Mission Statement

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.

Affirmation

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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Join us for Church Services On-line every Sunday @ 10AM

Click the link below:


https://zoom.us/j/268763601?pwd=V2xOR1BPKzZDZ2ZTMi9DVjRTZEptdz09

The service will be recorded and once it is available to view, you will be able to view it by clicking the 'Worship Information' heading on the left column on this page and then clicking on 'Worship Service Audio'.

HERE IS THE 2020 ANNUAL REPORT - CLICK ON THE LINK:2020 Annual Report (PDF)


The Umpteenth Epistle of Broadway

 

Greetings and good day to all.  We hope that you are staying safe and are looking out for yourselves and those around you. 

 

Just a reminder that along with our regular worship (Sunday morning at 10) we will be holding our Annual Meeting this Sunday, Feb 28th, at 1PM on the same Zoom site that you use for worship.  While the United Church of Canada has told congregations, boards and councils across the country that they didn’t need to hold an Annual Meeting this year, the Broadway Council believes that it is more important than ever for us to meet, to review the past year and do whatever looking ahead we can in these strange and uncertain times.  Annual Meetings are important in that they often set the agenda for coming calendar year.  This past year was like no other, and the current year seems to be following the same path.  The sharing of information is important as the congregation needs to part of the decision-making process.  That is the way the church has been structured since its inception in 1925 and we believe that it is the appropriate model to follow.

 

A couple of other points to make in the lead up to the meeting.  Many have wondered about the status of the long-awaited photo directory.  Well, it is in the hands of the printers and we just need to wait until they get it back to us.  When council received the initial draft of the directory last year, questions were raised about privacy issues.  Since our journey with the photo directory began there were numerous changes to privacy legislation (provincially, federally and denominationally).  When Council was made aware of the all the new privacy issues, we had to go back and make some edits to the amount of personal information that was contained in the initial draft.  That work was completed and now we just wait until the printers have the opportunity to put our directory to press. 

 

One last Annual meeting reminder.  We are looking for an individual who would be prepared to take on the role of Treasurer for the Church next year.  We are giving an entire year notice so that whoever that may be will be able to learn under the tutelage of our current Treasurer.  Whoever would be interested in taking on this role must have some knowledge of accounting practices and be prepared to use the existing software the church has for tracking donations and expenditures etc. If you or someone you know would be interested in taking on this challenge, make sure that the church office is made aware so that the nominating committee from Council can get their name(s). In addition to treasurer, we will be looking for a new chairperson beginning next year so it would be good if whoever is willing to take on that challenge has some familiarity with Council and United Church procedures before having to take the seat at the head of the table. 

 

We lied.  One more thing.  We have had problems getting the agenda onto the website, so see below for a copy of the 2021 Agenda.

Once again, we do hope that you are staying safe and well.  Until the next email, umpteenth +1, thank you for all that you do and bring to Broadway United Church. 

 

 

 

BROADWAY UNITED CHURCH

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

FEBRUARY 28, 2021  1:00 P.M.

AGENDA

 

 

1.0              Call to Order

2.0              Meditation

3.0              Quorum and Voting Privileges

4.0              Elections

4.1              Election of Chair

4.2              Election of Official Recorder

4.3              Election of Treasurer

 

5.0              Approval of Agenda

6.0              Approval of Minutes of the 2020 Annual Congregational Meeting

7.0              Business Arising from the Minutes

8.0              Recognition

9.0              Annual Reports

10.0          Budget Presentation

11.0          Introductions of Board Members

 

12.0          Introduction of Trustees

13.0          Nomination for New Members

13.1          Christian Education

13.2          Secretary

13.3          Treasurer

13.4          Member at Large

 

14.0          New Business

 

15.0          Adjournment

 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 broadwayunited@accesscomm.ca, or jas.balfour@outlook.com.  Stay safe and well. 

 

Our weekly online schedule remains the same as it has been for several months now:

    • 9 a.m. on Sunday Morning is Sunday School Online;
    • 10 am Every Sunday morning is our worship Online;
    • 1 PM and 7 PM on Tuesdays is Bible Study Online;
    • 10 a.m. Every Wednesday is Coffee and Conversation Online;
    • Jim is currently working on establishing a regular open office time online for people that would like to chat one on one Online;

 

 

 

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:





  • Broadview Magazine: https://broadview.org

    • Affiliated with the United Church of Canada, Broadview magazine is committed to highlighting stories about spirituality, justice, and ethical living.



  • Books:

    • On Fire �" The Burning Case for a Green New Deal �" by Naomi Klein

    • A Good War �" Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency �" by Seth Klein



We meet via Zoom every second Thursday at 2:30 pm.  See 'Events' tab for further information.   Please join us via the following link:

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/442338812



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:

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVxyjjQZUXU4OIrmMcaO7wyitIEdDf8vd

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