Broadmoor CommunityChurch, United Church of Christ
el l t o w er Ju n e & Ju l y 2019
Concert s in t he Gl en Begin Jul y 3! See page 6 f or det ail s! Back Page: Mel odrama & Ice Cream Social
Events: June 2 - First Worship in the Glen Service, 8:30am June 2 - Board of Community Life, 11:15am June 4 - Memorials Committee, 11:15am June 4 - Beginning Bridge Group, 1:30pm June 9 - Pentecost Sunday -- OGHS Collection
In this Issue: Minister's Musings - ................................1 Faith Formation, All Ages .......................2 St. Peter's Bicycles ...................................3 Music Ministry......................................4&5 Summer Concerts..... ...............................6 Missions & Outreach................................7
June 11 - Half Truths Group Study, 5:30pm
Church Fellowship & News ....................8
June 17 - Executive Council, 6:00pm
Community & Finance.......................Back
June 18 - Board of Missions, 5:30pm June 19 - Ladies' Luncheon, 11:30am June 23 - Board of Christian Ed., 11:15am June 24 - Music & Arts Camp Begins, 9:00am June 29 - Ice Cream Social & Melodrama, 4:30pm July 3 - First Summer Concert in the Glen, 6:00pm July 17 - Ladies' Luncheon, 11:30am July 21 - Clarinet Duet, 3:00pm July 21 - Our Lord's Dinner, 4:30pm
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Your Minister?s Musings John?s followers went with Jesus. When Jesus turned and saw them, he asked, ?What do you want?? They answered, ?Rabbi, where do you live?? ... Jesus replied, ?Come and see!? ~John 1:37-39
"Where do you live?" Much of our life is spent in ordinary ways: walking the dog, getting kids to school, attending meetings, observing deadlines, feeding families--daily routines. Common activities that fill our days alternately provide the comfort of stability and the boredom of over-familiarity. This is the challenge the church faces during Summer--the season of the Christian year known as Ordinary Time. Summer is the perfect time to do those things that challenge our boredom, those things that knock us (just slightly) out of our comfort zones. Consider the activities you have planned for THIS summer. Are you taking a trip somewhere you've never been before? Will you be doing something that makes you just a wee bit nervous? Good! Now, how about your spiritual life? Summer is a wonderful time to embrace God's Spirit and the ways that she urges us into uncomfortable places or situations, the times that she prods us to grow, to wrestle with our faith, the ways that she echoes Jesus' invitation to "come and see" where it is and with whom Jesus lives. The Sundays following Pentecost are an excellent time to understand the significance of Jesus? teachings on the reign of God. Jesus talked about the kin-dom of heaven. He claimed that it was "at hand". Did Jesus live in God's kin-dom? Do we? What would it mean to live in God's kin-dom? What life changes would we need to make in order to participate in God?s vision for the kin-dom? What disciplines and practices help to develop faithfulness to God?s call on our lives? Summer is a great time to to practice sabbath. It is also an appropriate time to develop Christian practices like tithing, prayer, study of Scripture, and hospitality--those habits of faith that support our life together in God's kin-dom. Jesus' invitation to John's disciples made it clear that kin-dom living is never a solitary endeavor--that God's reign can only be in community, that growth and maturity come from living and working together. I can see the twinkle in Jesus' eye as he beckoned the men to follow. I can hear the promise in his voice that life will never be overly familiar again, the promise that once they had "seen" where Jesus lives, they too would know the stability of God's love, the Spirit's guidance, and Jesus' presence. How will you spend your Summer? How will you challenge your boredom, challenge the status quo of your life? Will you accept Jesus' invitation to growth and adventure? Will you "come and see"? I wonder . . . Grace & Peace,
Sunday, June9 is Pentecost Sunday! Don't forget to wear red to represent the Holy Spirit's touch on our lives as a church that shares God's good news with our neighbors through our hands on mission activities, our special offerings, and our invitations to others to experience that love. That is the day that you may also bring your FULL fish banks, generous checks, or credit cards to give to the One Great Hour of Sharing offering. Our Goal is $2000! With God's help we can "do more than we can imagine!"
