Adult Opportunities

Adult Opportunities at Broadmoor Community Church, UCC promote self-discovery, healthful living, creativity and community. Creating a holistic and welcoming space for life-long spiritual development and personal growth is the reason these opportunities exist. With deep respect for nature, the arts, sacred texts, dialogue and diversity, we come together in a myriad of forums, such as:

  • presentations
  • seminars
  • classes
  • retreats
  • coaching/spiritual direction

These sessions occur with regular and seasonal programs described in this section of our site.

We invite you to join us as we seek to understand what it means to become more fully aware of our spiritual identities, and to provide opportunities and assistance for those seeking a personal path of discovery and enrichment, joy and peace.

For class dates and times please check the church calendar found on the Home page.

Every October, Broadmoor Community Church brings more than 35 nonprofit organizations together, to sell hand-designed clothing, jewelry, coffee, and various original items created by local artisans in the developing world. All proceeds from World Holiday Market are directed back to each artisan, empowering these individuals to purchase goods and services, such as education and medical assistance, building infrastructure in their communities and helping them create a sustainable living for their families. While these nonprofit organizations are able to educate the public about the needs of disadvantaged peoples of the world, the Market gives the community an opportunity to purchase truly unique items for themselves and at the same time help those less fortunate. If interested in having a booth or volunteering in 2017, please contact Patty or Kathi at or See you there!

For many people, reading is a source of stimulation for the mind and the soul. The written word can heighten our awareness of God’s presence and motivate us to attend to matters of a spiritual nature. You are invited to join with others who wish to share insights gleaned from their reading. This group meets the last Monday of the month at the Agia Sophia Bookstore/Coffee Shop located at 2901 W. Colorado Avenue from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. No meetings are held during the summer.

Contact Tom Stella (648-3939) if you have any questions. If you would like to receive Book Group email notices, please send your address information to”


Latitudes and Altitudes

This book club meets bi-monthly and welcomes new members, whether you’ve read the book or not. Times and place may be changed, so please contact MarySue Widman at mwildman6@aol.ocm or at 634-8942 if you wish to join us. The booklist for 2017 is as follows:

September 15, 2016 7:00 PM
Fordlandia by Greg Grandin
November 17, 2016 7:00P.M.
Hidden America by Jeanne Marie Laska
January 19, 2017 7:00 P.M.
The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
March 16, 2017 – 7:00 PM
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
May 18, 2017 7:00 PM
In the City of Bikes by Pete Jordon
What do we do during a laughter session? We clap, we breathe, and we laugh! We also experience a period of silent, spiritual reflection. Laughter strengthens the immune system, relieves stress and pain, and is fun. Laughter sessions are not about telling jokes or being funny; rather, they are childlike, playful and joyful. Laughter puts group participants in a positive frame of mind and gradually makes them positive thinkers. Laughter sessions are a complete package for physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. For more information contact For more information contact Gary Foote (473-0716).

We meet on Monday mornings at 9:00 to 10:00 am in the Otto Fellowship Hall.

Soul Link Retreat

Soul Link Retreat: Saturday, January 14, 9:00am (registration) 9:30am-2:00pm (retreat). Cost, $30 early registration (by January 10), $35 at the door. Lunch is included. Scholarships available. Information: Tom Stella 719-648-3939. This is an opportunity to reflect on and create dialogue about our hopes, fears, and faith in the face of the unknown. Check out the website at

 Combined Beginning and Intermediate classes

Tuesdays, 9:00am Glenview Room. Teacher Lauren Ferrara (337-0821 or

Thursdays, 9:00am Glenview Room. Teacher Suzanne Bishop (313-6876 or

Pillar Institute for Lifelong Learning offers a weekly discussion group called the Philosophical Cafe. This is a forum for intelligent, stimulating conversations on a variety of topics. This very active Cafe group meets in the Otto Fellowship Hall each Tuesday throughout the year at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. For more information, contact Charlie Coon 719-636-2004.

Interested in spiritual coaching that provides support and guidance either privately or through various retreats.Tom Stella is the co-founder and director of Soul Link, Inc., a non-profit organization whose mission is to create opportunities for spiritual seekers to meet and nourish one another’s lives. Tom is a hospice chaplain, spiritual director, retreat facilitator and the author of two books, The God Instinct and A Faith Worth Believing. Fees for spiritual direction can be negotiated on an ability-to-pay basis. Contact Tom Stella at 719-648-3939 or for more information. You can also go to his website

Give yourself the gift of yoga! Come to Broadmoor Community Church for a yoga class from 9-10 am on Wednesdays and Fridays. A regular yoga practice can lead to less frequent body pain, more restful sleep and a more peaceful mind set. Yoga helps to develop a strong mind-body connection with opportunity to withdraw inward. This leads one to a more balanced and relaxed mental state. Invest in yourself and receive the many gifts consistent yoga practice can offer. Drop in rate is $12.00 per session or you can purchase 4 classes for $40.00 (with childcare, drop in rate is $15.00; 4 classes is $45.00). *Alison Nichols is a Yoga Alliance Certified teacher of the Vinyasa tradition. This flowing style of yoga links breath with movement as a therapeutic approach for the body. Bring your yoga mat, water and any other props you like to use and dress in layers. Prepare for a fun, challenging and spiritual practice. This class is for all experience levels. Classes are held in the Glenview Room and on the Upper Deck in the summer (weather permitting). During school holidays please call the church office at 719-473-1807 to ensure classes are being held. For more information, contact Alison Nichols at 719-963-5060.

Wednesdays at 6:00pm, beginning January 4. $10 donation suggested. Contact Sally Meadows, 719-659-7103 or

Congregations Alive!: A RMCUCC Conferenece in Englewood, CO. For pastors, organizers, activist, educators, youth ministry leaders and volunteer leaders. February 2-4, workshops ignite our ministries. Check out the schedule and courses at Marta Fioriti and Lynn Hurst will be leading a workshop on Multigenerational Worship. Let us know if you would like to attend any of the other offerings and we can car pool!