Community Ministries

July 3, 2011

THE DEACON FUND: A source of money for crucial, provides and immediate needs of any of our Arbor members or friends. Examples might be gas, groceries or rent assistance./ Offering is collected after church in the narthex following worship on the first Sunday of the month.

GOOD NEIGHBORS PERSONAL ESSENTIAL PANTRY: Four churches participate cooperatively to staff and provide personal and household hygiene products free of charge to those in need particularly in our neighborhood. It is open every Friday in the Fellowship Room of Arbor Covenant, a safe and welcoming place.

LUKE HOUSE: Arbor is part of the Community Meals Program at Luke House and provides and serves a monthly meal to those who are homeless and/or in need of a hot, homemade meal.

THE RANDY and JEANNETTE LEVIN CAMPING FUND: This fund assures that any Arbor Covenant or neighborhood child who wants to attend Covenant Point or Covenant Harbor camps can do so. Donations can be placed in the offering plate –
clearly labeled for the Levin Camping Fund.

GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK: This organization is committed to establishing a sustainable platform for addressing the needs of at-risk communities in Thailand. Several Arbor members are on the board of GDN.

MADISON URBAN MINISTRY (MUM): As an interfaith organization, MUM seeks to live out the call across faith traditions to care for our brothers and sisters, to welcome the stranger, and to work for justice

BREAD FOR THE WORLD: Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s leaders to end hunger at home and abroad.

PORCHLIGHT: The largest provider of housing for those in need in Madison.

COVENANT WORLD RELIEF: Through disaster relief and community development, Covenant World Relief partners in the transformation of individuals families, and communities.

MERGE MINISTRIES: Arbor has partnered with MERGE in planning and carrying out Mission Trips to Mexico and Guatemala for our high school students and in supporting MERGE camping experiences.