2016-12 Mission News

Hebrews 13:16 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.”


Northcott Neighborhood House
Serving the community since 1961, Northcott Neighborhood House is a multi-purpose community center originated by the Wisconsin Annual Conference of the General Board of Global Ministries. The purpose of the agency is to serve Milwaukee’s Inner City North community and to develop youth skills and provide a safe place to lessen neighborhood tensions, combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, strengthen and maintain family unity, and provide various social services and education for the residents.


Weeks 1 and 2 – Holiday Baskets
Weeks 3 and 4 – Pasta and Sauce Products



MMDCThe good news is that 12 volunteers have signed up to travel to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center on Tuesday, January 17 returning on Saturday, January 21.  We will be working Wednesday through Friday only, as MMDC is now closed on Saturdays.  We still have room for 4 more volunteers to travel with us.  If anyone is interested in going, please call Mary Gurlea at 715-321-2102.

Each volunteer signs up with a $50 non-refundable deposit with $200 due January 1, 2017. All monies will be directed to Mary Gurlea; there is mailbox in the office at the Point location.  We travel in a caravan with our food supplies, MMDC supplies and bedding.  Bonnie Lund provides games for us to play or you can bring your crafty work with you also.  Yes, we do have lots of laughs!  Please call Mary Gurlea at 715-321-2102 or email Mary at mgurlea@gmail.com if you have any questions.   Or feel free to contact Bonnie Lund at bonnielund@charter.net or Vern Walters at vcwalters265@aol.com with any questions. Looking forward to having all our 16 beds full this year! Thank you!



Interfaith Food PantryThe purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the Portage County residents in need of supplemental food. The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or large households.

The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM. The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per month. Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry. Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and bakery items.