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Madison Christian Community

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.

9:00 am Sunday Adult Discussion
All are welcome to attend Adult Discussion (formerly “Parent Hour”) this Sunday in the youth room. Anyone with a commitment to our youth, regardless of parental status, is encouraged to join in!

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.

Winter Farmers Market And Brunch
February 25
Two meal seating's again prepared by Chef Laurel of Ugly Apple food cart, plus the opportunity to visit with and make purchases to support local producers and support Harvest of Hope Fund through Food, Faith, and Farming Network.

Holy Week Choir
This year, we are forming a choir for Palm Sunday and Good Friday (7pm). All ages with a heart for sacred singing are welcome to participate! You may sing at Palm Sunday or Good Friday or both. Click here to sign up: https://doodle.com/poll/d84655rp3xdwvi4x Contact Jen Streit with questions.

Grace Homeless Supper Planning
February 23
Several people have volunteered to help serve supper on Friday eve., Feb 23. Recently there were as many guests as 162 at the shelter. A group will meet on Sunday after worship to decide what to serve, how to prepare it offsite, and develop ideas for raising money to pay for the food. This is a brand new initiative, so there is no MCC budget allocation. Join us in the Shalom Room after worship if you'd like to help! Contact Ken Streit: kmstreit@wisc.edu

Two Minute BibleTwo Minute Bible
MCC 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)

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.

Lent 2018
Lent references the lengthening days this time of year. Lent is a season of spiritual spring cleaning and renewal of baptism in preparation for the center of our faith life - Jesus' death and resurrection on Good Friday and Easter. Our Lenten theme for this year will focus on the I AM statements in the Gospel of John. We'll have two opportunities for faith and fellowship each Wednesday for six weeks, beginning Ash Wednesday.

Every Wednesday Throughout Lent
Everyone is invited to participate in either a House Church or worship, or both!
Lenten House Churches, 5:30-7:00 pm
▪ Downstairs at MCC
▪ Intentional small groups, including a soup meal
▪ Join a cross-generational group or an
  adult-only group
▪ Commit to attend the same group throughout
  Lent (click here) (If you can only make a couple,
  there will also be a “drop-in” group.)
▪ Sign-up NOW at this link or in the Shalom Room.
▪ See more House Church FAQs Click Here!


Lenten Worship
7:00 pm, with Holden Evening Prayer liturgy

Lent House Churches and Worship
For the six Wednesdays of Lent we have two offerings for fellowship and faith connection: intentional small groups (called House Churches) with a meal from 5:30-7pm and worship using Holden Evening Prayer at 7 pm. All activities will be held at MCC. Beginning this Sunday, you can sign up to participate in a House Church, opting for a cross-generational or adult only group. Sign-ups are also available online - click here. House Church groups will take a turn providing the meal. Everyone is invited to participate in either a House Church or worship, or both!

BWCA Registration

High school students can now reserve a spot in this summer’s Boundary Waters canoe trip with a $50 deposit. The trip will be June 11-17. You can talk to Pastor Nick for more info or to offer assistance, or to the planning group: Marily Crews, Karen Kuhn, Jill McLeod, and Dean Ryerson.

Help Our Confirmation Students Be Creative
& Do Good!

Our Confirmation class will again this Lent be working on student-mentor projects that emphasize service and creativity as parts of a vital life of faith. We give each student a small amount of money (in the past it’s been $35-50) as seed money. This year we have 14 students, which we celebrate, but it does mean that even a small stipend adds up to a big need for startup cash for the group! If you’re willing to donate toward this, make your check payable to MCC, with the memo line “Lent Confirmation Project.” Thanks!

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.

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.

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

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In the Wider Church . . .

Lussier Center Community Dinner: Black Excellence
Fri, Feb 23, 5:30-7pm, at Lussier Center, 55 S Gammon Rd. All are invited to the free meal, followed by a program highlighting Black Excellence, which will include music, dance, spoken word, and more!

Synod Event: South-Central Synod of Wisconsin Racial Equity Ministry
Planning ahead for SCSW Racial Equity Ministry educational events for the first quarter of the year: 3 sessions
Looking Through an African-Centered Lens presented by Rev. Stephen Marsh, Lake Edge Lutheran Church
Part III: Sunday, March 11
      The Secret of Joy:
      How the Struggle Continues
All events will be held at New Life Lutheran Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison and begin at 4:00pm, ending about 6:00. Please check What Matters http://www.scsw-elca.org/what_matters.aspx for a more detailed description and a brief bio for Rev. Marsh.

Listening & Witnessing To Issues of Immigration
Plymouth Congregational UCC
Sunday, February 25, 12:00 pm

Plymouth is hosting a light luncheon at 12 pm and an opportunity to "provide a safe space for strangers in our midst so they might share their stories about living each day in fear of detention and deportation. The conversation is a chance to listen (to) the voices of hidden and anonymous neighbors whose gifts and grit contribute significantly to prosperity and growth in this promised land. The conversation will wrap up no later than 3:00pm" Let Pastor Sonja know if you are interested in attending (we can carpool from MCC), or RSVP directly to Jon Schultz at either (608)-556-5796 or joncschultz@sbcglobal.net. Plymouth is located at 2401 Atwood Ave, Madison.

Unite to End Racism Rally
April 3-5, 2018
Wisconsin Council of Churches is sponsoring transportation for people of faith in our state to join this national rally and call to action, hosted by an interfaith, inter-racial coalition of supporters, including the United Church of Christ. Buses will be departing from 4 locations around the state, including Madison, on April 3. The bus from Madison will leave that day around 1 pm, returning on April 5 around 10 am. On April 4th, the group from Wisconsin will join people from around the nation for an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Preparation at the Lincoln Memorial and a Rally on the National Mall. At the end of the day, buses will return, driving overnight to arrive back to their home cities. Cost: $250 plus most meals on your own. For additional information and to register, click here.

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