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Madison, WI 53717


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Madison Christian Community


Summertime Opportunities to Stay Engaged
Since weekends are so full and people travel so much during the summer, we’re offering several opportunities to stay engaged with your loving faith community, even if you need to miss Sunday worship!
—Bible & Beer: Tuesdays at 6pm, join conversation about the week’s Gospel reading, plus enjoy a beverage in the Capital Brewery Bier Garten (7734 Terrace Ave, Middleton). We’ll be together about an hour. Food should also be available.
—Gospel-To-Go: Booklets will again give you the chance to take the weekend’s readings and Prayers of the Day with you wherever you find yourself on Sunday mornings. You can pick up printed copies at church or find them online: Click here.
—Listen On-Line: If you missed Sunday worship, just want to hear the sermon again, or want to share it with your friends, you can listen to an audio recording. Click here.
—Prayers: If you can’t be in worship on any Sunday (traveling, at a sports event, working…), you’re welcome to share your name/s with Pastor Nick (mccnick@tds.net) and Pastor Sonja (mccrevsonja@tds.net) to be remembered amid the congregation in prayer for safe travels and blessings in your ventures.

Gifts for the Garden: Worship & More
Thursdays, July 6-August 3
You are invited to our beloved outdoor worship service beginning with afternoon work in the food pantry garden at 4:00 pm, which will help set the stage for our evening worship theme. At 5:30 pm, we’ll picnic together on catered food from Blue Plate Dining. Then we’ll transition to casual worship service around the memorial garden, but continue with vegetable gardening on our minds. With the theme “Gifts of the Garden,” we’ll explore each week an area like Beauty, Interdependence, Generations, Bounty, and Healing. These worship times will include a time of intentional pause for you to explore the theme in various ways, like conversation, art, movement on the grounds, and more. We will finish by 7:00

Java For Justice
First Sunday of the Month
Coffee can be purchased in 12 oz. ($10) or 4 lb. ($45) bags; regular or decaf; bean, drip or perk. Make your checks payable to Mt. Meru Coffee Project and place them in the envelope by the sign-up sheet in the Shalom Room on the Coffee Table. Your support remains the sustaining force in the lives of many coffee-farming families in Tanzania. Thanks for your continued support.

Food Drive for Lussier Food Pantry
First Sunday of the Month
Please remember to make a special effort to bring food for the pantry. Suggested items include canned goods (fruit, vegetables, tuna, beef stew, fruit juice, etc.), also peanut butter, jelly, and cereal. We also need large paper grocery bags. Please do not put pet food in with donations for the Lussier Food Pantry. We do not have facilities to handle fresh produce. For those who prefer to donate money, checks can be made out to the Lussier Community Education Center, designated for the pantry. Dobbin McNatt, Coordinator

MCC Women’s Group/Inspire
2nd Thursday of the Month at 8:00 pm
An evening group for MCC women who seek to inspire and be inspired. We share deep fellowship that is rooted in deepening our faith. We take turns bringing a topic of discussion and may read a brief article or passage ahead of time. We meet the 2nd Thursdays at 8 pm. Contact the church office for location: mcc@chorus.net. Next meeting: June 8.

JEWELS
(Joyfully, Energetic, Women Engaged in Life)

We are a group of joyful MCC women who meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 6-9 pm in member’s homes for support, fellowship, food and fun. Contact the church office for location.

MCC Fellowship Group Activities
Click here for details about these activities
Meditation Monday for MCC Friends
Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm;

MCC Film Group: 3rd Friday of the Month
3rd Friday of each month.

MCC Purls
Formerly The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group
Third Tuesday Each Month; 10:30 am; at MCC
We welcome anyone interested in this ministry, experienced knitter or crocheter or beginner or those in-between. We make prayer shawls, hats, mittens, scarves and headbands. We are accepting any yarn you care to donate to make hats, scarves, mittens and headbands. If you have any questions about our group, please call Virginia Stumbo, 695-2266 .

 

Community of Hope

Grow in Faith with the UCC Lay Academy
Lay Academy is a ministry of transformation and faith formation offered by the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ. Participants dive into scripture, explore theology, consider God’s presence in their lives and discover fresh ways to speak about and live out their faith in their day-to-day lives. Classes are held throughout the year. For more detailed information, go to www.wcucc.org/layacademy or talk to Pastor Sonja.

