Non-Crossing Events and Opportunities

Internship with Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice unites progressive people of faith toward creating a state whose people and government address the real needs and raise the dignity of the hungry and poor; care for and heal the sick; and truly listen to the voices of all citizens. Drawing from the wisdom of our faith traditions, we accomplish this through educating our members and the broader community, and advocating with our legislators to advance the common good.

Our primary areas of concern include health care reform, and repairing the social safety net, particularly concerning issues of hunger and food insecurity, housing and homelessness. One of our initiatives is the Dignity at Work Coalition, a coalition of faith groups, advocacy organizations, direct service organizations, and labor.  The Dignity at Work Coalition works to build bridges and create new partnerships to advance issues related to sustainable work that sustains families. The Coalition’s issues include a living wage, sustainable hours, paid sick leave, paid family leave, affordable, quality child-care, access to public transportation, an end to gender and racial discrimination in hiring and employment practices, and a voice at work.

We are seeking an intern for the fall semester of 2017, with a possibility of extending into the spring semester. We are offering an honorarium of $500 for the fall, and an additional $500 if extended. The intern is responsible for arranging for academic credit, if desired, for the internship and for satisfying all academic requirements for the internship. For a complete job description contact Rabbi Margulis (see below)

To apply:  Send resume, cover letter and three references by August 30 for a fall internship, to Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, rabbibonnie@charter.net . If you have any questions, please email Rabbi Margulis or phone her at 608-827-9482.

Conscious Communication Practice Group for Beginners
at Friends’ House

Location: Friends’ House, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison.
Date: 4-week Introductory Program; Wednesdays, Sept 20th, 27th, Oct 4th and 11th, 2017. Followed by 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month starting Oct 25th.
Time: 7-8:30pm.
More information here.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Youth in Dane County!

AmeriCorps Member Positions Available in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Partners for After School Success (PASS) is seeking full and half-time AmeriCorps members for the 2017-18  term of service beginning September 5!

PASS is an AmeriCorps program serving middle and high school youth with the goal of promoting academic achievement. Members provide 1:1 literacy tutoring, engage youth in community service projects, and facilitate enrichment programming during after school hours to build social-emotional learning skills. Full-time members serve 35 hours a week and half-time members serve 20 hours a week at school or community center host sites located in Madison and surrounding communities.

PASS offers an exciting professional development experience! Members receive over 100 hours of training on youth work, literacy tutoring and the social issues impacting the lives of young people today. PASS provides on-site supervision and weekly opportunities to interact with fellow Corps members. PASS AmeriCorps is an opportunity to explore career interests in youth related fields and build your resume while impacting the community and making a difference in the lives of youth!

Employers are taking notice of AmeriCorps with many joining the Employers of National Service initiative—a concerted effort to connect AmeriCorps alumni to employers who understand the value alumni bring to their organization. Check it out!

http://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/employers-national-service

Full-time members receive $14,000 paid as a bi-weekly living allowance of $538 (pre-tax); health, dental & vision insurance; childcare support; and $5815 to put toward education expenses upon successful completion of the term. Half time members receive $7420 paid as a bi-weekly living allowance of $285.38 (pre-tax) and a $2907.50 education award upon successful completion. Extensive training and service gear is provided to everyone.

PASS AmeriCorps is a national service program requiring a one year commitment.  Full-time members serve 1700 hours and half-time members serve 900 hours between September 5, 2017 and August 31, 2018. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a high school diploma or GED, pass a criminal background check and commit to one year of service. Previous youth work experience paid or volunteer is a plus, but not required. PASS provides extensive training to prepare members for a year of serving youth!

For more information and to access an application, please visit www.PASSAMERICORPS.org An informational call will be scheduled upon receipt of the application.

 

Sunday Morning Nursery Care position  The Madison Christian Community, an open and affirming ecumenical community of two churches, is looking to hire a nursery supervisor for approximately 3 hours every Sunday morning. You will work with volunteers from the congregation.This is a $15 an hour job. For more information about our church, please go to our website at www. madisonchristiancommunity.org and please call 836 1455 to be sent the complete job description.

 

American Baptist
Global Mission Opportunities

Summer US opportunities

Christian Youth Activities Director
Lake Mills United Methodist Church
10-20 hours per week.  Work every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning to coordinate and lead youth activities for all school age groups.  Time will be allotted weekly to plan and organize the activities and can be done on the director’s schedule. Candidates should possess a high level of energy and the ability to relate well to the youth of the church. Must have a high school diploma.  Please email a cover letter of interest and resume to office@lakemillsumc.org.

