Broadway Briefs
Broadway UMC Inclement Weather Policy

If Maryville City Schools are CLOSED for inclement weather conditions, all activities for that day are cancelled and the church office is closed. If there are exceptions (such as 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. Check the "Homepage" of the church website:
  2. An email will be sent to all known email addresses of record.
  3. Additional notices will appear on the church Facebook page.
  4. Watch WBIR-TV (Chanel 10) for church closings, or visit their website:

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
Online Giving is Here!
Has this ever happened to you before? You’re sitting in the church service and Laura, a guest speaker, or a member of the congregation describes a worthwhile outreach or mission opportunity and announces a special offering will be collected. You are moved by the presentation and want to donate but then realize that you don’t have your checkbook, or you don’t have any cash in your wallet or purse. So you have to pass on making a much needed financial contribution.
Or maybe you’re someone who never or seldom uses checks anymore and you wish there was another way to pay your tithe or pledge instead of writing a check. Well, we have great news for you – Broadway now has online giving!
Using it is simple. All you need is a smartphone, computer, or tablet with internet access. Go to Broadway’s website at and look for the “Online Giving” link at the bottom of the page. Click on it and you’ll be taken to Broadway’s online giving portal. Select “Donate with Check” or “Donate with Credit Card”, fill out the transaction and billing information, and complete the transaction. You’ll get an email receipt when done verifying the details of the transaction.
This new service does not eliminate any of the current methods of giving to Broadway. If you want to continue to write checks, then that is perfectly OK. If you like to place cash in the offering plate, we’ll take it. If you use a free online service provided by your bank that sends a draft to Broadway, no problem. This new service is just an additional and convenient way to make donations. There is even a recurring option if you want to set up regular periodic payments for your pledge or tithe.
Try it and let us know what you think!
The Finance Committee
January Hikes at Camp Wesley Woods
At the request of Camp Wesley Woods, Bob Hayes has been leading hikes on the camp trails on Saturday mornings in January. This can be a great way for the whole family to get some exercise while exploring interesting features at camp. More information can be found on the camp website. Click Here for more information.
January Odyssey Trip
With the uncertainty of January weather, this month's Odyssey will be a lunch trip to Becky's famous Grocery and Grill on Thursday, January 25. We will meet at the church at 11:00 am and take the church bus. You will need a dollar for gas and cash for your lunch as Becky doesn't take charge or ATM cards. Please fill out the form in the pew pad or make a reservation with the church office, and save room for Becky's homemade desserts!

"Now is the Time"

 Today is the day we begin to
follow God's call.

Scripture: Mark 1:14-20
Rev. Laura Rasor
Wednesday, January 17
Church Closed due to inclement
weather conditions

Thursday, January 18
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - UMW Leadership
12:30 pm - 4H/STEM
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers
5:30 pm - Relay For Life
5:30 pm - 4H/Hippology
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20801

Friday, January 19 - Sunday, January 21

Friday, January 19
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA/Culinary
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838
7:00 pm - Fine Arts Blount Masquerade
Sunday, Jan. 21 - Sunday, Jan. 28
Family Promise Host Week

Sunday, January 21
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship

Monday, January 22
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
4:00 pm - Girl Scout 20044
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20536
6:00 pm - Outreach
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, January 23
8:30 am - PDO
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, January 24
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
2018 Altar Guild Calendar
It’s time to reserve your Altar floral arrangements for 2018. The calendar is located on the bulletin board outside of the Fellowship Hall. Select your specific Sunday, indicate your memorial. The cost is $40.00.

Join us Sunday, January 28th, at 6:00 p.m. as we host "Wendel Werner's Concert for Peace #5: Conversations." This is a free concert addressing several social issues of the day with suggestions of hopeful solutions. Wendel Werner, who serves on keyboards with the RS service band will bring over 15 of his musician friends including Alan Eleazer to present a lively, topical, and uplifting concert. 
Please share and invite your friends!
One of the ways that we keep our children safe is monitoring the Children’s Hall during the Sunday School hour. This job simply requires you to sit (or stand) and be a presence during the time that children will be in the hallways between services and Sunday School. Only one volunteer per Sunday is needed. Men or women can do this ministry. This is one of the vital ministries of our Church needed to help our Sundays run smoothly. Even if you can only volunteer 3 or 4 times a year it would be a huge help. If you are interested please contact Doug Hill or the church office.
  • Alice Kelly (Barb Penn’s mother) at Morning View
  • Ed Harmon and family in the death of his brother, Jerry Harmon
  • Cheryl Dow and family in the death of her uncle, Bill Woods
  • Blake McCampbell and family in the death of his mother, Mary McCampbell
  • Ken Roy, kidney biopsy last week
  • Jean Hubb’s sister Louise, having major back surgery
  • Lorene Smith (friend of Elaine Russell)
  • Tristen Bertram and Tyler Veal (friends of Jamie Ward) in the death of a friend
  • Gary Benson, son and daughter
  • Joyce Emeterio
  • Clifford Debity
  • The Tatent family
  • Emily Armstrong
  • Hazel Anderson
  • Barbara Bryant.
January 10:35 am Service
21 - Mary & Lance Morehead
28 - Pam & Ron Pyron

February 10:35 am Service
4 - Dianne Reed
11 - Bill and Melanie Ribble
Brown Food Pantry Volunteers Wanted!!
If you would like to assist with Brown Food pantry, we have several positions open for the new year. We need folks for our Set-up Team on Friday afternoons. We need greeters, baggers and prayer partners for Saturday mornings. Volunteers range in age from elementary schoolers to…well, we won’t divulge those higher numbers! Volunteers are scheduled to work only once every two months, so your time commitment is minimal. Please consider being a part of this vital ministry! Contact Ruthie Barton ( ).
Contact Ruthie Barton (
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
January 13, 2018  9:00-11:00AM
Your prayers, your gifts, your service
and continued commitment
to this ministry is very much appreciated.

Click Here to learn more
about this program!!
Click Here to learn more
about this program!!
Share this information and the above links with your neighbors and friends.
The more the merrier!!! It costs nothing and helps minister to
many in our community who are struggling to make ends meet.
Want you join us!! FRInS will start back on Wednesday, February 7 at 10:00 am in the Fellowship Hall. We will be making cards and going out for lunch afterwards.
Mark your Calendars for the youth group’s
two major fundraisers this spring!

White Elephant Sale
Saturday, April 7

More information about both of these events will be coming soon!
Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192