People have a difficult time talking about death. People in the Church are no different. We do just about anything we can to avoid the topic. And, yet, even in death...especially in death, followers of Jesus find hope. Join us at Broadmeadow UMC from All Saints until Reign of Christ Sundays as we talk about "Death and Other Good News."
Broadmeadow UMC's grass will turn blue on Sunday, October 15! Join us for a beautiful service of traditional bluegrass music and hymns performed by Bill Ellison and Temperance Babcock. Everyone's invited!
In October, we'll be calling out the things that keep us from being truly grateful. In each sermon, we'll see how a misplaced focus - on how things could be or used to be better, how we're not getting what we think we deserve, or simply how life's struggles are keeping us down - prevents us from seeing all the blessings that are right in front of us. You're invited to join us each Sunday as we discuss the "Enemies of Gratitude".
Life can be unfair. We often do not get what we believe we deserve.
For the the rest of September at Broadmeadow UMC, we'll be focusing on three passages from Matthew's Gospel that challenge our notions of fairness, and how God's idea of fairness is fortunately very different from ours.
Everyone is invited!
We're excited to begin a new young(ish) adult class this upcoming Sunday! We're going to be reading through Brian McLaren's "We Make the Road by Walking". If you're interested, you can order a copy on-line, download it to your e-reader, or contact the church office, and we'll get some ordered. We'll see you there!
What does Jesus mean when he says, "Take up your cross and follow me"? Is being a follower of Jesus just saying you believe, or is there something more? We'll be talking about that this Sunday at Broadmeadow. Everyone's invited to join us!
Most of you are probably aware that there is a lot of anxiety around the United Methodist Church these days. Divisions over a whole host of moral, political, and theological issues makes it seem like we, as a denomination, have nothing going for us except disagreements. But, I'm going to tell you a few reasons why I am thankful to be part of this Church today.
As we speak, I'm watching the news from and praying for the people of Texas as they are suffering through Hurricane Harvey. It's one of the worst natural disasters in American history. And before the rain has even stopped, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already mobilizing for recovery. UMCOR is the first on the ground after a disaster, and it's the last relief group to leave, staying long after everyone else has gone home. If you'd like to donate or volunteer, go to umcor.org. 100% of everything you give goes to disaster relief, because overhead is paid through the offerings taken up at United Methodist churches every Sunday.
Today, I also spent several hours at a meeting for a Conference committee that oversees the UM campus ministries across the state. Again, thanks to the support of United Methodists across Mississippi, college students' lives are being changed every day by our Wesley Foundations.
Additionally, I have been in conversations with UM churches around this area of Jackson, and Broadmeadow will be partnering with St. Luke and probably several others to do youth and children's ministries on Wednesday nights.
We are able to do so much to serve God together that we wouldn't be able to do separately. It is a privilige to be a part of this connection. I thank God for what God continues to do with and through us every day.
Who do we say Jesus is? Not who does the Church say he is. Not who does the culture say he is. But who do you say Jesus is? It's a big question. We're going to talk about that at Broadmeadow this Sunday. You're invited to join us. We hope to see you there!
Welcome to Broadmeadow's new website! We hope you find this as an important tool for learning more about the church.