Broadmoor Community Church, United Church of Christ
el l t o w er o c t o BER 2019 Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love. Francis of Assisi
In this Issue: Minister's Musings........................1 Adult Faith Formation..................2
Pet Lovers' Fair
Oct . 6, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Missions & Outreach....................5
The weekend of the Feast of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment.
Church Fellowship & News........6
Come volunteer or enjoy the fair! Bring your pet, furry, feathered or scaled to join the fun and be blessed by Pastor Anne. We will feature a food truck, pet-friendly vendors, Dahlia the Dalmatian, some pretty horses, children's activities and more!
Time, Talent & Treasure ........Back
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10:00am Worship in the Sanctuary 11:00am Fellowship in Otto Hall
Your Minister?s Musings In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, ?If only we had died by the Lord?s hand in Egypt! There we sat around pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you have brought us out into this desert to starve this entire assembly to death.? Exodus 16:2-3
She lined the four of us up, my brothers in matching homemade gingham shirts and I in my gingham dress. It was picture time. My youngest brother wasn?t yet in school, but the others of us held tightly to our new folders and notebooks, our new pencil bags (homemade of course), and the checks for our lunches carefully stapled to the inside of our folders. One . . . two . . . three . . . smile! And with the click of the shutter, we were off to the bus stop and our friends who were shouting for us to ?hurry up?! I so often yearn for those simpler times: times when we felt secure in our parents love and care, times when we knew that Mom would meet us in the kitchen at the end of the day with milk and a cookie ready to hear about our day. And . . . I can remember coming home after college, ready to join my brothers in the afternoon ritual . . . only to have my hopes dashed. No milk, no cookie . . . no Mom. The routine had changed! As I talked to Mom later about the changes, she brought my reverie up short. She said, ?You only got cookies and milk about 3 times in all of the years you were in school! Your memory has been playing tricks with you.? Maybe all of us suffer from this malady. Perhaps our minds do play tricks on us? blowing up those ?good times? into forever memories. I do believe that the Jewish refugees fleeing from their Egyptian taskmasters had this problem! Barbra Streisand sang a song about this common condition: Memories light the corners of my mind Misty water-colored memories of the way we were Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were. Can it be that it was all so simple then Or has time rewritten every line If we had the chance to do it all again, tell me, would we, could we Memories may be beautiful and yet What's too painful to remember we simply choose to forget So it's the laughter we will remember Whenever we remember the way we were. Memories are wonderful to have, to hold onto, to recount; however what I have learned, is that memories may not (often do not) represent reality. As I yearn for those days of yore, I now know that although I was formed by the good times, so am I who I am because of the bad times that I choose not to remember . . . as well as all of those everyday, in-between times. And what my future holds is dependent upon the memories I create today. What memories will we as a church create today? What future possibilities is God holding out to us for tomorrow? I wonder . . . Grace & Peace,
Faith Formation * For Every Stageof Life* Women's Retreat Nov. 9, 10am - 2pm in Otto Fellowship Hall Childcare provided with pre-registration! Join fellow Broadmoor Community Church women to worship, hear stories, discuss, take part in a simple creative project, enjoy a fresh lunch and each other's company! Registration and details coming soon, stay tuned!
Adult Small Groups Why join a small group at Broadmoor Community Church? This is a great opportunity to get connected with others in our church community and enjoy conversations that really matter. Sign up to let us know you are interested!
- Becoming Jesus' Prayer: Transf orming Your Lif e Through t he Lord's Prayer Pastor Anne, Wednesdays, 5:30pm from October 16 - November 20 - Dial ogues On: The Ref ugee Crisis Corina Hurst, Mondays, 5:30pm from October 14 - December 2 - Dave Ramsay's Financial Peace Universit y Sandy Duvall, Time and dates to be announced soon - The Three R?s: Rumi, Ril ke and Rohr Chelley Gardner-Smith, Wednesdays, 6:30pm beginning October 16
Questions? Contact Corina, email@example.com or 719-473-1807 ext. 113
Choirs - Exciting News! ComeJoin theFun ? Stay for theLearning Join us for theAdvent/ Christmas season Sanct uary Choir (Every Thursday 7:00?8:30 pm) Come join us for the Advent/ Christmas season. We will begin our seasonal music on Thurs, Oct 24. No previous singing experience or tryout is required. New singers are always welcome!
Once-a-Mont h Choir Come join us on the following Sundays at 9:15am in the downstairs choir room. Highschool and up are welcome. Oct ober 20 *** Nov 17 *** Dec 22
Senior Adult Bell Choir (Every Thursday 1:15?2:00 pm) This group is open to all retired church members and friends. It is an opportunity to exercise your brain and eye-hand coordination while having fun with friends. New members are welcome at any time.
