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Broad Street Buzz

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

PUBLISHED ON 9/15/2023


Youth Summer Trip Presentation

September 17, 11:30 a.m. in Palmer Hall

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Come hear about how our youth and chaperones experienced God on the road this summer. They will reflect on the meaningful parts, their new or growing friendships, and where God was in it all. It will be the feel-good event of the year, and it’s a way to show up to support our youth.


On the Road Breakfast

September 24, 9:30 a.m. in the Courtyard

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Come and eat breakfast, explore the story of the Good Samaritan, and have some fun sharing some of your favorite road trip experiences with others. Bring a favorite breakfast food to share.


Farmers Market

September 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Come join us on Sunday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. right here in the parking lot at Broad Street Presbyterian Church. Experience the joy of farm-fresh produce grown right here in the Near East Side of Columbus, Ohio. Together, let’s nurture our community, support our local farmers, and celebrate the vibrant flavors of our neighborhood. See you at the Farmers Market at Broad Street Presbyterian Church!


Club 345

September 24 at 11:30 a.m.

Our tween service club is back! This is a chance for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders (get it, club 345) to work together to put their faith in action with these service learning projects provided by Seeds of Caring. Our first project will be on September 24 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and we will make fall crafts for Meals on Wheels recipients.


Involvement Fair

October 1, between and after services in the Narthex

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Get ready to take your next steps at Broad Street! Join us on Sunday, October 1st, right after either worship service in the Narthex for an exciting opportunity to deepen your connection with our church community at our Involvement Fair.

We believe being a Broad Streeter is not a spectator sport – we hope you want to get involved and be an active part of our community! Discover the myriad of ways you can do just that, from joining small groups to volunteering your time, or even getting help using our online directory or Central Hub. 

Come meet fellow Broad Streeters, explore the wonderful opportunities that await you, and take that next step- whatever next step may be for you. See you there!


Neighborhood Ministries Open House


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Enjoy the Involvement Fair then come over to see BSPC Neighborhood Ministries' new space! Light refreshments will be available following the 10:30am service.


Bedtime Faith Milestone Recognized in Worship

October 1 during 10:30 a.m. worship


Listening Circles - New Small Group!

Sunday, October 8, 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Palmer Hall

Rev. Sue Hamilton, a retired PC(USA) pastor, is offering an experience of Listening Circles. Come for a light lunch and to explore this spiritual practice facilitated by Sue.

A listening circle is a group of 3-4 people who meet together on a regular basis to assist one another in an ongoing awareness of God in all of life. Group members support each other through the gift of mutual listening (not problem-solving!) as each member seeks to notice God’s desire for them.

This experience invites you to come with an openness to share your spiritual journey for consideration by others. A consideration not based on judgment or the offering of specific suggestions but one that reverently holds what is received before God. Any response offered is shared from this place of love. Sharing, listening, and receiving in this format, cushioned with moments of silence in between can deepen our spiritual awareness. Come to “try on” this experience.

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Concert of Prayer for King-Lincoln Bronzeville

October 8 6-7:30pm at Second Baptist Church

Join Pastor Amy and other neighborhood pastors and congregations in a time of music and prayer.


Worship With Bethany on Marathon Sunday

October 15, 10:45 a.m. at bethany presbyterian

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


Worship Q&A After Both Services with Donuts

october 22

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Many Broad Streeters filled out a survey last spring about worship. Donuts will be available after both services as a way of saying thank you for the great response! This time with staff and members of the session will include a report on the survey results as well as an informal question and answer time about all things worship at Broad Street. 


Jed Koball Preach / Teach Class / Visit

october 29

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Jed Koball, a mission co-worker in Peru, is coming to share about his work in indigenous rights, environmental work, and climate change work – October 29 at 11:30 a.m. in Palmer Hall.


Youth Retreat

November 4-5

Topic: Healthy Relationships & Sex Education is Connected to Our Faith – More info and registration soon!


Discussion about Killers of the Flower Moon

November 5 at 9:30 a.m.

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This story about what happens to the Osage Indians when oil is found in Osage County, OK begs to be told and discussed. In addition to being a gripping book by David Grann, Killers of the Flower Moon is being released as a major motion picture on October 20th. 

After reading the book and/or seeing the movie, join in a discussion hosted by the Racial Justice Initiative and led by Sally Van Meter on Sunday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m. in Palmer Hall.


Letting Go: A Series on Decluttering

November 12 and 19

This November we are going to explore what it looks like to declutter our spaces and our lives. In preaching we will explore biblical stories that get at the heart of why and how we hold on and let go. Two adult classes On November 12 and 19 will focus on the challenges and opportunities of downsizing. The classes will be led by Sam Stearns, who runs a business in Granville that provides downsizing services for seniors. This is work that Sam feels called to and she will be an empathetic and wise guide in this work.  


Angel Tree at Broad Street

At Christmas we connect with the ones we love. But what if you are a child with a parent in prison - feeling lonely, abandoned and hurt? Through Angel Tree, you can connect a child with a parent behind bars and offer joy and hope. You can also shop for members of the God’s Treasures Class. Watch for the Christmas Tree in the Narthex and an email announcement in mid-November.


Early Thanksgiving Meal Distribution

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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As we have entered the fall season, it’s time to start planning and organizing our annual community Thanksgiving meal. The event will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on 11/21/23, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. 

This year we will distribute cold and reheatable hot meals on a "First Come, First Served" basis. After gathering the needed data, the church has determined how many meals to provide without having waste. 

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for about 25 volunteers to support meal distribution on the day of the event from 3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Volunteer positions include - Traffic control, Order Takers, Meal Baggers, and more. Jobs will be assigned on the day of the event from 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sign-ups will be available here on the Central Hub in mid-October.


Sunday Service Project

sunday, november 26


BSPC Choir Presents: Pergolesi Magnificat with strings

sunday, december 10


Movie Christmas Pageant / Youth Christmas Party

sunday, december 17



Brittany preached her first sermon!

Click here to revisit this worship service from May 14, 2023.


High School Youth Trip - Montreat, North Carolina

Check out these social media posts to see some of the fun they got into!

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Middle School Youth Trip - Massanetta, Virginia

View this social media post for a recap of the middle school youth's adventures in Massanetta!


Broad Streeters Marched at Pride

Pastors at Pride - Click here to view post

Recap video - Click here to view post


Pride Sunday at BSPC


Justice Camp

The first year of Justice Camp was a huge hit! 50+ kids gathered at BSPC for 4 days to learn about anti-racism, immigration, climate justice, and food justice. We had several guest speakers, including members of the Columbus Crew. And we even held out own protest just outside the church!

Day 1, Anti-Racism - View recap video

Day 2, Immigration - View recap video

Day 3, Climate Justice - View recap video

Day 4, Food Justice - View recap video


Youth Service Project

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The Debut of the Broad Street Farmers Market

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90+ Milestone

On August 24, we had the joy of celebrating the 90+ milestone with Tom Bolon, Dick Briggs, Kathy Carnahan, Diane Hunter, Jon McQuillin and Aleeta Wilson!

90+ Milestone video - Click here to view post

90+ Fellowship Photos - Click here to view post