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Madison Christian Community

Weekly E-Letter
Each week, MCC sends an email newsletter with details about worship; congregational events, activities and opportunities; information about happenings in the community and wider church; and more. You can subscribe to this free e-letter! Click here.

Faith Formation & Affinity Groups

Fellowship groups, Bible study groups prayer groups and shared interest groups are all found on our Faith Formations & Affinity Groups page. Click here.

Perspire: Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm
Our next gathering focused on younger guys (with others welcome) is Wednesday, June 27. It’s a little earlier gathering (hopefully manageable for suppers or bedtimes) because we’re going to play Geeks Who Drink trivia at Capital Brewery starting at 6:30pm. No need to be a geek. And no need to RSVP—just come, grab a beverage if you like, and join the group.

Sustainable Travel to Worship
In its third summer, you are invited throughout the Sundays to find ways to reduce your carbon footprint and fossil fuel consumption and support the response against climate change with sustainable travel to worship: bike, walk, carpool, bus, pogo stick, hang glider…! Mark with a star for every trip. Or pledge to support others, with donations going to Wis. Interfaith Power & Light, a group with Pastor Nick and Peter Bakken working on climate change in multi-faith congregations.

Your Input Is Requested
The Land Use Umbrella Group (LUUG) and the MCC Leadership Team have had discussions of making the lower church entrance more welcoming. This may include removing the Burr Oak mound. The Burr Oak is gone, but memories still prevail. We invite all MCC members to attend one of two “Burr Oak Mound Meetings” to provide input on how the lower entrance can be more aesthetically pleasing and welcoming as well as functional for visitors, the preschool and MCC members. Meetings will be facilitated by the LUUG committee and held after worship services on:
Sunday June 24.

Join us at the Duckpond July 11!
Join Harvest of Hope (HOH) committee members and the Advent Men’s Group for a night of fun raising money for HOH at the Madison Mallards game with the Kenosha Kingfish, Wednesday night, July 11, 7:05pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from Roger Williams. Call 608:839-4758 or Email rtwillia@wisc.edu to order tickets.

Chrysalis Community Partnership
In the third year of a partnership, clients from Chrysalis are using garden produce to make and sell popsicles, and this year they are helping in the garden. They were recently featured (with recognition of MCC gardens) in this Cap Times article.

Bible Conversation
If you’re interested in reading through the Bible next year, new guidebooks can be found on the back table in either sanctuary or can be downloaded by clicking here.


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.

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

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.

 

Summer Sunday Schedule
Worship at 9:30 am Through Labor Day
Summer Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday School and Adult Ed Forum are on a summer hiatus.

Benedición
In each worship service this weekend, we’ll spend a moment in prayer and sending for our group departing to Guatemala next Friday (June 29-July 6). That is Audrey Kuhn, Hildy McGown, Alynn McLeod, Ruth McLeod, Kaisa Miller, Anna Ohlrogge, Iris Ohlrogge, Yohana Ohlrogge, Kenneth Redd, Amelie Rosenhagen, Jen Streit, Pastors Nick and Sonja. Please note that while pastors are gone, David Keesey-Berg will be available for any care emergencies (and worship will be the lay-led hymn sing). You can reach him at 831-8253. Clerical Assistant Lisa Johnsen will be covering for Administrative Secretary Kaisa Miller during office hours, 9:30am-2pm. Please note that the office is closed on the 4th of July.

Donations for Guatemala
We're collecting items to donate to the families we'll be meeting and helping in Guatemala. Please put donations in suitcases set out in the Shalom Room THIS Sunday. Here's a list of suggestions:
* Washcloths, towels, hand towels (can be used)
* Personal care items: large bottles of shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
* Over the counter meds such as Tylenol (including Children's), Advil, and vitamins
* For the kids: temporary tattoos, balloons, jump ropes, bubbles, stickers, deflated soccer balls

Kids in the Garden 2018
Children ranging from ages 5-10 will be coming to the garden on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from about 10-11 a.m. starting June 19 through August 2. Volunteers are asked to be at the garden by 9:30/45 to get ready for the children. The children will be divided into two groups and alternate between learning outside or inside preparing food for snack. You can sign up for specific dates, indoor/outdoor preference, through MSP. For those who haven’t signed up but are interested, there’s a sign-up sheet in the Shalom Room or you can contact Joyce Anderson or Susan Gruber.

Spiritual Companions Group
Mondays in June; 6:30 -8:00 pm
Interested in a small group setting to share your spiritual journey with others? Pastor Sonja will facilitate a Spiritual Companions group. This will be an opportunity for faith formation through sharing one’s own faith journey and deeply listening to others along their way. This will be a covenanted group rather than a drop-in group. Questions? Contact Pastor Sonja.

