Hephatha Lutheran Church
From its beginning in 1988, the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has been committed to “walking with the poor.” In response to that growing commitment, the Greater Milwaukee Synod established the Outreach Fund at its 1995 Synod Assembly as an integral part of its strategy in meeting the financial needs of Word and Sacrament ministries serving the poor within the synod.
In 2005 the Outreach Ministry Fund became “Outreach for Hope, Inc.” and a separate 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Outreach for Hope is governed by a volunteer board of Directors who are drawn from throughout the Greater Milwaukee Synod.
Outreach for Hope is committed to provide ever increasing opportunities for ministry with the poor. Through Outreach for Hope individuals are lifted up from the despair of poverty, community is built among God’s people, young and old hear God’s Word shared as Good News, and the Sacraments are shared as a reminder of the community that is built around God’s love.