Contact Muriel Otto, c: 712-254-6515, e: 

Visa Applications for Rutilio Grande visitors were denied. Our Salvadoran friends welcome us into their homes every year, we wanted the chance to do the same. Four members of Rutilio Grande, Veronica, Heydi, Rubi, and Ulises, applied for visas to visit us this November. Despite our prayers, this past week all visa applications were denied. All parties are disappointed and frustrated, but we will continue to look for ways to work together to make God’s kingdom a reality on earth. Thank you for your prayers!

Upcoming Servanthood Opportunities:

Waukesha Food Pantry 40th Anniversary Celebration Fundraiser on October 24th, 5:30-8:30 pm. Join the Food Pantry’s anniversary celebration at the Embassy Suites Hilton. Cocktail hour 5:30-6:30 with cash bar, appetizers, wine pull, and silent auction. Dinner 6:30-8:30 featuring globally inspired flavors, awards, and live auction. $75/person, RSVP by October 17 to Mark Miller ( Contact Mark about submitting auction items or cash donations as well!

Worship and Garden Clean-Up with Partner Church Cross Lutheran Church, Oct 28 You can join us for worship at 9:30 am and/or come help with garden cleanup at 11:30 am in Cross’s Community Garden. Work in the garden will include pulling remaining produce and plants out of plots, adding compost, and turning over the soil to prepare beds for winter. Cross is located at 1821 N. 16th Street in Milwaukee. Questions? Contact Servanthood Advocate Jean Qualmann-Anderson at Come join us!

Be a Part of El Salvador Partnership - Apply for Mission of Healing 2019, February 16-23. Applications due October 31st. Apply now to be part of our February El Salvador trip to help the Salvadoran Lutheran churches run a 4-day free clinic! Looking for volunteers with medical, oral, education, or mental health backgrounds, Spanish speakers, music gifts, pray-ers, massage-ers or people just willing to work hard. Applications on church website.

Can’t travel but want to be part of what God is doing in El Salvador? Sponsor a student with scholarship funds! Last year UNITY again fulfilled EVERY single scholarship request, funding 70 students plus transportation, computer teacher and internet fees, social worker, and vocational classes for adults. AMAZING! Let’s see how many we can cover for 2019! Giving options range from $20/month (elementary) to $100/month (university) or the amount of your choosing, and can be paid monthly or with one-time payment. Applications on the church website or outside adult ministry office.  

Come Join us for Partner Celebration at Hephatha Lutheran Church, Nov 3, 3 - 6 pm! Worship, music, getting to know each other and celebrate our joint ministries as God’s people! For more info talk to Hephatha advocate Paul Jaessing (

 Ongoing Servanthood Opportunities

Donate Blood at Quarterly Blood Drives: 1st Saturdays of Oct, Dec, Feb, and May   Give the gift of life! Next drive is December 8.

Bake, Cook or Serve Serenity Recovery Program 2nd Fridays. Each month volunteers shop, bake, cook, and serve a meal for the men at Serenity Inns. Share a meal, hear the stories from these experts in resurrection, and support them in their recovery journey. Questions? Ready to sign up? Contact Brian Flynn ( Kids welcome!

Shop, Bake, Cook, or Serve for Family Recovery Lunches, 3rd Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Every month Genesis House Recovery Program brings together residents with supportive family members to learn about the disease of addiction and heal together. To cheer them on in this inspirational work, we serve them lunch! To help with side dishes, desserts, or help prep and serve the meal, talk to Chris Lehmann (, 262-781-8442).

Serve Folks at the Waukesha Food Pantry, 4th Saturdays, 5th Thursdays. Jesus fed people, so should we! A UNITY crew serves customers at the food pantry fourth Saturdays 9am-12pm and fifth Thursdays 6-8pm each month. Can you help? Sign up on the church website or talk to Ron ( or Ellen Vermillion (

Save the Dates for Next Mission of Healing El Salvador Trip: February 16 - 23, 2019.

For a complete list of our Ministry Partners go to and look for Servant Ministries in the Share menu.