A Message From Elizabeth!
Easter project

YOW, Sunday School and the Social Outreach Ministry are teaming up to create 200 Easter baskets and 100 Easter bags for children and adults in our community who may be experiencing economic challenges and/or loneliness. We will pack them during Sunday School on 3/19 and they will be given to St. Stephen’s Food Pantry, DAIS, Road Home, Triangle Community Ministry, the Salvation Army and those who receive visits from the Messiah visitation team.

Sunday School families are asked to help fill the Easter Baskets by purchasing:

  • jelly beans

  • chocolate eggs

  • fruit snacks

  • Easter-themed treats

  • gum

  • fun-sized individually wrapped candies including some that do not have nuts such as smarties, tootsie rolls/pops, junior mints, airheads and skittles.

Please place all items inside the collection boxes in the gathering space from February 25-March 15. That gives us a few days to purchase anything we are low on.

If you prefer to make a donation, please drop off a check or cash by 3/15 and indicate “2023 Easter Project” in the memo line or on the envelope.

Just like the Messiah community did at Christmas, let’s make another happy holiday for pe

Sunday School Schedule
  • Classes meet 3/5, 3/12, 3/19. 3/12 we sing for the late service
  • School does not meet 3/26-4/9 for Spring Break and Easter
  • 4/2 is Palm Sunday and if children arrive a couple minutes before the early and late services, they can be part of the palm procession
  • Classes meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
  • First Communion Celebrations are May 6 at the 5 PM service and May 7 at the 10:30 service
Clothing Drive

Messiah is an Adopt a School partner through the Madison Public Schools Foundation for Kennedy, our neighborhood public school.

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 also need snow pants (especially for PK-2nd graders), waterproof mittens/gloves and boots. They also need brand new, unopened packages of socks and underwear. 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.