All announcements

This page lists all announcements in reverse chronological order regardless of topic.

  • ORUCC Installation Sunday 2pm
    Celebrating God's blessing in transition Installation Worship Service Note May 22, 2022 2pm Dear ORUCC Community, I am delighted to invite you to our Installation service, as church and pastor, this Sunday May 22nd at 2pm. I love ritual, because it helps us practice for the world we want to create. We will ask for God’s blessings in all the …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 19
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 05/19/2022 Movie Group Friday, May 20, 7:00 pm In-Person at the Church or by Zoom (scroll down for more information) May 22, 2022 10:00 am – Worship In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Ken Psyck Welcome of New Members 9:00 am — Sunday School For Kindergarten through …
  • ORUCC Movie Group Discussion, May 20th, 7 pm
    The ORUCC Movie Group will meet this Friday, May 20th at 7 p.m. at the church Were you a fan of “I Love Lucy”? The ORUCC movie group will review both the film “Being the Ricardos” and the documentary “Lucy & Desi”. Both available free on Amazon Prime. Javier Bardem and Nicole Kidman were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor, Best Actress …
  • Work & Worship Sunday!
    May 15th after worship   Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ WORSHIP & WORK DAY MAY 15 after worship You are invited! Come to weed, plant natives, mulch flower beds & trim bushes. Bring your wheelbarrow (marked with your name), shovel, trowel or rakes. Wear your grubby clothes and garden gloves. Help us care for our beautiful grounds.   Enjoy …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for May 15th
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 05.15.2022  You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually! Sunday May 15, 2022 Worship 10:00 am Sermon: Unleashing Thunder Preaching: Julia Burkey This is the second of three sermons focused on non-canonical texts from the early Jesus following movement, to help us understand the diversity of belief and also …
  • Wayfinding May 18 9:30-11:30 am
    The Spiritual Tasks of Aging WAYFINDING Wayfinding for Seniors Returns! Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 am – 11:30 am   This is a special invitation for you to join us next Wednesday May 18 at Orchard ridge UCC in Friendship Hall if you see yourself as a “senior,” for a chance to reconnect and envision our future.   Going forward, we’ll …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 12
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 05/12/2022 May 15 Worship & Work Sunday 10:00 am – Worship In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Karen Falkner Free Luncheon & Work Projects after Worship (scroll down for details) 9:00 am Social Justice Programming Justice at the Intersections-WCC Rev. Kerri Parker & Rev. Peder Johanson 9:00 …
  • Memorial Service for Fern Hernandez
    Memorial Service for Fern. E. Hernandez Saturday May 14 6:00 p.m. Service 5:00 p.m Visiting Hour Orchard Ridge, UCC 1501 Gilbert Rd. Madison, WI 53711 The service will be in-person and live-streamed. Click link below.   YouTube Link Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice, www.orucc.org, Madison, WI 53711
  • Update from Tammy Martens
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Update from Tammy Martens          We are finishing up our 9:00 Sunday programming for children and youth. June 5 will be our last gathering until we reconvene next fall.            Susan Watson and I teach the middle school youth and for the past few months we have …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for May 8th
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 05.08.2022  A service of with a water blessing You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually! Sunday May 8, 2022 Worship 10:00 am Sermon: The Story of Thecla or The Girl who Baptized Herself or Ancient Christian Bodily Autonomy Photo by Christopher Campbell Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Diane …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 5
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 05/05/2022 Sunday May 8 Worship 10:00 am In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Diane Jungblut 9:00 am Social Justice Programming Update on Border & Immigration Ruthanne Landsness 9:00 am Sunday School For Kindergarten through 8th grade 10:00 am Music Connections & Craft/Play time. Children and youth …
  • In person & live stream service for Robert Prugh
    Memorial Service for Robert Prugh Saturday, May 7 2:00 p.m. Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ The service will be in person and livestreamed. Click link below.   YouTube Link Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice, www.orucc.org, Madison, WI 53711
  • Memorial Service for Robert Prugh
    Memorial Service for Robert Prugh Saturday, May 7 2:00 p.m. Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ The service will be livestreamed. Click link below.   YouTube Link Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice, www.orucc.org, Madison, WI 53711
  • May Compassion Offering: Wisconsin UCC Outdoor Ministry Program
    Our May compassion offering will go to Wisconsin’s outdoor ministry program (UCCI) which includes 3 camps: Moon Beach in the north woods, Daycholah on Green Lake, and Cedar Valley in southeast Wisconsin. It’s no surprise that the pandemic was hard on the camps. Even this year, in January, we had to cancel our all-church retreat at Daycholah. Despite the major …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for May 1st
