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Jesus Came Eating And Drinking - Community Meal, July 20th! Our next Community Meal at Broadway will take place this coming Sunday, June 8th, following the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Please join us as we gather with others in the Community Room to enjoy lunch. This is a time to gather with one another while enjoying great food and wonderful conversation. Everyone is welcome...hope to see you there!

The BUMS Softball Season is in Full Swing: The BUMS continue their softball season at 4:30 p.m. July 20th at Riverside Park (corner of Riverside Drive and West 29th Street). We need as many players and fans as possible each week! Spectators, bring your own chair. It’s never too late to join the team...just call or stop by the church office to add your name to the roster. Go BUMS

Bible Study - Tuesdays: Bible Study with our Seminary Intern, Zach Wheat, will meet Tuesday, July 22th, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Room 104 at Broadway UMC. This is an ongoing Bible study. You are more then welcome to come, learn the stories of our faith, meet others in the congregation, and talk together about meaningful things.

Name, Bless, Connect, Celebrate! Wednesday, July 25th You are invited to join the JSP Roving Youth and their families to share in conversations, listen to the young people’s dreams for their lives, and offer ways to support them. What gifts and talents can you share? Come and join the conversation on Wednesday, July 9th, in the Community Room from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

“Black Broadway” Fundraiser -Sunday, July 27th: The Cupboard, Inc. will present “Black Broadway” in collaboration with iibada Dance Company on Sunday, July 27th, at 6:00 p.m. at The Historic Athenaeum Theater (401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis 46204). General admission tickets are available for $25.00 by phone at (800) 838- 3006. Proceeds from the event will support The Cupboard, Inc.’s presentation of Oprah’s “Color Purple: The Musical” touring production and the iibada Dance Company.

StageWorthy Productions Presents “Assisted Living”: StageWorthy Productions, and Encore Aware-winning community theatre, presents “Assisted Living” by Deirdre O’Connor on-stage at Broadway UMC. Performances will be held July 25-27 and August 1-3. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 8:00 p.m., and Sunday afternoon shows begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10/ person with limited “upgrades” available on a first come, first served basis for an additional $2. Reserve your tickets by calling (317) 750-6454. For more information, visit

“The Abundant Community” Book Study: Want to (re)learn your ABCD’s (Asset Based Community Development)? Come join the Candlestick House and Engagement Center starting Monday, August 4th, as they read and discuss “The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods” by John McKnight and Peter Block. The group will meet every other Monday, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Broadway UMC Library. More information and pre-registration online at Copies of the book are available for registered participants to borrow.

The Abundance Festival: Living Toward a Culture of Community and Abundance! The audio from the festival can be heard on the Sermon page.

“I Am MORE than You SEE” purple t-shirts are back! Don’t miss out on this second chance to own one today. You can purchase your t-shirt in the church office for $6.00. Adult sizes medium, large and X-large are currently available.

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.

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.

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.

July 20th - Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Genesis 28:10-19a, 13-16 and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
City of God: Who Are the Good People and Who Are the Evil People?
Rev. Michael Mather
July 20th - The Gospel According to _______
The Gospel According to RAVE Culture
Zack Wheat