Broomfield United Methodist Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018

The Curbing Violence Initiative

After the December shootings in Newtown, Conn., a group of concerned individuals began meeting at BUMC to consider what positive actions might be taken to counteract such violence. Approximately fifty people have attended one or more of series of meetings related to this topic. In addition to the large number of BUMC members who participated, representatives of other churches, community agencies, non-profit organizations and neighborhood schools have also become involved. From this process and effort, several areas of actions have evolved.



The Community and Connections Working Group has understood our task to be facilitating connections between the larger Curbing Violence group and Broomfield community members not yet part of the conversation as action steps develop(ed). We have engaged leaders from two churches besides BUMC and also helped to bring together a broad community group to support an effort to curb violence through involvement in two elementary schools where a sizable percentage of students come from families who are living below the poverty line and navigating difficult situations which make students at-risk for violence.