WELCOME TO BROADWAY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST!
(Please note our new location: 263 West 86th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue.)
“No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, YOU’RE WELCOME HERE!”
At Broadway, that is not just a tag line. We really mean it. And we invite you to come and experience it for yourself any Sunday at 5:00 pm.
Broadway is one of New York City’s historic churches, on the cutting edge of social justice and witness since 1840. We believe that a living faith in Jesus Christ demands an engagement with the world. In the past, this has meant things like a national leadership role in the pre-Civil War Abolition Movement, active engagement in the struggle for women’s suffrage and the ordination of women, and lively involvement in the Civil Rights movement. We are proud of our history, but not chained to it. Our faith calls us ever forward.
Today, God’s Spirit calls us to work for the rights and dignity of all people, believing that God’s image is reflected in human variety. One of the ways we express this belief is that since 1991 we have been an Open and Affirming Parish, welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons into full participation, leadership and ministry in the congregation. Broadway Church is a lively, loving and growing community. And there is a place here for you!
Wishing you Peace,
new adult ed: augustine, the roman empire, and the rise of christianity - beginning april 23 at 3:30pm
Christianity became inextricably entangled with the Roman Empire in the fourth century--with momentous consequences that continue to reverberate today. Join BUCC church member and Columbia University historian Richard R. John for a five-week class on this fateful entanglement. John will base his class on two well regarded revisionist histories of this period that were written for a popular audience: James J. O'Donnell's Augustine: A New Biography and O'Donnell's Ruin of the Roman Empire. O'Donnell makes the provocative argument that, had Roman officials been less xenophobic, and more respectful toward outsiders, it might well have survived--forever altering the course of Christianity. Click here for a full course schedule.
broadway coffee hour workshop: APRIL 30 at 4:00pm
Have you wanted to serve for coffee hour but had questions about how? Sunday, April 30th the Nurture committee will help! Join us for a comprehensive and brief tutorial on this vital community activity. The workshop will begin pre-service at 4pm sharp lasting for approximately 30 minutes and conclude with all participants serving after worship. Please plan on bringing one item to serve as you are able. Sign up on the sheet at the Action Table, by contacting the church office or Nurture chair Sarah Riffle-McKeefry.
Christianity became inextricably entangled with the Roman Empire in the fourth century--with momentous consequences that continue to reverberate today. Join BUCC church member and Columbia University historian Richard R. John for a five-week class on this fateful entanglement.