ORUCC Youth 10/8

Hello friends,

This Sunday 10/8 there is much going on, as always!
  • Newsletter group will meet with Susan Watson, assisted by Rex Eggerling-Boeck in the Dorothy Day room, 9:00-11:00.
  • “Breakfast Club” youth group (ages 6th grade-high school) will meet in the Music Room (please note the room change), 9:00-9:50, with Pastor Kate and Kristin Muckian.
  • TRU Function will practice 10:00-12:00 with Rob Martens and Megan Piper.
Youth who are not in TRU Function or Newsletter are encouraged to attend worship at 10:00, where we will hear from Kerri Parker, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of Churches.
And, some other fun things coming up:

  • October 22: Youth Service Celebration Sunday and 2024 Meeting

Youth who attended the service trip this past year are invited to help lead worship as we celebrate the trip we took to Duluth, MN, in July. After worship, please stay for a meeting about Service Trip 2024 if your youth (entering 8th grade-finishing 12th grade) might be interested to attend. If you are not able to attend this meeting on the 22nd, but your youth is still interested in coming on the trip in 2024, please let me know. 

  • 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 ([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 in the 5K or Julie Mazer in the 10K in the 20th Anniversary Berbee Derby! Sign-up with Team “The Fruit of the Spirit is not a Cranberry”  by 10/29 to receive your team shirt. https://www.berbeederby.com/registration/ ; $40 per individual.

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 

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