Mission Trip 2024

Joplin, MO Mission Trip June 8-15, 2024 Application is now available. Click on the button below to Learn More, Apply & Begin the registration process! 

6:8 Community Choir

Join the 6:8 Community Choir, performing "Come Walk With Me" a Contata by Pepper Choplin.  More details coming soon.  Want to join the choir or learn more?  Email music@MakingServicePersonal.org 

Rehearsals will be Saturdays from 8:30 - 10:00am starting February 3rd at 6:8 (821 Industry Rd, Sauk City).  Please make at least 5 of the 8 rehearsals (optional sectionals offered).

Performance will be on Holy Saturday, March 20, 2024 at 2pm at the River Arts Center (105 9th St, Prairie du Sac).

No tickets required.  Free will offering for 6:8's Poverty Alleviation Programming. 

Join us for our next Community Meal on Thursday, March 14th!  Serving from 5:00 - 6:30pm, and open Sewing Lab from 5:00 - 7:00pm.

Kombucha Class: How to put "BANG" in your Bucha - Tuesday - March 19, 2024 -

Have you always wanted to try your hand at making kombucha?  Maybe you’ve been hesitant to make it at home because you had no idea where to start. Or maybe you’ve wondered about the health benefits and what all the kombucha fuss has been about. 


What: 6:8 is hosting a how to make your own Kombucha Class: "How to Put BANG in Your Bucha"

Dates: Tuesday, March 19 at 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM (the same class will be offered twice)

Location: 6:8 (821 Industry Rd; Sauk City, WI 53583)

Cost: $25 (Scholarships are available).


This is a hands-on class. All supplies will be provided, and you will be guided through each step in the Kombucha process by our veteran Bucha Maker, Marilyn.  You’ll take home your Kombucha Starter Kit in a re-useable gallon jar at the end of the class.

Pre-registration is required.  Space is limited.  Classes fill quickly.  To register, please click on red "Register for Class" button above. Call 608-561-8468 with any questions.  


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What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is a sweet, fizzy drink made from bacteria, yeast, sugar, and tea. It is usually a yellow-orange color and has a slightly sour taste.

To make kombucha, sweetened green or black tea is fermented with a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). During the fermentation process, the yeast in the SCOBY breaks down the sugar in the tea and releases friendly probiotic bacteria.

Kombucha becomes carbonated after fermentation, which is why the drink is fizzy.

Possible health benefits of Kombucha

Advocates tout these possible health benefits of kombucha:


Here’s your chance to learn more about the health benefits of kombucha, and to experience first-hand just how simple making it at home can be! 


Activity Swap
April 17 - 20, 2024

Looking to give away gently used items after cleaning out your garage?

Looking for fun, new things to do outside as the days get warmer or inside on rainy days?


Schedule: 

Wednesday, April 17     9am - 3pm, Drop-off Only

Thursday, April 18         4pm - 7pm, Drop-off & Shop

Friday, April 19               9am - noon, Drop-off & Shop

Saturday, April 20          9am - noon, Shop Only


At the 6:8 Building - 821 Industry Road, Sauk City 


WHAT TO DONATE AND SHOP FOR: *GENTLY USED*


Email: 68@MakingServicePersonal.org

Call/Text- (608) 561-8468

Sign up to volunteer during the Activity Swap


Please join us on Saturday, April 20, 2024 for a morning of cleaning up, in and around 6:8, as well as our section of Hwy 12 Adopt Highway clean-up.


All volunteers will meet at 6:8 to join a work group of your choice and gather supplies. After working we will provide a Free Lunch at noon back at 6:8.

To Sign-up --> https://signup.com/go/xdNBdDq 


Join us for our Spring Book Discussion on Tuesday, April 30th at 6pm. 


Uncover the wild and exciting dream for your life you've hidden from yourself - and take the steps necessary to achieve it.

In his revelatory yet utterly practical book, Bob takes you on a life-proven journey to rediscover your dreams and turn them into reality. Based on his enormously popular Dream Big workshop, Bob draws upon a lifetime of living and dreaming large to help you reach your larger-than-life dreams. In Dream Big he shows how to:

Questions to consider while reading:

Past Events

2024 Schoepp's Cottonwood Resort Fisheree
N586 Schoepp Rd, Sauk City, WI, United States, Wisconsin


***Timeline of events.......

50/50 raffle tickets went on sale at the bar as of 1/1/24 and can be bought during bar hours.

