A Brief Look at What's Coming Up

Please Note:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most on-site activities and meetings are suspended. 
Sunday Worship
Sunday, February 21
Windows of Heaven 
9:00 am Traditional
10:30 am Contemporary
9:00 am Children's Zoom
3:30 pm MS/Yth Zoom

Monday, February 22
12:00 pm  Zoom@Noon

Tuesday, February 23
7:00 pm Board Meeting

Wed., February 24
12:00 pm Video Vespers

Saturday, February 27
Virtual Women's Retreat

Monday, March 1
12:00 pm Caregivers and Grief Support Grp

Thursday, March 4
Caste Book Study Begins
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Sunday, February 21
"Window of Heaven:  Hearing God"
Mark 1: 9-15

"While he was coming up out of the water, Jesus saw heaven splitting open and the Spirit, like a dove, coming down on him. And there was a voice from heaven." (Mark 1:10-11)

Jesus marks his transition into ministry through baptism; an act of surrender. Some have said that we can't experience transformation in our lives until we reach such a moment of surrender ourselves. In such a moment, the window of heaven opens and Jesus hears the voice of God: "You are mine. You are chosen. You are my pride." Such words from God are important for all of us to hear... especially when what comes next is the push into the wild. Whose voice do you hear when you're in the throes of the wild yourself?
The five Wednesdays between Ash Wednesday and Holy Week will offer a brief mid-week meditation by our Pastors as they "Pray the Windows" of our city. Video Meditations will be shared via email by Noon each Wednesday and can be viewed at your convenience. Glean further insight into the Lenten season and join in the prayers at various windows of Columbia from City Hall, local schools, health departments and beyond. Opportunities for church members to partner with our Home Centered members in the sharing of these meditations are available and encouraged.
Children's "Virtual Pathways" 
The gospels are filled with stories of Jesus being welcomed into family homes.  Jesus is always entering, being invited, or being welcomed "under our roof" in meaningful and surprising ways.  This coming week our Children's Sunday School will begin exploring all the ways we invite Jesus into our homes and into our lives.  We hope your child will join us at 9:00 am each Sunday morning!  Aimee, our children's director, will be delivering the Virtual Pathways Sunday School kits this weekend. If you have not signed up to receive one, or do not have the Zoom link, just email her at

Middle-High School Youth 
Big things take preparation!  You practice hard for a championship game.  You rehearse repeatedly for opening night.  You study strong for a final exam.  But what about bigger things?  Blockbuster events!  Earth-shattering occasions that transform life as we know it? How do we prepare for that?! Join us for ARISE! as we prepare for a journey that leads to the biggest event of them all! Check your parent's email for the Zoom invitation for this new small group series beginning Sunday, February 21, at 7:00 pm.
Monday Zoom with Mark, Terry & John
Join your pastors and friends on the Zoom @ Noon. The group meets for a bit less than an hour, and you never know whose face you'll see or voice you'll hear! Mark, Terry and John will be available over the noon hour this Monday for conversation and reflection - the casual and important moments that we miss on Sunday morning!  Just click on the image and join the conversation.
Keeping You Informed...
Lent Devotional Partners Still Needed!
Based upon the success of Advent Devotional Partnerships, the Worship Ministry Team and CareLink Ministries are joining together again to create devotional partnerships during Lent. 

We are asking BCC members to volunteer to make a connection with our homebound members and share a daily devotion. Lent devotionals for use by both partners will be provided. Time is negotiable; perhaps meeting by phone M-W-F for 15-20 minutes. Partners will determine details. 

If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Ingrid at the Church Office, 573-445-5312 or  Also, if you know of anyone who is homebound who would welcome such partnership, please let Ingrid know. 

Register Now for Virtual Women's Retreat 

Click Here to register by tomorrow, Friday, February 19, at 
10:00 am. The retreat is free to all participants. All needed information and Zoom links will be provided in an email after you register.

Retreat materials bag pick up this Sunday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Pull up under the front awning and the bags will be brought out to you. After that, bags can be delivered or picked up in the office from Ingrid. 

Retreat Schedule
Friday:  Optional evening virtual meet-up hosted by Heather Harlan. 

