All announcements

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

  • ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday September 25
     Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 09.25.2022 Worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday, Sept. 25th, at 10:00am Preaching: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey, “Peace: Releasing Our Anger to God” Special Music: John Leonard Lay Liturgist: Lee Johnsen Click here for printable bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You will need to …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Sept 22
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 09/22/2022 Sunday, September 25, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching Lay liturgist: Lee Johnsen Special Music: John Leonard Men’s Group Monday, Sept 26 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm John Lemke  Immigration Justice Team Tuesday, September 27 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm …
  • Volunteer on Sunday mornings 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, …
  • ORUCC Wayfinding Sept 21st 9:30am & Sept 22 4pm ZOOM link
    The Spiritual Tasks of Aging     WAYFINDING The Soul-tasks of Aging toward a Theology of the Elder Years Every third Wednesday from 9:30-11:15am, beginning this Wednesday September 21st followed by a virtual conversation the third Thursday beginning September 22nd 4pm Greetings Wayfinders!   Nearly 50 of us have RSVPed to attend the in-person monthly Wayfinding: Soul tasks of Aging …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday September 18
     Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 09.18.2022 Worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday, Sept. 18th, at 10:00am Preaching: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey, “Joining Our Journeys Together: Walking The Labyrinth” Special Music: ORUCC Choir Lay Liturgist: Jenn Hahn \Click here for printable bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You will need …
  • ORUCC Daily Reflections for Sept. 15-21
    Spiritual Nourishment for you! For the week of Sept 15 – Sept 21   Read this week’s reflections as a way to dive deeper into your spiritual practice or to get some nourishment and inspiration for your day. Click here for reflections We are grateful for the ministry of Jeanne Moberly who is a member of The Ministry of Adult …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Sept 15
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 09/15/2022 Sunday, September 18, 2022 10:00 am Worship & Labyrinth in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching & Labyrinth Walk Liturgist: L. Jennifer Hahn 9:00 am Sharing our Stories Appreciative Inquiry Under the Tent We want to hear everyone’s voice!  Leadership Team Tuesday, September 20 6:00 …
  • Volunteer on Sunday mornings 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, …
  • ORUCC Welcome Back Sunday September 11
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 09.11.2022 10:00 am Worship Welcome Back Sunday! Children’s programming begins again and we invite you to stay for a BBQ after church, rain or shine! Worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday September 11th, 2022 at 10:00am Preaching: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey, “Sharing Our Stories” Special Music: Bell Choir Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, Sept. 11, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus Resumes This Sunday, September 11th, 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 the following pages from The Unofficial Handbook of …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Sept 8
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 09/08/2022 Sunday, September 11 , 2022 Welcome Back to Church 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching  Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness  9:00 am Java & Jesus Dan Rossmiller Men’s Group Monday, September 12 7:15pm – 8:30 pm John Lemke Outside or Romero Care of Creation …
  • Movie Group Returns, Thursday, Sept 15, 10:00 am
    ORUCC   Movie Group Returns in an Experimental Format    #1 We will meet at 10 AM Thursday, September the 15th.  We will have coffee and appropriate snacks.  Masks will be worn except when eating or drinking.    #2 We will try this without any zoom link.  Some folks have indicated some difficulty with discussion when zoom is involved.  It is an experiment!    #3 We …
  • ORUCC Choir Begins Wednesday 7pm Sept 7th
    Love to sing? Join the choir!   Love to sing? Consider joining the ORUCC choir! Rehearsals every Wednesday at 7pm beginning September 7th     Reach out to Vicki Nonn or Bruce Gladstone for any questions: [email protected] [email protected] Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711
  • ORUCC Worship Resources September 4
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 09.04.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday September 4th, 2022 at 10:00am for Hymn Sing Sunday!  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 10 am if …
  • ORUCC Faithful Action for Justice
