Current Volunteer Needs for The Road Home Dane County
Volunteers needed for the Families Moving Forward Celebration
Celebrating families successes in housing, education, employment and more!
When: Saturday, August 18th
Where: Our Lady Queen of Peace (401 S. Owen Drive in Madison)
Volunteers are needed for: Set-up before the event 9am-?
1. Set-up space for where the backpacks will be stored.
2. Assist with last minute preparations for event.
Volunteers are needed for: 12pm-3pm
1. Serving food to guests- It will be a buffet-style set-up where families will let volunteers know what they want and volunteers will place food on their plates.
2. Make crafts with children- There will be a designated craft area for the children or anyone who would like to get creative. This would be a great volunteer task for a small group of volunteers.
3. Registration- Check families in, pass out name tags and backpack vouchers, etc.
4. Help pass out backpacks- At this event, we provide every child with a backpack filled with supplies so that they will be ready for a great start to the school year. We will need volunteers to stay in the backpack area so that when families are getting ready to leave, they can make sure to get a backpack for their child.
5. Volunteers will be needed to help clean-up after the event. General table clearing, moving tables and chairs to their storage location, sweeping, mopping, etc.
6. Volunteers who can assist with helping families get into the area in the church where the celebration is held. Helping to direct families where to go, help with getting strollers down the elevators, etc.
Alane Conn, Volunteer Manager
The Road Home Dane County
890 W Wingra Dr
Madison, WI 53715
Phone: 608-294-7998 x306
Work cell: 608-235-4260
Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld, Bishop of the South-Central Wisconsin Synod, ELCA
If you’d like to carpool to the installation of our new bishop on Saturday, August 18, we’re going to meet in the Trinity parking lot at noon. The installation service begins at 2 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Janesville.
Details for the installation event can be found on the SCSW Synod website.
Sarah Lesar, David Gipson, Pastor Susan Schneider, and Kayla at Madison Pride 2016.
For anyone who would like to march in the Madison Pride parade ton Sunday, August 19, a group will meet in the Trinity parking lot at 11:30 a.m. to carpool together. If you want to meet us Downtown, all the Reconciling in Christ churches in our synod are registered together. We are #50 in the Green Zone, assembling near State and Lake Streets. We should be in place by noon. The march begins at 1 p.m.
Save the Date!
Mikah Meyer in Madison
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Trinity is proud to host this talented LGBT Christian speaker and performer. Don’t miss this opportunity!
“I’m on a mission to share all 417 national parks with the world, be a new type of LGBT role model, and inspire others to chase their dreams before it’s too late.” ~ Mikah Meyer
On the 11th anniversary of his father’s passing from cancer, Mikah Meyer decided to honor his dad’s love of driving by making life out of death and launching a journey to experience all 400+ units of the U.S. National Park System. This double world-record trip will make him the youngest person to experience every park unit, and also the sole person to do so in a continuous journey.
More at: https://www.mikahmeyer.com.
RSVP via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/205326460196525/
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Bombing raids in Europe during World War II left many children orphaned, lost, and afraid. Without anyone to provide for them, hunger was a real and threatening part of life for them. Fortunate children were rescued and put in refugee camps, but even these little ones were traumatized by what they had seen and experienced. No wonder it seemed like nothing prevented their nightmares or allowed them to sleep peacefully through the night. Finally, someone came up with the brilliant idea of sending every child to bed at night with a piece of bread to hold onto. It was a security blanket of sorts—if they awoke during the night they could touch the bread and remember, “I ate today, and I will eat again tomorrow.” It calmed the children in a deep way that reminds me of a quote from Mahatma Gandhi: “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” Continue reading