Faith Formation * For Every Stageof Life* Prayground News Parents and grandparents, please remember that we will offer the "Prayground" during both multigenerational worship services throughout the summer. We ask that you sit nearby to help supervise if your kids are participating, ESPECIALLY during the 8:30 Glen service. We love the intersection of worship and play, and want to maintain a friendly environment for everyone to listen.
YouthSummerDocumentaryClub Kids grades 6-12 are invited to watch History Channel's series "Jesus: His Life" together in the West Wing during our 8:30 worship service beginning June 2. We will split the shows into 8 sessions and discuss some of the themes, portrayals and opinions in the show. This series is rated TV PG, but as this is based around Jesus' life, expect some episodes to be difficult. We will have popcorn and other "movie" snacks! We will move to WW as a group after Children's Time and youth can be picked up there. Contact Corina if you have questions about this activity.
Grandperson & MeCamp / / / June 28-30 / / / Camp Cost : $290 / / / Open to grandpersons and grandchildren ages 5 to 11 years old. ****************************************
Pioneer Camp / / / Jul y 7-13 / / / Camp Cost : $490 / / / Grades 2-4 / / / ****************************************
Explorer Camp / / / Jul y 7-13 / / / Camp Cost : $490 / / / Grades 4-6 / / / ****************************************
Voyager Camp / / / Jul y 7-13 / / / Camp Cost : $490 / / / Grades 6-8 / / / ****************************************
MADD Camp / / / Jul y 14-20 / / / Camp Cost : $490 / / / Grades 9-12 / / / ****************************************
Adult Camps & Retreats Contemplative Camp, July 14 A World Full of Neighbors, June 28 To learn more about local RMC UCC camps and events for ALL AGES, visit ht t ps:/ / l af oret .venue360.me/ publ ic/ event s/ homepage Quest ions? Cont act Corina, churst @broadmoorchurch.org or 719-473-1807 ext . 113
"St. Peter's Bicycles" On Saturday morning, I wake up early and meet a couple of youth and one parent at the downtown library. Not many details were provided... "Bring a water bottle and shoes for walking. Lunch is on us." We have 5 hours. Our first stop is the Salvation Army. We wait outside for staff to unlock the door alongside a gentleman with a sweet smile, a newspaper and some soft blankets. He says good morning and means it. We shuffle through halls of metal bunks and clouds of bleach smell to the men's dorm. Our guide shouts "Females on deck!" and the group storms through the room. It is very dim, no windows. Visitors here pay for the laundry machines and a few even have to pay for their beds. This is the only shelter in town where children can stay, but there is no sign of any on the "playground", a concrete pad with a plastic playhouse that's lost it's door. The employees are tired. The men we see are tired. Thinking about it makes me tired. I say a silent prayer and we keep walking. We make our way to the Rescue Mission. It reminds me of an anthill on the outside, busy and full of life. Our guide is honest and straightforward with us about the realities of running a massive shelter. The dining room where we begin features fresh flowers on each table, an unexpected gesture of hospitality. I think the kitchen must have some sort of trap door to another space, there is no way this many thousands of meals come out of a matchbox like this. We see the new male residence, a large bright room with inviting color and wood tones. Then, a special house for other men who are in a strict, year-long program. These guys are watching TV, but they welcome our group inside and ask if we brought pizza. We didn't. There is so much happening on this campus, it is overwhelming. The tour moves on. We cross Colorado Ave. and go down a long set of stairs to the railroad tracks. We pass through the door of a metal warehouse to find a man named Peter. The things we learn quickly about Peter are: 1) He is an older gentleman of average stature with a charming accent , and 2) He is an actual, genuine Saint. We are happy to stand, but Peter gets busy pulling chairs and cushions out from every which-way and insists that all 15 of us sit down in this tiny shed sized room. We obey Peter because he is vibrant, he is excited. Amongst tools, bike tires, and spare parts we sit and listen to a man who lives on a meager $30 a month, and spends all his time and a massive amount of skill fixing and building bikes for the poor in our community. To battle consumerism, he recruits a team of houseless friends to dumpster dive for gears and pedals that can be salvaged to do this work. His walls are covered with protest signs and quotes about peace and love. He reminds us over and over that we are all sisters and brothers. Peter was introduced to us as a "street philosopher", but he is more than that. He is the real deal, carrying out holy orders in the humblest of ways. The highly worn and brightly painted sign outside says "Bike Clinic", but it isn't. "This", I tell the mother who is next to me, "This is a church." We learned that ministry has many disguises. Sometimes it sounds like "I am so sorry, the bunks are full tonight." Sometimes it smells like lasagna at the crowded Marion house where we ate lunch. And now I know that it definitely looks like a dirty flannel shirt with a peace sign pinned to the pocket. I am so grateful to have shared in this Urban Experience walk with some of our young church members, none of us will soon forget.
