MISSION & OUTREACH

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SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES

SERVE GOD, SERVE OTHERS

MEXICO MISSION TRIP DONATIONS

There are a few ways you can help support our upcoming Mexico Mission Trip:  Donations & Prayers

 

We are looking for a specific list of new art/school supplies and sheet sets. Items will be collected at SOTH through Sunday, May 26th in the entryway. We are also looking for a few people with large vehicles to help transport our Mission Trip team to and home from O'Hare. 

 

Please check out the list of specific donation and driver needs by clicking below.

 

MISSION TRIP REMINDER

We are looking forward to this amazing opportunity!

 

Just a quick reminder that your deposits are due to Shepherd by May 20th

 

Questions? Contact Becky@sothpewaukee.org

 

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MISSION OF CHRIST: HELP NEEDED

3rd Saturdays (8am-10am) @ SOTH & MOC We are seeking delivery helpers with Shepherd & Mission of Christ Lutheran Church!

 

Meet at 8am on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Volunteers help load all of the new/gently clothing and household donations from our donation closet and help deliver the items to MOC in Milwaukee. This is a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus with a community in need!

 

Upcoming Dates: 

SAT, MAY 18th

 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org

Feeling strong? 

We are also in need of individuals who can do some heavy lifting and are willing to be added to our call list for furniture pick up & delivery. You would not be responsible for driving the trailer, but assisting in doing the manual labor.  

 

Questions? Contact: Becky@sothpewaukee.org 

DONATIONS WELCOMED

Guidelines & Form

Did you know we are always collecting gently used clothing and household items to donate? Furniture too! 

Please see the guidelines list of acceptable items in the below link.

 

If you have a furniture item, please fill out the form first. Thank you!


MISSION MOMENT

FREE AT LAST

Shepherd of the Hills is intent on reaching out to others in our community and the world. On Sunday, May 26th, we will welcome Pastor Afam Afamefuna with Free at Last as our Mission Moment. Pastor Afam leads this ministry locally as the Chaplain at the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center in Franklin, WI and abroad in Enugu State, Nigeria. Free at Last ministry offers these individuals support and counseling to help them return to society, invites them to learn about their Savior, and encourages them and their families to receive all the blessings of a relationship with Jesus Christ and other fellow believers in one of our local congregations. Join us to hear more about how God is working through Free at Last ministry.

MISSION PARTNERS

COMMUNITY WAREHOUSE - Community Warehouse strives to honor God and serve the people of Milwaukee by providing employment for background challenged people, job skills training and high quality home improvement products to families in Milwaukee all while modeling biblical principles and authentic relationships. They also offer a faith-based prisoner re-entry program called Partners in Hope where mentors and mentees meet weekly in a large group to connect and support each other.

 

CONCORDIA SEMINARY STUDENT SUPPORT – Shepherd of the Hills is committed to financially helping men and women prepare to become full-time church workers.  We currently support men studying to become pastors and women preparing to be deaconesses at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

FREE AT LAST MINISTRIES – We partner financially with this ministry of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod that brings the love of Christ to those who are, or have been, incarcerated.  FAL works with brothers and sisters in Christ locally through the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center and abroad in Enugu State, Nigeria. 

 

EBENEZER STONE MINISTRIES ‘SOUTH– Ebenezer Stone Ministries ‘South’ offers a safe home for men and women to build a relationship with Jesus Christ and build/rebuild relationships with their family & community.  Located in the city of Milwaukee, they partner with the Milwaukee County Community Reintegration Center and help people transition back into society by providing a healthy community of support and accountability around them.

 

HOPE CENTER – Hope Center of Waukesha has been helping local families with their basic needs of financial aid, food, clothing, and furniture for almost thirty years, free of charge. Volunteers help prepare and serve breakfast during the winter months and help serve dinner throughout the year. 

 

HOPE STREET MINISTRY – Hope Street is The Greenhouse for People on 26th and Capitol. They provide housing and community to empower broken men, women, and children to cultivate a relationship with Jesus, themselves, and others to restore hope that flourishing is possible for us all. In 2022 they opened Shechem at Hope Street, a community center with a gymnasium, café, classrooms, event space and a resource room. They offer individual and organizational memberships to the community.

 

HOUSE OF HOPE MADAGASCAR - Shepherd of the Hills partners with Pastor Jean and Aina Rajaonasy in their home country of Madagascar. The House of Hope is a Christian ministry focused on children and families. The future House of Hope Christian Center will provide love and support for spiritual, mental and physical needs to underprivileged children in Ihosy and surrounding villages. Construction will start soon on a sanitary block (including restrooms and showers), water tank and dormitory building.

