Mission Opportunities

DO SOMETHING MobilePack – 4/2/16

It’s time for us to DO SOMETHING, and TOGETHER we can make a BIGGER impact. A community united.

Food Packing Registration is NOW OPEN!!

Help us bring an amazing service project to our community of Whitewater! A unique, life-changing outreach project that is geared for those ages 5 – to – 95.

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 We are partnering with:

Feed My Starving Children
. . .to bring a MobilePack food packaging event to Whitewater in the Spring of 2016.

SAVE THE DATE: April 2, 2016 at the Whitewater High School

 

Our inspiration: Special thanks to – Children’s World Impact – for inspiring us with the song: Do Something by Matthew West

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If not us, then who?

If not now, then when?

It’s not enough to do nothing.

It’s time for us to do something.

 

Our goal is to bring community members together, including: families, churches, youth groups, service clubs and civic groups, university students, and more – all in one place. Together we can make a difference and use the opportunity to learn more about some of the other amazing groups in our own community and surrounding areas.

DSC_0905This is an international service project, but we will also be focusing on the needs of our own local food pantry at the same time. In order to bring this event to our community, we need to commit to paying for and packing at least 100,000 meals. This will not be a problem! In fact, most communities raise more than the minimum amount required. All additional money raised is just icing on the cake = more meals to pack and more volunteers who can help. Believe it or not, we will have to turn down volunteers because there won’t be enough to do. Expect at least three shifts (1.5-2 hours long) of 200+ volunteers each.

There are two parts to this event:
1. fundraising
2. food packing
DSC_0849Before we can pack food, we need your help with the fundraising.

Did you know that it only costs .22 cents to package a nourishing meal for a hungry child? We have decided that we can easily break those 100,000 meals into 22 manageable sponsorship opportunities. For $1000, your group can be a sponsor you can help us bring this event to Whitewater. This is a great fundraising project for your youth group, or for the young people of your group, but people of all ages benefit from the MobilePacking event itself. Ideas: Round that .22 cents up to a quarter and hold a quarter drive, or hold a fundraising dinner and have a free will donation, etc. For more ideas, see our website. Please consider being one of our 22 major sponsors.

"I volunteer to pack food whenever I can. It is also a great thing that my son can help as well. Not many places allow children to volunteer. Thank you so much for being there!"  - Susan, FMSC Volunteer

“I volunteer to pack food whenever I can. It is also a great thing that my son can help as well. Not many places allow children to volunteer. Thank you so much for being there!” – Susan, FMSC Volunteer

It’s time for us to DO SOMETHING, and together we can make a BIGGER impact.

Please contact us SOON if your group would like to be one of the main sponsors.

Email Morgan: WhitewaterMobilePack@gmail.com and provide your group name and a contact person (including best phone number and email so we can send updates). Partial payments toward your donation is appreciated.

Checks made out to:

Feed My Starving Children

Please include “1604-018AU”  in the memo section so that your donation is credited to our MobilePack here in Whitewater. Your group name should also be included somewhere with your donation.

Mail Checks: Do Something MobilePack, Congregational UCC Church, 133 S. Franklin Street, Whitewater, WI 53190

Additional donations appreciated. All groups who donate toward this event will be recognized, no matter the amount of their donation. There are other ways to help, too. We will be posting additional ideas here soon. You will also find photos there to give you a better idea of what this event will look like. Thanks for your consideration!

Sincerely,

Morgan Radaj (UCC church member, Girl Scout Senior, and M.A.D.Monday Mission Club)

Feed My Starving Children – http://www.fmsc.org/

Here are some photos from a similar MobilePack event that we participated in on Oct 4th, 2014 in Delavan, WI.

We have already had a small taste of the great things that can be done together as a community... Pictured are members of youth groups, service clubs and Girl Scouts - working together at a similar event opportunity in Delavan a few weeks ago.

We have already had a small taste of the great things that can be done together as a community… thanks to the efforts of Bridget from “the 19 days” who organized this event in Delavan, WI. Pictured is the crew from Whitewater who went (members of a youth group, service club and Girl Scout troop) – working together on Oct 4th, 2014. We packed individual food portions for: Feed my Starving Children. Special thanks to “the 19 days” for inviting us to help. Not many places allow CHILDREN to volunteer. They had a blast! We hope to bring an event like this to Whitewater, too.

 

Youth Mission – Food Pantry Collection

You are never too young to help others 🙂

CROP Walk – Sunday, October 5th

cropwalkThe walk is Sunday, October 5th starting at Fairhaven.  Registration begins at 12:30pm with the walk beginning at 1pm.  The course is marked so participants can walk 1 to 3 miles.  The walk ends at First English Lutheran Church.  Contact Rick Blucher for more information.

 

 

Whitewater’s CROP Walk Goal – $10000.00 and 130 Walkerscropwalk

Our Church’s CROP Walk Goal – $770.00 and 10 Walkers

 

Join us: Galatians 5:22-23

fruitbackground2How long has it been since you’ve had a checkup to assess your spiritual health?

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

Jesus spent his entire life as a perfect role model for a servant of God–humble, caring, kind, and compassionate; always putting others before himself through love, forgiveness, and servitude. Serving isn’t something that only draws us closer to others, it draws us nearer to God himself and the fruit of the Spirit that God desires us to produce and share.

JOIN US: September 7th, 2014, for an exciting kick-off to the church year.

MEMBERS AND KIDS: Please bring a can or two of fruit. We will be donating it to the food pantry.

Come to know the freedom of a life filled with peace, joy, gentleness, and other positive characteristics. By developing and maintaining an intimate relationship with the Spirit of God, you will be able to nurture and cultivate the fruit of the Spirit in your daily life.

The Bible refers to literal fruit—such as olives, grapes and figs—many times. More frequently the biblical Hebrew and Greek words translated “fruit” have a symbolic sense. All crops are considered “fruit of the earth.” Children are called the “fruit of the womb.” A man’s words are “the fruit of his mouth.”

In ancient and modern times, people have used “fruit” to mean results, products, outcomes, accomplishments and achievements. An employee must be productive to be worthy of his wage. He must work hard, work fast and work smart to get jobs done and done right. In Scripture, “fruit” has similar meanings.

When God’s Spirit is at work in a person, amazing things happen. The person’s whole life blossoms and bears beautiful fruit. Through the Spirit you can experience joy and peace in every circumstance, no matter how difficult or painful.

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