Registration is open now at Schoepp's during bar hours, open Thur and Fri at 4pm, Sat and Sun at Noon. You can also reach out to schoeppsfisheree@gmail.com or via messenger and pay via Venmo.

***Registration is $10 and is NON-REFUNDABLE, all proceeds are being divided between 3 great causes ( 6:8, Eric & Co Seize Epilepsy and Good Neighbor Clinic) and your registration fee will get you an entry into the drawing for the Auger. If we decide no fishing due to ice conditions we will still sell $10 tickets and do the auger as a raffle.

Friday 1/26 - 4pm-9pm at Schoepp's Bar - Registration open and Raffle tent will be set up so you can pre-shop the Raffle baskets (we have around 80 this year, all are a minimum $50 value, but many are over $100+) *50/50 ticket sales *Pre-ordered clothing available for pick up.

Saturday 1/27

****If ice is safe

5:30 Registration Open, Bar open and pre-ordered clothing pick up

5:30-2:30 Raffle Tent Open

8-3 (or later) 6:8 Food sales: brats, hot dogs and walking tacos

2:30 Weigh in deadline

2:30 Raffle sales end

3:00 Winners of fishing categories announced along with 50/50 winners. Raffle winners will be posted around that time as well and can pick up their winnings at the raffle tent.

3:30 DJ/Karaoke with Tim Hintz

***If ice is deemed not to be safe - no fishing will be done, but we will still have a great party!

12-5 Raffle tent open

12-5 (or later) 6:8 food sales - brats, hot dogs, walking tacos

3:30 DJ/Karaoke with

Tim Hintz

5:30 announce 50/50 winners and Raffle winners posted

***More detailed information will come out next week regarding parking and any other needed information.


If you are not able to attend one of our Listening Sessions and would like to watch a recording or one our past Sessions Click this link -->

After Watching the Listening Session we would love to hear your Feedback. Please consider sharing your thoughts on this project by filing out this online form Click this link --> 

6:8 desires to create a center that brings together multiple agencies and organizations to better serve the needs of our community by integrating transformational housing, childcare, mental health, youth programming, food, job training and other resources on the same campus, called the Sycamore Center.

 In addition to the Scheduled Listening Sessions we have in the image above we also have the following Sessions located at different locations in our community:




Sycamore Center

6:8 desires to create a center that brings together multiple agencies and organizations to better serve the needs of our community by integrating transformational housing, childcare, mental health, youth programming, food, job training and other resources on the same campus, called the Sycamore Center.

 In addition to the Scheduled Listening Sessions we have in the image above we also have the following Sessions located at different locations in our community:


6:8 Circles Fundraiser at Cow Chip

We are selling Walking Tacos, Sweet Corn, & Pies at Cow Chip!!!

Help 6:8 Circles raise money to help sustainably get out of poverty!! Food prep, cashiering, and more jobs available. 

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Questions call/text:
608-561-8468 or email: 68@MakingServicePersonal.org.

2023 Pack Event

October 26-28, 2023

Volunteer Registration opens September 15, 2023

REGISTER HERE

Each meal only cost $0.29 & are specially formulated to take a child from starvation to healthy state. Transfer your money into life saving food for those who are starving. Please Donate today



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Our Fall Book Discussion will be on Thursday, October 12th with 2 times available: 9:30am and 6:30pm. 


Questions to consider while reading:

Click here to sign up for our next book discussion! 

Volunteer Appreciation Event

We want to say thank you to ALL our amazing 6:8 Volunteers!  Please join us for lunch and a program.


Date: Sunday, Oct 8


Time: Lunch starts at 12pm noon, program begins at 12:30pm


Location: 6:8 Building, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI 53583


RSVP to: 68@MakingServicePersonal.org or call/text 608-561-8468 by Oct. 1

Baby Clothes
& Winter Outer Gear
Clothing Swap
October 4-7, 2023

Have clothes you aren't using anymore?
Looking for an overhaul or a few items for your wardrobe?

Come to the 6:8 Clothing Swap:

Save Money. Save the Planet.

