In John Wesley’s famous sermon, “The Almost Christian,” he encouraged people to follow Christ wholeheartedly. In  Almost Christmas: A Wesleyan Advent Experience,  author and pastor Magrey deVega leads a group of authors in exploring how we can make the same commitment to Christ during Advent, and connect our Wesleyan heritage with the traditional Advent themes of Love, Hope, Joy, and Peace.
Many thanks to the Upper Parlor Sunday School Class!!!
Welcome to our newest members!

Pam and Bob Barker joined our congregation this past Sunday, November 24th. They have been attending Broadway for awhile. They transferred their membership from Buckner Memorial UMC in Madisonville.
The Salvation Army will have their annual Thanksgiving Dinner in our Fellowship Hall again this year. They rely on people making dishes, casseroles, vegetables, sides or desserts as we feed close to 100+ people. If you would like to participate with dishes or serving, feel free to contact Lori Baber at 615-390-8490 or Julie Lowe at 865-696-4469
Brown Food Pantry
Still Needs Toiletries!!
CLICK HERE to let us know if you can come!
All ladies are invited to "A Gathering at Advent" on Monday, December 2, at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall our featured guest is Janice Maynard, well-known author and storyteller. Dessert and assorted beverages will be served. There is no cost for attending the event, however, an offering will be taken for Susannah’s House, an intensive outpatient recovery program for mothers recovering from addiction and the children of those mothers. If you are interested in attending and have not signed up yet CLICK HERE .
Broadway Kids and friends will act out this timeless tale on Wednesday December 11th at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. All kids ages 3 to 11 are welcome to join us!!! No experience needed. If you would like to participate email Jennifer by CLICKING HERE.

Our Annual Christmas Pageant requires many hands to pull everything together for the Children’s Christmas Program and Potluck Dinner . Some of the roles are already covered, but we still need help with many things:

  • A couple extra hands to help with the kids during our rehearsals and performance. Rehearsals are from 4:30-5:30 on the 4th and 11th. Our program is the 11th at 6:00.
  • Assistance with sorting and dewrinkling costumes. Costumes need to be ready by Dec 11th at 5:30.
  • Setup of backdrop for Christmas Pageant. Stage needs to be ready by 4:30 dress rehearsal on the 11th.
  • Help setting up Fellowship Hall for the Christmas Dinner. It is helpful to have this done by early afternoon on the 11th.
  • Purchase of supplies for the dinner. Decorations, plates, etc.
  • Help with preparation of meat, rolls and drinks for the Christmas Dinner.
  • Side Dishes and desserts! The church is providing meat, rolls and drinks.
  • Help getting the dishes set out that come in just before the Christmas Program.
  • Clean up after the Christmas Dinner

If you see a way you can serve with the children of our church, please email Jennifer by CLICKING HERE
Thursday, November 28
Happy Thanksgiving
Office Closed
11:00 am - Salvation Army Thanksgiving Lunch (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, November 29
Office Closed
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)

Saturday. November 30
9:00 am - Brown Food Pantry

Sunday, December 1
9:00 am - Chapel Worship
Sunday School
10:30 am - Sanctuary Worship

Monday, December 2
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
10:00 am - Knit Wits (Parlor)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts (Art Room)
6:00 pm - A Gathering at Advent (Fellowship Hall)
6:30 pm - Little River Service Unit (Chapel)
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts (Great Room)

Tuesday, November 26
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts (Great Room/Fellowship Hall)

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We are looking for volunteers to run the sound board during the 10:30 service. With the changes in the services, we currently only have 3 people serving.
The sound board is set up before the service by Alan and the current volunteers are willing to help train anyone who would like to serve. If you are interested
or want more information, please contact Bruce Recktenwald at 214-564-8315 or by email at This is an easy way to serve
Broadway in this vital area.
The Salvation Army needs toiletries for Christmas gift bags. Do you have a drawer full of travel sized toiletries that you wish were gone? Can you purchase a few small items so that our Salvation Army friends have a gift bag for Christmas? The following items are needed by December 20 and can be placed in the designated box on the Fellowship Hall counter: soap, shampoo, lotion, body wash, socks (for men and women), and chocolate. In light of our current generosity challenge, this is another great way to respond. Please help make Christmas merrier for others in our community in this small but important way. Thank you!
Altar Guild is sponsoring Poinsettia Memorials again this year. The flowers will be red, and we purchase them from William Blount High School as a way of supporting our local youth. They will adorn the church from Sunday, December 15 through Sunday, December 22. You are welcome to take your flower home at that time. We appreciate those that are left, which carry us through Christmas itself. 

Orders can be placed through Sunday, December 8. Call the church office, or look for forms in the sanctuary pew pads.

All the money this year is being donated to the church's Helping Hand Fund. This fund has been in existence at Broadway for at least 70 years. Members' generous donations have helped many people with utility bills, new work shoes, car repairs, and prescriptions.
Parent's Day Out is looking for volunteers to help in set-up, cook, wait tables and cleanup. If you can help support one of our Children's Ministries in this way, please CLICK HERE.
Bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.
The church will provide Ham, rolls and drinks.
Broadway has been asked to staff the Salvation Army kettle at the Kroger on Hall Street on Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Shifts are two hours, and if you want to arrange it, you can share a shift with friends or family members. Dress festively (and warmly), and for more fun, play or sing and dance to Christmas music. Children are very welcome, but need to be accompanied by adults. Teens, aged 14 and up, need to have an adult chaperone on site, if not at the kettle. Let’s represent Broadway well and make a difference in our local community! Contact Jene Thompson at 865-681-1422.
December 10:30 am
1 - Steve and Betsy Buelow
8 - Dick and Mary Yates
15 - Bill and Melanie Ribble
22 - Jake and Julie Sparks
29 - Ron and Pat Matthews
December 9:00 am
1 - Kim Hill & Steve Hays
8 - Jade Garcia & Steve Hays
15 - Greg Bradley & Steve Hays
22 - Jade Garcia & Steve Hays
29 - Kim Hill & Steve Hays

December 10:30 am
1 - Anita Ward
8 - Jean Hubbs &Gene Pafford
15 - Jean Hubbs &Bruce Recktenwald
22 - Ken Taylor & David Schoeni
29 - Anita Ward & David Schoeni

Contact Ruthie Barton
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
November 30, 9:00-11:00AM
Your prayers, your gifts, your service
and continued commitment
to this ministry is very much appreciated .
Broadway United Methodist Church
309 East Broadway Avenue
Maryville, TN 37804
(865) 982-6192
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