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Making Service Personal Special points of interest:  2011 MadCAAP High School Mission Trip  Benefit Reception  Silver Cord Recipients & Scholarship  Spring Service Day

VOLUME 1, ISSUE 4

SUMMER 2011

6:8 (inspired by Micah 6:8, Isaiah 6:8, Mark 6:8, & 1 Tim 6:8) is a not-for-profit organization, “Transforming communities by making service personal.” Here are some highlights of our activities. Find out more at www.MakingServicePersonal.org. Let us know if and how you would like to join us!

What do you get when you add 80 pizzas in 3 days, 260 gallons of water/Gatorade at the work site, 1,855 hours of labor on a house, 39 hours on a bus, 99 degrees, and 53 people seeking to serve?

MadCAAP HS Mission Trip 2011

 Sauk Prairie Kids Against Hunger Recap

Words cannot describe the experience in Mississippi. We built a house

 Ways to get involved (including service opportunities for the SP Food Pantry)  Movie night recap  Cow Chip and other Fundraisers  Community Garden  Called & Gifted Program

Contact us www.MakingService Personal.org

Email: MakingServicePersonal @gmail.com 485 Prairie St. Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 (608) 658-4700

(well, got a REALLY good start on it) for

Tony Bennett and his family… we sweated together, ate together, and bonded over ways we saw God each day. We worked, played, prayed, cried, shared, and laughed. we went to Canton, Mississippi to serve MadCAAP, Tony, and his family; we received so much more. 677 meals donated for us to eat, 1,432 snacks, a High School to sleep, shower, and relax in, and most of all relationships with other trip members, God, Scottie our bus driver, with Tony, Angela, LaTony, LaKim, LaVere, Marquis, Brianna, and Angel (the new homeowners), and Karen, Jon, and all of the MadCAAP volunteers. Our theme was “Be the Change” and we made a huge change in the Bennett family’s life, but more so we were changed ourselves. We are grateful for the chance to be a part of something as powerful as this trip and look forward to going back next year. - MT 2011 Participant

Benefit Reception A Success

Thank you 2011 Business Sponsors!

What do you get when you add 23 business sponsors, Mega Sponsors ($500 and up) 481 shareholders, 1,407 shares, and 1,600 brats? A $35,537 donation to pay for the Bennett’s house!!!

Staff: John Ramthun jramthun@gmail.com

Sarah Ramthun scramthun@gmail.com

On Tuesday, June 28th nearly 300 people gathered to celebrate what you, the donors, and the 53 participants did through Mission Trip 2011. Stories, desserts, and pictures were shared. We invite you to watch the slideshow and see pictures on the 6:8 website. May God bless you for your generosity!

MakingServicePersonal.org

See the 6:8 website for ALL 23 business sponsors.


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Upcoming Dates July 23 - Fundraiser Brat Stand at Ace (Breakfast 5:30 - 6:30am & lunch 10-2)

July 30 - HS Mission Trip Reunion Campfire Aug 12 - 9am - “Summer Cleaning” of Sauk Prairie Food Pantry Aug 13 - 10am - Nonperishables collection for Sauk Prairie Food Pantry Sept 2-3 - Sub Sandwich Food Booth at Cow Chip

15 Seniors graduated with the Silver Cord in 2011. They served in the Special Ed room, with Special Olympics, on Mission Trips, with Vacation Bible Schools, and more - in the Sauk Prairie community and abroad. Together they logged over 705 hours of service in one year!

scholarship is donated to SMILES, the charity Andria chose.

Spring Service Day 35 volunteers (youth and adults) tackled 22 sites during the 2011 Spring Service Day. Volunteers washed windows, raked lawns, planted grass, trimmed bushes, and did other outside spring jobs for people in the Sauk Prairie Community. After serving in the community, volunteers gathered for lunch, fun, and discussion. 6:8 was excited to team up with local churches for this event.

To all who came to, donated, and helped make the Silver Cord

To Save A Live Movie Night a HUGE success!!! Over $1,000 was raised for the Silver Cord Scholarship & Program and many people enjoyed a GREAT movie!!!

6 Middle Schoolers and 3 adults from 6:8 join the Madison Love Begins Here Mission Trip July 5-8. They serve in Baraboo, WI. Watch for stories and pictures in the Fall Newsletter.

to Andria Loether who CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! received the 2011 Silver Cord Sarah Borkowski (not pictured), $500 Scholarship. $100 of the David Breunig, Emily Brickl, Emily

Chrisler, Josh Hicks, Kelsey Kohlbeck, Elizabeth Kraemer, Students in high school are Those who average 40 Andria Loether, Sarah Luher, encouraged to sign up for hours over each of their 4 Molly McGuine, Lilah Myhre, the Silver Cord Program as years will receive their Renee Recob, Kaitlyn Rilling, early as freshmen year. Silver Cord for graduation. Shelby Schiffman, and Stella Silver Cord Forms and info can be found at the HS office or: Taylor received their Silver Cords on May 27 and proudly wore them www.MakingServicePersonal.org/silver-cord-program at graduation on June 3, 2011.

