Christ the King focuses on programs that feed the hungry, help the sick, combat racism, provide shelter and assistance to those in need and provide comfort to students, recovering addicts, senior citizens and military personnel. We do this because God has poured out great love for us in Jesus.
We partner with other organizations to do some of this work:
The Family Promise Community Shelter opened Monday, April 24th! The renovated firehouse can serve up to five families. Our church has agreed to serve dinner at this site on the first Friday of the month through October.
Mark these dates on your calendar because you can help:
As winter approaches, the Waukesha Coalition will begin using the building to house the homeless from the cold. Family Promise is excited to rent the building from the Coalition but will continue to search for another site to serve families after October 6th.
Family Promise continues to assist families through the Apartment Program all year round. Although short term, the Family Promise team is delighted to assist additional families through the summer at this site.
We have four trained volunteers willing to serve the meals and will be asking for food donations. The sign-up for that meal is online.
If you would like to donate food, please write to Jenni Marquardt and she will send that to you via email. If you would like to have direct contact by serving the meal, some training is needed and can be completed online.
See the Family Promise of Waukesha County website to watch those two videos. An on-site tour and a background check is also needed prior to your visit service date.
If you have any questions, please contact Shelly Fuller (414-840-7102) or Vicky Jaeger.
Every month, CTK volunteers prepare and serve a meal for the twelve residents recovering from addiction and their innkeeper. On April 25th, we served breakfast foods for their dinner menu. The men LOVED this because they rarely get a hot breakfast!
The confirmation students were invited to participate and Izzy, with the help of her mother (Julie Kreblin) joined our team right away. They brought pancakes, applesauce and lots of bacon (which is a favorite). We also served baked oatmeal, egg bake, bagels with cream cheese and OJ. Lynn Waedekin made her famous brownies as a dessert!
Pastor Jackie was able to attend and everyone participated in the prayer and question for the evening. Rolando asked, "If you could change one thing about yourself or the world, what would that be?" The answers were phenomenal! The men wanted to rid the world of Racism, Bigotry, Hatred, Judgemental Attitudes, Hunger, Disease and Prejudice. Izzy and her mom wanted to eradicate abuse for children and animals! The group wanted the world to have easy access to mental health care, to improve the distribution of wealth and for more people to understand that food addiction is a real thing. They asked for the strength to forgive themselves and to see the image of God in one another. To lighten the mood, Tyrone, who is bald, asked if he could have his hair back!
Wonderful insights and personal conversations occurred throughout the visit. The men are always expounding with gratitude for the meal and conversations. We are very grateful to Izzy for her willingness to serve in this ministry.
Remember, CTK does this every month on the 4th Tuesday and the 5th Monday....All are welcome to participate in whatever way that is comfortable for you.
Contact the office or tell Vicky Jaeger of your interest and we will be in touch!