Our News

Bike Ministry Receives More Bikes

In recent months, the Bike Ministry has received bike donations from congregants Joe and Dot Banks, Bud and Beverly Ellis, Angie Deller, and Arvis and Linda Barrow.

In November and December, Sarah Weatherly, a sixth grader at the Epiphany School of Global Studies, has donated bicycles and money for repairs. (She requested that her family not give her presents, but support our bike ministry.) Thanks, Sarah and family–that is heart warming!

The New Bern Police Department also gave our ministry nine bicycles from their evidence inventory. Thanks to the NBPD.

We continue to repair bikes and give them to people in need of a good set of wheels.

To all who repair and care from recipients—YOU’RE AWESOME!

 

BSCC Hosts Craven County Long Term Recovery Group

Broad Street has been hosting the Craven County Long Term Recovery Group for Hurricane Matthew. (They meet on Thursdays at 4 pm in the Fellowship Hall.)

Impacted families have until January 9, 2016 to register with FEMA and the Small Business Association (required by all FEMA registrants—even home ones). In Craven County 550 people have FEMA registrations. Some cannot do their home repairs, and the Long Term Recovery Group is organizing help. Thanks, Broad Street!

 

BSCC Welcomes Merci Clinic

BSCC will host Merci Clinic’s board meetings beginning in November. BSCC has supported Merci Clinic for many years. We welcome Merci Clinic board members and are eager to assist in their mission to heal New Bern.

BSCC Welcomes Faith Connection

Faith Connection will begin using an office space in our Youth Building in January. We are excited to share space with them and support the connecting of churches as they encourage one another.

Stop Hunger Now with Faith Connection

On the first Saturday in November, five Broad Street members participated in the Stop Hunger Now food preparation day sponsored by Faith Connection. Wearing stylish hairnets, we packaged 10,000 meals for the world’s hungry. Pictured are Pauline Cumbo at a sealing station and Sylvia Baker at a food station.

 

Ghostalk Patrol

Wearing a borrowed, antique uniform, Firewoman Lila Cotten patrols the sidewalk during the October 2016 Ghostwalk to encourage more customers to come to our chili meal. Our “ghost” told a true story about a man injured at the corner of Queen and George street during the 1922 “Great Fire” of New Bern. When customers saw the firewoman, they asked, “Is the chili that hot?” 🙂

Our Ghostwalk event earned more than $1300 for the Window project.

 

CMF Success at Parking Lot Fundraiser

During the 2016 MumFest, which was moved to November 12 after Hurrican Matthew threatened New Bern, the Christian Men’s Fellowship (CMF) earned $602 parking cars in our church lots, which they donated to the church General Fund.

Thanks to everyone who helped park cars! And thanks to those who choose our lots and support the missions and ministries of Broad Street Christian Church.

Chrysalis Counseling Center Closes

After nearly thirty years of providing professional counseling services, Chrysalis Counseling Center has closed. LPCs Susan Lansche and Patricia Toth are now in private practice. Please locate their contact information through Psychology Today’s Provider Direcory.

Chrysalis Counseling Center began under the leadership of BSCC member Ann Dunn, LPC. BSCC hosted the counselors on the third floor of the educational wing.

We celebrate 29 years of health and wholeness. The Chrysalis Counseling Center Board of Directors is planning a closing celebration ceremony for a future date TBA.

Blue Christmas Service of Memory and Hope

Rev. Teddi Therkildsen (RN and M.Div.) led a special worship service on 12/7 for people feeling blue about the holidays. Everyone who attended experienced a moving and meaningful service of light and love.

 

NC Christian Church Ordains Teddi Therkildsen at BSCC

On November 6, Regional Minister Rev. John Richardson, guest ministers, Rev. Dr. Laura Johnson (Chair of the Commission on Ministry for the NC Christian Church), and famiily members participated in the ordination service of Teddi Therkildsen. Teddi, who is a retired RN, earned her Master of Divinity (M. Div.) degree from Andover Newton Theological School.

The NC Commisson on Ministry approved Teddi’s ordination and congratulates her on this achievement and calling.

Following the ordination, the BSCC Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF) hosted a beautiful and delicious reception in the church Fellowship Hall.

Teddi lives in North Carolina and Conneticut, and she will have dual Standing with the United Church of Christ and the Disciples of Christ.