Volume 3 Issue 10

Welcome to Broad Street Ministry's online newsletter, BROADcast!

June 2008

Worship Service Schedule!
All Worship Services are Sunday nights @ 6pm.
FREE PARKING is available along the south side of Pine Street! b/t Broad and 13th St. Pick up a parking permit from the church and throw on dashboard!!--or download it from the BSM website by clicking here!!

Sunday, June 1st
Meditation offered by: Erika Funk
Music offered by: BSM Choir

Sunday June 8th
Meditation offered by: Bill Golderer
Music offered by: Michael Sampson and friends

Sunday June 15th
Meditation offered by: Bill Golderer
Music offered by: BSM choir

Sunday June 22nd
Meditation offered by: Bill Golderer
Music offered by: Nate Gonzalez, Julianna Woodard and Friends

Sunday June 29th
Meditation offered by: Bill Golderer
Music offered by BSM choir

BSM Is Proud to Announce
WEDNESDAYS June 4th & 11th
@ 7PM (FREE! and dinner before @ 6pm)

Are documentary films the stones crying out? In an age of info-tainment and you tube saturation, where does the voice of truth speak into the ears of the culture? There has been an distinct rise in interest in the documentary film as a form of truth telling in our culture. What do these films do for us, and how do they hope up our dialogue and thought? What is the line between persuasion and manipulation, and how often do these films cross it? How do they manage narratives, document information, or construct stories, and what does any of this say to the Church. BSM will be examining four movies that speak with a prophetic voice from the margins, and ask if they speak a truth we need to hear or simply entertain us.

Wednesday June 4th "Bus 174"
Voted One of the Best Films of the Year by the New York Times
The opening shots of "Bus 174," a new Brazilian documentary about a bus hijacking that became a media and police circus, ending in unnecessary tragedy, soar over the sea and Brazilian coast and countryside like a picture-perfect travel brochure. The story continues, moving closer into the heart of a downtrodden society, from which emerged a tragedy that became a microcosm for a societal breakdown of epic proportions.

Wednesday June 11th "For the Bible Tells Me So"
2007 Sundance Film Festival Nominee for Grand Jury Prize

Through the experiences of five very normal, very Christian, very American families -- including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson -- we discover how insightful people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child. Informed by such respected voices as Bishop Desmond Tutu, Harvard's Peter Gomes, Orthodox Rabbi Steve Greenberg and Reverend Jimmy Creech, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO offers healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity.

Mayor For Life: The Volatile Times of Marion S. Barry

A new friend to BSM--Dana Flor, a documentary filmmaker for CNN, is looking for members of our community to watch the rough cut of her documentary about Marion Barry and give her feedback.

Many people remember Marion Barry as the philandering drug-addled mayor of the nation's capital, the one was famously arrested during an FBI sting in 1990. He's the poster boy for corruption, a pariah. Yet to others, Marion Barry is a folk hero. He's hailed as a civil rights champion, a defender of the poor and outcast. His soaring achievements, catastrophic failures and phoenix-like rebirths have made him a symbol of mythic indestructibility. From the cotton fields to the corridors of power, Barry has weathered drug and alcohol addiction, cancer, 4 marriages, jail time and international humiliation to dominate Washington DC city politics for more than 40 years. Now, to the disgust of some and the delight of others, Barry is once again in the political limelight. Who is Marion Barry, really? A hero? A scoundrel? Why is he such a polarizing force? And why do people still vote (overwhelmingly) for him? For the first time, Mayor for Life reveals the complete unforgettable story.

A Vision for a City to Come
A Benefit Concert for Broad Street Ministry
Saturday June 7th @ 6pm

Alex Michael Alleva was BSM's first ever Arts and Social Justice Intern. He spent time with us before heading to Berklee School of Music this January. In addition to being a great guy, he is a gifted musician and plays in several bands. He has organized a great benefit concert for BSM Vision For a City to Come is a benefit concert that has been created as a way for young musicians to show their talent and ability while also helping Broad Street Ministry support those who need help in Philadelphia. Performances will be made by Phyllis Heitjan-a sophomore at Princeton University who's music has been played on local radio stations, Dan Townsend & Friends-Dan is a graduate of Radnor High School and is a very accomplished piano/keyboard player at West Chester University and Barefoot (Kilbran/Klyde)-Barefoot is composed of four freshmen college students who are all graduates of Conestoga High School in Berwyn who have combined a multitude of genres in their music.

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Sitting room: Chairs for Sanctuary NEEDED!
Old, discarded, unused, unwanted
Purpose, fresh, welcoming, original

Metal chairs are not part of the vision for our sanctuary. They speak of agencies, formality and uniformity. That's not Broad Street Ministry. So we need to replace all our metal chairs with wooden ones and add a few more to seat the growing number of people worshipping in the sanctuary. We're asking everyone to bring in a wooden chair, new or old, and place it in the sanctuary next time you are here. Each chair will add a fresh new place of welcome to the community. All we ask is that they be sturdy.

Bring in one or bring in 20! Just bring 'em in!! The more diverse the better. Like BSM.































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