Alka's Angle January 16, 2021

Dear Broadway Family,

10 months! On March 15, 2020, we had our first zoom worship! 10 months have passed! And even though we know the end is on the horizon, it is not here quite yet -- so for a little longer, we will need to stay put and do the best with what we have! I invite us to be intentional in checking on our friends, family members and neighbors. Every human being is living with some level of stress and challenges in these days. Be gentle with folk, especially those who serve you and help you. 

I want to take this moment to thank every single person who has volunteered their time, learned new ways and platforms, and has helped the church in these last 10 months. We are grateful for your time and your willingness to help. 

This coming week will be a busy one for us. We start the week with our “Chili Cook-off and Poetry Slam” to celebrate MLK day, on Monday, January 18; 5:30-7:00 p.m.


Of course it is a VIRTUAL event, so make your own chili (feel free to use one of the recipes that is being shared on fb and on our events page), get canned chili or order some! We will start with dinner at 5:30pm and then participate in the program! If you desire to participate, let Satia Orange know.



On Tuesday, our country is invited to a National COVID-19 Memorial Service at 6:00pm by “turning off your lights and electronics and stepping outside to your driveway or balcony, or outside of your workplace, to light a candle and observe a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19.” Churches are invited to ring the church bells. Anyone available and willing to come out to the church, please join us. (I will have candles for us.) 



On Inauguration day, our Mayor Lori Lighfoot invites “all of the churches in the City of Chicago to ring their church bells for one minute at 11am CST around the time when the Oaths of Office are to take place.” 


I invite you to hold the week and these events in your prayers as we have been warned of the possible armed protests in the country. Let us pray for a peaceful transfer of power and an uplifting celebration of the life of MLK day! 


And, let us commit to continuing our work as an anti-racist and ‘justice-seeking’ community. Let us be agents of love and peace in this world. Let us reclaim our faith and God who is neither biased nor partial.  And remember, I am always your partner in this work of justice!