10:30 a.m. Sunday
Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Broadway's ministries are in need of funds! Please consider donating now!
Pastor Carl Hetler
Join us at 10:30 Sunday for Worship.
We are worshipping outdoors at Ravina Park
on Lebanon Street off Indiana Avenue
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Left, volunteers sorting toys for Jubilee Christmas, on Dec. 12 this year. L-r Joey Lewis, an intern from Ivy Tech; Kathie Siders; Mike and Cindy Knaack; and Candyce Discavage.
Christmas Jubilee planned for Dec. 12
Jubilee families are served without regards to church membership or religious affiliation. Last year about 150 children, age birth to 17 years, received gifts. Families are also given a food basket for Christmas dinner.
Starting in September, Tuesday afternoons, when the building is closed to guests, volunteers can come in to help sort our gift room.
In October, Tuesday afternoon volunteers will start pre-making stockings.
In November, parents can come in Tuesday afternoons to sign up their children. We will spend time getting to know about their children so we can pick out gifts.
Mid-November through mid-December, volunteers will begin assembling bags for families which have signed up.
The week of December 7th will be focused on finishing bags and putting together food baskets.
December 12 will be our Jubilee day when families can come pick up their bags, or have them delivered by volunteers.
We invite you to volunteer your time on a Tuesday afternoon. Call the church office at (574) 289-0333 to volunteer!
Also, please consider donating new toys (see needs list below) or funds.
$4,000 is needed for Christmas dinner supplies for 100 families and for toys to supplement those donated for the 150+ children we serve.
Financial donations for food baskets may be mailed to the church -- Broadway Christian Parish, 1412 Carroll St., South Bend, IN 46613 -- or you may visit the donation box on this page for credit card options.
If you would like to bring toys or other donations, please drop them off at the church after 11:00 am.
For more information, contact the church office Monday - Thursday at (574) 289-0333, 9:00am - 1:00pm.
Christmas is a time to celebrate the GRACE of God. Without you, our friends and neighbors, Broadway Parish would not be able to help struggling families during the holidays. Thank you for being part of the team that makes Christmas brighter and joyous for so many! We so very much appreciate your support of Broadway and the Christmas Jubilee.
ITEMS for teen boys and girls: Hoodies L/XL, T-shirts L/XL, sweats L/XL, air pods, warm gloves, thermal hats, stocking stuffers, make up, nail polish, nail files, nail clippers, Chap Stick, toiletries, jewelry, cologne, small purses, wallets, inexpensive watches, after shave, backpacks, sports related items, socks, warm gloves, thermal hats. We especially need things for teenage boys.
Make Believe Toys
Dolls: AFRICAN AMERICAN DOLLS, HISPANIC DOLLS, BABY DOLLS, Boy Dolls,
doll clothes, play kitchens, play food, newer Disney & Pixar related items, CARS, TRUCKS: remote control cars & trucks, Hot Wheels, etc. All Fisher Price, Playskool, or Little Tykes toys.
Building Toys: LEGOS, Lego Duplos, Megablocks, Kinex, Lincoln Logs, etc.
COLORING BOOKS (from the Dollar Store) & crayons (24pk), new books for all ages,
colored pencils & markers, Play Dough kits and batteries - AA, AAA, & 9 VOLT.
CANDY - FUN SIZE to be used for stocking stuffers. (Must be individually wrapped.)
Examples: Hershey Kisses, Kit Kat, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Reeses Cups, Milk Duds, Malt Balls, etc.
We will be filling 350+ stockings.
Other News & Updates...
We're serving breakfast Monday through Thursday from 8-10:30am.
The Broadway food pantry is passing out 10-15 monthly boxes Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9-10a.m., as well as 40-60 day bags each Thursday.
We continue to provide sanitized showers, laundry, phone, mail, toiletries, and emergency clothing.
We are grateful for county resources such as the food bank where we purchase food weekly, the city for providing hand washing stations and a quarantine site for when guests test positive, and the many churches, local organizations and individuals who continue to drop off packaged food and supplies.
We value your prayers for health and safety, compassion and care, justice and mercy.
Our current daily needs list:
For food pantry monthly boxes: block cheese, single serving fresh veggies wrapped.
For weekly bags: lunch meat, granola bars, fruit cups, soda crackers, soup in a cup, chips, pop tarts, cereal.
For breakfasts: tater tots.
Supplies: disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, sturdy plates for breakfast, and cups for hot drinks.
For clothing/toiletries: men’s gloves, underwear/socks, razors, deodorant.
