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In Step InStep

A bimonthly journey into the heart of Broomfield United Methodist Volume 6 Issue 10 Church. May 28, 2008 allow me to clarify. Wonderful Wednesday is: · A meal held on Wednesday evenings at 5:45pm to help raise money for varying organizations or needs. · Open to anyone to sponsor or attend! · A great chance for fellowship and meeting new people! · A place to create/develop friendships! And starting this summer, our Family Ministries Team is going to make Wonderful Wednesdays even MORE wonderful (sorry, I had to take advantage of that at least once more)! Enjoy worship, discussion topics, a meal and fun family activities (with prizes!) like BINGO! I encourage you to see Wonderful Wednesdays not as just another meal at the church, but as a chance to experience true fellowship with one another. Sponsor a meal with your small group or invite your friends without a church home as a chance to plug them in to an amazing church body. It's easy to entice most...just mention a night out, no cooking required, and the chance to support a great cause, and you'll probably get a resounding "Count me in!"

Nothing is too great and nothing is too small tc commit into the hands of the Lord.

-A.W. Pink

Hope House

roomfield United Methodist Church would like to congratulate Tabatha, a resident of Hope House. Tabatha has successfully completed Hope House's 5-Phase plan to self-sufficiency. Components of the phases include working toward some form of higher education that will provide financially for the family, enhancing parenting skills, maintaining a responsible budget and growing spiritually among other things. Tabatha and her two children will be moving into their own home some time this summer. To hear more about Tabatha's success, download Ken Brown's May 25 sermon at!

by Nancy Fredericksen


Wonderful Wednesday

By Kendra Parks Wonderful Wednesday. What is it? A demand to enjoy the mid-week? A meal that is...well, WONDERFUL of course? While many Broomfield United Methodist Church members know exactly what Wonderful Wednesday is, it was brought to my attention one Sunday that not everyone knows about this long-standing BUMC tradition when my husband pointed at the words:

"There will be NO Wonderful Wednesday this week"

Furnishings Tabatha needs:

Living Room: end table, TV stand, chair, coffee table, curtains, lamps, DVD/tape player Kids' Bedroom: twin beds, 2 dressers, bookshelf, toy box, lamps Tabitha's bedroom: queen-sized bed, desk, desk chair, dresser, lamps Misc.: microwave, vacuum, ironing board Contact Georgie Taylor, 303-465-0486 for drop-off info.

Want to help?

Upcoming Wonderful Wednesday Dates: June 11 July 9 July 23 August 6 August 20

in the bulletin and started laughing. He later asked if he was allowed to have a dismal Wednesday instead? Okay, point proven. The next week, I included the word "meal" after "Wonderful Wednesday," but I still feel like it's a bit of a mystery to

Sponsor a meal and raise money to help those in need! Contact the Church Office at 303-466-1719.

Help Wanted!


Our church home needs some attention as summer approaches, and we are looking for small groups and individuals to help! The Church Trustees will have a sign-up table after the worship services today for various jobs that need to be completed. We've received a gift from an anonymous church member to repair the broken irrigation system and to do some landscaping. In preparation for this we need to fix a retaining wall, spread mulch, weed and fix up the playground. No skills are necessary, only a willingness to make our church beautiful! Lunch will be provided at noon June 7. Times are flexible in the morning or afternoon. Contact: Lisa Schlarbaum, 303-748-1306 or Jack Lehr, 720-880-5218.


This year, Broomfield SHAREFEST is Saturday, June 7, 8am3pm. Christians all over Broomfield will come together to do service projects to benefit the community at Kohl Elementary and Broomfield High School. If you can spare a few hours to help Friday evening, June 6, with planning, or Saturday, June 7, with painting, gardening, etc., please contact Rev. Ed Black at the Presbyterian Church at 303-466-4433.


Do you enjoy conversing with brothers and sisters in Christ? Are you willing to visit BUMC members and friends in the hospital or at home? Are you compassionate and encouraging? If so, consider joining Heart to Heart, our BUMC visitation ministry. Contact: Thomas Cross, 720-880-5221.


