*Tickets may also be purchased at the door.*
SATURDAY, December 8
One Night Only!
7:00 PM - $10 at the door
(all proceeds go to the McFarland Food Pantry)
Support a great cause, enjoy an evening of laughter, and get into the holiday spirit during this one night only event! Six actors will portray more than 30 characters, just as the actual movie script was done live on the radio in 1949 by the original cast. With live radio sound effects like those done in the golden age of radio this will be a fun evening for all!
Swing by MOD Pizza (East Towne, 2249 Zeier Road) on November 4th to donate part of your purchase to the McFarland UCC Youth Group!
Simply show the flyer below.
Thank you for supporting MUCC Youth!
If you prefer a cash donation, checks can be made out to:
McFarland Food Pantry / Stuff the Bus
Drop off at MUCC or mailed to:
McFarland Community Food Pantry, PO Box 101, McFarland WI 53558
We are thrilled to once again be a part of the 2018 AIDS Ride Wisconsin! This year MUCC will be the first rest stop on the bike route with water, energizing snacks, and of course lots of cheers for each rider. There is still time to register as a rider or volunteer! The 2018 ride is July 27-29.
About the Ride
AIDS Ride Wisconsin is a fully-supported cycling event through southern Wisconsin, raising critical funds to support the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.
As a rider, your every need is taken care of by dedicated volunteers and crew: camp, medical, mechanical, on-route support, massage, chiropractic needs, and more.
Designed for all levels of riders, AIDS Ride Wisconsin - ACT Ride is perfect for people to challenge themselves, participate in a supportive and welcoming community, and raise funds to support those living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin.
Whether it's your first long distance ride or your thirtieth, AIDS Ride Wisconsin - ACT Ride is not to be missed!
You are invited to worship, 10 am Sunday, July 15, for an energetic service filled with music! You may recognize the Hoot 'n Annie String Band from MUCC's 2018 Valentine's Date Night play benefiting the McFarland Food Pantry.
"Get ready for a knee slappin' good time! Dancing encouraged!"
The Hoot 'n Annie String Band is a Madison-based ensemble who first met at the Solidarity Singalong at the Capitol starting in 2011, and have branched out into other venues including the Madison Farmer's Market, the Children's Museum, Vilas Park Zoo, Bos Meadery, Chief's Tavern, Cress Spring Bakery, Stalzy's Octoberfest, Oak Park Villages East, and West, Lowell Elementary School, and last February's Valentine's Food Pantry benefit here at MUCC. The band is composed of Daithi Wolfe (fiddle), Prentice Berge (guitar), James Murray (ukelele bass), Cindy Murphy (cello, tenor banjo), and Michael Bausch (guitar, harmonica).
My times are in your hand; deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors. Let your face shine upon your servant; save me in your steadfast love. - Psalm 31:15-16
Memorial Day began after the Civil War as an effort toward reconciliation between the families of veterans in the North and the South. After the war, there was already a tradition in the North of decorating soldiers' graves, called "Decoration Day." But in 1868 an organization of Northern war veterans decreed it ought to be a national holiday. May 30 was carefully chosen as the date because it was not the anniversary of a specific battle, and therefore would be a neutral date for both sides.
But human beings hold on to their wounds, and reconciliation takes time, grace and mercy. So initially, as the holiday spread, it was an occasion for both sides to give angry speeches about the wartime atrocities inflicted by the other side, and the righteousness of their own. However, as time went on, Memorial Day really did become a time to remember all veterans, a time to visit the graves of family and friends, and to remember their lives.
In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill moved three holidays off of their specific dates and onto Mondays, in order to create three-day weekends. Memorial Day came to be associated with the beginning of summer, as well as the Indianapolis 500.
Today, let us remember the spirit in which the day was conceived, as a way to bring together those who had once been bitter enemies. After the fighting is over, the loss and heartbreak are shared throughout the human family. God's mercy pours out over all God's children, with no respect for the borders of nation states, which are awfully temporary, from the perspective of eternity.
We are gearing up for another summer of fun, music, and of course ice cream! McFarland UCC has hosted Sundaes on Thursdays for over 20 years, giving all proceeds to local nonprofits: the Mcfarland Food Pantry, MHS Black Student Union, the McFarland Community Garden, and many more!
Before this summer kicks off, we want to say "thank you!" to all the musicians, servers, community partners, Schoep's, Culver's, and McFarland neighbors who have come out to enjoy a sweet treat over the years. Because of you, Sundaes on Thursdays would not be possible.
So, here's to another summer of "more than just ice cream!" See you June 21, 2018!