A vibrant group of adults 55+ Some of our activities include monthly lunch meetings with speakers and entertainers, concerts, boat rides on the local lakes, road trips and picking strawberries for local Food Pantries. Messiah members and friends are welcome at all events.
Ladies’ Lunch Bunch, January 8 – 11:30 am
The next Ladies Lunch Bunch will meet at Tully’s ll Food & Spirits located at 6401 Monona Dr. The limit is 20 participants so be sure to sign up on the kiosk ASAP! For more information, contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040.
SAM Luncheon—January 29, Noon
Officer Archie, Madison’s newest police K9 dog, will be here with his handler Officer Emily to show some of the many things that K9 dogs do in the line of duty. Please bring a dish to pass, your tableware and an item(s) for the Empty Table!
SAM Luncheon—February 26, Noon
Our February 26 luncheon speaker will be WKOW-TV chief meteorologist, Bob Lindmeier, who will discuss Climate Change. Bob is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oregon, and a member
of the synod’s Care for God’s Creation team. He uses his many years of experience as a scientist who has closely followed the problem of climate change to offer education on the following: causes of global warming, impacts of global warming in Wisconsin and in the U.S., consensus in the scientific community, what is needed to create positive change, and taking responsibility as people of faith. Bob will also share resources
from the Care for God’s Creation team that include materials from ELCA World Hunger, ELCA Advocacy, and additional faith-based and secular groups.
We started this “give back” opportunity at our November luncheon. It replaces the container for dollar bills at the start of the food table. Due to its success in many directions, we will again feature the Empty Table in 2019 at all of our luncheons. The Empty Table is just that, an empty table with no cloth at the start of the potluck food tables. The goal is to cover the Empty Table with non-perishable foods before we sit down to enjoy our meal. A SAM volunteer boxes the donations after lunch and delivers them to a local food pantry.
Second Harvest Opportunity to Give Back!
SAM Can! Monthly SAM “gives back” through a partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. We meet the third Friday of the month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am to help re-pack bulk foods into family-size portions. This job does allow you to SIT at the table. Our next production dates are January 17, February 21, March 20, April 17, May 15th. This is a great way to meet some of your Messiah family in a small group setting while helping our neighbors in need at the same time. To sign up, email email@example.com or call (608) 221-0060.
SAM On-Going Event:
SAM to Offer New Lunch Opportunity for Women
Janet Alfonso has developed a lunch program for women called “Let’s Do Lunch Bunch.” They meet on the second Wednesday of the month starting at 11:30 am. Sign up for the luncheons will be on the kiosk. The group will go to area restaurants that take individual checks. This will be a nice way to go to a variety of restaurants. For more information, contact Janet at (608) 221-1040 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith