Jesus, they're working together!
Seeds of Peace (SOP) Madison is an ecumenical collaboration of eight east-side and Monona churches who are working together to alleviate suffering, injustice, and poverty in our communities. SOP partners with three area elementary schools to provide weekend take-home meals for students who receive free lunch during the school week. Far too many area families experience significant food insecurities. Over 300 kids benefit each week from these programs at Henry Schenk Elementary, Frank Allis Elementary, and Nuestro Mundo Community School. Other programs that SOP supports are the Atwood Personal Essetioanls Pantry, Habitat for Humanity, Red Cross Blood Drives, School Passport Fairs, and St. Stephens Food Pantry. Participating churches include Monona United Methodist, St. Stephens Lutheran, Zion Faith Community, Plymouth UCC, Lake Edge UCC, St. Luke's Episcopal, Lake Edge Lutheran, and Lakeview Moravian Community Church.
Red Cross Blood Drive - Aug. 17th, 1PM-6PM
Our Seeds of Peace Churches organize regular Blood Drives through the Red Cross. Monona United Methodist Church will host the August Seeds of Peace blood drive on Tuesday, August 17, 1:00-6:00pm. There is a criticial need for blood in our area. Blood donors and volunteers are needed. Please contact the church office for more information. We are also looking for some extra fans to help move the sanctuary air conditioning into Fellowship Hall. If you have one that you could lend the church, please contact the office.
Please know that The Red Cross has implemented additional precautions to ensure the safety of all, including:
• Checking temperatures of all.
• Providing hand sanitizer/Following social distancing.
• Increasing enhanced disinfecting of surfaces and equipment.
• Donations are only with appointments and no guests allowed (e.g. children).
• Donors are asked to wear their own face mask.
General Donor Information:
• Height/weight requirements
• General good health
• Rapid Pass saves 15 minutes
• Bring donor card or government ID
• Questions on eligibility 1-866-236-3276