November Resources - A Life of Discipleship

1.) Volunteer to stock shelves at Interfaith Outreach (11/13)

2.) Donate non-perishable goods for interfaith Outreach food drive

Now through Thanksgiving we will gather items for those in need. If you are able, please bring a gift of canned goods or dried food. There is a cart for donations on your way to the fellowship hall.

3.) Mitten tree: PURCHASE ITEMS For THE NEW DAY  Pregnancy Center

Starting November 28th
Members can pull a mitten(s) off the Christmas tree to help support New Day Pregnancy Care Center. Please bring items UNWRAPPED and place them in the box provided by the tree.
A list of items is also available on the Volunteer section of the App.
  • Baby bottles - prefer Doctor Bronner's
  • Newborn onesies - white
  • Diapers - all sizes
  • Wipes - fragrance free
  • Toddler toothbrush/paste - fluoride free
  • Creative toys - ages 3-5 years
  • Learning activities - ages 3-5 years
  • Formula - Similar Advanced with the blue lid
  • Diaper bag backpacks
  • Toddler backpacks

4.) Invite a family member or friend to worship

Worship @ 9:30am

5.) Talk to a family member or friend about Jesus

6.) Join Pastor on some neighborhood welcome visits

As followers of Christ we seek to reach out to others in our community with the good news of salvation in Jesus. Through these visits we are:

1.) In a small but tangible way showing them the love of Jesus.
2.) Putting a friendly face on our ministry (forming initial relationships).
3.) Able to locate prospects (i.e. either don’t have a church home or are looking for a new one), with whom we can follow-up.
4.) Encouraging fellow-Christians to keep the Lord and his worship on the top of their priorities.
5.) Sharing basic information about our church and ministry with those who are interested (i.e. Preschool, Sunday School, VBS, etc.)
6.) Given occasional opportunities to provide comfort, counsel, and share the gospel of Jesus.
  • Know that you will not be expected to do anything more than smile, listen, and say, "Hi!" until you are perfectly comfortable! Pastor will do all the rest. 
  • Send Pastor an email (PastorRoloff@AscensionPlymouth.com) to arrange a time that fits your schedule.
  • Although it may sound frightening at first, you'll soon discover the unique joy of sharing the gospel!

7.) Send a card to a shut-in or church friend

8.) Volunteer to host or Financially support relocated Afghan refugees

WELS members who are interested in helping Afghan refugees in the United States have several ways to be of assistance.
  • If you want to donate toward their needs (food, clothing, shelter, vocational training, language training, etc.), please designate a gift to the general fund of WELS Christian Aid and Relief. You can donate by going to wels.net/CARgift or by sending a check to N16W23377 Stone Ridge Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.
  • If you want more information about sponsoring a family at your location, contact your local resettlement agency.
  • If you are already involved with the resettlement of one or more families, contact Pastor Paul Prange, chairman of the WELS Joint Mission Council, to be connected to other WELS members who are doing the same thing (paul.prange@wels.net; 414-256-3236).
  • If your congregation would like a grant to help with the resettlement of an Afghan refugee family in your community, contact Pastor Dan Sims, Director of Christian Aid and Relief, for the application form (daniel.sims@wels.net; 414-256-3204).