Outreach and Mission

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received. 1 Peter 4:10

Heritage members are committed to worship and service. We believe the church is a community called to participate in God's mission in and for the world. We celebrate God's activity in the projects we undertake and support activities and attitudes that emphasize making a difference in our community and the world.

We have joined with other Presbyterian Churches in the Matthew 25 Initiative. This calls us to be a church of action, where God’s love, justice and mercy are priorities. We rejoice how our re-energized faith unites us with all Presbyterians for a common and holy purpose: dismantling structural racism, eradicating systemic poverty, and building congregational vitality.


As part of our recently defined mission emphasis, we are highlighting mission in three areas: 

Water: for cleansing, health, and growth

Food: for the body, mind, and soul

Shelter: from the storm, home ownership, and safety






Meet Our Newest Partner:

We have teamed up with the non-profit organization UpTogether to support 2 families for one year, giving each family $1,000 per month. UpTogether was founded on the belief that if families have access to resources and community support, they will decide for themselves how to implement them and they can move up, together, out of poverty. 

We will be partnering with the following organizations:

SOPHIA is a coalition of diverse faith communities in Waukesha County, dedicated to building and deepening relationship within and among our communities. SOPHIA builds relationships in the public and private sectors, uniting people with common values to stand together to change injustices affecting those who are marginalized. As of 2022, Heritage is a member church. 


Ezekiel Community Development Corporation

Ezekiel CDC provides on-site training to minority firms to create affordable housing for city residents. In addition, Exekiel partners with Felmers Chaney minimum security correctional facility, allowing inmates to build skills and work experience needed for employment following release. We provided the specialty tools kits to train people in the trades. We also got donations from other churches and worked with Electrician Jim Gaillard and Don Utech who do the training for Project Hope. Our Presbyterian Pastor Michelle Henrichs sits on the Ezekiel board and is the Treasurer.
Read a recent article about Ezekiel https://shepherdexpress.com/news/central-city-stories/susan-fellows-rehabbing-older-homes-for-free-with-project-ho/

Divine Intervention (Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church) 

Divine Intervention is an overnight winter prayer vigil/warming room in the Bay View area that operates from November through March. We will be collecting needed items during the season (coats, papers products, etc) and supporting our members who volunteer as hosts at the prayer/warming room site.

The Women's Center of Waukesha 

The Women’s Center provides free support and services to women and families affected by domestic violence, sexual assult and abuse. Services include emergency shelter for abused families, transitional living, counseling, child abuse prevention programming, legal advocacy and employment counseling. Heritage will be providing financial support and gifts for families at Christmas.

The International Institute of Wisconsin

The International Institute facilitates services and programs for immigrants, refugees, and the community to assist with cooperation and integration into society. The Institute’s goal is to help individuals and families obtain self-sufficiency and promote multi-cultural understanding throughout the community. From Immigration and Social Services to Refugee Resettlement, the International Institute provides educational and social opportunities for new Americans. Our 2020 Shelter Service supported this organization.


S. O. S. (Sharing Our Suppers) 

A ministry of Divine Intervention, S. O. S. serves the homeless community through shared meals every Friday April through November. Heritage will be planning, preparing and serving dinners and eating and interacting with the guests.
Read more about Divine Intervention

Larry Under the Bridge (Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church)

Larry Under The Bridge is a food and encouragement ministry to the homeless in the Bay View area. Bagged dinners are delivered to strategic locations near campsites on Sundays and Monday evenings. Basic need supplies (water, socks, toilet paper, etc) are also provided. This ministry serves 10-30 people per week. Heritage will be preparing lunches and collecting other needed items.
Read more about Larry Under the Bridge

Arts and Science Literacy Camp (Tippecanoe Presbyterian Church) 

The ASLC provides an integrated arts approach to literacy by combining fine arts expression and science to provide a hands on experience for underserved kids in the central city and Milwaukee's south side. In addition to monetary support, Heritage will also be providing lunchtime meals and fellowship to campers the third week of August.
Read more about ASCL
Read an article from local news organization



Ribe Kenya Water Project (Carroll University) PROJECT COMPLETED

Carroll University partners with the people of Ribe in the areas of education, public health, church outreach, community life, and natural resource management. Our special worship services have provided enough financial resources to provide numerous water tanks in the Ribe area and provided enough funds to drill a new well.
Read About the Project