BROADWAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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ONLINE GIVING

All of our ministries are entirely funded by giving. Thank you for your commitment to God’s purposes through our faith community! 

OTHER WAYS TO GIVE

  • Mail a check to the church at 3338 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657.
  • Drop off a donation in our secure mailbox outside our front door.


2024: COMMIT, SEEK, SHARE

“On arrival, they got the church together and reported on their trip, telling in detail how God had used them to throw the door of faith wide open so people of all nations could come streaming in.” (Acts 14:27, The Message)

By completing and returning a pledge card, you are expressing your intent and affirming your desire to honor God with your resources. Returning your pledge card makes it possible for our church to plan and implement ministries without hesitation. Knowing your plans allows wise management of resources throughout the year. All ministries our church implements are dependent on the generosity of God's people.

 

You may fill out a pledge card at church, fill out a pledge form online, or contact the church office and let us know what you are pledging for 2024.


MISSION MINUTES

Because our believing affects our living, we are committed to making God’s love and justice known in Lakeview and beyond. We partner with a number of ministries locally and globally – both through giving of financial resources and giving of volunteer time. We see ourselves as people of faith who have both the privilege and responsibility to speak for those whose voices are marginalized, so we seek to be a prophetic voice in matters of justice – especially for those living in poverty, violence, or those who are victims of the “isms” of our society (heterosexism & homophobia; racism; sexism; able-ism; ageism; etc.). We see ourselves as people faith who are also meant to partner with God in easing suffering – so we pray that we do that in our efforts to collect food for the Lakeview Food Pantry, or by hosting Recovery groups in our space.  In addition, each month Broadway collects donations for a specific organization. Click here for the current Mission Minute as well as a list of past Mission Minutes.


COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY

The events of the past two years have affected us all differently and as we begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel, many are still struggling. The Community Food Pantry outside BUMC is there for anyone in need but it’s often EMPTY! We invite all who are able to pick up a few items next time you’re at the grocery store and drop them off in our Community Food Pantry! “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

 

Suggested items: canned meat or other protein items (tuna, salmon, chicken), crackers, peanut butter, canned soups and stews, canned fruits and vegetables, canned beans, pasta, rice, olive oil or Canola oil, powdered milk, spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion salt, oregano, etc.), granola bars, applesauce, nuts, instant mashed potatoes.

 

Items to Skip: items that have to be refrigerated, items with glass packaging, items that need can openers or other special equipment to open (pop-top cans are the best!), items that require too many extra ingredients, items that are expired, items that are homemade or have already been opened.


 iGIVE

FInd us on iGive hereOver 1,500 of the web’s best stores participate in this free program, and up to 26% of each purchase benefits our cause!


CLASP

This non-for-profit was started in 2014 to lend support to newly arrived immigrants who come to the US to find a safer space and place to live. In their home countries they often experience sexual orientation discrimination, as well as punishment as serious as death. As we well know, entry to the US  is not easy, especially when seeking asylum. The legal process is very complicated and intimidating. During these months and sometimes years, CLASP lends financial support by providing transportation passes, helping with basic needs and, if needed, some housing and legal help until the recipient can find work. CLASP is not a part of BUMC, but former pastor Lois Parr was one of the original organizers. Over the years several Broadway members have been a part of the steering committee, as well as our Pastor Alka. This is not a large organization, but the help and support is meaningful and the stories of discrimination tear the heart.


ESTATE AND FUTURE GIVING

Provide long-lasting support for your church through creative planning. Click here for more information from the United Methodist Foundation about planned giving resources, including charitable gift annuities, bequests, and free, no obligation will planning tools.