MUMC has been a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network since April 2014. We believe that all people have sacred worth and are welcome in the church. MUMC disagrees with the United Methodist Church’s recent passing of the Traditional Plan (a conservative plan that would exclude our LGBTQIA+ siblings from the ministry of the church). We affirm our LGBTQIA+ brothers and sisters and look for ways to support and reach out to the community.
Monona UMC is concerned about global warming and the loss of wild habitat. We support various ministries that work to care for God's creation. To live out our beliefs the church has taken multiple steps to reduce our energy consumtion by:
1. Enrolling in Green Power Tomorrow with MG&E! And you can, too! For just an additional one penny per kilowatt-hour (kWh) you will support MG&E in its effort to add more renewable energy sources (wind and solar) to our local grid. For the average household, that's just $9 per month!
2. Upgrading our lighting throughout the building to LED lights. Not only are we saving money, but we are also lightening our carbon footprint!
3. We completely eliminated our use of plastic and styrofoam in the kitchen. Our beautiful china, silverware, and industrial dishwasher work great!
Using the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church as our guide, the Church and Society Work Area at Monona UMC strives to examine contemporary ethical and social justice issues and to respond to those issues from the perspective of our Christian faith. We have concentrated the focus of our work in four areas: creation justice, racial justice, immigration justice, and criminal justice reform. The purpose of the Church and Society committee is to advance social justice and to educate and inform our congregation and our community about justice issues in our society through events and activities, such as, special worship services, book and film discussions, and issues forums. Our goals include consciousness raising, education, and political advocacy.