Calling all Kids
12-months to 5th grade

If you have a child or grandchild you would like to participate in this year's Christmas Pageant, please email Jennifer.
Annual Christmas Dinner

Join us for out Annual Church-wide Christmas dinner. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Church will provide meat, rolls and drinks.

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Volunteers Needed!
The church Knit-Wits group are working on the Angel Blanket Project and need your help. This project is sponsored by the Tennessee Basketmakers Association in conjunction with the local Odds and Ends Basket Makers of Maryville. Baskets with baby blankets and pillows are furnished to the Breavement Program of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital as a service for families who lose newborn or premature babies. The Knit-Wits are able to make the blankets from their own resources, but the pillows are made from fabric and must be sewn. The pillows should be made of a soft, satin-like material, in white or cream with cotton barren in the approximate size of 11 X 14, oval or rectangle. We need help from other volunteers for making the pillows. Please call Bobbie Monger at 770-361-9788 for additional information. This is a wonderful program to support parents and families who are grieving.
8:45 am Chapel Worship will have music provided by our wonderful and dedicated volunteer musicians.9:30 am Sunday School for all ages. 10:30 am Sanctuary Worship will have music provided by our Praise Band and choir/organ.
October 28 was Commitment Sunday
If you were unable to attend, feel free to bring your form by the church office or there is also a way to share your commitment on-line CLICK HERE. Your support and participation is greatly appreciated.
Our Chancel Choir with the accompaniment from our own Karen Harville on organ and Wendel Werner on piano will be joined by a string quartet of Knoxville Symphony Orchestra players to present a special musical Christmas service by Knoxville composer John Purifoy. The work is titled "Upon a Midnight Clear" and contains wonderful new carols, as well as familiar ones everyone will know and love to sing. The service is fully integrated with solos, readings, scripture, and meditations.
Today @ Broadway
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, December 13
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
12:30 pm - 4H STEM (Great Room)
5:00 pm - 4H Speaking Contest
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536 (Parlor)
6:00 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, December 14
    11:00 am – Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)
12:30 pm – 4H/STEM (Great Room)
8:00 pm - Wendel Werner Concert (Sanctuary)

Saturday December 15
  9:00 am – Brown Food Pantry (Fellowship Hall)
9:30 am - Broadway Hikers
3:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801 (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, December 16
  8:45 am – Chapel Worship
  9:30 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Sanctuary Worship
   5:00 pm – Youth

Monday December 17
  8:30 am – Parent’s Day Out
10:00 am – Knit Wits
  6:00 pm – Girl Scouts 20838 (Art Room)
 7:00 pm - Boy Scout Leaders (Library)
  7:00 pm – Boy Scouts (Great Room)

Tuesday, December 18
  8:30 am – Parent’s Day Out
 6:30 pm – Cub Scouts

Wednesday, December 19
5:00 pm - Wednesday Young Adults (PDO Floor)
  6:30 pm – Chancel Choir Christmas Party (Fellowship Hall)


Broadway Hikers

Our next outing is on Saturday, December 15. Weather permitting, we’ll head for a short hike on the Chestnut Top Trail in the Smokies. The first ½ mile of the trail is steep but then it is more of a slight grade after that. After the hike, we’ll go for lunch in Wears Valley via the new “Missing Link” portion of the Foothills Parkway. Bring $$ for lunch. We’ll leave from the church at 9:30 a.m. Be sure to pack water, a snack and dress for the weather. Please make a reservation on the pew pads or through the church office so that we can let you know of any schedule adjustments.
Christmas Concert
Wendel Werner will present a special Christmas concert at Broadway UMC to benefit the Brown Food Pantry. Guest performances include Alan Eleazer, the Strange Relationship, Kimberly Watkins, the ensemble Swingtime Big Band, percussionist Lee Bell and a 15 member choir. This is an annual concert titled "Wendel Werner Destroys All Christmas Songs." Please come and support our Brown Food Pantry!
Longest Night Service

Held near the longest night of the year, this service reminds us of the light that Jesus brings in the midst of grief, depression, uncertainty, loneliness, stress or anything else that we experience as darkness. We'll light candles and remember that Jesus came especially for those dark days. Dec. 20 at 7:00 pm.
Christmas Eve Services

Make coming to church part of your family's Christmas celebration. There are three possibilities (come for one or all) on Monday, December 24. Two Candlelight Communion Services at 4:00 and 7:00 pm. Once again, we'll celebrate "Christmas in the Barn" at the Century Farm of Carolyn and Nick Hanson (relatives of Jim Warren) on 3539 Miser Station Rd., Louisville 37777. This service will be at 9:00 pm.
Give A Christmas Gift To The Puerto Rico Mission Team
The Christmas Eve offering this year has been designated by Church Council to fund Disaster Response, with priority given to the Puerto Rico mission trip February 23- March 2, 2019. Broadway is sponsoring a team of eight volunteers including Laura Rasor, Bill Ribble, Ken Taylor, Mary Margaret Eckhardt, Bob Eckhardt, Reid Evans, Alex Rios (from Maryville College), and Abel Carrico (chaplain at the Holston United Methodist Home for Children in Greeneville). Our team will be part of the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico following hurricane Maria in 2017. The work is coordinated by UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) and the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. Generous donations have already been made by the Outreach Committee and anonymous individuals. Your support on Christmas Eve will cover remaining team expenses and a donation toward construction material costs in Puerto Rico.
For further information, contact Mary Margaret Eckhardt at

Resurrection 2019

It's time to sign up for Resurrection!

Email Pastor Laura if you are interested in going.
Can't wait till its time for Summer Camp?
Sign up for the Winter Camp session!
Mark Your Calendar!!
On Sunday morning, December 30, 10:30 am we will have one combined service.
Our special guest musician that morning will be Dr. Welson Tremura.
Look for more information in the December 18 newsletter.

  • Ben and Harriette Lee family, Harriette passed away on Tuesday
  • David Schoeni (Pastor Laura’s husband) had rotator cuff surgery
  • Ralph Bradley, had surgery for broken leg
  • Newsom Baker, went to Mayo Clinic about severe back issues.

December 10:30 am
16 - Mike & Jack Smeltzer
23 - Kara & Elizabeth Harville
30 - Griffin Family

December 10:30 am
16 - Jim Trout, Greg Bradley and Gene Pafford
23 - Janay Griffin, Kim Hill and Bruce Recktenwald
30 - Jean Hubbs, Kim Hill and Gene Pafford

Broadway UMC seeks Youth Director (part-time) to provide vision and leadership for program comprised of grades 6 through 12. Candidate must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and spiritual with willingness to grow the program. Hours are flexible but include Sunday (a.m. and p.m.). Send resume and cover letter to .
Contact Ruthie Barton
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
December 15, 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