Broadway Briefs
Come join us this Thursday, March 15 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. 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 please click here or call the church office.
Easter Egg Filling Time!!
There are just a few bags left to fill for our Easter Egg Hunt on March 25 at 2:00 pm! If you are looking to fill some eggs the remaining bags are in the narthex outside the sanctuary. You can return filled eggs during the week to the church office. Please return eggs by the end of the 2 nd service on the 25 th. You can place them that Sunday in the empty box in the narthex. Youth will be hiding our eggs after church that Sunday.
Nursery Worker
Broadway UMC is hiring! 
An additional nursery worker is needed to work with infants and preschool children in the church nursery during Sunday morning worship services (general time schedule from 8:15 to 12:15 p.m. at least 2 Sundays a month). Regular position is year-round but a summer worker is also needed. May also include occasional nursery work for special meetings and services. 
Pay is $12.50 an hour.
Brown Food Pantry & Second Harvest
As a new agent of Second Harvest Food Bank, Brown Food Pantry is undergoing some minor changes. This promises to be a long-term, money-saving relationship that will allow us to better serve our clients. We are, as always, in need of volunteers to help with set-up and with serving our clients. In addition, we have a  NEW OPPORTUNITY  for those looking for ways to get involved with our community. If you volunteer at Second Harvest, you can earn hours that will be credited to our account at 2 nd  Harvest. At his time of year, there are students who need to fulfill volunteer hours for their schools or organizations. This could be just what they need. Second Harvest's hours are flexible, and they welcome any age volunteer (young children must be supervised by an adult). They have several handicapped volunteers as well. It is a huge operation that depends on their volunteers to function. If you are be interested or have questions.
Please contact Ruthie Barton ( ).

Our church kitchen has been thoroughly cleaned. By working together we can continue to keep it clean and in order. These are a few guidelines to follow.

● Wash, dry, and put away all dishes and clean sink.
● Clean and wipe counter tops.
● Wipe spills from stove top and oven.
● Don't put food items back in the refrigerator thinking they will be used later. They probably won't. Either throw them away or take them with you. If it is something you want to keep, date and label it.
● If you take things from the kitchen to another part of the church, please return them.
We appreciate your cooperation.


  • 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 Vienna Coffee House, 212 College Street, Maryville. 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.

5th Sunday of Lent

"Address This Mess"
Happy are the people whose strength is in You,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. -Psalm 84:5

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42
Rev. Laura Rasor
Wednesday, March 14
12:00 pm - Sermon Conversations @ Vienna Coffee House
There will be no Children's or Youth Activities today due to Spring Break this week.
5:30 pm - Sermon Conversations @ Vienna Coffee House
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, March 15
10:00 am - UMW Leadership Mtg.
12:30 pm - 4H/STEM
1:00 pm - Hilltoppers Game Day
5:00 pm - Newsletter Deadline
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers
7:30 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, March 16
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
1:30 pm - BHEA/Culinary
3:00 pm - 4H STEM
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838
Sunday, March 18
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, March 19
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, March 20
8:30 am - PDO
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20856
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, March 21
8:30 am - PDO
12:00 pm - Sermon Conversations @ Vienna Coffee House
5:30 pm - Sermon Conversations @ Vienna Coffee House
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.
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
Mark Your Calendars for Holy Week and Easter Activities
●   Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.
● Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Music provided by the CrossTies Praise Band
● Good Friday Service – Friday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Music provided by the chancel choir.
● Good Friday Night Hike – to Cades Cove. Will leave from the church parking lot following the Good Friday Service.
● Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 1 at 7:00 a.m. at the home of Jean Hubbs, 619 Chilhowee View Dr. Led by our youth.
● Easter Celebration! Sunday, April 1 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed!
Puerto Rico Mission Trip Possibility
The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission are now scheduling volunteer groups to help with ongoing recovery after the devastating hurricane of September 2017.
We are hoping to form a team from Broadway UMC for an 8 to 9 day trip late fall of this year to reconstruct houses and sanctuaries.The work is heavy, with warm temperatures and higher elevations.The minimum age is 18. The cost per person is around $1,000 which includes rustic lodging (no electricity), meals, and airfare. Costs of renting a van for the group and hiring a translator ($1,800) can hopefully be covered from Outreach funds. A meeting for those interested is tentatively planned for Sunday, April 15 at 10 a.m. 
in the Fellowship Hall. If you would like more information, 
please contact Mary Margaret at   
Good Friday Hike
The Broadway Hikers are heading out after the Good Friday Service on March 30 for a night hike at Cades Cove. Bring a flashlight, water and a snack. Please make a reservation through the church office. Leave from the church at 8:15 after the service is over.
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 .

Summer Worship Schedule on Broadway
10 weeks from June 3 – August 12

8:30 a.m. - Prayer and Praise Service (30 minutes; volunteer musicians)
9:00 a.m. - Sunday School
10:00 a.m. - Traditional Service
11:15 a.m. - Non-Traditional Service (with current Praise Band)
9:00 – 11:15 a.m. - Coffee Hour/Fellowship (Fellowship Hall)
Sunday, April 29 – Combined Service (choir and Praise Band) at 10:30 a.m. w/ lunch to share plans with congregation
Follow-Up Combined Service w/ Lunch – first part of August to get input, feedback
•     Results from worship survey demonstrate need for growing families and younger adults
•     Respondents over 50 years- 168/220 surveys = 76%
•     Vision for reaching new disciples
•     Survey showed there are parameters to worship time options plus limits due to the importance of Sunday School
•     Demonstrated the need for another service option to meet needs/wants
•     Opportunity to invite and involve growing families to worship for the summer
•     Worship flexibility for summer schedules for current members and attendees
•     Coffee Hour/Fellowship Time connects people who currently do not attend Sunday School and an additional opportunity to connect for current SS participants
To check out the full report from the Let’s Grow Worship Task Force that was in our printed newsletter, click here .
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.
Prayer Requests
Vickie Miller, our Prayer List Coordinator, will be out of pocket from March 17 to April 10th. Please send all prayer requests to Tami and Pastor Laura will take care of passing those along in Vickie’s absence.
  • Kay Taylor, recovering at home
  • Jim Cunningham at Wellpark Rehab in Knoxville
  • Charles Delozier, bladder scope Wednesday at UT
  • Elaine Russell family in the death of her brother in law, Al Underwood.
  • Charlie Ulrich family
  • Ruth Dotson
  • TJ Development
  • Patsy
  • Patty Thompson
  • Mark
  • Angela Sparks family
  • Acey, health issues
  • Jim
  • Tom Hatley, heart problems
  • Meryl Hipps, blood cancer
  • Gary Benson, daughter Emily.
March 8:30 am Service
Deb Husk and Roberta Kuhne

March 10:35 am Service
18 - Jack and Lana Parham
25 - Sonny and Alda Hamrick
Contact Ruthie Barton (
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
March 24, 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