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.

Worship in Community of Hope
Summer Sunday Worship at 9:30 am

Worshipping In Person
Sundays at 9:30 am you are invited to worship with Advent the Blessing Room and Community of Hope in the Covenant Room. Pandemic precautions remain in place for now, including masking, social distancing, and asking you to visit with each other outdoors. Click here for more detail
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Worship is also livestreamed and recorded to YouTube (Advent and Community of Hope) so those who aren’t able to be present in person can still be part of our worshiping community.


Worship Online at
Community of Hope's YouTube channel.

Worship at 9:30 am, with “Mix & Mingle” beginning at 9:15 am. Click here for Zoom access or dial in: 1-312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 521815249#; Password: 943018#.

Worship is also live-streamed on Community of Hope UCC YouTube channel if you prefer not to use Zoom.

7/18/21 -Hope worship in-person and streamed from the Covenant Room begins at 9:30 am. We continue our summer theme of Rooted in Love. Dorothy Brar will offer a reflection and Pastor Sonja will share some of her experience of the UCC General Synod this past week. If you are worshiping online, you can click here for the Community of Hope UCC YouTube livestream, and here for the bulletin. Have your own communion elements ready at home.

From the CoH Worship Committee
As we begin to worship in person, the Worship Committee is organizing folks to speak at the two upcoming services when Sonja is absent (7/4 and 7/11/21), and also throughout our summer services. The theme of our regathering is borrowed from the General Synod - "Rooted in Love".
We are looking for volunteers to reflect briefly (5 minutes) on a variation of this theme - "What kept you rooted in love during COVID?". We understand that all of us experienced this pandemic time differently and want folks to share about the darkness and struggle of their experiences during COVID, as well as what kept them rooted in love. It is an open invitation to reflect as you wish on this theme.

Our hope is that we will have 2 people at the services when Sonja is gone, and one person weekly throughout the remainder of summer. For those of you who cannot worship in person at this time, you can record a reflection that we can share at the service. Please contact any of the worship team members for more information and let us know if you are interested. You can also sign up using SignUp Genius at the link below for any available Sundays throughout the summer.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0449ABAD29A4FF2-worship
Thanks,
Avis, Julie, Kristin, Pat and Taylor (COH Worship Team)


UCC Strengthen the Church Offering
During the month of May, we collect one of four annual special offerings for the UCC called "Strengthen the Church." This offering reflects our shared commitment as people across the United Church of Christ to cooperatively support leadership development, new churches, youth ministry, and innovation in existing congregations. Through your generosity, we build up the Body of Christ.

Outdoor Wednesday Evenings-Through June 30
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Our shared MCC midweek outdoor worship services continue on Wednesdays, 6:30-7:00 with singing and some fun together. For some added time together, bring a picnic and enjoy each other’s company starting at 6:00. Rain conditions permitting, join others around the Memorial Garden. Readers and musicians can sign up on MSP


Additional Chances!
Remember that, even though we most encourage you to gather in worship at 10:15, the videos remain available at our YouTube channels afterward, so you can go back and catch Holy Week services you missed, or join in with our partner congregation’s worship for an MCC experience! Here is the YouTube channel link: Community of Hope UCC.

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://www.wcucc.org/associations/southwest-association/

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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