Our next outing is scheduled for this Saturday, April 21. We’ll hike a portion of the E. Lakeshore Trail along Ft. Loudon Lake. The trail is out and back so you can go for as long or as short as you wish. It will be a relatively flat hike. Leave from the church parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Be sure to dress for the weather. Please make a reservation through the church office.
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On April 26, the Odyssey travelers will depart the church at 10:00 a.m. to travel to the Sweetwater area. We will visit Sweetwater Farms in Philadelphia, TN for samples and shopping of their fine selection of renowned cheeses. The farm store sells a wide selection of delicious cheeses and we will also visit TheUdderStory – a small display barn showing the process of cow milking to feeding the world. Following that, we will drive a few minutes to enjoy lunch at the famous Dinner Bell restaurant in Sweetwater for their world famous lunch buffet! The Dinner Bell features Southern favorites served in a unique and country way! We should return to the church by 2:00 p.m. The only charge is what you buy, what you eat, and a couple of dollars for the bus gas. To make a reservation you can click here or sign up in the pew pads.
Downtown Hospitality
BUMC Downtown Hospitality Committee in cooperation with the Downtown Maryville Association will be participating in the "Friday Night Lights" monthly events. We begin on Friday, April 27, from 5:30-8:30. Home Depot will be with us again. We set up on the sidewalk in front of the church. We need 9 volunteers. 5 to help build with Home Depot, 2 for water distribution and 2 for pointing the way to our restrooms and to answer any questions that our visitors might have about our church.
 Please contact Lisa Hendrickson or the church office to volunteer.  
Summer Fun at Camp Wesley Woods
From first grade through through high school, CWW offers a great experience for all. There are Day Camp, Half Week and Full Week sessions. A $50 gift certificate is available for every Broadway child who attends. Additional financial assistance is also available. Contact Pastor Laura before you make your reservation in order to receive the $50 or additional support.  The deadline for this support is April 30.
Brochures with camp information are available in the church office or click here for more information.
April 22
4th Sunday of Easter

"Laughing with God at Respectibility"

 Scripture: I Corinthians 4:10-12
Rev. Laura Rasor

4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, April 19
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - UMW Leadership Mtg.
12:30 pm - 4H STEM
5:00 pm - Deadline for 4/24 Newsletter Articles
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801
6:00 pm - Let's Grow Worship Mtg.
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, April 20
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA Culinary
3:00 pm - 4H STEM
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838

Saturday, April 21
9:30 am - Broadway Hikers
1:30 am - Karen Harville Recital
Sunday, April 22
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, April 23
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
6:00 pm - Outreach
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536
6:30 pm - Cub Scout Leader Mtg.
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, April 24
8:30 am - PDO
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 am - PDO
4:00 pm - Confirmation
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir
Sunday April 29
One Combined Service At 10:30 am
On Sunday, April 29, we’ll be having one combined service at
 10:30 a.m. Afterwards, there will be a lunch, which is being coordinated by the United Methodist Women (as a 5th Sunday Lunch instead of their usual 5th Wednesday). There will be time on that day to share more about the Summer Worship Schedule and opportunities to get involved. We’re also going to brainstorm names for each of the services (some way to describe and identify the 8:30, 10:00 and 11:15)
so you can help with that, too.
Summer Worship Schedule on Broadway
10 weeks from June 3 – August 5

8:30 a.m. - Prayer and Praise Service
 (30 minutes; volunteer musicians)
9:00 a.m. - Sunday School
10:00 a.m. - Traditional Service
11:15 a.m. - Non-Traditional Service (with current Praise Band)
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. - Coffee Hour/Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)

Puerto Rico Mission Trip Meeting
We will be organizing our mission trip to Puerto Rico on Tuesday, May 1 at 7pm. We will meet in room 407. If you are interested in helping rebuild homes and sanctuaries after the hurricane devastation, please plan to attend. Our goal is to organize a team of 8 volunteers; we will look at possible dates (a week in Nov, Dec, or Jan), figure out expenses and resources for funding, evaluate our skills and make application through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission. Volunteers who have building skills or can speak Spanish would be especially welcome. The Puerto Rico Methodist Church will provide rustic lodging and meals. For more information, please contact Mary Margaret Eckhardt, marymeckhardt613@gmail.com.
On Sunday, May 6, we will have a time of recognition and sharing from our graduates (high school, college and graduate school). So far our list includes: Jessica McCausland, Kyle Wright, Madeline Wimmer, Connor Brown, Ellie Johnson, Caroline Moss and Jenny Kate McBride. Please contact the church office if you know of additional members.
The United Methodist Men are sponsoring our annual golf tournament
on Saturday May 19, 2018. This will be held at the Green Meadow
Country Club in Alcoa and will have a shotgun start at high noon.
The cost for golfers is $60 which includes the cart fee.
For those who would like to show your support for the golfers
and for the efforts of the UMM, Hole Sponsorship's are available. For only $50, you can have a sign with your name placed at a tee box
expressing your well wishes. We would appreciate your support by
one or both of the ways listed above. Thanks for helping us to give back
to our church and community through Broadway UMM. For more information click here to contact Drexel Tiller

Kids Club Year End Program
May 9 th at 5:30 p.m. will be our Kids Club Year End Program. Our kids will present a short little program followed by a light dinner. There will also be a time of sharing as we learn how we can help our Hispanic neighbors. Please call the church office if you plan to join the dinner. 

Vacation Bible School Help Wanted!!
Our June 4-7 Vacation Bible School will be here before we know it! I am excited at all the help I already have lined up. David and Laura will be doing our Bible Stories, Megan will be leading games, Patsy is doing the science activity, and Lisa and Gerri will be doing crafts. Kim Hill is organizing our snack suppers again this year. Even though the “bones” of our VBS are in place we still could use some assistants for our activities, people to help shepherd kids around, and help with meals. We will begin setting up the fellowship hall Saturday June 2 nd beginning at 10:00. Most of the work will be moving tables and chairs but there will be some decoration to do as well. All are welcome to come help if you are interested and have that day free. If you would like to help with the meals/kitchen send an email to khill1957@gmail.com. If you are interested in helping out in other areas or with Saturday’s set up please send an email to Jennifer_mcintyre@hotmail.com.
Calling All Super Heroes
Since 1986, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Blount County, Tennessee has helped women cope with unplanned pregnancies and consider their options in a compassionate and supportive environment. On May 5, 2018, the Pregnancy Resource Center will hold their annual Superhero Life Walk and 5k at Sandy Springs Park. They would love to have members of Broadway join them as they raise funds to impact the lives of women and men that are facing unplanned pregnancies. Register online at Run4PRC.com . Last spring we supported the Pregnancy Resource Center by filling baby bottles with change. This year we can support again by walking and/or running.
  • Jim Cunningham at Shannondale Assisted Living in Knoxville
  • Zak Weaver, Broadway member and son in law of Paul & Pam Barker
  • Ann Watson, recovering from eye surgery
  • Robert McClanahan
  • Patsy, eye surgery in May
  • Ronald Sherwood and family
  • Blanche Boone
  • Jacky
  • Tommy
  • Kyle Kostowitz, 1st grader fighting leukemia

April 8:30 am Service
22 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays

April 10:35 am Service
22 - Ron and Pat Matthews
29 - Brennan and Alice Croft
Contact Ruthie Barton bartonr@mac.com
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
April 28, 2018  9:00-11:00AM
Your prayers, your gifts, your service
and continued commitment
to this ministry is very much appreciated.

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Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192