Chili Cook-Off. Sat, Jan 29, 4-7pm

Come! Warm and fill your body with chili soups!

Want to get in on some of the cooking action for prizes of People’s Favorite & Judge’s Favorite?? If you or someone you know is interested in making chili or making a sweet treat for the silent auction, call the church office at 608-592-3480. Chili and sweet treats should be at the church no later than Saturday Jan 29th at 3:30pm.

Get your chili to go- order the “Meal Deal”: chili, bread and dessert for $5.00.

Text (preferred) or call 608-697-4450 between 3:45 PM and 6:45 PM and we’ll get it ready to go for you.


All of the proceeds will be used to support Sandy Lake Mission Trip 2022. Thank you for your support!

People of Sandy Lake, Ontario, Canada, are neighbors and mission partners to Lodi United Methodist Church. The indigenous community located in northwestern Ontario, is only accessible by plane, so the pandemic has become a greater challenge than anyone inside the community could have imagined, as the nearest hospital is an airplane ride away.

It’s been six years since Lodi UMC started sending adults and youth to Sandy Lake to share in Christian kinship, teach Vacation Bible School to the children and participate in community programs. Each summer, the mission trip team brought along with them, hats, scarves, and prayer shawls, that the women of our Lodi congregation knitted with love.

God didn’t let the church down even in face of  the pandemic. Sandy Lake has a radio station that everyone listens to. Most families in the remote island community do not have the luxury of home internet. A group from Lodi church designated a week, sent materials in advance via international mail, and placed a call to the Sand Lake radio station every day to provide VBS to the children. During the months of July and August, as the church hosted a bi-weekly Summer concert with local musicians in the parking lot, people were encouraged to donate hygiene items for the school in Sandy Lake. While hand sanitizers were still prohibited from shipping to Canada, four boxes of 106 hats/scarves and 134 soap bars were sent in the summer of 2020. Last year in 2021, we sent 75 care/cheer gift boxes filled with items that we shopped for elders of Sandy Lake who had little to no contact with the outside the world.

Across the border and the lakes, prayers and friendship continue to be shared. It truly warms our hearts when we see some of our friends in Sandy Lake comment on our church Facebook page that they are joining us online for Sunday worship. We are hoping and planning to resume our summer mission trip to Sandy Lake this July. If you are interested or have questions, email us at