Madison church buildings, volunteers maintain March pancake breakfasts to assist native charities – Information-Herald

Jim Davis makes pancakes for the Madison Christian Ministers Affiliation Neighborhood Profit Program’s March 18 pancake breakfast. Davis was a part of a gaggle of volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison Township. (Bryson Durst — The Information-Herald).

Madison church volunteers and neighborhood members are gathering this month to assist 4 space charities whereas having fun with pancakes and sausage, with the ultimate breakfast set for March 25.

The pancake breakfasts have been organized by the Madison Christian Ministers Affiliation Neighborhood Profit Program, famous program chairman Dick Turkenburg. The fundraisers have been held each Saturday in March from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Central Congregational Church, 71 Park St. in Madison Village, to boost funds for Forbes Home, Venture Hope for the Homeless, the Salvation Military Utility Help program and the Madison Christmas basket program.

Volunteers from Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison Township served the March 18 breakfast.

“It’s a great alternative for the church buildings to have one thing for the neighborhood I believe,” stated Jim Davis, who ready pancakes on the griddle. “We’d wish to see extra folks, however I believe it’s a service to the neighborhood.”

Attendees sat round a number of of the breakfast tables early within the morning, together with company from Trinity Lutheran.

“We’re right here to assist the charities,” stated Betts Brahler, including, “That is the primary 12 months. We’re hoping that by subsequent 12 months, extra folks might be coming, will know that it’s right here.”

Visitors get pleasure from a meal on the Madison Christian Ministers Affiliation Neighborhood Profit Program’s March 18 pancake breakfast. The affiliation is internet hosting the breakfasts at Central Congregational Church in Madison Village each Saturday in March from 8 a.m. till 1 p.m. (Bryson Durst — The Information-Herald).

“You don’t have to attend in line,” added Joyce Marshall.

Turkenburg famous that he began the Neighborhood Profit Program to assist Kentucky residents affected by a lethal December 2021 twister.

“What they wanted was constructing supplies, and it didn’t make sense to ship that down from right here,” he stated. “So, what we did is we began amassing cash.”

Turkenburg famous that this system raised $19,000 at two spring 2022 spaghetti dinners. It despatched the aid cash to the Salvation Military.

Since then, he famous that the group has “refocused” to assist the 4 native charities.

Based on supplies offered by Turkenburg, Forbes Home serves as a home violence shelter in Lake County, whereas Venture Hope for the Homeless offers the county with “a faith-based short-term emergency shelter.” The Salvation Military Utility Help Program helps residents who can’t pay gasoline or electrical payments.

Madison Christian Ministers Affiliation Neighborhood Profit Program Chairman Dick Turkenburg sells Easter sweet and welcomes attendees to this system’s March 18 pancake breakfast. (Bryson Durst — The Information-Herald).

As for the Christmas basket program, he famous that volunteers beforehand collected and distributed baskets of meals. Because the begin of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have distributed present playing cards to native grocery shops as a substitute.

Based on Turkenburg, 48 folks attended on March 4 whereas 50 got here to the March 11 breakfast, which was staffed by volunteers from the Kiwanis Membership and Key Membership. About 46 folks had come to the March 18 breakfast as of 11:30 a.m.

He famous that leaders from the profit program will possible volunteer on the March 25 breakfast.

Whereas the Neighborhood Profit Program has not selected its subsequent fundraiser, Turkenburg stated that the group intends to host extra pancake breakfast occasions subsequent 12 months. It additionally plans to arrange different profit occasions.

“There’s numerous concepts on the market, however we haven’t settled on any specific factor but,” he stated.

Based on Turkenburg, the Neighborhood Profit Program operates below the MCMA “for tax functions and authorized functions.” The MCMA consists of Trinity Lutheran, Central Congregational, Park United Methodist Church, Chapel United Methodist Church, Immaculate Conception Church and St. Anne In-The-Fields Anglican Church.

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