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.
Have you wanted to serve for coffee hour but had questions about how? Sunday, April 30th, the Nurture committee will help!
Please join us for a Worship Committee meeting on Sunday, April 30, after worship, led by Chair Sam Washington. Updates will be provided on the mothers of Bedford Hills Correctional Facility and the Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew’s Women's Shelter. We will also discuss new ways to get involved. All are welcome!
Join us for coffee and treats post-worship!
Join us for our monthly gathering of song, reflection and prayer. We will gather with the theme, "God in the Resistance", a meditation on hope, love, solidarity, and God in the midst of political and social turmoil. It is a theme we will expand on over the next few months. Please join us for music--old and new, prayer, contemplation and reflection. After worship we'll migrate to a nearby cafe or pub, for conversation about life, theology, and the headlines. Join us for worship, or discussion, or both!
Do you love to sing? Have you wanted to join the Broadway Choir but don’t read music? Not to worry! On Sunday, May 14, everyone and anyone who would like to sing as a group at our 5 p.m. worship service is invited to join the Selah Choir as we meet to rehearse at 4 p.m. that day.
The next Book Club meeting will be directly following 5:00pm worship on Sunday, April 23rd, to discuss A Girl Like Us by Rachel Lloyd.
5:00PM - Sunday Worship
Come celebrate the end of Lent with your Broadway UCC family by sharing in and feasting on an Easter Potluck Dinner!
The phrase “Black Lives Matter” means many different things to different people based upon personal experience: where one lives and grew up, one's conception of 'justice', etc. This Sunday after worship, Sam Washington, BUCC's Mission Committee Chair, will speak from a personal perspective to offer insight into what it’s like to be a Black man in America today.
A few years ago now this congregation unanimously expanded our Open and Affirming Statement to include transgender people. But beyond words on a page, how can we be in solidarity with our transgender siblings? How can we advocate for justice and equality in a political time of oppression? What do we still not understand about issues of gender?
Please join us Sunday evening after worship as Benevolence Ng facilitates a short presentation on the current state of transgender rights, in week 5 of our Lenten Series: Food for the Journey. Come with your questions, an open mind, and a generous heart.
"White Privilege: Let's Talk," has been designed to invite our community to engage in safe, meaningful, substantive, and bold conversations on race. The series will be six sessions long. At this point in the class, please contact Candace at firstname.lastname@example.org to join.
This Sunday, at 6:30PM in the Parlor at 263 West 86th Street, Broadway United Church of Christ invites you to a film screening and discussion of Cities of Light: The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain, a nationally broadcast PBS documentary (45 min.) from Unity Productions Foundation. The discussion will be co-led by Oz Sultan, a Muslim pundit, Gareth Bryant, a Muslim Chaplain at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and Alex Matika, Broadway UCC's Administrator.
The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations, and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together. We recognize that unjust global and systemic economic relationships and racism form the basis of the injustices that affect immigrants. We seek reform of United States immigration laws to promote fairness, social and economic justice. This evening’s presenters are Susan Cushman and Meliza Weir.
Please join us in the Parlor right after church this Sunday for week two of our Lenten series, A Lenten Journey into Social Justice. Anisah Sabur, a Program Associate for the Women in Prison Project at the Correctional Association of New York, will be leading a presentation and discussion about the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act (DVSJA), a multi-year advocacy campaign to change the criminal justice system’s response to domestic violence survivors who act to protect themselves from an abuser’s violence.
Please join Pastor Campbell in the Parlor right after church for a 15 minute documentary entitled "The Gray Box" followed by the chance to sign a petition urging lawmakers to find alternatives to this particular form of torture. More information will also be available.
During the day:
Broadway's Pastors will be hosting "Ashes to Go," an outreach to our Upper West Side community, in which they will be outside of the church and offering the imposition of ashes to passersby on the street from 2:00PM-4:00PM on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
All are welcome!
Please join us for a joint worship service with St. Paul and St. Andrew at 7:30PM in the Sanctuary. Details to come!
We're conducting a Baby Shower gift donations drive for several mothers presently incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Institution, located in Westchester, New York.
Join the Nurture Committee Sunday, February 19th, after worship in the Parlour for a brainstorming session on ways that we can care for, encourage, and develop our church life in the coming months.
Please join us for a Mission Committee meeting on Sunday, February 5, after worship, led by Chair Sam Washington.