    ORUCC Justice Newsletter     Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ September 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 …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Sept 1
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 09/01/2022 Sunday, September 4 , 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Hymn Sing Sunday!  No 9:00 am Java & Jesus until September 11 Labor Day Monday, September 5 Office Closed Adult Faith Formation Tuesday, September 6 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Nathan Bubenzer Zoom Racial Justice …
  • September Compassion Offering: Just Dane
    JustDane (formerly Madison-area Urban Ministry, is a non-profit organization that offers an array of direct supportive initiatives for people being released from incarceration through our reentry programs, employment training for people with barriers to employment through Just Bakery, children and families impacted by the justice system, justice involved youth, as well as recuperative medical respite for families experiencing homelessness. Recognizing …
  • Abortion Rights Discussion September 25
    Mike Murray, VP of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), and Rabbi Bonnie Margulis, Chair of the Wisconsin Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice WI-RCRC), will present on the current status of abortion access in Wisconsin. The presentation from PPWI will include a discussion of the current legal and legislative landscape, information on medical and surgical abortions and how PPWI …
  • Afghan Refugee Update: One Year Later
    By Baxter Richardson One year ago, by August 30, 2021, the U.S. had evacuated 82,300 Afghans from Kabul airport. Of these, 13,000 arrived at Fort McCoy and of these, 70 families have been settled in Dane County, primarily in Madison. How are they doing after one year? Because of the size and suddenness of this influx and the almost total …
  • Immigration Justice Team Celebrates Clothing Drive Success
    By Ruthanne Landsness August 2022 was Casa Alitas clothing drive month for the Immigration Justice team. During that time, the team was thrilled to receive boxes and boxes and sacks and more sacks of clothing from the ORUCC, Mennonite and First Baptist congregations.  Each week, team members carefully sorted and boxed the clothing, making it ready for its trip to …
  • Hymn Sing Sunday! Sept 4th
    What is your favorite hymn?   Hymn Sing Sunday! September 4th, 2022 10am worship ORUCC   “THE ONE WHO SINGS PRAYS TWICE.” ~ SAINT AUGUSTINE   WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE HYMNS AND WHY? PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL ASAP WITH YOUR FAVORITE HYMN SO WE CAN PLAN TO SING IT IN WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH! Orchard Ridge UCC | …
  • Church Email
    Church Email   Church Email Good Morning, We are having a few issues with the church email, [email protected]   If you receive something from the church email twice, please disregard, if you don’t receive an answer to an email and feel that you should, please don’t hesitate to contact me again. We hope to have it resolved shortly. Julie     …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources August 28
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 08.28.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship in-person or virtually Sunday August 28th, 10:00am Sermon: Liberating Love by Manuel Ramminger Manuel Ramminger is a new member of ORUCC. He was born and raised in Gummersbach, Germany. In 2001, he moved to Madison for theological training with Youth With A Mission …
  • Sara Hagen’s Mother’s Celebration of Life Service, Monday, Aug. 29, 11:30 am
    ORUCC   Remembering Susan Miller April 18, 1952  -  August 22, 2022 Sara Hagen’s mother, Susan Miller, passed away on Monday, August 22. A celebration of life will be held at Midvale Community Lutheran Church, 4329 Tokay Blvd., Madison, at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 29, at 11:30 a.m. (gathering beginning at 10:30 a.m., and lunch following the service). Please offer condolences on …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Aug 25
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 08/25/2022 Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Manuel Ramminger preaching Lay Liturgist: Ginny Moore Kruse Kids in the Garden – Kristin Muckian  11:30 Handbell Exploratory Workshop If you have ever been interested in handbell choir, but feel intimidated just jumping in, then this is …
  • Wayfinding Sept 21st 9:30-11:15 am
    The Spiritual Tasks of Aging     WAYFINDING The Soul-tasks of Aging toward a Theology of the Elder Years Every third Wednesday from 9:30-11:15am, beginning September 21st   Pastor Julia will guide those of us who feel called to explore the soul-tasks of aging through a series of 10 workshops and conversations during the 2022-2023 program year. In a retreat …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources August 21
