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.

Returning to 10:15 am Worship September 13
For one small sense of normalcy in your life, we will return after Labor Day to our typical rhythm of 10:15 worship for the year, beginning September 13.


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.

9/20 Worship
This week we hear Jesus’ parable of the laborers from Matthew 20. It invites Jesus-shaped questions about have and have nots, fairness and justice.

Sunday Worship 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# or
watch on our Community of Hope UCC YouTube channel.
Here is the link to the bulletin.
* Email prayer requests to Pastor Sonja no later than 9:30 am Sunday. Email birthday or anniversary announcements to our co-moderators Betty Custer and Tina Hogle.
* Set your worship space with a candle or other meaningful objects.
* Recognize that right where you are is holy ground.

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.

Midweek Evening Prayer: Wednesdays
At 8:45pm on Wednesdays, join your pastoral staff for a brief, reflective wind-down to your evening, with focus on scripture, quiet time, and song. Find it in videos on www.facebook.com/madisonchristiancommunity. You don’t need a Facebook account to watch, but do if you’d like to comment with greetings or prayer requests. You can also find it to watch later, if live doesn’t work for you. Click here for the  9-16-20 edition.

Outdoor Worship
Through September;  6:30-7:00 pm
There are two scheduled sessions remaining for Tuesday worship from 6:30-7:00 pm around the Memorial Garden. To attend in person sign up for one of the 25 slots here.. Please bring you own chairs or blankets and plan to wear a mask. The service is also livestreamed here so that all can participate. We meet around the Memorial Garden, with seating for individuals and households in marked, physically distanced circles. You can click here to watch last week's service with music from Andrea and Rob Olson and reflection on Patience and Kindness from Intern Lisa.

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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