Broadway Briefs
Spaghetti Supper to be rescheduled
The youth Spaghetti Supper, originally announced for this
Saturday, February 17, is going to be rescheduled.
Keep your eyes open for announcements
about a time in the future for this.
Thursday, February 15
 at 12:00 noon.

Menu will include a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts. After lunch 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 or want to sign up please click here.


  • Ash Wednesday Services – Wednesday, February 14 7:00 p.m.
  • Sermon Series – Restored: Finding Redemption in our Mess; Sunday, February 18 through Sunday, March 25.
  • Bless This Mess: Sermon Conversations with Pastor Laura (begins on February 28) – During Lent, worship will focus on a resource called Restored: Finding Redemption In Our Mess by Tom Berlin. As part of that focus, I’m inviting all who are interested to join in a series of “Bless This Mess: Sermon Conversations with Pastor Laura.” We’ll reflect on the lessons from the sermon and share in the challenges we face in living them out in our daily lives. “Bless This Mess: Sermon Conversations” will be offered each Wednesday (February 28 through March 28) at noon and 5:30 p.m. at McAllisters Deli, 466 Marilyn Lane in Alcoa. We will meet from 45 minutes to an hour. Please note we will not begin until February 28 (instead of February 21 as listed in the newsletter).
  • Devotions for Lent – posted on the Broadway UMC Facebook page on Ash Wednesday and the Sundays of Lent; sponsored by the Evangelism Interest Group and submitted by Broadway members.
  • Lenten Devotional Booklet – A devotional booklet including writings for Children or Adults. Copies available in the church office, in the narthex, and in the stairwell between the education building and the sanctuary.

Pick up yours today. Devotion booklet includes writings for Children or Adults. You can find copies in the stairwell between the education building and the sanctuary or in the narthex.
Children’s Sunday School Teachers and
 Nursery Volunteers Needed
Sunday School teachers rotate teaching about every 8 weeks depending on personal schedules. The curriculum follows our liturgical calendar and uses a variety of activities and a short video.
A nursery during our second service for children 3 to 6 years old is run by two church members. This rotation commitment is once every 4 to 6 weeks. The children usually come down after children’s moments to play until the end of the service.
Both of these ministries are important because they help to make families feel welcome in our church. - Jennifer
Our next outing is scheduled for this Saturday, February 17. We’ll check out the Baker Hollow Branch of the East Lakeshore Trail along Tellico Lake. The section is 3.2 miles long and not too strenuous. It will be out and back so you can go for as long or as short as you wish. Meet in 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 so we can let you know in the event of any schedule adjustments.
1st Sunday of Lent

"This Is A Real Mess"
The desire to do good is inside of me, but I can't do it. I don't do the good I want to do,
but I do the evil that I don't want to do. - Romans 7: 18-19

Scripture: Luke 18: 9-14
Rev. Laura Rasor
Wednesday, February 14
7:00 pm - Ash Wednesday Service
7:45 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, February 15
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - UMW Leadership Mtg.
12:00 pm - HillToppers Valentines Lunch & Games
12:30 pm - 4H/STEM
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers
5:30 pm - 4H Hippology
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20801
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, February 16
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA/Culinary
1:30 pm - 4H/STEM
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838

Saturday, February 17
9:30 pm - Broadway Hikers
Sunday, February 18
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, February 19
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, February 20
8:30 am - PDO
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20538
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, February 21
8:30 am - PDO
4:00 pm - Confirmation
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
5:30 pm - Girls Refuel @ Subs & Such
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Youth Study Begins Sunday, February 18
Students in grades 7-12 are invited to join us on the fifth floor at 5:00 this Sunday evening to share a meal, games, and devotion time. Inspired by the Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things,” Upside Down will look at passages of the Bible that might seem as if they don’t make a lot of sense, or are contrary to what we often think. We will look at questions such as “how can those who grieve be happy?”
 Come join us from 5:00 until 6:30!

At 4:00 on Thursday, February 22 , Matt Hall, our 2017 AT Chaplain,
will share some of his experiences on the trail in the Chapel at Asbury Place.
 If you have not had the opportunity to hear this enthusiastic young man
or see photos of his 2100-mile hike, this is your opportunity.
 All are welcome.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Asbury Bistro, Maryville
Learn more about Willow UMC in Willow, Alaska
Plan to join Willow UMC pastors Joe-d and Christina Dowling Soka for a no-host supper at the Asbury Bistro. We will order off the regular menu (average cost $7-10) and gather in the Garden Room to learn more about activities of this sister church. Please plan to be there and served before 6:00 p.m. because of evening meal hours and staffing.
Broadway has had a relationship with Willow UMC in Alaska for years. Before her retirement, we financially supported missionary Fran Lynch in a covenant relationship. Since Fran’s retirement, new pastors have been appointed: Joe-d and Christina Dowling Soka, both Holston Conference ministers, and good friends of Pastor Laura and David! Our church continues vital interest in and support of this remote congregation. It will be fascinating to learn more about their activities and offer our continued support.
RSVP by 2 p.m. February 16. Call the church office or click here to reserve your space. 
Gather Your Friends To Make A Parcel Post Auction Box
Our Faith Community in Willow, Alaska, loves to receive boxes from East TN for their Parcel Post Auction. We fill a Priority Mail box, any size, with neat stuff like Smoky Mountains, Fort Loudon history, Cherokee art, local college and sports caps, good books, games, etc., and mail it to the Willow church. In March they will auction off the unopened boxes, open them up, ooh and ahh or laugh at what’s inside, maybe trade gifts around, and have a great party doing it all.
The money they make goes to their local food pantry. Sure, we could just send money – but then these folks wouldn’t have an opportunity to get together and have fun in the land of no sun and bitter cold!
Sunday school classes, choirs, church committees, families, or you and your best buddies can fill a box and send it off.

Mail to: Willow UMC, P.O. Box 182, 67.5 Parks Hwy, Willow, AK 99688.

The Youth White Elephant Sale will be Saturday, April 7. This fundraiser will go to support Youth mission efforts. As storage space in the church is at a premium and the Fellowship Hall will be used between now and then, we ask that you hold donations until Monday, April 2. If you will need assistance bringing your donations during the week of April 2-6 , you can contact Jim Gass .
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.
  • Dot Brooks at Life Care Center of Blount County
  • Bob Eckhardt recovering from a stroke
  • Dennis Dow
  • Phillip Ivey and his mother, both sick
  • Terry Barnett (Craig Barnett’s father) triple bypass surgery Feb. 16;
  • Natalie, family issues
  • Charlene and her partner
  • Barbara Quiett, family & military
  • Rick Whaley, health
  • Tim, brother passed away
  • Ruth Smith, in hospice care
  • Robin’s family
  • Lisa Smith family
  • Patty Thompson family

Praises: Patsy Burns son got promoted at work, she is doing well after her fall.
February 8:30 am Service
Mark Sheridan and Susan Daffron

February 10:35 am Service
18 - Scott and Sandra Dahms
25 - Gene and Marie Pafford
Contact Ruthie Barton (
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
February 10, 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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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