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.
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.
Blood Pressure Checks
Due to busy summer schedules we will not be offering blood pressure checks in June, July, August and September. Thank you to our wonderful Nurses who give of their time to keep us healthy!
Wednesday, June 12, 11:30 am – Ladies’ Lunch Bunch
The ladies’ luncheon will be held at the Norske Nook in Deforest. The sign-up sheet is on the kiosk. For questions, contact Janet Alfonso, firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 221-1040.
Our potluck season will come to a close on May 29th at noon in the Social Hall. Bring a dish to pass, your tableware and a smile!!
Second Harvest Opportunity to Give Back!
SAM Can! is starting up a monthly “give back” partnership program with Second Harvest Food Bank. We will 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 current production dates are June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 20. 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.
Summer Tour Heads to Milwaukee
June 10th is the date the SAM group heads to Milwaukee! That is the day we will head to Milwaukee aboard a Lazer’s restroom-equipped motorcoach. Our first stop will be the Lakefront Brewery where we will have a tour and taste some of their beers. A tribute to Laverne and Shirley is included in the tour. Next we will head for the dock and board the Edelweiss II for a 90-minute lunch cruise on the Milwaukee River. Part of the tour will also include seeing the Milwaukee skyline from Lake Michigan. The crew will serve hamburgers, Milwaukee’s own Usinger brats, pasta salad, chips, and dessert. Coffee, tea, soda, and water are included. Our final stop will be at the Purple Door Ice Cream shop to enjoy a scoop of one of their many wild and wonderful flavors. There is an abundance of walking on this tour. Wear comfortable shoes. Price: $89.50 includes transportation, brewery admission, luncheon cruise, single scoop of Purple Door ice cream, and all gratuities and taxes. Registration forms will be emailed and posted on the kiosk in the Gathering Area or you can print them off here: Form #1 MKE Tour Reservation Form Form #2 MKE__Emergency Contact Info
Save the Date!
Thursday, July 18, 7:05 pm – It’s Summertime!
Think short sleeves, a slight breeze, and a sunset temperature in the 70s. No, you don’t need to head to Florida to enjoy this weather. That is the forecast for Messiah Night at the Ballpark on July 18th. We are planning to again have Messiah’s choir present the national anthem. The Madison Mallards have worked with Messiah to create a hybrid ticket for the evening game. We will have reserved stadium seats in left field with access to the TDS Concessions. Same great food and drink, all you can eat before and during the game, plus beverage tabs. Our seats are closer to home plate! Ticket information is on the kiosk.
SAM On-Going Events:
Health Ministry Team
SAM will hold complimentary blood pressure checks on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month. The Saturday checks will take place prior to the 5:00 pm service. Sunday blood pressure checks will be done between services. If you have been trained to take blood pressures, more volunteers are always needed. For more information, contact Denise at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith