Outreach Ministry

The Outreach ministry’s objective is to coordinate the local, national and international outreach programs in support of the Our Savior’s core value “Serving with Jesus Every Place” with our focus being part two of the churches three-fold vision “Service Adventures with the Poor and Poor in Spirit’; and to develop and support advocates who lead these programs.

Outreach Ministry is funded by your general offerings but also funded by special offerings of Kingdom Expansion when a particular ministry is important to the congregation.  Kingdom Expansion has allowed our Outreach Ministry team to respond with funds where they are needed in a prompt manner without separate appeals to the congregation.

An example of this may be:

Kingdom Expansion information is provided monthly on the third Sunday of every month.  Outreach Ministries receives a portion of those contributions based on need and the areas which our congregation supports.  When a need arises, such as an ELCA appeal for drought or floods, our Outreach Ministry team can respond on behalf of our congregation and send a check directly to that appeal.  This way, we are not always asking our congregation for donations at every turn and every need.

We appreciate the generous support of this congregation to Outreach Ministry and Kingdom Expansion

Coordinators for Outreach Ministries:  Susan Weiss and Bill Anderson

Below are ongoing ministries that are supportedby the Our Savior’s Outreach Team
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Appalachian Service Project – Youth Ministry Mission Trip
July 15-22,2017




Disaster Rehab Team -Disaster Relief
October 8-14, 2017
Contact: Gary Jasiek 

The Disaster Response team from Our Saviors headed to Gatlinburg, Tennessee this fall to help rebuild two homes. In 2016, Gatlinburg saw the burning of 17,140 acres from wildfires.

If you are interested in joining our team in 2018, please contact me at the number listed above or by email.  It is a very rewarding experience.
Hartland Food Pantry

Come help shelve or provide canned goods and supplies to the needy in Hartland area.  Volunteers needed to help on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-3:30 pm and on Saturday mornings from 9:30-11:00 am. 
You may bring in nonperishable food items, coupons, and Piggly Wiggly receipts to the donation box in the Narthex. Items will be delivered on a regular basis. The Hartland Food Pantry is located at 555 S. Industrial Drive in Hartland. Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
Hours for Hartland Food Pantry are Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00 pm, and Saturdays from 10:00-11:00 a.m .Donations accepted during these hours only.
Family Promise of Western Waukesha County
Family Promise of Western Waukesha County was developed to provide a collaborative community effort linking existing community resources together to provide cost effective shelter, meals and support services to local homeless children and their families, assisting them to achieve and sustain independence.  Our Savior’s is one of 13 host congregations located in the Waukesha County area dedicated to providing shelter to those families in need on a rotating basis, providing homeless guests with safe and comfortable quarters and meals. 
Are YOU being called to help out? Here are some ways that you can:

Sign up to be a volunteer: This requires a brief training session (about 2 hours) but then qualifies you to spend time with our guests. 

Watch for food and meal sign-ups: Look for our menu sign-up board in the narthex to sign up to provide meals.

PRAY for the Family Promise program, our guests, and our volunteers: This is one of the very best ways that everyone can help to support this ministry! 

If you have any questions or problems, please call Jackie Jones at 602-418-2208. More information on Family Promise or to donate or help, click on this link: Family Promise of Waukesha County
Hope Center
502 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI   262-549-8726

Hope Center

We directly support Hope Center by collecting needed items in our wheelbarrow in the Narthex.  Items are then delivered on a regular basis to the Hope Center.  Monetary donations are made on a case by case basis and also when they have a Match Day appeal.
Our Savior’s participates in the ” Loaves and Fishes” meal program at the Hope Center.  Several times a year a meal theme is created and volunteers bring food items to be delivered on the meal serving day.  Our Savior’s volunteers then come and help to serve the meal. These are usually served on designated Sundays from noon – 4:00 pm.
Coordinators:  We are currently looking for coordinators for this ministry program.  If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact Nancy or Chris Schwartz at 262-533-5033. 

Salvation Army

“Feed the Kids”
summer ministry
This  is a great opportunity for kids and families! Come help prepare and distribute sandwiches and sack lunches to children in need. The lunches are made at the Community Center, 445 Madison St. in Waukesha and then taken to be distributed at Sentinel Park in Waukesha.


Bread of Life

Contact:  Linda Westlie

Bread of Life is a program to help feed those in need in the Lake Country Area.  Churches work together to pick one day every 3 months to provide and serve a meal at St. Charles Catholic Church in Hartland.  Volunteers cook and serve from 4:00-6:00 pm.

The Giving Tree

Contact: Vicki Pratt

The Christmas Giving tree is put up in the church Narthex in November with tags that describe a gift need for children or adults.  Three charities are represented.  Interfaith Senior Program, Salvation Army, and Hope Center in Waukesha.   Items are collected unwrapped and then delivered to the appropriate charities before Christmas.


Ronald McDonald House

Contact:  Lori Kroeger

Help prepare and serve a meal to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House while their children are in the hospital.(Provided periodically throughout the year.)

Tanzania Partnership

We help to sustain and strengthen our relationship with Imbaseny Parish in the Meru Diocese of Tanzania (East Africa).  Our Sunday School children collect offerings for the Alianga School.

 We also support Tanzania and our Imbaseny Partnership financially and by providing volunteers for help build the kindergarten, do vision screenings and provide eyeglasses to those in need. In 2013, ten volunteers traveled to Tanzania.
Outreach for Hope
Outreach for Hope supports life-giving ministries that serve with the people of low income communities in the Greater Milwaukee Synod, ELCA. These ministries not only provide help with daily necessities, but most importantly, they are centers in the heart of their communities for providing transformation and hope. Outreach for Hope receives gifts
from organizations, individuals and from special offerings of congregations.
Bike Ride for Hope
Our Savior’s volunteers, participates and donates their services every year at the Bike Ride for Hope which is held every September. If you would like additional information, please contact John Weiss.