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 and picking strawberries for local Food Pantries. Messiah members and friends are welcome at all events. Read our newsletter for information on upcoming events: SAM July-Sept Newsletter 2018

SAM Ladies’ Lunch Bunch Date

The next luncheon will be at Benvenuto’s Italian Grill, 1849 Northport Dr., Madison on Wednesday, November 14th, at 11:30 am.   We are limited to 25 guests.  Please sign up by Sunday, November 11th. If you sign up and then have a conflict, please contact Janet Alfonso at 608-221-1040.

 The Next Walk – Tuesday, October 23 at McCarthy Youth Park, Sun Prairie, just east of Co. Rt. N at Co. Rt. TT

Please join us for one of our favorite walks!  This is a scenic walk in woods and along fields with open views and gentle hilled areas.  There are no paved areas, so it is important that participants have good footwear and are sure-footed.  A hiking pole or walking stick can be helpful. The distance is about 1.5 miles.  There is a non-flush comfort station at the parking lot.  If we’ve had some sustained rainfall the ground could be a little mucky, so you might want to throw in an extra pair of shoes for afterwards.  Meet at Messiah at 10:00 am.  Sign up with Walt and Barb Herrod at 608 318-2129 or bwhfam@gmail.com.  Rain Date is Wednesday, October 24.

 Apple Pies Are Back

Fall is just around the corner and that means SAM will again be making apple pies for your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. Be sure to buy another one for your freezer when company comes to visit. Judy Harris has agreed to again lead this project. Here are the production dates:

Monday, October 29, 8:00 am to noon – Schedule Filled

Monday, October 29, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Schedule Filled

Monday, November 5, 8:00 am to noon  Monday, November 5, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 7, 8:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

To sign up, send an email to adultministry @messiahchurch.com, call (608) 221-0060 or sign up in the Gathering Space with your name, phone number, email and the date(s) you can help.  No experience necessary, will train and everyone is welcome.  If you have questions, email Judy at anteeks2@charter.net or you can reach her at (608) 271-9343.

SAM Potluck Lunches 

Wednesday, October 31, 12:00 pm Luncheon/Pumpkin Contest/Variety Show in the Social Hall

BOO!!  It’s Halloween and what better way to celebrate than with a pumpkin contest with real prizes! Work with your friends or by yourself but be sure to bring your decorated pumpkin to the SAM luncheon. Your pumpkin will receive a number, attendees will vote, and the winners will receive some nice restaurant gift cards. The fine print…..only one pumpkin entry per church mailing address, winner must be present. Our Variety Show consists of three speakers—Marlene Green will be talking to SAM about her African violet hobby she has ongoing in their basement. Duane Paulson’s presentation is on SONshine—a mission outreach ministry in Mexico. Our final speaker, Barbara Voelker, is going to share her secrets on how you can raise monarch butterflies in your backyard.  Bring a dish to pass, your tableware and a friend!

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: nisie7575@gmail.com.

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 alfonso_janet@yahoo.com

Keith Schlesinger, Coordinator of Senior Adult Ministry – Email Keith