Mission Trips – 2014 is the fourth consecutive summer that All Saints is sending a group of youth out for a week long mission opportunity. This year’s destination is Westmoreland, Tennessee at the end of July. Thirteen teens and two adults will be engaged in a week of construction/painting/cleaning.
Fundraising – In order to make our mission trips financially feasible for our youth, they hold two annual fundraisers:
- Metals for Mission – this scrip metal drive is our youth’s primary means of raising funds. We’ll take any of the following items: copper, brass, aluminum, wire, lawn mowers, snow blowers, appliances, gas grills, tractors, cars & trucks (must have clean title).
- Car Wash – Held one Sunday morning in May, this free will annual event provides members with clean cars and the youth with a lot of fun and proceeds to support youth ministry.
Sunday morning adult group
This lay led group meets in the Hearthside Room between services (during the school year) and all are welcome. This fall we are taking a look at Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father’s Questions about Christianity.” Prior biblical knowledge or Bible study experience is not required or expected. Grab a donut and a cup of fair trade coffee and join us for some lively discussion!
During this past year, the group studied the Sunday morning lessons (part of a preaching series) as we worked through the Bible from beginning to end using THE STORY.
Vacation Bible School
In July 2014 we partnered with Christ the King in Delafield for Vacation Bible School.
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 of Waukesha’s 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.