Haiti Allies and McFarland UCC Present…
An evening with Singer/songwriter & McFarland UCC Pastor
A presentation of songs and stories that will explore why “mission” is so vital for followers of Jesus and for anyone on an intentional spiritual journey. Bryan will play some of his original songs born out of his 30 years of working among the poorest of the poor in Haiti, and interact with the audience around questions of world hunger, charity vs. justice, and biblical teachings on giving and receiving. This will be participatory, educational, challenging, inspiring, and fun!
Great for youth groups, confirmation classes, mission boards, and anyone interested in a fun, meaningful, inspiring evening!
Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m.
McFarland UCC (5710 Anthony St. McFarland, WI)
A World Hunger Simulation Dinner
A presentation of songs and stories
Information about the work of Haiti Allies and the upcoming
“Journey of Mutual Exchange” trip to Haiti for teens and adults
from August 6-14, 2019
An offering for the work of Haiti Allies will be received
Special “Break The Silence” Worship Service To Focus On The Realities of Sexual Violence
McFarland United Church of Christ / 5710 Anthony St. / April 28, 2019 / 10 am
McFarland UCC will host a very special worship service called “Break the Silence Sunday” during regular 10 a.m. morning worship on April 28, the Sunday following Easter. The purpose of this service is to sensitively name and address the painful issues connected to sexual violence and to “Break the Silence” of the Church when it comes to this difficult topic.
This service is part of a national initiative within the United Church of Christ to promote healing and to open up safe space for survivors to share their stories and to receive support, hope, and love. According to MUCC’s pastor, Bryan Sirchio,
“the special focus of this time of worship will mark the official beginning of our congregation’s intention
The congregation realizes the potential for a service such as this, where the topic of sexual violence will be named quite directly, to be a trigger for victims and loved ones of victims. For that reason the service has been announced many times in advance, and the entire initiative is being approached with great respect and sensitivity. Says Rev. Sirchio,
“We respect and honor the fact that some people will prefer not to be present at a service such as this.
The public is warmly invited to this very special time of worship, and anyone with questions or concerns
is welcome to contact Rev. Sirchio at the church to discuss the content of the service and the overall
reason why the congregation feels compelled to embrace this initiative.
Singing Our Stories, Inspiring Hearts
It's almost time for McFarland's 6th Annual Valentine Date Night Play:
GUYS ON ICE!
FEB 7 - 9
FEB 14 - 16
Tickets are $20
All proceeds go to the
McFarland Food Pantry.
Enjoy an evening of hilarity, a fabulous finger food intermission buffet, & help support a great cause!
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!
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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.
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"Get ready for a knee slappin' good time! Dancing encouraged!"
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
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.
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