Broadway Christian Church
Welcome 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.

To Our Beloved Community, wondering and seeking...
 
We miss being together as we once were for worship and service. We are discovering, however, what we subconsciously already knew: we're still the Church whether inside or outside of the brick-and-mortar building.
 
Virtual worship continues each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via our YouTube channel. Friends from our own neighborhood to friends around the world are tuning in to celebrate with us week after week! We discovered the value of our beautiful Outdoor Worship Area as we began, and continue, one in-person worship service in that space every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (See more info below).
 
Sunday School classes, small groups, youth, children, and adults alike, are meeting via ZOOM, continuing to share in fellowship, study, and prayer. Our Mission and Outreach Ministry is hosting opportunities to participate in a Habitat for Humanity home-build this summer. Meals continue to be provided for the hungry and our Vision Team continues their efforts to press forward with plans for the Vision that will carry us into the next chapter of our life together. It's a beautiful thing to experience authentic community in ongoing ways. This is what it means to be Church!
 
Columbia’s Health Department and Broadway’s own COVID Advisory Team continue to guide us through our Comeback from COVID. We will keep you updated regularly as our opportunities grow and change. Keep showing up wherever you can, however you can, with whatever you can to help our church family, the city of Columbia, and even our global neighbors find a way through this challenging season. With God's help, we can make a great difference together!  
 
Love,
The Broadway Staff Team
Sunday, October 4, 2020
"Wide Open Spaces: Elastic Hearts"
John 17:13-18
Theme Verse: “As you have sent me into the world, so I send them into the world.” (John 17:18)
 
Concept: In our world of 24/7 global news smorgasbords, it’s no wonder we’re a stuffed nation. Turn the channel, pick up another plate, fill it with a new, flavored slant of hatred, division, and something new to get worked up about. Unfortunately, we tend to just stay gorged on the chaos, fuming as we leave the house, imagining how we might tweet out our rage to the world. What if we committed, for a whole week, to spend that time of stuffing ourselves with news and social media fluff in a different way? What if you spent each day’s time learning the story of one of your next-door neighbors? Learn what they wanted to be when they grew up. Ask them what their greatest struggle is these days? Discover what they care most about. Then care back. That’s it. Care. One neighbor at a time. It might just stretch your heart, which just might stretch your loving action in the world, too.

Song: “Shelter" - Jars of Clay

Join us in worship at 10:30 a.m., Sundays,
in our outdoor worship area or online at

https://www.youtube.com/c/BroadwayChristianChurchColumbiaMissouri 

In-Person Worship
(Until Further Notice)

10:30 a.m. – Outdoor Worship Space
(Northwest corner of our church property)

On "Rain Sudays," out-door worship will be canceled. Our pastoral team will offer drive-by blessings under the portico and will get everyone home in time to watch our virutal worship on YouTube at 10:30 a.m.

Important Information for In-Person, Outdoor Worship

  • Bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the hill at socially-safe distances from others.
  • Masks are suggested to be worn from your car to your seat and then back to your car.
  • Some masks are available on site should you have need.
  • Bring your own communion elements of any variety to be celebrated together.
  • Offerings can be shareed electronically or in a designated drop area.
  • Worship style will be refective of our current virtual format -
    a hybrid of all worship styles, including sermon, prayers, music, and communion.
  • The CLC doors will be open should bathroom use by necessary.
  • No childcare or Sunday School options will be offered at this time.
  • Our COVID Advisorty Team stays up-to-date on the latest pandemic developments and restrictions.
  • When a return to our usual Sunday worship schedule is deemed safe, we look forward to that opportunity.
  • Thank you for your prayers, encouragement, and ongoing support!

Love,
Your Broadway Staff Team

The Vision 2030 Conversation Continues...
 What Comes Next, Broadway?
Did Broadway's charter members have a picture of what this tiny church on the west edge of Columbia would grow to be in 2020?  It is certain that the foundation they built in 1958 has shaped us today.  How will we, building on that firm foundation, shape Broadway in the years to come?
Broadway Vision Team has been working via Zoom to begin to shape the conversation as we prepare for our next decade as a community of fiath.  The next step in the process is to hear from you.  The Vision Team has developed a list of questions that we are asked to consider.  Following your consideration, please share your responses with the Vision Team in one of several ways. You can mail them to the church office (2601 W, Broadway; 65203), or email to either Ingrid Luckenbill, church administrator, at iluckenbill@broadwaychristian.net or to Deb Ward, church board chair, at warddh@missouri.edu. Your input is vital to the Vision 2030 process.

Celebrating with Debby Graham
After serving for 17 years as our Coordinator or Outreach Ministy (and many other responsibilities), and extending her gift of ministry to Broadway through this unusual time, Debby is finally celebrating her "official retirement." We are grateful to continue to have Debby's gifts of service in the life our faith community in the days ahead. Blessings to Chris and Debby for this new adventure in their lives.

Debby Graham - from Ingrid 1
Celebrating on "our hill"

Debby Graham - from Ingrid 3
A congregational blessing in worship

Maria and Harp PhotoHarp and Healing
Click HERE to watch
the experience
recorded on September 1

Enjoy the beautiful meditative music
by Maria Trevor, harp, Kirk Trevor, cello,
and prayerful readings by Pastor Mark.

CareLink Ministries
Going Strong


Our faith family meeting
the needs of others.

Stay connected with us. Reach out...
Calls and Cards: 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.

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom (5)


Click on the graphic above
to join the meeting.

 

Carter Moore Solo at Outdoor Worship

Nancy Dreier Ringing Outdoor Worship