Bring what you don't need anymore and take what you can use. 

Come to donate/shop and/or volunteer.

Schedule: 

Wed, Oct 4 (9am-3pm) DROP OFF ONLY

Thurs, Oct 5 (4-7pm) SHOP & DROP

Fri, Oct 6 (9am-Noon) SHOP & DROP

Sat, Aug 7 (9am-Noon) SHOP ONLY   


FREE  - Newborn clothes - size 4T and all sizes of Outer Winter Gear (coats, boots, mittens, snowpants, etc.)


Bill Nagler Music & Dinner Event

Join us for an evening of music and dining!  Cost is free.  Any freewill offerings collected will as a fundraiser for 6:8.


Date: Thursday, Sept 28


Time: 5 - 7pm


Location: 6:8 Building, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI 53583


RSVP: By calling or texting 608-561-8468, or email 68@MakingServicePersonal.org

Garden Work Days

Mondays & Wednesdays, April - September, 8am - 10am
(excluding holidays)
Please join us at 6:8, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI for a great opportunity to learn how to garden and grow fresh produce you can eat.  Anyone helping to plant, water, weed, harvest, or care for the garden is able to receive a share of the harvest!  1st time gardeners and Master Gardeners are welcome.  SUPERVISED CHILDREN ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!

Sign up here -->
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Volunteer Orientation

Whether you've volunteered with us in the past or are hearing of us for the first time, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientation sessions to learn about all the amazing events and programs we have at 6:8 and what we're all about! 


Date: Tuesday, Sept 19 


Time: 9:30am - 11am and 6:30pm - 8pm


Location: 6:8 Building, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI 53583


Childcare is provided!



Sign up here to let us know you are coming!


6:8 Circles
Sauk Prairie
Come & See Nights

Monday - July 24, August 28, September 18
Please join us at 6:8, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI to learn more about volunteering at 6:8 Circles Sauk Prairie, becoming a Circle Leader, or an Ally.  Dinner and program start at 5:15pm and evening ends around 7:15pm.  

RSVP for dinner and childcare by calling/texting:
608-561-8468 or email: 68@MakingServicePersonal.org.


Circles equips and inspires families by matching one highly motivated low-income person or family (called a Circle Leader – one who is leading her/his own life out of poverty) with two middle- to upper-middle class community volunteers (called Allies – persons who commit to friendship, companionship, and support on the journey out of poverty). Circle Leaders are trained, supported, and held accountable to build financial, emotional, and social resources, and to expand their social capital. During an initial 12 weeks of foundational training, each Circle Leader creates a personal Economic Stability Plan that defines SMART goals unique to their own needs and dreams. The Plan maps the way forward through the 18-month commitment to weekly Circles meetings for learning, support, and accountability. Circle Allies are trained, supported, and held accountable to learn the hidden rules of class, to assist the Circle Leader in expanding their social capital, and how to help without hurting, rescuing, or enabling. 


If you have questions, please call/text 608-561-8468 or email 68@MakingServicePersonal.org


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Outdoor Cooking Class

Learn to cook with a Dutch Oven in your backyard, while camping, or just for fun!


Date: Sun, Sept 10 (Noon-4pm) at 6:8.  


Bring your family or come yourself for a fun class ending with a meal shared together with what you've made in a Dutch Oven!!! 


Cost: $20 per Adult

$25 per Family/Household


Class is full!


Adult & Child Clothing
August 2-5, 2023

Have clothes you aren't using anymore? Looking for an overhaul or a few items for your wardrobe?

Come to the 6:8 Clothing Swap:

Save Money. Save the Planet.

Bring what you don't need anymore and take what you can use. 

Come to donate/shop and/or volunteer.

Schedule: 

Wed, Aug 2 (9am-3pm) DROP OFF ONLY

Thurs, Aug 3 (4-7pm) SHOP & DROP

Fri, Aug 4 (9am-Noon) SHOP & DROP

Sat, Aug 5 (9am-Noon) SHOP ONLY   


FREE  - All Seasons clothes or shoes. 

Sizes 4T and up & Maternity

Interest Meeting for Safe Families

Tuesday, August 8th at 1pm and 6pm
Please join us at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baraboo, WI for an Interest Meeting to learn more about Safe Families, an organization that provides a secure circle of support for parents and their children who are facing a crisis in isolation.  Two meeting times will be offered this day - at 1pm and again at 6pm.

