MISSION & OUTREACH MINISTRY
Jane Gobeli, Director
GRANDMAS IN CHRIST (Grandmas InC)
Second Saturday of each month – 9-11AM
Embracing opportunities to foster the love of Jesus in the lives of children and their families, Grandma InC hosts varied fundraisers to benefit Vacation Bible School, Tosa Cares Food Pantry, and tuition assistance. Each month they gather to encourage and support one another, spend time in Bible study, and enjoy social outings.
First Saturday of each month – 9AM
Through our partnership with Orphan Grain Train, our community of quilters impacts the lives of those in need with warmth and comfort. No sewing experience is necessary to lend a hand in assembling quilts!
MILWAUKEE RESCUE MISSION
Blessing the homeless through our partnership with MRM, we pack bag lunches throughout the year. Donations of food and helping hands to pack are welcome. Volunteer groups also serve lunch (10:45AM-12:30PM) and dinner (3:45-6PM) at MRM. Register at mrm.org or gather groups of 3 to 5 (ages 10 and up) let us schedule your team. In-person food service will resume when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
Each November, foster families connected with Bridge Builders and those in challenging circumstances provide wish lists of needed items. OR family and friends generously supply the items, and the gifts are distributed at a party in December.
ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Ironwood Golf Course, Sussex WI
Supporting mission and outreach work, this friendly competition and fellowship are key ingredients to our golf outing. The day concludes with dinner for golfers and non-golfers alike, a silent auction, and raffle.
Saturdays 9:30-11:30AM – Cafeteria
Ministering to those mourning the loss of a loved one, meetings focus on stand-alone topics, inviting you to join at any time. GriefShare also offers one-session workshops throughout the year, including Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays. Visit griefshare.org to register for an upcoming class or workshop.
Separated? Navigating divorce? DivorceCare addresses the difficulties and challenges of this painful experience. Meetings focus on stand-alone topics, welcoming you at any time. Visit divorcecare.org to register for an upcoming class.
Trained in caring relationships, our Stephen Ministers bring Christ’s love to one-to-one confidential care for those experiencing a difficult life challenge, such as job loss, illness, grief, or relocation. Visit https://www.stephenministries.org/PDFs/after_people.pdf for more information. Contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect.
LUTHERAN WOMEN IN MISSION (LWML)
A connection point for outreach opportunities, LWML coordinates Christ-centered activities for those with a passion for supporting our global community:
- LUMIN (Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc.) benefits from school supply drives for underprivileged students. A network of Lutheran schools sharing resources and expertise, creating safe, high-quality urban educations, spiritual growth, and leadership skills. Currently serving 8 schools, 1,400 students, and 112 staff, school supplies ensure students are set for success.
- OVERSEAS TROOPS receive personalized Christmas cards each year. In 2021, 314 troops enjoyed handwritten Christmas greetings, providing a special layer of love from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.
- Guests Speakers: Throughout the year, LWML highlights ongoing ministries. Recent gatherings have introduced Lutheran Bible Translator Elliot Derrick, and Pastor Afim Ikanih with Free At Last ministry who walks with those currently staying at the House of Corrections.
- Dresses for Haiti: LWML sews dresses for Haitian girls, sending the message that someone cares for them in a society where they often find themselves the victims of predators.
- Shrove Tuesday Prayer Service: Open to all women, this day-before-Lent service offers time for self-reflection, confession, and absolution followed with fellowship and refreshments.
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH & MISSION OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH
Partnering with our sister churches in the City of Milwaukee, we provide GriefShare volunteers, financial support, and opportunity to participate in the generosity of our Giving Tree.
Front lawn, October
Since 2017, 100% of the proceeds earned from the sale of thousands of pumpkins have blessed various non-profits including Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative, foster families, and most recently, Afghan refugees resettling in Wisconsin. Volunteer-led, more than one hundred individuals are needed each autumn to commit to connecting our community to Jesus through caring relationships and cultural relevancy.
CITY ON A HILL
Located in the heart of Milwaukee, we partner with staff through service projects and financial support, providing a Christ-centered model of service, as they work to restore hope, reduce poverty, strengthen families, and foster racial reconciliation. Our next opportunity to serve will be a Health Outreach.
A Milwaukee non-profit preparing incarcerated men through discipleship to reenter society as a positive agent of change in their neighborhoods and providing support as they adjust. We volunteer and provided donated cold-weather clothing for their annual New Year’s Eve neighborhood outreach event.
FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN
Hope starts with food and FMSC, a non-profit Christian organization, dedicates itself to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. Partnering with Brookfield Lutheran Church since 2009, students and adults serve alongside each other in two-hour shifts. Financial gifts are also welcome.
Dependent on outside financial support, missionaries play a vital role in making disciples of all nations. Holding our missionaries in weekly prayer, we actively support The Shauen and Krista Trump family in Africa ( https://www.lcms.org/trump), and Missionary Jon and his family, serving East Asia. Currently stateside due to COVID-19 restrictions, Jon needs a reliable vehicle. If you know of an available, dependable vehicle, contact us!
Sharing a close connection with the Lutheran Church in Kazakhstan, we support Pastor Alexander Burtsev and his lay leadership through retreats and the church’s summer youth camp. While we continue to pray for Pastor Burtsev and his team of pastors and churches in the current political climate and COVID-19 restrictions preventing us from traveling to Kazakhstan, we have faith that we will once again return to Kazakhstan in God’s perfect timing.