Community Events


Come join us in continuing our radical welcome for Associate Pastor Kate Mackey.

We will gather on the church lawn, any time between 4:30 and 6:30 for a picnic, lawn games and informal fellowship. If you’d like, feel free to bring a picnic blanket, though we will have the tents and a few tables and chairs set up.

We will provide juice, lemonade and water. Bring your picnic supper and if you have a favorite lawn game you want to bring, please feel free! We will provide paper plates, bowls, cups, napkins and cutlery. Please bring your own serving utensils if you need them.

We hope to see you this Saturday, August 19th. The weather looks to be perfect!

Please join us at the Magic Pride Festival. We will be in booth G52.

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center will host our 5th Annual Magic Pride Festival LIVE in person on Sunday, August 20th from 1pm to 6pm at Warner Park in Madison!

The 2023 Magic Pride Festival will include a stage show with local LGBTQ+ identified performers, large vendor area, games and activities for youth and families, food and beverages, and more!

For more information, please call OutReach at 255-8582 and ask for Steve. Also e-mail at [email protected].

Pride Interfaith Service

Please join us on August 21 at Bethany United Methodist Church, 3910 Mineral Point Rd, Madison, WI 53705, for an interfaith event to celebrate and support the LGBTQIA+ community. Flyer

We need Orchard Ridge volunteers willing to come at 4:30 to set up tables and lemonade, please reach out to Pastor Julia or Pastor Kate to rsvp.

Organizations will table starting @ 5:00PM

Light picnic refreshments will be served


This service centers Queer voices and celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community and our allies.

Thank you to those congregations and organizations that have signed on so far to co-sponsor. It is not too late to add your congregation/organization! If you are interested, please be in touch with Manato Jansen for details at [email protected]

Donate items this Saturday, August 19 & Sunday, August 20 at ORUCC from 11 am – 3 pm for the MOSES Rummage Sale

MOSES is having a rummage sale. MOSES, of which ORUCC is a congregational member, is an organization that advocates for criminal justice reform and ending systemic racism thus allowing all people to thrive. The rummage sale will be at St. Dunstan’s 6205 University Avenue (Near Allen Blvd) Saturday, August 25 8 am to 5pm & Sunday, August 26 8 am to 3 pm. Items are sold for the amount the person is willing and able to pay. This policy has worked in the past both to raise funds for MOSES and to allow community people to acquire things they need.


Items needed:


small appliances

household items



MOSES is not able to accept computers, TVs, exercise equipment, sofas, futons, or baby furniture this year. If you’d like to contribute items for the sale, there is only a small window of opportunity. Please bring items in good, working condition to ORUCC this Saturday, Aug 19 11 am-3 pm, or Sunday, Aug 20 11 am – 3 pm; or to St. Dunstan’s on August 24 (8 am to 5 pm). Please don’t bring items to either site at any other time. If you can’t bring items then, there will be a FREECYCLE event at ORUCC in the Spring.