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The Broad Street Buzz

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

PUBLISHED ON 9/29/2022


New Member Class

Sundays, October 2 & 9, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

New Member Classes are in-person on Sundays, October 2 & 9, 9:30-10:15 a.m. This two-week experience includes introductions to one another, time with Amy, Ann, and Brittany, a conversation with Amy about the meaning of the sacrament of baptism, and a tour of the building. It is okay to come if you want to learn more about the church. Those who decide to join will be introduced informally in worship on October 9. You can celebrate by enjoying lunch at the East Market after church. Let Rev. Amy or Rev. Ann know that you plan to come to the classes!


Dine with Nine Kick-off Event

Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. at BSPC

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Dine with Nine is a great opportunity for Broad Streeters to get to know one another better. The ‘Nine’ is intentional - you do not have to be part of a couple for these monthly meals. Each solo/twosome of the group of 7-9 rotates hosting either at their home or at a local restaurant (each diner pays their own tab!). Groups of 7-9 will be defined before the kick-off potluck. The dinner schedule is determined by each group on October 5. Because dinner groups are small, everyone has a chance to share stories and ideas.


For questions, email Rosalind Parkinson.


KOJO KAMAU - Connecting: People, Places, Community Opening Reception

Tuesday, October 11, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at BSPC

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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 to 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 Eastside Arts Initiative is proud to collaborate with the Ohio History Connection and the James Preston Poindexter Foundation to preserve heritage and to broaden experiences that connect and engage the community. The Connecting People, Places and Community exhibition curated by Bettye Stull and co-curator Shelbi Toone invites the viewers to celebrate the 83rd birthday of our beloved friend, photographer visionary, mentor, and history maker. We honor Kojo Kamau for “transcending boundaries and time, capturing truth and integrity” and bridging the gap to a changing society.


Joint service with Bethany Presbyterian Church at Bethany

Sunday, October 16, 10:45 a.m.

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Broad Street will worship at Bethany Presbyterian Church at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday, October 16. There will be no early service because of the Columbus Marathon. Find the marathon map here


Garden Maintenance Morning

Saturday, October 22 at 10:30 a.m.

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Join Food Pantry Director Kathy Kelly-Long and Neighborhood Ministries Director Tracy Ross in the BSPC Garden to harvest, weed, water, and fellowship.

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The Gospel According to Dolly

preaching series that begins Sunday, October 23

You may have an idea of what a faithful life looks like. And, perhaps Dolly Parton isn’t your first thought when it comes to modern-day sainthood! However, the performer, prolific songwriter, and philanthropist has a rare ability to bridge divides and speak to the challenges of our everyday lives. For three weeks in October and November, we will explore themes of suffering, hope, and forgiveness as found in the songs and life story of Dolly Parton. Want to learn more about Dolly Parton? Check out the podcast Dolly Parton’s America, created by the Radiolab team. 


Intergenerational Service Project

Sunday, November 6 at 9:30 a.m.

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All ages are invited to this intergenerational service project as we make blessing bags to give to people who are unhoused and requesting help on the streets. Together we will get to know each other and consider how to help others while assembling blessing bags to give away. 


Camp Akita, Presbytery Wide Youth Retreat

November 12-13

This is a presbytery youth retreat, so other Presbyterian youth groups from central Ohio will be joining us for games, keynote speakers, music and camp fun. The retreat theme is gratitude. While we haven’t gone on the retreat in a few years, it’s always been a fan favorite! For more information, visit the Youth page right here on the Central Hub.


Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal

Tuesday, November 22

As we have entered the fall season, it’s time to start planning and organizing our annual community Thanksgiving meal. The date of the event will be 11/22/22, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Kim Wilson, who so energetically lead this committee over the past three years, has transitioned leadership for this year's event to Julie Smith, Beth Malchus, and Christiana Heinz. 

Due to the uncertainty about whether there will be an increase in COVID cases this fall, we are planning this year's event to be a distribution of ready-to-eat meals, the same format as the past 2 years. In the coming year, the committee will be studying how to continue to evolve this event to better serve our neighboring community and involve more Broad Streeters. 


Christmas Cookie Bag Decorating and Filling

Sunday, November 27, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

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All ages are invited to stay after either worship service for an intergenerational service project to decorate and fill Christmas Cookie Bags for the food pantry as we enter the season of Advent.  


Christmas Pageant Movie Premiere

Sunday, December 18, 9:30 a.m. in Palmer Hall

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Come enjoy the movie premiere of this year’s Christmas Pageant. There will be popcorn and a red carpet and a few carols sung together.


The Broad Street Choir presents Stephen Main’s Wonder Tidings

Sunday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.

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A Christmas cantata by Stephen Main featuring the Broad Street choir and Broad Street soloists. 


Christmas Eve at Broad Street

saturday, december 24

4:00 p.m. Live Nativity outside

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7:30 p.m. Christmas Recital with flute and keyboard

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8:00 p.m. Service of Lessons and Carols with Broad Street Choir

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Behind-The-Scenes Videos

This summer we had our videographer get some behind-the-scenes footage of COMPASS and the Food Pantry. Enjoy!


Guest Preachers

We were blessed to have several wonderful guest preachers while Amy was on sabbatical this past summer. In case you missed them, you can always listen to their sermons on the BSPC Sermon Podcast!


Middle School Mission Trip

The middle school youth went to Massanetta for their summer mission trip. Click HERE to view a recap video on Instagram!


Joint Worship Service With Bethany Presbyterian

Sunday, july 24

It was an extra special Sunday at Broad Street this past weekend as our friends from Bethany Presbyterian joined us for worship and guest preacher Pastor Edward Lewis provided a powerful sermon!

After worship, we enjoyed fellowship and experienced a display highlighting Broad Street and the Birth of Bethany Presbyterian Church, curated by Bob Hines on behalf of the BSPC Racial Justice Initiative.

Click HERE to watch a recap video from this special Sunday.


Youth Baptism

17 youth came to in-person worship to support Maribel and Gillian’s baptism 👏


Touring the Frisbie

sunday, August 21

We enjoyed touring the brand new Frisbie Apartments right next door to us after worship!


Late Night!

SATURDAY, August 27

Broad Street youth got together for a Late Night of games and other fun shenanigans!


Church Gathering Picnic

sunday, september 11

There's nothing like a church potluck with great food and fellowship!


Children’s Lord’s Prayer Workshops

Children learned the meaning and worked on memorizing the Lord’s Prayer in September both at in-person workshops and on zoom. Click here to see the video recap.