Our Community Outreach Committee proudly supports & works with these organizations & more . . .

How you can give of your time, talents & treasures?

Looking to get involved in a way you never have before? Prayerfully consider joining the Community Outreach Committee to help a little or a lot depending on what your schedule allows!! Grab a friend & join us today. We believe that our faith should make a difference in our lives & the world in which we live. Our members & friends venture into Waukesha & beyond, through our involvement in a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 4

4 pm

The Community Outreach Committee will again serve hot chocolate & popcorn. Donations of cookies also accepted.

A prayer service will be held inside the church prior to the parade at 3 pm. We’ll also be handing out blue glow bracelets & have a craft opportunity inside the building with blue hearts that can be displayed in our front windows. It’s our way of being there for the community as we all heal. There are opportunities for you to help with sign-up sheets on the Welcome Table as well as if you’d like to help defer some of the costs, please see Toni Perez or the Church office. Questions or to volunteer, contact Brian Van Buren, Toni Perez or Emily Jussila.

Hebron Housing Services needs your URGENT help stocking the shelves of their Emergency Shelters with the following items:

Toilet Paper, Hand Soap, Laundry Soap, Sanitizing Wipes, Disinfectant Spray, Floor Cleaner & 30 Gallon Garbage Bags. Donations can be put in barrels by welcome table. We’ll deliver donations to Jeremy House at 1301 E Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, 53186. Thank you for helping restore hope & dignity in the lives of 70 people experiencing homelessness in their programs daily.

Hope Center: The “Share the Warmth” Sock & Underwear Drive for the Hope Center starts in Jan. 2023. Look for the barrels by the Welcome Table to donate in January & February. Socks & Underwear for all ages (Men, Women & Kids) accepted but especially for the larger Man (L & XL). You can also call the Hope Center at 263-549-8726 if making other clothing donations Monday - Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.

The Women’s Center: The following items are currently high-priority: Canned Pasta, mashed potatoes, rice mixes, dry pasta mixes, Hamburger Helper, Ranch/Italian Dressing, flour, sugar, hand towels, Gas Cards, Tracfone minutes, latex-free disposable gloves, Women’s flip-flops (M-XL). Only new items can be accepted. Please drop off in box next to our Church Food Pantry Box through August. Also check their website at twcwaukesha.org/get-help for an updated "wish list”.

An Act of Kindness for the Ukraine people: Anyone wishing to donate to the Ukraine Relief Fund can do so by sending a contribution to: United Church of Christ, 459 Gray Rd, De Forest WI 53532. Mention that you are from E & R UCC, Waukesha, WI.

Family Promise of Waukesha: Gift cards for supplies always needed, even for families who have graduated from the program. They can be mailed to: Family Promise, PO Box 66, Waukesha 53187.

Children’s Book Drive: sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship is ongoing until further notice. Please donate new & slightly used books for kids 12 & under. Look for Bookcase in Fellowship Hall. Donations will be made to Family Promise of Waukesha & The Big Yellow House of Family Service. Martha Merrill’s Book Store will provide a discount if you mention our Church name, E & R UCC c/o Kris DeKarske.

The next Community Outreach Committee meeting will be via Zoom on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at 7 pm.