Hands on Ministries to Take Place at Synod Assembly

Two Ways You Can Make a Difference:

GLOBAL HEALTH MINISTRIES “GHM” INGATHERING AT SYNOD ASSEMBLY

We know many of you are already rolling up your sleeves with this ministry as part of your Lenten offerings.  Thanks to the volunteer efforts of Ted Sehmer, member of Christ, Stoughton, we will be holding an in gathering for Global Health Ministries at Synod Assembly this year to transport you kits to the GHM warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Thank you Ted!

WE WILL ACCEPT HOSPICE, NEWBORN, BLANKETS AND BANDAGES

Location:  Drop off your kits at the ALLIANT ENERGY CENTER, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison

Drop off times:
Friday, May 4 – 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 5 – 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Please pay attention to boxing instructions by taping shut and labelling all boxes with quantities of items in each box.  This is very important as we are required to provide this information to GHM before we arrive so they can schedule the appropriate volunteers for unloading at the warehouse.

Financial Donations Needed Too!  Even if your congregation can’t participate in creating kits, you can still help.  Financial donations are needed for transportation costs to get the donations to the warehouse in St. Paul as the synod does not have a budget for this.  We are needing $500 to cover transit expenses.  You can send donations made payable to SCSW and mail to South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA, 6401 Odana Road, Suite 20, Madison, WI  53719.  Thank you!!!


BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK!  THIS IS A NEW HANDS ON MINISTRY FOR OUR SYNOD ASSEMBLY THIS YEAR!

Some of our congregations are participating in this hunger ministry in their communities and making a big difference in feeding children.  The assembly planning team is very excited to bring this hands-on activity to our assembly with an associated workshop that will teach you how to start this hunger ministry in your community.  At assembly, our attendees will be invited to help pack the backpacks with food that we purchase from the Blessing in A Backpack organization.  This assures high quality products that provide consistency in content and freshness.  Our goal is to pack 1,000 backpacks for children in our synod.

How you can help?  Instead of in-kind donations, we need to raise $2,900 to fill 1,000 backpacks.  These backpacks will be distributed to congregations that are engaged in this ministry and ready to distribute to the schools in their community.

Donations should be made payable to SCSW, with Blessings in A Backpack in the memo.  Mail to South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, 6401 Odana Road, Suite 20, Madison, WI  53719 by April 30.