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 05.01.2022 Photo by Zinko Hein of Inle Lake in Myanmar (Burma) You are invited to worship with us! Sunday May 1, 2022 Worship 10:00 am Sermon: Gone Fishing Preaching: Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Laura Conners Communion Sunday Click Here For Printable Bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 28
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 04/28/2022 Sunday May 1 Worship 10:00 am In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Laura Conners 9:00 am No Social Justice Programming 5/1 9:00 am Sunday School For Kindergarten through 8th grade 10:00 am Music Connections & Craft/Play time. Children and youth are invited to 10:00 worship …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, May 1st, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus May 1st, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Jim McNamara facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   For this Sunday’s discussion, please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the third chapter of the book After Jesus, Before Christianity: An Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of the …
  • This Saturday’s Memorial Service for James Cox
    Remembering James Cox   ORUCC member James Cody Cox died on August 17th, 2021, at the age of 62, with his loving wife Nancy at his side. Click here for obituary A memorial service will be held at Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Rd., Madison, 53711, this Saturday, April 30th, at 12 noon, with Rev. Kenneth Pennings …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for April 24
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Confirmation Sunday Worship Resources 04.24.2022 You are invited! Photo by Chang Duong, to represent our 6 youth getting confirmed this Sunday You are invited! April 24th Confirmation Sunday Worship 10:00 am Sermon: Inducted into the Hall of Faith Preaching: Tammy Martens Worship Leaders: Julia Burkey & Ken Pennings Josie Gasser, Jayden Gilbert, Josie Gilbert, …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 21
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 04/24/2022 Sunday April 24th Worship 10:00 am Confirmation Sunday In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Tammy Martens Lay Liturgists: Confirmands Details in Saturday’s Worship Resources 9:00 am Social Justice Programming Care of Creation – “The Problem with Plastics and What We Can Do About It” Part II Friendship Hall 9:00 …
  • ORUCC Java and Jesus, April 24th, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus April 24th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Jim McNamara facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   For this Sunday’s discussion, please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the second chapter of the book After Jesus, Before Christianity: An Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of the …
  • ORUCC Movie Group Discussion, Apr. 22, 7 pm
    The ORUCC Movie Group is back this Friday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. at the church We have lively discussions and a light dessert. All are welcome! WE WILL BE MASKED UNLESS WE’RE EATING. The Academy Award nominees and winners will be discussed. We have found that the website justwatch.com, which is free, provides good information on where to stream the films, and if a …
  • ORUCC Faithful Action for Justice: April Newsletter
    ORUCC April Justice Newsletter Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ April 2022 Welcome to Faithful Action for Justice Announcements, messages from ORUCC’s Justice missions (Care of Creation, Immigration Justice, Heart Room, Racial Justice, Christian Witness and Service). Nobody can do everything. Saying yes to some things requires saying no to others. Our health and obligations limit …
  • Taking a Faithful Stance for Equity
    Report from ORUCC Racial Justice Mission Team member Karen Jaehnig Racism and white supremacy can only flourish if people of goodwill stay silent. People of faith care about racism and we care about equity. Still, when the time comes to speak up in a public forum, we feel ill-prepared, unsure of what to say, or simply do not know when …
  • ORUCC Happy Easter! Worship Resources for April 17
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Easter Sunday Worship Resources 04.17.2022 You are invited! Ukrainian Pysanky Sunflower Egg photographed by Tim Mossholder You are invited! April 17th Easter Sunday Sunrise Service 6:00 am With bonfire, communion & baptism renewal  followed by breakfast in Friendship Hall Easter Worship 10:00 am Sermon: Joy & Terror Preaching: Julia Burkey  Clergy Worship Leaders: Phil …
  • ORUCC Good Friday Service Recorded
    Here is the Good Friday service from April 15, 2022 at 6pm Photo by Alicia Quan You are invited to join our Good Friday Service virtually, by clicking on the YouTube link and watching the recorded service from 6pm last night. Have with you a bowl of salt water and a candle to light. Printable Bulletin YouTube Link Orchard Ridge …
  • ORUCC Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday
    Holy Week & Easter Reflections “Mama” By Kelly Latimor Icons, purchased for download to honor the artist “The cross can heal and hurt; it can be empowering and liberating but also enslaving and oppressive. There is no one way in which the cross can be interpreted. I offer my reflections because I believe that the cross placed alongside the lynching …
  • Greetings from Casa Alitas April 12, 2022
    This weekend brings a close to my March-April 2022 volunteer time in Tucson and Casa Alitas. I return to Madison this coming Wednesday (the day before Maundy Thursday of Passion Week). This means packing in all those things on my “want to do before I leave” list. For me, this has meant a trip to wine country south of Tucson …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 14
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 04/14/2022 Easter Sunday April 17th 6:00 a.m. Sunrise Service followed by breakfast in Friendship Hall 10:00 am Easter Sunday Worship live-streamed and in-person 11:15 am Easter Egg Hunt Preaching: Julia Burkey Liturgist: Phil Haslanger Details in Saturday’s Worship Resources No 9:00 am Sunday School During 10:00 worship: Craft/play …
  • ORUCC-Garden Work Day -April 16
    ORUCC-April Garden Work Outdoor Garden & Yard Clean-Up Saturday, April 16 10:00 – 12:00 pm  Please come and help clean and spruce up the church grounds after a long hard winter, so that we can welcome the warm days of Spring and Easter services. City of Madison is picking up yard waste on April 17th for the last time …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for April 10
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 04.10.2022 Palm Sunday Image: Palm Sunday, Mark Jennings You are invited! April 10th Worship & Programming 10:00 am Worship Preaching: Julia Burkey Sermon: The Compassion of Jesus Liturgists: Ken Pennings, Tammy Martens, Deanna Blanchard Click here for printable worship bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You …
  • Transition Team & Search Team Update
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Update from Transition Team & Search Team (submitted by Tammy Martens)   The Transition Team includes Karen Jaehnig, Paul Vash, Rachael Lancor, Marc Walker, Julia Burkey and Tammy Martens. One of the goals of this team is to set up contingency plans if there is not a …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, April 10th, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus April 10th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Dick Rossmiller facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   For this Sunday’s discussion, please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss the first chapter of the book After Jesus, Before Christianity: An Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of the …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 7
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 04/10/2022 Sunday April 10th Palm Sunday Worship 10:00 am In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Deanna Blanchard Details in Saturday’s Worship Resources 9:00 am Adult Programming Prospective New Member Class in the Day Room 9:00 am Sunday School For Kindergarten through 8th grade. 10:00 am Music …
  • ORUCC Lent Devotional Tonight ZOOM 5:30-6pm
    ZOOM Good Enough Devotional Tonight 5:30-6pm Join Pastor Julia for a Lent Devotional tonight! I would love for you to join me for this last mid-week devotional over ZOOM continuing TODAY April 6th from 5:30-6pm No need to prepare, no need to have come for a previous one; just come as you are. I will lead a devotional for about …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for April 3
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 04.03.2022 Lent 5 Image: Last Supper, Polish artist Bohdan Piasecki 1998 You are invited! April 3rd Worship & Programming 10:00 am Worship Preaching: Julia Burkey Sermon: In the Beginning was the Meal Liturgists: Ken Pennings, Tammy Martens, Ginny Stiles Click here for printable worship bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after …
  • ORUCC – Help Decorate the Worship Hall for Easter
    Decorate for Easter Happy Easter We need four able-bodied volunteers to help decorate the Worship Hall for Easter and to set up for the Easter Sunrise Service on Saturday, April 16th, 10 am till noon. Click here to sign up Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711
  • April 2022 Compassion Offering: Common Wealth Development
    Common Wealth Development, a 40 plus year old non-profit, uses a people’s first philosophy to work in solidarity with the people we serve in our communities. CWD uses a housing and employment  approach to help stabilize families, thus contributing to stable neighborhoods. Under our racial justice and health equity model, Common Wealth works with a diversity of people, many who …
  • Correction – ORUCC Java & Jesus, April 3rd, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus April 3rd, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Dan Rossmiller facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!    Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss a chapter from the book The Naked Now by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and popular author, who uses anecdotes and personal experience in examining …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, April 3rd, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus April 3rd, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Dan Rossmiller facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!    Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss a chapter from the book The Naked Now by Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest and popular author, who uses anecdotes and personal experience in examining …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for March 31
