Our Pocket Change Ministry this month will assist The Beacon Homeless Day Resource Center, which is a public-private partnership working to provide community solutions to help men, women, and children who are experiencing homelessness in Dane County, Wisconsin.
Below are supplies needed to keep The Beacon functioning, and items requested to help the homeless here in town. We will be collecting these items and also money during the month of March to support this mission. Click the link to download/print the list: March 2019 Pocket Change_The Beacon (PDF, 1 page).
Laundry & Shower Supplies
Fabric softener sheets
Bath towels & washcloths (white)
Creamers (powdered or individual packets)
Instant non-fat dry milk
Jelly or Jam (Jar)
Plastic Spoons and Forks
Paper Napkins and Plates
Personal Care Items
Travel size shampoo, conditioner, body lotion & bar soap
Individual toothbrushes & small toothpaste
Combs and brushes (especially for ethnic hair)
Men’s new briefs, boxers, T-shirts (white), socks
Women’s new bras, panties, socks
Boys & girls’ new underwear, socks
Belts (men’s & women’s)
Rain ponchos & umbrellas (compact size only)
Elastic waist pants; men, women, and children
In March, Agrace HospiceCare will offer “Bridges,” an ongoing grief support group for adults, at the Agrace Grief Support Center, 2906 Marketplace Drive, Fitchburg. Bridges meets March 6 and 20, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and March 13 and 27, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Fees can be lowered or waived for others, if needed. No pre-registration is required. For details, call (608) 327-7118 or visit agrace.org/griefgroups.
Agrace HospiceCare is seeking volunteers across Dane County. Two new-volunteer trainings are scheduled at Agrace’s Madison campus: March 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., for those who want to work directly with hospice patients, and March 21, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for all other volunteer roles. Pre-registration is required. Call (608) 327-7163 to complete an application and interview.
The Madison area Association of Church Musicians, of which Trinity is a member, invites everyone to a hymn festival:
Sunday, February 24 at 2:30 p.m.
St. Paul University Catholic Center
723 State Street, Madison
The church’s new Taylor & Boody pipe organ will be featured. All are welcome to this free event. For more information: www.facebook.com/MadisonACM
Due to the snow, we cancelled the Wednesday, Feb. 13 TLCW meeting and stewardship workshop. Instead, we will assemble and deliver Valentine cookie boxes to our homebound members following worship and the congregational preparedness training this Sunday, February 17.
Please bring your cookies on Sunday and join us in the kitchen if you would like to help.
There are many cookie boxes to deliver, and we welcome anyone who might be interested in taking a box or two—maybe even to a neighbor!
Collections for the Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kits will continue, to be assembled at a later date. (Lists and donation basket available in the narthex.)
Thank you for your time and donations, and a special thank you to our Sunday School kids for making Valentine cards to send with the cookie boxes!
~Trinity Lutheran Church Women (TLCW)