Broadmoor Community Church, UCC
In this Issue:
Your Minister's Musings - Rev. Anne Cubbage.............................1
Welcome New Members....................................................................2
Annual Congregational Meeting......................................................3
Music & Arts Camp.............................................................................4
Summer Concerts in the Glen..........................................................7
Missions & Outreach..........................................................................8
Church Fellowship & News...............................................................9
Community Opportunity .............................................................Back
Summer Worship Schedule
Begins June 3
8:30 Worship in the Glen
9:30 Fellowship on the Deck
10:00 Worship in the Sanctuary
"He is like a tree planted by water,
that sends out its roots by the stream,
and does not fear when heat comes,
for its leaves remain green,
and is not anxious in the year of drought,
for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
Summer concerts, page 7!
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I was remembering the many looonnnngggg rides in the past: the MS 150, the 350 mile AIDS ride from Houston to Dallas, the Lone Star 150—and of course all of the training rides in preparation.
As I turned onto the main road and started up the slight incline, my legs had turned to spaghetti—already! I geared down and my breath began coming in short desperate gasps. I turned onto a residential street, hoping that no one I knew had seen my brief but pitiful display. Oh, I was out of shape!!!
How often do we remember something from our past with fondness, attempt to replicate it and discover, as I did . . . that time has moved on—that we are out of shape? Regardless of our memories or our own inflated sense of self, how often do we have to follow Maria’s injunction from “The Sound of Music”—to start at the very beginning—a very good place to start?
I have certainly found this to be true with my biking; but it is also true in other aspects of my life. Consider the work that has to be done when rebuilding old friendships. Consider the time that must be put in to relearn the piano or a foreign language—even after having once studied for years. Consider the effort needed to reboot one’s once robust prayer life. Oh my, I AM out of shape. Perhaps I do need to “start at the very beginning.”
How about you? . . . I wonder . . .
Grace & Peace, Pastor Anne
Your Minister’s Musings
Welcome New Members!
Josh & Barbi Bailey
Jackson, Hudson, & Harrison
“God gives power to the faint, abundant strength to the weak. Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, they that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; they will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint.” Isaiah 40:29-31
My bicycle was ready—tires pumped, chain greased, seat and handlebars adjusted. My helmet was a little worse for wear with some of the stick-um cushions having succumbed to the heat and dangling in unhelpful ways; but I plopped it onto my head, fastening the chin strap with a decisive click. I jumped on and took off, enjoying the ride DOWN the driveway, only to begin my inaugural pedal up the basically flat road and out into traffic.
A Big "Welcome to the Broadmoor Community Family!" for these Beautiful New Members!
David, Nicky, & Luke McDivitt
Glenn & Deb Merchant
Mark your Calendar!
Your Voice Needs to Be Heard!
The members of the Broadmoor Community Church, UCC, in Colorado Springs, are hereby notified that the Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at approximately 11:00 AM, immediately following the Sunday worship service, to act upon the following business:
Recognize & honor current officers, Executive Council members, & Board chairs.
Vote upon the proposed slate of nominees for officers, Executive Council, Foundation Board, Pastor Relations Committee, Deacons, and Nominating Committee.
Vote upon Bylaw proposals.
Create a Board of Asset Management by combining duties of the current Boards of Resource Development and Resource Management to better coordinate income and obligations of the church.
Create a Board of Community Life by combining duties of the current Boards of Fellowship and Membership in order to cover the full life of the Congregation.
Broadmoor Community Church, United Church of Christ
Call to the
Annual Congregational Meeting
Sunday, May 6, 11:00 am
8:30am on Sundays
During the summer months, our early Meditation Glen worship service is Multigenerational -- many generations of people learning and loving God together! What this means for our kids is that they can enjoy the outdoors, relax, create and (quietly) play alongside their adult family members. "What's so great about this?", you might ask. Children hear and absorb more than we realize, and they are able to experience the same meaningful worship as our grown-up church family, but on their own level and in a comfortable and fun space. Our outdoor "Prayground" is a great way for kids to learn what "Big Church" looks like, and participate in activities that help young ones form their faith and feel like part of our greater village. Last summer, we provided all kinds of materials to spark the imagination and deepen understanding of what it means to be part of The Church. We are excited to offer this space for our kids again, and if you feel playful, please join in the fun!
