Broadway offers weekly violin lessons to pre-school and school aged children from September to May. For more information about the program email Duane Carlisle.
JSP Roving Youth Corp:
The JSP Roving Youth Corp summer work uses the gifts of the youth from the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood to reach out and connect with the people of the parish and discover what God is doing in their neighborhood. We believe that God is already transforming this world and this community and we are called to bear witness to it and join it. The task of our youth is to take part in this exploration and to celebrate it. The community that surrounds Broadway contains a wonderfully diverse mixture of incomes, cultures, occupations, ages and families. The work that the young people do encourages them to see the beauty in this diversity and to share the great things that they discover with their neighbors and friends. Every year we encounter more and more people who say they have been touched by the conversations and connections they have had with the young people through their summer work. As this work grows, we see more and more people who have been encouraged to follow through with some dream they may have because of an encouragement or connection begun by the youth. Broadway United Methodist Church’s mission to “seek, welcome, and value all people” is fulfilled by the youth who seek to find value in the gifts that every person has to offer. In this process, not only is the community strengthened, but each young person’s network of support is reinforced. The neighbors the roving youth meet become part of the portfolios of social capital that they are building.
Broadway provides Christmas every year for 75 families in the Broadway neighborhood. In the Christmas Store the parents choose gifts for their children. You can volunteer to spend time wrapping gifts, helping shop, getting to know people, or driving people home.
Sell Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner:
This sit-down thanksgiving feast is prepared by volunteers and everyone is invited. It is named after a Broadway family who prepared Thanksgiving for their family and anyone else who was alone or wanted to come. It is held on Thanksgiving Day.
Broadway Friends--HIV/AIDS Ministry Group:
This program extends friendship to AIDS patients by volunteering with other AIDS organizations to provide a variety of support. First and third Friday evening of each month Alice Langford has a dinner at her home. For more information, call Alice Langford (253-7137).
Asian Help Services:
This program helps Asian immigrants, visitors, and their families, and bicultural couples adjust during cultural transitions. AHS provides a variety of services, including English classes, counseling, interpretation, medical assistance, job information and placement, parenting workshops, citizenship classes, breast cancer awareness and anti-smoking workshops, and advocacy. Contact Sungboon Baik at 924-4827 for more information.