Serve in the Neighborhood

You are the light of the world. … Let your light shine before others.”

Matthew 5:14 and 16a

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Food Collection

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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

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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

Thanksgiving Express

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During the month of November, we collect food for Thanksgiving Express for Northcott Neighborhood House.

Contact: John Wierschem at (414) 228-9949

Winter Clothing Collection

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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.

Box Tops for Education

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Educators at our church collect Box Tops for Education! Place them in the jar near the elevator.

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 hmorse55@gmail.com, Susan Batchelder rsbatch@sbcglobal.net, or Lynn Bennett bennett.lynn@gmail.com

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!

T-Shirts

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, sscheil@wi.rr.com, (262) 512-1963

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Located just inside the Silver Spring entrance

Come explore our little mission gift shop soon

OPEN Sundays 8:45 – Noon

OPEN Mondays & Tuesdays   10am – 2pm

OPEN Wednesday evenings 5-7:30pm

For questions, contact at mpaull@wi.rr.com

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 front of the building.

Some of our many wonderful Fair Trade and Missional items include: Thistle Farms, Jeff Hanson Art, Divine Chocolate, Credo Designs thoughtful cards, Venture Imports, dZi Handmade, Minga Imports & Ganesh Himal Trading. Other great items come from Buddha Boards, Fiat Luxe, Hughes’ Home Maid Chocolates and lots of gently used items and gently read books & puzzles. Seasonal items for holidays, warm scarves for winter and lighter accessories for year-round.  Sparkly jewelry, handmade toys, throws and wraps.  Luscious body lotions and handmade soap.  NEW items every week – sometimes every day!

We hope to see you soon!

Our 2020 missions are:

Peace Learning Center – located in Milwaukee, offers effective, experiential programs to Milwaukee area school and community groups serving youth, teens, and their adult staff.  These workshops empower youth & adults alike to practice & use healthy communication and nonviolent conflict resolution to manage conflict in their daily lives.

Starfish Foundation – Guiding traumatized hearts to healing and joy.  Located in Milwaukee, promote healing of emotional trauma through scholarships and sponsorships of programs dedicated to helping military veterans, sexual abuse survivors, and others who have experienced various trauma.

Above The Clouds – is not your ordinary arts program.  They offer music, dance, and martial arts to youth 5 – 17 years old who lack fine arts exposure and access in the North & Teutonia neighborhood

It was our privilege to share our 2019 proceeds of $10,000 with We Got This!, Just One More Ministry, BLAST & Summerfield UMC Saturday Evening Meal Program as well as a 10% gift to UMCWFB roof fund.

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