Serve in the Neighborhood
You are the light of the world. … Let your light shine before others.”
Matthew 5:14 and 16a
We are a missional church. Because God is on a mission to give life to people and transform the world, we too do mission. God is seeking a people who will join Him in healing the brokenness in our lives, our communities, and around the world.
Whether it is in our church and neighborhood, or in our city of Milwaukee, or beyond the city around the world, there are many ways for you to serve and participate in God’s mission with us. Check out opportunities to serve with us. You’ll find yourself being a part of something greater than yourself when you serve others.
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Our Missions Team sponsors a food drive from the 3rd Sunday – 4th Sunday of each month (except November). Bring non-perishable food items to church anytime during that period and drop them into the boxes in the Jones Narthex (we welcome donations anytime, place food in the barrel near the elevator). The food is then taken to the United Methodist Children’s Services food pantry. A monthly list of food needed at the pantry will be printed in the Sunday Bulletin on the 3rd Sunday services of each month.
Contact: John Wierschem at (414) 228-9949
Clothing & Toiletries for UMCS
Donations of the following items are greatly appreciated: full size toiletries, hygiene products, and clean clothing. Please bring donation items to the basket by the Women’s Ministry table near the library. Donated items are taken to United Methodist Children’s Services. You are also welcome to contribute a monetary donation.
Contact: Beth Groble
Winter Clothing Collection
The Mission Team sponsors a yearly collection of winter coats and winter clothing accessories (hats, scarves, mittens). They are delivered to United Methodist Children’s Services or other designated agencies. Collection runs December through February.
What is FaithWorks?
FaithWorks is a ministry that meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 8 am for communal breakfast and devotions followed by community work and/or a service project at church. Great opportunity for families! There is something for everyone to do!
Contact: Holly Morse firstname.lastname@example.org, Susan Batchelder email@example.com, or Lynn Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org
God's Love in Action
The FaithWorks team has adopted the motto of “God’s love in action” inspired by the words of Mother Teresa in her book, The Simple Path. We are faithfully involved with the following community outreach services: Northcott Neighborhood House, United Methodist Children’s Services, Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Homebound Care for our own church, MacCanon Brown Homeless Sanctuary’s ongoing ministry for the Homeless, and Salvation Army.
Our group has sponsored community chats with the directors and volunteer coordinators of the organizations listed above in order to learn more about the needs of the communities they serve daily. As a result, the vision of our group is to build bridges that connect us to the greater Milwaukee community where we can begin to fulfill the great commission beyond the walls of our church.
We are ready and willing to serve in whatever capacity we are called!
Long-sleeve t-shirts with the FaithWorks logo are available for purchase. There are children’s and adult sizes. The cost per shirt is $20. They can be purchased in the church office or at FaithWorks.
Meeting Day & Time
Last Tuesday morning of the month
The Gray Guys, mostly retired men from our congregation, meet on the last Tuesday morning of the month for smaller repair and maintenance of the church and grounds.
Contact: Steve Scheil, email@example.com, (262) 512-1963
Located in the Jones Narthex
Pop in and support mission
OPEN Sundays 8:45 – Noon
OPEN Mondays & Tuesdays 10am – 2pm
OPEN Wednesday evenings 5-7:30pm
OPEN Thursdays 11:15 – 1 (through May 9)
OPEN Saturday, May 11 9am – Noon
For questions, contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Shop for Good!
Every purchase, every day supports mission in at least one way. Fair Trade, Third World, Missional business products and fun finds fill the store, just inside the Silver Spring doors in the Jones Narthex.
Some of our many wonderful Fair Trade and Missional items include: Thistle Farms, Jeff Hanson Art, Divine Chocolate, Credo Designs thoughtful cards, Serrv, Ten Thousand Villages, dZi Handmade, Minga Imports, Ganesh Himal Trading, Buddha Boards, Fiat Luxe, Hughes’ Home Maid Chocolates.
We hope to see you soon!
Our 2019 missions are:
We Got This! MKE – mentoring young brothers and teaching them citizenship through gardening at 9th & Ring
BLAST @ Transformation City Church – helping to curb the school-to-prison pipeline
Just One More Ministry – rescuing food from Milwaukee area restaurants, grocery stores and bakeries and getting it to meal programs and the hungry.
Summerfield Saturday Evening Meal Program – located at Summerfield UMC at 7th & Juneau – helping the neighborhood with a hot meal, computer access, clothing & toiletry bank and support and fellowship.
It was our privilege to share our 2018 proceeds of $10,000 with The Grand Avenue Club, The Gathering of SE WI, Hope Network and a tithe to UMCWFB.