Alka's Angle October 1, 2021

Dear Broadway Family,


Thank you, beloved family, for giving me the freedom to get away and catch some much needed retreat time. I look forward to the time and will share information on a few important events that are happening around the conference.


  • Today, our conference invites us to a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” from 6am to 5pm via Zoom.
  • Laura Stack, the founder of Johnny's Ambassadors, lost her 19-year-old son, Johnny, to suicide on November 20, 2019. She will be discussing the loss of her son, Johnny, and the dangers of today’s potent marijuana on adolescent brain development, and the connection of youth marijuana use to mental illness and suicide, on Tuesday, Oct 12th @ 11:00am. If you are interested, click here to register.
  • Mark your calendar for an All-Conference Worship Service on Nov 14th at 3:30pm at Our Saviour's UMC in Schaumburg. Guest preacher will be Rev. Olu Brown, Senior Pastor Impact Church in Atlanta, GA with the theme "Tending to the Harvest." Livestream will be available and details will be shared later.
  • Finally, I want to share that the Annual Conference has its second session on this Saturday, starting at 9:00am. The conference will be on Zoom with only the voting members able to log in, but it will be live-casted on our conference facebook page at


Beloveds, I hope you will be able to attend some of these events -- try to learn more about the conference and or participate in the prayer vigil, learn about the impact of marijuana in people’s lives.


Yes, the world we live in is filled with pain, anxiety, competition and the desire to have better, do better and look better. In this competitive world, may we stay focused on the most important thing: to be in relationship with our siblings, to offer care for one another, to love unconditionally, to stand in support of each other, and to work towards building God’s kin-dom here and now. And, as always, I am with you in this work, and I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday!