BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

UPCOMING EVENTS


08 December 2019

ADVENT FLOWER ORDERS

Orders for Advent Flowers are due on Sunday, December 8th.


Wednesdays at 7pm (November 27, December 4, and December 11)

ADVENT STUDY

Low: An Honest Advent Devotional

Amidst the bright lights and wrappings of a sentimentally saturated Christmas season, we tend to forget about the gritty, messy reality of the Advent story as it was experienced 2,000 years ago. In this honest Advent devotional, we are reminded that God came to meet us in the low places of our lives, and that Jesus continues to come low this Advent season. When we plant our feet firmly in the dirt of everyday life, we see Jesus meeting us in the low places. As we walk the road of Advent, Jesus reminds us the invitation is not to escape this world to an elevated Heaven somewhere else, but to bring Heaven down. “God with us” is Jesus, getting low. You can get the devotional book from Pastor Alka, at a discounted price of $4, thanks to a generous donation of a Broadway member. Facebook event here.


14 December 2019; 1-3pm

LEAP OF FAITH

Northbrook UMC (1190 Western Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062).

R.S.V.P.: David Braden & Sue Laurie, CoFacilitators.

 

The purpose of this gathering is to bring together local churches and communities in the Northern Illinois Annual Conference to consider going through an official discernment process—modeled on the process developed in the New England Annual Conference—to determine whether they desire to remain in or leave the denomination. We do not know what the future holds for the UMC, but times such as these call for a Leap of Faith. More information is available on the flyer.


UPCOMING CHURCH MEETING

  • Church Conference on Sunday, December 15, after the 11am Festival Service.

 

This meeting is open to the congregation.


18 December 2019; 7pm

BLUE CHRISTMAS SERVICE

Blue? Yes, blue as in the blues...As in “I am feeling blue.” Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with life circumstances makes parties and joviality painful for many people. If this describes you, join us for a Blue Christmas Service on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00pm. We hope to create sacred space for people living through difficult times to participate in a worship service that is accepting where folks are, and holding out hope. Facebook event here.

 


LOOKING AHEAD

  • Movie Night on Saturday, December 21st at 5pm.
  • Christmas Eve services will be at 4:30 and 7pm.
  • Christmas Carol Sing on Sunday, December 29. ONE SERVICE at 11am. Join us for a service of singing! Our Director of Music Ministries, Robert Galbreath, Jr., will lead the congregation in Christmas carols, prayers, and hymns.
  • Kwanzaa Service on Sunday, January 5. ONE SERVICE at 11am. (Our observance of Holy Communion will move from the 1st Sunday of the month to the 2nd Sunday of the month — January 12.)

GETTING TO BROADWAY CHURCH

We have a small parking lot off of Buckingham to the rear of the church that you are welcome to use when attending church functions. There is also metered parking and street parking nearby, but please note permit parking restrictions. The 36 bus stops near our front door, and we are about a 10-15 minute walk from either the Belmont or Addison el stations. You can get driving directions or public transportation options here. Our building is accessible at both entrances and we have a lift to our basement area. Other questions? Please feel free to contact us at 773-348-3679 or by email!


​​​​​​​SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE

  • Service of Prayer & Meditation at 9am
  • Broadway Choir at 10am
  • Fellowship Time at 10am
  • Adult Sunday School at 10:15am
  • Festival Service at 11am

BROADWAY CHOIR REHEARSALS

Thursdays at 7pm; Sundays at 10am

The Broadway United Methodist Choir is a dynamic opportunity for anyone who loves to sing to contribute to ministry. The choir welcomes singers of all experience levels, and we pursue a diverse repertoire. Join us for rehearsals Thursday evenings at 7:00pm and Sunday mornings at 10am! Questions?  Contact  Robert Eldridge Galbreath, Jr., Director of Music Ministries, at ziggy6870@gmail.com.


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sundays at 10:15AM

Please join us for our lay-led Lectionary Study where we meditate, reflect, and discuss the lectionary scripture readings. The lectionary readings can be found here. We study two weeks in advance.


LECTIONARY STUDY

Wednesdays at 7PM

Please join us for our lay-led Lectionary Study where we meditate, reflect, and discuss the lectionary scripture readings. The lectionary readings can be found here. We study two weeks in advance.



18 January 2020

SAVE THE DATE: WINTER WARMING 2020




BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

COMMUNITY & CONNECTION SUNDAY

On the first Sunday of every month, Communion and Community Sunday, Broadway celebrates God’s expansive welcome with a communion service, welcoming all to God’s table. We also use this opportunity to do some special celebrations of the Broadway community—celebrating birthdays for the upcoming month and giving a special welcome to visiting friends and family. We will continue to celebrate visitors every Sunday, but we especially encourage the Broadway congregation to use Communion and Community Sundays as a chance to issue a special invitation to friends and family to join us in celebrating that we are all beloved children of God.