Your participation in the Generosity Challenge makes a big difference as we are planning for programs and ministries we hope to offer at Broadway in 2020. Click Here if you need a copy of the pledge and commitment brochure.
 
So far we have received 71 pledges for a total of 234,579.00. Let’s keep that Generosity going!
In John Wesley’s famous sermon, “The Almost Christian,” he encouraged people to follow Christ wholeheartedly. In  Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience,  author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors in exploring how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, and connect our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.
9 kids and 4 adults participated in the Youth Angel Tree Shopping Sunday evening.
103 women attended Monday Night's "Gathering at Advent." A pproximately $1470.00 was raised for Susannah's House. http://www.susannahshouse.org/
Janice Maynard was the speaker for the evening.
ANNOUNCEMENT:
This year’s Wendel-Destroys-All-Christmas-Songs concert has been canceled. We will try again next year.
Broadway Kids and friends will act out this timeless tale on December 11th at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. All kids ages 3 to 11 are welcome to join us!!! No experience needed. If you would like to participate email Jennifer by CLICKING HERE.

Our Annual Christmas Pageant requires many hands to pull everything together for the Children’s Christmas Program and Potluck Dinner . Some of the roles are already covered, but we still need help with many things:

  • Assistance with sorting and dewrinkling costumes. Costumes need to be ready by Dec 11th at 5:30.
  • Setup of backdrop for Christmas Pageant. Stage needs to be ready by 4:30 dress rehearsal on the 11th.
  • Side Dishes and desserts! The church is providing meat, rolls and drinks.
  • Help getting the dishes set out that come in just before the Christmas Program.
  • Clean up after the Christmas Dinner

If you see a way you can serve with the children of our church, please email Jennifer by CLICKING HERE
THIS SATURDAY!!!!
Parent's Day Out is looking for volunteers to help in set-up, cook, wait tables and cleanup. If you can help support one of our Children's Ministries in this way, please CLICK HERE.
Wednesday, December 4
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
9:00 am - PDO - Ballet
4:30 pm - Kids Club
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, December 5
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
11:00 am - Circle of Fellowship @ O'Charley's
1:00 pm - 4H STEM (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801 (Great Room)
5:45 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, December 6
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)
5:010 pm - Little River Service Unit Sleepover

Saturday. December 7
7:30 am - Parents' Day Out Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, December 8
9:00 am - Chapel Worship
Sunday School
10:30 am - Sanctuary Worship

Monday, December 9
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
10:00 am - Knit Wits (Parlor)
5:00 pm - Finance Meeting (407)
6:00 pm - Church Council/Finance Meeting (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts (Art Room)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536 (Parlor)
6:30 pm - Boy Scouts (Great Room)
7:00 pm - Charge Conference

Tuesday, December 10
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
3:30 pm - 4H Homespun (Fellowship Hall)
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts (402/ 403/ Great Room/Fellowship Hall)

Missed Sunday's Sermon?
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Altar Guild is sponsoring Poinsettia Memorials again this year. The flowers will be red, and we purchase them from William Blount High School as a way of supporting our local youth. They will adorn the church from Sunday, December 15 through Sunday, December 22. You are welcome to take your flower home at that time. We appreciate those that are left, which carry us through Christmas itself. 

Orders can be placed through this Sunday, December 8. Call the church office, or look for forms in the sanctuary pew pads.

All the money this year is being donated to the church's Helping Hand Fund. This fund has been in existence at Broadway for at least 70 years. Members' generous donations have helped many people with utility bills, new work shoes, car repairs, and prescriptions.
Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.
The church will provide Ham, rolls and drinks.
Broadway has been asked to staff the Salvation Army kettle at the Kroger on Hall Street on Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Shifts are two hours, and if you want to arrange it, you can share a shift with friends or family members. Dress festively (and warmly), and for more fun, play or sing and dance to Christmas music. Children are very welcome, but need to be accompanied by adults. Teens, aged 14 and up, need to have an adult chaperone on site, if not at the kettle. Let’s represent Broadway well and make a difference in our local community! Contact Jene Thompson at 865-681-1422.
NEEDED: SOUND TECHNICIANS
We are looking for volunteers to run the sound board during the 10:30 service. With the changes in the services, we currently only have 3 people serving.
The sound board is set up before the service by Alan and the current volunteers are willing to help train anyone who would like to serve. If you are interested
or want more information, please contact Bruce Recktenwald at 214-564-8315 or by email at bruce.recktenwald@sbcglobal.net. This is an easy way to serve
Broadway in this vital area.
The Salvation Army needs toiletries for Christmas gift bags. Do you have a drawer full of travel sized toiletries that you wish were gone? Can you purchase a few small items so that our Salvation Army friends have a gift bag for Christmas? The following items are needed by December 20 and can be placed in the designated box on the Fellowship Hall counter: soap, shampoo, lotion, body wash, socks (for men and women), and chocolate. In light of our current generosity challenge, this is another great way to respond. Please help make Christmas merrier for others in our community in this small but important way. Thank you!
  • Alan Eleazer and family in the death of his son, David
  • Doug Hill, had knee replacement surgery on Tuesday
  • Sean, serving in Navy in Guam
  • Tim’s family
  • David, healing
  • Dani and Darin, finances and loss of her grandmother
  • Patsy, health and family
  • Jim, steady job and stability
  • Colleen Nordstrom son
  • DeWayne Clifton, serious complications from diabetes
  • Barbara Tiller having surgery on her heel Friday
  • Marie Haven
  • Doug Haas
  • Weston Fields
  • Diane Fields
  • Teresa and James Kelly and kids
  • Hallie Hall.
December 10:30 am
8 - Dick and Mary Yates
15 - Bill and Melanie Ribble
22 - Jake and Julie Sparks
29 - Ron and Pat Matthews
December 9:00 am
8 - Jade Garcia and Steve Hays
15 - Greg Bradley and Steve Hays
22 - Jade Garcia and Steve Hays
29 - Kim Hill and Steve Hays

December 10:30 am
8 - Jean Hubbs and Gene Pafford
15 - Jean Hubbs and Bruce Recktenwald
22 - Ken Taylor and David Schoeni
29 - Anita Ward and David Schoeni

Contact Ruthie Barton bartonr@mac.com
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
December 14, 9:00-11:00AM
Your prayers, your gifts, your service
and continued commitment
to this ministry is very much appreciated .
Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192
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