The MCC Quilters turn donated fabrics into warm and beautiful quilts which are
shipped to Lutheran World Relief (LWR) warehouses for ultimate distribution
worldwide. The quilts we make in the church basement the first Tuesday of every
month are given (never sold!) to people who have lost their household goods due
to calamity and without regard to race, creed, nationality or politics. During
the last five years, over 2 million such quilts were distributed by LWR and 570
of them were made right here! By, the way, these are not the hand-stitched
quilts like the Amish are famous for, but they are made with love. If you'd like
to help, here's how you can get involved:
* Drop off fabrics, sheets, tablecloths, curtains at church any time. About the
only cloth we CAN'T use are slippery dress goods, terry, fiberglass and T-shirt
* Join us from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the 1st Tuesday in the church basement. Bring a
sack lunch if you're able to stay the whole time. No equipment or prior skills
* If you'd rather sew at home at your own schedule, just call to let Hildy
McGown (238-8670) know of your interest and she'll get you started on this
Food Drive for Food Pantry
First Sunday of Every Month
Please remember to make a special effort to bring
food for the pantry on the first Sunday of every month. Suggested items include canned goods
(fruit, vegetables, tuna, beef stew, fruit juice, etc.) peanut butter,
jelly, cereal. We can especially use any large grocery bags. Please do not
put pet food in with donation for the Lussier Food Pantry.
We do not have facilities to handle fresh produce. For those who prefer to
donate money, checks can be made out to the Lussier Community Education
Center, designated for the pantry. Dobbin McNatt, Coordinator
Treasury of Love
Advent Lutheran as a special fund called Treasury of Love. This fund is
distributed for the purpose of assisting people in emergency situations.
The Special Fund
Community of Hope has a fund called The Special Fund which is distributed
entirely for emergency situations, often assisting people with staying in
their homes or avoiding having gas/electricity turned off. We partner with
Porchlight and Hospitality House in this effort.
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for our Outreach Missions Links.
MCC members have been volunteering on a regular basis with Habitat for
Humanity of Dane County (HFHDC) since 2006. Volunteers are welcome in groups
or as individuals -- no experience necessary! If you have questions or would
like to volunteer, please call the HFHDC Volunteer Coordinator, 255-1549,
x104, or MCC member, John Rowe at 222-1132.
The Road Home
Formerly known as Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
MCC volunteers team up with members of Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ
and Madison Mennonite Church to provide shelter, food and hospitality for
homeless families through The Road Home’s Interfaith Hospitality Network
program. The Road Home is an organization that serves local homeless
families with children in collaboration with more than 50 local faith
communities. More information can be found at
MCC volunteers share meals with the families, play with the families’
children, donate supplies and food to The Road Home and serve as overnight
hosts. MCC also supports The Road Home with financial gifts, which helps The
Road Home staff provide the families with individual case management
services such as employment counseling, assistance in obtaining permanent
housing, and classes in parenting skills and personal finance.
Please consider volunteering as a great way to help homeless families in
need and meet others at MCC. This ministry is another great example of the
partnership between our two congregations at the MCC.
Daytime Prayer Shawl Creating Group
Every 3rd Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
During the School Year
We welcome anyone interested in this ministry, experienced knitter or crocheter, or beginner or those in-between!. We make prayer shawls and
baptismal blankets. We have expanded our ministry to include making hats and
scarves for the needy. We thank those who have contributed yarn to this
project. There is a basket under the table for other yarn contributions. We
would also welcome any local coupons for yarn for the prayer shawls. If you
have any questions, please call Virginia Stumbo, 836-9754.