All announcements

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

  • Worship Resources for Sunday, May 19, 2024
    We celebrate our Confirmation Youth! Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, May 19, 2024 Pentecost Sunday Celebrating Confirmation! 8:30 a.m. Supported Nursery Care in Crossroads 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children No 9 a.m. Sunday School for Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – Java & Jesus 10:00 am – Worship Preaching: Kate Mackey Lay …
  • ORUCC Youth 5/19
    Hello friends, This Sunday is Confirmation Sunday! Due to this special day, we will not have youth Sunday school at 9:00 a.m. TRU Function will practice from 8:30-9:45 to accommodate youth being in service for confirmation. All confirmation youth and parents, please arrive at 9:45 to run through the logistics of the confirmation liturgy.  We will celebrate after service with …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, May 19th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, May 19, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Dan Rossmiller facilitating All are welcome! Join us even if this is your first time! At this session of Java & Jesus, we will discuss a video of a 2009 TED Talk by religious historian Karen …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 16
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Thursday, May 16 Sunday, May 19 Confirmation Sunday Pentecost 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children (No Youth Sunday School) 9:00 Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship-Celebration of Confirmation Sermon: Rev. Kate Mackey Lay Liturgist: Ginny Stiles Music: ORUCC Choir Roots4Change Latina Maternal/Infant Health Workshops Tuesday, May 21-Friday, May 24 See below for …
  • 5/19 Sunday School
    This week… 8:30 Supported Childcare: Jade will be available to assist families with young children in The Crossroads.  All children (PreK-5) will gather at 9 am in the Ruby Bridges Room for a special Pentecost lesson with Joanna, Diane, and Julie. Following the story, the children will have opportunities to engage in sand play, collage, and watercolor painting. We'll end with a Pentecost …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, May 12, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, May 12, 2024 Seventh Sunday of Easter Happy Mother’s Day! 8:30 a.m. Supported Nursery Care in Crossroads 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – Java & Jesus 10:00 am – Worship Preaching: Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness Music: Handbell Choir 11:15 …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, May 12, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, May 12, 2024 Seventh Sunday of Easter Happy Mother’s Day! 8:30 a.m. Supported Nursery Care in Crossroads 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – Java & Jesus 10:00 am – Worship Preaching: Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness Music: Handbell Choir 11:15 …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, May 12th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, May 12, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Jim McNamara facilitating All are welcome! Join us even if this is your first time! Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss “Anti-Zionism Is Not the Same as Antisemitism. Here’s the History”  by …
  • ORUCC Youth 5/12
    Hello friends,  This Sunday we will have Youth Sunday School in the Dorothy Day Room at 9:00 a.m. Susan and Pastor Kate will help shepherd the youth through another Echo of the Psalms. TRU Function will practice from 10:00-Noon. Our final confirmation session will take place 3:30-5:30!  Looking ahead:May 19 Confirmation Sunday, Worship 10:00 a.m. (No Sunday School)     …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 9
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance May 9 Sunday, May 12 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness Music: Handbell Choir 3:30 pm Confirmation-Lower Level Men’s Group Monday, May 13 7:15 – 8:30 pm Oscar Romero Room Roots4Change Latina Maternal/Infant Health Workshops Tuesday, May …
  • 5/12 Sunday School
    This week… 8:30 Supported Childcare: Marcia will be available to assist families with young children in The Crossroads.  All children (PreK-5) will gather at 9 am in the William Johnson Room for music. After the singing, Music Connections 2-6 graders will shift to the Anne Frank Room to rehearse our special meditative music for the 10 am worship service. Younger children and those …
  • 5/12 Music Connections
    This week, Music Connections gets a double whammy!  All children (PreK-5) will gather at 9 am in the William Johnson Room for music. After the singing, Music Connections 2-6 graders will shift to the Anne Frank Room to rehearse our special meditative music for the 10 am worship service. Younger children and those not interested in participating in the music (or observing …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, May 5, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, May 5, 2024 Sixth Sunday of Easter 8:30 a.m. Supported Nursery Care in Crossroads 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – Java & Jesus 10:00 am – Worship Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Jennifer Hahn Music: ORUCC Choir 11am – After Worship: …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, May 5th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, May 5, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Jeanne Moberly facilitating All are welcome! Join us even if this is your first time! Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss excerpts from “Becoming Wise — An Inquiry into the Mystery and …
