MCC GEMs (Grumpy Elderly Men)
Members are retired, but not necessarily grumpy or elderly. We meet at MCC
on Tuesdays at 10:30am to discuss books chosen by the group.
During Lent the GEMS are reading and discussing some meditations from
Moving Toward the Cross: Reflections on the
Writings of Frederick Buechner by Martin Marty. In a few weeks
they’ll begin discussing Sapiens: A Brief
History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari. Contact Jim Eastman, 298-7155.
Morning Bible Study
The Morning Bible Study group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month from
9:30-11am, at the MCC. 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 Person: Jean
Afternoon Bible Study
We will meet Friday, October 14th, at 1:30 pm at Oakwood Village University
Woods in the Oaks Community Room, 6225 Mineral Point Rd. We are a group of
women who meet two hours on the second Friday of each month to read and
discuss a Bible study, share friendship and support one another. You are
very welcome to visit us. Contact is Margaret Smith at 231-1496.
OPALS Book Group
This group meets every 4th Tuesday at 1:30pm at
On April 25 at 1:30pm we’ll discuss
The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew and the Heart of
the Middle East, by Sandy Tolan. This is a non-fiction book about a
boy whose family was expelled from their home in 1948 in Israel and the girl
whose family moved in. Contact: Mary Maxwell, 230-3002.
CoH Women’s Breakfast Group
Solve the World’s Problems With Us--One Cup of Coffee at a Time. This
Breakfast Group meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays starting at 7:00am. We have no
agenda except to listen, learn and laugh with each other at the Hubbard
Avenue Diner, Middleton. All are welcome. Contact: Sandra Esrael,
CoH Men: Pancakes, Puns, Proverbs and Politics
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
6:30am every Wednesday.
Morning Men’s Group
Mondays, 7:15 am at the Lakefront on Langdon at the UW Memorial Union
(Terrace). Good conversation, friendship, laughter and support. Contact: Ken
Women’s Thursday Breakfast
Advent women are invited for coffee each Thursday at 7am at Panera Bread on
University Ave. The only agenda is sharing friendship, and there is always
laughter. We do service projects several times a year, pray for one
another’s concerns, and celebrate joys.
JEWELS (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. Our
next gathering is on November 16 at Karen Kuhn’s home, 114 S Owen Dr,
Madison. We will be discussing a service project for our December gathering.
All are welcome! For more information, contact Karen at 231-6723.
Meditation Monday for MCC Friends
Begin your week with balance and peace of mind. We welcome all who’d like to
join us in the Covenant Room, 5:30-6:30pm each Monday. We begin by listening
to a brief “dharma talk” that explores different aspects of a meditation
practice, then sit in mindfulness for about 20 minutes. Afterwards we may
talk about our experiences (or not). Wear comfortable clothes and bring a
pillow(s) or blanket. Namaste! Contact: Bob Sessions, 628-8610.
55+ Potluck Group
The 55+ group meet the 4th Wednesday of the
at noon, with a potluck at church. For information, contact Virginia
Stumbo, Jan Robertson or Pat Eddings.
Wednesday, April 26, at noon, with a
potluck at church. Chuck Pils will give a presentation on wolves. If you
need more information, contact Virginia Stumbo, Jan Robertson or Pat
This is an evening group for MCC women who seek to inspire and be inspired.
We take turns hosting and read a book, article or passage ahead of time. We
meet the 2nd Thursdays at 8 pm. For information and location, Contact: Kaisa Miller,
9:00 am Sunday Adult Discussion
All are welcome to attend Adult Discussion (formerly “Parent Hour”) the
third Sunday of the month in the downstairs area. Anyone with interest in
sharing the challenges and occasional triumphs of parenting is invited-- the
group is accepting, and always has a robust discussion. Anyone with a
commitment to our youth, regardless of parental status, is encouraged to
MCC Community Group
We are a mixed adult group that meets about twice a month for fellowship. We
enjoy potlucks, outdoor activities (mostly summer) and outings to concerts,
plays, museums and historical sites. We also sponsor the New Year’s Eve
progressive dinner. Just come when an activity appeals to you. All ages are
invited to our summer outdoor activities.
Thursday, April 6,
Community Group will attend the Madison Symphony
Orchestra Dress Rehearsal. Call Gretchen (663-4928) if interested. Carpool
from the MCC at 6:15 p.m. On Friday, April 28, 9:30 a.m., Community Group
will carpool from the MCC to Mineral Point attractions.
MCC Film Group
Every Third Friday of the Month
Bring a snack to pass. Contact the church office
A group of MCC members gets together the 3rd Friday of each month to watch a film and then
discuss its content. Movies we have watched together have included: Strangers in
Good Company, Everybody’s Fine, The Last Temptation of Christ, Being There,
Places in the Heart, Babette’s Feast and The Fisher King, and many more. The
dates and locations of some films are yet to be determined. Film Group meets
during the school year. Lois Komai, Coordinator.
Friday, April 21 at 7:00pm.
We’ll view the film A Man Called Ove, the story of a grumpy old man who is
grieving the loss of his wife. A new family moves in next door and slowly
Ove is forced to join in the life around him.
We welcome anyone interested in this ministry, experienced at knitting or crocheting, beginner, or anyone in-between. We make prayer shawls, hats,
mittens, scarves and headbands. We meet the third Tuesday of each month at
10:30am at the MCC. Also—we accept any yarn you care to donate. Please mark
your bags “PURLS” and leave by the guestbook table. Contact: Virginia Stumbo,
We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 9am at MCC. The women in this
group enjoy the fun of making warm and beautiful quilts for Lutheran World
Relief. The quilters are taught everything they need to know and provided
with any needed “tools.” If you can stay into the afternoon, we encourage
you to bring a lunch. Contact Hildy McGown, 238-8670.