Broadway Christian ChurchWelcome to Broadway
 
Our mission is to enable persons to encounter the living God, as disclosed through Jesus Christ; to serve and celebrate God in an ever-changing society.

The congregation of Broadway Christian Church proclaims that we are a place of welcome to all, regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, physical or mental ability, political stance, socioeconomic background, criminal history, or theological perspective. We welcome all to this congregation, to Christ's table, and to service within the church. We recognize the faith, baptism and spiritual gifts of all Christians and those yearning to know Christ and celebrate that we are all children of God, striving to do God's will.

Broadway Christian Church is an open and affirming place for all God's children.

Virtual Worship for the Remainder of 2020  
 
 Dear Broadway Family and Friends,Two Virtual During Advent
 
Alongside our neighbors in the city of Columbia, we are watching the ongoing struggle with COVID-19. Broadway members and friends have suffered with the virus, and healthcare workers continue to express exhaustion as hospital beds are sparse and resources are strained. 
 
While our staff remains healthy, and our congregational practices are the safest possible, we wish not to further complicate community focus in the coming weeks as COVID counts elevate rapidly. We are not afraid. We trust the proven protocols that our COVID Advisory Team has crafted for safe community engagement. It is, however, out of a spirit of love for our community that we have decided to cease in-person worship gatherings until the end of the year. 
 
Pastorally, we lament this reality knowing our gathering for worship has been meaningful and uplifting for all who have come. We look forward to the next time we can gather again safely. 
 
We will continue to pursue creative ways to stay connected to one another during this season. Virtual worship will continue at 9 a.m. - Traditional, and at 10:30 a.m. - Contemporary, each Sunday. 

Virtual Sunday School and Small Group options will also continue each Sunday. Zoom@Noon with our pastoral team will continue every Monday.  
 
Our prayers are full for each of you and for the promised end of this trying season of separation. We believe it is coming and with new vision to unfold in 2021, we believe the best is yet to come. 
 
In Christ's Love,
Mark Briley, Terry Overfelt, John DeLaporte

Peace wk 2

Sunday, December 6, 2020
The Second Sunday of Advent
Not So Far: Peace
Isaiah 40:1-11
Theme Verse: "Speak tenderly to Jersusalem, and  cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid..."(Isaiah 40:2)
Concept: Most of us are pretty sensitive about our personal space, especially from those who tend to grate on our nerves. Speaking of such a relationship, one person said, "The sun is 91-million miles away; not too far; not too close. Be like that." As a nation upended; restless in mind, body, and spirit; peace has not been a close companion in 2020. The prophet Isaiah cried out to God in such a time; crying for peace after such a long season of undue pain and division. Are we due for such a time of peace ourselves? Not so far, it seems. Could the Prince of Peace come thorugh now? Is there something more for us to do?
Song: "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson

Graphic used with permission of Jenny McGee

 
Join us virtually in worship at 9 a.m. -Traditional
or at 10:30 a.m. - Contemporary,
 on Broadway's YouTube Channel

Advent Daily Devotions

Each day during Advent, one of our church family will share their thoughts.
Click on each day's devotion and spent a few minutes reflecting with another from our faith community.

Day 1 - November 29 - John DeLaporte

Blue Christmas Harp and HealingBlue Christmas

This month's Harp and Healing will be on Tuesday, December 1, at 5:30 p.m. Grief and loss are keeenly felt during the holidays, and this worship will focus on those feelings with the music and spoken word focused to being support. Maria Trevor, playing her harp in our sanctuary, will provide beautiful music with Scriptures and the spoken work offered by our ministers. This worship experiece will be recorded for virtual viewing on our church's YouTube channel. 

To view the November Harp and Healing Worship, click HERE.

BCC Hope TreeClick HERE to watch the video about our Tree of Hope

Please follow this LINK for our Virtual Tree of Hope and find a child (or a few children) to bless this holiday season! This year, we are partnering with Coyote Hills, West Middle School, Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary, and the Center for Early Education North. 
 
The Tree of Hope has moved to an accessible spot just inside the church's front doors. This makes it possible for anyone to walk under the portico, take a picture of the QR code through the door window, and then find the list of children with whom we are sharing.
 
Items may be dropped off outside the main doors of the church during office hours. Please call the church office (573.445.5312) when leaving the gifts, so they can be received quickly. We will collect the items until December 13. Please be sure to clearly label the front of your gift with the child's name.
 
How wonderful to share the blessings of God with our community.

The Red Kettle Bell Is Calling You
Click
HERE to learn all about it
and enjoy our Broadway Actors Team, too.

John DeLaporte

John DeLaporte; director of youth ministries and faith formation

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (5)
Click on the graphic above
to join the meeting.

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CareLink Ministries Going Strong
Our faith family staying connected 
meeting the needs of others.

Reach out...
Calls, Cards and Prayers: Patsy Dalton - daltonsinc@aol.com
Handy Helpers: John Poehlmann - poehlmannc@missouri.edu
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If you know of anyone that could benefit
from a Carelink Ministry,
please let us know.

 

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