Why should you consider making Broad Street UMC a place to visit or even your new church home?   Let’s explore that question by first considering an excerpt from an article by Sam McDougle (The Atlantic) about the film Lucy.

“By now, perhaps youve seen the trailer for the new sci-fi thriller Lucy. It starts with a flurry of stylized special effects and Scarlett Johansson serving up a barrage of bad-guy beatings. Then comes Morgan Freeman, playing a professorial neuroscientist with the obligatory brown blazer, to deliver the films familiar premise to a full lecture hall: It is estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of the brains capacity. Imagine if we could access 100 percent. Interesting things begin to happen.

Of course, the idea that you only use 10 percent of your brain is, indeed, 100 hundred percent bogus. Why has this myth persisted for so long, and when is it finally going to die?

Still, the appeal of the myth is clear. If we only use 10 percent of our brains, imagine how totally great life would be if we could use more. You could dazzle Grandma and her nursing-home crew during Jeopardy. Or, like Lucy, you could learn Chinese calligraphy in an hour. The 10-percent myth presses the same buttons as any self-help scheme that promises to make us better, faster.”

While using 10% of our brains may be a myth, many of us would agree that we are using about that much of our faith to make it through life. I can’t help imagining what life would be like if we increased that percentage as individuals and as a community.

Consider these opportunities:

  1. What would happen in my life if God influenced more of my decisions?
  2. How would my power to make a difference in others’ lives increase?
  3. Would my service to God and the Broad Street Ministries bring a deeper satisfaction to my life?
  4. Would I find the support to make wiser and more transformational decisions?
  5. Would my life matter more than it does now?

Broad Street UMC is a place of love, acceptance and deep welcome. It is a place where service to the community is central to understanding the Gospel. It is also a place where you can find out what it means to offer God 100% of your life. Come discover what you are made of, what power you have and what grace you can share.   Come discover what God intends for your life.


Pastor Lou