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!
NOVEMBER MISSION OF THE MONTH
The Giving Tree
This month our mission gifts will be supporting The Giving Tree. For many years the Giving Tree project has provided gifts and a holiday dinner for needy families in our community. This year our Giving Tree/Winter Wishes program is going virtual, like lots of other programs. Each child’s wish is listed on our new Sign-Up Genius account. Just click the link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094DA8AE22AB9-20201, create an account, choose the gifts you want to purchase and enter the requested information. There are a lot of gifts requested so scroll down to the bottom to check out all the requests.
You may either drop off your unwrapped gifts in church office (9am – 2pm) or if you are shopping online, have them shipped directly to the church (contact the office with the child’s gift information so we can give it to the right child). The gifts need to be returned by Friday December 11. Please contact Kay in the office with any questions or for assistance in using Sign Up Genius.
We are also in need of additional funds to go towards a Christmas dinner. Please support this Mission by marking your check or online giving with “The Giving Tree".
Thank you for your generous support of this beneficial mission.
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.
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).