7118 Old Sauk Road
Madison, WI 53717


Madison Christian Community

Events & Announcements 


Weekly E-News
Each week, MCC sends an email newsletter with details about worship; congregational events, activities and opportunities; information about happenings in the community and wider church; and more. Email us at info@themcc.net to subscribe to this free e-letter!

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MCC Latest Updates, Activities

Check this document 
to find all the latest updates of MCC activities and online gatherings, for current video links and Zoom links for your groups or meetings, and also virtual office hours.
Please contact the office or a pastor if you have other needs, ideas, or just need a chat.

All Saint's Candlelight Walk (& Candy!)
Looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween? All MCC kids and their families are welcome to join in for an All Saint's Candlelight Hike on Friday, October 30, 6-8pm. We'll create simple luminaries to honor our saints and go a on a candlelit walk with contact-free trick or treating. Costumes welcome! Sign up for an arrival time for your family.

High School Youth Gathering
Thurs, Nov 5, 3:30-4:30 pm. High School youth, check in with each other, the pastors, and Intern Lisa at this event. We’ll plan on an outdoor socially-distanced gathering (wear mask) around a firepit, with s’mores. If the weather’s bad, we’ll switch to a Zoom format. Click here to RSVP

Tree Lane Wish List - Diapers!
Thanks for your continued support for families of Tree Lane, your generosity is appreciated! We’re looking for lots of diapers this month! 
Click here for the online sign up.

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we ask that you have items shipped to this address:
Support Services
Attn: Kenyatta Moore
7933 Tree Lane Suite 127
Madison, WI 53717

Virtual Congregational Singing Opportunity
The "How Can I Keep from Singing" video we made in Bob's honor was incredibly powerful to each person who participated or viewed it, AND the process was very accessible - let's make more!

Next project: "Dona Nobis Pacem"
Due: Friday, 10/16
Who: Anyone who's heart wants to sing (or play an instrument)
Why: for All Saints Sunday Worship on 11/1 and for other times of comfort and hope
Click here for instructions.
Contact Jen Streit with questions.

"My Grandmother’s Hands” Book Discussion and Practice Group
Would you like to explore racism and white supremacy from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology? Intern Lisa will be leading a group this fall, using the book “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies” by Resmaa Menakem as a guide for discussion and some body-centered practices. This will be a unique and engaging way to approach the challenging racial divisions we experience in our communities and our nation. This group will meet for 6 weekly sessions, and the schedule/format will be decided upon by group participants. The target for a start date is mid-October. If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please contact Intern Lisa at lisal@themcc.net

Quilts & School Kits
This weekend is the boxcar loading for a year’s hard work! Items for Lutheran World Reliefbegin their journey to new homes around the world. This year, MCC produced 134 quilts – with a successful gathering on MLK Day, but also continued individual work at home during quarantine. It’s not too much lower than a regular annual total (though the quilters miss the fun of being together)! And the 55-60 school kit bags that were sewn and filled is a new MCC record!

Would You Like a Prayer Shawl?
Would you like to be wrapped in prayers? The MCC PURLS normally knit and crochet especially to surround those who have been hospitalized or through trauma. They realize that's ALL of us right now, and so want to be sure you know you can receive a prayer shawl. If you'd like one of these prayerful creations to get you through these days, contact Nick, Sonja, or Kaisa and we’ll get it delivered to you.

Dane Sanctuary Big Read - Get Your Copy Now!
A number of us at MCC have been reading and discussing the book The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez, A Border Story by Aaron Bobrow-Strain. It is a profound book that tells Aida’s story as related to Bobrow-Strain and also provides an extensive history of border policy in the U.S. The author was in Madison for the book festival and had planned to return October 8 to speak and discuss his book with us. However, with the pandemic restrictions, Bobrow-Strain will appeared virtually.

Dane Sanctuary Coalition will host some important follow-up on-line events after the Big Read.

