We are worshipping virtually at 10AM on Sunday. Click HERE for the pre-recorded service from the Bishop.
When we're not social distancing, we meet Sundays at 10am for a traditional worship service followed by fellowship time.
Our worship service has a laid-back atmosphere that welcomes everyone of all ages and walks of life.
We believe that community makes a difference in our lives and the lives of others. We strive to build a strong community of Christians at Monona UMC through study and worship. After the worship service we have a fellowship hour that is hosted by different members each week. This is also a time for us to meet as a community and discuss issues relevant to our church and the greater Madison area. Find out for yourself what Monona UMC has to offer. Please visit us (virtually)!
We can continue to keep in touch with one another by telephoning the people we know from church, along with our phone calls to relatives or other friends. The word “worship” actually means “the work of the people,” and for the time being this is our work:
1. to reach out to one another just to check in with one another and see that we are alright
2. to ask whether we are well and not sick
3. to be sure that we have enough home essentials
4. to enquire if anything is needed from the grocery store (which can be delivered)
I really think this is how we can be the church right now, and not just for each other but for our neighbors as well.
Prayers, peace, and health,
March Bible Passages and Themes
- March 7th - Exodus 20:1-17; 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13 - "Being Present to Church"
- March 14th - Luke 10:25-37 - "Being Present to Neighbor"
- March 21st - John 3:11-21 - "Being Present to the World"
- March 28th - Mark 11:1-11 - "Palm Sunday"
"Lent in a Bag"
At their January meeting, the Worship committee discussed, rather than giving up something for Lent (since it already feels as if we have given up so much already) that we instead invite people to reach out to one another during Lent to build connections and relationships. As a result, our overall theme for Lent will be “Cultivating a Ministry of Presence,” exploring ways that we can be fully present to God, our Self, our Church, our Neighbor, and the World.
Church families will receive a “Lent in a Bag” resource that will be hand delivered to households so that you will have in your hands everything you need to fully participate together in this Lenten journey. The “Lent in a Bag” resource will contain weekly scriptures, reflections, and activities suitable for all ages and family groups. We are super excited and look forward to your thoughts and feedback!
Holy Week Services
- March 28th - Palm Sunday 10AM - Help us create a virtual "Parade of Palms" by sending in a picture of yourself holding up a "palm branch". You can make a palm branch, pick one up from Church after March 15th, or show us the "palm" of ou hand.
- April 1st - Maundy Thursday - "At-home" Liturgy and Kit - To request your kit, please email (email@example.com) with your name, phone number, # of people in your family, and dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, nut allergies, etc) by March 14th. Kits will be available for pick-up during Holy Week. Please include a note that you will need delivery if you cannot com to the church during that time.
- April 2nd - Ecumenical Good Friday at 1pm - Via Zoom. Host: Lake Edge UCC. Contact the church office for a the meeting ID and passcode. (If you are part of the Monona UMC email list, this information will be sent to you as the date approaches.)
- April 3rd - Holy Saturday Fair Trade and Bake Sale from 9AM - 11AM. Prayer Walk from Monona UMC at 10AM.
- April 4th - Easter Worship 10AM
Ways to get involved with the Sunday Service!
Music - Please visit the Get Involved - Music tab to learn more about our singing and handbell choirs.
We always need liturgists and volunteers to bring flowers for the altar. If you are interested, please contact the church office, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608-222-1633.