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
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.
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
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
Join the Epiphany Choir!
April 9 - Palm Sunday
April 13 - Maundy Thursday
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,
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
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
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:
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
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.
Formerly The Prayer Shawl Ministry Group
Third Tuesday Each Month; 10:30 am; at
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 .
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
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
(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
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
Good conversation, friendship, laughter and support. Contact: Ken Streit,