Welcome to Madison Christian Community!
Worship During the School Year
10:15 am September - May
9:00 am Education For All Ages
During the School Year
Summer Sunday Worship:
9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day
Advent Lutheran, ELCA
Worships in the Blessing Room
Community of Hope, UCC
Worships in the Covenant Room
No Summer Sunday School
Children are welcome in worship.
Child care is also provided.
No Matter Who You
Where You Are On Life’s Journey,
You Are Welcome in This Place
The Madison Christian Community is a unique community rooted in a
groundbreaking partnership between two very different congregations. We
do almost everything together including education for all ages, service
in the wider community, care of our land and our environmental
stewardship efforts. We even worship together regularly throughout the
year. Guests will encounter a vibrant community of faith that values
relationships and community engagement and that actively lives out its
faith every day of the week. Explore our website to learn more about our
two individual congregations and about our partnership efforts and visit
us on Sunday morning.
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Our New Pastors: Pastor Sonja Ingebritsen and Pastor Nick Utphall
We rejoice in welcoming Pastor Sonja Ingebritsen and Pastor Nick Utphall as
the new pastoral team of the Madison Christian Community!
Pr. Nick was called to Advent in November. He was recommended by the Advent
Call Committee, approved by the Advent Council and MCC Leadership Team, and
confirmed by unanimous vote at an Advent congregational meeting.
Pr. Sonja was called to Community of Hope in December. She was recommended
by the Community of Hope Search Committee, approved by the Hope Steering
Committee and the MCC Leadership Team, and confirmed by unanimous vote by
Community of Hope.
Pr. Nick has been the Associate Pastor of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in
Monona, WI for the past eleven years. At St. Stephens he developed
innovative children’s ministries and confirmation programs and found
creative ways to involve children and youth in worship. He brings a strong
background in social justice, a passion for the environment, and strengths
in preaching and pastoral care took out the word skills. He is active with
the WI Council of Churches and WI Interfaith Power and Light. Pastor Nick
bikes to work, plays the banjo and a variety of instruments, and has already
volunteered to lead the Senior High trip to the Boundary Waters next summer.
Nick is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire and Luther Seminary in St. Paul.
For the past six years, Pr. Sonja has served the Church of the Good Shepherd
UCC, Carbondale, IL, as Senior Pastor. She has been very active in the
community's social justice issues and brings a wealth of work experience in
human services with emphasis on the elderly. She nurtures a deep
spirituality of her own and cherishes the gift of companioning others on
their spiritual journeys. Her father being an ELCA pastor, she grew up
Lutheran and brings impeccable Lutheran credentials to the MCC. In more
recent years Sonja has found her home and her pastoral calling within the
UCC tradition. She is a published author and writes fiction and poetry.
Sonja is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA and the
Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.
Both pastors will serve the entire MCC community and will begin their
ministries with us on January 20, 2016. As a team, their creativity and
collaborative spirits will be blessings to the MCC.
We welcome Pr. Nick and Pr. Sonja to join us on the Road Ahead!