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Gethsemane Ministries

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Women’s Ministry

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Join us as we make a difference in the world!

Through various program areas, Women of the ELCA’s community of women provide services in their churches, communities, and even the world. 

Join the fun with other programs at Gethsemane!

Contact Gladys O.
Tel: 262-290-6255

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Outreach Ministry

What does outreach discipleship mean to you? Gethsemane Members are participants & are active disciples in many ways.

Contact Autumn or Pastor Perrie Dralle
office@gethsemane-elca.org

pastor@gethsemane-elca.org

Tel: 262-782-8370

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Youth Ministry

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

~Isaiah 60:1

Contact Ashley Jeske

262-327-1849

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Music Ministry

We offer many ways for you to share your God given talents. Check out our Music Ministry by visiting our "Music Page"

Contact Gary Dennison
musician@gethsemane-elca.org

 Tel: 414-870-9799

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Men's Ministry

Gethsemane has many Men's Ministry's. Join our Fellowship and Men's Group's.

Help us make a difference in our mission.

Check out our "Get Involved" Page. 

Contact Jon Pearson Tel: 262-352-2541 

Tom Spohn Tel: 262-786-4918

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Worship & Music

  • Adult Choir & Children's Choir

  • Hand Bell Choir

  • Praise Band

  • All Musicians Welcomed

 Let Everything that has Breath Praise the Lord. ~Psalm 150:8

 

Christian Education

  • Sunday School, Confirmation

  • Bible Camp Scholarship Program

  • Bible Study Classes

  • Heifer Fund International Ministry

  • Dinner Church

 Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6

Mission Team

All gifts and talents are welcome here.

As each one received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's grace. ~1 Peter 4:10

Outreach

  • Exploit No More- Freedom House

  • Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge

  • Quilts for Lutheran World Relief

  • Heifer Fund International

  • Knit 1 Pray 2

  • Champions of Grace

  • ERA's Senior Network

  • New Berlin Food Pantry

  • College Care Package Ministry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faith Connections:

The Faith Connection Committee provides fellowship through events designed to bring the congregation together for fun and fellowship.

We have many more great programs for all ages. Where do you fit? Busy Bee Quilters, Woman of the ELCA, Woman Alone Group, St. Camelia's -Gethsemane 2.0, Centering Prayer Ministry, Dartball, Property Committee, Men's Breakfast, Dinner Church, Kids Fest, Craft Fairs, Live Nativity, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, 55 and up Ministry - or bring an idea and let's talk about it!

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OUTREACH

Outreach Ministries provide opportunities to give both financially and of our time and talent towards sharing the Good News and helping those in need.

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind

to set the oppressed free. ~Luke 4:18

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Gethsemane Liaison
Gladys O.

Your partner in global development

We break the cycle of poverty so families and communities can thrive.

 

The Quilt & Kit Ministry: 

Volunteer to quilt for kids and families in need

Often, when natural disasters strike or war drives families from their homes, our hearts ache with compassion but we don’t know how to help. If you’ve wondered how to volunteer to quilt for charity look no further. Making Lutheran World Relief Mission Quilts is a tangible way to express love to our neighbors in need. Quilts can be used as warm bedding, simple tents or floor coverings. Each one reflects God’s loving presence in a world rife with suffering. 

If you’d like to learn more and become a part of this ministry of love, visit lwr.org/quilts.

Baby Care Kits, Fabric Kits and Personal Care Kits: Assemble ordinary items into extraordinary gifts of love.

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Gethsemane Liaison
Gladys O.

Our organization includes Lutheran women who gather for service, study, advocacy, fellowship and more! WELCA embraces all kinds of ministries that support our mission of mobilizing women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. There is a place for you in Women of the ELCA.

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Gethsemane Liaison
Joy C.

Eras Senior Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage and support seniors, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers in leading meaningful lives. Seniors and adults with disabilities are supported by volunteers of all ages to help them maintain their independence. Eras helps individuals 55 and older stay engaged in their community through a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities.

INTERESTED IN HELPING OUT? SENIORS IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY AND WAUKESHA COUNTY NEED:

- Outdoor yard projects for seniors in October and early November (perfect for 2-3 people at a time)
- Picking up and delivering food
- Giving rides for essential healthcare appointments
- Wellness calls for seniors

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Gethsemane Liaison
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FAITH PROGRAMS

Feed the Hungry, Feed Your Faith

Inspire your community to end hunger and poverty through Heifer's International free faith programs and bring the commandment “love your neighbor” to life.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Become a part of the grand mission of ending hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.

Not sure where to start?  We can help you find a way to get connected, learn more about how you can make a difference, and see the fruits of your labor make a real impact on the world.

GIVE NEW HOPE TO A FAMILY IN NEED
EVERY GIFT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. THE ONE YOU CHOOSE IS UP TO YOU.

