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 are Monday 9 am to 1 pm & 4 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday 9
am – 12 pm and Thursday 9:00 am to 3 pm. Food Pantry is located at 211 South
Street in the Nikolay Middle School.
Food Pantry Garden is doing well and has been producing tomatoes, broccoli,
cauliflower, green beans, cucumbers, zucchini, carrots and kohlrabi. The
Food Pantry will take extra vegetables or fruit individuals have as long as
they are fresh.
Needs at Cambridege
Currently the Food Pantry can use Canned Ravioli, Canned Spaghetti O’s with
Meatballs, Hamburger Helper, Ramen Noodles, Tuna, Cream of Mushroom Soup,
Hearty Progressive Soups, Toilet Paper, Diapers size 4 and 5, Shampoo THANK
Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Monday evenings---need adult volunteers to aid clients who come in to shop
at Cam-bridge Food Pantry from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.---go on CAP website---
WWW.cambridgecap.net and click on Get Involved and then click on
volunteerism and go down and click on Food Pantry July-August Sign up.
Cambridge Food Pantry Garden
Tasks throughout the year include planting, watering, weeding, harvesting,
weighing of vegetables, along with general maintenance and cleanup of crops.
All produce harvested at garden is donated to the Cambridge Food Pantry so
clients can have fresh produce. As the garden grows we need more volunteers!
High school students may earn Silver Cord Hours for their time working in
the garden. Families and individuals can sign up for specific days or whole
weeks throughout the summer and fall. If you would like to help in garden
and would like more information or a tour of the garden---please call Nancy
at 423-8142. The garden is located 1 ½ miles south of Cambridge on Oakland
Road off of Highway B. To sign up go to CAP website
click Get Involved and then click volunteerism.
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/.
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
Missionaries John & Amy Lindstrom
See the article by John and
Amy Lindstrom on page 10 of the June 2014 newsletter.
John & Amy Lindstrom
February 2015 Newsletter
"There has never been much interest among Kapin young people in
their Bible translation. A few years ago we tried to find someone to
help Pastor Roy with entering his work into the computer. For months
we were told that none of the young people were interested in
helping unless they were well paid for their work. Finally we found
Wilson, a single 24 year old man who wanted to help and wasn’t
concerned about getting paid a lot to do it."
Click here to
read the complete article and see some great pictures!
Family Focus May 2015 Newsletter
Welcome spring! Family focus is having a couple of events to
celebrate spring. Come visit us at CAP touch a truck where we will
have a booth. We will have another drawing to win tickets to
Schusters play farm in the fall. In addition, there will be coupons
for people to go down to Bella's the new floral shop in Cambridge
and make a floral arrangement for someone special (maybe a mom, hint
On Sunday May 3rd we hope to offer a Make
a Gift Event from 1-3 pm hosted by family focus. This will be a low
cost project for kids and adults that can be made and given to
someone special. An flyer will be sent for this event as more
details become available.
Family focus is planning service projects
for our group. Currently we have two projects in the works. First
are planning to help out the School gardens during the summer
months. If you love watching a garden grow, pulling weeds and in
general have a green thumb we would love your help.
Our second service project will be helping
the library move into their new space. We do not know how we will
be needed, but we know it will be a wonderful experience.
Family focus is looking for more service
projects that we can complete as a family with our children helping.
If you have a project, a garden or yard to tend, a school room to
clean something that needs a messy paint job, maybe we can lend a
Come walk with us in the Memorial Day
Parade. It is always fun for the kids! A flyer will be sent for
this event as more details become available.
To end we would like to invite you to an
ice cream social on the last day of school June 5th from 3:15 pm to
4:30 pm. At the west side park. It is a great time to talk with
parents and friends before summer gets out and the kids always have
plenty of energy. We will be sending out a reminder for this event.
If you are interested in more info for any
of our events, Family Focus of Southern Wisconsin can be contacted
in several ways. Phone 608-561-1301. Facebook: Family Focus of
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)
575-4569 or go to our
We Invite You to Get Involved
We as a group, want to be good stewards of God and our community by
using our time, talents, and treasures to make a difference in
people's lives. If you are feeling called to get more involved, we
welcome you to any of our events or planning meetings. For the
latest updates from our group, visit us at
www.FamilyFocusWI.org or “like” us on Facebook at FamilyFocusFun.
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activities – Find us on Facebook at FamilyFocusFun.