Learn more about BUMC and what it means to be a member. The next class is Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. It is led by Pastor Ken Brown. If you plan to attend or need childcare, please call 720-880-5216.


A special thank you to the Sunrise Singers, Chancel Choir, Worship Belles, Glory Gals and Gabriel's Horns for your talent, time and commitment to our traditional worship services throughout the past year! Some of these singers and instrumentalists will continue to serve through out the summer with solos and ensembles. We want you to know that we truly appreciate your service!

Ministry News


Upcoming games are Wednesdays, June 4 at 6:30pm and June 11 at 7:30pm. Join us at SHAW field, north of the concession stand, at the city complex, one block east of the library and one block north of the post office. This is a great family event, and your cheering is much appreciated!


Seeking a Christian family to provide a loving home and care to a developmentally disabled man. Want to work from your home and enjoy caring for and giving to others? Consider being a Host Home Provider! You would welcome a friendly and cooperative 49-year-old retarded man to live with you in your care. He can walk, is somewhat verbal, and attends a day program. This is a paid position. Contact: Nancy Schmidt Kaster, 303-466-7989 or [email protected]

Michael and Nancy Schmidt Kastner have been ringing handbells in churches and communities for decades. Michael coaches, teaches, directs and rings bells at churches across the country. They have been involved with the bell choir at Mountain View UMC in Boulder. Michael is a former bell director at BUMC.


Looking for Smiling Friendly Faces to help one Sunday per month. Arrive 20 minutes prior to the Sunday worship service of your choice and help assure that everyone who arrives to worship is given a warm friendly welcome. You can provide this service by serving as a Greeter, Usher or Information Center Host. For more details or to volunteer your smiling face, contact Nancy Fredericksen at 303-466-9556 or [email protected]


BUMC Singles will be hiking to the Chautauqua in Boulder on Sunday, June 1! Please meet at the church at 1:30pm. We will drive from here. This is not a difficult hike, so all singles are welcome to participate! The next regular meeting is the following Tuesday, June 3 at 7pm in the Conference Room. Contact: Thomas, 720-880-5221.


We are in need of volunteers to help run the Coffee Cart on Sunday mornings. Interested? Contact Teresa James at 303-920-7155 or [email protected]


Scheduling a baptism or want to know more about this sacrament? Attend the next Baptism Class on Wednesday, June 25, at 6:30pm. Planning to attend or need childcare? Contact Mary Kate at 720-880-5216 or [email protected]


We're still looking for adult VBS volunteers! Contact Vicki Cromarty at 720-880-5227 or [email protected] if interested. Want to donate snacks for VBS? Check out the snack board in the lobby!


Help our Wheels to Worship ministry, which provides senior rides to and from our 11am Traditional Sunday Service! We are looking for drivers and hosts to assist the van driver one Sunday a month. You would help from 10am10:45am and 12pm12:45pm. Interested? Contact Marv Eakes at 303-469-0528 or [email protected]


Want to gain confidence in reading and studying the Scriptures? Join the summer small group, "How to Eat Your Bible." This eightsession course meets Sundays, 5:307pm in the Conference Room starting June 15. Study guide is $10. Beginning or advanced Bible students of all ages are welcome! Contact: Thomas Cross, 720-880-5221.


Apple Tree Christian Preschool & Kindergarten is now hiring for the Fall and has the following teaching positions available: Toddler Teacher, Pre-K Teacher, Teacher Aide, and 3's Teacher. Contact: Katie Oliver, 303-466-8365.


If you live near the church and would like to be in charge of locking up the church nightly around 10pm, contact Deb Dorough at 720-880-5222 or [email protected]


In conjunction with the Service of Healing and Prayer, Deea Frisbie, Darryl Todd and June Todd will be available by phone for anyone needing healing prayer, which is a form of intercessory prayer. We don't hold answers, but trust God to answer your petitions. You can reach Deea Frisbie at 303-475-6850 and Darryl Todd at 303-587-0351 or June Todd at 303-587-9645. Calls may be made between 9am and 9pm. If phones are busy, please leave a message with your name, phone number and call-back time.