GIVE AN HONOR CARD

When you donate a gift in honor of someone, we'll help you create a free honor card after your donation is complete. It's a great way to let your family and friends know about the impact of the gift you made in their name.

LEARN MORE

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Gift Ark changes the world two by two

A Gift Ark donation includes two water buffalos, two cows, two sheep and two goats, along with bees, chicks, rabbits and more. Donating a Gift Ark will help:

  • Care for entire communities with milk, eggs, honey and wool

  • Provide income by supplying an abundance of goods to sell

  • Sustain farming by providing livestock to work the land

  • Improve the lives of families for generations by multiplying and Passing on the Gift

Your Gift Ark donation goes around the world, from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas. Wherever we find hunger, poverty and hopelessness, we answer with the animals, training and encouragement provided by your generous animal gifts.

Gethsemane Liaison
Bob & Sharon E.
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Gethsemane, ELCA supports several food programs with the donation of

food items, the New Berlin Food Pantry is one of them, we collect non perishable foods and donate monthly.

We also serve meals at the Hope Center.  

Food banks and food pantries like New Berlin Food Pantry organize the collection of food donations and distribution to those in need. Most non-profit hunger relief organizations like New Berlin Food Pantry rely on volunteers and donations from people with big hearts that don't want anyone in need to go hungry. Visit the New Berlin Food Pantry to donate or volunteer and make your community hunger-free.

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Gethsemane Liaison
Ashley J.

Address: 2360 Dakota Dr, Grafton, WI 53024

Phone: (414) 207-6615

https://mrbobsunderthebridge.org/

Make A Donation

Any donation made to Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge goes directly to our friends. We take monetary donations, clothing items, hygiene items, food, and more. Please see our donation for how to donante.

Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge fosters a community of compassion and friendship by providing basic necessities such as clothing and hygiene products to the homeless, those who need support, and the surrounding Milwaukee community.

Mr. Bob's prides itself on being a mobile organization. Not only does our truck allow us to help our friends at different locations, but our four-stall shower trailer can also follow the outreach truck to offer a safe and place to bathe. No matter where we can provide services to our friends.

Every Saturday morning, we have an outreach. Items such as clothes, hygiene kits, and snacks are distributed at each location. Our volunteers all work together to make sure our friends get the resources they need. Our mission is to let our friends know that we care. We want everyone to leave with a smile.

Our Contributors

Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge is 100% funded by donations for our operations. Your generosity and support are crucial to our ability to serve our friends. Donations come in many forms, from dropping off your gently used items at our Monday or Thursday night sorting, to donating your time volunteering at a Saturday morning outreach. We appreciate all donations, no matter the size.

Our mission is to serve others. By providing our time and energy, we make a positive impact on our friends' lives. We are a volunteer-run organization, so we are beyond thankful for our volunteers. It takes many kind and generous people to make Mr. Bob's succeed.

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Gethsemane Liaison
Lisa S.

People Are Not Property. 

Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including in the United States. In fact, the greater Milwaukee area has one of the highest rates of trafficking activity in the country. It is estimated that human trafficking generates many billions of dollars of profit per year, second only to drug trafficking. Drugs can only be sold once, but a person can be sold over and over. 

Traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to lure their victims and force them into labor or commercial sexual exploitation. They look for people who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Victims can be male or female, rural or urban, any race, any social class, any age. It is an invisible crime that is happening everywhere.
     

But there is hope.
                                                           
Motivated by the love of Jesus, Exploit No More responds to the impact of sex trafficking through community education and supportive services. Exploit No More is dedicated to see all survivors of sex trafficking treated with dignity and have access to safe housing, supportive services and the ability to move forward to work toward their goals. We invite you to explore our website to learn more. 

Because People Are Not Property. 

Our Programs

 

Survivors of sex trafficking need and deserve a safe and dignified space to heal. Exploit No More purchased and lovingly remodeled an apartment building into the beautiful 8-bed, 4-bathroom Freedom House. In addition to a warm and safe bedroom to sleep in, good food to eat, a hot shower, laundry, personal care items, and internet access, we are honored to provide individualized case management services for our guests to help them on their journey to thrive. 

Survivors of sex trafficking need and deserve a safe and dignified space to heal. Exploit No More purchased and lovingly remodeled an apartment building into the beautiful 8-bed, 4-bathroom Freedom House. In addition to a warm and safe bedroom to sleep in, good food to eat, a hot shower, laundry, personal care items, and internet access, we are honored to provide individualized case management services for our guests to help them on their journey to thrive. 

Thank You for Joining the Fight!
Because of You, We're Able to Help More People​

Ready to Become An Exploit No More Freedom Fighter?

Join a community of allies who are fighting to bring
​freedom to victims of this injustice.​

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

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Connect With Us

Exploit No More
PO Box 510286
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Email: ​contact@exploitnomore.org
Phone: (414) 384-6100
National Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888

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