Dear Broadway Family,
As the situation with the coronavirus continues to unfold and impact the world around us, the Broadway Leadership Team continues to meet, pray, and plan our next steps. In light of the most recent direction from our city health and medical officials, the Broadway Leadership Team has decided to suspend all activities at our church building, effective immediately. We will continue to reassess the situation each week to determine when our regular gatherings can resume in a safe and responsible way.
We want you to know that this decision does not mean that we are “shutting down” our church. In fact, we believe just the opposite. We see this as an opportunity to unleash compassion in our city in unprecedented ways. We believe that God will open up doors for conversations, connections, and ministry with those who live around us simply because we’re being forced to stay closer to home. The church is not, nor has it ever been, defined by a building. The Broadway Church has always been defined by its people and our shared commitment to partner with God in His reconciliation of all creation. We intend to live into this great vision, even as we adjust to our current reality. So what does this change mean for us in the coming days?
  • Worship — Starting this Sunday, March 22nd, we will be providing a worship experience each week for you and your family to share in your home at our usual time, 10:30am. It will last roughly 40 minutes, and will include all of our normal elements of worship. We invite you to participate with us as you normally would if we were all here at the building together.
  • Community — Stay connected with us and with each other. One of the blessings of technology is that we can stay connected even when we’re apart, so be sure to take advantage of these platforms. Check in regularly with one another, and especially with our older members as they are more isolated for their protection.
  • Service — Keep looking for ways to serve and love people well. Be intentional about being a good neighbor. It’s amazing the doors that will be open because of presence, be sure to check in on your neighbors. We will be sure to publish ways to serve our church and neighbors as we become aware of them.
  • Giving — Even though we can’t meet together right now, ministry will not stop. Please continue to support the ongoing work, mission, and ministry at Broadway by continuing your regular contributions. You can mail in your check, drop it in the lock box outside the church office, or give through one of our online platforms (website or the app).
  • Finally, we are adding resources continually to help us all stay connected to God and to one another. Keep an eye out for daily devotionals that will start soon and check out the website for updated ideas and opportunities to grow as disciples, not only in this current season, but in every season of life.
We will continue to send out regular updates and information each week, and we have updated our website to help us stay connected, informed, and equipped for ministry in the coming days. In the midst of so much change in our world, one thing will never change — our commitment to prayer. You may recall a couple of weeks ago, our elders shared how they were entering a season of prayer and fasting for our church. They want you to know that they are continuing that commitment, and have invited you to join them as you are able. Not only are they praying for Broadway and her future, they are praying for those impacted by the coronavirus — the sick, the vulnerable, our medical community, and for a cure. They’re also praying for opportunities for our church to be witnesses to the life, hope, and love of Christ, that we might shine as a light in the midst of dark days.
Paul shared these words with the church in Philippi: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. This is what we’re going to do, this is who we’re going to be.
May God continue to strengthen and encourage us in the days ahead, let us hold unswervingly to the hope that we profess.
In Christ,
The Broadway Leadership Team