Madison Christian Community

Community of Hope, UCC

A Community Called Hope
Community of Hope is an Open and Affirming community of faith.
We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses,
religious upbringings, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

God is Still SpeakingWe come together
As people on a journey,
Respectful of our diversity
Supportive of our callings and
committed to learning
what it means to be the body of Christ
in the world today.

We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses,
religious upbringings and sexual orientations.

For more information contact the church office: (608)836-1455.

Community of Hope Lent Worship
During this Lenten season, we will be exploring the spiritual practice of "emptying" in order to be filled. We'll use this lens as we spend time with the Gospel stories of the season: Jesus' time in the wilderness, Jesus telling Nicodemus he must be "born from above," Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well, Jesus healing a blind man, and Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Of what do you need to let go? What needs to let go of you? What is life-giving that fills you? What does it mean to be filled by God, especially on this walk toward the cross? We'll ask these kinds of questions and listen together for Spirit's response.

Mid-week Worship Opportunities in Lent
We will have the opportunity to journey through Lent in a small-group "house church" setting for mid-week worship until we gather as a community to observe Maundy Thursday. Our "house churches" may meet at different times and on different days. They may be held at MCC or at a home, and may vary in style. Some may include a simple meal. One of the worship opportunities will be Holden Vespers at 7pm on Wednesdays at MCC. Look for more information to come!

Lenten Prayer Pit Stops
In a fast-paced world, we need to pull off the road for regular spiritual maintenance. Watch our MCC Facebook page for daily Prayer Pit Stops during Lent. Images, quotes, and short videos will invite you to a few moments of reflection each day. Pause. Breathe. Pray. Reflect. Be still and know that God is God. And take that fuel into your day and this season.

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Four Strategic Directions
View PowerPoint presentations highlighting the ministries of the MCC and its Four Strategic Directions. Click on a link below to download.

1) Deepen people’s connections to God and encourage practices that feed
    their spirits and equip them for their life journeys. Click here.

2) Strengthen and Build relationships within mcc, and foster an open and
    welcoming environment. Click here.

3) Care for creation and help others to do so as well. Click here.

4) Focus on meaningful partnerships that work for justice and enhance
    the quality of life for people around us. Click here.


Links of Interest
To learn more about the United Church of Christ follow these links:
Our Denomination: www.ucc.org
Some UCC Firsts: http://www.ucc.org/about-us/ucc-firsts.html
The Wisconsin Conference - http://www.wcucc.org/
The Southwest Association - http://swwisconsinucc.org/

Worhsip in the Round    Worship in the Round

Community of Hope, UCCOur Roots
In 1957, four denominations rooted in the Protestant Reformation joined together to form the United Church of Christ. Its member churches live in a loving covenant with one another and with God as revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This covenant preserves the autonomy of the local congregation. The unity that we seek requires neither an uncritical acceptance of any point of view nor a rigid formulation of doctrine. We believe in responsible freedom—we embrace individual expressions of faith, and the individual questioning and seeking of God’s presence in our lives. We believe that we are called to minister to others and seek to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, God with us.

Worship at Community of Hope, UCC
10:15 am During the School Year
  9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day


  
Community of Hope, UCC
    Worships in the Covenant Room

 
MCC Worship includes
    Prairie Roots
        led by our own Prairie Reckoning Group
    Taizé Service
    Hymn Sing Service


*Prairie Roots: Formerly known as "Prairie Reckoning," we have chosen a new name that reflects who we currently are and what we currently do: we play "roots" music (country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues) that is rooted in our Christian faith. In addition, we like the symbolism - knowing the amazingly deep and complex root systems of prairies.

Worship in the Round

What Are Others Saying About Us?
Four videos were created for our Stewardship Campaign featuring people who use our building talking about how the presence of the MCC makes a difference to them. Click here to view these videos.

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