7118 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717


Madison Christian Community

Events & Announcements 

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 11Daylight Saving Time Begins March 11
Set clocks ahead 1 hour Saturday night.

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.

Easter Flower Orders
ACT NOW! Easter flower orders can be placed through March 21st, via an email to smzutz16@gmail.com or by filling out the flower order form on Sunday (with a check made out to MCC and Easter flowers in the memo), or by putting the form in Kaisa's basket at church. If you email your order, please mail your check to church or give it to Sarah Zutz on Sunday morning. Orders must be received by March 21st!

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!

Garden Registration Time
Interested in gardening this summer?? If so, you are invited to attend one of two Old Sauk Gardens Registration meetings. These will be held at church at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, March 20th and again on Thursday, March 22nd. You must attend in person if you would like a plot. Cost for a 20x20 foot plot is $20 and $10 for a 10x10 foot plot. If you have questions and/or would like a registration form, contact Jean Einerson at einerward@tds.net

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

Buy Stock in Youth!
Guatemala Mission Trip Fundraiser: If you would like to donate to our mission trip, feel free to take an envelope off of the board in the Shalom Room and donate the amount written on the envelope. Checks can be made out to MCC with Guatemala in the memo line. If donating cash, write your name on the envelope so the amount can be recorded on your MCC giving statement. Please place the envelope in the offering or give it to one of our pastors.

Save the Date:
Women's Salad Supper: Tuesday, April 24
Next FARE Meeting: Sunday, April 22, after worship

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.

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 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.

Next Niebuhr
After making our way through Reinhold Niebuhr’s "Moral Man and Immoral Society", we are moving on to his brother’s theology with "Christ and Culture", on how our faith encounters society and ethics. Copies are $14. We’ll begin meeting for discussions after Easter.

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.

“Ask the Earth and It Will Teach You”
This is the theme of this year’s UCC Southwest Annual Meeting on Sat, April 14
In addition to the opportunity to get to know others in UCC congregations in our region, the event includes worship; a keynote speaker who is a farmer and pastor; and a variety of workshops. Some from our MCC will be leading a workshop on our own creation care initiatives. The event is from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm at Salem UCC in Verona. Our congregation is in need of one additional delegate. If you are available, please let Pastor Sonja know and she’ll get our delegation registered.

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


In the Wider Church . . .

Responses to Gun Violence in Schools

March for Our Lives: Madison, March 24 - March for Our Lives is a national student-led movement aimed at reducing gun violence in schools. Marches will be held across the state/country on Saturday, March 24. Madison march begins at 10 am at the Library Mall and will proceed to the Capitol. More information here.
Madison Moms Demand Action: Gun Violence - The March 20 meeting of Madison Moms Demand Action will focus on advocacy training to learn how to talk to legislators about gun sense policies. 6:30-8 pm at Meadowridge Library, 5740 Raymond Road.

Praising the Divine Together: Concert and Potluck Dinner

March 22 join Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice at an Interfaith Community Building initiative for an evening of sacred music from different faith traditions and a potluck dinner. Washburn Heritage Room, Regina Hall, Edgewood College, 1000 Edgewood College Dr, Madison, 6:00 to 8:00pm RSVP to wifaithvoices4justice@gmail.com. See Facebook event for more information.

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.

Looking Ahead: Dane Sanctuary Coalition Member Meeting
MCC folk who are interested in learning more about Dane Sanctuary Coalition and how we can help our immigrant neighbors before they run out of options and need to seek sanctuary should save the date for the next Dane Sanctuary Coalition members-only meeting,
April 24, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road. Guest speakers will be attorneys from the Community Immigration Law Clinic (CILC).

Wisconsin Church Leaders Put Seal of Approval on Gun Safety Position
Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety this week sent a position statement to key Wisconsin politicians related to reducing gun violence. The document was reviewed and approved by the Wisconsin Council of Churches’ Commission on the Stewardship of Public Life, which includes both ELCA and UCC representation.

Peace & Non-Violence in the Time of Climate Change
Long time peace activist and Jesuit priest Rev. John Dear will be speaking in Madison and signing copies of his new book on
Wednesday, April 4, at 7 pm at James Reeb Unitarian Universalist, 2146 East Johnson Street. In They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change he connects the way of active nonviolence with solidarity with Creation and shows how our global epidemic of violence and war is leading to catastrophic climate change. The event is free and open to the public, but a free will offering will be taken up to help defray costs.

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