Madison Christian Community

Community of Hope, UCC

A Community Called Hope
Community of Hope is an Open and Affirming community of faith.
We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses,
religious upbringings, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

God is Still SpeakingWe come together
As people on a journey,
Respectful of our diversity
Supportive of our callings and
committed to learning
what it means to be the body of Christ
in the world today.

We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses, religious upbringings and sexual orientations.

For more information contact the church office: (608)836-1455.

Worship in Community of Hope
Sunday Worship at 10:15 am
Worship Online at
Community of Hope's YouTube channel.

Worship at 9:30 am, with “Mix & Mingle” beginning at 9:15 am. Click here for Zoom access or dial in: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 521815249#; Password: 943018#.

Worship is also live-streamed on Community of Hope UCC YouTube channel if you prefer not to use Zoom.

May 9, 2021: Our Eastertide journey is an exploration of Living Resurrection. This week’s focus is on the vocation of joy.
Worship is at 10:15 am, with “Mix & Mingle” beginning at 10:00 am. Click here for Zoom access or dial in: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 521815249#; Password: 943018#. You can also watch on our Community of Hope UCC YouTube channel.
To be ready for worship:
* Click here for the bulletin
.
* Remember that wherever you are is holy ground.
* Email prayer requests and birthdays & anniversaries you want mentioned to Pastor Sonja no later than 9:30 am Sunday.


UCC Strengthen the Church Offering
This is one of four annual special offerings; it reflects the shared commitment of people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively build up the UCC. The funds support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations. By your generosity to this offering, you build up the Body of Christ.

Outdoor Wednesday Evenings-Now With Singing
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
Shared MCC midweek outdoor worship service continues at least through the end of May, on Wednesdays 6:30-7:00. This is our current opportunity for in person worship. Join others around the Memorial Garden (rain conditions permitting). Next week Pastor Sonja will be leading worship. There is no sign up or attendance limit, though worship leader slots are available on MSP. NEW: With updated scientific input, we will now be able to join in (masked) congregational singing!


Additional Chances!
Remember that, even though we most encourage you to gather in worship at 10:15, the videos remain available at our YouTube channels afterward, so you can go back and catch Holy Week services you missed, or join in with our partner congregation’s worship for an MCC experience! Here is the YouTube channel link: Community of Hope UCC.

Weekly Bible Readings
Within the Worship-to-Go booklet are some general Bible reading options, but if you’d specifically like to connect with what is read in worship and reflect on those.

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Four Strategic Directions
View PowerPoint presentations highlighting the ministries of the MCC and its Four Strategic Directions. Click on a link below to download.

1) Deepen people’s connections to God and encourage practices that feed
    their spirits and equip them for their life journeys. Click here.

2) Strengthen and Build relationships within mcc, and foster an open and
    welcoming environment. Click here.

3) Care for creation and help others to do so as well. Click here.

4) Focus on meaningful partnerships that work for justice and enhance
    the quality of life for people around us. Click here.

Links of Interest
To learn more about the United Church of Christ follow these links:
Our Denomination: www.ucc.org
Some UCC Firsts: http://www.ucc.org/about-us/ucc-firsts.html
The Wisconsin Conference - http://www.wcucc.org/
The Southwest Association -
http://www.wcucc.org/associations/southwest-association/

Worhsip in the Round    Worship in the Round

Community of Hope, UCCOur Roots
In 1957, four denominations rooted in the Protestant Reformation joined together to form the United Church of Christ. Its member churches live in a loving covenant with one another and with God as revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This covenant preserves the autonomy of the local congregation. The unity that we seek requires neither an uncritical acceptance of any point of view nor a rigid formulation of doctrine. We believe in responsible freedom—we embrace individual expressions of faith, and the individual questioning and seeking of God’s presence in our lives. We believe that we are called to minister to others and seek to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, God with us.

Worship at Community of Hope, UCC
10:15 am During the School Year
  9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day


  
Community of Hope, UCC
    Worships in the Covenant Room

 
MCC Worship includes
    Prairie Roots
        led by our own Prairie Reckoning Group
    Taizé Service
    Hymn Sing Service


*Prairie Roots: Formerly known as "Prairie Reckoning," we have chosen a new name that reflects who we currently are and what we currently do: we play "roots" music (country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues) that is rooted in our Christian faith. In addition, we like the symbolism - knowing the amazingly deep and complex root systems of prairies.

Worship in the Round

What Are Others Saying About Us?
Four videos were created for our Stewardship Campaign featuring people who use our building talking about how the presence of the MCC makes a difference to them. Click here to view these videos.

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