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!
MARCH MISSION OF THE MONTH
Goodman Community Center
The Goodman Community Center (GCC) is here for the whole community. People from all walks of life and all ages come for programs and services that make their lives — and our community — stronger. Whether people come take a class, use the food pantry, host a party, or drop off children, all are welcome here.
Goodman started as the Atwood Community Center at 2425 Atwood Avenue and has served the community as a full-service center since 1943. It was affiliated with the newly formed United Neighborhood Centers until 1999 when it became an independent nonprofit. In 2008, a new building was opened at 149 Waubesa Street and took a new name ― the Goodman Community Center. While the Center continues to love a sense of place on the near east side, programs and services now reach throughout Dane County.
GCC is the largest neighborhood center in Madison. The GCC estimates that they have touched more than 200,000 lives since our founding in 1954. It currently houses a preschool, 4-year-old kindergarten, afterschool programs for all ages (including countywide Girls Inc.), an alternative high school, an older adult program, food pantry, and fitness center. Rooms are also rented out to individuals, private corporations and community groups daily.
Please consider supporting this wonderful organization that works to strengthen our community in many ways. Please mark your check or online giving, “Goodman Community Center”.
Thank you and many blessings.
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.
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).