Announcements, April 28

Vaccination Clinic at MOM: Do you need your vaccine or your vaccine booster/s? or Do you know someone who has not been able to get vaccine or boosters because of lack of insurance or other methods of payment or having difficulty with timing for being seen?There will be 2 Covid vaccine sites at Middleton Outreach Ministry on Monday May 2 and Monday May 16 from 1-3 PM – No appointment needed, no insurance needed – all 3 types of vaccine available and also boosters are available. The clinic will be held in the warehouse behind the MOM office building and there is good signage. The location is 3502 Parmenter St. (behind the Kwik trip on corner of Airport Rd. and Parmenter)

NEW GROUP: Aging Together, 10AM, Friday, May 6, Zoom: Aging is hard – logistically, emotionally, physically. We are exploring gathering a group to meet regularly to share ideas, resources, and most importantly, mutual support. If this sounds interesting or helpful to you, join us on Zoom for an initial conversation about how this group would like to gather – times, topics, frequency of meeting, etc. All 70+ friends and members welcome!  Join with the zoom link in the e-news.

Spring Diaper Drive, May 8 – June 19: Imagine having to choose whether to pay rent, pay utilities, buy food, or buy diapers for your baby or toddler. Nearly 1 in 3 American families struggle to afford enough diapers, which cannot be purchased with food stamps. For several years St. Dunstan’s has done a spring Diaper Drive from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day to help provide diapers to local food pantries. Sizes 4, 5, and 6 are always especially in demand! Volunteer diaper shoppers in the parish buy and deliver diapers to organizations who can get them out into the community, such as Middleton Outreach Ministry, the Allied Drive Pantry, Karen’s Essential Center, Healing House, and others. This year’s Diaper Drive will run from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day. Please write a check to St. Dunstan’s with “Diapers” in the memo line, or make a gift through our donation website at this link: . Thank you for your support! New volunteers to help with shopping and/or delivery are also welcome – contact Mary Rowe .

Spring Grounds Work Day, Sunday, May 15, 11:30 – 1PM: Come help tend St. Dunstan’s grounds! Most work is outdoors, though we have some potential indoor tasks too. Please wear a mask when indoors, and outdoors when close to people from other households. We will have a task list to direct folks to things that need doing. There are tasks for people of all ages and abilities. We’ll also be starting to line up volunteers who’d like to tend particular garden beds now and then, over the summer. We plan to offer some hearty snacks, and end with a treat at 1PM. If you’d enjoy helping out on the grounds sometime but can’t make it that day, contact Krissy Mayer , Adam McCluskey or Rev. Miranda know and we’ll loop you in on other plans!

Funeral for Sue Lloyd, Saturday, June 11, 1PM: The funeral for Sue Lloyd will be held on Saturday, June 11, at St. Dunstan’s. All friends of Sue are invited to attend. A light reception will follow; contact Connie Ott to contribute to the reception or help with setup or cleanup.

Seeking Adult Helpers for High School Youth Trip! 
We are planning a mission trip for our high school youth group this summer, from Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31. We’re really excited to finally be planning a trip for these kids. And we’re looking for 2 – 3 more adults to join our team!

  • We’ll be doing service work (TBD) during the days, with fellowship and reflection time in the mornings and evenings.
  • Adults should be available for the full four days (with the possible exception of someone doing meal prep, which could be helpful for one or two days at a time).
  • If coming on the trip would represent a financial burden for you (losing paid work time; child or pet care; etc.) we can provide compensation. Let’s talk!
  • We’ll probably travel (by car) to somewhere within a 3 – 4 hour radius of Madison. You should be able to provide your own vehicle, and ideally be willing to drive kids around.
  • We are required to do a background check for all adult volunteers (at the church’s expense).
  • Covid rates will likely rise and fall in unpredictable ways in the coming months. As we begin planning sites and activities, and recruiting our team, we will be trying to plan the trip to be as “Covid-proof” as possible, with mitigations and alternatives built into the plan.
  • No previous experience with the youth group or youth ministry is required; just an enthusiasm for getting to know these young people and being part of a team doing good in the world and deepening our fellowship and faith together.

This is an opportunity to work, play, learn, and grow with a pretty neat group of youth! To learn more, talk with Rev. Miranda.