Why Religious Liberty Matters:  The Faith of the Founders (1 of 5)
Sep
24
3:30pm 3:30pm

Why Religious Liberty Matters: The Faith of the Founders (1 of 5)

Join Richard R. John, BUCC member and Columbia University history professor for a five-week class on the religious beliefs, ideas, and aspirations of the founders of the United States. This class is based on Steven Waldman’s Founding Faith, a brief (206-page) yet authoritative history that provides an engaging introduction to the radically new ideas about church and state that lie at the core of the American experiment.

Week 1 (September 24) will focus on “Christian America” (chapters 1-4)

Week 2 (October 1) on “Fighting Faiths” (chapter 5-8)

Week 3 (October 8) on “Jefferson, Madison, and Religious Freedom” (chapters 9-12);

Week 4 (October 22) on “The Radical First Amendment” (chapters 13-14)

Week 5 (October 29) “Practicing What They Preached” (chapters 15-17).

Participants are encouraged to read the chapters in advance, though this is not necessary to take part in the class.

Note: there is no class on Sunday, October 15th.

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Why Religious Liberty Matters:  The Faith of the Founders (2 of 5)
Oct
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

Why Religious Liberty Matters: The Faith of the Founders (2 of 5)

Join Richard R. John, BUCC member and Columbia University history professor for a five-week class on the religious beliefs, ideas, and aspirations of the founders of the United States. This class is based on Steven Waldman’s Founding Faith, a brief (206-page) yet authoritative history that provides an engaging introduction to the radically new ideas about church and state that lie at the core of the American experiment.

Week 1 (September 24) will focus on “Christian America” (chapters 1-4)

Week 2 (October 1) on “Fighting Faiths” (chapter 5-8)

Week 3 (October 8) on “Jefferson, Madison, and Religious Freedom” (chapters 9-12);

Week 4 (October 22) on “The Radical First Amendment” (chapters 13-14)

Week 5 (October 29) “Practicing What They Preached” (chapters 15-17).

Participants are encouraged to read the chapters in advance, though this is not necessary to take part in the class.

Note: there is no class on Sunday, October 15th.

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Why Religious Liberty Matters:  The Faith of the Founders (3 of 5)
Oct
8
3:30pm 3:30pm

Why Religious Liberty Matters: The Faith of the Founders (3 of 5)

Join Richard R. John, BUCC member and Columbia University history professor for a five-week class on the religious beliefs, ideas, and aspirations of the founders of the United States. This class is based on Steven Waldman’s Founding Faith, a brief (206-page) yet authoritative history that provides an engaging introduction to the radically new ideas about church and state that lie at the core of the American experiment.

Week 1 (September 24) will focus on “Christian America” (chapters 1-4)

Week 2 (October 1) on “Fighting Faiths” (chapter 5-8)

Week 3 (October 8) on “Jefferson, Madison, and Religious Freedom” (chapters 9-12);

Week 4 (October 22) on “The Radical First Amendment” (chapters 13-14)

Week 5 (October 29) “Practicing What They Preached” (chapters 15-17).

Participants are encouraged to read the chapters in advance, though this is not necessary to take part in the class.

Note: there is no class on Sunday, October 15th.

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Why Religious Liberty Matters:  The Faith of the Founders (4 of 5)
Oct
22
3:30pm 3:30pm

Why Religious Liberty Matters: The Faith of the Founders (4 of 5)

Join Richard R. John, BUCC member and Columbia University history professor for a five-week class on the religious beliefs, ideas, and aspirations of the founders of the United States. This class is based on Steven Waldman’s Founding Faith, a brief (206-page) yet authoritative history that provides an engaging introduction to the radically new ideas about church and state that lie at the core of the American experiment.

Week 1 (September 24) will focus on “Christian America” (chapters 1-4)

Week 2 (October 1) on “Fighting Faiths” (chapter 5-8)

Week 3 (October 8) on “Jefferson, Madison, and Religious Freedom” (chapters 9-12);

Week 4 (October 22) on “The Radical First Amendment” (chapters 13-14)

Week 5 (October 29) “Practicing What They Preached” (chapters 15-17).

Participants are encouraged to read the chapters in advance, though this is not necessary to take part in the class.

Note: there is no class on Sunday, October 15th.

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Why Religious Liberty Matters:  The Faith of the Founders (5 of 5)
Oct
29
3:30pm 3:30pm

Why Religious Liberty Matters: The Faith of the Founders (5 of 5)

Join Richard R. John, BUCC member and Columbia University history professor for a five-week class on the religious beliefs, ideas, and aspirations of the founders of the United States. This class is based on Steven Waldman’s Founding Faith, a brief (206-page) yet authoritative history that provides an engaging introduction to the radically new ideas about church and state that lie at the core of the American experiment.

Week 1 (September 24) will focus on “Christian America” (chapters 1-4)

Week 2 (October 1) on “Fighting Faiths” (chapter 5-8)

Week 3 (October 8) on “Jefferson, Madison, and Religious Freedom” (chapters 9-12);

Week 4 (October 22) on “The Radical First Amendment” (chapters 13-14)

Week 5 (October 29) “Practicing What They Preached” (chapters 15-17).

Participants are encouraged to read the chapters in advance, though this is not necessary to take part in the class.

Note: there is no class on Sunday, October 15th.

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Selah Choir Gathering
Aug
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Selah Choir Gathering

Do you love to sing? Have you wanted to join the Broadway Choir but don’t read music? Not to worry! On Sunday, August 6th, 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.

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God & Spirits
Jul
11
7:30pm 7:30pm

God & Spirits

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!

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Selah Choir Gathering
Jun
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

Selah Choir Gathering

Do you love to sing? Have you wanted to join the Broadway Choir but don’t read music? Not to worry! On Sunday, June 18, 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.

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Mission Committee Meeting
Apr
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mission Committee Meeting

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!

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A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Black Lives Matter
Apr
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Black Lives Matter

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.

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A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Transgender Rights
Apr
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Transgender Rights

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.

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A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Christian/Muslim Relations
Mar
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Christian/Muslim Relations

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. 

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Mar
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Immigrant Justice & the New Sanctuary Movement

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.

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A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Prison Sentencing
Mar
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

A Lenten Journey into Social Justice: Domestic Violence and Prison Sentencing

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. 

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