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New Church Year, New Lectionary!
On Nov. 27, we begin a new church year with the 1st Sunday of Advent. Instead of following the Revised Common Lectionary (which would be Year A, the year of Matthew), the MCC is going to try Year W of the new Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church. Advent will use all four readings each week, and Hope will use at least some. In organizing the readings, the questions were asked: What does it look like to tell the good news through the stories of women who are often on the margins of scripture and often set up to represent bad news? How would a lectionary centering women’s stories, chosen with womanist and feminist commitments in mind, frame the presentation of the scriptures for proclamation and teaching? Click to learn more.
Upcoming Midweek Worship
During the season of Advent, there will be three opportunities on Wednesday evenings for some simple supper and carol singing together. We’ll gather at 6:00 for (probably) soup and move to some simple worship and your favorite carols, finishing before 7:30. Join on Dec. 7 and 14, and the Longest Night service on Dec. 21.
Our Ecumenical Partnership
Living Faithfully and Lovingly with God, Neighbor, and Creation
For more than 50 years, the Madison Christian Community has been a unique community rooted in a groundbreaking partnership between two very different congregations. Most of our ministries are shared, including education for all ages, service in the wider community, care of our land and our environmental stewardship efforts. We also worship together regularly throughout the year. You 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.