Diocesan Ministries

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
Matthew 25:35

Since the founding of St. John's House in 1868, the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee has been no stranger to establishing ministries of hospitality—programs that answer Christ's call to care for those in our communities who need food, shelter, clothing, and the simple attention and care of their fellow human beings. Diocesan initiatives over the decades have grown into independent charities, including Neighborhood House, Sojourner Truth House (now Sojourner Family Peace Center,) The Gathering, Jubilee House (no longer extant), and Our Next Generation.

In addition to the food drives, clothing drives, and other charitable projects individual congregations undertake every year, the Diocese of Milwaukee and its parishes continue to run new and growing programs to extend Christ's hospitality throughout southern Wisconsin.