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.
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 (taking a few breaks during the Summer months).
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!
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 2016 we sent to Lutheran World Relief
50 School Kits
50 Baby Care Kits
51 Personal Care Kits
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.
We are a host church for Dane county and volunteer and support several build days each year.
Habitat for Humanity
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 also welcomed.
During June we will be collecting healthy snacks. This includes raisins, cheese and cracker packs, fruit cups, granola bars (no peanutsplease) and pretzels. Please bring food pantry items and leave in the narthex.
During Lent, our parishioners donated over 1500 pounds of food to help the River Food Pantry!
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.
Burke Lutheran Church