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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.

Welcome to Intern, Lisa Lee!
Lisa Lee, InternLuther Seminary intern
Thank 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!

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!

Mother Earth’s Pandemic: The Doctrine of Discovery
At MCC we have had 4 Adult Forums on the Doctrine of Discovery, aka Doctrine of Christian Domination. It is mind blowing and heart wrenching to learn how this papal doctrine defined Christianity’s exploitation of the peoples of the earth as part of a campaign to make everyone Christian. This upcoming online series confronts how the Doctrine also normalized and directed the toxic exploitation of the earth and its resources, one we even inflicted on indigenous peoples. Online sessions are Aug 6, 13 and 20. I have listened to and personally met some of the speakers and organizers. They are good and wise people, uplifting to spend time with. -Arden Mahlberg. Click here to to learn more and register.

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

SNaGs
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

GEMS
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

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

Hosted by Madison Christian Community
Click for Brochure
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

9:30 Summer Worship: Livestreaming
Worship with us by livestream on Sundays at 9:30 or find previous videos of worship on YouTube at Advent Lutheran MCC and Community of Hope UCC

Keeping the Faith
For all MCC members, especially those with any role with children & youth: We are hosting an excellent virtual program we would like you to attend. It is free for MCC members! 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. To register as an MCC member, email Kaisa.

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

Worship to Go
This summer, you may both be traveling less and also have an easier time joining in worship when you’re away, as we have been gathering online. Past services remain available for your participation. But other times you may not have an internet signal or may need something simpler, especially for facing hard days. As we are eager to offer resources to help keep you connected to the MCC and to sustain faith and hope, we have a new Summer 2020 edition of MCC Worship to Go available hereContact the office if you'd like one mailed.

Outdoor Worship
Though there continue to be new restrictions added as our community continues responding to the virus, we are still looking toward small gatherings for MCC shared midweek worship around the Memorial Garden. Attendance for those present will be limited to 25, with distancing masks and measures in place, but we intend worship also to be available by livestream online. We are currently planning to begin on Tuesday, July 21, with a brief service at 6:30. Stay tuned for more details on how to sign up for a slot, as well as other plans and protocols of re-gathering.

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!

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/
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 BYOB Beer & Bible
Wednesday
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.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86301329891

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.

Connecting
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.

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 will be held on the MCC’s Zoom account and will start Tuesday, August 4th 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.

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.

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.

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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