All announcements

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

  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Jan. 29th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Jan. 29, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Barbie Jackson facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time! This Sunday we will be reflecting on the selection “Living Waters (Down in the River to Pray)” from Daniel Cooperrider’s …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Jan 26
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 1/26/2023 Sunday, January 29, 2023 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship (in-person and live streamed) Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey Preaching Special Music: Ryan Conners (piano) Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness 11:00 Chili Cook-Off in Friendship Hall Women’s Book Group Thursday, February 2 …
  • 1/29 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 to complete a letter that they will send to our partner school in Gainesville, Georgia as part of the Peace Crane Project. We will mail our letters and cranes to them; and, …
  • 1/29 Sunday School
    Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one! K-5 Sunday School starts at 9am. This week, we will revisit the “What is the Bible?” lesson and choice stations from last Sunday. This repetition will give those that were not in attendance the opportunity to learn the material and give those that were in attendance the opportunity …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday Jan 22nd
    Worship Resources 01.22.2023 January 22nd at 9:00 am programming for children & adults (please scroll down) Worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday January 22nd 10:00am A Special Worship Celebration of Music in honor of Vicki Nonn’s 50th Anniversary with ORUCC! Special Music: The Whole Church! Lay Liturgist: Lauren Amburn Please join us for a reception with pie following Click …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Jan 19
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 1/19/2023 Wayfinding Thursday, January 19, 4:00 pm Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey ZOOM LINK Sunday, January 22, 2023 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship (in-person and live streamed) A service of joy expressing our faith through music! Music: ORUCC Choir & 14 …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Jan. 22nd, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Jan. 22, 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! Please join us even if this is your first time! Please read ahead of time and come prepared to discuss a chapter from a wonderful study guide promoted by the …
  • 1/22 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 to develop actions to the song “Deep Peace,” along with Megan and Josie Gasser. Later in the service, this song will be showcased as part of Vicki Nonn's 50th Anniversary of …
  • ORUCC — Chili Cook-Off, Sunday, Jan. 29th, at 11 am
    Chili Cook-Off Sunday, January 29th, after worship in Friendship Hall Our annual Chili-Cookoff is a favorite events for families and friends of ORUCC! Not only do we taste delicious chili and cornbread recipes, but we are able to visit and connect with one another in an unhurried, casual and festive atmosphere! Please join us even if you’re unable to bring …
  • ORUCC Wayfinding TODAY Jan. 18 in-person 9:30am, Jan 19 ZOOM 4pm
    The Soul Tasks of Aging     WAYFINDING The Soul-tasks of Aging toward a Theology of the Elder Years Wednesday January 19 9:30-11:15am Thursday January 19 4:00-5:15pm over ZOOM Greetings Wayfinders,   I look forward to seeing many of you this morning in less than an hour for the in-person portion of our January Wayfinding gathering. Tomorrow we will gather …
  • 1/22 Sunday School
    Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one! K-5 Sunday School starts at 9am. This week, we begin the “Learning to Use My Bible” Curriculum. This semester, we will focus on books and lessons from the Old Testament. We begin our exploration of the Bible by identifying different sections, finding different bible verses, learning American …
  • ORUCC January 15 Worship Resources
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources for Sunday, January 15, 2023   Join us for worship at 10 am virtually or in-person Ken Pennings, preaching “A Slow and Gradual Emergence into the New Year” Lay Liturgist: Nancy Wettersten Special Music: Piano Duets by Vicki Nonn & Bruce Gladstone * * * * * * * * * January …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Jan. 15th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Jan. 15, 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! Please join us even if this is your first time! Java & Jesus participants are asked to listen to an excerpt from a recording of one of the last sermons …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Jan 12
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 1/12/2023 Friday, January 13-15, 2023 All Church Retreat at Daycholah Center in Green Lake Sunday, January 15, 2023 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship (in-person and live streamed) Rev. Ken Pennings preaching Lay Liturgist: Nancy Wettersten Special Music: Piano duets by Vicki Nonn & Bruce Gladstone Wayfinding …
  • ORUCC — Visit Dianne Stevens?
