Faith in Action

Chili Cook-off Raised $632!

         The Chili Cook-off was a great success again! The total for the event was $632 going to our missionary Kirsten Fryer in Cairo Egypt. There were 11 Chili makers and others that donated juice, milk, desserts, and others that help set up and clean up! Winners were Bill & Laura Weber 1st place, Jim Hardin 2nd place, Carol and Nelson Wendricks 3rd place and Troy Freemyer 4th place! The kids favorites were the Jenna Mood’s, Troy Freemyer’s and the Harvey family’s Chili!

A big ‘Thank You’ goes out to the Chili makers: Gary Gausmann, the Snoreks, the Haefers, Jenna Mood, the Harvey’s, the Vikens, Pastor Beth, The Webers, James Hardin, Troy Freemyer, and the Wendricks. Beverage donations: Betsy Nemec, Karen Poley, the Harvey’s and Carol Wendricks! Desserts donations: Carol Duffy, Margie Moore, Elaine Haefer & Diana Tonn! Also many thanks to the Harveys, the Snoreks, Elaine Haefer, the Wendricks, Linda Marks, the Vikens, Gary Gausmann, and Diana Tonn for the set up and clean up! It was a great day for young & old!


Mission: To extend the Good News by personal witness, service, and benevolence in the community and the world.

This group is responsible for the following: 

  • Adopt-a-Highway cleanup (our section is located on Cottage Grove Road from the corner of Vilas Hope Road to the BP/McDonald’s in Cottage Grove).
  • Planning and organizing meals for Shared Table in McFarland.
  • Mountain of Food (monetary donations) supporting local food pantries.
  • Annual Chili Cook off to raise funds for ELCA Mission workers and Dane County Jail Ministry.
  • America’s Best gift card sale with proceeds benefiting various outreach projects. Past donations have been sent to Project Home and Badger Honor Flight.