We're especially looking for a response from all who would like to be part of the Catalyst Team so that we can begin meeting as a cohort.  The description of a Catalyst Team Member is to: 


Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Wisconsin is an organization that connects parents to a network of support through family-like relationships with vetted volunteers.  Volunteers are fully vetted and trained to provide support and resources to parents while they get back on their feet. 


Local church support is foundational to bringing Safe Families to our community.  We invite you to join us for this meeting to explore what volunteer and support roles you may be called to give. 


Watch this 6-min video for an explanation of the Safe Families model.  


If you have questions, please call/text 608-561-8468 or email Rebecca@MakingServicePersonal.org


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Our Summer Book Discussion will be on Thursday, July 13th with 2 times available: 9:30am and 6:30pm. 


Questions to consider while reading:

Click here to sign up for our next book discussion! 

Interest Meeting for Safe Families

Thursday, June 29th at 6:30pm
Please join us at 6:8, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI for an Interest Meeting to learn more about Safe Families, an organization that provides a secure circle of support for parents and their children who are facing a crisis in isolation.  


Safe Families for Children (SFFC) Wisconsin is an organization that connects parents to a network of support through family-like relationships with vetted volunteers.  Volunteers are fully vetted and trained to provide support and resources to parents while they get back on their feet. 


Local church support is foundational to bringing Safe Families to our community.  We invite you to join us for this meeting to explore what volunteer and support roles you may be called to give. 


Watch this 6-min video for an explanation of the Safe Families model.  


If you have questions, please call/text 608-561-8468 or email Rebecca@MakingServicePersonal.org


Learn more -->

Join us for 6:8's 13th Birthday!

Thursday, June 8th -  Dinner at 5pm, Cake at 6:08pm
Please join us at 6:8, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI for our monthly Community Meal, plus some extra celebrating in honor of 13 years of 6:8!    Dinner is at 5pm with cake at 6:08.  The evening is free and fun for all!


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Soup, Bread & Dessert Cook-off and Auction to benefit Sauk Prairie Against Hunger Pack Event. Please join us at the 6:8, 821 Industry Rd, Sauk City, WI on Friday, April 28, 2023. Learn more -->

Activity Swap April 19-22, 2023

Looking to give away gently used items after cleaning out your garage?

Looking for fun, new things to do outside as the days get warmer or inside on rainy days?

Learn more about the details of the Activities Swap -->

Please consider joining us on April 22, 2023 for a morning of Cleanning up in and around 6:8 as well as our section of Hwy 12 Adopt Highway clean-up. All volunteers will meet at 6:8 to join a work group and gather supplies. After working we will provide a Free Lunch at noon back at 6:8. 

To Sign-up -->

Volunteer Orientation

Whether you’ve volunteered with us in the past or are hearing of us for the first time, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming Volunteer Orientation’s to learn about all the amazing events and programs we have at 6:8 and what we're all about!

Choose from the available dates and times for Volunteer Orientation and register here! April 12th ---- 10:30am or 6:30pm

Have you always wanted to try your hand at making kombucha?  Maybe you’ve been hesitant to make it at home because you had no idea where to start. Or maybe you’ve wondered about the health benefits and what all the kombucha fuss has been about.  For more information and to register for the class -->

Building Empathy through Dialogue:

Thursday, Feb 23, 2023   ~ 9-11AM OR 6-8PM ~

Join us at 6:8 for a viewing of the documentary "Dialogue Lab: America" Followed by a group discussion. Call/Txt/Email with Questions 608-561-8468 68@MakingServicePersonal.org

More Information and to watch the Trailer -->

There are 3 Goals for Poverty Reduction Week:

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6:8's annual SOUPerBowl Fundraising Event for Circles Sauk Prairie is February 5, 2023. Go home with a unique, one of a kind handmade bowl made by Sauk Prairie High School Pottery Students. And enjoy homemade soup by local celebrity chefs. All proceeds benefit Circles Sauk Prairie - Reducing poverty in Sauk Prairie by 10% in 10 years. Must Purchase a Ticket to attend. For more information and to purchase tickets -->