During these unprecedented times, we are grateful for your continued support of Monona UMC. Since we will not be passing the offering plate up and down the pews of the sanctuary for a few weeks, this is another thing that might have to be modified. Those of us who give by electronic fund transfer (EFT) will not need to change anything. The rest of us can use the old-fashioned mail system (remember the US Postal Service)? which still works quite well. (Monona United Methodist Church, 606 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716). One time electronic donations can be made using the Donate Now button on the bottom of the page. Our ministries will continue and we value your faithful giving. Thank you so much!
Update from MUMC's 4th of July Community Outreach
The 4th of July community outreach event and fundraiser was a tremendous success! We met so many greateful families, kiddos, and community members. Hundreds of passersby enjoyed the fresh popcorn and refreshing water and lemonade. Our parking lot was filled to the brim! Our entire north-facing grassy hill was covered blankets, lawn chairs, and many happy families and individuals of all ages. And the Monona fireworks display did not disappoint! We collected nearly $1200 of free-will donations dedicated to supporting the Nuestro Mundo Community School. None of this could have happened without our dedicated group of MUMC volunteers! Thank you for your time and effort and for the loving hospitality and grace you shared with our guests!
August MISSION OF THE MONTH
Nuestro Mundo Community School Backpack Program
Monona UMC supports weekend take-home meals for students who receive free lunch during the school week. The MUMC Nuestro Mundo Community School team packs and delivers weekend meals for over 70 students each Friday when school is in session. Madison Metropolitan Schools will be in-person this fall and details of the Backpack Program are being planned. Please consider supporting this wonderful mission that works to feed hungry children in our community. Please mark you check, envelope, or electronic giving with "Backpack Program" in the memo line.
Thank you for your continuing generous support of this mission.
The MUMC Mission Team
MONONA MUNCHIES Through July 16
Monona Munchies is a free weekday summer lunch program for anyone (children, students, adults, families) who wants a free lunch. They will now be working from Monona Grove High School (4400 Monona Dr.) as their home base. Lunches can be picked up in the Commons (lunchroom) of MG High School 11:45am to 12:15pm Monday through Friday.
If you would like to donate:
• For monetary donations, please make a check out to Monona Munchies and drop it off at any Monona Bank location.
• For food donations, please bring them to Monona Grove High School between 11 AM – 12:15 PM, Monday through Friday.
Sign up to volunteer on the Sign-Up Genius account at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080548ABAF2BA57-monona4
SECOND HARVEST NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are ESSENTIAL to Second Harvest Foodbank. And, Second Harvest Foodbank is ESSENTIAL to the community. We are in need of volunteers to help us fill pre-packed Care Boxes. Volunteer shifts are available throughout the day, 7 days a week. Click here to learn more.
Care Boxes are filled with healthy foods, and are being distributed to those struggling with hunger through our partner agencies and our mobile pantries throughout our 16 county service area. An average of 2,600 boxes are being distributed per day! We need volunteer support to assist in packing these boxes.
We are committed to keeping our staff and volunteers safe by limiting the number of volunteers during shifts as well as adding new measures to maintain a clean and healthy environment.
AGRACE THRIFT STORES NEED VOLUNTEER CASHIERS
Volunteers are needed to help Agrace's thrift stores stay open. The stores generate funds to support programs for Agrace patients and families. If you want to do something meaningful and fun during the pandemic, please consider volunteering as a cashier at any of their Madison or Janesville locations. For details, call (608) 327-7163 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVER FOOD PANTRY
The River is currently accepting 18-count egg cartons until further notice. Also, The River is NOT accepting clothing or household items. If you have items to donate, please check with either Agrace or Boomerang. You are welcome to drop off egg cartons, paper bags, nonperishable
food, or personal hygiene items at church daily from 9am until 2pm.
DONATE TO OUR HUMAN WELFARE FUND
You can help people in our community who are struggling as a result of the coronavirus by donating to our Human Welfare Fund. The working poor are profoundly impacted when local businesses close and they are not able to work. Please send additional donations to the church marked with “Human Welfare Fund.” If you find yourself in need of assistance, please reach out to the church office (608-222-1633) or call Mark directly (608-335-5063).