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Because our believing affects our living, we are committed to making God’s love and justice known in Lakeview and beyond. We partner with a number of ministries locally and globally – both through giving of financial resources and giving of volunteer time. We see ourselves as people of faith who have both the privilege and responsibility to speak for those whose voices are marginalized, so we seek to be a prophetic voice in matters of justice – especially for those living in poverty, violence, or those who are victims of the “isms” of our society (heterosexism & homophobia; racism; sexism; able-ism; ageism; etc.). We see ourselves as people faith who are also meant to partner with God in easing suffering – so we pray that we do that in our efforts to help serve a meal at Lakeview Shelter, to provide a Safe Haven for homeless GLBTQ youth, or by hosting Recovery groups in our space.  In addition, each month Broadway collects donations for a specific organization.



Youth Empowerment Performance Project  


The mission of YEPP is to create a safe environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer youth experiencing homelessness to explore their history, investigate new ways to address their struggles, and to celebrate their strengths through the process of developing a theatrical performance piece. Some of us saw their recent performance “Forging From Fire” in which our very own liturgical dancer, Malia, gave a profound and moving performance. It was indeed a performance celebrating her strengths. Seeing one of their theatrical performances is an experience you will not see elsewhere.


More information available on their website: www.wesayyepp.com.


Please give as you can to YEPP, so they can continue to provide creative ways for these youths to address their struggles.


Living Well with AIDS  


Empowering and enabling people to understand HIV/AIDS and its impact on the community.


Here's how this Advance project will help to address the need: The Advance project engages communities to develop a plan that is action oriented that requires all the community to be engaged in knowing and acting on AIDS. It is been shown that testing and treatment is the key to reducing the virus in the community. The Advance develops the collective action that has all pulling together to fight AIDS.

Here is the primary goal of the project: With only 5% of the world's population, Eastern and Southern Africa is home to half of the world's population living with HIV. Today the region continues to be the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with 48% percent of the world's new infections among adults, 55 % among children and 48% of AIDS-related deaths. In all of sub-Saharan Africa there are 24.7 million people living with AIDS. The primary goal is to make the communities Living Well with AIDS work with AIDS free and take learnings from Zimbabwe to three new African countries.



You can donate throughout the month – make checks out to Broadway and designate "June Mission Minute” (split between both) or "YEPP" or "Living Well." You can also donate online by clicking the donate button above right.