Thank You

Middle School Mission Trip

CONGRATULATIONS

Sauk Prairie Kids Against Hunger During the 2010-2011 school year:

 127 full bags of food were given to over 50 different families  35 different people volunteered: packaging the Kids Against Hunger food in Janesville, sorting the food into the bags for the families, and delivering the bags to the different schools

 $300 in gift cards were given to supplement the meals of various families at Christmas  52 different people/families/groups donated over $3,500 to sponsor families

Interested in helping with this program? Contact Sarah

(scramthun@gmail.com / (608) 658-4719)

To Sponsor a family for 3 breaks for the 2011-2012 school year, send $75 to 6:8 ($25 each for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Breaks) (485 Prairie St.; Pr du Sac, WI 53578) or donate online safely and securely on our website.

www.Making ServicePersonal.org

6:8

485 Prairie St.

Prairie du Sac, WI 53578


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Get Involved

Food Pantry “Summer Cleaning” Join us Friday, August 12 to give the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry a thorough cleaning and reorganizing. Meet there (1906 North Street, lower level, PDS) at 9am. We’ll work until noon when we will have a clean, restocked and organized food pantry.

Collect food for SP Food Pantry The Sauk Prairie Food Pantry currently serves between 100-140 families a month. They are in need of donations to continue to feed these families. On Saturday, August 13 we will meet at 6:8 at 10am to go door to door asking for nonperishable items. We will have a hot dog lunch at 6:8 at noon then go to the Food Pantry to weigh the donations and put them out on the shelves.

Cow Chip Food Booth 6:8 will be selling sub sandwiches, chips, and cookies at the Cow Chip festival Sept. 2 & 3rd to raise money to support the many programs 6:8 offers. Set up begins at 2pm on Friday and 2 hour shifts go until 10:30pm. Saturday shifts go from 7am - 11pm. We are looking for shift leaders, workers, prep help, runners, and people to bake cookies ahead of time. If you are interested in helping, please contact Cathy at clins@tds.net or 469-3980.

2012 Community Garden

6:8 is grateful for your help to raise We are in the beginning stages of working with money to supplement other groups to create community gardens in the many generous Sauk Prairie next summer. If you are interested donations of people in helping with this project, please contact Sarah like you.

at scramthun@gmail.com or 658-4719.

Would you like to get involved in helping lead any of our programs or fundraisers? Do you have gifts and talents or resources you would like to share? We would love to talk with you more about how you can be involved in 6:8. Fill out and return this form, email, or call, and we will be in touch.

6:8 Brat Stand at ACE Bake muffins or coffee cake for breakfast or brownies, cookies, etc. for lunch, help work a shift between 9 and 3, or simply come and buy breakfast from 5:30-6:30am (during fishing tournament registration) or brats from 102. If interested, contact Tom Brennan at 643-4488 or tbrennan@middletonbank.com.

UW Concessions 6:8 runs concessions at the Kohl Center for 7 Hockey Games this fall and winter. If you want to volunteer, contact John at 658-4700 or jramthun@gmail.com

Financial & Volunteer Support

6:8 relies on the generous financial and volunteer support of wonderful people like you, who desire to make a difference in the lives of others. Please consider 6:8 as part of your charitable giving. Cut out this portion of the newsletter and mail it to us, email, or call, if you are interested in supporting 6:8.

Thank you SO much for helping make 6:8 possible!!!

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I would like to make a contribution of: $________. (circle) one time - monthly - other like my contribution I would like to be a part of prayer /spiritual support for 6:8 and those involved to be earmarked for: I would like to volunteer with / for 6:8. (A Staff or Board Member will contact you) __________________

Name: __________________________________________ Phone:____________________ Email: __________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _______________________________

**Please make checks payable to 6:8.

Return to: 6:8 - 485 Prairie St. - Prairie du Sac, WI 53578

6:8 is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Or email: MakingServicePersonal@gmail.com

Check out 6:8 at www.MakingServicePersonal.org


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Contact us: (608) 658-4700 MakingServicePersonal@gmail.com www.MakingServicePersonal.org Silent Auction had many bidders

To Save A Life Movie Night Sponsored by the ‘Halleluiah Guys’ to benefit the Silver Cord Scholarship & Program

Thanks to generous businesses and individuals, we received MANY donations for the Silent Auction.

From John & Sarah

God has blessed us with SO many gifts!!! I can play the violin and organize groups around a task, John inspires people as he talks and makes amazing slideshows, and numerous people have already come forward to help with 6:8 by volunteering, donating, organizing events, and so much more. We are in awe of the ways God has blessed us and so many of you.

Are you interested in knowing how God has gifted you and the ways God wants to use you? We experienced the Catherine

of Siena Called & Gifted Program and hope to share it with you this fall. This program helps Christians discern the presence of charisms, or gifts, in their life. We have found the process to be extremely helpful in our own lives and hope it can be the same for you. Watch for more info in the coming months. We are praying for you!!! God bless,

John & Sarah

Wish list:  Coordinators

for Special Event Fundraisers  UW Concessions  Brat Stands

 A person or business with access to B&W or color copier to print newsletters, forms, flyers etc.  Postage Stamps -

“Forever Stamps”  People to help work the Cow Chip Booth Sept 2-3  120 2-pocket folders for Mission Trip 2012  Hot dogs, buns, and chips for lunch on Aug 13  Monthly Donors 

Printer Ink (compatible with)  

Epson Artisan 700 Black & colored


6:8 Summer 2011 Newsletter