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OUR SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES

TRADITIONAL

8:30AM

9:40AM

10:45AM

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CONTEMPORARY

8:30AM

10:45AM

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WHAT TO EXPECT

Visiting a church for the first time can be very intimidating: Will I fit in? What should I wear? What kind of music will they play? Where do I park? What should I do with my kids? The fact is, it is never easy visiting a church for the first time. First Broad Street is a place where you don't need to worry about these things, because there is a great place for you to fit in and feel comfortable.

 

We have a Sunday morning service for you! Whether you appreciate an organ and choir, or you appreciate guitars and drums, we have worship that is tailored to meet every need. We do our very best to create an environment where you will feel the presence of God and you will be able to grow in your faith. We encourage you to dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable. Many people in our traditional services in the Sanctuary are "dressier" than those in our Encounter service in the Fellowship Hall. We sum it up this way- "Don't stress about dress!"

LOCATION

First Broad Street UMC

100E Church Circle, Kingsport TN, 37660

Located in the heart of Northeast Tennessee, First Broad Street United Methodist Church is located in the city of Kingsport on the historic downtown Church Circle.

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PARKING

WHERE DO I PARK

Since we are a downtown church, parking can be difficult at times. So we have tried to make it as easy as possible. Simply stated, parking is mostly behind our two church buildings, which are the furthest two right buildings on Church Circle.

WHERE DO I ENTER THE CHURCH

There are two main entrances to our church. Our Main Entrance through the glass doors leading to the sanctuary- these doors are located directly behind Hamlett-Dobson parking lot. Or you can enter through the Wesley Wing entrance, which is the closest entrance to the intersection of Broad Street and Charlemont. Walking underneath the overhang, these doors will give you access to our children's check-in system.

OUR PURPOSE

THE MISSION AND STRATEGY OF FIRST BROAD STREET UMC

TO HELP PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS BY LOVING GOD, GROWING TOGETHER, AND REACHING OUT.

WITH THE BIBLE AS OUR FOUNDATION, GUIDED BY REASON, TRADITION, AND EXPERIENCE, WE SEEK TO LIVE INTO THE FOLLOWING VALUES:

First Broad Street United Methodist Church is a community of Christian faith located on Church Circle in downtown Kingsport, TN. Whether you have been a Christian all your life and are looking for a place to live and grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ, or you have never been in a church before and are curious about who Jesus is and what being a Christian is all about, there is a place for you at First Broad Street to journey in faith by Loving God, Growing Together, and Reaching Out.

Experiencing God- We seek to offer ways to grow deeper with God.

Powerful Worship- We seek to provide opportunities for God to inspire powerful worship.

Healthy Marriages- We seek to enable couples to have God-centered relationships.

Strong Families- We seek to guide families as they raise children to follow Christ in a changing world.

Sharing Life- We seek to be an inclusive and diverse Christ-centered community that values intergenerational relationships.

Faith in Action- We seek to share Christ's love through speech and service.

ENVISION

Let’s ENVISION the future of First Broad Street together. Over the course of several months in 2016, members of our church prayed together and sought together the direction that God would have this community of believers go over the next several years.  These four areas of focus will prepare FBSUMC to meet the present needs of our community as well as ensure a vital future for our church community. In May, a promotional piece for First Broad Street’s vision was released to the congregation.  We ask that you would share these with friends who may be interested in learning more about our church.  We also ask that you would keep this piece before you to help all of us stay focused on the progress and energy we can devote to these key areas for our church’s growth and future.  Already efforts are underway to enhance these four areas of ministry.  Please review these goals and activities and consider how you can participate in what God is doing at First Broad Street. DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE

Enhance Worship by…

 

Increasing lay involvement in our worship – with testimonies, creative arts, special music, increased participation in our music groups

Upgrading the sanctuary – refresh carpet, pews, & sound system

Revitalizing hospitality – new exterior and interior signage for visitors, increase lay volunteer presence for  Sunday morning hospitality

Enhance Discipleship by…

 

Developing a discipleship program available to everyone (individually, & through small groups, Sunday school classes, and study groups) –Fall 2017

Encouraging each person to grow in discipleship by participating each week in personal devotional activities, a small group, a study group and service – Fall 2017

Enhance ministry to children and youth by…

 

Increasing safety measures

Creating an offering park

Implementing New Amp Sunday School program

Increasing training for staff and laity

Enhancing ministry through local missions by. . .

 

Reaching at risk children – increasing support and contact through the Childcare Center, Jackson School, Camp Bays Mt.

Increasing external communication about all the FBS is doing

Increasing lay involvement and volunteers in FBS ministries

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