Belltower Broadmoor Community Community Church, Church, UCC UCC Broadmoor
Co mmU NI TY i s ol or f ul !
I n this I ssue: Your Minister's Musings..................1 Missions..................................................2 Music Ministry.......................................3 Faith Formation....................................4 Facilities & Financial Updates..........5 Fellowship News..................................6 60th Anniversary...........................Back
You arewelcomehere! Sunday ServiceTimes: 8:30 am in t he Medit at ion Gl en 10:00 am in t he Sanct uary
Your Minister?s Musings ?Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.? Romans 8:39
This is one of my favorite verses. I learned it as a smart-alecky preteen going through confirmation. I recited it over and over in college as I was bombarded with shaking fingers of shame and judgment. NOTHING in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God! That is the promise I hold on to. That is the good news I share! THAT is what makes this place, Broadmoor Community Church, UCC different from almost any other institution around! Is it any wonder I was so enamored with the UCC motto: ?No matter who you are or where you are on life?s journey, you are welcome here.? Folks travel many a mile looking for that welcome, looking for that love. Many cannot believe we mean it when we say it. Many cannot believe it? even though it is right there in black and white! So many folks who were brought up in their Sunday go to meetin?clothes have left the church, because they don?t believe it? not really. They believe what they have done with and in their lives negates God?s promises. Others remain in the church, going through the motions, never really believing they are worthy of that love. Don?t you think it?s time to ?come home?? Too many of us are afraid to come home. We are afraid that if we hang our hats in God?s place, there will be rules, regulations, and responsibilities. But God says instead, ?Come home to me, and I will give you rest.? God knows that we spend most of our lives tired and stressed out, always trying to live our lives under our own power. God never meant for us to do that. To be a spiritual nomad, to have no resting place for one's weary soul, to have no place to call home? this is surely more than any human soul can bear. Don?t you think it?s time to come home? Simon and Garfunkel sang a song back in the '70s: I'm sitting in the railway station. Got a ticket to my destination.? Ev'ry day's an endless stream Of cigarettes and magazines. And each town looks the same to me, the movies and the factories And ev'ry stranger's face I see reminds me that I long to be, Homeward bound, I wish I was, Homeward bound, Home where my thought's escaping, Home where my music's playing, Home where my love lies waiting Silently for me. Aren?t you tired of the blurring scenery, the isolation, the separation? Dorothy traveled all the way to the Land of Oz before she realized that there's no place like home. Don?t you think it?s time for you to ?come home?: home where your thought?s escaping; home where your music?s playing; home where God?s love lies waiting? COME HOME to your church family at Broadmoor Community Church, UCC. Grace & Peace,
Pastor Anne 1
Board Chair: Kathi Hinckley email@example.com
Here?s What?s Happening Now with Your Mission Team? Comejoin us! -
STEP Grant applications are due by July 31. We are so happy with the reception this new program is receiving. Thank you! These grants will be awarded toward the end of August.
Worl d Hol iday Market is back! Mark Sat urday, Nov. 3, 9 am t o 3 pm, on your calendar. There will be several new vendors with merchandise to explore. We will be in the Narthex to recruit volunteers in September. This is always a favorite, fun day to volunteer (and shop!).
Lord?s Dinner: On July 15, more than 20 volunteers prepared and served dinner to 78 neighbors. And we had fun doing it! Come join us for the next Lord?s Dinner Sunday, Sept ember 16.
Mesa House Dinners: Main dishes are available in the Otto Hall kitchen freezer. Sign up at the Mission Table to add a salad or side and a dessert, and deliver these meals to Mesa House on Friday afternoons. These neighbors are some of the Lord?s least loved among us, and they are counting on our help every week.
Tabl e of Pl ent y (aka TOP): Another cooking day will be scheduled toward the end of summer. Look for a sign-up sheet on the Mission Table soon. Contact Kathi if you?d like to captain a table or share a recipe.
Mission Team meets the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 pm in the Conference Room. Come visit this active team. Our meetings last an hour, and all are welcome. We meet next on Tuesday, August 21.
into action... 5 2
Choirs at BCC Nearly everyone enjoys music, whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. We now know there are many benefits to a child?s educational success as well as enjoyment in later life through music. There are more than 20 studied and documented benefits of musical training: 1. It helps develop language and reasoning. 2. It aids mastery of memorization. 3. It helps increase coordination. 4. It builds imagination and intellectual curiosity. Church music also provides many benefits for children and adults alike. Here are just a few: 1. Choir creates a ?soundtrack? for life ? a ?faith database? of scriptural truth that the Holy Spirit can bring to remembrance in times of celebration or challenge. 2. Choir implants scriptural truth through rhythm, rhyme, and repetition, locking the information in the brain for a lifetime. 3. Choir makes a significant contribution to a person?s understanding of God and the experience of worship. 4. Choir provides a safe environment to build friendships that become a support group for your spiritual journey.
So, with all thesewonderful benefits, why not makeit a priority in your schedule to join a choir in September? Sanct uary Choir will begin on Thursday, Sept. 6. Rehearsals are from 7:00?8:30 pm. All are welcome, but we really need MEN! Broadmoor Bronze Bel l s will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13. Rehearsals are from 5:45?6:00 pm. We need one or two new players. You must be a proficient music reader. Yout h Choir & Bel l s (6th grade & up) will begin on Sunday, Sept. 16. Rehearsals are from 11:15 am?noon. Chil dren's choirs: Watch for information coming soon!
