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Bible Study: Bible Study with Rev. Mike Mather is postponed until further notice. Please keep checking here for an announcement on when the gatherings will resume!

Broadway Presents Artist Series - GOSPEL MASS by Robert Ray: Join us Sunday, May 4th, at 3:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Broadway UMC as the Chancel choirs from Broadway and Central Christian Church (Anderson) join together in presenting GOSPEL MASS by Robert Ray. The text for the work comes from the Catholic Mass and is set to the rhythm and harmony of African-American music. We hope you will join us for this fun afternoon of music!

The Abundance Festival: Living Toward a Culture of Community and Abundance! Thursday, May 29th, 2014 | 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church. John McKnight and Peter Block, co-authors of The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods, are joined by renowned Scripture scholar Walter Brueggemann, author most recently of Journey to the Common Good, to show us how associations, institutions, churches, and citizens can build and nurture relationships that allow us to unleash our gifts and create a better community, to allow us to move from a narrative of scarcity to one of abundance. More information and Reserve a seat, The Abundance Festival

Discover Broadway: We will have quarterly lunches at the home of Mike Schaefer, one of our lay leaders, for those interested in meeting other people of the Broadway parish or exploring becoming a member. This meal is for you if you are new to broadway and want to learn more about the church, if you've been around broadway for some time but want to get to meet new people or if you are exploring membership. Please email Rachel to reserve your seat at the meal and share any dietary restrictions. The next meal will be held next Sunday, April 27th, at 12:00 noon.

Day Camp 2014, June 16th - June 20th: It’s not too early to mark your calendars for Day Camp! This year’s camp will run Monday, June 16th, through Friday, June 20th. Download the application.

Celebration Service: Please join us at 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room.

Light of Broadway - The Light of Broadway is a faith-based group of young adults, who lift up and encourage one another, peers, and community through positive messages, life experiences, and encouragement that only a true friend can offer. Keep up with The Light of Broadway on Facebook where information is shared regarding upcoming meetings, events, and pictures.

Chancel and Handbell Choirs: Do you enjoy singing or have an interest in ringing handbells? We invite you to join one of Broadway’s choirs. Chancel choir rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Beck Hall (choir room). Handbell choir rehearsals are on Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. (bell room on second floor). The Chancel choir sings weekly at the 10:45 a.m. service, additional services throughout the year, and two concerts on the Broadway Presents Artist Series. The Handbell choir plays once a month and performs at the Christmas concert in December. We hope you will consider joining one of our ensembles at Broadway. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Schuyler Brinson, Minister of Music.

Broadway's Response to Rev. Frank Schaefer's conviction for officiating a gay marriage: Boston Globe Story and Time Story

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Volunteers Needed to Assist in the Church Office: Willing to volunteer one day each week at the church office? Broadway’s staff wants you! Helpers are needed at the Broadway church office to help answer phones and work on light office tasks. Specifically, volunteers are needed for Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, please contact Terri Coleman at the church office.

Extending Our Communion Table: Throughout the next year, Broadway will continue its focus on “Extending Our Communion Table into the World.” This continued sharing of the table will build upon our mission by finding ways to extend the Lord’s Supper into the world. Part of extending our communion table is inviting folks to host a meal in their home for people in and around Broadway Church. Would you be willing to share a meal with others in your home? If so, please contact Sue Ann Brown or Delores Heaton.

African Dance Class: Iibada Dance Company is sponsoring an African Dance Class at Broadway UMC on Mondays from 6:40 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The class is open to the community and is for dancers of all levels. Learn some of the history of various dances, fundamental movements, and rhythms. Classes are taught by Ronne Stone; cost is $8 per class, $28 for four weeks, or $60 for 10 weeks.

“Camina Conmigo” Guatemala Trip 2014: The 2014 “Camina Conmigo” (Walk with Me) Guatemala Trip will take place March 29th - April 6th, 2014. If you would like more information, please contact Duane Carlisle.

Commercial Wheelchair Lift: Plans are underway to install a commercial wheelchair lift at the steps in front of the Parlor kitchen. Though challenges exist throughout the building, this area, specifically, has presented an unsafe passage for many. An initiative has been taken to raise funds for it’s installment, so please contact Joanne Solomon or David Wines for opportunities to be a part of this effort!

The Property Committee is also involved in the fund raising effort by recruiting participants for the “Energizing Indiana” home energy assessments. The assessment is open to ALL Indiana counties, so we hope to extend our reach to all families and friends of Broadway to participate in this fund raising opportunity. For every assessment completed for a Broadway household, the church will receive $25 for the “accessibility fund,” which will go toward installing the wheelchair lift. Flyers are available in the church office, along with a sign-up sheet, if you would like more information or to begin scheduling your assessment.

Judith Snow at Broadway: Judith Snow, MA, is a social innovator and an advocate for Inclusion -- communities that welcome the participation of a wide diversity of people. Here is the video of Judith during the Celebration Service!

Broadway Perspectives: Todd Fuqua created a video to show the positive impact that Broadway UMC has on communities! BUMC Perspectives

Broadway in Guatemala: Members of various mission teams share about their week with Mission Guatemala and their experiences on their Guatemala mission trip. Video

Broadway Presents Artist Series - Upcoming Events: website.

Community Conversation Video: Dennis Ryerson, Vice President and Editor of The Indianapolis Star, joined Rev. Mike Mather for a "community conversation" about education during worship at Broadway on April 25th. Watch the video.

April 27th - Second Sunday of Easter
1 Peter 1:3-9 and John 20:19-31
Late to the Party
Duane Carlisle
April 27th - Emmaus
They Have Threatened Us With Resurrection (1980) by Julia Esquivel
Cindy Wood