  • ORUCC Youth 5/5
    Hello friends, Happy May! We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year and racing towards summer. Believe it or not, we only have three sessions of Sunday school remaining before the end of the year.  This Sunday, Susan and Kristin will lead our youth through another session of Echo with the Psalms at 9:00 a.m. TRU Function practices …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for May 2
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance May 2 Tonight, May 2, 7:00 pm– Movie Group-Oakwood Family Game Night Friday, May 3 6:00 pm Friendship Hall  WORSHIP & WORK This Sunday Sunday, May 5 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Amy Kell Music: Choir …
  • 5/5 Music Connections
    This week the children will begin the 10 o'clock hour downstairs in the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Room. We've made great progress in our guided meditation project and will use the entire time before communion to review our music. Bethany S. will be our Safe Sanctuary volunteer.  Would you believe that there are ONLY THREE remaining Music Connections of this programming year?! …
  • Sunday School 5/5
    This week… 8:30 Supported Childcare: Jade will be available to assist families with young children in The Crossroads.  All children (PreK-5) will gather at 9 am in the William Johnson Room for music. After the singing, we will tour the gardens outside with Jill to learn more about the ORUCC Veggie Village and Rain Garden. We might even have a chance to …
  • May Compassion Offering: Middle East Children’s Alliance
    Showing Compassion for Children in Gaza Our May Compassion Offering —  Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) — was identified and recommended by the ORUCC Palestine Justice Mission Team. After researching and considering many options, the Team unanimously approved sponsoring MECA as the Compassion Offering, in light of the current, urgent situation in Gaza.  MECA has staff on site in Gaza to …
  • ORUCC–Honor Pastor Julia & Daniel’s Second Child
    We celebrate with joy!   Please Join ORUCC Members as we Honor the upcoming birth of Julia & Daniel’s Second Child   From now until May 19 you have Two Gift Options: Diaper drive-Bring any type of size of diapers to the Pack’N Play in the church lobby. Diapers will be shared between Julia’s family and local Diaper Banks. Monetary …
  • The Stones Cry Out Solidarity Delegation
    Rev. Diane Dulin, member of ORUCC, traveled to the West Bank and Washington DC February 26-March 6. The following is Diane’s report. Read, pray, and consider sharing the link with a friend. And some of the Pharisees in the multitudes said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”  Jesus answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, April 28, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, April 28, 2024 Fifth Sunday of Easter 8:30 a.m. Supported Nursery Care in Crossroads 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – Awaken Dane presentation Friendship Hall 10:00 am – Worship Preaching: Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Amy Kell Music: TRU Function 11:15: Conversation …
  • ORUCC – You’re invited to Tom Klossner’s 80th birthday party!
    Tom Klossner is a longtime member of Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ. You’re invited to his 80th birthday party!  When: Sunday, April 28, 1:00-4:00pm Where: Schwoegler’s Park Towne Lanes – Madison We’ll have snacks, beverages and cake!  Can’t make it? Send him a card — 2619 Smokey Trail, Madison 53711 Please reply to Heidi Fahey if you plan on stopping …
  • ORUCC Youth April 28
    Hello friends! Here are the updates for Youth at ORUCC this week, April 28: TRU Function plays during worship this week! Other youth are invited to participate in an all-ages Children/Youth Labyrinth Walk in the Education Wing, starting at 9:00 a.m.  Confirmation will meet from 3:30-5:30. Pastor Ken is joining us this week to share about ORUCC history, and what …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 25
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance April 25  Sunday, April 28 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 9:00 am – Awaken Dane Presentation 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey Lay Liturgist: Amy Kell Music: Tru Function 11:00 am Conversation about what our soul’s need during election time 3:30 pm Confirmation-Lower Level …
  • 4/28 Music Connections
    This week the children will begin the 10 o'clock hour in the sanctuary with you. When they are dismissed for Music Connections, we will move to the downstairs Bonhoeffer Room for movement and movement. We'll revisit our guided meditation project and continue to work on the accompanying music.  Al B. will be our Safe Sanctuary volunteer.  Would you believe that there are ONLY …
  • ORUCC – PHISHING texts from “Rev. Julia Burkey”
