Broadway Briefs

Maundy Thursday Service – Thursday, March 29th at 7:00 p.m. We remember Jesus as he gathers around the table with his disciples and they share in the Last Supper. Music features the RS Band and the works of Duke Ellington. In the 1960s, Duke Ellington was approached and eventually agreed to compose music for a series of three sacred concerts. Music for Maundy Thursday will feature some of this music and other music related to the season and style.

Good Friday Service – Friday, March 30th at 7:00 p.m. On Good Friday, the Chancel Choir, accompanied by organist Karen Harville will present a "Tenebrae: A Service of Darkness" by Hal H. Hopson. The service follows a tradition of the church dating back to the eighth century and commemorates the final hours leading to the death of Jesus Christ. Gradual darkness depicting by extinguishing candles symbolize the fading loyalty of the disciples and friends of Jesus, and the diminishing light of the world as Christ was departing from it.

Good Friday Night Hike – Friday, March 30th after the Good Friday Service (approximately 8:15 p.m.). The Broadway Hikers sponsor this annual opportunity to experience how God is still able to speak to us in darkness. We’ll head out to Cades Cove and walk part of the loop (paved road). Please make a reservation through the church office so that we can plan for transportation and any weather adjustments.

Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, April 1st at 7:00 a.m. The Youth Group will lead our annual sunrise service at the home of Jean Hubbs. We will celebrate the risen Christ together as the sun rises, and will share a light breakfast afterward. The address is 619 Chilhowee View Drive. Maryville, 37803. Continue past Jean’s home. Turn right on Old McGinley Drive. There will be a gate open on the right, just past the first house, Turn through the gate, and follow the instructions given by parking attendants. Parking will be on the grass.

Easter Celebration – Sunday, April 1st at 8:30 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Christ is risen! Share the joy! At the 10:35 am service, the choir and congregation will be accompanied by a professional brass quartet comprised of members of the Orchestra at Maryville College with organist Karen Harville. Several festive anthems will highlight this special service of resurrection and new life. Both services will also feature Holy Communion.
We Still Have Room for the Odyssey Trip
The March Odyssey trip will depart tomorrow 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 or calling the church office. 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. (more info at and
It is that time of year! The Broadway Youth Group Will be hosting our white elephant sale on Saturday, April 7. If you have items you would like to donate, you may start bringing those to the stage on the fellowship hall starting April 2. If you are donating an item of significant value, please let Jim Gass know what the item is, what an appropriate price for it is, and what you would like done with it if we do not sell it. All other items will be priced to move!
No Regular Announcements On Easter Sunday
There will be no regular announcements on Easter Sunday so please contact the church office if there is something you need included in the bulletin or pew pads.
Easter Celebration

"Laughing with God at Death"

Scripture: John 20: 1-20
Rev. Laura Rasor
5:30 pm - Sermon Conversations @ Vienna Coffee House
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, March 29
8:30 am - PDO
8:30 am - Odyssey Trip
7:00 pm - Maundy Thursday Service

Friday, March 30
8:30 am - BHEA/Tapestry
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch
6:00 pm - Girl Scout 20838
7:00 pm - Good Friday Service
8:15 pm - Good Friday Night Hike

Sunday, April 1
7:00 am - Sunrise Service
8:30 am - Worship
9:30 am - Sunday School
10:35 am - Worship

Monday, April 2
8:30 am - PDO
10:00 am - Knit Wits
6:30 pm - Little River Service Unit
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts

Tuesday, April 3
8:30 am - PDO
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, April 4
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

This year, instead of working on a Habitat House, we will build ramps and improve existing homes. Our first project is located at 212 Arabian Lane in Maryville. Located just behind Lowe’s off Middlesettlements Road, this home requires a new 38’ ramp. We need approximately 10 good volunteers who will bring along their trusty hammers, nail pouches, tape measures, battery drill motors, and anything else that will be useful. If we have enough volunteers, there are three other smaller projects on the same site. Day 1 will include demolition and installation of vertical support posts. Day 2 will be construction. We will work from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Sign up on the pew pad or call Tami at the church office to save your spot! Work, fellowship, food and an opportunity to take care of our neighbors’ needs.
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   

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.
  • Sandy Teffeteller, having hip surgery April 2
  • Jerry Pickel (Barbara Deal’s brother) heart surgery
  • Jerry Johnson, health issues
  • Spencer (Alan Eleazer’s grandson) in the hospital last week
  • Joe (Greg Bradley’s father) fell & broke hip
  • Mary, health issues
  • Hazel Anderson
  • Joe Buchanan; Mike Boring
  • Nan Watkins & husband, health issues
  • Elaine, health issues
  • Chrissie’s family, health issues
  • Ann Henry
  • Pam Mullins
  • Cheryl Sheridan (Mark Sheridan’s sister in law) health issues
  • Sue Sheridan (Mark Sheridan’s mother) health issues
  • Joe (Greg Bradley’s father) health issues
April 8:30 am Service
1 - Jean Hubbs and Anita Ward
8 - Gerri Bradley and Anita Ward
15 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays
22 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays
29 - Jean Hubbs and Julie Hays

April 10:35 am Service
1 - Bob and Elizabeth Mize
8 - Peter and Janay Griffin
15 - Tom and Amy Kohntopp
22 - Ron and Pat Matthews
29 - Brennan and Alice Croft
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 ( ).

Contact Ruthie Barton (
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
April 14, 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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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