      Visit Dianne Stevens? Dianne Stevens is a beloved longtime member of our church and is now in hospice and palliative care in her home. While her daughter Dawne is away, Dianne would very much appreciate having someone visit with her for 15 minutes each day Dawne is away, January 12th-24th, between 2 and 5 pm. During your brief visit, you …
  • No Sunday School/Nursery/Music Connections 1/15
    Hope you all have a restful weekend either at Daycholah Center for the All Church Retreat or at home. See you back again on 1/22! — Julie Mazer (she/her) Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Children's Education Coordinator Children's Music Director
  • Seven New Members Share Their Stories
      Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice Sharing Our Stories Seven of our new members share testimonies of “God Moments” or “Spiritual Highpoints” in their lives Hello! I’m Tom Beilman. My wife Diane and I joined ORUCC early in 2022, and we’re the parents of ORUCC Member Joanna Beilman-Dulin. Pastors Julia and Ken …
  • ORUCC Epiphany January 8 Worship Resources
    Join us to welcome the Light of Christ into our lives Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources for Epiphany Sunday, January 8, 2023, 10:00 am   Join us for worship virtually or in-person “Ritual of Guidance & Blessing for the New Year” Julia Burkey, preaching Leslie Linser, Lay Liturgist Printable Bulletin YouTube link Stay after worship for the …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Jan. 8th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Jan. 8, 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! Please join us even if this is your first time! This Sunday in the church calendar is Epiphany. The Feast of the Epiphany commemorates the manifestation of Christ to the Magi …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Jan 5
    Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 1/5/2023 Friday, January 6, 2023 Breakfast Group 8:30 am Denny’s Gammon Road Friday, January 6, 2023 Family Game Night 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friendship Hall Rachael Lancor Epiphany Sunday, January 8, 2023 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship (in-person and …
  • Music Connections 1/8 – Epiphany Labyrinth
    This week, the children will have the opportunity to explore the labyrinth with members of the Labyrinth Team during Music Connections. We'll meet downstairs at 10am (to maximize our time, children will not attend service) to explore the new, smaller floor labyrinth. During the experience, the children will carry the clay “gifts” they made with Alice Anderman in November into the labyrinth to …
  • ORUCC Retreat: Last Day to Register!
    Sign up now! Today, January 2, is your last day to register for the January Retreat 2023 See below for instructions We would love to facilitate your rest and relaxation and connection to nature and community on Friday January 13 to Sunday January 15! This is your sign to go for it if you are on the fence. Here is …
  • January Compassion Offering: Ethical Trade Company
    Ethical Trade Co was founded in 2015 after our founders witnessed firsthand exploitation and human trafficking affecting people in southeast Asia. We met companies there that offered ethical employment opportunities to the people in their communities to prevent further exploitation. Feeling inspired, we set out to provide a marketplace for the products they were making so that they could offer …
  • ORUCC New Years Day Worship, Sunday, Jan. 1, 10 am (in-person only)
    Join us to welcome the Peace of Christ into our lives Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Service for New Years Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023   Join us for in-person worship! Sunday, January. 1, 10 am Ken Pennings preaching “The Slaughter of the Holy Innocents” Barbara Stretchberry: Lay Liturgist John Leonard: Special Music Celebration of Holy Communion (no …
  • Provide a homemade pie to celebrate Vicki Nonn’s 50 years of music ministry among us?