 

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP – This multi-campus ministry is sharing the Gospel of Christ and transforming students and faculty, renewing campuses, and developing Christian leaders.  These campus communities witness the love of Jesus as they grow in love for God, God’s Word, God’s people, and God’s purposes in the world.  We partner with our own missionary from SOTH, Amy Jacobsen, Area Director for InterVarsity.

 

LINC MILWAUKEE – With the goal of making a comprehensive and coordinated effort to impact the City of Milwaukee with the Gospel, LINC Milwaukee is working to raise up local leaders in the church and plant new churches throughout the City of Milwaukee.  

 

LIVING HOPE INTERNATIONAL – This Christ-centered organization has embraced the mission to rescue children, train leaders and reach the nations with the Gospel.  Centered in Puebla, Mexico, this youth home has cared for nearly 500 vulnerable and at-risk children since 1994, providing a home, education, and even missionary training, as many of their youth graduate and seek to share the Gospel of Christ around the world.

 

LUMIN SCHOOLS – Lutheran Urban Mission Initiative, Inc. (LUMIN) is setting a new standard for effective, Christ-centered, results oriented urban education in Wisconsin. Under God's provision, they have developed a network of Lutheran schools that shares resources and expertise to create safe, high-quality Lutheran schools focused on educational success, leadership development and spiritual growth.  LUMIN currently operates five urban elementary schools affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and a sixth Christian school in Racine. Enrollment is at record numbers at nearly 1,600 students combined! Over 170 servant hearts make-up the staffs that are equipped and excited to serve God’s children.

 

LUTHERAN INDIAN MINISTRIES – This ministry strives to reach Native American people of all ages with the message of God’s love and His plan of salvation. They serve Native American communities in dispersed locations, including Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, the Makah tribe in Neah Bay, Washington, and others.

 

MISSION OF CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH – Mission of Christ is an LCMS Church located at 9th and Center in Milwaukee.  We partner with Mission of Christ by assisting in collecting and delivering clothing, household items, and food to their household and food pantry monthly.

 

A PLACE OF REFUGE MINISTRIES – This crisis shelter in South Wisconsin offers housing, parenting skills, and employment preparation to expecting mothers, while showering them with the message of unconditional love and forgiveness in Christ.  Thousands of women have been helped through this vital ministry. They are in regular need of items for mothers and babies, such as diapers, sleepers, baby shampoos, etc.

 

REDEEM AND RESTORE CENTER – Redeem and Restore Center exists to love, restore and support women and girls who have been rescued from domestic sex trafficking. They provide recovery resources and services where women can heal, discover their identities, and fulfill their God-given purpose.

 

SOLES FOR JESUS – Soles for Jesus (SFJ) exists to share the love of Christ by distributing shoes to the underserved in sub Saharan Africa.  SFJ relies on churches, businesses, individuals, foundations and schools to provide the shoes, volunteer assistance, and funds necessary to send ocean freight shipments to Africa.  We are a shoe collection site! You can drop off gently used or new shoes in our donation closet throughout the year for SFJ.

 

SOUTH WISCONSIN DISTRICT OF THE LCMS – Shepherd of the Hills supports the work of the South Wisconsin District of the LCMS.  The resources we send are used to reach out in the name of Jesus to people all around our District.

 

ZACHARIAH'S ACRES – The mission of Zachariah's Acres, located in Oconomowoc, WI, is to connect children with special health care needs, and their families, to the miracles of nature so they may know their Creator.


MISSIONARIES TO:

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Tirzah Krey, B.S.N., serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in the Latin America and Caribbean region, based in the Dominican Republic.  In her role as regional human care coordinator, Tirzah works alongside pastors, deaconesses and seminary students to promote community health and to complete congregation health visits.  She coordinates community health initiatives and fairs where mission plants are located in the region.  Tirzah conducts well-child checks and teaches health education inside Lutheran and public elementary schools.  She also serves with regional leadership to care and advocate for the missionaries and their families serving in the Latin America and Caribbean region in all aspects of their physical, spiritual and emotional health. Please pray for Tirzah and her ministry.

 

INDIA – Our financial support of missionaries assists in leadership of a Bible School and Children’s Home.  More homes are needed for destitute children in need of help.  Please pray for this ministry - for rest and relief for the staff there, and that the Lord would lead their vision and enable His work through His people.