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.
Coordinators for Outreach Ministries: Susan Weiss and Bill Anderson
Crew Cost: $2000.00 (per crew of seven) This is paid by the Missions Budget of our church. Transportation, miscellaneous food for site, A.S.P. work crew fee, and extra supplies for work sites
Contact: Tim Culhane 262-367-6279 or email@example.com. More general information can be found online at ASPHOME.ORG
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.
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. Please see the sign-up sheet at the kiosk in the narthex at church. We will arrange a training date to accommodate those interested as best we can.
Watch for food and meal sign-ups: Look for our menu sign-up board in the narthex to sign up for providing meals to our guests while they are with us.
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! This is such a time of transition for all of our guests—they can certainly use the spiritual support. As for our volunteers—pray that we are gently guided by God to provide for our guests exactly what they need.
Here are some statistics that you might find encouraging:
To date (not including our current families):
• 10 families have graduated from our program—into their own homes, many with jobs as well.
• That is a total of 22 kids and 21 adults that we have helped through a very difficult and challenging time in their lives!
Isn’t that terrific? The word is getting out and more folks are calling to see if Family Promise is the right program for them. What a blessing!
More good news—we have a new support church! St Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee will be assisting us during our host weeks. We are very grateful to have them with us.
Loaves & Fishes
Contact: Nancy Schwartz
Mt. Meru Coffee Project
Contact: Jay Mikulec
“Doing justice never tasted so good.” Buy fair trade coffee from our fellow Lutheran in Tanzania. Mt. Meru Coffee is a partnership between Lutheran churches and local coffee farmers in Tanzania. This is some of the best coffee in the world? The project buys directly from the farmers with proceeds providing funding for schools and clinic.
You can purchase whole bean or ground coffee in regular and decaf.
Coffee is on display in the Narthex by the fellowship coffee area.
Bread of Life
Contact: Linda Westlie
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.
The men’s disaster rehab group from Our Savior’s traveled to Conway, AR the week of October 18-24 to help that area rebuild from a devastating tornado. Conway is approximately 25 miles north of Little Rock, and it along with neighboring cities of Mayflower and Vilonia were hit with an EF4 tornado in April of last year. In addition to the enormous amount structural damage done by this tornado, 14 people were killed. Please join us in helping these people recover
Meru Diocese of Tanzania – Imbaseny Partner Parish and Alianga Christian School
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.
Mr. Kaaya from Tanzania visited Our Savior’s
Rev. Dr. Wayne Nieminen
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