According to the book of discipline for the Methodist church, “Heritage Sunday calls the church to remember the past by committing itself to the continuing call of God.”
The Apostle Paul’s comment in his letter to the church at Philippi, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you,” might well be expressed about BSUMC, for it is distinguished by a remarkable heritage. The memories of its past bless the lives of those in the present and guide and inspire them for the future.
The past success of the BSUMC congregation has been due to its committed members sought to use their talents, energies, time and resources in extending God’s Kingdom by serving others in Christ’s name.
Charles Wesley wrote in his hymn,
“A Charge to Keep I Have”:
To serve the present age,
My calling to fulfill;
O may it all my powers engage
to do my Master’s will.
The current sanctuary of Broad Street, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, was completed in 1897; however, all Bradley County Methodists began worshiping around 1836 in the log courthouse.
Today, Broad Street United Methodist Church has four worship services on Sunday mornings, two traditional and two contemporary.
Everyone is invited to share the celebration of Broad Street’s heritage, Sunday, May 18.