We continue to take monetary donations through our website and checks received at 1412 S. Carroll St, South Bend IN 46613.
Please Contact the Broadway Christian Parish UMC office if you would like to volunteer any time. We are always more than happy to accommodate you! We also give tours!
Although it is now harder for most people to itemize deductions for tax purposes, there is another way to save some money on taxes while still being charitable. If you are drawing from an IRA, you can have a charitable donation made directly to Broadway from your retirement account. By having your retirement plan send the check directly to Broadway, there are a few advantages. A Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) is not included in your gross income. Since it is not included in gross income, it may help reduce the taxable portion of your Social Security. A QCD can also result in lower state taxes. Since the QCD is not included in income, the corresponding donation cannot be included in the itemized deductions. Please discuss these details and other requirements with your retirement advisor as this is not professional advice.
Federal tax id #35-1127662.
As part of our partnership with the City of South Bend to promote the 2020 Census, we are using funds to make sure guests and volunteers feel safe at Broadway. Police and our security company, Per Mar, recommend video cameras as a cost effective way to deter crime and provide documentation to law enforcement in the event of a crime. Only paid staff will have access to the video feed for privacy sake and it will be deleted each week.
Food Pantry Partnership with Cultivate
Broadway's food pantry now has a relationship with Cultivate to better serve the people of our neighborhood. Cultivate works to end the cycle of hunger in the local communities of northern Indiana by providing a food rescue service. They are building a local network of food suppliers with the goal of providing wholesome meals so no one in our community goes hungry. See https://cultivateculinary.com/
Becky Snyder recently had to resign as Broadway’s food pantry director, a position she held since since November 2017. We thank her for her wonderful service!
At Broadway, we try to preserve a sense of dignity and control for those who find themselves asking for food. As inventories allow, we let guests choose from a selection of staples in each food category. Distributions are limited to a three-day supply (nine meals) once a month.
click here for Food Pantry Wishlist.
The Broadway Hospitality Room is open Monday thru Thursday 8:30-11 a.m. Folks can come by to eat breakfast, take showers, do small loads of laundry, get help with basic clothing needs, find assistance in obtaining birth certificates and other identification, and even pick up mail by using Broadway's address if they are homeless. It provides a great time for people to connect with others and with Broadway staff and volunteers and find support for individual challenges they may be facing.
click here for Hospitality Wishlist.
Broadway offers a Shower Ministry program open Monday thru Thursday 8:30-11:00a.m. Folks can come by for a hot shower and clean up.
click here for Shower Wishlist.
Since 1982, Broadway has offered a free, sit-down banquet-style dinner to anyone who comes at noon. Meal teams from Broadway and other faith and service groups serve dinner plates and desserts. The only interruption has been the COVID-19 health crisis.
In addition to Sunday Bible Study, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the Mizpah Room before church services, Pastor Carl leads a Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Hospitality Room.
Jubilee Christmas Store
Every year, parents and guardians from about 110 families are able to receive gifts for their children and a box of food for hearty Christmastime meals.
This raised garden is wheelchair accessible and has a bench on which anyone can rest their weary soul in comfort and peace. Read more about the garden HERE.
Next time you shop online, start at AmazonSmile. By choosing Broadway as your non-profit, a percentage of your purchases will be donated to us. There is no extra cost to you for doing this. Here is the link to get started:
Third Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m.
Broadway women and their friends choose a restaurant to go to for fellowship time.
Fourth Friday Family Fun Night
Fourth Fridays, 6:15 p.m.
Broadway folks of all ages and their friends meet for fellowship and fun conversation.
Open to all. Please bring a friend!
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. with Pastor Carl
Sunday 9:45 to 10:30 a.m.
In the Hospitality Room on Wednesdays, and in the Mizpah Room by sanctuary on Sundays.
Led by Ronda Hughes: always an interesting and enlightening session.
You can designate that your United Way contribution go to Broadway. Ask us how.
Broadway Christian Parish is a United Methodist congregation called by God to minister to the Southeast Neighborhood of South Bend, Indiana. Believing in the sacred and equal worth of all people, we celebrate God’s grace with acts of hospitality, love, acceptance, respect, service and advocacy. These acts are rooted in our faith in Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit and strengthened by our worship, which is centered on the Word and weekly celebration of the Eucharist.
"One thing we know for sure is that we cannot do what we do at Broadway without the support of so many generous individuals, groups, agencies, churches, and funding organizations. This makes Broadway a truly community-based program."