As the body of Christ, we are called to serve those who are in need. We are to help the hopeless, comfort the lonely, speak out for justice, protect the vulnerable, and care for the less fortunate. We are to love Christ by loving others. If you have any questions with our outreach ministries and how you can help, please email Amy at .
Cooperating Churches of Sussex (C.C.O.S.)
Seven are churches, including Christ Our Savior, help feed the hungry, give financial assistance, and support the community through food drives, fundraisers, and other events. Such events include Giving Tree: Christmastime gift drive and Mini-Workcamp: confirmation students participate in spring clean-up jobs for seniors living in the community around us.
Sussex Outreach Services (S.O.S.)
S.O.S. meets the immediate and long-term needs of the Sussex-area individuals and families by providing food, informational resources, client advocacy, counseling, educational programs, preventative health programs, and emergency assistance. Christ Our Savior donates items, gives monetary contributions, and serves at the food pantry once a month on Monday from 5–7pm. We have a toilet paper drive in fall, and have a peanut butter and jelly drive in the spring, as well as ongoing collection in the donation center. For more information check out: S.O.S. Website
This meal happens on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Community Center of St. James Catholic Church. This meal is open to the entire community. Each month the C.C.O.S. takes on various roles to prepare, serve, and clean up from this meal. For more information call or email our Office Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org 262-246-6537
Greater Metro Milwaukee Area Ministries
This is a comprehensive, seven-month transitional living program for men who choose recovery from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Christ Our Savior provides meals and eats with the residents monthly. We also help support the Alumni House: sober living apartments. We collect items year-round at the donation station. In addition, we host a Friday Fish & Chicken Fry event to raise funds for Serenity Inns.
Hephatha Lutheran Church
God’s presence in the “thick of it.” Located in the middle of crime and poverty, Hephatha Lutheran Church is home to multiple age groups, cultures, and economic differences. Christ Our Savior prepares meals for children at Hephatha Church once a month. We also have several clothing drives throughout the year, such as our Winter Outwear Drive, to help meet the needs of children and families. In addition, at Christmastime our youth have made Christmas stockings, and we’ve collected baby items at our Birthday Party for Jesus that went to benefit their Strong Baby Sanctuary program.
Bread of Healing Ministries
What began over 10 years ago as a response to hunger in the 53205 zip code has been growing year after year. Now with growing poverty in that community, Christ Our Savior helps feed individuals in poverty by preparing and serving a meal once a month at Cross Lutheran Church. Each January, we have the Mac-n-More food drive to collect food needed at the food pantry. In addition, we have on-going collections at the donation station.
Outreach For Hope
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
Guest House of Milwaukee
Teens Around the Community of Sussex (T.A.C.O.S)
Middle school and high school youth are invited to meet at Christ Our Savior for a time of food, fellowship, and fun to connect with other youth in an affirming environment. You can visit the TACOS website here: www.tacosoutreach.com
Souper' Bowl of Caring
A nationwide event, the Souper’ Bowl of Caring takes place on NFL–Super Bowl Sunday. It’s a day where money and food is collected by the youth for area food pantries
Lutheran World Relief
Worldwide Hunger Relief
Poverty, homelessness, violence and abuse exist in all nations, continents and islands. In the past years, through Worldwide Hunger Relief, we’ve packaged dried meals that are shipped to countries in regular need and to places hit by natural disasters. Currently, we provide financial support through monetary donations to provide hunger relief.