The Spirit forms the church’s faith through worship, study, service and fellowship—the mutual consolation of the baptized people of God. Luther Memorial offers a variety of outreach opportunities for people of all ages. Some of the ministries we offer include:
We welcome participation by lay leaders and members of the congregation during Sunday services. Volunteers are needed in worship, as well as sound operators, coffee hour hosts and ushers.
Sunday School teachers
Our Sunday School is in need of teachers and assistants for children age 3 through 6th grade.
Home communion deacons
Volunteers are needed to provide communion to members at home who cannot attend services. Instruction is provided.
If you are free for a few hours during the day, our office staff welcomes your assistance with a variety of tasks in support of church ministries and activities.
The group welcomes new quilters of any skill level. They meet the third Tuesday each month, 10 am–1 pm. Donations of fabric, including cotton or flannel sheets (not knit), and washable yarn are also needed.
Mission trips (June)
Luther Memorial annually sends a group of high school youth, college students and adults to rural Appalachia for a summer mission trip through the Appalachian Service Project.
Christmas Gifts for Transitional Families (December)
For many years, we have participated in a program of the Madison Metropolitan School District to provide Christmas gifts to families that are currently or have recently been homeless. Luther Memorial members buy, wrap, sort and deliver gifts to more than 90 children and adults.
The Road Home
We are a host site for The Road Home of Dane County. Four weeks per year, Luther Memorial houses several homeless families in Sunday School classrooms. Volunteers from Luther Memorial and our partner churches, Geneva and Christian Science, donate food for meals and volunteer to set up and clean up the classrooms, cook meals, play with children, do laundry and stay overnight as hosts. Check the calendar online and the sign-up board in the narthex for upcoming service opportunities.
Meals that Heal
Meals that Heal coordinates volunteers to cook and deliver meals to LM members who have recently had a baby, returned home from the hospital, are bereaved or who are experiencing other challenges. To volunteer or to request a meal, contact Janice Ferguson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 283-9227.
LM member-supported projects
Luther Memorial members are involved with and volunteer on a number of area outreach projects. Some of them include: CROP Walk, Dane County jail ministry, Farming Hope in Guatemala, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, and Savory Sunday.