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In the Wider Church


Faith, Sexism, and Justice study guide 
The ELCA’s newest social statement on gender justice has a new study guide to support the call to action. View Bishop Eaton’s welcome here.

Madison Area Jail Ministry (MAJM) support
MAJM would like to add an additional chaplain to provide spiritual care on weekends. You can help reach this goal by making a one-time or ongoing contribution here or via check payable to MAJM to PO Box 8885, Madison WI 53708.  Become a Friend of the Jail Ministry. And pray for MAJM!

From Just Dane 
Click here to read an end-of-year letter from Linda Ketchum, director of Just Dane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry).

Transgender Day of Rememberance (TDOR) Interfaith Service & VigilMadison's first Interfaith Transgender Day of Remembrance worship was held last Saturday, Nov 20. Click here to watch the recording.

Global HOPE Blue Christmas Worship

Team Global HOPE, the new humanitarian response and empowerment division of the UCC National Ministries, is hosting a virtual Blue Christmas Worship Service on Wednesday, Dec 1, 1pm (CT). UCC Clergy and choirs engaged in humanitarian ministries across the denomination will be providing reflective liturgy, music, and preaching during this event. Click here to register and receive the link.

"Native Nations" Watch Party & Discussion  

The Synod Racial Equity Team invites you to watch "Native Nations: Standing Together for Civil Rights" in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This one-hour documentary explores the role of the Lutheran Church in the American Indian civil rights movement of the 1970s and 1980s. More information here. The documentary is available on YouTube. Watch on your own, and join a discussion on Zoom at 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 30th. Sign up here: 

UCCI Fall & Winter Camp Programs 

Epiphany Retreat: Dec 27-Jan 1, Moon Beach. This intergenerational retreat is a relaxing change of pace after the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. Spend time outdoors or enjoy the comfy fire. Usher in the new year with a talent show and games in the Lodge. 

Winter Camp: Dec 20-Jan 2, Daycholah Center (at Green Lake). This camp is for grades 3-12. Special winter-exclusive activities like sledding and snowman-building are just a few of the surprises that await campers in addition to trying out some of our summer activities.

“Tuesdays for Nurture” and “Thursdays for the Soul” in Rerun

The UCC is reprising its high response webinars this fall. If you register (click here), you can participate in a live chat with other viewers, or you can watch any of them on demand on YouTube. Those already featured are: Church-Based Reparations, Mysticism and Mindfulness, Disabilities, Mental Health, and Racial Justice, and Digital Funerals and Grief. The upcoming schedule includes:

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