COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response Update: March 25, 2020

To help with the ongoing care for our community the facilities are currently closed.
Staff will be off of regular duties on Thursday, March 26 and Friday, March 27.

Messages will be checked periodically, please call the church office at (270) 443-2401.

Please check out today's e-blast from Broadway or follow these important links to remain contected:

Facebook

Visit our website

Live Worship Stream

Online Giving

Bishop McAlilly's Blog

 

COVID-19 Response Update: March 22, 2020

The facilities are currently closed and visitors will not be allowed to enter into the building at this time.

Staff will report for work on Monday, March 23 during normal hours. Please call the church office at (270) 443-2401 with any questions.

Worship:
Sunday morning worship services are live-streamed at 10:30a.m. You may watch on Sunday morning or find archived services here

Meetings and Gatherings:
All meetings and gatherings are currently cancelled or being postponed.
Broadway's exectutive team will meet through zoom (online) on March 30, 2020. 

During the week of March 22 - March 28, cancellations includes the following:

Monday, March 23:

  • No Yoga classes
  • No KEYS II

Tuesday, March 24:

  • No Mother's Day Out
  • No Yoga classes
  • No KEYS II
  • SPRC meeting will be postponed
  • No Handbell Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 25:

  • No Yoga classes
  • No Afterschool Children's or Youth Activities or Programs
  • No KEYS II
  • No Fellowship Dinner
  • No Book Study or Small Groups
  • No Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 26:

  • No Mother's Day Out
  • No Yoga classes
  • No KEYS II

Friday, March 27:

  • No Yoga classes

Saturday, March 28:

  • Children's Easter Egg Hunt is cancelled

 

Mother's Day Out:
Mother's Day Out sessions are temporarily cancelled.

Brooks Pool:
Brooks Pool is temporarily closed.

KEYS II
KEYS II will not be in session until further notice.

Yoga:
Yoga classes will not meet at Broadway until further notice.

 

Please follow this link to read Bishop McAlilly's blog post from Sunday, March 22, 2020

Please follow this link to read Bishop McAlilly's previous message from March 19, 2020. 

COVID-19 Response Update: March 19, 2020

Broadway United Methodist Church continues closure of facilities at this time as we discover ways to care for our community and world. While closure is significant and points to the the pause we are all facing, we hope that you join the many ways people are caring for one another.

As updates continue, we hope you will also update us. We are here. We care. We love.

Tonight we also share a word from our Bishop with consideration of his readings: Stay Calm, Stay the Course (Stay on Mission!), and Stay Connected.

Please follow this link to read his message. 

COVID-19 Response Update: March 16, 2020

The facilities are currently closed and visitors will not be allowed to enter into the building at this time.

Staff will report for work on Monday, March 16 during normal hours. Please call the church office at (270) 443-2401 with any questions.

Meetings and Gatherings:
All meetings and gatherings are cancelled or being postponed through March 29, 2020.

During the week of March 16 - March 20, this includes the following:

Tuesday, March 17:

  • Trustees meeting will be postponed
  • No Handbell Rehearsal

Wednesday, March 18:

  • No Afterschool Children's or Youth Activities or Programs
  • No Fellowship Dinner
  • No Book Study or Small Groups
  • No Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Thursday, March 19:

Friday, March 20:

  • No Family Movie Night

Brooks Pool:
Brooks Pool will be closed during both day and evening hours. Parties and classes will be contacted in the coming days.

Mother's Day Out:
Mother's Day Out will continue the ministry of helping parents and guardians during this difficult time. There will be no change to the Tuesday and Thursday operating hours at this time. Entry will be limited to those enrolled. If your child or family is experiencing any illness, we ask that those children do not attend. 

KEYS II
KEYS II will not be in session until further notice.

Yoga:
Yoga classes will not meet at Broadway until further notice.

 

COVID-19 Response Update: March 13, 2020

Dear Church Family, 

As responses to the COVID-19 outbreak are being addressed within our community, nation, and world, Broadway United Methodist Church continues to seek accurate information and hold one another in prayer. 

Today, Bishop McAlilly has offered the following pastoral advice: 
"We must be proactive rather than reactive. Our action could avoid potentially disastrous consequences for our communities.

Therefore, I am advising our churches to consider suspending worship and other large gatherings for at least two weeks in order to slow the rate of transmission of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus, and to support the work of our medical community."

The full post may be read HERE

With deep prayer and through many conversations, Broadway United Methodist Church will only offer live-streaming worship services on Sunday, March 15 and Sunday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m. with a link provided each Sunday morning. Church facilities will be closed to help with the on-going response. The building will remain closed from March 15 through March 29; however, staff will be in the office and responding to any communication. Other considerations include: 

Mother's Day Out:
Mother's Day Out will continue the ministry of helping parents and guardians during this difficult time. There will be no change to the Tuesday and Thursday operating hours. If your child or family is experiencing any illness, we ask those children do not attend Mother's Day Out. 

Activities, Meetings, and Gatherings: 
Church related activities, meetings, and gatherings will be postponed through March 29. This includes all Wednesday programming, fellowship meal, and rehearsals. Additionally, this means there will not be church bus transportation.

Community Kitchen: 
Sack lunches will be offered at Community Kitchen on Sunday morning's at 11:45a.m.

Brooks Pool: 
We regret that Brooks Pool will be closed through March 29 to ensure the health of our community. **Please note: Life Guard classes and any bookings will be contacted with details in the coming days.** 

As the sermon series has focused on the Ten Commandments, God's dream was for covenantal community. John Wesley also considered this when asking us to "watch over one another in love". This is a moment when we can be fully faithful to God's covenantal wishes and the wisdom to watch over one another in love. While we are not gathered together as a full body, we ask that all Sunday school classes and groups check-in with each other. For those on the Special Care Committee please call your folks occasionally to see how they are doing. Because we cannot visit all who we would like during this season, let us find ways to remain connected.
Finally, our Bishop notes the importance of Christ's church with the following: 

"We want to continue to love people well, but we also need to take care to do no harm.

My former bishop, Hope Morgan Ward framed it well. She wrote: “Your prayers, presence (in spirit), gifts (including financial support), service, and witness are still important and needed to sustain and strengthen our ongoing mission.

We encourage congregations to continue to support local church ministry by using online giving or by simply putting a check in the mail and sending it to their church."

Please consider giving online through our secure portal:
https://giving.ncsservices.org/App/Giving/ncs-3448

or through mail:
Broadway United Methodist Church
701 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY 42001

We will continue to offer updates. 

Let us rest with this prayer from Paul to the church at Ephesus:

For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

-Ephesians 3:14-21