2016-10 Mission News



Jaipurfoot – India
Clear social vision and commitment to help the disabled regain mobility and dignity by fitting high-quality, durable artificial limbs and other aids and appliances — all free of charge.


Canned Fruits and Vegetables



MMDCThe time is getting close to our mission trip to Midwest Mission Distribution Center in January 2017.  We are leaving on Tuesday, January 17 and returning on Saturday, January 21.  We will be working Wednesday through Friday only, as MMDC is now closed on Saturdays.

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required by November 1, 2016 and the balance of $200 is needed by January 1, 2017.  We have rooms reserved for 16 volunteers.  We travel in a caravan with our food supplies, MMDC supplies and bedding.  Bonnie Lund provides games for us to play or you can bring your crafty work with you also.  Yes, we do have lots of laughs!

Please call Mary Gurlea at 715-321-2102 or email Mary at mgurlea@gmail.com to indicate your interest.  All monies will be directed to Mary Gurlea; there is mailbox in the office at the Point location.  Please feel free to contact Mary, Bonnie Lund at bonnielund@charter.net or Vern Walters at
vcwalters265@aol.com with any questions. Looking forward to having all our 16 beds full this year! Thank you!



  • The purpose of the pantry is to act as hands of the community to serve the  Portage County residents in need of supplemental food.Interfaith Food Pantry
  • The pantry serves any resident of Portage County, commonly including unemployed, underemployed, elderly, handicapped, single parent or
    large  households.
  • The pantry provides regular service twice per month, the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 PM.
  • The pantry serves an average of 650 persons (about 160 households) at each pantry or about 1,300 persons (320 households) per  month.
  • Each household receives food in proportion to household size: about 50 to 80 pounds of food per each pantry.
  • Items distributed include meat, potatoes, frozen products, canned and boxed items, fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy items, eggs, bread and  bakery items.



Bishop Jung Requests Flood Recovery Assistance from Wisconsin Churches

Wisconsin was recently hit with torrential rains that caused state-wide flooding, and a State of Emergency was declared in Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Columbia, Crawford, Eau Claire, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties. In Wisconsin we are well aware that recovery from flooding takes time and resources. Bishop Jung requests assistance from local church members in three different ways: first, take a special offering at your worship services and church events in the coming weeks, designated for Wisconsin Disaster Response, Advance #7775; second, assemble flood buckets and deliver them to our Conference Center; and third, pray. “The third request is simple, but powerful and desperately needed,” he said. “Encourage your people to pray. Remember those affected by flooding during your worship time. Join your hearts and voices to your sisters and brothers across the conference so that we might be a faithful witness through intercession and petition. Mighty acts happen when the people of God join together in prayer.” Click here to read a letter from Bishop Jung with more information, and watch for future updates from our Conference Disaster Response Team as we learn more about the lives affected and the property damaged throughout our state.