"What we do is not nearly as important as who we are -
and how much we give is not nearly as important
as how much love is in the giving."
- Shane Claiborne
6:8 is striving to Transform Communities by Making Service Personal through Intentional Community. We offer many opportunities, especially in Sauk Prairie, WI to serve. Here are some of our Programs:
Sauk Prairie Against Hunger (SPAH)- Feeding People Locally and Globally. We work with the Sauk Prairie Food Pantry and the Sauk Prairie School District Locally and Feed My Starving Children for meals to aid Globally. We are motivated by our love of Christ and His Children and His command to feed Him through the hungry. Please see our SPAH Overview for details and Programs SPAH coordinates. Please click here for details and Programs SPAH coordinates.
Learning for Life (L4L) - Connecting adults in Sauk Prairie with learning opportunities coupled with people and resources is the goal of Learning for Life. Classes are offered in areas of Health & Wellness, Employment, Finances, and Family Life and are open to all adults. L4L offers benefits including scholarships, childcare, transportation, vouchers for food, etc. to those who are paired with a Connector. Connectors are trained to help learners set goals, stay accountable, and connect them with resources available including the classes offered. Classes are offered through L4L and/or others in the Community. Learn more →
Honoring our Elders - 6:8 sees value in Honoring all members of our community. Honoring our Elders—a spiritual support and companioning ministry celebrates the wisdom, service, and stories of elders while providing support to those who might be lonely, dealing with any variety of loss, coming to the end of their life’s journey, struggling with life’s challenges and questions, or simply would benefit from a dose of spirit-lifting! Learn more →
MadCAAP High School Mission Trip - 6:8 takes 40 High Schoolers to Mississippi each summer to serve with MadCAAP, a local organization in Madison County Mississippi. Pre-trip Meetings, evening activities in Mississippi, and post-trip follow-up connect the students to local service opportunities in Sauk Prairie. Learn more →
Called & Gifted - God has gifted each of us and called us to share these gifts with those around us. 6:8 presents a one-day workshop and offers follow-up for those interested in discerning their charisms, or Spiritual Gifts. Not a personality inventory, this program, developed by the Catherine of Sienna Institute, discerns how God works in and through a person to make Himself known in the world. If we are working in our charisms, we will be effective AND not be burned out because it is the Spirit working through our gifts. 6:8 encourages volunteers to participate in this program whenever possible as it helps us make service more personal. Learn more →
Fire on the River - 6:8 coordinates Sauk Prairie’s 4th of July celebration on the Saturday closest to the 4th. Fire on the River is a full-day family-friendly event that highlights the best of Sauk Prairie and invites participants into the creative process. Fire up your appetite with Flavors of Sauk Prairie; Fire up your imagination through the Art Area; Fire up your palate at the Food & Beer and Wine Tents; Fire up your ears at the live stage; and then enjoy the Fireworks to wrap up the night! Learn more →
Silver Cord - Students at Sauk Prairie High School can register and submit their volunteer hours. Students who submit 160 or more hours throughout High School receive a Silver Cord to wear at Graduation. 6:8 gives out one $500 Scholarship each year to a Silver Cord recipient. Learn more →
Men’s & Women’s Discipleship Groups- F.A.T. (Faithful, Available & Teachable) Men and Women meet weekly to read Scripture, pray, talk, and hang out together as they grow in their role as Disciples and relationship with God.
Women’s Bible Study - A group of women who meet the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (8-9am) to grow together as Sisters in Christ by praying, reading the Bible, and sharing life together.