October 21: Get to know our immigration partners – panel of local agencies discussing their work 7:00 PM

Intern, Lisa Lee!
Luther Seminary intern
Lisa Lee, InternThank you to all who so far who have written to help us welcome her and get to know the MCC.Click here for the reflections sent in so far, and keep ‘em coming! It’s an ongoing project!

Please provide your name/family members, which congregation you are a member of, and for how long. Then tell us in about 25 words for each bullet point:

  • Why were you drawn to Advent/Hope/MCC—what was it about the church that moved you?

  • How does Advent/Hope feed your faith and how has it deepened your faith formation?

  • What part of the MCC ecumenical partnership resonates the most with you?

You can submit these responses to welcome Lisa and share with others in our congregation by emailing to Kaisa at kaisa@theMCC.net. You might also send a photo with your response to share your smiling face and for Lisa to help to get to know you! )kaisa@theMCC.net. You might also send a photo with your response to share your smiling face and for Lisa to help to get to know you!

Boundary Waters Trip 2019
Boundary Waters Group 2019

10:15 am Worship: Livestreaming
Worship with us by livestream on Sundays at 10:15 am or find previous videos of worship on YouTube at Advent Lutheran MCC and Community of Hope UCC

Advent Endowment  Accepting Applications
The Advent Mission Endowment Committee is accepting applications from MCC members for grants for one of its biannual disbursements.  The application with eligibility criteria is available on the website (click here) or through the church office and must be submitted to the office or to the current committee chair, Linda Pils, at lindapils@sbcglobal.net.  The application period is from October 11-November 22.

SayTheirNames Prayer Vigil
Nov 8, 3:00 pm, via Zoom, Livestreamed to Madison Christian Community Facebook Page
We have heard about the most high-profile killings of Black and brown folx this year, such as George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. But there are so many more, including those in the trans community whose names are rarely mentioned or lifted up. This quiet service will be an opportunity for us to say their names, light candles, and offer prayers on behalf of these individuals and all of our Black and brown kin whose lives are impacted by the violence of white supremacy and racism on a daily basis.

Culture of Hygiene
The MCC Regathering Task Force has finalized a “Culture of Hygiene”, a set of guidelines for anyone entering the MCC Building during the pandemic. In keeping with our devotion to the faith, health and well-being of our members and visitors, we ask that people will adhere to these guidelines. We are in the process of developing signs for every entry to the building with a summary of the guidelines.Click here to read the entire guidelines document.
Lynn Breedlove, Chair, and Ann Ward, Co-Chair

Midweek Evening Prayer
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/madison
christiancommunity. 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  9-23-20 edition.

Online Weekly BYOB Beer & Bible
Now Mondays
evenings at 6:30 pm, you’re welcome to join a group in looking at the upcoming Sunday’s Bible readings, and chatting about plenty else! Join this great group any time. Contact Nick if you have questions or to be sure you get a copy of the readings.

Prairie Work Time
Saturdays 9-10 a.m.
Do you want to get outside, do good works, and social distance all at once? You are encouraged to join the Saturday-morning group working on MCC’s prairies. The jobs never end! Come when you can: Saturdays 9-10 a.m., weather permitting. Wear old clothes, and bring garden gloves and weeding tools if you have them.

Worship Notes
Hey Confirmation students! And hey everybody! Need a way to help focus your attention on worship when you’re distracted by other things on your computer? Or your dog? Or going to get a snack? Click here to download Worship Notesto fill in and focus some reflection. If you’d like to share them with pastors, please do!

It’s not united at the Union, but Monday Morning guys will continue on with Zoom. 7:00 am on Monday mornings: https://zoom.us/s/248810244? class="body_14px" />status=success or by phone at (312)626- 6799 with meeting ID 248 810 244

Join the Grumpy Elderly Men by Zoom on Tuesday at 10:30. https://zoom.us/j/101704646 for online video, or Dial in 312 626 6799 with meeting ID: 101 704 646

CoH Women’s Breakfast Group
The Community of Hope Women’s Breakfast Group invites you to join us
every Wednesday by ZOOM at 8:30 am for chatting about events, books, hobbies, families and your favorite topics. It is easy to join, just send me your email to add our group. I will send an email link to you each Wednesday just before 8:30 am. Sandra Esrael email: sandraesrael@tds.net. See you in the morning!

