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!

No Wednesday Soup Supper or Worship Gatherings
A handful of worship leaders will gather carefully to create the livestream of worship that you should be able to find through this YouTube channel.
You can access the bulletin to be able to participate in Holden Evening Prayer with this link.

Choir Rehearsals Are Canceled
There is no 7:00 pm rehearsal Wednesday, March 18 for Good Friday choir. Music links for those who signed up, will be posted on Facebook soon, and will be included in the Thursday email.

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 Families Share
Online Sunday School
This week, we will divide up by age groups - see links below! Shepherds are welcome to join us and connect with the children - especially good to share highs and lows.

SS K-4th Grade
Praying in Color (led by Pr. Sonja & Jen)
Supplies needed: at least 2 pieces of drawing paper; any kind of drawing/writing utensil (2 or more colors preferred)
Join Zoom Meeting
Click here.
Meeting ID: 165 926 689
Password: 093271

SS 5th-8th Grade
Psalm 23 (led by Pr Nick & Dan)
Join Zoom Meeting hosted by Katie Henzler Wildman (if you have trouble joining, contact Katie please)
Click here.
Meeting ID: 590 493 1543
Password: (none)

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!

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.

Google Doc 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.

We know this is a lot online these days, and if that's not how you'd prefer to connect, let us know and we can chat on the phone or figure other good ideas. Know also that an expanded group of some of the most isolated and shut-in of our members are receiving more communication by mail.

Confirmation Lenten Projects
Once again, our Confirmation Students are working on Lenten Projects. Each was given $25 with a charge to come up with a project to “do good” or “create something” as part of their faith enrichment. Some are investing in items they planned to have for sale to MCC members on Sundays to raise additional money to contribute to the organizations they want to support. As you can imagine, with our movement away from worship gatherings at this time, sales will plummet! Stay tuned for ways you can support their efforts.

Holden Village
If you’re interested in joining a group from the MCC to the Washington-state mountain retreat of Holden Village August 9-14, there was still a bit of registration availability this week. $500 for adults for the 6 days and nights in the village. http://www.holdenvillage.org/visit/guest-rates/ Train reservations will be booked soon, if that interests you.

Epiphany Choir 2018
Epiphany Choir Concert 2018 Directed by Jen Striet

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

Food Pantry Garden Help - March 25
The Green Team needs help moving dirt on March 25 Jobs include shoveling dirt into wheelbarrows from a pile next to the driveway, hauling the wheelbarrows to the garden, and spreading dirt in the rows. We plant to start at 10:00 weather permitting. Do not come if its raining. You do not need tools, only a good pair of work gloves. We will observe physical (social) distancing while we work. This will be a great activity for families feeling cooped up and provide a tremendous help to the Green Team. If you have questions, email Ann Ward at baward@wisc.edu.

DSC Big Read Books Available
MCC is participating in the Dane Sanctuary Coalition’s Big Read of the book "The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story". Our book group and the author event will happen later in the spring, but you can get a jump on reading! This informative, non-fiction book by Aaron Bobrow-Strain illuminates the history and current state of our unjust immigration policies through Aida’s harrowing story. Books are available now in the Shalom Room Welcome Center at a cost of $14. Checks should be made out to MCC with “DSC Big Read in memo line.”

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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