Email Mission@crossroadspres.org for more information.
Afghan Refugee Sponsorship
Crossroads Mission Ministry team has committed to resettle and co-sponsor an Afghan family as of February 2022. Approximately 13,000 Afghan people were evacuated from their homes and taken to Fort McCoy in August of 2021. As of January 2022, roughly 4,000 Afghans remain at Fort McCoy on humanitarian visas as they wait to be resettled in communities across the U.S. Approximately 850 of them will be resettled in communities throughout Wisconsin as they adapt to their new lives as Americans. Click here to learn more about our co-sponsorship and how you can help. Contact: Joann Steidinger
The second Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Prepare, deliver, and or serve dinner to women and families at the center experiencing homelessness. Contact: Pat Vicenzi
Chili Guys – St. Ben’s
The Chili Guys have been meeting Tuesday mornings, 7:00-8:00 a.m. for over 15 years. The group organized as a way to use excess venison from their deer hunting adventures to provide gallons of chili for St. Ben’s daily meal program. Interested? Fellowship and share some of your time (an hour twice a month), talent (venison from your hunting adventures), or treasure (as we are self funded: contribute to Crossroads with “Chili Fund” in the memo) would be greatly appreciated! Contact: Dick Janssen
Family Sharing: Feed a Family
Click here for a list of items requested by Family Sharing during this month. Drop off your purchase at the Mission board grocery cart or deliver your donations directly to Family Sharing in Grafton.
Family Promise – works to rebuild lives with compassion by providing resources and services to individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Crossroads and 16 other congregations partner to provide meals for shelter guests Monday – Friday, organize supply drives of basic needs, and volunteer for the Kids Care Program. Additional volunteer opportunities may become available, including resume building, hands-on activities for children, staff support during the evening and weekend hours, financial literacy programs, healthy parenting, nutrition, and on-site child-care. Contact: Suzy
Mission Garden – 2023
We need 2-3 leaders to head up the mission garden this year! A decision will be made by May 7 as to whether we can plant and harvest this year.
Contact Pat Vicenzi if you’re interested in stepping up.
Produce is donated to Family Sharing as well as the Saukville Food Pantry. Our focus on vegetables produces heavily, and is easily prepared by families (beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, yellow squash and zucchini). The raised garden beds reduce the need for weeding and watering.
Divine Intervention – Serve a meal or be an overnight prayer vigil supervisor in this ministry at Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee; providing a safe and warm place for people to sleep during the winter months. Provide donations of bus passes, fair-trade coffee, creamer, sugar, new undergarments, gently used socks, toiletries, hand warmers, gloves, and hats.
Larry’s Under the Bridge
Volunteer to prepare bagged dinners that are delivered to the Bay View area on Sundays and Mondays, weekly, to those who may/may not qualify for shelters. Additional donations of toiletries, socks, underwear, toilet paper, and winter clothing may be delivered with the dinners. Click here for more information.
Milwaukee Rescue Mission
MRM is an emergency shelter in Milwaukee serving men, women, and children facing homelessness. MRM provides meals, shelter, clothing, and long-term recovery programs, including education, job training, addiction recovery support, mentoring, and life-skills classes. Many volunteer opportunities are available year-round including sorting donations, serving meals, distributing clothing and hygiene items, wrapping Christmas gifts, and working with children at Cross Trainers Academy or during summer camp. Contact: Joann Steidinger