    Fake text messages PHISHING TEXT MESSAGES Some of you have received phishing text messages from “Rev. Julia Burkey” from a cell phone 414-236-0639- this is NOT Pastor Julia’s cell phone and Pastor Julia would never ask favors from you about buying gift cards. We are so sorry that churches are targets of these scams.  If an email or text …
  • 4/28 Sunday School
    This week… 8:30 Supported Childcare: Jade will be available to assist families with young children in The Crossroads.  All children and youth (PreK-HS) will gather at 9 am in the Bridges Room to center ourselves, review labyrinth expectations, and hear about “The Walk to Emmaus.” While walking the labyrinth in the Johnson Room, the children will be encouraged to wonder what it …
  • ORUCC – Saying Goodbye to our Office Manager
    Staff Transition Update: Dear ORUCC,   Our office manager Julie Wombacher has determined that her time serving as Office Manager at ORUCC has come to a conclusion and that her last day with us will be May 30th. We are sad to see Julie go, and yet we support her wisdom which has given her the assurance that her time …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, April 21, 2024 (corrected)
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, April 21, 2024 Fourth Sunday of Easter 8:30 a.m. Nursery Opens 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – No Java & Jesus Instead: Shedd Farley Presentation on Green Burials 9:00 a.m. – Meet & Greet for Those New to ORUCC 10:00 am …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, April 21, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, April 21, 2024 Fourth Sunday of Easter 8:30 a.m. Nursery Opens 9:00 a.m. – Sunday School for Children and Youth 9:00 a.m. – For Adults – No Java & Jesus Instead: Shedd Farley Presentation on Green Burials 9:00 a.m. – Meet & Greet for Those New to ORUCC 10:00 am …
  • ORUCC – Volunteer to serve on Sunday mornings now through the end of September
    We celebrate with joy! Sign Up to Volunteer on Sunday Mornings Now Through the End of September 2024! AT ORUCC, the Members are the Ministers! We are seeking volunteers to serve 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! Young people …
  • ORUCC Youth 4/21
    Hello friends, It finally feels like spring, doesn't it? Even with the rain these past few days, I have been so grateful for the abundance of flowers blooming all around us. I hope to see some of you this weekend! For youth: Sunday school at 9:00 a.m., Kristin and Susan will continue to lead through an “Echo” experience of the Psalms. TRU …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 18
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance April 18  Hammersley Road is under construction until late October–you cannot get through at Gilbert and Hammersley, please plan your routes accordingly Sunday, April 21 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 9:00 am – Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Kate Mackey Lay Liturgist: Lauren …
  • 4/21 Music Connections
    This week the children will begin the 10 o'clock hour in the sanctuary with you. When they are dismissed for Music Connections, we will move to the downstairs Bonhoeffer Room for movement and movement. We'll revisit our guided meditation project and continue to work on the accompanying music.  George G. will be our Safe Sanctuary volunteer.  Would you believe that there are ONLY …
  • 4/21 Sunday School and Story Walk Invitation
    8:30 Nursery Care: Jade and Marcia are ready to play with your little one in the nursery.  Sunday School starts at 9 am. PreK-1st grade children are invited to sing with Julie in the Johnson room from 9:00-9:15. After the music, we'll move to the sanctuary to meet with the bell choir. During worship, the children will be invited to creatively move with the first …
  • ORUCC Pastor Julia Maternity Leave Plan
    We celebrate with joy! Pastor Julia Burkey  Maternity Leave Plans 2024   How exciting that we get to welcome a new baby into our community! This is a joy and a blessing for us all. Near the end of May or early June, to early-mid September, Pastor Julia will take 12 weeks of maternity leave, plus 3 additional weeks of …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, April 14, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, April 14, 2024 Third Sunday of Easter 9:00 am – No Nursery or Sunday School for Children 9:00 am – For Adults – Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Ken Pennings Lay Liturgist: Bruce Gladstone Music: ORUCC Choir 3:30 pm Confirmation-Lower Level Click here for at-home bulletin Join our Worship virtually …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, April 14th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, April 14, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Peg Knueve facilitating All are welcome! Join us even if this is your first time! Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss two pages from: THE INNER WORK OF AGE Shifting from Role …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 11
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Weekly Announcements Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance April 11  ALL CHURCH RETREAT Friday, April 12 – Sunday, April 14 Hammersley Road is under construction until late October–you cannot get through at Gilbert and Hammersley, please plan your routes accordingly. Sunday, April 14 9:00 am – No Nursery …
  • ORUCC Youth Updates: Sunday 4/14 + Service Trip + Confirmation!
