We know that being the new person can be difficult so this page will help to explain what you are getting yourself into. Hopefully after hearing a bit about what we are like, it won’t seem so scary and you will be excited to join us.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE
Broadway put great emphasis on hospitality so on a Sunday morning there will be people at the door to greet and answer any questions you may have. If you are bringing children, you will be introduced to Amy, our youth and children’s worker or another leader who is on for
IS THERE A DRESS CODE?We don’t have a dress code, just wear what you feel comfortable in. Some people choose to something casual while other wear their Sunday best, we don’t mind either way.
WHAT IS A SUNDAY MORNING LIKE?
The worship includes a blend of contemporary and traditional hymns and songs led by a music group and/or organ with words projected on the screen or large print paper copies for those who need them, prayers – mostly led from the front, readings from the Bible and teaching.
We start with everyone together then the young people will go out to their groups with the leaders. There is an attended crèche for under 3s but if your baby is very young and you would prefer to stay in the service, there is a carpeted area with a few toys at the back of the church where you are welcome to go if they need a bit more attention than you can give in your seat. If you need anything else, please ask.
WHAT ABOUT MONEY?
An offering is taken during the service which is an opportunity for those who are regular to give financially as part of their own discipleship and commitment to the fellowship but many choose to give by standing order so the bag gets passed on. There is no compulsion to contribute as a visitor.
WHEN IS COMMUNION?
Communion is usually on the 3rd Sunday in the morning and the 1st Sunday in the evening. It is open to all who wish to participate. Occasionally the children come back and share in it, having received teaching in their groups about it – it is the parents’ discretion whether they receive or not.
AFTER THE MORNING SERVICE
After the service there are always refreshments (often including cake!) which is a time to get to know one another, ask any questions and some ask for prayer.
WHAT ABOUT AN EVENING SERVICE?
Energise is at 1830 on the first and third Sunday of each month with options to choose from bible study, mindfulness, drama, games and discussion in addition to the gathered time of worship
Messy Church is at 1630 on the second Sunday of each month
On the fourth/fifth Sunday the evening service is often held in the front room of the church centre (2nd entrance door) starting at 1830. It is much smaller, more reflective and with more opportunity for discussion and open prayer.
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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS
We have tried to think of all the basics but we know that there are always other questions you might have so just get in touch using the details at the bottom of the page.
Every Sunday morning at 1000
1st and 3rd Sunday – Energise 1830
2nd Sunday – Messy Church 1630
4th / 5th Sunday – 1830
Broadway Baptist Church
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