Broadway Book Club
Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Broadway Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be held after 5pm worship on April 29th, to discuss the non-fiction bestseller The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. Simply read the book on your own time, and come ready to discuss!

"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew." (from the publisher Broadway Books, 2011)

On June 3rd, the Book Club will discuss the novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. 

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God & Spirits
May
8
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a contemplative candlelit service. We gather each week for singing, prayer, and reflection. We are an open and inclusive community that welcomes absolutely everybody. See you there!

Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 
 

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God & Spirits
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a contemplative candlelit service. We gather each week for singing, prayer, and reflection. We are an open and inclusive community that welcomes absolutely everybody. See you there!

Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 

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Pentecost / "I'll Be There" Sunday
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Pentecost / "I'll Be There" Sunday

Join us this Pentecost Sunday as we remember the coming of the Spirit and the birth of the church! To celebrate, we will welcome new members into the congregation and launch our "mini-families" program. We hope you will be able to join us for spirit-filled worship, warm fellowship, and gorgeous music!

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God & Spirits
May
22
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a contemplative candlelit service. We gather each week for singing, prayer, and reflection. We are an open and inclusive community that welcomes absolutely everybody. See you there!

Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 

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God & Spirits
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits

Join us on Tuesday evenings for a contemplative candlelit service. We gather each week for singing, prayer, and reflection. We are an open and inclusive community that welcomes absolutely everybody. See you there!

Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 

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Broadway Book Club
Jun
3
6:30 PM18:30

Broadway Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be held after 5pm worship on June 3rd, to discuss the Pulitzer Prize winning novel All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Simply read the book on your own time, and come ready to discuss!

"From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another." (from the publisher Scribner, 2014)

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God & Spirits
Apr
24
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits


Join us for God & Spirits at 7:30pm. We will gather by candlelight and make a space for hope, love, and solidarity in God. 

Please join us for music, prayer, contemplation, and togetherness as we reflect on stories about encountering Jesus after the Resurrection. 
  
Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 
 

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God & Spirits
Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits


Join us for God & Spirits at 7:30pm. We will gather by candlelight and make a space for hope, love, and solidarity in God. 

Please join us for music, prayer, contemplation, and togetherness as we reflect on stories about encountering Jesus after the Resurrection. 
  
Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 
 

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God & Spirits
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits


Join us for God & Spirits at 7:30pm. We will gather by candlelight and make a space for hope, love, and solidarity in God. 

Please join us for music, prayer, contemplation, and togetherness as we reflect on stories about encountering Jesus after the Resurrection. 
  
Worship will take place at Broadway United Church of Christ, 263 West 86th Street, in the Sanctuary (enter at the 86th street entrance). 
 

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Easter Service and Potluck
Apr
1
5:00 PM17:00

Easter Service and Potluck

Join us for Easter worship at 5pm, with a brass quartet, a shower of flower petals, and a triumphant singing of the Hallelujah chorus! Plan to stay for food and fellowship at our Easter Potluck as well. Come celebrate the triumph of love, hope, and the resurrection of Christ with us!

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Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday
Mar
25
to Mar 30

Holy Week: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday

Holy Week is just around the corner! It begins March 25 with our 5pm Palm Sunday service, where we’ll mark Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem with palm branches.

On March 29, we’ll join Saint Paul & Saint Andrew for a 6:30pm Maundy Thursday service for prayer, reflection, and food enjoyed in community. 

March 30 is Good Friday, and we will again join Saint Paul & Saint Andrew in their annual Crosswalk event through the streets of Manhattan, starting at 6pm, followed by a Stations of the Cross service at 8:30pm in the Sanctuary.

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March for Our Lives NYC
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

March for Our Lives NYC

On Saturday, March 24th, Broadway UCC will participate in “March for Our Lives NYC” to mourn the lives lost to gun violence in the US and insist on meaningful, common-sense gun legislation. This is a practical, important way of living out our commitment to the Gospel.

Broadway UCC and Saint Paul & Saint Andrew participants will meet at the church around 9:00 AM on Saturday, and walk together to 72nd St. and Central Park West.

On Wednesday, March 21st, we will meet in the Parlor at 7:15 PM to make signs together as well. We'll provide the sign-making materials, so please come as you are!

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God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering

God & Spirits meets weekly as we journey through Lent. Join us on Tuesday evenings as we gather in hope, love, solidarity and God, a refuge in the midst of political and social turmoil. Please join us for music--old and new--prayer, contemplation, reflection and togetherness.

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Broadway Book Club
Mar
4
6:30 PM18:30

Broadway Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be held directly following 5pm worship on February 25th, to discuss the engrossing memoir Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Simply read the book on your own time, and come ready to discuss!

"Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together." (from the publisher Penguin Random House)

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Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation
Mar
4
3:30 PM15:30

Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation

Join historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week first-hour class on the life, legacy, and continuing relevance of the great sixteenth-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  2017 was the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s epochal critique of religious authority (symbolized by Luther’s nailing of a controversial broadside to a church door in Wittenberg).  Our class will focus on two recent trade-press books about Luther, as well as several of of Luther’s own (readable and short) pamphlets. The books are Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (2016) and Andrew Pettegree’s’s Brand Luther (2015). The schedule is as follows:

4 February: Who was Luther? (Roper, chaps. 1-7)

11 February: The Peasants War (Roper, chaps. 8-13)

18 February: Luther’s Demons (Roper, chaps. 14-19)

25 February: Brand Luther (Pettegree, chaps. 1-6)

4 March: Building the Church (Pettegree, chaps. 7-12)

The church will purchase a limited number of books for participants.  For details, contact Tessa McBrayer (tessa@broadwayucc.org) or Richard R. John (rrjohn@columbia.edu)

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God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering
Feb
27
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering

God & Spirits meets weekly as we journey through Lent. Join us on Tuesday evenings as we gather in hope, love, solidarity and God, a refuge in the midst of political and social turmoil. Please join us for music--old and new--prayer, contemplation, reflection and togetherness.

 

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Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation
Feb
25
3:30 PM15:30

Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation

Join historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week first-hour class on the life, legacy, and continuing relevance of the great sixteenth-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  2017 was the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s epochal critique of religious authority (symbolized by Luther’s nailing of a controversial broadside to a church door in Wittenberg).  Our class will focus on two recent trade-press books about Luther, as well as several of of Luther’s own (readable and short) pamphlets. The books are Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (2016) and Andrew Pettegree’s’s Brand Luther (2015). The schedule is as follows:

4 February: Who was Luther? (Roper, chaps. 1-7)

11 February: The Peasants War (Roper, chaps. 8-13)

18 February: Luther’s Demons (Roper, chaps. 14-19)

25 February: Brand Luther (Pettegree, chaps. 1-6)

4 March: Building the Church (Pettegree, chaps. 7-12)

The church will purchase a limited number of books for participants.  For details, contact Tessa McBrayer (tessa@broadwayucc.org) or Richard R. John (rrjohn@columbia.edu)

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God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

God & Spirits: Lenten Gathering

God & Spirits meets weekly as we journey through Lent. Join us on Tuesday evenings as we gather in hope, love, solidarity and God, a refuge in the midst of political and social turmoil. Please join us for music--old and new--prayer, contemplation, reflection and togetherness.

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Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation
Feb
18
3:30 PM15:30

Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation

Join historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week first-hour class on the life, legacy, and continuing relevance of the great sixteenth-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  2017 was the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s epochal critique of religious authority (symbolized by Luther’s nailing of a controversial broadside to a church door in Wittenberg).  Our class will focus on two recent trade-press books about Luther, as well as several of of Luther’s own (readable and short) pamphlets. The books are Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (2016) and Andrew Pettegree’s’s Brand Luther (2015). The schedule is as follows:

4 February: Who was Luther? (Roper, chaps. 1-7)

11 February: The Peasants War (Roper, chaps. 8-13)

18 February: Luther’s Demons (Roper, chaps. 14-19)

25 February: Brand Luther (Pettegree, chaps. 1-6)

4 March: Building the Church (Pettegree, chaps. 7-12)

The church will purchase a limited number of books for participants.  For details, contact Tessa McBrayer (tessa@broadwayucc.org) or Richard R. John (rrjohn@columbia.edu)

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Ashes-to-Go
Feb
14
7:00 AM07:00

Ashes-to-Go

Broadway UCC and Saint Paul & Saint Andrew UMC are offering ashes to go throughout the day. Staff will be present to offer ashes and prayer near the 86th Street entrance between 7:00 - 9:00 am, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, and 5:00 - 6:30 pm. Come mark the beginning of Lent with us as you are able. 

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Special Corporate Meeting
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Special Corporate Meeting

A special corporate meeting of Broadway United Church of Christ will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 263 West 86th Street, at 6:30 PM. During the meeting, the congregation will outline the pastoral transition process and discuss questions and suggestions on the process that may arise. Together, the Board of Stewards and members of the congregation will nominate and elect the members of the Pastoral Search Committee.

