2015: Rising Up Together

Your love and support in 2015 helped us live out our core values: Kids Come First, We Make Disciples, We Serve Soul Food, We Partner for Justice, All Peoples means ALL.

This includes little things like:
*The total renovation of our kitchen and our partnership with St. Vincent de Paul
*Three times as much food grown and the Milwaukee Groundworks Best Harvest award
*Preparing future leaders in the church through the Horizon Internship
*15 youth and 3 adults participating in the ELCA Youth Gathering in Detroit
*A vibrant small group ministry with our shalom groups
*Fiscal sponsorship for Mothers for Justice United and the Million Moms March in Washington DC
*A new campus and our Sunday evening SEEDS worship

*15 youth attending Lutherdale Bible Camp
*Pastor Jewett and Rev. Sekou at our fall revival
*Lil' Sprouts, a new program for youth ages 4-7
*1300 at our block party with the Ques
*Advocacy around issues of gun violence, living wages and police-community relations
*Marching in the Milwaukee Pride Parade
*Coordinating a regional car-pool effort during the Transit Workers Strike
*Weddings, Baptisms, and Funerals
*Pastor Steve telling the story of Darius to 30,000 in Detroit
*Doubling the size of our orchard and having 3 orchardists on staff
*Having a youth elected to our regional synod council and another as a voting rep to next summer's churchwide assembly
*Hundreds served through our food pantry and Isaiah 55 ministries
*A vibrant, diverse, and growing worship community

Check out these highlights with music from AGAPE* featuring Cameron Wright (used with permission)