Yout h Bel l Choir (Every Sunday 11:15am - 12:00) All 6th - 12th graders are invited to join this fun group. We plan to play in church once a month. Church membership is not required, so bring a friend!
Chapel Choir (Every Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15 pm) All 2nd - 5th graders are invited to join us at anytime. If you woul d l ike t o be a part of our Christ mas musical , you are invit ed t o join us on Oct 30. Only six rehearsals are needed to prepare a musical to be presented in church on Sunday, Dec 8. Don't miss this fun opportunity! The Music & Movement Class for 4 year olds - 1st grade is cancelled due to no enrollment ... BUT, read below about the amazing enrollment for babies & toddlers!
NEW Babies & Toddlers Music Class Wednesdays, 9:30 & 10:15 On Wednesday, Sept 11, at 9:30am, we started our new music class with 12 toddlers, 2 babies and 12 adults. We had so much fun that after the first week, there were 4 more that wanted to join! So, we have started a second class at 10:15am. Brenda Elliot, a licensed Musikgarten teacher and Lynn Hurst are leading this energetic group with singing, movement and instruments. The 9:30 class is full, but if you would like to join us at the 10:15 time, please contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 473-1807. We may even start a third class on another day.
Welcome to our new Music Intern Our new Music Intern for the 2019-2020 school year is Jacob Lynn-Palevsky. Jacob is from Wynnewood, PA. and is a sophomore at Colorado College. His grandfather, George Lynn, was the Director of Music here at BCC from 1978 - 81 and his grandmother sang in the choir. What an amazing connection! Our returning interns are both juniors at Colorado College: Reilly Williams (tenor) and Sophie Young (soprano).
October Concerts in theSanctuary Saturday, October 12, 7:00 pm Chamber Orchestra of the Springs with Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble Singing and Soaring CVAE will perform two Randall Thompson works, Ye Shall Have a Song and Frostiana and a work by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Te Deum. The concert will also include a Ralph Vaughan Williams work, The Lark Ascending, with violinist, Timothy Hsu. Tickets available at the door or on their website: chamberorchestraofthesprings.org. Pre-Concert leture starts at 6:45.
Sunday, October 20, 3:00pm Mira Mintcheva & David McArthur, duo piano Award-winning pianists Miroslava Mintcheva and David McArthur present ?Fascinating Rhythms? - an exciting, eclectic exploration of dance-inspired works from around the globe. Four-hand works by Piazzolla, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Khatchaturian, Brahms, Gluck, and Liszt will transport the listener from the ballrooms of Buenos Aires to the streets of Tin Pan Alley. This is a free concert and open to the public. A free will offering will be received.
Sunday, October 27, 3:00pm Abendmusik Abendmusik's Fall Concert, "Wanting Memories to Teach Me", will feature choral commentaries on events from the past that inform us and inspire us towards a more peaceful and harmonious future. The eclectic repertoire features genres ranging from classical music to historical folk music and contemporary film music. It includes works from John Rutter to Billy Joel. This is a free concert and open to the public. A free will offering will be received.
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.
COSI LoveYou As our contribution to CityServe and COSILoveYou, BCC is hosting a bl ood drive on Sat urday Oct ober 5 from 10-2. Sign up at the Mission Table to be a Donor. Vitalant blood bank is bringing their bus and their volunteers will set up in Otto Hall to help alleviate the shortage of available blood right now in our community. If you are unable to donate blood, keep in mind that we could use a few hosts/ hostesses and some treats, like muffins, as well. Let Kathi know if you?d like to help in this way. Kathihinckley@gmail.com
TESSA Bag Community Project On Sunday Oct ober 27, join us in Otto Hall after church service to assemble fall gift bags for the women and children of TESSA. Everything will be provided, just come help us assemble the bags. Lots of hands make for quick work. TESSA's safehouse is just one of six major services they offer for victims of domestic and sexual violence. They also provide a 24-hour confidential safe line, counseling, legal aid, programming for children, and outreach programs and presentations in the community.
World Holiday Market The 2019 World Holiday Market is Sat urday, November 2 from 9:00am-3:00pm. Volunteer sign ups will continue through October. We will need bakers for the bake sale and volunteers to assist vendors. And, of course, we need you soup makers, too. Providing lunch for vendors & volunteers is one of the reasons we attract the best folks! Several new vendors arriving this year include a Special Olympic athlete selling US Olympic gear and Raw Tools, a group that fashions metal gardening tools from weapons. They will add unique opportunities to the familiar favorites you already know from past years.
November: "Our Lord's Dinner"
The next Our Lord?s Dinner will be Sunday, November 17 at Sacred Heart church. This is normally our "Thanksgiving" meal. Mark your calendar!
