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 this 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.
World Tai Chi & Qigong Day
On the last Saturday of April at 10:00 am local time worldwide, the world is invited to join in on mass Tai Chi and Qigong teach-ins and exhibitions held in over 70 nations. This educational event brings people together across ethnic, racial, religious, and geopolitical borders in a celebration of personal and global health and healing.
Join us for and hour of Tai Chi demonstrations and practice. All are welcome to watch or to participate in this free event.
Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Great Hall
314 W. Broadway St., Maryville TN
For more information or to have your group included in the program contact Mary Pope at 566-3190 or
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,
The Broadway UMW Book Club will meet on May 3, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the church library. Ginny West Case will present 50 Women Every Christian Should Know by Michelle DeRusha. 
This is from the Leadership Development category. The book focus is 50 incredible women who boldly stepped out in faith and courage from Catherine of Siena to Susanna Wesley; Harriet Tubman and Corrie ten Boom. Please bring a friend and join us.
Graduate Recognition Sunday
Next 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, Benton N. Taylor. Please contact the church office if you know of additional members.
April 29
5th Sunday of Easter
10:30 am - One Combined Service

"Laughing With God At Life"

 Scripture: Romans 8:18, 26, 31-39
Rev. Laura Rasor

6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, April 26
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Odyssey Trip
12:30 pm - 4H STEM
2:45 pm - BHEA Swing Dance
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, April 27
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA Culinary
3:00 pm - Food Pantry Set Up
5:30 pm - Downtown Maryville - Friday Night Lights
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838

Saturday, April 28
9:00 am - Brown Food Pantry
Sunday, April 29
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:30 am - One Conbined Worship
11:30 am - Church wide Lunch

Monday, April 30
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
4:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20044
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, May 1
8:30 am - PDO
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts
7:00 pm - Puerto Rico Mission Trip Meeting

Wednesday, May 2
8:30 am - PDO
4:00 pm - Confirmation
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir
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 . 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.

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 If you are interested in helping out in other areas or with Saturday’s set up please send an email to
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)

Volunteer Needs for Summer Worship Schedule

● Shepherds for Each of the 3 Services – These are folks who will commit to attend one of the services for that 10 weeks and help provide some consistency, feedback and welcome. Will serve as a focus group to share feedback with Let’s Grow Worship Team. So we’ll need a small group for each of the services: 8:30, 10:00 and 11:15. 
● Floaters – These are folks who are willing to use this opportunity to try out and experience the different times and styles, again with the hope of providing feedback and welcome. These volunteers will also serve as a focus group to share feedback with Let’s Grow Worship Team. This can be a good position to serve in while also identifying particular people to invite and encourage to come with you.
● Coffee/Fellowship Time Hosts – From 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. each Sunday, the Fellowship Hall will be available for conversation and connecting. We’re looking for groups and/or individuals who are willing to serve as hosts during that period. Coffee and juice will be provided but we’re looking for volunteers to help with set up and clean up, to bring other goodies and to provide hospitality. Maybe your Sunday School Class could actually meet there one Sunday and offer an emphasis on fellowship and getting to know each other. Who knows, maybe you can even recruit some new class members!
● Growth Team – volunteers interested in talking with and listening to new people and how we might draw them to the church; interested in intentionally developing ways to invite and listen to people in the community we may know or in our neighborhoods who may be looking for a way to connect with a church. Team members will meet together and brainstorm ideas and actions.
Sign up sheets are in the Fellowship Hall or you can contact the church office.
Our next hike is scheduled for Saturday, May 19. Meet at the church at 9:30 a.m. Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. Sign up through the church office so that we can let you know of any schedule adjustments.
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

  • Jim Cunningham at Shannondale Assisted Living in Knoxville
  • David Forkner at BMH
  • Pastor Laura’s father, Gene, cancer is spreading, starting new medication
  • Don Riggs (Phillip Ivey’s cousin in Indiana) terminally ill
  • Nan Taylor and Family in the death of Nan’s oldest sibling, Steve Krause
  • Marcia LaRocco (Richard and Kim Cline’s daughter) diagnosed with B cell lymphoma
  • Gracie Haney (co-worker of Melanie Hutsell), cancer, on hospice care
  • Karen Tuck (Daughter in law of Sara Tuck , sister in law of Susanne Campbell) hospitalized at UT with preeclampsia
  • Daryl King (Rufus King’s brother) reoccurrence of prostate cancer with a tumor in his liver and several tumors.
  • Jonah Parham (Jack and Lana Parham's grandson) at BMH, diagnosed with viral meningitis.
  • Bryan Purnell (Kay Brown's nephew) and family.

Praise: Congratulations to Lindsey Kizer, Girl Scout, who received the Gold Award, highest distinction from the Council of the Southern Appalachians
for her Butterfly Garden at Camp Montvale for Harmony Adoptions.

April 10:30 am Service
29 - Brennan and Alice Croft

May 8:30 am Service
Mark Sheridan and Susan Daffron

May 10:35 am Service
6 - Richard and Barbara Bailey
13 - George and Linda Otwell
20 - Judy Hayes and Sara Tuck
27 - Jim and Barbara Leach

Contact Ruthie Barton
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
April 28, 2018  9:00-11:00AM
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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