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This Coming Sunday at BSM

June 4, 2015

FriendsHere’s what’s on deck for Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at Broad Street Ministry.  Worship’s at 4:00pm.  Rev. Bill Golderer, our founder and convening minister, will be preaching about friendship. Our text is John 15:12-17. Who are your friends?  How do you know?  To live now is to be entangled in a confusing web of relationships that are hard to navigate and fluid as never before.  I “friended” her and “unfriended” him means what exactly?  In the passage we will encounter a revolutionary notion–that to be a follower of Jesus after the resurrection is to befriend Jesus–to be a friend of God.  And how that plays out is that we need to befriend one another.  How do we do that exactly…BG will navigate scripture, Aristotle and allegory as we consider friendship with God and others.

We are looking forward to being led in worship by Sarah and Malchijah.  Our lineup is full of groovy tunes about friendship and the songs of the faith.  We’ll be singing “Handle Me With Care,” everyone’s favorite “Lean on Me,” and two all time classics of worship at Broad Street Ministry, “Every Day People” & “Reach Out, I’ll be There.”  We’ve also got two classic hymns, that Sarah and Mal will add a little bit of the BSM magic to; “What a Friend We Have In Jesus” & “I’m Gonna Live So (God Can Use Me).”

Rev. David Norse, our Senior Pastoral Associate, will be sharing a moment for mission discussing this past weeks conversations of Trans* issues, providing a theological frame work for understanding the experience of trans individuals as a part of God’s action for liberation in the world.

Every Sunday after worship, we also have community engagement groups.  These groups are a great way to get to know people, maybe learn something about yourselves, one another, and/or God, and get to know a few more peoples’ names.  This Sunday we’ve got the following groups on deck;

Short Term 12: This is the second part of a three-part group. We will be watching a film called, “Short Term 12,” and the third group will be a discussion about the film. It is a film that can be found on Netflix, and is about a residential treatment facility for youth in transition.

New and Nearly New:  This is for those of us who are new to BSM who want to get to know some of the great folks from Caring for Others, and others who are new, or nearly new.  Learn about BSM and make some new friends.  

What does the “T” mean for me?  Not sure what Trans* means?  Confused?  Got questions?  Have a chat with Rev. Norse in a conversation that is open to questions, confusion, and paradigm shifts.  

Broad Street Ministry is a broad-minded faith community committed to extending radical hospitality and creating a spiritual home for all, especially those who feel like they don’t belong anywhere else. For more information click here.

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