8:30 am Prayerful Yoga
9:00 am Session 1 Keynote:  Jenny McGee "The Artist's Window"
11:00 am Craft Activity
12:30 pm Session 2 Keynote: Adonica Coleman "The Neighbor's Window"  
2:30 pm Quiet Time with options to engage in silence or walking 
5:30 pm Closing Worship

We pray this event will be one our spirits will benefit from in personal and communal ways as we hold a candle to the windows.
Need Help Getting Your Covid Vaccine?
Our CareLink team would like to provide support to our home based members to not only get registered for the vaccine, but also provide transportation to get the vaccine.  If you or someone you know would appreciate help with this, please contact Ingrid at the church office at 573.445.5312 or

In addition to the support we can provide, the health department is developing a program for getting the vaccine to home based people who meet Medicare classifications.  Please contact the health department at 573.874.2489 to make sure you are on the home vaccination list, even if you are on other lists. 
Caregiver & Grief Support Group Open to All 
Broadway's CareLink Ministry hosts a community-wide "Caregiver & Grief Support Group"  on the first Monday of each month from noon - 1:15 pm.  Although we usually meet in the BCC large conference room, we have been meeting by ZOOM for almost a whole year.  If you are a caregiver of a family member or friend or if you have lost your loved one and would like to join other survivors, please contact Patsy Dalton, facilitator, at or 573-356-6036.  This understanding, loving group could be just what you need!  Our next meeting is on March 1. 
Race Forward Book Study Begins March 4
The Race Forward group is coordinating a study of the book Caste:  The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson. The book compares racism in the United States to the Caste system in India and explores the way the racist strategies were used by Hitler and the Third Reich in Germany.  A kickoff for this book study is planned for March 4 on Zoom.  Groups are forming and most will start in March.  If you are interested in joining a group, please contact Don Day at or 573-819-7779.   

In addition to the various book study groups, we have invited some guest speakers who will address issues in the book.  All guest speaker sessions will be on Zoom and will be available to all groups. Our first Zoom session with a guest speaker is March 4.  Our speaker will be Dr. Brad Nichols from the MU History Department whose  research focuses on "Caste systems."
Friends & Family News...
Ken Askren, Missy Blocher, Gertie Combs, Richie Crosset, Jana Day, Luci Fichter, Dixie Fisher, Roger Fisher, Gay Gage, Gerry Gilbert, Joyce Godbee, Molly Frost Holmes, John Humlicek, Resa Kerns, Roma Kerns, Pat Klein, Barbara Maddex, Janie McArthur, Robert McArthur, Paul Meyer, Donna Million, Delta Murphy, Eileen Perry, Mary Regan, Cheryl Shigaki, Dorothy Sorrels, Evie Sprouse, Marty Taylor and family, Jim Thorne, Gretchen Volkert,  Beverly Walden, Ron & Jeanne Wright.

In Our Thoughts and Prayers
Jim and Brenda Dunne and family on the sudden death of Jim's brother Steve on February 10.
Birthdays This Week
February 18
Melissa Lowery
February 19
Norma Bennett
February 20
Doug Crouse, Claude Johnson, Lee Becker
February 21
Anna Miller
February 22
Mary Collins, Jim Thorne, Sally Fancher
February 23
Lysa Holmes
February 24
Aaron Tatum, Thea Hinrichs
February 25
Everett Lindell, Jim Ollar
In the Community...
Minority & Women Owned Business Expo

COMO Supplier Diversity Program is hosting its 5th Annual MWBE Business Week and Expo February 22 -26, 2021. This event will be hosted virtually and is open to the public for viewing. We are asking our community to visit our virtual site and get connected with some of the great small businesses in our area.  Check out the event Facebook page for more information. 
Home Heating Bill Assistance

Earlier this week, Governor Parson announced that the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Crisis Intervention Program will improve assistance offered to eligible low-income Missourians.

When a household's energy source has been shut off or is at risk of disconnection, the winter Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP), which runs November through May, pays the minimum amount needed on the fuel bill to get the household out of crisis. Starting this winter, ECIP will pledge the maximum disconnect amount (up to $800) toward an eligible participant's owed balance.

It is very important for low-income Missourians who have received a disconnect notice or know a disconnect notice is coming to get help now to prevent service disconnection at a later date. To learn more about the LIHEAP program, view this short video. Missourians can submit the LIHEAP application form online.

Missourians in need of information on LIHEAP, Food Stamp, Medicaid, Child Care Subsidy, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefit programs can visit Individuals can also apply for these services 24/7 online by visiting
Celebrate Black History Month
There are many events, films & readings being highlighted this month for us to learn more about our history! Join this Facebook group for updates on all the events happening around Como in recognition and celebration of Black History month!