Broadway United Church is a worshiping community proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and being a living example of love and fellowship in a broken, divided world.
You are wonderful - You are marvelous - You are one of a kind - A child of God and God loves you lots.
To all who confess themselves to be sinners, humbling themselves before God and believing in the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation, I declare this sure promise: "If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness"
1 John 1:9
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HERE IS THE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT - CLICK ON THE LINK:2020 Annual Report (PDF)Hello friends. It certainly looks like we picked the right day for having folks come by to pick up tax receipts, offering envelopes and copies of the Annual Report. Thursday was as nice a day as we have had in quite some time. The wind wasn’t bad, the temperature was alright, and the day was sunny. Jim got his 10,000 steps just by going up and down the ramp and out to peoples cars. We were able to get 106 tax receipts and 72 copies of the annual report into Broadway members hands. More than that, however, we were able to get people out and see someone different even if only for a minute or two.
You are no doubt aware that we continue to be in a holding pattern with regards to church reopening. The provincial restrictions have now been extended to near the end of March and it really looks like Holy Week and Easter this year will again be online. In conversations with a representative of the Regional Health Authority, Jim was told that it would likely be fall at the earliest for a return to church but that was dependent upon vaccine availability and case numbers remaining low. So we shouldn’t assume anything and just continue on as we have been until such time as it is safe for us to gather in person, and in safety, once more.
The next big agenda on the calendar is the Annual Meeting which will be taking place online, using the same portal that we use for Sunday Worship. That meeting is scheduled for SUNDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2021 AT 1 PM. We are hopeful that most of you will be able to attend and that we can bring you up to date on the work that the church has done, and will continue to do in these uncertain times. Click the link to see the 2021 AGM Agenda: 2021 AGM Agenda (DOC)
We have received a very useful suggestion for these emails, and that is to include what amounts to an information sheet on the upcoming week and potential opportunities for people to engage online. That list of Broadway events and whatever else we know from other churches in the city will be included at the end of this email.
As always, we hope and pray that you and your loved ones are staying safe. Hold in your prayers those members of the community you know of who are struggling with illness and all the other complications and mental health challenges that come along with isolation, social distancing and masking. There were many very stylish masks at the income tax, offering envelope pickup yesterday so continue to be as fashionable as you want with your protective gear.
Blessings to you all. As always, if you have a concern, if you are feeling overwhelmed by this pandemic, or if you would just like to talk, do not hesitate to call and leave a message on the church answering service or drop us a note at email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe and well.
Our weekly online schedule remains the same as it has been for several months now:
Faithful Climate Conversations
Tuesday, February 23rd, 7 to 9 p.m. via Zoom
Broadway Taking a Broad View
We are a group of people within the congregation who are interested in supporting the goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions. As a discussion group, we work with resources developed within faith communities and expand our knowledge through books, articles, webinars and engaging with other resources for greater justice through learning and dialogue.
A sample of some of the connections we’ve made and resources we’re using are:
We meet via Zoom every second Thursday at 2:30 pm. Please join us via the following link:
Minute for Climate Videos
As we learn about solutions to climate change here in our community, we are making short videos to share our ideas. You can watch them here:
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