    You don't want to miss this.   Pie Reception to Celebrate Vicki Nonn’s 50 Years of Music Ministry Among Us! As of October 2022, Vicki Nonn has served as ORUCC’s pianist/organist for 50 years! We will celebrate her incredible talents and ministry with a joyous worship service full of music at 10 AM on January 22, 2023. There will be a …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Dec 29
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 12/29/2022 Sunday, January 1, 2023 10:00 am Worship in-person and live streamed Rev. Ken Pennings Liturgist Barbara Stretchberry NO Sunday School/Nursery or Music Connections Knitting Group Monday, January 2 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Crossroads Sandra Dyar Adult Faith Formation Tuesday, January 3 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm …
  • ORUCC Christmas Celebrations
    Join us to welcome the Peace of Christ into our lives Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Services for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day YouTube Link for Live-Streaming   Join us to welcome the light of Christ into our lives and the world! 4pm Children’s Service: A Celebration of Peace The children and youth will lead us with music …
  • ORUCC Wayfinding December 22 ZOOM 4pm
    The Soul Tasks of Aging     WAYFINDING The Soul-tasks of Aging toward a Theology of the Elder Years Thursday December 22nd 4:00-5:15pm over ZOOM Greetings Wayfinders,   I look forward to seeing many of you this afternoon in less than an hour for the ZOOM portion of our December Wayfinding gathering. We will celebrate the Solstice, which is the …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Dec 22
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 12/22/2022 NO YOGA TONIGHT 12/22 DUE TO WEATHER  Saturday, December 24, 2022 4pm Children’s Service(See Below) 7pm Christmas Eve Service with Madison Mennonite Church and the ORUCC Choir(See Below) Sunday, December 25, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person (see below) NO Sunday School/Nursery or Music Connections Yoga Thursday, …
  • No Children’s Programming 12/25 and 1/1
    We will not host Children's Programming (Nursery Care, Sunday School, and Music Connections) on 12/25 and 1/1. Looking forward to seeing you back again on January 8.  Pssst…..please sign up to assist in Music Connections in the New Year 😊:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0944A5AB2B0-2023  — Julie Mazer (she/her) Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Children's Education Coordinator Children's Music Director
  • NEW INFORMATION FOR January All Church Retreat
    Sign up now! January Retreat 2023 Registration closes January 2 Thank you to those who have registered and paid for our retreat. Daycholah Center is doing something different this year, and asks that each registrant register their dietary restrictions, and other personal information, directly on their website. If you have already registered, go to the website and add your information, …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for December 18 Advent 4
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Advent Worship Resources 12.18.2022 Lighting the Candles of Hope, Peace, Joy & Love Join us for Advent 4 Sunday, Dec. 18th 9:00 am Sunday School for Children / Java & Jesus for Adults (scroll down) 10:00 am Worship Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching — “Dreaming with Joseph & the Stars“ Special Music: ORUCC Choir …
  • Celebrating Dianne Stevens and the Greeting Card Ministry with Renewal
    / Long-time ORUCC members know that since 2003 Dianne Stevens has been selling beautifully crafted “Secrets from the Garden” photo greeting card to support an anti-eviction fund. Her ministry raised over $27,000 that promoted housing stability for many individuals and families in our community. We are celebrating Dianne’s achievement and ministry by renewing it. It has been Dianne’s desire to pass …
  • Remembering Jack Christian
    In Memoriam   Beloved ORUCC member Jack Christian died peacefully in his home Sunday, December 11th. He had dealt without complaint with prostate cancer for almost 20 years, and although there were many treatments he tried and clinical trials he participated in, he had finally exhausted suitable options.   Our deepest sympathy to Jack’s wife of 60 years Jan, son Jeff, and …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Dec. 18th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Dec. 18th, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom Barbie Jackson facilitating All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time! As we continue our advent journey together, we will turn to the stories leading up to the birth of Jesus …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Dec 15
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 12/15/2022 Sunday December 18, 2022 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching Special Music: ORUCC Choir & Children’s Solos Leadership Team Tuesday, December 20 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Barbara Stretchberry Zoom Wayfinding …
  • ORUCC – OVER 55 – TODAY December 14, 11:30 am
    Please Join Us for Over 55 Today Wednesday, December 14 11:30 am Daniel Cooperrider Have you read his book, “Speak with the Earth and it Will Teach You”? Rev. Cooperrider will be our guest presenter on December 14th. We will be amazed and entertained! He will have copies of his book available for purchase. Join us for a delicious $8 buffet luncheon at 11:30 …
  • Sunday School 12/18
    This week… Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Antonia and Lily are ready to play with your little one.  Kindergarten-5th grade will begin their Advent study. This week, they will hear the classic story of the Prophets, the Holy Family,  the Shepherds, and the Magi. We will also arrive at the white, Christ candle. Following the stories, the children will have an opportunity …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for December 11 Advent 3
