United Methodist Women Bookclub
The Broadway Book Club will meet on Thursday, September 13, 2018, in the church library. Debbie Taylor will review Adventure of Ascent: Field Notes from a Lifelong Journey by Luci Shaw which is from the Spiritual Growth category. Susan Daffron will review the recent Mission u study, What About Our Money? A Faith Response by Susan K. Taylor. Please bring a friend and join us!
Our next outing is scheduled for Saturday, September 15. We’ll head to Elkmont to do the Little River and Cucumber Gap Trails, which is about a 5 mile loop. There are also shorter options if you would just like to walk along the river. We’ll leave from the church at 9:30 a.m. Pack a lunch and bring plenty of water. Please make a reservation on the pew pad or through the church office in case we need to let you know about any weather adjustments.
UMC General Conference 2019
The Holston Conference Delegation to the 2019 Called General Conference has scheduled a time of directed conversation for each district. This will be an opportunity for people to come and discuss the topic of a way forward for the denomination. The Smoky Mountain District is scheduled to have its meeting on September 16th at 3:00 at First UMC, Maryville. Please share this information with your local church and continue to surround in prayer our Holston Delegation and the 2019 General Conference.
We Are Going To Sterchi Lodge!!
Sterchi Lodge is open and ready for our annual trip! After extensive storm damage prevented us from getting to go last year, Sterchi is all fixed up and ready for guests!October 12-14 come join us for fun, food, games, hiking, relaxing, and beautiful views. If you have never been, you need to give it a try. It is such a fun weekend. You can do- as much or as little as you like. You can sign up in the church office or online. Cost is $40 per person.  
For more information call or email (click on name) Rebecca Bleidorn 865-333-2822
or Bob Hayes 865-660-5143. Stay tuned for more details!

There are two regular gatherings for youth (6th – 12th graders) each week. Youth Refuel meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Subs n’ Such
Sunday Night Youth meets from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (dinner provided) on Sundays. C lick here to sign up if you would like to provide the food! Bring a friend. 

Volunteers are needed to provide food for Sunday Nights
(for 8-10 people) and also to serve as chaperones
(you don’t have to lead a program, just hang out and enjoy being with youth). If you want to sign up to be a chaperone please click here.
For more information, contact Pastor Laura at
New Sunday Morning Small Groups (10:00 a.m. )
A new Sunday morning small group option for all ages begins on September 9th from 10-11 AM. Adults and youth will meet in the Fellowship Hall and there will also be a small group for children in the children’s wing along with nursery available for babies through preschool age. For the first four weeks (September 9-30), adults and youth will be using the resource, Unafraid: Living With Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times by Adam Hamilton, as a starting point for conversations about the everyday intersections of life and faith. Melanie Hutsell will lead the sessions in September. The Children’s Small Group is for children Kindergarten through 5 th grade. Both the Children’s Small Group and the Nursery will be using Cokesbury’s Deep Blue Curriculum which focuses on Families this fall. The material will introduce children to Jesus’ family, talk about how we are a family and that families are different.
Getting to Know our Immigrant Neighbors
We are offering a 4 week Sunday School program on Immigration that is open to everyone. Representatives from the Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN) will serve as teachers and facilitators. The goal is to help congregations learn more about immigrant families and immigration issues. Topics include what immigrants leave behind, their experience upon arriving, the reasons they leave their countries, etc. We have a very active ministry with Hispanic children and their families so it would help us learn more about their lives. The classes are being scheduled for four Sundays in September (September 9, 16, 23 and 30). Sessions will be offered in the Fellowship Hall during the 9:00 a.m. Sunday School time. Classes would be appropriate for adults and youth. We are alerting Sunday School classes now so that you can decide if you would like to participate as a class. Participation is optional.
Conversations About The Way Forward
You may or may not be aware that The United Methodist Church has scheduled a special session of General Conference for February 23-26, 2019. There is deep disagreement about what The United Methodist Church should teach about homosexuality, same-gender marriage, and the ordination of LGBTQ persons. The special session will be held to consider these issues and how they will be addressed by The United Methodist Church in the future. Pastor Laura is offering a 4 week study to help us learn more about the process and the various views and possibilities. We will use a resource called Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and The United Methodist Church. The Study will be offered on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on September 11. You can access more information and news releases at If you would like a copy of the book we will be using, please contact the church office. The cost is $10.
Services: 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:15 am

Coffee/Fellowship Time
Head downstairs to the Fellowship Hall in between services
for some Vienna Coffee and breakfast goodies.
Available from 9:00 - 11:15 am.
Today @ Broadway
6:30 pm - Cancel Choir

Thursday, September 13
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
12:30 pm - 4H STEM (Fellowship Hall)
6:00 pm - Girl Scouts 20801 (Great Room)
6:00 pm - Epworth Bells (Handbell Room)
6:30 pm - UMW BookClub (Library)
6:30 pm - Tai Chi Class (Fellowship Hall)

Friday, September 14
11:00 am - Salvation Army Lunch (Fellowship Hall)
12:30 pm - 4H STEM (Great Room)

Saturday, September 15
9:30 am - Broadway Hikers
12:00 pm - Little River Service Unit (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday, September 16
8:30 am - Early Chapel Service (Chapel)
9:00 am - Coffee/Fellowship Time (Fellowship Hall)
9:00 am - Our Immigrant Neighbor Small Group (Fellowship Hall)
9:00 am - Sunday School
10:00 am - Small Groups for all ages
10:00 am - Mid Morning Service (Sanctuary)
11:15 am - Late Service (Chapel)
12:30 pm - Hot Dog Roast (Springbrook Park)
5:00 pm - Youth

Monday, September 17
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
10:00 am - Knit Wits
2:00 pm - Horse Club (Library)
6:00 pm - Girl Scout Troop 20838 (Art Room)
7:00 pm - Boy Scouts (Fellowship Hall)

Tuesday, September 18
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
6:30 pm - Living Faithfully Small Group (407)
6:30 pm - Cub Scouts

Wednesday, September 19
8:30 am - Parent's Day Out
4:30 pm - Kids Club/Connect
5:30 pm - Youth Refuel @ Subs & Such
6:30 pm - Chancel Choir

September 8:30 am
Mark Sheridan and Susan Daffron

September 10:00 am
16 - Jene Thompson
23 - Ralph and Kay Brown
30 - Patsy Russell

September 11:15 am
Anita Ward
Broadway UMC seeks Youth Director (part-time) to provide vision and leadership for established program comprised of grades 6 through 12. Candidate must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and spiritual with willingness to grow the program. Candidate must be able to work with parents and volunteers while providing leadership organizing Sunday morning and evening activities, Bible studies, fun activities, mission trips, spiritual retreats, etc. Hours are flexible but include Sunday (a.m. and p.m.). United Methodist background preferred. A Bachelor’s Degree in Child/Youth Development, Ministry or Counseling with experience leading a successful Youth Program is preferred but will consider 5 years experience leading a successful Youth Program. Send resume and cover letter to
Contact Ruthie Barton
The next Food Pantry date
is scheduled for
September 22, 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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The more the merrier!!! It costs nothing and helps minister to
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