CoH Women’s Breakfast Group
Solve the World’s Problems With Us--
One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Every First & Third Wednesday
of the Month 7:00 am

The Community of Hope’s Women’s Breakfast Group meets the first and third Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 am. You are invited to talk, listen, learn and laugh with us other at the Hubbard Avenue Diner, 7445 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, 831-6800. All are welcome. See you in the morning!

Hope Men: Pancakes, Puns,
Proverbs & Politics

Every Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.
Those are just a few of the things you will miss if you don’t get to the Hope men’s breakfast at the Original Pancake House on University Avenue, at 6:30 a.m. every Wednesday. You have promised yourself for a long time now. Mark your calendar, set your alarm, and make it!

Madison Christian Community
Events & Announcements Continued

Summer Pick-Up Choir
For the past year or so, we have been hearing “more choir!” from singers and listeners, which is wonderful! This summer at some MCC services, we will offer a “Pick-Up Choir” opportunity, which means we will gather at 8:30am to learn some special music to share at the 9:30am worship service. SUNDAYS (tentative): July 2(?), July 23, & August 20

MCC Land Use Umbrella Group (LUUG)

Click here for more details in the April 2017 Newsletter, page 6.
Creation Stewardship is one of MCC’s missions; it defines who we are and decisions we make concerning how to best use our land. The LUUG committee makes recommendations to church members for creating an intentional sense of place for MCC that combines strong stewardship and uses of the land with imaginative and spiritual participation by the congregation and neighboring community. We met twice over the past 2 months. Our goal was to plan monthly intergenerational projects to engage adults and children to participate in fun activities that will help create our “intentional sense of place.”

Two Minute Bible
Two Minute BibleMCC member Don Falkos has been working on a new Bible storytelling project to offer Bible stories in two minute episodes. That’s why it’s called “Two Minute Bible” and is found at http://twominutebible.com. Two new stories are posted each week. As of the end of October, there are 35 episodes, from creation through the flood, to meeting Abraham and up to Joseph’s dreams (Genesis chapter 37)



Advent

OPALS Book Discussion Group
4th Tuesday Each Month; 1:30 pm
For December, we are meeting on Dec. 27th at 1:30 pm at a new location—come to Virginia's house (very near MCC), with some Christmas treats (if you have any leftover) and a book to give away. We are reading Boys in the Boat by Daniel J. Brown. Contact the church office for location.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, June 27

G.E.M.S. (Grumpy Elderly Men)
GEMS Meets Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
During the summer, we meet on an “ad hoc” basis for fellowship and spontaneous discussion. Contact: Jim Eastman, 298-7155.
This is addressed to any retired guys (But not necessarily grumpy, or elderly) who are looking for something interesting to do with some other interesting retired guys on Tuesday mornings. The GEMS group meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to noon to discuss books chosen by the group. Contact Jim Eastman (298-7155). Click here for details about our current book.

Morning Bible Study for Women
2nd Tuesdays at 9:30 am
The Morning Bible Study group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June, from 9:30-11 am, in the lower level at church. We call ourselves the Judiths and we are a friendly group of around 8-10 women who enjoy stimulating discussion, a good cup of coffee and getting to know other MCC women better. Contact the church office.
Next Meetings: Tuesday, July 11

Third Thursday Women’s Lunch Bunch
3rd Thursday of the Month; 11:30 a.m.
Please contact the church office with questions. The group meets at the Prairie Café, 5720 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave Middleton at 11:30 a.m. Please contact Jan Robertson or the church office with any questions.
Next Meetings: July 20

Afternoon Bible Study for Women
Every 2nd Friday of the Month; 1:30 pm
The Oaks Community Room
6225 Mineral Point Rd.

Second Friday of the month throughout the year, (Usually 1:30 - 3:30 pm) at Oakwood West Campus (aka University Woods). Elizabeth circle of women share a Bible study from "Gather" magazine, support one another, and financially assist projects in and out of the MCC. Contact the church office for information.
Next Meetings: July 14

Advent Women Thursday Breakfast
Each Thursday; 7:00 a.m.
Advent women are invited for coffee each Thursday at 7:00 am at Panera Bread at 3461 University Ave. The only agenda is sharing friendship, and laughter. We do service projects several times a year, pray for one another’s concerns, and celebrate joys. If you can be an early bird at least once a week, please drop by when your schedule allows!

Men’s Breakfast Group
Mondays, 7:15 am at the Lakefront on Langdon at the UW Memorial Union (Terrace).
Good conversation, friendship, laughter and support. Contact: Ken Streit, 231-1525.

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