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 04/03/2022 Sunday April 3rd Worship 10:00 am In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Ginny Stiles Details in Saturday’s Worship Resources 9:00 am Social Justice Programming Care of Creation – “The Problem with Plastics and What We Can Do About It” Friendship Hall 9:00 am Sunday School …
  • Greetings from Casa Alitas. March 30, 2022
    Hello and greetings from sunny Tucson! It is a beautiful sunny spring day here, the birds are chirping, and I woke up to the aroma of freshly baked bread.  Life is good! This day stands in contrast to my arrival in Tucson, five hours later than scheduled and in the middle of the night, due to a change of flight …
  • ORUCC Lent Devotional Tonight ZOOM 5:30-6pm
    ZOOM Good Enough Devotional Tonight 5:30-6pm Join Pastor Julia for a Lent Devotional tonight! I would love for you to join me for these short Mid-Week Devotionals over ZOOM continuing TODAY March 30th & April 6th from 5:30-6pm No need to prepare, no need to have come for a previous one; just come as you are. I will lead a …
  • ORUCC sign-ups to volunteer on Sunday mornings for in-person worship
    AT ORUCC, the Members are the Ministers! We are seeking a whole new team of volunteers to serve in 2022 on Sunday mornings for in-person worship. You need not be a member, simply a person who loves ORUCC and is eager to find a place to serve! Would you consider serving one or more times as a Lay Liturgist, a …
  • Faithful Action for Justice
    [email protected] Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ March 2022 Welcome to Faithful Action for Justice Announcements, messages from ORUCC’s Justice missions (Care of Creation, Immigration Justice, Heart Room, Racial Justice, Christian Witness and Service). Nobody can do everything. Saying yes to some things requires saying no to others. Our health and obligations limit us. As you …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for March 27
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 03.27.2022 Lent 4 You are invited! March 27th Worship & Programming 10:00 am Worship Preaching: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey & Rev. Ari Douglas, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Janesville and tri-chair of the Wisconsin Poor People’s Campaign Sermon: “You always have the poor with you, but you do …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, March 27th, 11:45 am
    Java & Jesus March 27th, at 11:45 am, by Zoom Dan Rossmiller facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   At its core Buddhism is a path of peace, compassion, and loving kindness. It is not so much a philosophy of the head but rather of the heart. Founded on the teachings of Siddhartha …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for March 24
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Our Week at a Glance 03/24/2022 Sunday March 27th Worship 10:00 am In-person & Live-streamed Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Bruce Gladstone Details in Saturday’s Worship Resources 9:00 am Social Justice Programming Heart Room – Stable Housing for Children and Families Heart Room is a partnership ORUCC initiated to help families with young …
  • ORUCC Lent Devotional Tonight ZOOM 5:30-6pm
    ZOOM Good Enough Devotional Tonight 5:30-6pm Join Pastor Julia for a Lent Devotional tonight! I would love for you to join me for these short Mid-Week Devotionals over ZOOM continuing TODAY March 23rd, March 30th & April 6th from 5:30-6pm Join for any or all of these. I will lead a devotional for about 10 minutes and then we will …
  • ORUCC — Remembering Edith Arny
    In Loving Memory of Edith Arny (1919-2022)   ORUCC charter member Edith Arny, age 102, died in her sleep on March 21, 2022. Edith died just four days before her 103rd birthday. There are no plans yet for a Memorial Service, but eventually Edith’s ashes will be interred in our Garth on the church property. Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually …
  • Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund: Year 1 Progress Report
    Jane Ilgen, a long-time member of ORUCC, established the “Jane Ilgen Literacy Fund” in the fall of 2020, reflecting her passion for early childhood education and racial equity, especially for African American children. To carry out Jane’s legacy after her passing in late 2020, ORUCC raised funds within the congregation for Jane’s endowment at the UCC Foundation, and for an …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for March 20
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 03.20.2022 Lent 3 You are invited! March 20th Worship & Programming 10:00 am Worship Preaching: Julia Burkey Sermon: The Spiritual Practice of Tree Climbing Liturgists: Ken Pennings, Tammy Martens, Jill Westberg Click here for printable worship bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You will need to …
  • ORUCC Holy Week Invitation from Pastor Julia
    Holy Week invitation from Pastor Julia “Seeing pain up close can give you an incredible experience of awe. It’s like seeing a garment turned inside out and all the rough seams are showing. You see someone’s absolute humanity shine through all the pain, and that vulnerability makes them more -not less – beloved.” -Kate Bowler & Jessica Richie, Good Enough: …