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!

Stay Connected
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.

Senior Recognition at MCC: June 7
Every spring, Madison Christian Community honors its high school seniors in a unique way. Ceramic vessels are set out, one for each youth, and the community of MCC writes messages on slips of paper for each youth: prayers, meaningful Bible verses, lines from hymns or poems, well-wishes, words of wisdom, and sometimes even drawings from young children. The slips are placed in the vessels which are then presented, along with a prayer shawl from the PURLS, to each youth. We have heard from young adults about how meaningful this has been to them.

This year, we still intend to honor our seniors in this special way. Perhaps this year is particularly important to these who will not have commencement ceremonies or graduation parties to mark this occasion. Joanne Kirkland has generously donated the twelve (yes, we have twelve seniors this year) ceramic vessels that need to be filled with slips.

This is where you come in!
Write your message on a slip of paper with the dimensions of 8 1/2" X 2" - that's a two-inch piece cut off of a letter size sheet of paper. Then, send the slips to MCC via the mail. (Please do not email the messages.) 7118 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, 53717
The filled vessels and prayer shawls will then be delivered to each youth at their home.

We’re Hosting an Intern!
On June 15, we begin as a teaching site for a Luther Seminary intern! It will be 15-20 hours per week over the next two years. The student paired with us is Lisa Lee, who is eager to learn and study ecumenical partnerships and the future of the church. As an ELCA internship, Nick will be her supervisor and her relationship with Advent may be a bit more primary, but Lisa will live into full roles as a pastoral intern for the MCC and Sonja will also be involved in mentorship. Right now we’re putting together an Internship Committee of 5-8 people. You’ll learn more about Lisa in weeks to come. Contact Nick with questions or other thoughts.

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

Healthcare Heroes
Karen Kuhn shared a campaign to ask the Wisconsin State Legislature to pass a Healthcare Heroes Act ASAP. The Act would include:

✅Providing additional PPE for healthcare workers
✅Fully-paid sick and safe time for all healthcare workers
✅Free healthcare coverage with no out-of-pocket costs
✅Hazard Pay for healthcare workers

We’ve set up a tool for you to email your legislators and Governor Evers to ask them to pass the Healthcare Heroes Act right now. You can do that using this link: https://p2a.co/lAiGRVC
Or by texting the word “Heroes” to 406-49. Let's get this done!

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

Keeping Faith
Keeping Faith:
Empowering Faith Communities to Recognize and Respond to Child Abuse

Monday, September 21, 2020
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

At Madison Christian Community
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Participants will learn best practices to prevent abuse within faith communities; how to recognize and respond to physical, emotional and spiritual impact of child abuse; spiritual care for both survivors and offenders; how to recognize and respond to sexual behaviors of children; corporal punishment, the law and the faith community; optimal response to allegations of child abuse within a congregation. Speakers: Victor Vieth, JD, MA , Director of Education and Research for Zero Abuse Project ( www.zeroabuseproject.org ) and nationally recognized expert in the field of interpersonal violence and child abuse.
Honorable Rev. Everett Mitchell is a Dane County Circuit Judge and Senior Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church. He is a community activist with a passion and desire for justice, equality, and protection of children. Click here to learn more information or to register for the event: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4546950

Boundary Waters Trip 2019
Boundary Waters Group 2019

Sunday School
Online Sunday School
June 7: A Loving Heart - James 1:19-27; 2:1-7

Join us for an interactive lesson from 9-10am exploring Jesus' call to love ALL people and how to live that in the messiness of racist inequalities! We will use breakout rooms again this week to share some time as a large group and some time in small groups by age.

Supplies needed:
* paper and bold writing utensil
* computer (for making Flipgrid video)

Join Zoom Sunday School, K-8 by clicking here. Meeting ID: 165 926 689 Password: mccSSzoom!

9:30 Worship on June 14 and beyond
As Sunday School concludes this week with the school year, we move next Sunday in our summer schedule. If you want to be part of participating in live worship, you’ll want to tune in at 9:30. (Of course, the videos are always available for you to participate or re-watch later.)

Coming Soon: Worship to Go
For the past several summers, we’ve offered a worship resource for when you’re not able to join in Sunday worship with our congregation. Right now, it’s actually easier to be elsewhere and still be part of worship. But we’re still going to offer you another resource to help your faithful connections and reflections in these days. Watch for it soon!

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!

Zoom - Download It
This week, some church meetings and number of affinity groups began using Zoom, and Sunday Schoolers carried iPads outside to explore with each other across the distance. If you haven't tried it yet, Zoom is pretty simple! We’ll set up to a host a meeting and give you a link (or a dial in phone number if you need or prefer). When you follow the link, you’ll be prompted to download Zoom (https://zoom.us/). If you have internet, a webcam, a microphone, and a speaker, you’re good to go!