Adult Canoe Adventure
An adult canoe trip to Chatterton Falls in Quetico Provincial Park is in the planning stages. Projected dates for this 7-10 day trip are either in the latter half of August or after Labor Day. If you are interested or want more information, contact Candi Bloedow candifive7@gmail.com or Corkey Custer jccuster@yahoo.com

Calling All Ringers!
If you are a ringer for a bowling team, softball team or any team for that matter, THE CHIME CHOIR WANTS YOU!! The Chime Choir rehearses the last 2 Wednesday evenings of the month from 6:00 – 7:00 PM in the Blessing Room. The choir plays the first Sunday of the month from October-June and for the Epiphany choral concert. Chimes are easy to play, so all are welcome. This includes Junior and Senior High “ringers.” Be a “ringer” for the MCC music team to bring beautiful music to the worship service. If you have questions about the chime choir, please contact Jean Einerson at einerward@tds.net.




Epiphany Choir 2018
Epiphany Choir Concert 2018 Directed by Jen Striet

Community of Hope UCC

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.

Exploring God’s Call in a Changing World
This new prototype course is being offered jointly by the Wisconsin and Minnesota Conferences of the UCC as part of exploring innovative leadership development. It will help participants learn how to fully engage in theological reflection and how to share this engagement with others. Beginning and ending with a weekend retreat, the course will also include 4 “online sessions” that focus on mindful listening and self-awareness as well as the ways in which others have explored their own sense of call throughout history and in the contemporary world. It runs Sept 15-Dec 8, 2018. Cost is $250, plus course materials and lodging/meals for the two in-person sessions. Learn more here. Register by July 30.

Advent Lutheran Church

Holy Land 2018
Join Pastor Nick in exploring the sites of the Bible and the truth of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict with a trip to the Holy Land November 2-12. Cost is $3189. You can find the itinerary and information through this link, and registration is now open at that website also.

$400 down-payments due.

Annual Reports
Click here to download the Madison Christian Community 2017 Combined Annual Reports

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In the Wider Church . . .

UCC Summer Camp
Have you made your plans yet to attend camp this summer? The two UCC camps in Wisconsin--Moon Beach and Pilgrim Center—are ready and waiting for your registration! Howard and Lucetta Kanetzke particularly recommend Family Camp at Moon Beach July 8-14, where they will participate for their 36th consecutive year!


Washington Island Forum: June 25-29

Register now for “Reading the Verbs: Finding the Script in the Scripture” with Dr. Anna Carter Florence. The Washington Island Forum, sponsored by the Wisconsin Council of Churches is especially tailored to lay leaders and pastors who want to deepen their spirituality and connect with the message of the scriptures in a more profound way.

Grow in Faith with Lay Academy
Lay Academy is a ministry of transformation and faith formation offered by the Wisconsin Conference UCC. 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. Registration is open now through July 31, 2018, for the next cycle of classes, which will begin on Saturday, August 18 and continue with additional two-day weekend sessions in September, November, January, March and April. For more detailed information, go to www.wcucc.org/layacademy or talk to your pastor.

Incarceration and The Cross
On Sunday, June 24, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, join Rev Christa Fisher for a close look inside our state Incarceration system. Her presentation will explore the Trinity of Oppression (Capitalism, Patriarchy, and White Supremacy) as lived out in the Dane County Jail, home to 16,000 people each year - nearly all of whom are poor, and a majority of which are racial minorities. Through personal insights from her 5-years providing spiritual care inside the Dane County Jail, Rev Fisher will offer illuminating and insightful stories that force us to reexamine this system of “Justice” through the lens of the Cross. Event will be held at New Life Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53718.

Triangle Community Ministry Celebration
Triangle Community Ministry invites you, the members of their supporting congregations, to join us in celebrating 40 years of service to the residents of the Triangle neighborhood (the area bounded by Park, Regent and W. Washington) in downtown Madison, with a 40th Anniversary Celebration and Swing Into Summer BBQ on Saturday, June 30, from 11 am to 1:30 pm. at the Brittingham Park Shelter, 829 W. Washington Ave. A special program will be held at 12 noon. Triangle residents and guests will enjoy free brats, burgers, salads, cake and non-alcoholic beverages. The New Horizons Swing Band will provide entertainment.

Blood Bonds Interfaith Blood Drive
August 8 at Christ Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 944 E. Gorham St, Madison. 1:00 to 6:00pm. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or click here, enter sponsor code: interfaithblood. Walk-in’s welcome. Please bring treats to share. Kids-friendly event!

 

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