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!

June 27: Welcome Back to In-Person Worship
We are getting ready to welcome MCC back to worship in the sanctuary beginning Sunday, June 27 (9:30 am summer worship schedule). We’re looking forward to this reunion of the saints! In addition to in-person worship, we will continue with a virtual option that can be accessed via YouTube (Advent and Community of Hope). The Regathering Task Force has worked diligently throughout the pandemic to guide MCC through the safest practices, remembering our faith covenant to consider the needs of the most vulnerable. Therefore, we will continue with masking and social distancing inside the building, including for worship. Watch for an email from the Leadership Team next week with additional information.

Regathering Guidelines
Here are links to the Regathering Guidelines for meeting Inside at the MCC and Outside at the MCC. Based on recent revised guidelines from the CDC, the Task Force has decided to amend the guidelines for outdoor gatherings to allow small groups to gather without masks if all participants have been vaccinated. The Regathering Task Force decided to postpone any decisions about indoor worship. Please contact the office if you'd like to get something on the calendar of if you have questions.

Devotional Resources
New Daily Booklets
The new quarterly (July-August-September) editions of “Christ in Our Home” and “The Word in Season” are now available. Contact Kaisa or Nick to get a copy of one or both.

UCC Daily Devotional
Click here to read a daily devotion.

Taize Weekday Morning Prayer & Sunday Compline
These brief worship opportunities are ongoing, provided by the UCC Open and Affirming Coalition. Join Mondays through Fridays at 8 am or 10:30 am (CT) and Sundays at 8 pm (CT) for this ancient contemplative service with chant, psalms, silence, and prayer. This Zoom link works for all services

Kids in the Garden 2021

Plans are moving ahead for the Kids in the Garden program this summer. The program will run Tue/Th mornings June 29 - Aug. 5 from approximately 9:30/45 - 11:15/30; we are still working out the details of arrival and departure times. There will be no indoor food preparation this summer, and for now we are planning on two rotations - gardening at MCC and nature at Owen Park with another station at MCC for art/nature.

Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for the Kids in the Garden program this summer! We don’t know for sure how many children will be attending, but it looks like we will have more children on Thursdays; we can always use more volunteers! You can now go into the MSP program and sign up for specific days. If you have any questions, contact Joyce Anderson blajoy@tds.net or 608 848-3867.

Awaken Dane
The Wis. Council of Churches and others have a new grant-funded project about connecting congregations with each other and with their neighborhoods. The first cohort of 20 congregations will begin soon. A main part of the program is relationships between clergy, but there is also a congregational small group component, helping see the place of ministry for Advent-Hope/MCC in the city. Let Nick or Sonja know if you're interested. You can read more https://awakendane.org/ or click here for a one page summary.

Boundary Waters Trip 2019
Boundary Waters Group 2019

10:15 am Worship: Livestreaming
Worship with us by livestream on Sundays at 10:15 am or find previous videos of worship on YouTube at Advent Lutheran MCC and Community of Hope UCC

Welcome to Our New Director of Children and Family Ministries !
After an extensive visioning process for our ministries with children and their families, we were recently ready to conduct a job search. We're pleased to announce that Cheyenne Larson has accepted the position! She begins next Monday, June 14, with a couple of weeks in the office to get oriented before her first Sunday with us on June 27. We'll be working on plans for Cheyenne and MCC, especially our families with children, to become acquainted. We know you'll give her a warm MCC welcome! You can read her introduction here. Thank to Cindy McGown and Andrea Olson for being a part of our CFM selection process.

Volunteer in June to Keep Black Space Sacred
Last October YWCA Madison in partnership with Black Thought Project co-created the interactive community art installation Black Thought Wall (BTW)as a restorative space that centers, celebrates, and stewards Black expression, thought, joy and sacredness. It is located at the Village at Park Street. MCC is invited during the month of June to support this project by signing up to check in on the BTW, help maintain supplies of chalk and hand sanitizer, and ensure that it remains a safe space for its intended purpose. Let Pastor Sonja know if you're willing to take a turn to check in with the BTW in June.

Racial Justice Study & Action
"Who Will Be a Witness"

Has Resumed. Sign Up Now!
Join us Tuesday evenings via Zoom for a dive into Drew Hart's book Who Will Be a Witness: Igniting Activism for God’s Justice, Love, and Deliverance. This book delves deeply into the relationship between racism and the church, and moves from study toward action. You may still sign up here. Copies of the book are available at the church office for $14.

Judith Bible study
Judith Bible study will meet Tuesday, June 8 at 9:30 am in the Covenant Room. Our discussion is from the June issue of Gather magazine and is about Just Wisdom (Sophia:). All are welcome, and if you have any questions, please contact Joyce Anderson 608 848-3867 or blajoy@tds.net

COH Women's Breakfast
Meet in person at Hubbard Street Diner on MONDAYS at 7:30 am, the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday mornings. Zoom meet once a month on the 3rd Monday of the month at 10:15. Please mark your calendar. Let’s enjoy a new normal.

Epiphany Choir 2018
Epiphany Choir Concert 2018 Directed by Jen Striet

Outdoor Wednesday Evenings
Wednesdays June 23 at 6:30 pm
MCC moves its midweek worship out into the community next Wednesday, June 23! Join us at Walnut Grove Park, 202 N Westfield Road, just down the road. The picnic shelter is reserved from 5-8 pm, with worship at 6:30. The shelter is near the play area and the dog park. Come early or stay after worship for play, bring a picnic supper at 6, and/or join in for worship at 6:30 pm. Invite your friends! We’ll be back at the Memorial Garden for June 30.

Senior Recognition at MCC
Every spring, MCC honors its high school seniors in a unique way. Ceramic vessels (created and generously donated by Joanne Kirkland) are set out for each youth, and the community writes messages on slips of paper: prayers, Bible verses, lines from hymns or poems, well-wishes, words of wisdom, sometimes even drawings from young children. The slips are placed in the vessels which are then presented, along with prayer shawls (lovingly made by the PURLS) to each youth at a special service.
This year’s youth have spent most, if not all, of their senior years under quarantine – no athletics, no homecoming, no cafeteria food, no commiseration over phys ed classes, no prom, a second year without a chance to get yearbooks signed by everyone, and commencement ceremonies that will either be virtual or altered for COVID-19 guidelines.
Here is a link to see some of their future plans.
Let’s make sure they have something extra-special from their community of faith!

This is where you come in!
Write your message on a slip of paper with the dimensions of 8 1/2" X 2" - that's a two-inch piece cut off of a letter size sheet of paper. Then, send the slips to MCC via the mail. (Please do not email the messages.) You can also bring your blessings to church. A table will be set up in the Shalom Room for those using the building or you can drop them off at one of our Wednesday worship services.

BYOB-New Bible Study Invitation
Through the pandemic, a group of various comers-and-goers has been meeting on Zoom for weekly Bible study to discuss the readings for the coming Sunday. The plan for summer is to gather around the Memorial Garden for the BYOB Bible Study at 6:30 on Mondays. You’re welcome to join any time (and welcome to bring your own Bible…or beer…or beverage…or picnic)!

Give Away Advent Money!
The Advent Benevolence Allocation Subcommittee makes recommendations to assign how 7.5% of Advent offerings will support work in our community and around the world. If you’d like to be part of the conversation (it’s just one Zoom meeting in the next month or so) contact NickAnn Ward, or John Rowe


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