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Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation
Feb
11
3:30 PM15:30

Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation

Join historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week first-hour class on the life, legacy, and continuing relevance of the great sixteenth-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  2017 was the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s epochal critique of religious authority (symbolized by Luther’s nailing of a controversial broadside to a church door in Wittenberg).  Our class will focus on two recent trade-press books about Luther, as well as several of of Luther’s own (readable and short) pamphlets. The books are Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (2016) and Andrew Pettegree’s’s Brand Luther (2015). The schedule is as follows:

4 February: Who was Luther? (Roper, chaps. 1-7)

11 February: The Peasants War (Roper, chaps. 8-13)

18 February: Luther’s Demons (Roper, chaps. 14-19)

25 February: Brand Luther (Pettegree, chaps. 1-6)

4 March: Building the Church (Pettegree, chaps. 7-12)

The church will purchase a limited number of books for participants.  For details, contact Tessa McBrayer (tessa@broadwayucc.org) or Richard R. John (rrjohn@columbia.edu)

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Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation
Feb
4
3:30 PM15:30

Renegade and Prophet: Martin Luther's Reformation

Join historian and BUCC member Richard R. John for a five-week first-hour class on the life, legacy, and continuing relevance of the great sixteenth-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther.  2017 was the five-hundredth anniversary of Luther’s epochal critique of religious authority (symbolized by Luther’s nailing of a controversial broadside to a church door in Wittenberg).  Our class will focus on two recent trade-press books about Luther, as well as several of of Luther’s own (readable and short) pamphlets. The books are Lyndal Roper’s Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet (2016) and Andrew Pettegree’s’s Brand Luther (2015). The schedule is as follows:

4 February: Who was Luther? (Roper, chaps. 1-7)

11 February: The Peasants War (Roper, chaps. 8-13)

18 February: Luther’s Demons (Roper, chaps. 14-19)

25 February: Brand Luther (Pettegree, chaps. 1-6)

4 March: Building the Church (Pettegree, chaps. 7-12)

The church will purchase a limited number of books for participants.  For details, contact Tessa McBrayer (tessa@broadwayucc.org) or Richard R. John (rrjohn@columbia.edu)

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Spirit Walk
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Spirit Walk

Spirit Walk is BUCC's monthly opportunity to reflect, breathe, and deepen one's understanding of the spirit moving in and around us. 

After Worship, our seminary intern Sam Kinsman will be taking participants through Riverside Park for about an hour on a walk that is part guided meditation, part quiet reflection.  With spoken word and song, with togetherness and silence, this is a time to put our burdens down and meditate through movement.

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Broadway Book Club
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

Broadway Book Club

The next Book Club meeting will be held directly following 5pm worship on January 28th, to discuss the 2015 novel The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Simply read the book on your own time, and come ready to discuss!

“With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen:  the women’s war.  The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France – a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women.” (from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press)

The book for the following club meeting on Sunday, February 25th, will be Lab Girl by Hope Jahren.

 

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God and Spirits
Jan
9
7:30 PM19:30

God and Spirits

God & Spirits gathers in the evening on January 9th and all are welcome! Once each month we gather in hope, love, solidarity and God, a refuge in the midst of political and social turmoil. Please join us for music--old and new--prayer, contemplation, reflection and togetherness.

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Christmas Eve with SPSA
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve with SPSA

In lieu of our usual 5pm service on Christmas Eve (which is also the fourth Sunday of Advent!), please join us as we celebrate the holiday with our building partner, the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, at their midnight service, starting at 10:45pm.  

There will be music, including beloved old Christmas carols, readings, and candle lighting, and we’ll all ring bells when midnight arrives to fill the Sanctuary with tintinnabulation!

Come celebrate the birth of Jesus!

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A Traveler's Christmas Eve!
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

A Traveler's Christmas Eve!

Join Broadway UCC, Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, and Rivers of Living Water Ministries, UCC for a special event to celebrate the season with friends and family, before holiday travel begins. Gather with us to sing Christmas carols together, light candles and hear the story of the birth of Jesus.

A Traveler’s Christmas Eve is a little whimsical, a little serious, full of Christmas joy, and Christmas blues, and all are welcome!

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Pastor Campbell's Farewell Service and Reception
Dec
17
5:00 PM17:00

Pastor Campbell's Farewell Service and Reception

Please join us as we celebrate the Rev. Dr. James P. Campbell's 12 years of ministry with Broadway United Church of Christ. 

We are grateful for his illuminating preaching, thoughtfully collaborative worship style, and gracious pastoral leadership. Though we will miss his presence, we hope to send him to his newest call with all of our blessing and thanks.

We hope you will join us for this special service! Please plan to stay after for hors d'oeuvres and drinks as we celebrate Pastor Campbell's ministry.

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Spirit Walk
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Spirit Walk

Spirit Walk is BUCC's new monthly opportunity to reflect, breathe, and deepen one's understanding of the spirit moving in and around us. 

After Worship, our seminary intern Sam Kinsman will be taking participants through Riverside Park for about an hour on a walk that is part guided meditation, part quiet reflection.  With spoken word and song, with togetherness and silence, this is a time to put our burdens down and meditate through movement.

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Broadway Book Club
Nov
26
6:30 PM18:30

Broadway Book Club

On Sunday, November 26th after 5 PM worship, the book club will be discussing "Behold the Dreamers" by Imbolo Mbue, a "compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy." (from the publisher, Penguin Random House)

All are welcome to join! Simply read the book on your own time and come ready to discuss!

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