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The Broad Street Buzz

A quarterly newsletter highlighting all of the happenings at BSPC and recapping past events

PUBLISHED ON 1/26/2023


Four Weeks of Wellness

Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.’ (Matthew 11:29-30)

  • January 22 - Havening: Learn about and experience the practice called Havening that helps calm the body and mind experiencing anxiety or trauma, taught by Dr. Steve Hamilton, Broad Streeter and retired LtCol, USAF who practiced Havening with soldiers experiencing PTSD.
  • January 29 - Anxiety and Meditation with Betty Brown, Broad Streeter, elder, RN and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner.
  • February 5 - Clean Eating & Healthy Digestion cooking class with Betty Brown, 90 minutes, Broad Streeter, elder, RN and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner. 
  • February 12 - Five Love Languages, a special Valentine’s Day Talk with Dr. Meghna Mahambrey, Broad Streeter and daughter-in-law of Steve and Annette Kuss. This topic is perfect for singles or couples of all ages and stages of life. 

**If you’d like childcare for any of these events, let Brittany Porch know.


Women’s Retreat

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 9:00-1:30 p.m. Palmer Hall at BSPC

It’s been 3 years since we’ve been together in this way – it’s time to reconnect! Come for part or all of this year's gathering, which includes ice breakers, presentation, lunch, and worship. We’ll have conversation in large and small groups. This is a wonderful way to get to know other women from BSPC.


Our theme is Emotions in the Psalms. When was the last time you said, “God, I am angry at you”? 

Leadership will be provided by Ann Palmerton and the Rev. Dr. Rachel Wrenn, Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Capital University.

Click HERE for more information and to sign up.


Lunch With Ann

February 19 at noon at the east market (212 Kelton Ave)

Join Pastor Ann for lunch at the East Market, a 5 minute drive from church. There's ample parking & many food options. Meet at noon at the north entrance. Enjoy eating together with other Broad Streeters!


Ash Wednesday Service

February 22, 7:00 p.m.

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More details to come.


Lent 2023: Admitting We Are Wrong

This Lent we will explore the possibilities that open up when we admit that we are wrong. We will explore issues of repentance and apology.


Youth Group Late Night

march 4

Columbus Crew Game followed by run around games in the church until 11:30 p.m. 


Annual Meeting of the Congregation

February 26

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11:30 a.m. in Palmer Hall.


Confirmation Sunday

March 5 during 10:30 A.M. worship


Volunteers Needed For Justice Camp

June 26-29

This is the first year of this camp and volunteers will be vital to our success. We need middle and high school volunteers and adult volunteers. There is a variety of roles, times, and days needed. Sign up HERE.



Kojo Kamau Art Exhibition

Now available through February, the exhibition is dedicated in memory of acclaimed photographer, Kojo Kamau co-founder of (ACE) Art for Community Expression and founding member of the Eastside Arts Initiative at the Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Kojo Kamau devoted a lifetime photographing positive images of African American people and worked tirelessly to strengthen the bond between African American artists, history and culture for the Columbus art community.


The Gospel According to Dolly

For 3 weeks in October, we explored themes of suffering, hope, and forgiveness as found in the songs and life story of Dolly Parton. ICYMI, you can listen to the sermons here.


Camp Akita

Our youth had a great time at Camp Akita, a presbytery youth retreat. We were joined by other youth groups from central and enjoyed games, keynote speakers, music and camp fun. The retreat theme was gratitude. 

Click HERE to see some more of the fun they got into!


Annual Campaign

We give thanks to God that have received 243 pledges totaling $1,001,809 toward the mission and ministry of BSPC in 2023. Thank you for your generosity!

Chris and Phil Johnson
The Bezbatchenko family
Dr. Bob Hines


Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal


Mexican Cooking Class/Dinner With Mission Partners

We had such a meaningful weekend hosting our wonderful mission partners from the US-Mexico Border! We cooked, ate, volunteered at the Food Pantry, walked the neighborhood, and had a special worship experience together.

Click HERE to see more pictures from this fun night.


The Broad Street Choir presents Stephen Main’s Wonder Tidings

For the first time in 3 years, the Broad Street Choir performed a large musical work with full orchestra.


Christmas Pageant Movie Premiere

We had another fun Christmas Pageant this year featuring around 50 young Broad Streeters! We gathered in the sanctuary after worship to enjoy the premiere with popcorn and hot cocoa. Enjoy!


Christmas Eve

We had to change our 4pm plans due to cold weather, but we had a great time indoors in the warmth!
Recital performed by Jim and Valorie Hildreth
8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
8:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service