We will be discussing new opportunities to get involved, such as the SPSA Women's Shelter.
The Book Club will meet directly following 5:00pm worship on Sunday, January 29th, to discuss My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
In our new location, Broadway United Church of Christ is in the unique position to reinvent itself once again. It is a time to look back, take stock of what we have contributed to the community as a Christ-centered church – and look ahead to decide whether to build on those contributions, or whether to create new opportunities for sharing Christ’s mission in the world...
What would it look like if all the members and friends of Broadway UCC showed up on the same day? How much joy would be in the room? How much inspiration would follow you home? How much hope would you have for our future? Let's find out! We’re planning a very special service on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
All are invited to join food, friends, music, and games as we celebrate New Year's Eve with a viewing of the family film "Kubo and the Two Strings," followed by a live stream of the Times Square ball drop! The Eve-nt will be held in the Chapel and Parlour at 263 West 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. Please RSVP to email@example.com by 12/28 to attend.
In American society, food is often a source of angst and anxiety; nevertheless, God invites us to delight in food, and the table is at the heart of our faith. Join us as we study together Eat With Joy by Rachel Marie Stone, and explore what food can mean for our faith as individuals and as a community.
Join us for our annual Traveler's Christmas Eve on Friday, December 16th at 7:30PM. We will celebrate as if it is Christmas Eve, singing familiar carols, sharing candlelight and recounting of the story of the birth of Jesus, followed by a very festive reception. A Traveler's Christmas Eve is held the week before Christmas so that those of us who will be traveling away from home during the holidays can gather with our church family and friends to celebrate.
Please join us for a special storytelling concert on Sunday, December 11, at 7:00pm. The concert will last one hour and will be conducted by our own Jim Sterner, a member of the Network of Biblical Storytellers.
The program of stories will be inspired by the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Jim was born and raised in Flint and has friends that haven't had clean water to drink or bathe in for over two years. Jared Gilbert, President of the Congregation, will be offering special music for the program. That evening, Coffee Hour will also include pizza and soda for those in attendance.
On December 3rd at 1pm, join us as we take in the fascinating Jerusalem: 1000-1400 exhibit and traditional Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche in celebration of this holiday season. We’ll begin gathering at 12:45pm on the steps of the museum where we’ll then travel inside together as a group at approximately 1pm.
On Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm in the sanctuary of 263 West 86th Street, our congregations will gather together for this year's Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Service. The event, in its 40th year, is sponsored by the West Side Clergy. An offering will be taken for the West Side Campaign Against Hunger. A reception will follow. All are welcome!!
This Sunday, come and meet with Pastor Campbell, at 6:30 pm, in the Parlor of the church for discussion, venting, planning, and prayer. There is much work to be done.
A two hour training session for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, natural or man-made, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. A key component of this training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants.
On November 13, at 6:30 (after service), Gay Brookes will talk about her week-long experience in Lebanon working with Syrian refugee teachers living in refugee camps and teaching Syrian refugee children.
Please join us as we gather with our new partners at SPSA (263 West 86th Street) for a series of Wednesday evening reflections during these troubling political times.
Pastor James Campbell will offer the meditation on October 19.
Economic inequality—including, in particular, the enormous wealth that is today aggrandized by the 1 percent—is a pressing issue not only for Christians, but also for all Americans concerned about the future of democracy. How did our Christian forebears think about wealth, poverty, and philanthropy? What did they do about the huge wealth disparities between rich and poor?
Join Columbia historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week exploration of these questions, using as our guide Peter Brown’s magisterial Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome & and the Making of Christianity in the West.
Join us for Second Tuesday Worship, our monthly gathering of song, reflection, and prayer. The service is simple, with congregational music drawn from gospel, hymns, Taizé, and contemporary song. Reflections on scripture as well as prayer and meditation by candlelight will follow. We conclude with a simple reception to meet and greet each other.
- First Hour Study. 3:30PM
- Nursery Care. 3:30PM
- Gathering Sunday Worship. 5:00PM
- Coffee Hour. 6:30PM
Join us as we begin a brand new year of ministry in a brand new place (263 West 86th St.)! The Broadway Choir and guest musicians will lift our spirits. Good news will be proclaimed. Special guests from our partner church, Saint Paul and Saint Andrew, will join us. We will conclude with a festive reception. And a professional photographer will capture it all! Don't miss it!