2018 Confirmation Notes
All youth 8th grade and up are invited to participate throughout the summer. Confirmation Sunday will be October 7, 2018.
Please offer your support and your prayers for the 2018 Confirmands:
Weller Dorff, Quinn Casper, Kieren Casper, Aiden Sadri, Sierra Sadri, Eva Starr-Kerr, Brooke Ballenger, Laurel Williams, Darin Rawson, Caroline Crann, Ethan Crann, Emily Uhl, Grace Calvin
Sunday, May 6 @ 11am Confirmands and parents are urged to attend the
BCC Annual Meeting.
Youth Project Planning & Year-End Celebration
May 13th, our middle and high school youth will begin planning a simple summer project to be completed Saturday, August 11. The kids will select some easy recipes to make meals for members of our church family who may be in need of a comforting dinner. May 13 and 20 we will spend some time planning what we would like to do, and by August 11, we will collect what we need with help from the congregation and spend time prepping and cooking these meals. On May 20th, the youth will also have a small celebration to mark the end of our program year, and note what we have learned and the experiences we have shared. If you have a 6th-12th grade child, keep these dates in mind as we move forward.
A Big Thank You!
As our 2017 - 2018 program year comes to a close, I would like to thank all those who have participated in our choirs: Cherubs, Chapel, Youth Choir, Youth Bells, Senior Bells, Broadmoor Bronze Bells and Sanctuary Choir. Thank you to our Music Interns, Josh Zambrano, who is graduating this May from CC, Blaize Adler-Ivanbrook and Emily Fitzgerald. Thank you to Stephanie Brink for her leadership with the Music Interns and being a substitute bell ringer. Thank you to Neika Rosenberger for helping lead the children's choirs and Paul Heinecke for helping lead the Youth Choir and Bells. Thank you to Marcia Wilcox for accompanying the children's and youth choirs. Thank you to Quinn Kimball for directing the Sanctuary Choir in my absence. And last but not least, thank you to Dan Scherling for accompanying the Sanctuary Choir and playing our organ so beautifully. All these people are a huge blessing to me, and I am sure they are to the congregation as well. May 13 and 20 will be the Sundays we recognize these groups. Please offer them your words of appreciation.
For more info contact Lynn Hurst at
473-1807 x116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Control System for the BCC Casavant Organ
John Grunow, our organ builder, has been selected to install a new computer interface system to replace our failing computer. Here is a brief explanation from John.
Electrically operated pipe organs, such as the one at Broadmoor Community Church, must have some kind of interface between the player and the organ mechanisms. When my firm did the last major work on your instrument, we chose the most advanced control system available at that time. Today, the computer “brain” of the system has become problematic and the now old computer technology has been surpassed and is no longer supported. When the computer fails, which could be at any time, the organ is no longer playable.
The new replacement system chosen has the same features of the existing system, but works more efficiently. Since the system is made to order just for this instrument, it will take up to six weeks for all the materials to arrive in Colorado Springs. Once work begins, the organ will be out of commission for a couple of months while the new system is being installed and tested.
The cost of this work will be $28,000 and is being covered by funds from the Building and Grounds committee.
Summer Concerts in the Glen
Wednesdays, July 11 - Aug 15
6:00 - 7:30pm
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and friends to enjoy these FREE concerts. Hamburgers, hot dogs, desserts, drinks are provided. Donations will be accepted. In case of bad weather, the concerts will be held inside.
July 11, Woodshed Red
"Americana Bluegrass ... Their sound is like a train ride through the mountains. It blends the beauty of snowy peaks with the bends of slowly winding creeks, and the grit of the sheer rocky cliffs into an audible journey with plenty of fresh air."
July 18, The Skean Dubh
"Acoustic Celtic band that features uilleann pipes, Celtic harp, unforgettable vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo, and bodhran."
