Outreach Ministry at Broadway

You are invited and encouraged to become an active partner in Broadway’s Outreach Ministry

As followers of Christ, our desire is to serve in His name. Through a variety of Service and Outreach, Broadway seeks to care for others both in our church, community and global service programs. To volunteer or learn more about any of these outreach opportunities, please contact the church office 330.339.1082.

CHRISTIAN CHILDREN’S HOME OF OHIO

Christian Children’s Home of Ohio provides a safe structured environment to meet the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of children from all across Ohio who have been abused, neglected and traumatized by the people they should be able to trust most. Children ages 6-18 live in spacious cottages and are provided with therapeutic, social, spiritual and educational opportunities designed to aid the child with the healing process, model for them how a healthy family functions, develop coping and life skills, and introduce them to Jesus Christ.

CCHO is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families, licensed by Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services, certified by Ohio Dept. of Mental Health, and a member of the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies. Broadway UMC supports the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio with our 2021 Mission Offerings. You can find out more at https://www.ccho.org/.

Luke 18:16 “But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

GREATER DOVER NEW PHILADELPHIA FOOD PANTRY

The mission of the Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry is to end hunger in the area by serving and providing food assistance to any person in need. Through their efforts, it is possible to provide food assistance to any household in our area that is food-insecure.

Food insecurity means not knowing where the next meal is coming from, or having to choose between buying food or paying for rent, utilities or medical care. This is a very real problem for many of our neighbors. The Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry serves 700 households per week.

You can help by volunteering at the food distributions, many from our congregation are regular parts of the all-volunteer staff at the Greater Dover-New Philadelphia Food Pantry.

You should also refer anyone who needs food assistance to the Food Pantry:

– Thursdays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for handicapped individuals, and 6:00pm to 8:00pm welcome to all

– Fridays from 9:00am to 10:00am for handicapped individuals, and 10:00am to 12:00pm welcome to all

Phone: (330) 852-4132

Find out more at http://www.greaterdover-newphiladelphiafoodpantry.com/

Matthew 25:35 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat . . “

VOICE OF THE MARTYRS

Christians are still persecuted around the world. More Christians were martyred for their faith in the 20th century than in any other time. In many countries, conversion is outlawed, and children may not be taught the faith. A Christian in these areas faces loss of job, loss of property, imprisonment or death for having faith in Christ. Voice of the Martyrs provides support for pastors and underground churches They aid the families of those who are imprisoned or killed for their faith. and raise awareness of religious persecution when it happens.

Voice of the Martyrs is supported by our 2021 Mission Offerings. You can find out more at https://www.persecution.com

Colossians 4:18 “. . . Remember my chains . .” 

Voice of the Martyrs Update

Please pray for Zhang Wen Shi, also known by his Korean name and title as Deacon Jang, who is an ethnically Korean Chinese citizen who lived in Changbai, China, a town on the border between China and North Korea. He worked alongside Korean-Chinese pastor Pastor Han Chung-Ryeol, ministering to the North Koreans who crossed the border into Changbai.

In November 2014, Deacon Jang was kidnapped from China and put in a North Korean prison. Fifteen months later, Pastor Han was lured from his home and brutally stabbed to death in Changbai.

Deacon Jang was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his ministry to the North Korean people.

Voice of the Martyrs is supported by our 2021 mission offerings. You can find out more at about Deacon Jang and the continuing persecution of Christians around the world at https://www.persecution.com.

OUTREACH TO SOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

South Elementary School is a neighbor to us, and we try to make sure the teachers and staff know that we appreciate them! We also coordinate free school supplies in the fall for children whose families may have trouble paying for them. Look for announcements about Cookies for Teachers and Staff and School Supply Donations!

CARE PACKAGES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Broadway Church wants to stay connected to our College Students that are attending away from home, and to support those that are doing their studies locally. Each year, around final exam time, we send something special their way. We welcome your help with this project, and encourage you to connect with the church office about taking part.

OUTREACH TO ELDERLY OR SHUT-INS

Living in a care center is something that all of us may experience, and for others who are yet at home, there comes a time when getting out to church, or anywhere is very hard. We believe that the church should be present with our Indoor Friends. This ministry is ongoing throughout the year through visits, cards, gifts and other expressions of love and help. We encourage you to connect with the church office about being part of the work to encourage those who through age or disability, now have less opportunity to see friends and family. We also want to hear about any friends and neighbors that would be glad to have cards or visits.

ANN SPENCER THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS

Each year there is a need to assist families to have the kind of Thanksgiving meal that most of us enjoy. There are ways you can help to gather the ingredients for a joyful blessing to these families. You may also contact the church office if you know of a family in need.

SALVATION ARMY

The Dover Corps of the salvation Army does hunger and poverty relief work in our community. Located at  809 Emmet Ave. NW, New Philadelphia (phone. (330) 364-3811), they offer a variety of services. These include, Disaster Services, Emergency Financial Assistance, Food & Nutrition Programs, Emergency Shelter, Casework Services, Visitation Services, Camping Activities, Women’s Ministries, Music & Arts Programs, Men’s Ministries, Day Camp Activities

Boys’ & Girls’ Club, Residential Camping Activities, Character Building Programs and Community Recreation Programs.

Broadway UMC helps by serving the free lunch on the second Wednesday of the month, support for the Little Food pantry program, and as bell-Ringers for the Annual Christmas Red kettle Collections. You can help with any of these ministries by contacting the church office.

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

More about the Dover/New Philadelphia Salvation Army can be found at their website: https://easternusa.salvationarmy.org/northeast-ohio/dover-new-philadelphia/

HARBOR HOUSE – WOMEN’S SHELTER

Harbor House is a Domestic Violence Shelter and Substance Abuse Halfway House serving Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties in Ohio.As a division of Personal & Family Counseling Services of Tuscarawas Valley, Inc., they are dedicated to serving both victims of domestic violence and their children, as well as women who are recovering from substance abuse.

While their address is confidential, they can be contacted at:  (330) 343-2778. Their 24-hour crisis line is 330) 364-1374

Services Harbor House offers are: Domestic violence safe shelter, Substance abuse halfway house, 24-hour confidential crisis line, individual and group counseling, counseling for children, information and referrals, parenting skills education, legal advocacy assistance with protection orders, and transportation.

Broadway UMC regularly collects supplies for harbor House clients. Get connected with this helping ministry through the church office.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Each year Broadway UMC collects supplies and fills 800-1000 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. You can help by donating items, (see our bulletin for suggested monthly donations) and joining in with pre-packaging sessions throughout the year. In November, we gather to pack for shipping our shoeboxes. Many of us have gone on to the regional distribution centers to assist with preparing the shoeboxes for overseas shipping.

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Every year, Samaritan’s Purse has collected shoebox gifts filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items for children around the world. Since 1993, more than 186 million children in more than 160 countries and territories have received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox. The project delivers not only the joy of what, for many kids, is their first gift ever, but also gives them a tangible expression of God’s love. Tens of thousands of volunteers from local churches around the world partner with us to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ at festive outreach events where children are surprised with these shoebox gifts.

Find out more about Operation Christmas Child at this website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

List of Ministries that Broadway has been a part of

  • Prepare Salvation Army meals
  • Serve Salvation Army meals
  • Bell Ringer for Salvation Army
  • Supplies for the Women’s Shelter-Harbor House
  • Fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child
  • Send Mission workers to North Carolina to process Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes
  • Provide school supplies to South Elementary New Philadelphia
  • Help staff the Dover/New Philadelphia Food Pantry
  • Provide care packages to College students
  • Outreach to elderly or shut-ins
  • Ann Spencer Thanksgiving Food Baskets