North Broadway United Methodist Church

Missions, Justice, and Outreach

NBUMC partners with a number of local groups to help meet the needs of the surrounding communities. Our work ranges from helping support resource agencies in Columbus through volunteers and donations, to providing meals at local non-profit organizations, and helping others rebuild and repair their lives in the aftermath of natural disasters.  If you are interested in getting involved with any of these ministry partners, please contact Pastor Heather Nordgren at 614-268-8626 or hndordgren@north-broadway.org.

Social Justice

  The Reconciling Ministry – “Just as you are.”

  • If you are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or Questioning, you are welcome here – just as you are.
  • If you question how God’s love applies to you because of your sexuality or gender identity, you are welcome here – just as you are.
  • If you have been spiritually harmed or threatened because of your sexuality or gender identity, you are welcome here – just as you are.
  • If you stand outside of the gender binary and have questioned the uniqueness of your creation, you are welcome here – just as you are.
  • If you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, or an ally who seeks intersectional justice for all God’s people, including the erasure of homophobia, racism, patriarchy, transphobia, sexism, and heterosexism, you are welcome here – just as you are.
  • If you are a family member of someone in the LGBTQ+ community who seeks understanding to fully develop a loving relationship with your child/family, you are welcome here – just as you are.

This team gathers the 2nd Sunday of the month for a potluck and fellowship. Upcoming dates are August 13 and September 10 at 12:15 p.m. This is a recognized ministry team at North Broadway for individuals who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, or any other self-identification. Families and friends are a vital component of our ministry efforts, and all are invited to the table, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Check out our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/nbumcrmn/. Want to speak to an LGBTQ+ person or an ally on the Reconciling Team about the ministry or personal concerns? Contact: nbumcreconciling@gmail.com.

 

breadcolorB.R.E.A.D – As people of faith, we will act to …expand access to healthcare   …reclaim abandoned housing     …strengthen the Franklin County drug court. For more information contact Mariellen Miller at 614-397-1351 or mrlln6@gmail.com.

Local Mission Opportunities

 Thursday Night Monthly Meal at Community Resources Center: Join for fellowship and community by preparing a community meal for about 35-40 folks. The CRC Thursday Night Dinner occurs on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 5:15-6:30 p.m. If interested in serving, contact Dave Schutz at daveschutz@wideopenwest.com.

YWCA Family Center –The 2017 YWCA Family Center Dinners on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except February went very well.  We served approximately 3,000 people and used almost 1,000 lbs. of chicken.You can imagine how much apple juice, mac and cheese, green beans and fruit were consumed. North Broadway and Columbus Mennonite Church can only do this with wonderful, committed volunteers who provide service, funds, necessary food items, and prayers.  Thank You, Thank You! Upcoming dinners are August 8 and September 12. Put these dates on your calendar. Questions? Call or email Judy Skinner, skinner128@columbus.rr.com or 614-262-7068.

Global Missions

This ministry team offers year-round opportunities to learn about and participate in global missions in many different ways. The congregation is encouraged to become involved in mission opportunities including the Winter Concert fundraiser; the UMC’s Six Special Sundays; our partnership with Casa de Misericordia – an orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico; Festival of Sharing; Church World Service Blankets+ Sunday; and the SERRV Team. Team Leader is Leslie Jackson.

Adult Missions Early Response Team

A word from Andrews, South Carolina

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The Adult Missions ERT team traveled to Andrews, South Carolina, from Nov. 12 – 17th in response to Hurricane Joaquin’s devastating flooding of this area in October 2015.  We were able to recruit 4 additional trained members who were looking for a team, to join us. They traveled from Cardington, St. Clairsville, Zanesville, and Gallipolis, Ohio. It was great to share our ministry with others who are called serve. We spent most of our time working on a trailer in Kingstree, SC. We tore out insulation under the trailer, and walls, cabinets, and flooring inside. We removed all furniture and appliances deemed unsalvageable, and did minor repairs to the roof and facia to reduce further damage to the interior. It was a big job! The people of South Carolina were great!  They took southern hospitality to a whole new level. Let me just say this, there was never an excuse to be hungry. Southern cooking is the true definition of comfort food! We returned from our trip tired, but truly blessed to be a part of such a loving community of people. We always know that we are doing exactly what God needs us to do when we serve in this ministry. It is a privilege to continue to serve God through the Adult Missions Teams.