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  • ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday September 24th
    Come savor your beautiful life

    Orchard Ridge

    United Church of Christ

    Sunday Worship Resources

    Happy Fall Equinox!

    September 24, 2023

    Coffee-Maker Training (8:15 am)

    For Children & Youth: Sunday School (9 am)

    For Adults: Children/Youth Ministry Update (9 am)

    (No Java & Jesus)

    10:00 am Worship

    Ken Pennings preaching

    Lay Liturgist: Lauren Amburn

    Special Music: John Leonard

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    For Children & Youth

    This coming Sunday, Sept. 24th, will be our second week of Echo the Story for 6th-High school Sunday school at 9:00 in the Dorothy Day room. Kristian Muckian along with Barbara Stretchberry will be our facilitators this week. TRU Function will practice from 10:00-12:00 in the Music room. Youth who are not involved in the band are encouraged to attend worship with their families at 10:00. 

    For Adults

    Children/Youth Ministry Update and

    Safe Sanctuary Training: September 24, 9:00 a.m.


    There are many exciting things happening with our young folks at ORUCC!


    On Sept. 24 at 9:00 a.m., all are invited to learn about what’s happening for children and youth this fall, as well as updates to the Safe Sanctuary policy. Approved by the Leadership Team this summer, the updated Safe Sanctuary policy will be voted upon at the congregational meeting in February. This policy outlines how we work together as a community to create a safe and welcoming environment for all children and youth. Individuals volunteering with our youth are required to be trained in this policy, and we also encourage as many people as possible to have a working knowledge of how to put this into action as a community.

    ALL are encouraged to attend (Java & Jesus will not be meeting this Sunday).

    Interested in Learning How to Use the Coffee-Machine

    in the Church Kitchen?


    Kurt Jaehnig will be training new Coffee-Makers in the church kitchen this Sunday, Sept. 24th, at 8:15 am. Please let Kurt know if you’re planning to attend – [email protected]

    (or simply show up).


    Thiotte Haiti Vulnerable Children’s Relief, INC.

    THIOTTE HAITI VULNERABLE CHILDRENS RELIEF, INC (THVCR) is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit that supports a group of women and children in the community of Thiotte,Haiti. These children are identified as being at risk of entering a child trafficking system because they don’t have parents, or the parents are not able to provide for them.  THVCR provides direct support to a Haiti organization (known as KoFAT Compassion Project) which hires five women who serve as community workers, three teachers to tutor and prepare the children for school and 3 cooks who prepare one meal per week for the 120 children. Funding covers the staff, annual tuition for 109 children to be in school this fall and the food to prepare the meals.

    The relationship between THVCR and KoFAT dates back to 2009. In subsequent years, the program and has experienced progressive, controlled growth with the first year having 16 children in school and meals for about 80 children.  THVCR is a 501c3 nonprofit made up of an all-volunteer group of leaders and supporters who’s sole focus in on sustaining the work of KoFAT in Haiti. With that, 100% of donated funds are transferred to KoFAT to apply to teacher/cook salaries, student tuition and food.  Routine communication between THVCR and KoFAT is maintained with various methods including WhatsApp, emails and an annual meeting between Haitian and WI leaders that, for safety reasons, is held on the Dominican side of the border with Haiti. The next trip is scheduled for November 2023.

    ORUCC’s association with THVCR originates with members Paul Patenaude and Ann & Roger Avery who have previously traveled to this region of Haiti as part of the Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin and who remain engaged in the work of THVCR. Thank you in advance for supporting THVCR as the September Compassion Offering. 

    Thank you in advance for your contribution.

    You can make a donation by check. On the memo line, please write “compassion” and mail to ORUCC, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison, WI 53711, or donate online from our website. 
    Office Manager Julie Wombacher
    Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am -12:30 pm
    608-271-7212 or EMAIL

    Senior Pastor: Rev. Dr. Julia Burkey
    518-542-6915 EMAIL

    Associate Pastor: Rev. Kate Mackey EMAIL

    Associate Pastor: Rev. Ken Pennings
    608-556-2371 EMAIL

    Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL
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