What are Community Classes?
In our local community, we see many around us stuck in cycles of poverty, digging themselves in deeper and deeper in todayâ€™s culture of debt and convenience. We see this evidenced in all the fast food and title loan establishments we pass on the way to our building. Even within our own congregation, we see many families struggling to make ends meet, taking on the chains of bondage through debt and living outside of their means.
Madison’s Community Classes seek to help empower people to free themselves of these destructive cycles by teaching them useful life skills and the frugality to move forward.
Each class we offer will be free and meet four times in the course of a month on Wednesday nights to learn a skill taught by a member of our congregation. We will keep the class selections evolving based on the needs and participation of our community.
Some class topics we hope to offer starting in August 2017 include:
- Sewing (Alterations, Upholstery and repurposing)
- Haircutting (Kids Cuts)
- Cooking (crockpot meals)
- Cooking (baby food and purees)
- Cooking (baking/decorating)
- Meal planning
- Resume Writing
- Computer Skills
- Educational Resources (Coding and other skills you can acquire online)
- Energy Auditing (How to save money by using less energy in your home)
- Potty Training
- Planning with aging parents
- Will Writing
- Simple car care
- Simple Plumbing (Faucet installation, fixing leaks)
We love our Madison community and want to serve you by offering classes that will be the most helpful to you. Â Stay tunedÂ for more information and registration for these classes as they become available in August. We look forward to getting to know you and learning alongside you this fall!
If you are interested in helping to teach one of our classes or are interested in donating time, money or other resources to our classes, please visit our Community Classes Ministry page.