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Lent 2024 at Broad Street

In preaching and teaching 1 Corinthians 13 will be our guide as we explore the breadth & depth of God’s love for us & the world. 


Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday Worship is on February 14 at 7:00 p.m., in-person with communion and live-streamed to YouTube. Earlier in the day, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., ashes and a blessing will be offered in the Courtyard.


Lent Through the Lens: a four-week Lenten Contemplative Photo Sharing Group

Beginning Monday, February 19, enjoy a four-week Lenten Contemplative Photo Sharing Group. Rev. Sue Hamilton will offer two sections on Zoom, at 10:30 a.m.-noon & 6:30-8:30 p.m. Complementing our Lenten theme, “What’s Love got to do with it?” group participants will use the vehicle of photography to further explore this question. Adapting themes from Becca Stevens’ book, Love Heals, we will consider how love heals through creation, with daily rituals, across the world, and over the bridge of time. All you need is a cell phone or camera, a journal, and a willingness to share your experience. Sign up here or contact Sue Hamilton with questions.


Adult classes will focus on things we love: 

- February 18, 12:00 p.m.: We love eating together at the East Market, so plan to join Amy and Ann there at noon for lunch!

- February 25, 11:30: We love Taylor Swift (only Swifties need attend!) 

- March 3, 9:30 a.m.: We love the annual meeting

- March 10, 11:30: We love sports teams 

- March 17, 9:30 a.m.: We love books that give us a new perspective

- Weekly on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. join us for Flower Power! Some of us connected with Birds during Advent… and this Lent we invite you to use FLOWERS to deepen your spirituality. As part of the zooms, we will plant a new bulb each week as we wait for Easter. So grab your set of cards and your planting supplies in the narthex soon to pollinate your Lent with flower fun. Click HERE to join Zoom.



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Invitation to Nominate BSPC Leadership for 2024

The BSPC Nominating Committee needs your help in discerning those whom God is calling to lead the Church at this time. Who do you think has the skills and passion to serve as an elder or deacon? 


Please submit your suggestions of people you can envision serving in these roles. Self-nominations are particularly welcome. 



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Seeking Conversation Facilitators for RJI Conversations

The Racial Justice Initiative (RJI) Committee plans to offer congregational conversations to assist BSPC in being an antiracist community of faith. The RJI hopes to do this annually, in response to the church wide invitation of the PC(USA). Soon, RJI will announce topics planned for late spring.


We now are seeking Broad Streeters to serve as trained group facilitators. Are you interested to collaboratively decide with RJI if you may be a person who is prepared and willing to serve BSPC as an RJI conversation facilitator?

 

To explore this service opportunity RJI will share a description of responsibilities, supportive roles of RJI and pastors and commitment specifics.


 If you are interested, we invite you to attend one 45-minute meeting:

- In-person on Sunday, February 18 at either 9:30 am or 11:30 am at BSPC or 

- Via Zoom on Thursday, February 15 at 7:15 pm.


Please let Sharon Sachs know of your interest in this opportunity and which meeting you plan to attend (or if your availability prohibits attendance) at sachssd@aol.com or 614-885-3042.



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Eclipse Retreat!

Sunday, April 7 - Monday, April 8

On April 8th there will be a total eclipse moving right through Ohio. Camp Christian in Marysville, (owned and run by the denomination Disciples of Christ, very in-line with the PC(USA)), will host a retreat for all ages with lodging, meals, and activities. Some of the activities will include s’mores, campfires, singing, crafts, workshop on best camera settings to photograph the eclipse, and vespers worship. They will provide eclipse viewing glasses too! All registration and payments are through Camp Christian, but email Brittany if you signed up so we know which Broad Streeters we expect to see! For information and registration, click here



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Justice Camp Volunteers Needed

We had such a good time, children and adult volunteers, that we are bringing Justice Camp back. Justice Camp really is fun for all ages and we need youth and adult volunteers to make the magic happen. Camp will take place June 3-6. This year’s themes are Gender Equality and Justice, Anti-Racism, Water Justice, and Advocacy. We have some fabulous speakers and workshop leaders from our community lined up from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Pint Size Protesters, Ohio Environmental Council, Ballet Met, and so on!


We need volunteers for MANY roles, from sorting shirts to leading a group! Please consider helping and sign up here.



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Flowers for Worship

Honor a loved one or note a special day by providing flowers for Sunday worship in the sanctuary. Following worship, deacons deliver flowers to those who are hospitalized or homebound. You are welcome to take a bouquet home as well. Sign up on the Church Hub at www.bspc.church/flowers or contact Pam Strange at office@bspc.org to select your date in 2024.