7118 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717


Madison Christian Community

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Madison Christian Community

We've followed the progress of the Monarch from egg to butterfly, relating this life cycle to faith at our Tuesdays in August outdoor worship.

Mid-week Worship Opportunities in Lent
House Church Groups Through April 12
Then, 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.

Wednesday Holden Vespers Through April 5
One of the worship opportunities will be Holden Vespers at 7pm on Wednesdays at MCC. Look for more information to come!

Lenten House Churches
In addition to Wednesday evening worship services using the Holden liturgy, we are offering a number of House Churches this Lent. House Churches are hosted by various members of the MCC, either at their homes or another designated location. They'll meet for the five weeks between Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday, with guided conversation based on the scripture reading of the week. Some House Churches are designed for youth/adult participation, while others are geared for those who wish a cross-generational experience. There's bound to be a House Church that works for your schedule since they are on different days and times. Sign up online at: www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4ca5a92da7f85-lenten or on the sheets of paper on the table in the Shalom Room.

Deshawn McKinney
Spoken Word Artist Deshawn McKinney
Adult Ed Forum March 26
Deshawn McKinney is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a degree in creative writing and a certificate in African-American studies. From the Northside of Milwaukee, his work focuses on the liberation of all intersections of Black people and their identities, and building coalition across peoples and movements to create sustainable, proactive, and effective bases of power. A PEOPLE program, First Wave, Truman, and now Marshall scholar, he also utilizes art, grounded in hip-hop, as a tool to invite folks into the conversation and disrupt the status quo. Deshawn currently serves as the President of the Wisconsin Union, overseeing the 10 student committees and 6 outdoor clubs, with a focus on opening up the spaces to those who have historically been absent or barred from them. He will present both thru the art form of Spoken Word and speech on his experiences growing up in Milwaukee and at the UW at the Adult Ed March 26 at the Madison Christian Community.

The Road Home
Our next days for helping with The Road Home are Monday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 29. MCC is a “buddy church” to the Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ which hosts 4-5 families four weeks a year. For our “lead” nights, we need cooks to buy, make, and serve dinner for the families, activity hosts to play with the kids, shoppers to shop for breakfast/ lunch/baby supplies, and overnight hosts to spend the night at ORUCC. Beth Campbell and John Malecki are coordinators for the MCC commitment. One of them is present for the evening and will provide you information about the number and ages of the families you might be feeding, playing with, or otherwise helping. Signup sheets will be in the Shalom Room or you can contact Beth Campbell (824-0646) or John Malecki jkmalecki@tds.net.

Epiphany ChoirJoin the Epiphany Choir!
Looking ahead:
April 9 - Palm Sunday
April 13 - Maundy Thursday

Prairie Roots
Contact Jen Streit if you are interested in trying out this “roots” music group. We generally rehearse on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 pm.

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


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 continue with additional sessions in September, November, January, March and April. 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

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: April 13.

(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 .

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)


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, March 28

G.E.M.S. (Grumpy Elderly Men)
GEMS Meets Every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
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, April 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: April 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: April 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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