Serve

There are many ways to serve in our congregation, community and world. Consider all the many opportunities available in hospitality, social justice, education, care of people, care of our building and grounds and so much more. Where do you see yourself serving?

Rides to Church
Are you interested in giving someone a ride to church. If you would like to give members a ride to worship or if you would like a ride to worship, call Marijo Vols at 873-0622.

Luncheon Servers
Would you like to help with serving at a funeral luncheon? If you would like to find out what is involved, or sign up contact Chris in the church office at 873-7494 or covluth@chorus.net. Signing up does not obligate you to work every funeral.

Food for Friends
Would you like to provide a meal to someone who has just had surgery, given birth, lost a loved one…? Call the church office if you would like to be included on the list of Food for Friends. When there is a need you will receive an email with the details such as phone number, address, food likes/dislikes, food allergies, # of servings, etc. You will not be expected to provide a meal every time you are contacted. If interested, email Chris at covluth@chorus.net.

Extending the Table
Holy Communion for Homebound Members
Homebound Covenant Members can feel forgotten or isolated from our community of faith. Several members of Covenant share in taking the holy meal to the homebound to assist the pastor(s) in this vital ministry of belonging and caring. If you wish to serve in this ministry, please contact our office at 873-7494.

Furniture Donations for Refugees
Do you have good used couches, chairs, and kitchen furniture that need a new home? Lutheran Social Services helps refugees start safe and stable new lives in the Madison area. Your furniture donation could contribute to a new home and be a warm welcome to refugees. Please call to schedule a pickup time and date; drop-off appointments are also appreciated! Contact Mohammed Ezzat, Refugee Case Mgr., 608.250.2671

Clothing Closet
Open Wednesdays from 9:30-11:30
Covenant’s Lower Level Education Wing
The Clothing Closet provides second hand clothing free to those in need. You may drop off donations (clothing only – any age) on Wednesday mornings 9:30-11:30.

Quilters: Blanket Makers
Tuesdays at 8:30 AM
We like to think of ourselves as blanket makers, as we try to use two large pieces of cloth and a filler that we sew and tie together. The need is great world wide. Lutheran World Relief has increased its goal from 400,000 to 500,000 quilts for 2013. To help reach this goal we need your help. We’d love to have any-one interested come join us Tuesday mornings from 8:30-12:00. There are many jobs. You do not need to be a sewer. We are also in need of material, especially sheets and large pieces of fabric.

Transportation Ministry
Covenant Lutheran Church provides support to Stoughton United Ministries’ Affordable Transportation Program (ATP).  This is a local non-profit that provides transportation to individuals of low income in the Stoughton Area School District in two ways—1) providing rides to/from Madison for significant appointments and 2) providing rides to/from the two local food pantries.  Individuals of low income often don’t have a car or a reliable car and this program helps them meet some of their basis needs.

If you know of someone who could benefit from the transportation service of ATP, please have them call Richard Hoffman, Transportation Director, at 873-6112.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer for ATP, there are many opportunities, such as becoming a volunteer driver, a board member, assist in fundraising, and/or assist in marketing the program to clients and the overall community.  Please call or email Linda Muller, Covenant member, for further information—608-576-6374 or lmsm@charter.net.

Jail Ministry
Madison Area Lutheran Council has provided chaplaincy ministry at the Dane County jail for many years. Covenant will provide $750 from our regular offerings to support this ministry of presence (this is one of 13 Partnership In Mission ministries approved for support at our annual congregation meeting in January). Now a request has come to Covenant to designate someone as our liaison for the jail ministry. This person will serve as a communication link, receiving and passing on information about this ministry that we support so we at Covenant under-stand more fully the needs and services provided by the chaplains to those in jail, their families and the sheriff’s department staff.