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!
June MISSION OF THE MONTH
The River Food Pantry Covid-19 Emergency Food Program
The River plans to continue to operate its COVID Food Program for the duration of this community emergency. The River will not allow shoppers inside of the facility. Instead, prepare boxes of groceries, including perishable and non-perishable foods, which will be available for pick up curbside.
The COVID-19 Emergency Food Fund is helping to provide:
• Boxes of groceries, including perishable and non-perishable food, for hundreds of local households to pick up curbside at The River.
• Pre-bagged lunches for children delivered through MUNCH—The River’s mobile lunch program—to 9 low-income neighborhoods 6 days a week.
• Ready-to-eat meals for families to take home through our newest program, called FAM(Family At-Home Meals).
Please consider supporting this fund to help the most vulnerable members of our community receive the resources they need during this challenging time. Please mark your check, or electronic giving “The River Food Pantry-COVID-19 Emergency Food Program”.
Weekly updates on The River’s operations and other ways you can help can be found in the Sunday bulletin or on their website at www.riverfoodpantry.org.
Thank you for your generous support of this mission.
The Mission Team
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 email@example.com.
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).