    Hello friends, I opted to send one LONG email with lots of updates instead of multiples this week. There are many exciting things happening for our Youth!  Please look through to the end so that you don't miss any information relevant to you regarding this Sunday's programming, Confirmation, and Service Trip updates.  Events Sunday, April 14: No 9:00 a.m. Sunday school programming …
  • No Sunday School/Music Connections 4/14
    Good Morning,  This is a friendly reminder that there is no regularly scheduled Children's Programming (including Nursery/Supported Childcare) this Sunday due to the All Church Retreat. Below is the line-up of upcoming events.  Looking ahead:  April 21: Children are invited to participate in worship in a creative movement alongside the Bell Choir. More details to come next week!  April 29: Children's Labyrinth Walk …
  • ORUCC Faithful Action for Justice
    ORUCC Justice Newsletter     Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ April 2024 Faithful Action for Justice provides announcements and information from ORUCC’s Justice missions (Care of Creation, Immigration Justice, Heart Room, Racial Justice, Christian Witness and Service, Palestine Justice). Nobody can do everything. Saying yes to some things requires saying no to others. Our health …
  • Worship Resources for Sunday, April 7, 2024
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, April 7, 2024 Second Sunday of Easter 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 9:00 am – For Adults – Usama Nicola in Alfred Swan Rm (limited space, arrive early) 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Kate Mackey Lay Liturgist: Rayelle Berola Music: Bruce Gladstone & Vicki Nonn 3:30 pm Confirmation-Lower …
  • ORUCC -Sunday, Apr. 7, 9 am – Usama Nicola on Palestinian Justice
      ORUCC invites you! Sunday, April 7, 9 am Alfred Swan Room   A Palestinian friend of ORUCC members Tom Beilman and Diane Dulin, Usama Nicola, will offer a presentation on Palestinian justice. Usama is a tour guide extraordinaire and co-runs an organization — Wi’am: The Palestine Transformataion Center — that helps Palestinian children and youths cope with the trauma …
  • ORUCC Youth April 7: All Youth & Confirmation Programming
    Hello friends!After a couple weeks of spring break, we are set to be back in action this Sunday, April 7. I hope you all had time for rest and renewal over break. Today is the last day to sign up for the All-Church Retreat at Daycholah Center next weekend, April 12-14! There are scholarships available if that would be helpful …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for April 4
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Weekly Announcements Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance April 4  Friday, April 5 8:30 am Breakfast Group-Dennys 6:00 pm Family Game Night-Friendship Hall 7:00 pm Movie Group-Oakwood Village Sunday, April 7 9:00 am – Sunday School for Children 9:00 am – For Adults – Usama Nicola in Alfred …
  • 4/7 Sunday School and Story Walk Invitation
    8:30 Supported Childcare: Jade will be available to assist families with young children in The Crossroads.   Sunday School starts at 9 am. PreK-1st grade children are invited to sing with Julie in the Johnson room from 9:00-9:15. After the music, Jill and Josie will guide the children in the Easter story, “Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene.” The 2-5 grade classroom will revisit the symbols and …
  • ORUCC Spring Adult Ed Opportunities
      ORUCC Adult Education Opportunities Spring 2024 April 7th 9:00 am A Palestinian friend of ORUCC members Tom Beilman and Diane Dulin, Usama Nicola, will offer a presentation on Palestinian justice. Usama is a tour guide extraordinaire and co-runs an organization — Wi’am: The Palestine Transformataion Center — that helps Palestinian children and youths cope with the trauma of occupation. He …
  • April Compassion Offering: One Great Hour of Sharing
    One Great Hour of Sharing – Share the Light For 75 years One Great Hour of Sharing has provided an ecumenical response to disaster relief, refugee resettlement and community development around the world. The United Church of Christ joins multiple other denominations including Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian Church (USA), American Baptist, African American Episcopal, Church of the Brethren, and more …
  • ORUCC Easter Worship Resources for Sunday, March 31st, 2024
    Happy Easter! Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Sunday Worship Resources Sunday, March 31, 2024 Easter Sunday 6:30am Sunrise Easter Service on church lawn followed by brunch in Friendship Hall 10:00 am Worship Sermon: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey “Becoming Midwives of the Resurrection” Lay Liturgist: Diane Jungblut Music: ORUCC Choir There will be a coloring activity with parents for children …
  • ORUCC Youth Easter Sunday 3/31
    Hello friends, A quick reminder that we will not have regular Sunday school on Easter Sunday. Instead, you are invited to join in the festivities!  6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service, followed by Brunch 10:00 a.m. Easter Worship service, followed by Easter Egg Hunt If your family would like to attend the ORUCC all-church retreat at Daycholah Center April 12-14, there's still …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for March 28
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Week at a Glance March 28 Maundy Thursday Home Meals Thursday, March 28, 6-8 pm Tennebrae Good Friday Service, March 29 7:00 pm Sunday, March 31, Easter Sunday 6:30 am Sunrise Service Followed by Brunch 9:00 am – No Sunday School for Children / Teens 9:00 am – No Java & Jesus 10:00 …