CELEBRATING GOD'S LOVE FOR ALL PEOPLE
Many hands & hearts keep our community going…thank you! Thanks to all those who are on board or have stepped up to the plate so willingly to take on the routine tasks that need to be done at Broadway. There are volunteer liturgists and gospel readers, those who prepare the Chancel each week, those who help with Sunday School (children and adults) and Children’s Church, weekly ushers, our media team, those who work hard to provide a safe program for the youth in the neighborhood, those who do the extra music – early services and children’s choir, all of you who bring goodies for the coffee hour and those who come early to set-up and those who stay after to clean up, those who are watchful about what needs to be done around the building, and then those who stay and count the Sunday offerings. It takes all of these every-week-volunteers for Broadway to continue its ministry. We are grateful for you!
Please prayerfully consider what your part will be in this wonderful mosaic. We need everyone in the village to help. There is a spot waiting for you!
An important part of Sunday mornings! Are you able to arrive about 8:30am to make coffee? If so, please contact Rev. Alka.
Love to greet others? The usher is often the first face of Broadway to a guest/visitor...so your ministry of welcome is important. Let Rev. Alka know if you would like to participate in this ministry.
Broadway's Media Team
Media Gurus! We need you! We are in process of building a media team that would be available to create and implement media presentations on Sunday and for other services. If you have an expertise or are willing to learn, please contact Rev. Alka. Thank you.
Adult Education Hour
We are in need of leaders for our Adult Education Hour. Let Rev. Alka know if you are interested!
A Message from the Sowers
Hey Broadway, Want to branch out to try something new? Something productive? Maybe help others in the process? Come up with new ideas to enhance others’ lives? Or perhaps you want to feel more a part of our Broadway community. Here it is. Bring your ideas and energy to a place that makes a difference - the Broadway Sowers. We are a group who plans and helps organize events such as Broadway’s MLK day chili cook-off/poetry slam, indoor winter farmer’s market, local/fair trade market in the fall, our Thanksgiving community dinner, food drives at grocery stores, and choosing Broadway’s monthly Mission Minutes. If you feel the Sowers calling you, please contact Paula Roderick.
Children’s Education Time
Our Youth Ministry is so important to our congregation. We have some great leaders and we need more! If you have interest in shaping and supporting our Young Christians you are invited to join the team. Contact Rev. Alka for more information. Our children are our future!
Lakeview Pantry needs our help in replenishing their winter supply of food and hygiene products. Most needed items are 100% shelf-stable fruit juice, canned soups, canned beef stew and chili, dried beans, deodorant, toothpaste, shaving gel, and shampoo. Of course all non-perishable food donations and staples such as tuna (self-opening can) and peanut butter are always welcome. You can place donations in the basket at the altar on Sundays or outside the sanctuary on weekdays. Let's give our help to this organization who has been so generous to us! Questions? Contact Susan Armstrong.
CLASP was established in early 2014, in partnership with the Broadway United Methodist Church, following the LGBT-FAN inaugural retreat. CLASP aims to provide direct living support and welcoming environments to asylum seekers. The group is currently seeking to connect with local human service providers and develop fund-raising and service provision strategies. Click here to download flyer.
To donate to CLASP, click our donate button above and indicate "CLASP" in the special contribution box.
ESTATE AND FUTURE GIVING
You may have attended a presentation at Broadway UMC on the importance of estate and future planning, especially for LGBTQ people. The United Methodist Foundation was privileged to co-sponsor the event. At the end of the session we explained that the Foundation is making available new planned giving resources. A logical next step using concepts heard in the presentation is to plan – or perhaps revise – your will. I am pleased to let you know our website has now launched! And the resources include free, no obligation wills planning tools. I believe you will find the guide, the video helps and the online planner to be helpful as you take the next important step in estate planning. Here is the link. You can find this and many other resources for planned giving by visiting our website homepage, www.nicumf.org and clicking on “planned giving”. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
The Dream of God shall be carried in strong hearts and gentle hands.
Janet L. Boryk, Director of Planned Giving, UM Foundation
312.346.9766, ext 706
2017 Stewardship: Draw the Circle Wide
We currently have $90,601 in pledges from 38 households! Thank you!
“I give because I believe in the mission and the people of Broadway United Methodist Church. I give because all people are welcome, not in spite of who they are but BECAUSE of who they are.”
“I give because Broadway church has a history and a present of life-saving ministry to all persons, and I want to help the work continue.”
“I give because I believe in the mission of Broadway Church to reach out to the community, especially those who are feeling outcast and rejected.”
If you have not yet made your 2017 pledge, simply print and fill out a pledge card, fill out a pledge form online or contact the church office at (773) 348-2679 or firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you are pledging for 2017.
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