Summer Camp Positions
Wisconsin United Methodist Camps are seeking college students and graduating high school seniors who are looking for a summer opportunity for ministry, service, and fun. Counselor and program support positions are available at Pine Lake and Lake Lucerne, with no previous camping experience required. The summer season for staff is from May 29 to August 12, 2017.
More information, full job descriptions, and online application are available

 

MADISON INSTITUTES FOR THE HEALING OF RACISM INC
COMBATTING RACISM WITH KNOWLEDGE, LOVE, COMPASSION, FEARLESSNESS, FORGIVENESS, ACTION AND INTERVENTION

The mission of this series is to raise consciousness about the history and pathology of racism and help heal racism in individuals, communities, and institutions in Madison. In this series, we work cooperatively to educate ourselves about the disease of racism through facilitated and voluntary sharing. Please come with an open mind and open heart.

Bridges of Hope is a global initiative that aims to open lines of communication by encouraging intercultural understanding between Arab and American college students both at home and abroad. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, join the international network of student leaders who are bridging the gap between Americans and our Arab neighbors.  Bridges of Hope provides you with opportunities to build life-long relationships, study abroad, obtain internships abroad, be a Clinton Global Initiative representative, attend annual networking and motivational conferences and so much more!

Slow Food UW
Meets in the lower level of the Crossing
Serves during the semesters (closed during breaks)
Monday Family Dinner Nights 6:30 pm
Wednesday Cafe. 11:30 – 2:00
For more information

UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Have you just graduated from college, and aren’t sure what’s next? Have you been working for a few years, but just don’t feel like you’re changing the world? The UCC Young Adult Service Communities need you. Ages 21-35. Openings in Seattle, WA; Carlsbad, CA; Philadelphia, PA. Housing, food stipend, health insurance provided. Americorps education grants are available for positions in direct social service. Read more about the UCC Young Adult Service Communities here.

City Wide Christian Fellowship Group for LGBT Singles.

We lend support to each other, socialize together and pray with one another.

Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 7:00pm
The First Baptist Church 518 N Franklin Ave. (Just off University Ave near Qdoba) Please park and enter in the back .

Contact: Rhianna Tibbetts email: rheet@tds.net

Slow Food UW Market Baskets!  (during the academic year)

If you’re frustrated with the cost of healthy fruits and vegetables, be frustrated no more! You can have a basket of fresh healthy produce each week for ONLY $16.00!!!!!!   Market Baskets are Ideal for 2-4 people for the week, approx. 20 pounds of produce.  The Growing Power Market Basket is a cross between a mobile grocery store and a community supported agriculture program (CSA). The produce comes from local farms and from small-scale wholesalers, offering us the freshest produce we can find!  The purpose of the Market Basket is first and foremost to provide AFFORDABLE and nutritionally diverse produce to the consumer. Second, by purchasing a basket you are helping to empower local and distant sustainable urban and rural farmers who are a part of Will Allen’s Rainbow Cooperative.  If you’re interested in getting one, you have the ability, unlike in a CSA, to decide week to week whether you would like to buy a basket or not! Currently, the way to sign up currently is through our doodle link (see below) but will soon be moved to the slow food website. Sign up by Wednesday of each week and get your food on Friday!   Up until the end of the growing season all the food is local, coming from Badger Rock Middle School South Madison gardens and Robert Pierce’s Farm!  http://www.southmadisonfarmersmarket.com/Market_Basket.html  About growing power watch this videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs7BG4lH3m4.  Email slowfooduw@gmail.com if interested in purchasing a market basket!

Benedictine Women of Madison

Benedictine Women of Madison offers unique opportunities for single, Christian women
to experience the rhythm and balance of community life in our ecumenical Benedictine monastery and to take that experience back into their daily life.
Upcoming opportunities for single, Christian women include:

Benedictine Sojourner
6-12 month experience
dates arranged on request

5 “Habits of the Heart” for Personal & Political Wellbeing Online Workshop — Led by author, Parker Palmer

If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when? – Hillel the Elder

Many of us are committed to ongoing personal growth, but not in a way that makes us self-centered and self-absorbed. We are equally committed to the common good. We know that a life well-lived includes caring for self and caring about the needs of others.  In this workshop we’ll revisit the old adage, “The personal is political.” We’ll focus on developing five habits of the heart that enhance our own wellbeing and our capacity to help create a world that works for everyone. The five habits are:

1. An understanding that we are all in this together
2. An appreciation of the value of “otherness.”
3. An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways.
4. A sense of personal voice and agency.
5. A capacity to create community.

Dates & Timing: You can watch workshop videos and participate online at any time that fits your schedule. Virtual Meetings will be coordinated by Cojourneo staff. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of meeting preferences and timezones.Creating Your Own Circle: If you’d like to create your own private small group for your organization, colleagues or friends, please email as at help@cojourneo.com and we’ll be happy to help you coordinate.