High School Social Hour
Wed, June 3, 4:30 via Zoom. As you’re wrapping up the final projects of the school year, come take a break with your friends and check in with your pastors. And maybe a few rounds of Pictionary? Snacks are always welcome, so bring your favorite to munch on while we meet, if you wish.

Midweek Evening Prayer
At 8:45pm on Wednesdays, join your pastors 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, including yesterday's edition at this link.

Online Weekly Bible Study
Want a chance to see some familiar and funny faces? The conversation on Tuesday evenings has been both deep and hilarious. We look at the upcoming Sunday’s Bible readings, and chat about plenty else! 6:30 on Tuesdays, you're welcome to join this great group any time. Contact Nick if you have questions.  

Boundary Waters trip Canceled
After reporting last week that an adapted trip would still be happening, the planning group continued to reflect and worry about safely conducting a wilderness canoe trip during the pandemic and decided that this summer’s high school Boundary Waters trip would be cancelled.

Need Errands or Other Help?
If you are staying home and unable to get out, folks from church are already offering to help you get what you need. The Bauer family, the Huff family, and Jean Einerson and Ann Ward have all voiced that offer of support. Meier, who works in pharmacies, has offered to get prescriptions for people or help with the process to obtain extra refills. Contact the church office if you could use assistance. Some from the MCC are also connecting with broader community support. See toward the bottom of the email for that information.

Epiphany Choir 2018
Epiphany Choir Concert 2018 Directed by Jen Striet

MCC Support Group
Is this whole sheltering at home thing starting to get to you? Do you have a great resource, piece of music, activity you’d like to share that’s helping you get through? Every Monday at 2pm we’ll open up an hour on Zoom for a drop-in mini support group. Avis Elson will be the initiator, but there’s no set format. It’s just time for us to have another way to Be the Church together. If folks are intrigued with this idea, we’ll continue it weekly for awhile.

Click here to Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 878 9825 0932 Password: 478023 One tap mobile +1 312 626 6799

Perhaps you’ve begun to experience dispersed worship through YouTube. Those videos will continue (as we also continue to hone our tech skills!). Besides links for direct worship services, you can find and subscribe to our channels for Advent Lutheran MCC and Community of Hope UCC.
And there has been a lot of great community activity in the Private MCC Facebook group this week. It’s always a good place to share prayer requests, but also this week has been where you could hear a duet from Emily Wixson and daughter Rachel, where Arden Mahlberg invited a spiritual exercise, where some good in the community has been shared, and we’ve coped together a bit. (For this, you do need to be a member of Facebook.)

You’ll also be receiving a postcard with a reminder that not all this connection requires a computer. Besides Zoom for online meetings, we also have a conference call service set up, if that helps your affinity group or committee meeting. And your pastors are available a phone call away for a chance to chat, to pray together, to hear a voice.

Other Connecting
This week, some church meetings and number of affinity groups began using Zoom, and Sunday Schoolers carried iPads outside to explore with each other across the distance. If you haven't tried it yet, Zoom is pretty simple! We’ll set up to a host a meeting and give you a link (or a dial in phone number if you need or prefer). When you follow the link, you’ll be prompted to download Zoom (https://zoom.us/). If you have internet, a webcam, a microphone, and a speaker, you’re good to go!

Please also continue to watch for your Thursday weekly email for other updates. Sign up for the email at: info@themcc.net
Or check out the MCC Facebook page, click here. or MCC private Facebook group, click here., for sharing connections and prayer updates and more. (You need a Facebook account to request to join.)

And don't forget your phones! If you could use some pastoral conversation or a prayer, your pastors are available at the other end of the line! 608-836-1455

Judith Bible Study
We will again meet via Zoom on Tuesday, June 9 at 9 a.m. - NOTE THE TIME. Our study will be from the June issue of Gather magazine, “Just Love”, starting on p 20. The topic is timely and there will be a lot to talk about. Please join us.

Meeting ID: 864 9016 5114
Password: 315322
Dial-in: 1-312-626-6799

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!

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.

Cloth Face Masks
Need a cloth face mask? MCC sewers are re-tooling their sewing machines to make cloth face masks for MCC members. Please contact Emily Wixson (enwixson@gmail.com) with the number of face masks you need (2 per person in your family).

We also will sew face masks for Oakwood, Lussier, and Bayview affordable housing staff and volunteers (request from Diane Eddings).

Please contact Emily Wixson enwixson@gmail.com if you would like to join our group of sewers or would like a pattern for your own sewing outreach.

Free Weekly Devotional Message; Mondays
Augsburg Fortress sends a devotional message and selection of artwork based on a Bible reading. Interested, click here to sign up.


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