Cambridge Food Pantry & Resource Center is open for shopping every Monday
evening from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Guests are invited to shop every other
Monday. Donation hours during the month of January are Monday 9 to 1 & 4 to
5 pm, Tuesday 9 to noon and Thursday 8 to 3 pm. Donations may also be
dropped off at Nikolay Middle School Office, during school hours 7:45 am to
3:45 pm, Monday thru Friday. For more information on the food pantry and
resource center, contact Wanda at 423-8142 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Food Pantry will be CLOSED December
22nd to January 2nd. If you know someone in need of resources, please have
them contact the United Way at 2-1-1 or 608-246-4357.
Thank you for caring and sharing this holiday season.
The Cambridge Community Cafe is a monthly FREE meal for everyone who lives,
works and attends school in the Cambridge School District. Please stop by
on Thursday, January 3rd from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., for a home grown, delicious
meal of beef roast, pork roast, potatoes, carrots and desserts. This
month's meal is sponsored by the Cafe Core Volunteers. Free books area
available to all ages, as well as beautiful, live music to enhance the
evening. Bring a friend, tell a neighbor, the more the merrier! For more
information on the Cafe, contact Wanda at 423-8142 or
March 2012 Letter
EKLC Missionary Arden Haug
Click here to read Arden Haug's letter.
April 2012 Letter
Missionaries John & Amy Lindstrom
Click here to read
a letter from the Lindstroms!
John & Amy Lindstrom
Your prayers and financial
partnership bring Good News to the Malei people. The Malei people first heard the Good
News through German Lutheran missionaries in the 1940s. Large numbers responded and Lutheran churches now meet in every Malei
village. The Good News came to them in the Jabem language and since then
Malei people have been waiting to have God's Word in their own language. East Koshkonong Lutheran Church has been partners
with John and Amy Lindstrom since they first went to Papua New Guinea in
1991. John and Amy worked with Malei believers to enable them to translate
God's Word into their own language. While helping Malei people learn to use
their New Testaments, John and Amy have also begun work in two languages
related to Malei and hope to see translations started in additional
languages. John and Amy are currently on home assignment in Minnesota until
they return to Papua New Guinea in June 2012.
Good Samaritan Fund
As people in our congregation and community continue to suffer the impact of
our recent recession, our congregation has a unique opportunity to care for
its neighbors. If you are in need of assistance because of a recent job loss
or other financial struggles, please know that you can apply to the EKLC
Good Samaritan Fund for financial assistance. If you are a family who would
like to help out people who are struggling, but you haven't quite figured
out how, consider making a gift to the Good Samaritan Fund. You will know
that the money is being used to help people buy food and gas, cover housing
expenses, or bring relief from high medical bills and other expenses.
Good Samaritan Fund is currently very low on funds. We invite regular and
substantial gifts to the fund in order to continue to care for our neighbors
ELCA Global Links
Connect to the global church through
Consider directing your Thrivent Choice dollars for East
Koshkonong ministries, or ministries EKLC supports, such as Lutheran World
Relief. To direct your choice dollars call 800-847-4836 or visit www.thrivent.com/thriventchoice/.
Family Focus supports our community in a variety of ways. We welcome
you to join us for any of our outreach
activities. For more information, contact Ann Nottestad at (608)
Upcoming Events and Service
Learn More About Us During
Family Focus will have an informational stand at CAP's Touch-A-Truck
event held at the high school on May 18th from 10 to noon. We will
have treats available for anyone that is interested in learning more
about who we are.
Watch for Us: Cambridge Memorial
Monday, May 27th @ 10:30 a.m., Main St. If you’d like to walk with
us in the parade, join us at the parade line-up at Nikolay Middle
School at 10:00 a.m.
June 6th – Kickoff to Summer Ice
Cream Party Westside Park - 3:15 – 4:30
Family Focus of South-Central Wisconsin, Inc. is sponsoring a Blood
drive at the Amundson Community Center on Friday, June 21; 12-6p.m.
There will be a web sign up for donors and volunteers available at
the http://familyfocuswi.org/ the first week of May.
Keep in Touch
Be sure to “Like” us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all our
activities – Find us on Facebook at FamilyFocusFun.