Cross Lutheran Church Partnership

Cross Lutheran Church Partnership

cross partnershipCross Lutheran Church in Milwaukee has been in partnership with Ascension for many years. Cross is located in an area of high poverty. Its ministry to the local community is one of constant challenge and change. What does it mean to be partners? We share joys and challenges and currently work with Cross in three different ways: 1) Hands-on volunteering, preparing or serving at their meal program or their jobs pro- gram. 2) Gifts in-kind, donating food to their food pantry. 3) Financial, committing support in our Ascension budget.

Bread of Healing Empowerment Ministry

cross mealThe Bread of Healing Empowerment Ministry began as a response to hunger in the Cross neighborhood and has seen the need grow with the decline in the economy and the loss of jobs. They serve a hot meal every Wednesday to more than 300 people, distribute 200 bags of food each week, and provide meaningful community for people who are without support. They offer not only food for the body but also food for the soul through their weekly Bible study. Men and wom- en are given care and support through life’s challenges and encouraged to grow in positive self-esteem and self-sufficiency. In a quote from their web page: “Lives are being changed. People are being delivered from addictions, and hope is being restored.”

How can you accompany our partners at Cross?

cross volunteering• Volunteer to prepare or serve the food at the meal site on Ascension’s week
• Donate food to the Cross Food Pantry. Watch for special requests each month.
• Attend a worship service at Cross. You will be blessed!
• Watch for other volunteer opportunities as our partnership grows.

Featured Partnership Events

Partnership Sunday at Cross – Worship with our partners at Cross Lutheran Church on Nov. 12. Read more…


It’s Mac-vember! – Donate mac and cheese all through November for the Cross Food Pantry. Learn more…