A Message From Elizabeth!
It is not too late to join Sunday School.
First Communion Classes
First Communion instruction for 2nd graders (& older children who have not yet received) will be held on: January 15, 22, 29 & April 16, 23 during Sunday School. Dates were chosen to avoid the various school spring breaks. An adult is required to attend January 15 and April 16 & 23.
First Communion celebrations will be at the 5 or 10:30 services (your choice) May 6-7.
Your child does not have to attend Sunday School to join these classes. Please contact Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please note some special dates below:
November 20 – Sunday School children will sing at the end of the 8:15 service.
December 11 –Sunday School Christmas Program at 2:00pm
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,