Summer Concerts 8/ 01 : Joe & Katie Uv eg es Folk-b ased father & daught er duo 8/ 08 : Acme Bl uegr ass Hi gh-energy bl uegr as s band 8/ 15 : The Beat idudes Christian, gosp el , folk-rock band
Sun da y Summer Mus ic ia n s : Aug 5: Acme Bluegrass Aug 12: Beatidudes Aug 19: Karen Morsch, flute Aug 26: Greg & Nancy Brown, hammered dulcimer & oboe
Let 's TACO 'Bout Chur ch! Wednesday, August 22, 5:30?7:00 pm Parent s wil l have a chance t o hear about opport unit ies f or t he coming program year at church, get t o know each ot her, and enjoy a t aco bar and ice cream sundaes! For kids: Af t er t acos, pk-5 wil l part icipat e in games out side, whil e 6-12 has a Wii games t ournament in t he Gl enview Room! Mar k your calendar for t his impor t ant and f un gat her ing!
Teen Service: Cooking Day August 11, 9:00 am?12:00 pm is our day for the youth to serve our church in a new way? and you can help! Our summer service project focuses on those in our own congregational family who could use some love and comfort in the form of a warm meal delivered to their doorstep. The kids will prep, cook, package, and deliver casseroles on Saturday, which can be eaten right away or frozen for later use. If you would like to bring a food item to church on Sunday, August 5, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and find out what ingredients are needed. Thanks for your support in this meaningful project!
Confirmation News: I t's Retreat Time! The 2018 Confirmation Class will gather on Sunday, August 12, for an overnight retreat at Lake George. During this retreat, the class will play games, climb rocks, get to know one another better, and spend some serious time talking about the foundations of our Christian faith. Please pray for these amazing young people and their chaperones during this retreat. You may join their mentors and parents to bless them on their way in the parking lot at noon.
Facilities Update The Buildings and Grounds Committee has been busy over the last few months reviewing and approving several major initiatives for the church. As most of you are aware, the shake shingles on the Otto Fellowship Hall and ministers?offices have been replaced with Decra stone?coated metal shingles that match those on the Sanctuary. Also, sunshades have been installed in the Glenview Room, the Prayer Room, and the West Wing to reduce sun glare and heat buildup. Those shades have received many compliments from groups using the Glenview Room and the West Wing. These shades will also be installed in the admin offices and workroom. In addition, the outside speaker system for the Meditation Glen was purchased and has been utilized this summer for our Sunday morning early services and for concerts in the Glen. The parking lot has been seal-coated and repainted, and work has begun on the organ in the Sanctuary to replace and rewire the control system. It has truly been a busy few months of upgrades for the church! If you have any questions or thoughts, just let Gene Sandoval, Scott Dorff, or John Davis know.
Financial Update For the first six months of 2018, our revenues and expenses are:
Church Fellowship and News
Baby Boomers Broadmoor Community Church, UCC 1946- 1964 Tapas in the Vineyard High Valley Farm, 14 Alsace Way Wednesday, August 29, 6:00?8:00 pm RSVP by August 22 to Ron & Libby Kinder (email@example.com) or 719-649-1210 Please bring a hearty appetizer & a bottle of wine to share!!!
As a part of Broadmoor Church?s el ect ronic giving program, we offer a smart tool that allows you to make donations to BCC using your mobile phone. To learn more about electronic donations, from website to cell phones, contact our Business Manager, John Davis, 473-1807, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies' Luncheon: Bonef ish Gril l Tuesday, August 14, at 11:30 AM All women of the church and their friends are invited to attend the next Ladies' Luncheon at Bonefish Grill, 5102 N. Nevada, August 14 at 11:30. If you want to carpool, meet at the church parking lot at 10:45 am. We'll leave at 10:50 am. RSVP: call Joan Capesius (576-2621) by noon Monday, August 13.
Second Annual Camping Trip August 17?19, 2018 / / Ponderosa Group Campground, about 1.5 hours from Colorado Springs / / Hiking, biking on roads or mountain trails, fishing in the creek or Lake Isabel, boating (non-motorized watercraft), and just relaxing in the outdoors. No dogs, please.
Full details of the weekend can be found at the following link: https:/ / goo.gl/ ymGdB1 (Link has no ?www? and is case sensitive!) For more info, contact the coordinator, David Williams (email@example.com).
You can get the latest news on our website: broadmoorchurch.org. Don't forget to Like us on Facebook! Got questions? firstname.lastname@example.org 719-473-1807 No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.
BCC Cel eb r a t es 60 Y ea r s of M i n i st r y ! On September 9, we will celebr ate with a picnic, " sixties" musicians, games, kazoos, histor ical poster s, and some of our past minister s and member s. Begin inviting those you know who used to come to BCC. Find that great pie recipe or decor ator cake to br ing to the cakewalk or pie auction. Collect the per fect '50s or '60s outfit, and let's REAL LY put the " community" back in Broadmoor Community Church!
Broadmoor Community Church, UCC Monthly Newsletter