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 08.21.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship in-person or virtually Sunday August 21st, 10:00am Sermon: Christ the Liberator by Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey Image by photographer Gabriela Garcia Roman in her series “Queer Icons.” Pictured is poet Jahmal Golden This is our PRIDE service! Liturgist: Susan Dovell Special Music: Paul …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Aug 18
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 08/18/2022 Sunday, August 21, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey preaching  Lay Liturgist: Susan Dovell Kids in the Garden this Sunday-Rachael Lancor No 9:00 am Java & Jesus for the month of August Men’s Group Monday, August 22 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm …
  • Corrected Garden Work Time
    Garden Work Day, Wednesday, Aug 17, 9 am   Garden Day Wednesday, August 17 at 9   Please note the change of day & time for the Garden Work Day – 9:00 am on Wednesday, August 17 (Original date of Saturday, August 20 is cancelled)   Everyone with a hedge trimmer or a chainsaw is invited to come to the church …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources August 14
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 08.14.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship in-person or virtually Sunday August 14th, 10:00am Sermon: Hannah by Rev. Dr. Julia Weaver Above is a photo of our special guest preacher in her office and studio. We are honored to have Julia Weaver join us to learn from her about how …
  • Corrected Garden Work Time
    Garden Work Day, Saturday, Aug 20, 9 am   CORRECTED ANNOUNCEMENT  Please note the corrected time for the Garden Work Day – 9:00 am on Saturday, August 20. Also, a huge thank you to the Dyars for their work on our east garden   Everyone with a hedge trimmer or a chainsaw is invited to come to the church and …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Aug 11
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 08/11/2022 Sunday, August 14, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed We welcome artist and theologian Rev. Dr. Julia Weaver as our guest preacher  Lay Liturgist: Ken Psyck Kids in the Garden this Sunday-Sara Hagen No 9:00 am Java & Jesus for the month of August Meditation Group …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources August 7
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 08.07.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday Aug. 7, 10:00am We will say farewell to Tammy Martens and bless her as she retires. Sermon: Born of the Wind, Tammy Martens Liturgist: Mary Bucknell Special Music: David Anderman  Click here for printable bulletin Join …
  • Covenant Agreement for Tammy and ORUCC
        Covenant Arrangements Orchard Ridge UCC and Tammy Martens August, 2022   Words from Tammy I have valued so much my opportunity to work in ministry with all of you. I am grateful to all of you for your support and love. Part of finishing in my role as Associate Pastor, is the formation of this covenant agreement. The …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for Aug 4
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 08/04/2022 Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:00 am Worship in-person & live-streamed Tammy Martens preaching  “Born in the Wind” Lay Liturgist: Mary Bucknell Liturgy of Farewell for Tammy Martens No Kids in the Garden this Sunday. No 9:00 am Java & Jesus for the month of August Men’s Group …
  • August Compassion Offering: Community Immigration Law Center
    The Community Immigration Legal Clinic (CILC) is a Madison-based nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to immigrants facing deportation, free legal clinics, and training and education on immigration issues for the community at large. CILC is housed at Christ Presbyterian Church, 944 East Gorham Street, in Madison. Wisconsin. CILC provides pro bono services for anyone who presents themselves at their …
  • ORUCC: Canceled: Pastor Tammy’s Celebration August 6th
        Subject: Pastor Tammy’s retirement celebration scheduled for August 6th is Canceled. Dear Members and Friends of ORUCC,   After a wonderful mission trip, the unfortunate and perhaps inevitable happened: COVID came to pay our youth and chaperones a visit. Our Associate Pastor Tammy Martens tested positive for COVID this morning after having symptoms for a few days.   …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources July 31
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 07.31.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday July 31, 10:00am Sermon: The Art of Inner Cultivation, Julia Burkey Liturgist: Susan Dovell Special Music: The Hahn Family  Click here for printable bulletin Join our Worship virtually on YouTube any time after 10 am: YouTube Link You …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for July 28
      Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 07/28/2022 Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:00 am Worship “Spirituality & The Arts” — Summer Theme Continues! in-person & live-streamed Julia Burkey preaching Lay Liturgist: Susan Dovell Special Music: Members of the Hahn Family For Children & Youth 10:00 am Kids in the Garden For Adults 9:00 am Java …
