Serve the Community
Local Community Missions
Broadmoor Community Church is committed to a ministry of Critical Presence where we meet God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need: spiritually, physically, emotionally and/or economically. This means providing food and meals to those in need, tutoring or reading to young people, being in lasting relationships with others. You can accompany others on life’s journey or serve our community here:
Board of Missions and Westside CARES
Member churches of Westside CARES have voted to pursue the purchase of the building at 2808 W. Colorado to house all the services they provide. The real estate closing is expected by the end of August, 2013 with a move into the new facility in September. The bridge financing has been secured. Now we need help from the congregation! Remember that the Board of Missions will match annual donations from our church up to $3,300.00 for three years. Tours of the new building can be arranged by calling Steve Brown (389-0759).
B Street Pantry Food Collection
Broadmoor Community Church, along with Westside CARES, helped open a new food pantry on B Street in May 2012. The pantry has been utilized by many families in need and our demand for volunteers and food continues. Please consider bringing non-perishable items on Sundays and placing them in the food baskets outside the Otto Hall and Fireside Room, or bring to the church office during the week.
The B Street Pantry is located at 2027 B Street and is staffed by volunteers. Opportunities to help are always available. Go to Can You Help? or call the Church office 473-1807 for more information.
Elevate – Canon Elementary School
In September 2012, a new food pantry opened to provide a myriad of services to the local 8th Street area. The pantry will works with Skyway Elementary and District 12. In September 2013 the Elevate Food Co-op moved to Canon Elementary School and will only serve families within Cheyenne Mountain School District.
Meadows Park Community Center/Stratmoor Hills Community Center
Broadmoor Community Church has committed to walking alongside our local neighbors in need. The church has led the effort to keep Meadows Park Community Center open into 2012 and beyond through the creation of a broad-based partnership that involves businessmen, schools, government agencies, foundations and the faith community. The City of Colorado Springs and Broadmoor Community Church recently won a national award for their innovative work from the Alliance of Innovation-Transforming Local Government.
Lake Avenue Clean-Up
Every Saturday morning, weather permitting, members of the church meet in the church parking lot to collect trash along Lake Avenue. All are welcome to participate. Please contact Mary Kettle at 540-2868 for more information. During the fall and winter, we meet at 9:00 am. In spring and summer seasons, we meet at 8:00 am.
Lord’s Dinner at Sacred Heart Church
We rotate with other churches in the area to prepare and serve dinner at Sacred Heart Church, located at 2021 W. Pikes Peak Avenue in Old Colorado City. Members and friends of Broadmoor Community Church prepare and serve the meal every two months. The dinner is open to any member of the community in need. Go to Can You Help? or contact the Church Office at 473-1807.
Every Friday evening, members of Broadmoor Community Church prepare and deliver meals for 12-15 men at Mesa House. Mesa House is a temporary homeless shelter for men run by Steve Handen. If you would like to help prepare and deliver a meal, please contact Peg Jergensen at 527-6733.
Stratton Meadows Elementary School – Collecting Box Tops & Funds
This fundraising activity at Broadmoor Church provides money for books, school supplies and support for the Literacy Program at Stratton Elementary in early Fall. We also collect box tops to help. For a full list of products visit www.boxtops4education.com. Cut-out box tops may be placed in the container on the Resource Table in the Fireside Room.
Broadmoor Community Church is committed to a ministry of Critical Presence where we meet God’s people and creation at the point of deepest need: spirituality, physically, emotionally and/or economically. This means providing food and meals to those in need, tutoring or reading to young people, and being in lasting relationships with others. We strive to be an outpost for community and global service, responding to Christ’s call to show compassion and serve others. There are a variety of mission opportunities within our congregation, in the local community, nationally and throughout the world.
Our Mission Board makes grants to a variety of meaningful causes. But we also like to roll up our sleeves! Ultimately, the goal is to help make our world a better place.
Rocky Mountain Conference
Our church supports the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Church of Christ through ‘One Great Hour of Sharing’ (global disaster relief) and our regular mission giving. The Conference is engaged in many regional activities on our behalf. For more information, go to the Rocky Mountain Conference United Church of Christ.
Youth Mission Trips
We sponsor an annual Senior High Youth Mission Trip. This week-long mission experience for young people has included trips to Vancouver B.C., Canada; San Francisco, CA; New Orleans, LA; Cairo, Illinois; Bayou La Batre, Alabama; and Lame Deer, Montana and Manderson, South Dakota.
Adult Immersion Trips have included destinations in South Africa (2008) and Chiapas, Mexico (2011). Contact Jim Chapman (473-1807 x115) for more information.