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SOCKtober In October, BCC asks for socks for Westside CARES and Urban Peak. Socks are the # 1 requested item by houseless individuals of all ages in Colorado Springs. Our partners will gratefully accept any adult-sized socks, but the most helpful choices include thick wool socks or dark colored athletic socks in men's sizes. We will have collection baskets available beginning the first week of October. In 2018, we brought in 626 pairs! Can we beat our record this year?
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Check out t he Missions Tabl e f or more inf ormat ion and opport unit ies! Did you know? You can donate non-perishable food to our partner, B-Street Pantry, by leaving donations in our shopping cart in the lower level entry.
Church Fellowship and News
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Costume & Demonic Pot Luck
Bring a 'Possessed Appetizer', 'Satanic Side Dish' or 'Demonic Dessert' to share.
Wednesday, Oct ober 16t h, at 11:30 AM Everyone is invited to enjoy a social time and good food at Joseph?s on 1603 S. 8th St. at 11:30 AM. To make your reservat ions, call Joan Capesius, 576-2621 or cell phone 719321-1167 by noon on Tuesday, October 15th. If you would like a ride to the restaurant, meet us at the church at 11:00 AM. We will leave the church at 11:05 AM.
'Eerie Entree' provided! 'Ghostly Libations' gladly accepted! Prizes for 'Scariest Dish' & 'Spookiest Costume'! Friday, November 1 6:00 pm 2870 Aquila Court
Senior Fellowship Fall/ Winter Luncheon
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Nov. 15, 11:30am Seniors are invited to a luncheon to be held at The Warehouse, 25 West Cimarron Street on Friday, November 15 at 11:30am. The luncheon will take place in the private dining room located to the right after entering the main entrance. We will order from a limited menu that will include a salad that can be topped with chicken or trout, and a variety of sandwiches. We will be entertained by 35-year professional magician Dick Bowman (also known as Professor Higgins) who served as president of the Society of American Magicians in 2017-2018. We are in for a treat. Parking at the Warehouse is limited. Please plan to carpool with friends or come to the church parking lot at 11:00am to carpool. We will leave the church at 11:10. A sign-up table will be available in the narthex on Sundays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and Nov. 10. We look forward to seeing you on Nov. 15.
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Calendars for TESSA Bring your spare 2020 calendars to the church office to be given to the women at TESSA.
BCC in Prayer Natalie Adams, Mary Kanas, Ed Dillon, Mary Elizabeth Miller, Fred Boswell, and the families of those who have passed on to God's Realm.
GUI DELI NES FORBCC PUBLI CATI ON For the Belltower, inf o must be received by t he 15t h of t he previous mont h. All submissions are subject to review, editing, and placement. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the due date.
Latitudes & Attitudes Book Group Nov. 19, @BCC EDUCATED by Tara Westover An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.
Proportional Giving Chart
What Shal l We Bring? I feel honored to be a part of such a generous church and community, and I am pleased to kick off this year's Year-End Giving Campaign. I know that annual giving is an expression of our thanks to God to celebrate all that God has given us, as well as an important and joyful part of our faith. There are many different ways that we give thanks to God; one is through the ministries of Broadmoor Community Church, UCC. We typically describe this as giving of our "Time, Talent and Treasure." Our Hebrew ancestors recognized that the 'tithe' was the best way to honor God for the blessings of their lives. It was also one way to sustain the tribe of Levitical priests who had not received land as did the other eleven tribes. It was seen as a way to help the widow, the orphan, and the sojourner. The tithe was often the best of ones harvest--the first fruits. The recognized amount was a tenth of one's harvest (or income). The chart above will allow you to view your goal and to recognize the steps needed to achieve that goal (or perhaps to reach beyond). It's clear to me that at the end of the day, what God wants from us is not our stuff, but our whole heart. So . . . what shal l we bring?
What will beyour investment in BCC for 2019- 2020? Through your investments of time, talent and treasure, BCC has been able to: -
Raise over $1200 for One Great Hour of Sharing & over $3000 for Neighbors in Need Hurricane Relief Offer a Blue Christmas Service for our Community Meet our neighbors through the Annual Community Pet Lovers Fair Hold 6 highly successful summer outdoor concerts Award four Step Grants of $1000 each to our partners: North Middle School, Westside Cares, Urban Peak, and NAMI Provide OVER 3 tons of food to the B-Street Pantry Feed a large community dinner to homeless and food insecure neighbors bi-monthly Provide Friday evening meals to the residents of Mesa House, 40 times a year. Host the youth in the CASA program 2 times a year (Halloween and Graduation) Provide sanctuary for nine 12-step groups; practice and concert space for CoS Chamber Orchestra and Abendmusik; a handful of our neighbor HOA's, as well as Ikebana and Cheyenne Mountain Newcomers. Continue our robust music program, which now includes a NEW Musikgarten program for babies and toddlers!
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