All Saint's Sunday
We will celebrate "All Saints Day" on November 1 at the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary at Broadway UMC. We will remember loved ones who were members at Broadway, as well as family members who are no longer with us. During this time we will give thanks to God for the promise of the resurrection and the gift of everlasting life. Natalie Sleeth's hymn, "Hymn of Promise" joyously proclaims: "In our end is our beginning; in our time infinity; in our doubt there is believing; in our life, eternity. In our death, a resurrection; at the last, a victory, unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see."
The names of loved ones will be read in the worship service and a candle will be lit in remembrance of them. We would also like to share a photo of your loved one. When each person's name is read, we will have a special ringing of the Broadway Bell, which has been part of Broadway's history since its founding. John Wesley, founder of the Methodist movement, enjoyed and celebrated All Saints Day. In a journal entry from November 1, 1767, Wesley calls it “A festival I truly love.” On the same day in 1788, he writes, “I always find this a comfortable day.” The following year he calls it “a day that I peculiarly love.”
We would like to invite you or someone from your family to participate in the All Saint's Day service by lighting a candle in memory of your loved one. If you are unable to attend, please call or email the church office. If you prefer to join the service online and maintain social distancing, your loved one's name will be lifted up in the service.