Alka's Angle June 3, 2022

Dear Broadway Family,


June is always a special month at Broadway! It is PRIDE MONTH!!! For the last 2 years we have not been able to celebrate the month with full energy, but now we are BACK IN PERSON!!! Let us join for all the celebrations, and fun activities.


  • As you already know- we are starting a new 4 week sermon series, based on Obery M. Hendricks Jr’s book, The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted,” during which we will focus on the message of liberation that Jesus brought for all people- defending the least, the last and the forgotten, and demanding justice for all. Please join us for all 4 sessions and I would love to hear your responses and reactions each or any Sunday.
  • Following Jesus’ command to help our siblings in creation, we are collecting school supplies which we will distribute to any and all desiring kids in September, Please bring your donations on Sundays or any day during the week when the office is open. You can always leave them at the parsonage door also.
  • In keeping with the quest for justice for all and accessibility of healthcare for all people- we have scheduled vaccination clinic at Broadway on the first two Sundays of June- June 5th and 12th, from 11am till 2pm. You can get any of the four vaccines (Vaccine 1 or 2, and Booster 1 or 2) on these days- so please sign up here for your spot. Registration is required!
  • We will worship in the yard on the 2nd Sundays of each summer month, so come prepared to be outside on June 12th for worship and later for picnic. Jon Fallon will let us know what he needs from us as he continues his plans.
  • We will have PRIDE PARADE this year, and the Chicago Coalition of Welcoming Churches will be marching in it! The theme for 2022 is "Embracing all and loving boldly". If you will march with us, please register here. We want as many participants as possible to show the world that our church welcomes and celebrates all persons!


Oh, and a few more unrelated things-    


  • the sub team working on “ReImagine Broadway Property” has received great feed back from some of you but they are looking for your response to their survey, so if you have not filled the survey yet- here is your last chance! Survey closes on Tuesday, June 7th.
  • As I had shared earlier, the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) invites us to join in the work of liberation by joining United Methodist around the globe to participate in a 6 week Racial Justice Prayer and Action challenge, beginning with Juneteenth Sunday, when GCORR will post prayers, every day, on Social media, Additional challenges will help us to put our prayers into action. If you have not signed up yet, you can use this link to register and learn about the challenge. 


Beloveds, Jesus healed, taught, spoke with passion and looked at people with compassion, but Jesus also over turned the tables of money changers and spoke against the abuse of power by the Roman authorities. He called out the wrongs he witnessed, and did not shy away from standing against the oppressive practices. We are called to do the same. We are called to ‘seek justice, love kindness and walk humbly with our God’ always. May we continue to strive to do our best, be our best and do all we can to leave a livable world for the generations to come, and a safer place for our generations. And remember God loves you and so do I, and I look forward to seeing you in worship.