Sermon Video

Video posted for September 27, 2020. There is an audio only version that is just below the video, as well as a link for an audio download, for low bandwidth connections.

Church Restoration Update 08/22/2020

Stopped by the church today and thought I’d post some pictures of the progress. Things are coming along and looking nice.

–Brian

Mazo Manie UCC Office
Mazomanie UCC new heating
Mazomanie UCC basement

Church building update

The church building contractor provided the planned schedule for the repairs on July 16 and they are as follows:

Week of July 13 – 17 Drywall installed and finish work (taping and mudding) done

Week of July 20 – 24 Painting done (paint to match existing colors)

Week of July 27 – 31 Sand and finish hardwood floor in Sanctuary, pews set back in place, and clean fellowship room

Week of August 3 – 7 Sand and finish hardwood floor in the fellowship room

Week of August 10 – 14 Carpet the basement and main floor

Week of August 17 – 21 Trim work done

This does not include the plans for the bell tower, but it has the interior completed and available to us by Labor Day (leaving room for delays).

Below is a photo of the sanctuary with the wood floors sanded and unfinished.

Mazomanie UCC restoration

Literacy Project Update

Our church’s literacy project reaches the community in three ways.

  1. The Little Free Library in front of the church offers the community the opportunity to take a book or leave a book for others to enjoy.
  2. Free children’s books are distributed at the Christians in Action Food Pantry.
  3. Each newborn at the Sauk Prairie Hospital’s Birthing Center receives two new books. Our church recently donated 400 new books to the Birthing Center to be given to new parents! Approximately, 375-400 babies are born at the Birthing Center each year and our literacy program donates 800 books.

Wisconsin UCC Conference “Healing Our Earthly Home”

On June 6th, the Annual Meeting of the UCC’s Wisconsin Conference voted that their congregations and members would covenant with one another as they made a full commitment to the Kairos Call to Action—a call issued by the UCC’s Council for Climate Justice for an all-out mobilization of churches to address climate and inequality.

The Kairos Call to Action aims to provide the scientific, theological, and practical resources for churches seeking to develop 10-year mobilization plans to address the twin, intertwined crises of climate and inequality. On this page, you will find 10 ways to engage with this aspect of our wider mission.

With that call in mind, the Conference Creation Care Team has recorded worship service with music, children’s time, readings, and prayers. The message, Healing Our Earthly Home”, is delivered by the Rev. John Helt. A link to this wonderful service is here.

Mazomanie United Church of Christ In-person Events Suspended

For the sake of the faith community, for the well-being the community, and the health of the nation, all in-person worship services, all group gatherings, and all social events for the Mazomanie United Church of Christ are temporarily suspended.

During this time of social distancing, let us explore how we can connect differently, coming together in spirit even when life events keep us physically apart.

The members of the board will be meeting by email to discuss our ongoing business and these new developments.

Information from the meeting will be distributed to the congregation.