July 25, Mississippi Mudders
"A traditional New Orleans Style Dixieland band presented by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society."
Aug 1, Joe & Katie Uveges
"Father and Daughter duo. Guitar, fiddle, piano and vocals. Folk based: Faithful and Fun, Originals and Sing Along Covers."
Aug 8, Acme Bluegrass
"High-energy traditional and not - so - traditional bluegrass...and then some."
Aug 15, The Beatidudes
"Christian, gospel, folk rock and beats. Coming from the Latin root word 'beautitude', referencing the blessed, the members are in touch with the Beatitune, the blessed music."
If you would be willing to be a corporate sponsor for a concert or underwrite a concert, please contact Lynn Hurst, email@example.com or 473-1807.
You will be acknowledged in all our publicity.
Interested in learning more?
Our Lord's Dinner Coordinator
We are in need of coordinators for the Lord's Dinner, to plan a meal, purchase food, and lead volunteers to make & serve a meal for our neighbors. Plenty of guidance is available. Expect a half day of planning & shopping and a Sunday from 4:30 to 7:00 preparing & serving. This is a great way to become more directly involved with our church's mission while limiting your time commitment. Email Kathi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to know more.
Check out the Missions Table
for more information and opportunities!
Table of Plenty
A word about TOP: It’s an acronym for Table Of Plenty, a new program from the Mission Team that brings us all together to prepare food for anyone who may need it. Please join us.
TOP’s values: As a multigenerational community, we want to share God’s love by:
Feeding bodies, Opening hearts
Receiving healing and respect
Nourishing spirits, Strengthening community
COMING SOON! A grant program to award mission dollars to local agencies doing good things in our community. This program is currently under development.
Contact Missions chair Kathi (329-1949, or email@example.com) Join our monthly board meetings the 3rd Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room.
Next Monthly Mission Meeting:
Tuesday, May 15, 5:30 pm
All are welcome
Each Tuesday BCC helps to staff a food bank through Westside CARES at the Stratmoor Hills Pantry. This past February, the food bank received the highest rating during it’s biennial inspection.
World Holiday Market
Saturday, November 3. We’ll need your help, so circle this day on your calendar and look for more notices.
Get involved by putting your faith into action!
Visit from Fostering Hope
Sunday, May 13
A representative from Fostering Hope will visit with us during and after our service.
Our Lord's Dinner
Sunday, May 20 at Sacred Heart Church
Come help us prepare and serve food to our neighbors in need through Westside CARES.
Latitudes and Attitudes
We will meet on Tuesday May 21, at 7:00PM at the church. We will discuss EMERALD MILE by Kevin Fedarko. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not.
Celebrating Creative Expression
If you love to paint, sculpt, quilt, weave or practice any other craft, please consider being a part of the celebration of BCC creative expression. The Art Committee will recognize art within the BCC Community in an exhibit during June. Contact Bridget Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Thelma Peck (email@example.com).
Women's Fellowship Workshop
The final Women’s Fellowship workshop for the program year will be held Monday, May 7, at 1:45 in the Otto Hall. We will make whatever recycled greeting cards are needed in the display rack near the Fireside Room. All supplies are provided; everyone is welcome to join us in this craft. If you have any questions, please call Ginny Rosinski (576-3570).
Senior Fellowship Spring/Summer Luncheon
Friday, June 1 at 11:30 A.M.
All Seniors are invited to a lunch to be held at the Valley Hi Golf Club private dining room on June 1 at 11:30 A.M. It is located mid-town on Chelton, just north of Fountain Blvd. The restaurant is located at the north end of the club building, and there is Handicap Parking adjacent to the ramps into the pub. Other parking is close by. We will choose lunch from the varied menu. The Lane Brothers will entertain us with easy-listening music and perhaps a sing-along or two.
A sign - up table will be available in the Narthex on Sundays May 13, 20, and 27. We look forward to seeing you on Friday, June 1!
