Souper Bowl of Caring Offering
Thank you for your support of the Souper Bowl of Caring. $554.04 was raised and will be shared with our own Brown Food Pantry and the Helping Hand Fund. As of February 4, 1,159 congregations and groups have participated nationwide, raising over $5,574,300 in cash and food items to address hunger and poverty in local communities.
Broadway Ministry Team Leaders
Members of the newly-formed Program Ministry Teams of Nurture, Outreach, Communications & Welcoming, and Worship will be participating in an all-afternoon retreat at Camp Wesley Woods on Sunday, February 10. Pastor Laura will introduce aspects of the Get Their Name resource that will enhance their efforts and each team will have an opportunity to have their own time for team-building, planning and visioning. Get Their Name is designed to help the whole congregation share in building relationships with one another and with our community. Please be in prayer for their work. Team leaders include Stephanie Jordan (Nurture), Barb Penn (Outreach), Susan Daffron (Communications & Welcoming) and Kim Cline (Worship) along with Jennifer McIntyre, Alan Eleazer and Pastor Laura as Staff Liaisons. A full list of Ministry Team members is available through the church office or click here.
Alaska’s Parcel Post Auction
Willow, AK, UMC will hold its annual Community Food Pantry’s Parcel Post Auction on March 23. Broadway has been supporting this auction for several years now, sending packages with wonderful gifts. Here is how it works:
Willow UMC ask the senders to put in the packages quality items (not used) such as toys, puzzles, craft items unique to Tennessee, U T caps or shirts, Smoky Mountain items, motorcycle items, etc. The packages are auctioned off unopened as a way to raise funds for the food pantry. Last year they raised $4647 to feed 160 families who visit monthly. Packages will go anywhere from $40 to $125, so please make your package nice!
Packages should be addressed to: Willow Community Food Pantry, c/o Ola Williams, Willow United Methodist Church, PO Box 182, Willow, AK 99688.
Information about the new Church Directory
A group of volunteers from our church have taken on the task of putting together a directory for our church. This directory can either be accessed online, through a phone app, or printed. If you have a smartphone, it is a great way to have instant access to phone numbers and emails.
This directory also has space to include pictures of you and your family which is a great way to connect names with faces, which can also be seen on the phone app. Each week we will add additional time slots for you to have your picture taken by one of our volunteers. We plan to take appointments through February into the first of March. Click Here for available appointments. You do not have to be a member to be part of our church directory. Photos will be taken on the 4 th floor in the church library.
To be part of our directory you simply need to fill out the info sheet found either in the church library, obtained from the church office or downloaded here and turned back in. You can attach downloaded forms and email back to the church office if you wish. You need to fill out one sheet per person in your family.
Once correct emails are in our system you can start using the directory. To use the directory, you will need your email address to create an account. Sheets with directions on creating an account can also be found in the church library. It may take our volunteers a few days to get the information entered into the program. If a current email address is not entered into the program, you will not be able to use the directory.

Click Here for more information and to register.
Today @ Broadway
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, February 7
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
10:00 am - Circle of Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
12:30 pm - 4 H STEM (Great Room)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801 (Great Room)
6:00 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, February 8
    11:00 am – Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)
12:30 pm - 4H STEM (Great Room)

Saturday, February 9
9:00 am - Brown Food Pantry (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, February 10
8:45 am - Chapel Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
 10:30 am – Sanctuary Worship
11:30 am - Ministry Team Retreat (Camp Wesley Woods)
5:00 am - Youth

Monday, February 11
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
10:00 am - Knit Wits (Parlor)
6:00 pm - Finance (407)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536 (Parlor)
7:00 pm - Church Council (Fellowship Hall)
7:00 pm - Scouts (Great Room)
Tuesday, February 12
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
3:30 pm - 4H Homespun (Fellowship Hall)
5:30 pm - Preschool Bible Story (PDO Floor)
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, February 13
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

In February there will be a special called General Conference of The United Methodist Church. At that meeting representatives will consider recommendations around issues of human sexuality and the unity of the church. Right before this important gathering in St. Louis, MO, Rev. Catherine Nance from 1st UMC, Maryville and Rev. Laura Rasor from Broadway UMC will once again host 90 minute informational sessions. During that time you can learn more about how the UMC works, the historical background of the disagreements, and the recommendations that will be considered at General Conference. 
Session options:
 Wednesday, February 13th at Noon at 1st United Methodist Church (no lunch is provided but feel free to bring your own)
 Sunday, February 17th at 6:30 pm at Broadway United Methodist Church
Catherine and Laura will both be present at each session, and the same material will be addressed at each. You need to attend only ONE session, and are invited to attend whichever time and place works best for you.
Broadway Hikers
Join us on February 16 for a history hike on a short section of Old Settlers Trail. The Old Settlers Trail roughly parallels highway 321 between Greenbrier and Cosby. This area was settled early and by the 1850s there were numerous small farming communities well established all along the many creeks. Our hike will take us from Steiner Bell Lodge to camp site 33 and then return. Along the way we will visit the Frasure/Frazier Cemetery and remains of the settlers’ home sites with stone chimneys and long rock walls. Lunch will be taken at CS 33, which is located on an old home site on Redwine Creek, before returning to Steiner Bell. There is one small creek crossing, which the nimble can rock hop and the less nimble can scoot across a fallen tree. Dry socks and a towel are always a good idea this time of year. Total distance is 4.25 miles with an altitude gain of 500 feet. We will meet at the Church parking lot at 9:30 before driving to Steiner Bell, which is about 10 miles past Gatlinburg on highway 321
  • Virginia Iven's at U T with pneumonia
  • Barbara Romano at Asbury Healthcare
  • Ron Luoma, back at Parkview. Receiving radiation treatment for lung cancer
  • Deborah Bronner had a fall, is at Concordia Healthcare for rehab.
  • Melanie Hutsell, new duties at work and living situation
  • Family of Nancy

February 10:30 am
10 - Mary Lynn Roy and Melanie Hutsell
17 - Gene and Marie Pafford
24 - Richard and Barbara Bailey

February 10:30 am
10 - Greg Bradley, Anita Ward and Gene Pafford
17 - Jade Long, Jean Hubbs and Bruce Recktenwald
24 - Kim Hill, Janay Griffin and David Schoeni

If Maryville City Schools are CLOSED for inclement weather conditions, all activities for that day are canceled and the church office is closed. If there are exceptions (such as for rehearsals and individual meetings), participants will be notified.
In the event of snow and/or icy road conditions on Sundays, or on days of scheduled church activities, first and foremost, it is our desire to have each of you to be safe. If you experience a problem getting out, or need assistance in anyway, please do not hesitate to contact the church office.
For the most part in the event of inclement weather, Pastor Laura is committed to making every effort to get to the church and to have it open for worship. That being said, if it becomes necessary to CANCEL any services:
1. An email will be sent to all known email addresses of record.
2. Additional notices will appear on the church Facebook page
Watch WBIR-TV (Channel 10) for church closings, or visit their website:

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
February 9, 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