The purpose of the Madison Christian Community is
to live faithfully and lovingly with God, Neighbor and Creation!
We aren’t your typical church! Creativity and a willingness to try new things is baked into who we are. In 1968, Advent Lutheran joined up with a new church start, Community of Hope UCC, to do a radical new thing– become two churches partnered together as one! For over 55 years, we have shared a spirit of togetherness and collaboration to live out the Gospel in our community. This partnership continues to share resources, that more efforts can be put toward our ministry, and we truly believe that our diversity and differences give us a richer understanding of God.
Our calling as children of God is to love creation and to love the people in it. That has looked like being good stewards of the land under our care as well as working towards a better world where all are treated well and fairly. We strive to be a church where all are truly welcomed and loved just as they are. We also strive to be a church that goes out beyond our four walls to be involved in the community.
Most of all, we are a people who are always learning and growing to live into God’s call as best as we can. We love worshiping, praying, taking action, sharing in music, and working side by side together.
All Means All
In the Spirit of Jesus, we affirm diversity in the Body of Christ as gift from God, including all ages, races, abilities, religious and denominational backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, and sexual orientations. Advent is a Reconciling in Christ congregation and Community of Hope is Open and Affirming.
As a congregation that has committed to offer sanctuary, we trust in God embracing all of us regardless of ethnic or national identity, citizenship status, legal standing, or criminal history.
Our Partnership and Mission
“Ecumenical” is a word that means churches of multiple denominations coming together for a shared purpose.
Community of Hope, UCC and Advent Lutheran ELCA are in an ecumenical partnership and together we are the Madison Christian Community. We own our church building together, have a common budget, share in the education programs for all ages, fellowship events, youth ministry and worship together throughout the year. Each congregation also has a life of its own.
We believe that God smiles upon us when we work together and share as one in the Body of Christ. Our partnership means that there is a spirit of openness and conviviality at our church. We believe we are more than the sum of our parts!
Community of Hope is an Open and Affirming congregation and Advent is a Reconciling n Christ congregation. Our community welcomes people of all ages, denominational backgrounds, abilities, races, gender identities, and sexual orientations.
May our community be a sanctuary for all, where diversity is welcomed as a gift from God!