Madison Christian Community

Community of Hope, UCC

A Community Called Hope
Community of Hope is an Open and Affirming community of faith.
We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses,
religious upbringings, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

God is Still SpeakingWe come together
As people on a journey,
Respectful of our diversity
Supportive of our callings and
committed to learning
what it means to be the body of Christ
in the world today.

We celebrate all races, abilities, creeds, socioeconomic statuses, religious upbringings and sexual orientations.

For more information contact the church office: (608)836-1455.

Summer Worship in Community of Hope at 9:30 am
July 15, 2018: We continue our reading of Philippians (Phil 3:17-4:9), putting it in conversation with our UCC identity and theology as part of our 50th anniversary celebration. In these verses we hear Paul’s exhortation to rejoice in God always and in every circumstance. Paul also provides advice and support to two leaders of the Philippi congregation, who are women. Women in the Jesus movement were not unusual, although scripture has been misused historically to justify banning women from leadership in the church. In 1853, the UCC ordained the first female Christian pastor since the New Testament times. We stand on the shoulder of many “firsts,” as a church that continues to listen for the God whom we affirm is still speaking in prophetic ways. Our ongoing task is to pay attention. And respond.

July 22: Our shared MCC worship service will be led by some of the youth who traveled to the Boundary Waters last month. Amid worship together, expect to hear and see photos of some sagas of canoes and camp food, mosquitoes and storms, relationships together and with God in creation.

Wherever You Go, Emmanuel: Midweek Worship!
Tuesdays July 9 to August 7
Join us for outdoor community time together. A catered meal begins evenings at 5:30pm (freewill donation), followed by worship around the memorial garden finishing by 7:00pm. Given the busy summer schedules of the MCC, this year’s theme will be travel-related, with weeks on Preparation, Wayfinding, Detours, Sight-Seeing, and Homecoming. Worship is casual and will again include a variety of ways to engage and reflect.


Summer 2018 Connections!
Away? Prayers!
Again this summer, we will be naming in prayers on Sundays those who are unable to be here for our worship and amid our community. If you’re away for travels, for work, for soccer games, for church events, for any other opportunity and would like to be re-membered into our assembly in prayer, please contact a pastor, including by sending a note to mccnick@tds.net or mccrevsonja@tds.net.

Worship to Go
If you find yourself away on a Sunday morning and are looking to connect with MCC worship, we have created a simple service to be used by yourself or in a small group (and feel free to use whatever of it seems helpful!). These Worship-to-Go bulletins are printed and available at church or you can click here for them.

Weekly Bible Readings
Within the Worship-to-Go booklet are some general Bible reading options, but if you’d specifically like to connect with what is read in worship and reflect on those.

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Four Strategic Directions
View PowerPoint presentations highlighting the ministries of the MCC and its Four Strategic Directions. Click on a link below to download.

1) Deepen people’s connections to God and encourage practices that feed
    their spirits and equip them for their life journeys. Click here.

2) Strengthen and Build relationships within mcc, and foster an open and
    welcoming environment. Click here.

3) Care for creation and help others to do so as well. Click here.

4) Focus on meaningful partnerships that work for justice and enhance
    the quality of life for people around us. Click here.

Links of Interest
To learn more about the United Church of Christ follow these links:
Our Denomination: www.ucc.org
Some UCC Firsts: http://www.ucc.org/about-us/ucc-firsts.html
The Wisconsin Conference - http://www.wcucc.org/
The Southwest Association - http://swwisconsinucc.org/

Worhsip in the Round    Worship in the Round

Community of Hope, UCCOur Roots
In 1957, four denominations rooted in the Protestant Reformation joined together to form the United Church of Christ. Its member churches live in a loving covenant with one another and with God as revealed in Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This covenant preserves the autonomy of the local congregation. The unity that we seek requires neither an uncritical acceptance of any point of view nor a rigid formulation of doctrine. We believe in responsible freedom—we embrace individual expressions of faith, and the individual questioning and seeking of God’s presence in our lives. We believe that we are called to minister to others and seek to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, God with us.

Worship at Community of Hope, UCC
10:15 am During the School Year
  9:30 am Memorial Day-Labor Day


  
Community of Hope, UCC
    Worships in the Covenant Room

 
MCC Worship includes
    Prairie Roots
        led by our own Prairie Reckoning Group
    Taizé Service
    Hymn Sing Service


*Prairie Roots: Formerly known as "Prairie Reckoning," we have chosen a new name that reflects who we currently are and what we currently do: we play "roots" music (country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues) that is rooted in our Christian faith. In addition, we like the symbolism - knowing the amazingly deep and complex root systems of prairies.

Worship in the Round

What Are Others Saying About Us?
Four videos were created for our Stewardship Campaign featuring people who use our building talking about how the presence of the MCC makes a difference to them. Click here to view these videos.

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