As you fill your own cart, please consider grabbing a few extra supplies. Bring them to Burke, place the goods in the basket marked "Food Pantry" in the Narthex. Cash donations are also welcomed.
During October we will be collecting toiletries. This includes shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, hair brushes/combs, toilet paper, baby diapers, feminine products and Depends.
The Reach Board would like to thank the volunteers that made the Burke Lutheran garden a success in 2016. Zucchini, yellow beans, green beans, pole beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, butternut squash, peppers, jalapeno peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, radishes and onions were planted. Last year, approximately 1250 pounds of produce was donated to area food pantries. We hope to have another bumper crop in 2017.
Burke made 110 quilts to send to Lutheran World Relief. Ninety additional quilts were made and given to River Food Pantry, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army and the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe. In addition quilts were given to High School graduates and for baptisms. Our quilters meet every Wednesday morning from 9:00 til noon.
The Dane County Road Home program serves homeless families with children in collaboration with local faith communities and organizations. They are committed to the empowerment and long-term success of children and families, to serving each family with dignity and respect, and to achieving results in helping families improve their lives. They welcome the entire community, in all its diversity, to participate in the pursuit of safe, affordable housing for all.
Contact Deb Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 516-7883; or contact Diane Moore at 318-0717 for more information.
Habitat for Humanity
During Lent, our parishioners donated over 1500 pounds of food to help the River Food Pantry!
We actively participate in Stewardship projects through Lutheran World Relief. Quilts, School Kits, Baby Care Kits and Personal Care Kits are assembled each year.
In 2017 we sent to Lutheran World Relief:
70 School Kits
55 Baby Care Kits
52 Personal Care Kits
We are a host church for Dane county and volunteer and support several build days each year.
Burke Lutheran Church
The Sunday School children are working hard to earn money for the ELCA World Hunger campaign, God's Global Barnyard. All money earned will help buy animals for people in impoverished countries.
An animal can make a wold of difference for a family in need. Animals provide food to eat, fertilizer to grow crops and offspring to sell on the market. With one gift, you can help a family escape the cycle of hunger and poverty for good!
Burke Lutheran Church Women - the BLCW - were featured in the Sun Prairie Star. Read the full article here.
On the 3rd Friday of each month 10 volunteers from Burke are needed to help with food distribution. If you can help, sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. You need to arrive by 5pm and are usually finished about 8pm.
Members of the congregation have been knitting or crocheting prayer shawls for distribution at area hospitals.. With our proximity to the University of Wisconsin Orthopedic Hospital they have become a recipient of many of these
If you're interested in participating in this ministry we have patterns available. Completed shawls can be left with Pastor Rob for distribution.