ORUCC Youth 10/22–Service Trip Sunday!

Hello friends,

This Sunday at our 10:00 worship we are having a special service celebrating the 2023 Youth Service Trip to Duluth, MN. Many of the youth have a “role” to play in the service: serving as Welcomers/Ushers, reading prayers and scripture, sharing their stories, or playing in TRU Function. It should be a great time! If your kiddo was on the trip, please have them wear their green SLC shirt.
We will not have regular Sunday school at 9:00–but participants in the service are invited to come at 9:00 to prepare. If your youth did not attend the trip, but would like to be involved in the service, we will find them a job to do! 

Following the service, around 11:15, we will have an informational meeting in Friendship Hall for any youth who is interested in Service Trip 2024 and their adults. 
Other upcoming events:
October 27, 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Treinen Farms Bonfire and Corn Maze

An all-ages fellowship event! We have a bonfire ring reserved and will provide supplies for s’mores. Families are responsible for their own tickets for admission ($15.50 per person over 2 years of age, can be purchased online ahead of time or at the gate). Please RSVP to me, Pastor Kate ([email protected]), if you are planning to attend so that I can ballpark our s'mores supplies 🙂

November 19:  Bible Distribution

During worship, ORUCC will strengthen the baptismal commitment to the children in our church community with a Bible distribution ceremony. This ritual is for children in grades 2-12 who have NOT received a Bible from ORUCC previously. Please complete THIS FORM if you wish for your child to be a part of this ritual.  It is okay to not partake this year if you are unsure. We will have other Bible distribution ceremonies in future years. Please see Pastor Kate or Julie Mazer if you have any questions. 

November 23: Thanksgiving Day Berbee Derby

Calling all walkers, run/walkers, and runners! Join Rob and Lily Martens and Pastor Kate and Gideon in the 5K or Julie Mazer in the 10K in the 20th Anniversary Berbee Derby! Sign-up with Team Fruit of the Spirit is not a Cranberry”  by 10/29 to receive your team shirt. https://www.berbeederby.com/registration/ ; $40 per individual. 
**Note the team name: there is no “the” at the beginning!**

Rev. Kate Mackey
Associate Pastor for Children, Youth, and Families
Orchard Ridge UCC
1501 Gilbert Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
Office: (608) 271-7212 ex. 2030
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to one another.” -Mother Teresa 

*Please note: I take Fridays and Saturdays as sabbath days and may not respond immediately to my email during those times.