ORUCC Worship Resources for Sunday May 7th

Orchard Ridge
United Church of Christ
Sunday Worship Resources

Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 7th
9:00 am Sunday School for Children
Java & Jesus for Adults
(scroll down for more information on both 9 o’clock offerings)
10:00 am Worship
Sermon: Rev. Kate Mackey — JOY!
Special Music: Handbell Choir
Lay Liturgists: 5 members of the Search Team
11:00 am Brief Congregational Meeting
Reception in Friendship Hall
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Java & Jesus
Sunday, May 7th, 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!
For this Sunday’s session, Java & Jesus participants are asked to watch and listen to a video of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED talk on “The danger of a single story.” Her talk discusses the influence stories have on the way people view themselves and others, and describes how stories told over and over become a “single story” that can lead people to develop erroneous or misleading preconceptions about other people and cultures. These “single stories” come to control the narratives about other people and cultures and help maintain the power of those who propagate them.
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To join Zoom discussion by phone: 1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 836 4943 6657
Passcode: 315584
If you have difficulty accessing the Zoom discussion,
phone Ken Pennings at 608-556-2371

Programming for Children
May 7th
Nursery Care opens at 8:30am. Lily and Amalia are ready to play with your little one!
K-5 Sunday School starts at 9am. This week, we will study the Books of Poetry. After practicing our skills in finding a bible verse, the children will have the opportunity to solve a cryptogram, write their own poem/psalm, and find a proverb in the sand. Jadyn Gilbert and Julie Mazer will guide the children in their learning. 

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center
OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center has served the Madison area since 1973, providing community building, health and human services, and economic, social, and racial justice advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. OutReach has staff advocates that offer peer support, information, and referral in three main areas: substance use and harm reduction, transgender services, and elder services (for those over age 50). We also host social and support groups for people from all across the LGBTQ+ community where people can come together to discuss their lives, learn new skills, or just watch a movie and have a good time! OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center houses the Earl Greely Memorial Library, an over-4000 volume lending library of LGBTQ+ fiction and nonfiction, the David Bohnett Cybercenter, community meeting space, and a community pantry with food and personal essentials.
Funds raised will be used to support Willma’s Fund, a program of OutReach offering emergency financial assistance to LGBTQ+ adults in Dane County. Willma’s Fund was founded in 2011 by Donald Haar, a former employee of the Salvation Army and drag performer who goes by the name Willma Flynn-Stone. Donald recognized that LGBTQ+ people often face additional barriers when accessing support for homelessness or housing insecurity and saw a way to help (and get back into performing drag!). Since 2011, Willma’s Fund has awarded over $250,000 to over 500 people. In 2022 alone we awarded $50,000 to 120 people. We paid 35 people’s security deposits or first month’s rent, and provided over 400 nights of emergency shelter through short-term hotel stays. Willma’s Fund is a vital piece of our community’s efforts to protect its most vulnerable members.

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. The link is https://orucc.org/contribute/support/

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. Ken Pennings
608-556-2371 EMAIL
Children’s Education Coordinator & Music Director: Julie Mazer EMAIL

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