A Message From Elizabeth!

We are eagerly hoping for a return to in-person Sunday School this fall for children who are 3 years old up to and including 4th grade. We look forward to learning together in our new educational space!

In order to make this a success, we need about 25 adults who can teach, lead the music, sub and help with special events. The time frame of the program is: we start the Sunday after Labor Day, end the last weekend in April, we have 3 weeks off at Christmas, 3 weeks off for spring breaks and Easter, and are off all summer.

 You do not have to be a certified teacher to be a successful Sunday School teacher. The lessons are outlined for you, and I will provide all the materials. This is not heavy theology by any stretch. It’s fun and laughter and reading about great people in the Bible and how we can be kind to one another.

 We are looking for women and men, adults and older teens, grandparents, parents, and those who just enjoy kids. We are also looking for musicians, for middle and high school volunteers and for people who can’t commit all year, but are interested in helping at special events.

Please think about if this ministry might be right for you. Teaching Sunday School is a great way to try out a future career and spruce up a resume for future teachers.  Contact Elizabeth at familyministry@messiahchurch.com or 608-235-6910 if you’d like to explore this volunteer opportunity.

Mountain of Clothing Drive

In the past, Sunday School has participated in building a Mountain of Clothes to benefit Kennedy Elementary School. Messiah is an Adopt a School partner through the Madison Public Schools Foundation for Kennedy, our neighborhood public school.

Now that most children are once again attending school in person, the Kennedy health office needs gently used children’s clothing to help out when clothes become wet or soiled throughout the day. Items that can flexibly fit such as sweatpants and T-shirts are most helpful. They are also planning ahead for winter needs such as coats, snow pants (especially for PK-2nd graders), waterproof mittens/gloves and boots. They also need brand new, unopened packages of socks and underwear for boys and girls. Children who attend Kennedy are aged 4 years old in Pre-Kindergarten through 11 years old in 5 grade and some children hit their growth spurt early, so some larger sizes are definitely helpful.

Something to know that makes this collection especially important is that the newest Madison Salvation Army shelter for homeless families is located in the former Karmenta Nursing Home which is in the Kennedy School area. Therefore, in addition to the donations requested above, many families are in need of clothing for everyday wear.

Please consider purchasing a few items or donating items that your children have outgrown and no longer need. The collection is on-going so keep it in mind as your children cycle through clothes.

Donations can be brought to Messiah and placed in the designated bin in the collection area. Thanks for considering this opportunity,