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Advent Worship Resources 12.11.2022 Lighting the candles of Hope & Peace & Joy Join us for Advent 3 Sunday Dec. 11th 9am for in-depth James Webb Space Telescope presentation (more below!) 10:00am Worship Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaches on Mary’s Magnificat & becoming friends with the stars Special Music: ORUCC Bell Choir Click here …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Dec 8
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 12/8/2022 Sunday December 11, 2022 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am UW Student Isaac Lester speaking on the James Webb Space Telescope 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching Lay liturgist: L. Jennifer Hahn Special Music: Bells Men’s Group Monday, December 12 …
  • Please sign up to volunteer on Sunday mornings in 2023 for in-person worship
    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 are welcome to sign up too! Would you consider serving one or more times as a Coffee Maker, …
  • Sunday School 12/11
    This week… Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Antonia and Amalia are ready to play with your little one.  Kindergarten-5th grade will begin their Advent study. This week, they will hear the classic story of the Prophets, the Holy Family, and the Shepherds. That day we will light the pink, “Shepherd” candle. This candle reflects the Joy that comes with Jesus' arrival. Bonus …
  • ORUCC Faithful Action for Justice
    ORUCC Justice Newsletter     Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ December 2022 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, Palestinian Justice). Nobody can do everything. Saying yes to some things requires saying no to others. Our health …
  • January All Church Retreat
    Sign up now! January Retreat 2023 Our All Church Annual Retreat is returning January 13-15, 2023–It is For All Ages! Come enjoy and connect with nature and just relax and take a break from the rhythms of life. Our church will hold its 11th Annual Winter Retreat at Daycholah Center (Green Lake, WI) January 13-15, 2023. Wonderful lodging, food, outdoor fun, …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for December 4 Advent 2
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Advent Worship Resources 12.04.2022 Lighting the candles of Hope & Peace Join us for Advent 2 Sunday Dec. 4th 10:00am Rev. Ted Drewsen preaches on “A Child’s Gaze” Special Music: ORUCC Choir Lay Liturgist: Lauren Amburn Click here for printable bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You will …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Dec 1
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 12/1/2022 Saturday December 3, 2022 (8 am – 3 pm) Fair Trade Holiday Sale at Monona Terrace (to support Ethical Trading Company & our own Manuel Ramminger) Otherwise, shop at Ethical Trading Company’s Store at Common Grace, 3565 Tulane Ave, Madison, WI 53714, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm, …
  • ORUCC — Masking
    Masking As an effort to respect our congregational safety we are still masking and are so grateful to all of you that you are following this expectation. When I came in Monday, we were out of KN95 masks, I immediately placed an order, however, they will not be here until this Sunday, December 4. Could you please bring your KN …
  • December Compassion Offering: UCC Christmas Fund
    United Church of Christ retired clergy, servants of the church, have spent lifetimes baptizing and blessing, teaching and preaching, marrying and burying, and comforting and empowering God’s people.  The UCC Christmas Fund for Veterans of the Cross gives us the opportunity to sustain and empower them. Gifts to the fund help retired clergy, church staff, and their families supplement pension …
  • Sunday School 12/4
    This week… Nursery Care opens at 8:30. Antonia and Joey are ready to play with your little one.  Kindergarten-5th grade will begin their Advent study. This week, they will hear the classic story of the prophets and the Holy Family. They will also have an opportunity to make a card for a church elder. Paul Vash, Jadyn Gilbert, and Karen …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for November 27 Advent 1
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Advent Worship Resources 11.27.2022 Join us for Advent 1 Sunday Nov. 27th 10:00am Ken Pennings preaches on “The Birthing of a Universe” Special Music: TRU Function Lay Liturgist: Jill Westberg Click here for printable bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You will need to refresh the page after …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Nov. 27th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Sunday, Nov. 27th, 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! Please join us even if this is your first time! In keeping with the Advent preaching theme of “The Stars, Christ Child and Cosmos in Conversation,” we will be exploring …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Nov 24
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 11/24/2022 Happy Thanksgiving NO YOGA 11/24/2022 NO MEDITATION GROUP 11/25/2022 Sunday November 27, 2022 9:00 am Sunday School for Children 9:00 am Java & Jesus 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Ken Pennings preaching Lay liturgist: Jill Westberg Special Music: TRU Function Men’s Group Monday, November 28 …
  • No Sunday School 11/27, Advent Wreath Making in Friendship Hall
    NO Nursery Care this week. Children under age five are invited to enjoy the nursery alongside their parents. Please tidy-up the room before leaving. NO Sunday School for Kindergarten-5th grade. Instead, join Julia Burkey in Friendship Hall for our 2nd annual Advent Wreath making event! All supplies will be provided for one wreath per family. Though, if you have your …