Cross Lutheran Church Partnership


For a number of years, Advent has had the privilege of partnering with Cross Lutheran Church to serve their community in Milwaukee in a variety of ways.

We collect non-perishable foods year round for the Cross Food Pantry Ministry. Those who are part of this aspect of the partnership report feeling like they receive more than they give. That blessing comes from the relationships formed with the Cross folk and the sense of doing something that matters in people’s lives.

We also make sandwiches once a month as part of a hunger ministry. 

For several years members from both churches have gone to each other’s church picnics in the summer and early fall, sharing food and friendship, and also worshipping at the partnering churches. The picnics, worshiping together and partnership in hunger ministry are great ways to build and strengthen people-to-people relationships.

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Lent 2021 - How to Talk to Kids about Race

Race is an important subject to talk about with your children, yet it can be difficult to know the right approach. This Lent, we are inviting you to put “Love in Action” as you explore new ways to have these important conversations with your kids. On Sunday February 28, Advent will host a Zoom workshop with Rev. Michelle Townsend de Lopez, Pastor at our partner church Cross Lutheran.  This workshop will give you strategies and activities to try throughout Lent.  We will meet again on Sunday April 11 to see how things went and discuss ways to keep the conversation going. 

This workshop is for parents, grandparents, and caregivers of children preschool through teens.