I n Blessing & Gratitude,
Corina Hurst Faith Formation Coordinator email@example.com
REV. LYNN HURST, MINISTER OF MUSIC
473-1807 X116 lhurst @broadmoorchurch.org
Chamber Orchestra Young Artist Competition Winner 's Showcase Concer t Sunday, June 2 / 2:30pm / Sanctuar y Tickets $10 (6 & under free) Experience the best in our local, young talent performing with the Chamber Orchestra Benjamin Randall, piano Emma Johnson, violin Ian Patterson, piano Meera Bhatia, oboe Seohee Kayla Yang, piano Raleigh Eversole, bassoon
For more information: www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org
The Front Range Trio presents its inaugural recital
Complimentary Traditions Sunday, Jul y 21, 3:00pm / Sanct uary Trio members are Daryll Stevens and Pam Diaz, clarinets, and Judy Biondini, piano They will perform a program of varied music, including Sea of Reeds by Gerald Cohen, which they have been selected to play at the ClarinetFest2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Summer Hymns & Songs Do you have some favorite hymns or songs you would like to sing this summer? Write down the titles and give to Anne or Lynn or turn in to the church office. Please indicate if you know of a Sunday you will not be here so we can be sure to sing your favorites when you are here.
2019 Music & Arts Camp June 24 - 28 9:00am - 3:00pm Rising/Entering K - 8th grades $60 first child / $50 second child in same family. Scholarships available Please register NOW to reserve your spot! Registration form available in hard copy or downloadable online. Return to Music Minister Lynn Hurst, firstname.lastname@example.org . DEADL I NE June 2. We will be learning and performing a fun musical, but this day camp offers SO MUCH MORE! Crafts, Storytelling, Bible Learning, Games, Silly Songs & instruments, Team Building and Play!
K ids' ChoirsROCK! Thankssomuch tothemembersand parentsof our kids' music programs! BCChas been blessed by you sharing your talent and hard work with us. Wehavesoenjoyed their performancesthisyear. Practicewill start again in September.
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE? Contact Missions chair Kathi (329-1949 email@example.com) Join our monthly board meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room.
Recap - "Our Lord's Dinner" The meal in May was very successful. Neighbors were served a chicken breast with red and green bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, rolls, and ice cream. Dean also brought a bunch of cookies which helped pad things out. The guards said there were a good 50 more people than they have ever seen before. We served 140 plates and 35 boxes (after running out of plates) and had to turn a few late comers away with just cookies. 10 people total came to help, and a few left after prep, so we were sorely understaffed to handle the extra rush of people. The two volunteers from Catholic Charities and the two guards were very helpful in getting plates to everyone. That being said, the dinner was still a great one. Many complimented the food, and we served hearty, whole food to the people who needed it. Save the date: the next meal is July 21!
Foster Family Update: It was a very happy day for our Fostering Hope family last month as the 2 young girls were legally adopted. The family will soon be moving to Florida where a new job and lots of time with Grandma await. As a result, our BCC team?s responsibility with them is winding down. They express their gratitude to BCC for our partnership. If you are interested in joining a team to support a new foster family, please get in touch!
STEP Grants For the 2nd year, your Mission Team is proud to announce that we will again fund the STEP Grant. (Stepping out To Enable Partners). Over the summer we will be developing a new application, encouraging applicants and funding requests to help our partners achieve good things. Look for the application mid summer and be thinking about how you would want to see BCC?s Mission dollars achieve God?s work.
OneGreat Hour of Sharing Thanks to those who have turned in donations for OGHS! Don't worry, there's still time! We will be collecting your full "fish banks" on Pentecost Sunday, June 9.
