Here is a picture showing our last “ Once Upon a Dinner ” gathering. We are looking forward to our next round with you and the others in our group! Included in this picture are Kerry and Leon Trundle, Stephanie and Steve Jordan, and Betsy and Steve Buelow. This was taken at the Buelow’s house on Tellico Lake
Great Day Out Trip to Brushy Mtn. State Penitentiary.

The next BroadwayNext gathering is TODAY at 5:30 p.m. in the Chapel. This gathering will include a report from the Leadership Institute , held at The Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City which focused on helping local churches and annual conferences address concerns regarding the General Conference 2019 decisions and to offer strategies for dealing with these difficult conversations.

For more information about the issues facing our church with the next General Conference and to listen to the recordings from the September 15 luncheon you can go to
Message Sunday School Class
On Sunday October 13th, the Message Class is starting Adam Hamilton's book Unafraid.  Our study will include a short video with each session. Following is a summary of the study from Cokesbury:
We know Jesus tells us, “Do not be afraid,” but with everything going on in the world, how is it possible not to be anxious? In this five-week study based on his book Unafraid, Adam Hamilton explores the worries and fears most of us experience. Your small group can learn to identify fears and discover practical steps for overcoming them…all in the light of Scripture and a faith that promises again and again that we can live with courage and hope."
Please join us. We meet on the 5th floor Room 502. Contact A.J. Ottinger III with any questions
It's that time again!  Sterchi Lodge weekend is coming soon. October 18-20 join your Broadway family for a fun, relaxing weekend in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. This is an unstructured weekend where you can hike to Max Patch, play games, read, sit on the porch and enjoy the views, or whatever you do to relax. Oh, and eat! The cost is the same at $40 per person for the entire weekend! Once we have the list of those going, we will send out meal assignments. Look for more details coming soon. Sign up in the pew pads or email . Looking forward to seeing you there!
Wednesday, October 9
 6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Thursday, October 10
 1:00 pm - 4H STEM (Fellowship Hall)
5:00 pm - Relative Caregivers (Great Room)
6:00 pm - Epworth Bells

Friday, October 11
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)

Saturday, October 12
9:00 am - Brown Food Pantry (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, October 13
9:00 am - Chapel Worship
Sunday School
10:30 am - Sanctuary Worship

Monday, October 14
10:00 am - Knit Wits (Parlor)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts (Art Room)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20536 (Parlor)
6:00 pm - Finance Meeting (407)
6:30 pm - Boy Scouts (Great Room)
7:00 pm - Church Council (Fellowship Hall)

Tuesday, October 15
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts (Great Room/Fellowship Hall, 402, 403)

Wednesday, October 16
8:30 am - Parents' Day Out
9:00 am - PDO - Ballet (Fellowship Hall)
4:30 pm - Kids' Club
 6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

Missed Sunday's Sermon?
Click the play button below to listen:
Broadway Book Club
We had a great lunch/organizational meeting about the Book Club. We have decided to try to meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30 although this is the same time as handbells. Unfortunately, we couldn't come up with a better time right now but, hopefully, we will be able to be flexible and include those interested in book club and handbells in the future. We will meet October 17 at 6:30, and Alda Hamrick has graciously offered to have it at her house. Her address is 1438 Aberdeen Dr., Alcoa, TN. Debbie Taylor will be reviewing the book "Same Kind of Different As Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. It's an easy, short read. Any questions, contact Debbie Taylor 310-4373.
Time to start collecting candy again for the Downtown Spooktacular Event, where the city shuts down the street of Broadway and a couple thousand trick or treaters wander up and down Broadway. This is one of our best events of the year. Along with handing out treats we will hand out water and have our bathrooms open for use. This Event needs plenty of candy and lots of hand on help. Email if you would like to help.

We need lots of candy. You can leave bags in the church office.
We know that mental health concerns affect millions of Americans each day. But do you ever consider that it could be your co-worker, your neighbor, even the person in the pew sitting next to you, who might be one of those silently journeying with mental illness, either as a mental health consumer themselves or as a friend or loved one to someone who is? And have you ever wondered what such a journey might be like?

On October 27, following the 10:30 Sanctuary Worship (11:45 a.m.) in the Fellowship Hall, you can hear from Broadway UMC members Joel Bannock and Melanie Hutsell as they share their personal stories about living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in “My Journey with Mental Illness." Lunch will be provided. Please come and find out more—and ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask—about this important health topic. We appreciate you signing up through the church office so that we can make sure we have enough food prepared. Donations will be accepted for the lunch, with any extra funds offered to COMPASSion Counseling Center.
Day In Season Finale will be Tuesday, November 12 with guest speaker, Charles W. Maynard, a Broadway favorite. Charles is an ordained United Methodist minister, storyteller, and author. He has served in the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church for over 40 years. He has authored or co-authored 31 books, including 22 children’s books. He has also written United Methodist Sunday school and devotional literature as well as numerous magazine articles. Charles is known for his telling of traditional Appalachian Mountain tales, stories of American history, and personal narratives of growing up in the Cumberlands of Tennessee. Charles worked as the first executive director of Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the History of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Charles is now serving as an associate pastor at Cokesbury UMC in Knoxville. Charles married his high school sweetheart, Janice, who is a well-known novelist. They have two daughters, and five grandchildren. Charles and Janice enjoy writing, traveling and spending time with their family.
Plan to join us at noon for a pot luck lunch, drinks are provided. This event is open to all ages.
Sign up by contacting the church office no later that Monday, November 11 at noon.
Sometimes this new age of “instant easy access information” can cause people to feel frustrated and more isolated in today’s society.

If you or someone you know needs assistance with Facebook, our Digital Directory, or accessing our Website to utilize our available resources, please feel free to contact Jennifer McIntyre by emailing her at to make an appointment or drop by her office Tuesday afternoons on the 4 th floor starting Oct 1.
October 10:30 am
13 - Becky Martin and Dianne Reed
20 - Richard and Barbara Bailey
27 - Gene and Marie Pafford
October 9:00 am
13 - Kim Hill
20 - Debbie Slizewski
27 - Greg Bradley

October 10:30 am
13 - Ken Taylor
20 - Anita Ward
27 - Jean Hubbs

Contact Ruthie Barton
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
October 12,  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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