Beyond Self Care
Linda Pettersen recently shared some information from a National Association of Social Workers webinar, "Beyond Self Care,” by Melinda Marasch, LCSW. There are 7 preconditions for experiencing Trauma and their remedy. Linda notes that all pertain to our mutual community experience of Covid-19 Pandemic. You can click here to read her notes.

Calling All Librarians (and Wannabe's)
As part of Jen Streit's work as MCC's Director of Children's and Family Ministry, she started the Family Faith Formation Library. Lisa Johnsen, who has helped Jen with the library in the past, would like to know if there are folks who want to help with both the vision of the library and the work needed to organize and maintain it. So, if you have interest in either of those, please contact Lisa: delius71@gmail.com or (608) 230-5622. Thank you!

Epiphany Choir 2018
Epiphany Choir Concert 2018 Directed by Jen Striet

Pastoral Care
As these days drag on, and some are hitting new low spots of worry or concern (or times of joy!), if you need some pastoral contact, please reach out to your pastors. Contact us by phone or email and we’ll figure out a way to connect with you.

Hope Special Fund: See Our Generosity
Our Hope Special Fund has been depleted; we've recently had to turn down requests for assistance. If you have yet to fulfill your Special Fund pledge and can send that soon, or are otherwise able to contribute, please mail a check to church or use PayPal, noting that the contribution is for "Special Fund." Thank you!

Latest Updates
Check this document to find all the latest updates of MCC activities and online gatherings, for current video links and Zoom links for your groups or meetings, and also virtual office hours.

Please contact the office or a pastor if you have other needs, ideas, or just need a chat.

Need or Offering Help?
If you are unable to get out, folks from church can help you get what you need. Contact the church office if you could use assistance.

LCEC Food Pantry Volunteers Needed
Lussier Community Education Center is in need of volunteers for the Food Pantry distribution on Wednesday evenings 5:45 to 8, and 10:45 to 1 on Saturdays. Also, for food sorting on Tuesday and
Friday afternoons. Contact Shawna at shawna@lcecmadison.org

Devotional Resources
Online Hymn Sing
It’s not the same as singing together at the MCC, but one resource if you’re missing singing hymns is a nightly gathering at 7pm where you can join a video hymn sing here: 

UCC Daily Devotions
The UCC daily devotional is available on a daily basis, which comes as an email. You can sign up for it anytime (pandemic or no!) or look at past editions by clicking here.

Quarterly Devotion Booklets
July-August-September copies of Christ In Our Home and The Word in Season are now available. If you’d like to have a copy of one or both of these simple daily devotion booklets, contact Nick or Kaisa.

Daily Morning Prayer & Sunday Evening Communion Service
The UCC Open and Affirming Coalition offers daily morning prayer at 8-8:15 am and 11-11:15 am (Central Time), as well as a weekly Sunday evening communion service at 6 pm.. Click here to find the zoom link.

ELCA Weekly Devotional Message; Mondays
Augsburg Fortress sends a free devotional message and selection of artwork based on a Bible reading. Interested? Click here to sign up.

Creative Watercolor Painting for Fun and Fellowship!
The key word here is fun! We will just let our creativity flow and have fun experimenting with watercolors. The class is held on the MCC’s Zoom account  and meet weekly, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm for everyone at the MCC that is pumped to paint! A suggestion will be given of what to paint each week, but participants can feel free to paint whatever they want. Nancy Greenwald will lead the class. Group members will need a basic set of watercolor paints, a pad of watercolor paper, some basic brushes, paper towel, and a cup or two of clean water. Click here for the zoom link. If you have questions please call Nancy at 608-235-1461 or email her at youarelaughter@yahoo.com.

Attention MCC Musicians!
Are you interested in collaborating to create virtual music? Please contact Jen@themcc.net or call 608.556.2109


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