Sandy Duvall and BCC are pleased to offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, a 9-week course that teaches people how to beat debt, build wealth, invest for the future, give like no one else, and much more! Classes will begin Thursday, May 10, at 6 pm and require a $109 investment. They continue for 9 weeks, with a one-week break for the 4th of July holiday. If you are interested, let Sandy know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
BCC in Prayer
Tana Clement, Amy Rivers, Rita Archibald, Ron Myers, Dick Dailey, Anne Morgan in the loss of her brother
Tuesday, May 8th 11:30 AM
All women of the church and their friends are invited to attend the next Ladies Luncheon at the Olive Garden Italian Kitchen at 513 Academy Blvd on May 8th at 11:30. If you want to car pool, meet at the church parking lot at 10:50 AM. We will be leaving at 11:00 AM. For reservations, call Joan Capesius (576-2621) by noon on Monday, May 7th.
As a part of Broadmoor Church’s electronic giving program, we offer a smart tool that allows you to make donations to BCC using your mobile phone. In less time than it takes to write a check, you can make your weekly or monthly offerings, respond to special appeals, or set up a recurring donation by simply accessing our downloadable app or sending a text.
To learn more about electronic donations, from website to cell phones, contact our Business Manager, John Davis, 473-1807 or email@example.com.
Church Fellowship and News
Women In Fellowship
Quality Meeting will be
May 21 at 2:00 pm
at the Red Robin in Broadmoor Town Center. Those who wish may meet at church at 1:45; others may go directly to Red Robin. They have a great selection of salads, burgers, and goodies. At this time together we will discuss the programs we had this last year and decide what we would like to do next year.
Plan ahead to spend the weekend with your BCC family in God's creation! Everyone is welcome.
Save The Date
Broadmoor Community Church second annual camping trip
August 17 - 19, 2018
La Foret 1st Annual Volunteer Work Week!
May 6 - 11, 2018
Come one, come all and lend your hands, skills, and talents of all levels to an exciting week of work at La Foret. Skilled and unskilled, Jacks and Jills of all skill and ability levels are welcomed. Painting, carpentry, plumbing, roof repair, grounds work, clean-up, housekeeping and sewing are needed. Lodging and meals provided!
Call or email Brad Carroll, 719-495-2743 or Brad@laforet.org. 6145 Shoup Rd, 80908
James W. White Lecture Series Presents:
Miroslav Volf, Truth & Trust, Surviving the Poisoned Fruit of Our Times
May 5th, 7pm at First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St.
"We live in the time of 'fake news' and suspicion. No society can survive for long on a steady diet of such poisoned fruit. We will explore the way in which entrusting our lives to Christ, who came to bear witness to the truth, can sustain a culture of truth-speaking and trustworthiness."
Dynamic Aging Workshop and Classes
Intro to Dynamic Aging Workshop, Monday, May 21, 6:45-8:45 pm in the Glenview Room
Workshop Only Cost: $45, Workshop + Class Series Cost: $120
What if your pain and lack of mobility isn't due to your age, but your habits? Workshop will include exercises and postural adjustments to restore movement, with a focus on healthy feet, better balance, and will give participants the tools to move and feel better in daily life.
Dynamic Aging Class Series, Mondays, June 4-June 25, 6:45-7:46 pm in the Glenview Room
Class Series Cost: $80
Join us for four weekly classes where we will reinforce new ways of moving and resting with the goal of aging in a way that allows us to keep doing the things we love. We will build on the concepts of the Intro to Dynamic Aging Workshop with new corrective exercises added each week.
To register, email or call Joanna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-505-3319
Converge Lecture Series: Richard Blanco
May 6, 2018, 6:00 PM at The Pinery
Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role. Born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents and raised in Miami, the negotiation of cultural identity characterizes his three collections of poetry: City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to The Beach of the Dead and Looking For The Gulf Motel. His latest book, Boundaries, a collaboration with photographer Jacob Hessler, challenges the physical and psychological dividing lines that shadow the United States.
https://www.convergelectureseries.org/tickets General Admission, $45
Community-Wide Experiences and Opportunities
Check out the stairwell bulletin board for community - wide experiences.