? is the last thing we allow ourselves. With our theme, we will explore the gifts we share with ourselves and others: Friendship, fun and laughter, forgiveness, presence, and prayerful silence will be a part of this sacred time together. Contact event leader Diane Simcik at UCCwomen@aol.com if you have questions or want to be involved. Register at rmcucc.org under "Camps & Events"
Spring Retreat Details for Youth / / / March 15?17 / / / $150 / / / La Foret / / / "The Wil derness" Check-In: 03/ 15/ 2019 7:00pm, Check-Out: 03/ 17/ 2019 10:00am Where nature, friendships, and worship intersect. The Spring Youth Retreat is a vital space for Junior and Senior-High Youth to build an amazing community! We invite parents to register their youth for this transformational weekend by visiting the rmcucc website.
Questions? Contact Corina, email@example.com or 719-473-1807 ext. 113
JOIN THE VIBRANT, MUSICAL LIFE AT BCC! NO AUDITIONS! NO CUT OFF TIME FOR JOINING. FOR MORE INFO CONTACT LYNN HURST AT
473-1807 X116 OR lhurst @broadmoorchurch.org
Calling all children 4 yrs - 5th grades
Chamber Orchestra of theSprings
We REALLY need chil dren f rom our church t o join our t wo music groups.
Sat urday, March 16 6:15 Pre-Concert Lect ure 7:00pm Concert
Sing and Shout This program begins with a shout - in a work by local composer Mark Arnest - then sings its way through joyful works by Bach, Strauss, and Haydn. Tickets available at the door or by calling 633-3649 Chamberorchestraofthesprings.org
The 4 year olds - 1st grade meet on Wednesday from 5:30 - 6:15pm for a Music & Movement class. We have a lot of fun playing instruments, dancing and singing while learning about our faith. The 2nd - 5th graders meet on Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:15pm for Chapel Choir. We learn about music and our faith while preparing music to sing in worship. Please come give it a try! Their final performance will be Sunday, April 28
March Choir News Sanct uary Choir: We will sing for the Ash Wed. service on March 6. No rehearsal on Thurs, March 7. "Once-a-Mont h" Choir: Your next opportunity will be Sunday, March 24. Come join the Sanctuary Choir for the day. Rehearsal starts at 9:00am in the Choir Room. Then we will sing in the 10:00 worship service. Music & Movement Cl ass & Chapel Choir: Both groups will not meet on Ash Wed, March 6, or the week of Spring Break, March 27. We wil l meet on March 13 and 20. Yout h Choir & Bel l s: We will not meet on March 24 or 31 due to Spring Break.
Comebea part of thebeautiful music at BCC
Music & Arts Camp June 24 - 28 9:00am - 3:00pm Rising 1st - 6th grades
Daniel's Dangerous Dilemma Early Registration opens April 1
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE? Contact Missions chair Kathi (329-1949 firstname.lastname@example.org) Join our monthly board meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room.
March Lord's Dinner This month's Lord?s Dinner will be Sunday, March 17t h at Sacred Heart church. We have been making a strong effort to provide meals that are balanced, filling, easy to eat, and tasty. Bryan Hurst is organizing the meal and hopes to make grilled chicken quesadillas with refried beans and a side of Mexican style fruit salad. If you would like to help put this together or serve and clean up, please sign up at the Missions Table in the Fireside Room! Teens are very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult. Our "Breakfast for Dinner" meal in January was very well-received, and we may repeat this in the future, hopefully with just as much fun to be had, and less smoke alarms going off!
May: "Our Lord's Dinner"
Save the Date: The next Lord?s Dinner will be Sunday, May 19t h.
Please schedule a date to warm up a meal from the church freezer and deliver it to Mesa House (420 Mesa Rd.) on a Friday. It is an easy task, and the men are so appreciative!
Partnership I n TheWorks This Lent season the Mission team will be cultivating our relationship with North Middle School. Last summer we provided students with many pairs of athletic shoes through our grant program. Several BCC families have also been supporting their in-house food and school supplies pantry. This spring, look for opportunities to spruce up their student courtyard and provide notes & treats of appreciation for the staff. Dates and times will be forthcoming. NMS was built in 1924 and currently has over 650 kids enrolled. They are a group of great students & staff who struggle with some challenges that we can help to ease.
