Human Concerns

Human Concerns

This ministry helps people at the local, regional or international level. Some examples of our work includes serving meals at Hope Center, making quilts for Lutheran World Relief, hosting blood drives, clean-up along Highway E, Easter and Christmas meals for Hepthatha families, disaster appeals, bringing fair trade products to our congregation and so much more.


Did you know that purchasing gift cards at All Saints helps support God’s work in the world? SCRIP is:

  • third source funding, not fund-raising
  • gift cards/certificates for stores and restaurants where you already do business
  • substitute money

You can use SCRIP cards to purchase everyday things like food, clothing and other essentials. Some of the cards available at All Saints include: Kwik Trip, Roundy’s, Target and Kohls. With each card purchased, All Saints earns from 2% to 15% of the face value of the card. Our Human Concerns ministry team uses the money we receive to provide financial support for mission work in our community and around the world.

SCRIP cards are available for purchase each Sunday between services at the SCRIP table in the Gathering room. Don’t see a card you’d like to have? Order one at the SCRIP table and pick it up the following week. Thanks for putting your shopping dollars to work to bless others in need!

Hope Center

Hope Center in Waukesha is a non-profit organization that has been serving the basic needs of financial assistance, food, and clothing in Waukesha County for more than twenty years. All of their programs focus on the prevention of homelessness.

All Saints supports Hope Center by: serving an evening meal several times each year and bringing donations of socks, underwear and winter outerwear to the Clothing Shop at Hope Center.

Blood Drives

You can help save a life! All Saints is pleased to host blood drives several times each year from 2:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center (aka the gym).

Highway-E Clean Up

For many years, members of All Saints have worked to pick up trash along Highway E between Highways 83 and D. Scheduled 3-4 times each year, volunteers gather after the first service and get to work. Our high school youth usually take responsibility for one clean-up each year.

Fair Trade Market

Each fall, usually in November, All Saints invites the Third World Handcrafts Shoppe to come and make their fair trade items available for sale. Third World Handcrafts Shoppe (TWHS) is a non-profit mission ministry of Capitol Drive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. TWHS has a two-pronged mission: to provide a market to artisans from third world countries, and to give back to various third world charities with the profits we earn.

This year’s fair trade market will be on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, November 16 from 9:00 to noon. Available will be a variety of jewelry, baskets, toys, musical instruments, nativities, scarves, etc.

Cross + Stitch Ministry

Cross Stitch Ministry is under the Worship & Music Ministry. They will support other ministries such as Worship & Music in making banners; Human Concerns in outreach projects such as layette kits, school kits, quilts, etc.

We also construct quilts for Applefest, Lutherdale, and a South Dakota Indian tribe! The projects are endless!

We meet the second weekend (excluding December) Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Bring a bag lunch.  Some projects are done at church, some in your own spare time.

New members are always welcome.  If you cannot make it the entire weekend or for the entire day, come when you can and stay as long as you can.  If you do not sew, no problem.  We have non-sewing duties for a variety of projects.

Box Night

Box Night is a popular annual event at All Saints. Sometime in the fall our 7th and 8th grade Discipleship Training (Confirmation) students spend the night sleeping outside at All Saints in cardboard boxes. They usually are joined by friends and Confirmation youth from Christ the King in Delafield. Parents serve as chaperones and help with evening snacks and Saturday morning breakfast. The event includes a movie relating to the issue of homelessness.

The purpose of this annual event is to raise awareness amongst our youth about homelessness. The students and their friends collect pledges, hoping to raise $$ for Hope Center and Hebron House, two ministries that provide food, clothing and shelter for the homeless.  Please support our youth and join their efforts to fight homelessness

Kindness Club

Kindness Club provides an opportunity for all kids, preschool through high school, to engage in service projects together. Begun at All Saints in the fall of 2012, Kindness Club meets one time each semester; parents and other caring adults are invited to join in our projects.

In February 2014 we had a visit from Kris Lombardi, Community Outreach Coordinator for Waukesha Interfaith Senior programs. The kids decorated greeting cards for Interfaith clients, and learned about some of the challenges of living with vision and hearing loss.

October 2013’s focus was an Ohio woman named Beth, met on the 2013 mission trip. Beth adopts dogs from high kill shelters to raise them at her home before giving other people the opportunity to adopt them. To help support her, our kids: bagged puppy chow treats (for people, made by the youth) decorated tags for the puppy chow bags, and made dog biscuits for dog owners. These items were sold at All Saints to raise money for Beth’s mission.

In March 2013, many hands helped to cut and tie 14 fleece blankets for The Women’s Center in Waukesha. In addition, we made play dough and greeting cards for children at The Women’s Center.

In November 2012, 1st through 6th graders made Thanksgiving tray decorations for patients at LifeCare Hospitals of Wisconsin. Preschool and high school youth worked together to fill mason jars with cookie, pancake and / or hot cocoa mix. The jars were sold at the Craft Fair at Kettle Moraine High School. Proceeds from the sale were used to purchase several animals from the Heifer Project.