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God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday

A Day of Service as our Worship


“God’s work. Our Hands.” Sunday is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.

The idea for “God’s work, Our Hands.” Sunday is this: ELCA members are called to put their faith into action by engaging in service activities in their neighborhood, surrounding community or designated area. While service opportunities are endless, ELCA members and congregations are invited to identify service projects that make sense for their local context and the congregation’s service capacity. In other words, the idea is to deepen a congregation’s and/or member’s experience in their community and offer some way for congregations to play a critical part in addressing community needs. 

New Heights participates in this Sunday annually on the last Sunday of September.

Contact: Francine Rask (608)212-5100 / francine@newheightslc.org


Outreach to Heartland Village

Volunteers from New Heights assist the Heartland Village Activities Director with various activities that may include reading to the residents, visiting with the residents, spending time outside, or working side by side caring for the gardens. Volunteers participate in orientation and training.


Contacts:       Janean Hill (608)795-2951 / janean.hill@gmail.com           

                     Ruth Jacobson (608) 212-0082 / ruth@thismuch.net


Chemo-caps (knit, crocheted, or sewn) are donated to the American Cancer Society for those who experience hair loss as a result of chemotherapy.   Simple directions are available.

Contact: Nancy Stoller (608)795-2243 / nstoller@charter.net

Christians In Action Food Pantry

This food pantry is located in the Community Center in Mazomanie serving those in need of food in the Wisconsin Heights School district.  It is open the last Saturday of each month.  New Heights is one of the sponsoring congregations.  The pantry is totally funded by donations from faith communities, individuals, service organizations, and businesses.

Contact: Francine Rask (608) 212-5100 / francine@newheightslc.org  

Community Giving Tree

New Height Lutheran Church graciously cooperates with the Wisconsin Heights Community Giving Tree Team during the month of December each year.  Tags are available on the Giving Tree for gift purchases several weeks prior to the Giving Tree Day. Volunteers from New Heights set up and assist as well as provide gifts for the families.

Contact: Dianne Roelke (608)332-8757 / ddoer@centurytel.net


Community clothes closet

The Community Clothes Closet (CCC) is a free clothing cooperative service located in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin operated by 15 area Christian communities caring for those with clothing and bedding needs in Western Dane and Eastern Iowa Counties.  CCC also provides emergency needs to families who suffer losses from house fires, floods, etc. CCC is totally funded by donations from faith communities, individuals, service organizations, and businesses. 

Donations of gently used clothing are accepted.  Volunteers are needed for sorting clothing, staffing the closet, cleaning the closet, and helping at fundraising activities.

Contacts: Janna Hansen (608) 206-7523 / banana1janna@gmail          Francine Rask (608) 212-5100 / francine@newheightslc.org