Faith Lutheran Church
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Cedarburg, WI

Mission of the Month

Each month Faith emphasizes a particular outreach ministry. Contributions can be placed either in the Mission of the Month envelopes found in your offering envelope box or in the white envelopes in the church pews. Members are also encouraged to volunteer and help with these programs.
 
Following is a list of Missions of the Month for 2019:
 
January - St. Ben’s: Contributions are used to purchase ingredients for the tuna casseroles that members bake. Volunteers also make cupcakes and serve the homeless every other month at St. Ben’s in Milwaukee. Sponsor: Tom Sear
 
February – Mt. Meru Coffee Project: Contributions are used toward construction and maintenance of the processing equipment so coffee farmers in Tanzania can increase production. Faith members are encouraged to purchase coffee throughout the year. Sponsors: Joe and Dottie Dorr.
 
March – Lutheran Volunteer Corps: Supports adults who volunteer one to two years at various social service sites. Sponsor: Alisa Norquist 
 
April – Reformation Lutheran Church, Milwaukee: Partner ELCA congregation that reaches out to neighbors in the 53208 zip code with support for daily living needs, fellowship, and weekly worship opportunities. Sponsors: Joyce Caldwell and Esther Rusch
 
May – Crossways Camping Ministry: Operates three summer camps in north central Wisconsin. Provides retreats for all ages to enjoy God's creation, for fellowship, and to provide faith building opportunities. Sponsors: Joyce Christie and Dena Baule   
 
June – Lutheran Social Services:  LSS reaches over 100,000 people annually through a variety of services. Services include: adoption, refugee services, youth and family counseling, older adult, and special needs. Sponsor: Joyce Christie
 
July – Pine Ridge Indian Reservation: Fosters better understanding between American Indian and non-Indian peoples. Contributions help fund the heating assistance program, sandwich ministry, after school programs and more. Sponsor: Cindy Ball
 
August – Family Sharing of Ozaukee County: Provides food, clothing and household items for needy families living in Ozaukee County. Sponsor: Phil Dellegrazio
 
September – Luther Manor: Provides housing and care for older persons. Includes Assisted Living, River Oaks in Thiensville, and Continuing Care in Wauwatosa. Sponsor: Joyce Christie  
 
October – Simple Hope: Pam Schwalbach, who grew up at Faith, leads projects to assist people and communities in Tanzania. Sponsor: Janet Wendtland
 
November – ELCA World Hunger Appeal: Provides food and advocates for starving people around the world. Sponsors: Joyce Christie & Esther Rusch
 
December – Breaking the Chains Congregation: Breaking the Chains is a worshipping community, authorized by the Greater Milwaukee Synod, made up of incarcerated men inside the Felmers Chaney Correctional Center, Milwaukee. Mark Thompson, who grew up at Faith, is the called pastor. Sponsor: Joe Dorr
Note: Friendship Ministries and Vacation Bible School are not on the list this year because they are carrying over sufficient funds for the year. They remain important outreach ministries. Support for Ozaukee County Caregivers will be requested from Trust Funds in order to allow other outreach ministries to be added to the list.
 
If you have general questions about the Mission of the Month program, please contact Joyce Christie.  
 
Thank you for your generosity.