  • ORUCC Vicki S. May Memorial Service
    Saturday July 30 11am   Memorial Service for Vicki S. May Saturday July 30th 11am Visiting with family at 10:15am Join us for a Memorial Service for Vicki May this Saturday July 30th at 11am with time to greet the family at 10:15am. You are invited to stay for a delicious luncheon in Friendship Hall hosted by the Catering Mission …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, July 31st, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus July 31st, 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!   Jim McNamara writes: Jill and I attended the Family Camp at Moon Beach this year which was led by Winton …
  • ORUCC Faithful Action for Justice: July Newsletter
    ORUCC July Justice Newsletter     Faithful Action for Justice Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ July 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 …
  • Volunteers for Pastor Tammy’s Celebration
        Volunteers Needed to Help with Pastor Tammy’s Celebration  8/5 or 8/6   Greetings ORUCC Family   Please consider volunteering on 8/5 or 8/6 for Pastor Tammy’s Celebration of Ministry. Please use this LINK to sign up.   Thank you so much! Please contact us for any questions or comments. Ann Evensen, Kellie Miller and Barbara Stretchberry Orchard Ridge UCC | …
  • ORUCC Worship Resources July 24
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 07.24.2022 You are invited to worship with us in-person or virtually Sunday July 24, 2022 10:00 am John Leonard preaching Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness Special Music: Vicki Nonn & John Leonard Pastoral Worship Leadership: Julia Burkey Kids in the Garden with Rachael Lancor We will bless Paul & Teri Hedges who are …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for July 21
      Weekly Announcements Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 07/21/2022 Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 am Worship “Spirituality & The Arts” — Summer Theme Continues! in-person & live-streamed Ken Pennings preaching Lay Liturgist: Ruthanne Landsness Special Music: John Leonard & Vicki Nonn For Children & Youth 10:00 am Kids in …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, July 24th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus July 24th, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   Jeanne Moberly will facilitate a discussion on Richard Rohr’s book The Art of Falling Upward — A Spirituality for the Two Halves of …
  • Invitation to Join SMAC Community Workshops
    This summer and fall, the Southwest Madison Action Coalition (SMAC) is partnering with UW-Extension Dane County and Good Shepard Lutheran Church to sponsor a series of free facilitated workshops focused on educating and developing community-based leaders with a goal of creating a two-year action agenda for a core group of leaders and participants. Each Saturday “Love Your Neighborhood” session will …
  • ORUCC Outdoor Worship Resources July 17
    Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Worship Resources 07.17.2022 10:00 am Worship You are invited to worship with us in-person Sunday July 17, 2022 10:00 am on our beautiful church grounds Sermon: Meditation on Creation in Word and Clay, The Rev. Dr. Alice Anderman Liturgist: Jill Westberg Special Music: Julie Mazer Pastoral worship leadership: Julia Burkey, Tammy Martens, Ken Pennings …
  • ORUCC Java & Jesus, July 17th, 9 am (In-person or by Zoom)
    Java & Jesus July 17th, at 9 am Attend in-person at the church in the Alfred Swan Room, or attend remotely by Zoom All are welcome! Please join us even if this is your first time!   Pam Oliver will be leading a discussion on Christian Nationalism, whether people think there is a threat to multi-racial democracy, and what we …
  • ORUCC Weekly Announcements for July 14
      Weekly Announcements Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice  Week at a Glance 07/14/2022 Sunday, July 17, 2022 10:00 am Worship “Spirituality & The Arts” — Summer Theme Continues! in-person & live-streamed Alice Anderman & Julia Burkey Liturgist: Jill Westberg Special Music: Julie Mazer & Others 10 am Worship Special Blessing of Julie Mazer …
  • ORUCC Welcomes Six New Members
      Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ Spiritually Alive, Joyfully Inclusive, Committed to Justice ORUCC Welcomes Six New Members! Becky Baumbach writes–I am retired from Madison College where I was a Vice President of strategic planning. I have a degree in social work and a masters in business. In my retirement, I have become a certified yoga instructor and most …
  • Volunteer on Sunday mornings 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, …
  • Volunteer for Pastor Tammy’s Celebration
        Volunteers Needed to Help with Pastor Tammy’s Celebration  8/5 or 8/6 Greetings ORUCC Family Please consider volunteering on 8/5 or 8/6 for Pastor Tammy’s Celebration of Ministry. Please use this LINK to sign up. Thank you so much! Please contact us for any questions or comments. Ann Evensen, Kellie Miller and Barbara Stretchberry Orchard Ridge UCC | Spiritually Alive, Joyfully …