A Message From Elizabeth!

First Communion 

Families who are registered in our Sunday School program have been informed that we are going to offer the opportunity for children to celebrate First Communion the weekend of April 30-May 1.

We know that several families are really struggling with the decision about whether or not to attend church, but also want their child to have this opportunity. Therefore we have come up with several scenarios. If you are potentially interested and have not received information, please contact Elizabeth at familyministry@messiahchurch.com or 608-235-6910.

Sunday School

Children who are enrolled in at-home Sunday School will continue through the end of the school year. Watch your email for dates to pick up the next round of crafts and for an exciting Easter project partnership with the Visitation Ministry.

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,