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,
FIRST HOUR STUDY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A JUST PEACE CHURCH? SUNDAYS AT 3:30PM, JANUARY 8-29
As New Year’s is a time for resolutions and fresh starts, January is an ideal time to gather and share new visions for living out Christ’s mission in the world. Central to the UCC mission has always been a commitment to justice and peace, but beyond our popular passing of the peace during worship, what can we do in the new year to honor that commitment? One possibility may be for Broadway Church to declare itself a “Just Peace” church as have dozens of other UCC churches throughout the country. Come join our study of the book “A Just Peace Church” (provided by BUCC) to learn what this movement is all about, and help us determine if and how we might be part of it. Leaders: Susan Cushman and Ned Reeves, with introductory and closing remarks by our pastors.
broadway book club
The next Book Club meeting date has changed and will be directly following 5:00pm worship on Sunday, January 29th, to discuss My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
"The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture. My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender equality, the workways of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. This is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women." - from Simon & Schuster