Broadway Briefs


  • 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.
  • 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

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.
Lenten Noonday Worship Service at 1st UMC
Each Wednesday during Lent, First UMC of Maryville is hosting a community noon day service. This year, the focus for the series will be on themes in a piano book, “Near the Cross,” arranged by Terry Wilson, the Director of Music at 1st UMC. This book will be published in March. Using selections from that book, we will explore the messages found in this sacred music with several area musicians leading worship and bringing the message. On February 28, Alan Eleazer will be the speaker. Following worship, a light meal will be served in Wesley Hall. You are invited.
2nd Sunday of Lent

"Who Left this Mess?"
You are saved by God's grace because of your faith. This salvation is God's gift. It's not something you possessed. It's not something you did that you can be proud of. - Ephesians 2: 8-9

Scripture: Luke 19: 1-10
Rev. Laura Rasor
Wednesday, February 21
4:30 Kids Club/Connect
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, February 22
8:30 am - PDO
12:30 pm - 4H/STEM
2:45 pm - BHEA Swing Dance
5:30 pm - 4H Hippology
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, February 23
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA/Culinary
3:00 pm - Food Pantry Set Up
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838

Saturday, February 24
9:00 pm - Brown Food Pantry
Sunday, February 25
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, February 26
8:30 am - PDO
6:00 pm - Outreach
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536
6:30 pm - Cub Scout Leader Mtg.
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, February 27
8:30 am - PDO
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts
7:00 pm - BHEA Movie Night
7:00 pm - BHEA Senior Mtg.

Wednesday, February 28
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

At the recommendation of our insurance carrier, our church is in need of a good and thorough clean out. Here's the plan: the Trustees are asking all groups large and small to take a good look at the items they have stored in various locations throughout the church. For safety's sake, the emphasis is in the basement and all closets that contain mechanical and electrical equipment, but all areas should be examined. As you evaluate your items, please label those things you want to keep with your group's name and THE DATE. Items you no longer need should be discarded. March 11th is the deadline to accomplish this task. After March 11th, any unclaimed or not labelled items will be brought to the Fellowship Hall. After one week, all items still unclaimed will be disposed of or donated to an appropriate charity. This is a big task, but if we all do our part, it will get done. Any questions, please feel free to call Melanie Ribble, Trustees Chairperson. Many hands make light the work.
The Broadway UMW Book Club will meet in the church library on March 8, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.  Debbie Taylor will review Global Girlfriends:  How One Mom Made it Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide by Stacey Edgar from the Leadership Development category.  Susan Daffron will review Without You, There Is No Us by Suki Kim from the Education for Mission Category.  Please bring a friend and join us!
March Odyssey Trip
The March Odyssey trip will depart March 29 at 8:30 a.m. from the church parking lot. First, we will visit the “Secret City” of Oak Ridge, TN for a 2 hour visit to the American Museum of Science and Energy. Admission is $5 or $4 for seniors over 65. After the museum we will have lunch at Big Ed’s Pizza!
Please make your reservation by clicking here, calling the church office or using the sign-up sheets in the pew on Sunday mornings. Please bring along your cash for the museum and lunch, and $2.00 for gas on the church bus. Alan Eleazer will be your driver and guide. (more info at and
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.
  • John Stachel, heart bypass surgery on Friday.
  • Jean Hubbs brother Tom, had surgery on Tuesday, still having issues. Continue prayers for Jean’s sister, Louise and her husband Minnis
  • Bruce Selberg, heart test.
  • Elizabeth Mize family in the death of her nephew, Johnny Scronce.

Praises: Jack and Arlene Mendelsohn celebrated their 64 th wedding anniversary on Monday, February 19.

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

March 8:30 am Service
Deb Husk

March 10:35 am Service
4 - Bob and Elaine Russell
11 - Bob and Lil Tiebout
18 - Jack and Lana Parham
25 - Sonny and Alda Hamrick
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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Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192