Servant Ministries

The Servant Ministries support programs in the local area, as well as those of our urban partners and those in other parts of the world. This support can take on many shapes, including assistance with time, talents, and financial funding.

Once per year, we have a congregation-wide Servanthood Day. Members sign up to assist at our local partners, and may be asked to paint, lay flooring, organize medical supplies, sort and hang donated clothing, or clean and organize.

Currently, Cross of Life members travel to our partner congregation in El Salvador twice per year (one group goes in February, the other in August). The members bring supplies such as medicines, soccer equipment, and games.

Current Chair is Jeanne Bonk (262-782-2381; gandjbonk@gmail.com).

 

Volunteer Opportunities Description When Where Contact
Agape Community Center

Schedule, shop, bake, and serve a lasagn dinner for their Community Meal Program

Provide Christmas gifts for Holiday Shoppe

1st thursday of every month

6100 N. 42nd Street,

Milwaukee

Wendy Kogler or Susie Hilgart
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Orleans

Provide monetary donations

Travel to New Orleans

Throughout the year New Orleans Sheila Schrieber, Bob Baudo, or Susie Hilgart
Bread of Healing Free Medical Clinic (BOH)

Volunteer at BOH as physicians, nurses, receptionists, bookkepers, construction crews, and on special projects

Provide financial support

Throughout the year 1821 N. 16th Street, Milwaukee Sheila Schrieber or Susie Hilgart
BOH at Agape Community Center (satellite location) Staff medical clinic, run by Donna Nesler, RN, with volunteer COL physicians, nurses, and support positions Wednesday nights

6100 N. 42nd Street,

Milwaukee

Donna Nesler or Susie Hilgart
BOH Pill Sorting Closet Sort medications donated to BOH and BOH satellite locations Various/anytime COL Robin & Dale Whitehead or Susie Hilgart
Cross Lutheran Church

Support and work with Cross on their planned building addition. Includes building design, planning, and fund raising.

Provide financial support for associate pastor position

Throughout year

1821 N. 16th Street,

Milwaukee

Jeanne & Greg Bonk or Susie Hilgart
El Salvador

support community of Rutilio Grande through donations to schools, scholarships, and community needs.

Wupport our sister church, Cordero de Dios, in Soyapongo through scholarships and buildind and other needs.

Visit twice each year, including providing medical and dental clinics

February and August trips each year El Salvador Jim Baumgartner, Mark Hilgart, or Susie Hilgart
Florist Avenue Lutheran Church

Provide parish nurse, work on special projects, sponsor summer lunch program, and help with back-to-school rummage sale.

Provide quarterly financial support

Throughout the year

5975 N. 40th Street

Milwaukee

Susie Hilgart
Florist Avenue Lutheran Church - Parish Nurse Program Provide parish nurse (Donna Nesler) to partner congregation Several times /week

5975 N. 40th Street

Milwaukee

Donna Nesler or Susie Hilgart
Genesis House Work on specific projects As Needed

1002 Motor Ave.

Waukesha

Brian Weber or Susie Hilgart
Luther Manor (retirement community)

Confirmation student "Bridging Generations" program and cookie collection

Porvide financial suport

As needed

4545 N. 92nd Street

Wauwatosa

Kathy Conrad or Susie Hilgart
Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Clothing Bank Cut labels from donated clothing and sort clothing by size Various and as needed for special projects

801 S. 60th Street

Milwaukee

Jensy Engle or Susie Hilgart
Springdale House provide snow plowing, support various projects, provide monthly meals, & staff moral support As needed

2640 N. Springdale Road,

Brookfield

Brian Flynn or Susie Hilgart
Waukesha Food Pantry

donate food (Congregation members and special food drives)

provide small group volunteers

provide financial support

Weekly and as needed

215 W. North Avenue

Waukesha

Susan Wick or Susie Hilgart
LWR Quilting Group sew quilts for Luther World Relief Monday mornings at COL Kathy Conrad or Susie Hilgart
Sew Comfy (quilting group) Sew post-mastectomy pillows, sensory quilts for Alzheimer's aptients, baby quilts for teen moms, and pillowcases and comfy blankets for Children's Hospital One Monday evening, and one Tuesday evening each month at COL Tami Miller, Julie Cozad, or Susie Hilgart
Blood Drives donate blood to Blood Center and afterwards enjoy fellowship and snacks with other donors Quarterly at COL Paula Young