Broadway Briefs
On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. His impassioned speeches and nonviolent protests against segregation and injustice were the hallmark of his leadership of the civil rights movement.
TONIGHT, at 6:00 p.m., Blount County United will host a potluck dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of that event. We will give thanks for Dr. King’s life and celebrate his vision, as we continue our work towards creating the Beloved Community right here at home. The dinner will be held at New Providence Presbyterian Church (703 W. Broadway in Maryville), and all are invited. The meat will be provided by Blount County United, and everyone is asked to bring a salad, side dish or dessert to share. As another way to mark the anniversary, Tom Taylor will be ringing the Broadway Bell 50 times at 7:01 p.m. that day (the time of day the assassination occurred). All are welcome to assist or observe.
THIS SATURDAY APRIL 7, 8:00 am -12:00 pm
The Broadway Youth Group Will be hosting our White Elephant Sale. If you have items you would like to donate, you need to have them at the church Friday, April 6 by 5:00 pm. If you are donating an item of significant value, please let Jim Gass know what the item is, what an appropriate price for it is, and what you would like done with it if we do not sell it. All other items will be priced to move!

This year, instead of working on a Habitat House, we will build ramps and improve existing homes. Our first project is located at 212 Arabian Lane in Maryville. Located just behind Lowe’s off Middlesettlements Road, this home requires a new 38’ ramp. We need approximately 10 good volunteers who will bring along their trusty hammers, nail pouches, tape measures, battery drill motors, and anything else that will be useful. If we have enough volunteers, there are three other smaller projects on the same site. Day 1 will include demolition and installation of vertical support posts. Day 2 will be construction. We will work from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sign up on the pew pad or call Tami at the church office to save your spot! Work, fellowship, food and an opportunity to take care of our neighbors’ needs.
April 8
2nd Sunday of Easter

"Laughing with God at the Impossible"

Scripture: Genesis 17:1-17
Rev. Laura Rasor
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
5:30 pm - Girls Refuel @ Subs & Such

Thursday, April 5
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Circle of Fellowship
12:30 pm - 4H STEM
2:45 pm - BHEA Swing Dance
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, April 6
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA Culinary
3:00 pm - 4H STEM
4:00 pm - Set Up White Elephant Sale
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838

Saturday, April 7
8:00 am - White Elephant Sale

Sunday, April 8
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, April 9
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
6:00 pm - Finance Meeting
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536
7:00 pm - Church Council Meeting
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, April 10
8:30 am - PDO
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20856
6:30 pm - Evangelism Interest Group
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, April 11
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - FRInS
4:00 pm - Confirmation
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
5:30 pm - Girls Refuel @ Subs & Such
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017 destroying an estimated 70,000 homes and causing major damage to 250,000. United Methodist Volunteers in Mission are now sending teams to Puerto Rico to help. We hope to form a team from Broadway UMC to travel late in 2018 (think November). Please come to an information meeting next Sunday, April 15, 10am in the Fellowship Hall. We will talk about the work, the costs, dates, and resourcing. You can also contact Mary Margaret Eckhardt at
Come join us on Thursday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We will have an assortment of games that include Chicken Foot and the Wii. Hope you will join us for some great fellowship and fun. If you need a ride please contact the church office .
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 Worship Schedule on Broadway
10 weeks from June 3 – August 12

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)

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.
Make plans Jubilation 2018 that will be held April 30 - May 2, 2018 at the MainStay Suites in Pigeon Forge TN. The theme for this year is Anchor Your Soul with scripture verse being; Hebrew 6:19, We have this hope as an anchor for the soul , firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
Registration open now thru March 30, 2018 online or by mailing in your registration form and check to:

Jubilation 2018
Holston Conference Center
P.O. Box 850
Alcoa, TN 37701
Please click here for more information

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.
Prayer Requests
Vickie Miller, our Prayer List Coordinator, will be out of pocket from March 17 to April 10th. Please send all prayer requests to Tami and Pastor Laura will take care of passing those along in Vickie’s absence.
  • Greg Bradley and family in the death of his father, Joe Bradley
  • Sandy Teffeteller, hip surgery
  • Martha McFarland, recovering from a fall
  • Mark Sheridan’s sister in law & mother dealing with health issues
  • Jerry Pickel (Barbara Deal’s brother) put in hospice care
  • Susan Agee (Bob & Lil Tiebout’s niece) found spot on her lung

April 8:30 am Service
8 - Gerri Bradley and Anita Ward
15 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays
22 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays
29 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays

April 10:35 am Service
8 - Peter and Janay Griffin
15 - Tom and Amy Kohntopp
22 - Ron and Pat Matthews
29 - Brennan and Alice Croft
Brown Food Pantry & Second Harvest
As a new agent of Second Harvest Food Bank, Brown Food Pantry is undergoing some minor changes. This promises to be a long-term, money-saving relationship that will allow us to better serve our clients. We are, as always, in need of volunteers to help with set-up and with serving our clients. In addition, we have a  NEW OPPORTUNITY  for those looking for ways to get involved with our community. If you volunteer at Second Harvest, you can earn hours that will be credited to our account at 2 nd  Harvest. At his time of year, there are students who need to fulfill volunteer hours for their schools or organizations. This could be just what they need. Second Harvest's hours are flexible, and they welcome any age volunteer (young children must be supervised by an adult). They have several handicapped volunteers as well. It is a huge operation that depends on their volunteers to function. If you are be interested or have questions.
Please contact Ruthie Barton ( ).

Contact Ruthie Barton (
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
April 14, 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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about this program!!
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about this program!!
Share this information and the above links with your neighbors and friends.
The more the merrier!!! It costs nothing and helps minister to
many in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.
Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192