February Mission and Outreach News:
Stephen Ministry, What is it About?
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Gal.6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Stephen ministers are Christian men and women that are trained by Stephen Leaders to provide confidential, one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need. Since 1975, more than 650,000 people from more than 12,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers.
Do you have a passion to care for others? Are you compassionate? Are you ready to follow your passion and gift? Consider becoming a Stephen Minister!
For more information, contact us!
Volunteer at Miller Park!
During the baseball season, Our Redeemer members have the opportunity to man concession stands at Miller Park! We can share Jesus’ love through smiles and great customer service! Watch the announcement screens for more information.
February’s opportunities for REACHING OUT!
- Remember there are Meals to Share! You’ll find different kinds of soups, chili, and entrees in the freezer in the dish room off of the cafeteria. Help yourself! Grab an extra to share! You are also welcome to add to the stockpile; grab a container or two and fill them with extra portions you prepare.
- Sunday, February 11th is Mite Box Sunday. The current grant for the SWD-LCMS is the Free at Last Ministry to Women. The goal is to expand this ministry by providing funds for the salary/benefits package for a Lutheran deaconess to serve as chaplain at the House of Correction, through Mission of Christ Church in Milwaukee. YOU are encouraged to pick up & fill a mite box or make a cash/check donation for this project!
- On Saturday, February 17th, non-sewers and sewers OF ALL AGES are invited to create Dresses for girls in Haiti and Africa! No skills are needed to make simple dresses from pillowcases and colorful fabric while you have fun and join in fellowship! LWML will apply for a Thrivent Grant for supplies for this new project. Come at 9:00 and stay for a sloppy joe lunch before you go home!