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Here's a summary of what's coming up at McFarland UCC this month. Questions?
Give Melissa a call in the office at 608-838-9322 or email office@mcfarlanducc.org
MARCH upcoming events!
March 1

Pastor Kerri will be at the McFarland House CafĂ© from 7 am to 4:30 pm on the first day of Lent to offer ashes and prayer for anyone interested. You're welcome to stop by, alone or with a friend. Spread the word; this is a ministry to the entire community.  Click  HERE to  share on Facebook
March 1 - April 5,   6 pm - 7:30 every Weds

Dinner and a time of learning suitable for all ages about some important words: freedom, hospitality, justice, truth, and love. As we were reminded during worship on January 15th, these are powerful gospel words we need to claim. Our time together will include teaching and faithful conversation. If you have a Bible of your own, we invite you to bring it (we'll have extras on hand, too). Please sign up  online or on the Mission/Service bulletin board at church so we know how many people to prepare meals for. March 1 will also include a brief worship to mark the beginning of Lent, and ashes will be offered for those wishing to receive them.  Click HERE to signup
MISSION REPORT:  Listening & Witnessing Trip to Washington DC
March 5 in 10 am worship

Kristin Gorton, Joan Jacobsen and Maddie Loss, who joined 50 other people of faith from the UCC in Wisconsin on a trip to Washington DC in January to witness to our Gospel values on inauguration weekend, will report back on their experience.  
March 5 after worship

Becca Parker invites anyone interested in joining her for a conversation about Islam to join her during coffee hour.  She's learned about Islam in her world geography classes and AP World History, and enjoys talking about world religions.
Celebration of ministry:  
March 12 in 10 am worship

Representatives of the McFarland Food Pantry - & members of the Bucky & Lena Get Hitched 2' cast will join us to celebrate a fourth successful year of the Valentine's Date Night Ministry.  
MessyChurchMessy Church
March 12 4:30-6:30 pm

Join us for bible storytelling, hands-on learning, dinner, honest prayer and heartfelt song. The theme this month is LOST: we'll be reflecting on three parables of lost things from Luke 15.  Click  HERE  to view/share  Facebook Event

Dinner Church
March 19

Good food, spiritual conversation and a chance to build relationships with your neighbors. Dinner church is one of the oldest expressions of church - gathering together, breaking bread, and making sense of scripture and life through conversation around the table. 

Dinner and worship begin at 5:30, and we should be done by around 7:30 pm. (Would you like to help with prep and setup? Email us to be connected with the ministry team, or arrive early; we create the setting together.) 

As with all McFarland UCC activities, this is cross+generational - all ages are welcome at Dinner Church.   Click  HERE to RSVP/share on Facebook


Lent is a 40 day journey toward Easter.  
We invite you to save these dates  on your household calendar as the culmination of the holy season:

PALM SUNDAY,  April 9th  -   MAUNDY THURSDAY, April 13th
GOOD FRIDAY,  April 14th  -  EASTER SUNDAY, April 16th

If you are willing to be part of a creative team to help make these days 
meaningful and memorable, please speak with Pastor Kerri.
Engaged Disciple Challenge

Our goal for this year is growing a congregation of Engaged Disciples.  

We challenge YOU to 
  1. take on an OUTWARD-FACING MISSION which has you serving your neighbor
  2. attend to your own SPIRITUAL GROWTH in Christian community
Not sure how to start?  We are recommending a couple of core activities in the life of McFarland UCC as easy entry points.

For outward-facing mission, try Sundaes on Thursdays (our summer ice-cream & concert series) or Messy Church (as a helper/minister). Both of these have one-time, short-term or longer-term ways to serve your neighbor. When you commit, we'll be in touch for a conversation. 

For spiritual development, try Family Wednesdays in Lent (see above) or Messy Church (as a participant). Both of these are open to persons of all ages, and are intended to have multiple generations interacting. Our definition of "family" is expansive. Bring chosen family, join church family, or make family from those you meet at McFarland UCC.

We believe that it is possible for persons from preschool through senior citizen to be engaged disciples, and we are committed to finding ways to make it possible.If you are willing to join the Engaged Disciples Challenge, we have commitment cards available at church (or email us with your intent to join the challenge, and which activities you plan to commit to). 
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