Soccer Balls Find a Home

by Pete Smith This summer, 10 high school students are going to be heading up to the Crow Reservation in Montana to do a week-long missions trip. Most of the week will be spent either painting houses or playing with children. Thanks to Fran and Tom Milner and Marcia and Steve Soderberg, we will also be taking up 30+ soccer balls and a box of soccer shirts. The Milners, whose children participate in a club soccer league, decided to donate some of their

equipment to the kids on the Crow Reservation, and we are more than willing to be the delivery service of something that will surely give tons of summer fun.

Furniture Needed One of the formerly homeless families BUMC has sponsored needs the following furniture for the children: twin or toddler bed, dresser and night stand. Please call Janice Bailey, 303-420-2631, if you have these items to donate.


Stephen Ministers are members of BUMC who have gone through 50 hours of training in providing highquality Christian care to individuals experiencing a crisis or challenge such as divorce, grief, loss of a job, hospitalization, relocation or loneliness. Stephen Ministers are each assigned a care receiver and meet for about an hour a week. This caring relationship lasts as long as the care receiver needs it. For more information on becoming a Stephen Minister or to receive care from one, contact Judy McGoogan at [email protected] or DeAnna Johnson at 303-451-7092.


Due to recent demand, our Nursery Infant Room (age 0walking) is now open on Sundays for your convenience! Stop by and visit our loving nursery ministry staff. As always our toddler (walking2yrs) and 2-year-old rooms are also available. Please stop by the 300 wing on Sundaywe'd love to meet your precious little ones!

BUMC Staff Spotlight

Wish you knew more about the staff here at BUMC? Every newsletter, we will highlight a different staff member to better acquaint you with them.


Groups for women and men will discuss Richard Foster's book, Celebration of Discipline this summer! Diane Caro will lead a group for women, Mondays at 1pm in Room 101 starting June 2. Darryl Todd, Thomas Cross and Tucker Edwards will lead a men's group Wednesdays at 6:30pm in Room 106 starting June 11. Books are available from Thomas Cross for $17 (payable to him). Contact Thomas at 720-880-5221.

Say hello to our Ministries Assistant, Linda Schmidt. She joined the church staff part-time in March of 1999 as an Administrative Assistant, and started working fulltime as Ken's Executive Assistant in 2003. In 2007, she chose to go parttime again and now works with Thomas Cross, Vicki Cromarty & Pete Smith. Linda is originally from Rochester, MI. She moved to Colorado 25 years ago and has been married to Larry for 26 years. Linda is now an "empty nester" since her children (Erick, 25 & Karin, 23) are full-time students living away from home. Now that Linda works part-time, she has taken up watching the amazing birds that live in and pass through this beautiful state! You can contact Linda at 720-880-5226 or [email protected] Linda Schmidt


The FREE Summer Math and Literacy camps at BUMC are July 21July 31, 8:4511am, MondayThursday. Students entering the 2nd and 3rd grades are welcome! The camps need volunteer teachers and aides as well. Locations: United Methodist Church (Math), Salvation Army Building on Birch St. (Math), Emerald School (Literacy). Call Ellie McKinley at 303-466-0843 or Shelly Crawford at 303-438-5524 to register a child or to volunteer.


Join us as we read fun, popular works of fiction! We will meet in the BUMC Conference Room, 78:30pm on June 3 (information), July 1 (The End of the Alphabet), July 29 (Peony in Love) and August 26 (Water for Elephants). Contact: Alice Potter, 303-469-4917.


It's time to order berries! A sign-up sheet is located on the UWM bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall. All orders must be placed and paid for by June 24. See the sign up sheet for more detailed information. Contact: Elizabeth Broughall, 303-466-3851.

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