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Check out the Missions Table for more information and opportunities!
Church Fellowship and News Ladies' Luncheon Wednesday, March 20th, at 11:30 AM Everyone is invited to enjoy a social time and good food at Carlos Miguel?s, 110 E Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. To make your reservat ions call Joan Capesius, 576-2621 or cell phone 719- 321-1167 by noon on Tuesday, March 19th. If you would like a ride to the restaurant, meet me at the church at 11:10 AM. I will leave the church at 11:15 AM.
New Small Group: Journeys Explore the teachings of Non-Duality. Date and time to be determined by availability. If interested, Contact Charlie Coon: email@example.com There are many journeys... There are journeys in which we as travelers observe the world from conventional windows of body and mind. There is another journey which involves a recognition that I Am much more than my old belief that my limited body and mind is who I am. Also.. to discover that my belief in limitation is the root of my suffering and longing. The new journey belongs to the experience of Non-Duality, in which are found to be two legs: the inward, and the outward. The inward leg results in the discovery of our Unlimited nature, and the outward leg is a "return" to the world..beginning a life-long realignment in our lives based on a joyful new Understanding...
Women's Fellowship Workshop The next workshop for making greeting cards will be held Monday, March 4, at 1:45pm in t he Ot t o Fel l owship Hal l after Soup & Salad. We will make whatever recycled greeting cards (birthday, anniversary, get well, thinking of you, thank you, sympathy, general and note cards) are needed in the display rack behind the fireplace in the Fireside Room. All supplies are provided and everyone is wel come t o join us in t his craf t . If you have any questions, please call Ginny Rosinski (576-3570).
Book Group: Latitudes & Attitudes March 19: Last Wild Men of Borneo by Carl Hoffman. Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary ?Wild Men of Borneo.? One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization? or lost his mind? Global headlines suspected murder. Lured by these mysteries, New York Times bestselling author Carl Hoffman journeyed to find the truth, discovering that nothing is as it seems in the world?s last Eden, where the lines between sinner and saint blur into one.
BCC in Prayer Alice Beaton, Schafer Reichart, Alison Moore, Allan & Mary Elizabeth Miller, Tana Clement, Arvilla Rogers, Natalie Adams, Phyllis Baker, Mary Kanas, MarySue Wildman, Ed Dillon, and the families of those who have passed on to God's Realm.
Food for Friends Would you like to volunteer to bring cookies, bread, muffins, fruit, or cheese and crackers for fellowship on a Sunday? You can pick up a volunteer sheet from the table in the Fireside Room and turn it in to the office, or mail it to the church. Thank you!
Calendars For TESSA In January, I delivered the last of the calendars that you al l so generousl y donat ed. I brought a total of 123 cal endars over 4 months!! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE!!!
Snow Cancellation Policy
"Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended and what needs to die for new life to emerge." We will display church members' interpretation of our Lenten theme, "Cultivating & Letting Go" through art, inspiration & creativity. If you have art, crafts, etc. that you would like to include in this interpretive exhibit in March, please contact Bridgett Lambertfirstname.lastname@example.org.
We recommend the following guidelines: In the event of extreme weather conditions (snow, etc.), church offices and programs will follow Cheyenne Mountain D-12 closures. This guideline affects classes, activities, events and business at the church. Television stations KOAA, KRDO, KKTV list D-12 closings. Radio stations KRCC and KRDO announce closings.
Community Experiences and Opportunities See the stairwell bulletin board for community experiences. If you have something to add to the board, please contact our office.
Women?s Gathering: Book Review Please join us March 25@ 2:00 in the GlenView Room for aut hor Gail Beat on (daughter of Alice Beaton) talking about her new book, We Just Did It: Colorado Women During World War II. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions, please call Ginny Rosinski (576-3570).
Baby Boomers (1946- 1964) Come "Dance a Jig & Raise your Glass" at Roger & Marge's St . Pat t y's Day Bash! March 16, 2019 ? 6:00 pm 4309 Stonesthrow View, 80922 Bring your favorite beverage & a green (or other color) appetizer. This is a HOA community. Parking is restricted. Certain driveways will be designated for parking with signs. Please do not park on street within circle which is Stonesthrow View.
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