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Church Fellowship and News Ladies' Luncheons Bonef ish Gril l Wednesday, June 19t h, at 11:30 AM Everyone is invited to enjoy a social time and good food! 5102 North Nevada Avenue at 11:30 AM. The Bonefish Grill has six other choices on the menu that are not fish items like streak, chicken, and pork. To make your reservat ions call Joan Capesius, 576-2621 or cell phone 719- 321-1167 by noon on Tuesday June 18th. If you would like a ride to the restaurant, meet at the church at 10:50 AM. We will leave the church at 11:00 AM. **************
Help With Summer Sunday Set Up Vol unt eers NEEDED f or Summer Sundays: Each Sunday, June-August, takes quite a bit of work to set up the Meditation Glen for our early service--hauling and setting up chairs, moving out the keyboard and sound equipment, the prayground equipment and signs to keep folks off the walls. Then, after worship we must make sure that everything is put away. We need YOU! Please consider signing up to help for one or more Sundays. We are hoping for two individuals or couples each week. Thank you for helping us keep this vibrant service viable.
BCC in Prayer Tana Clement, Natalie Adams, Phyllis Baker, Mary Kanas, Sue Tyson, and the families of those who have passed on to life eternal.
Ol ive Garden It al ian Kit chen Wednesday, Jul y 17t h, at 11:30 AM Everyone is invited to enjoy a social time and good food! 513 N. Academy Bld. at 11:30 AM. To make your reservat ions call Joan Capesius, 576-2621 or cell phone 719- 321-1167 by noon on Tuesday July 16th. If you would like a ride to the restaurant, meet at the church at 10:50 AM. We will leave the church at 11:00 AM.
Art Committee The BCC Arts Committee invites you to an "Open House" on Sunday, June 2, between services in the Fireside Room. Please join us for punch and the opportunity to meet Susan Marion, the artist of our newest exhibit, "Spring Florals".
Contract Bridge Beginning bridge lessons will be offered starting in June. If interested, call Lee Evenson at 632-3460.
Summer Sunday Fellowship Since two services begin on Sunday, June 2, Sunday Fellowship will only be 30 minutes. We will not be seeking volunteers to bring treats, as the time is limited. HOWEVER, if you would like to share something wonderful, we would gladly accept any treat on any Sunday.
Ladies' May Balmoral Tea Recap The Balmoral Tea held in May was a lovely, well attended event. We had about 30 women (and a baby!) at Montague's for wonderful treats and delicious tea. Thanks so much to BCC Women's Fellowship and especially to Ginny Rosinski for organizing this get together! It was a very enjoyable way to welcome spring.
"Evicted" Poverty Study The UCC Racial Justice Ministry had a book study in May on the new novel, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City by Matthew Desmond. Despite missing this deadline, we would still like to participate in a meaningful discussion! "In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur ?Genius? Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of America?s most devastating problems. Unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible." If you would like to read and participate in a one-time discussion this summer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before July 1.
Melodrama & I ceCream Social Sat urday, June 29 in t he Medit at ion Gl en 4:30 pm ? Ice Cream 5:00 pm - Mel odrama Free for the community with donations accepted. Join us to "hiss and boo" at the villains and cheer on the heroes of the performance! This is a fun event for all ages, and the playground will be open for use with parent supervision.
Presented by Award Winning First Company of First United Methodist Church
"Feeling a bit down in the mouth lately? Then this melodrama will surely put a smile on your face! The depraved dentist, D.K. Molar, and his noxious nurse, Nova Caine, have crafted a dastardly scam: after putting their patients to sleep with nitrous oxide, they remove gold crowns and replace them with fakes made of fool?s gold." Guaranteed laughs, this production does not disappoint!
Half Truths Small Group
Brief Financial Report
Tuesdays @ 5:30pm Explore popular sayings that miss the point. They sound like something you might find in the Bible. They capture some element of truth . . . and yet. Join in the search for the whole truth by comparing these common sayings with wisdom found in Scripture. For more information, contact email@example.com June 11 - God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It June 18 - Everything Happens for a Reason June 25 - God Helps Those Who Help Themselves Jul y 2 - God Won?t Give You More Than You Can Handle Jul y 9 - Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin Jul y 16 - Wrap up
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