He has been part of our community for a long time. Clearly excited, eyes bright, he said, “Pastor, come over here. I have something important to give you.” With no idea what it might be, I came over to his side. He brushed his coat aside and reached into the hip pocket of his well-worn […]
A huge THANK YOU to all who contributed to the holiday toy drive. The toys were dropped off yesterday to Friedens Community Ministries! Tomorrow’s food pantry is one of their busiest days of the year with over 300 families expected to stop by. Not only will these families have food for the holidays, but there […]
Students from Mount Mary University have spent the semester thinking about how to engage community based volunteers at our Hope House Food Pantry. While these posters will be displayed at our Hope House pantry; they were so creative we want to share them with you!
Hunger Task Force applauds Friedens’ Hope House pantry for being at the forefront of client choice. Hope House is located in Historic Walker’s Point, where 24% of the households live below the poverty level. Serving nearly 900 people per month, the pantry serves vulnerable seniors and infants. “Thanks to Friedens, the pantry provides a 100% client […]
In April, Wisconsin passed a law requiring able adults who don’t have kids living at home to work at least 80 hours a month or look for work in order to stay on Wisconsin’s food stamp program, FoodShare. The Wisconsin State Journal found nearly 15,000 residents lost access to FoodShare within the first three months of […]
Joy, The Real Kind He’d been there at the front door handing out numbers and joking around with Harold for about six weeks straight. Tats from neck to wrist, leather café jacket. Scraggly beard, Young, but old. That’s the part the gives it away. Young, but old. The old is in their eyes…maybe in their […]
So many things spoke to me today. Our primary work here is to provide 3-5 days worth of healthy food to vulnerable people. We did that for nearly 200 families today, that’s close to 800 individuals. People began arriving as early as 5:30 this morning in order to get a number for service when we […]
“The Friedens congregation ran from 1869-1986 (117 years). It was always at the same location: 13th & Juneau in Milwaukee. The church building at 1234 (1244) W. Juneau Ave… is over 100 years old!” “The Friedens Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ at 13th & Juneau in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was built in 1905. The […]