This is our online “Bulletin Board” where we post opportunities from partnership and supporting organizations.  Check them out:


Jirani Project Fundraiser

The annual Jirani Project “Harambee” will be held Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. at Oakwood Village University Woods, in the Oaks Community Room, 6225 Mineral Point Road. Jirani Project supporters and the public are invited to come for refreshments and to hear the latest about this non-profit project, which has been successful in helping about 20 Kenyan children each year attend school. The Kenyan Project Coordinator, Mark Okello, has visited Madison on his past U.S. visits, and more than 30 Crossing young people have gone on one of the “Quest Kenya” trips over the past 10 years. We invite you to come to the “Harambee” to make a donation, purchase some Kenyan crafts, or learn how to bid for exciting items on the on-line auction.  Attendees will participate in an interactive telephone call visit with the Jirani Project coordinator in Kenya!  Parking can be found  in the Visitor Parking (Level 1) in Heritage Oaks or any outdoor visitor parking space.  Contact Jirani Project Board member, Diane Adams, 608-231-1836 or for further information about parking or directions (the project website will also have information (see

Wellspring UMC Choir Welcomes Student Singers!
We are a fun group of caring folks, and we’d love to have you join us! We practice most Wednesdays, 7 – 8 p.m., starting Sept 13, at the church, 5702 South Hill Drive. We’ll sing one or two anthems at the 9:15 a.m. service on October 8, November 12, and December 10! Questions?  E-mail Eileen Porter, Choir Director, at Thank you!

Exploring Benedictine Community Retreat

We are looking for single, Christian women, ages 21-50 who are committed to their spiritual journey and would benefit from mentoring and reflection with the sisters in our ecumenical Benedictine community. If you are interested, see the attached information.

The next retreat is September 29-October 1, 2017 and it gives women an opportunity to:

  • Share a weekend with other women who are exploring their spiritual journey
  • Work, pray, eat and talk together with Benedictine sisters
  • Learn how life in a monastery develops skills for personal, spiritual growth and community living
  • Find renewal in our beautiful setting

Conscious Communication Practice Group for Beginners
at Friends’ House

Location: Friends’ House, 1704 Roberts Court, Madison.
Date: 4-week Introductory Program; Wednesdays, Sept 20th, 27th, Oct 4th and 11th, 2017. Followed by 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month starting Oct 25th.
Time: 7-8:30pm.
More informationhere.

American Baptist
Global Mission Opportunities

Summer US opportunities



The mission of this series is to raise consciousness about the history and pathology of racism and help heal racism in individuals, communities, and institutions in Madison. In this series, we work cooperatively to educate ourselves about the disease of racism through facilitated and voluntary sharing. Please come with an open mind and open heart.


Bridges of Hope is a global initiative that aims to open lines of communication by encouraging intercultural understanding between Arab and American college students both at home and abroad. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and Bright Stars of Bethlehem, join the international network of student leaders who are bridging the gap between Americans and our Arab neighbors.  Bridges of Hope provides you with opportunities to build life-long relationships, study abroad, obtain internships abroad, be a Clinton Global Initiative representative, attend annual networking and motivational conferences and so much more!


Slow Food UW
Meets in the lower level of the Crossing
Serves during the semesters (closed during breaks)
Monday Family Dinner Nights 6:30 pm
Wednesday Cafe. 11:30 – 2:00
For more information


UCC Young Adult Service Communities

Have you just graduated from college, and aren’t sure what’s next? Have you been working for a few years, but just don’t feel like you’re changing the world? The UCC Young Adult Service Communities need you. Ages 21-35. Openings in Seattle, WA; Carlsbad, CA; Philadelphia, PA. Housing, food stipend, health insurance provided. Americorps education grants are available for positions in direct social service. Read more about the UCC Young Adult Service Communities here.


City Wide Christian Fellowship Group for LGBT Singles.

We lend support to each other, socialize together and pray with one another.

Second and Fourth Sundays of the month at 7:00pm
The First Baptist Church 518 N Franklin Ave. (Just off University Ave near Qdoba) Please park and enter in the back .

Contact: Rhianna Tibbetts email:


Slow Food UW Market Baskets!  (during the academic year)

If you’re frustrated with the cost of healthy fruits and vegetables, be frustrated no more! You can have a basket of fresh healthy produce each week for ONLY $16.00!!!!!!   Market Baskets are Ideal for 2-4 people for the week, approx. 20 pounds of produce.  The Growing Power Market Basket is a cross between a mobile grocery store and a community supported agriculture program (CSA). The produce comes from local farms and from small-scale wholesalers, offering us the freshest produce we can find!  The purpose of the Market Basket is first and foremost to provide AFFORDABLE and nutritionally diverse produce to the consumer. Second, by purchasing a basket you are helping to empower local and distant sustainable urban and rural farmers who are a part of Will Allen’s Rainbow Cooperative.  If you’re interested in getting one, you have the ability, unlike in a CSA, to decide week to week whether you would like to buy a basket or not! Currently, the way to sign up currently is through our doodle link (see below) but will soon be moved to the slow food website. Sign up by Wednesday of each week and get your food on Friday!   Up until the end of the growing season all the food is local, coming from Badger Rock Middle School South Madison gardens and Robert Pierce’s Farm!  About growing power watch this video  Email if interested in purchasing a market basket!


Benedictine Women of Madison

Benedictine Women of Madison offers unique opportunities for single, Christian women
to experience the rhythm and balance of community life in our ecumenical Benedictine monastery and to take that experience back into their daily life.
Upcoming opportunities for single, Christian women include:

Benedictine Sojourner
6-12 month experience
dates arranged on request

5 “Habits of the Heart” for Personal & Political Wellbeing Online Workshop — Led by author, Parker Palmer

If I am not for myself, who is for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when? – Hillel the Elder

Many of us are committed to ongoing personal growth, but not in a way that makes us self-centered and self-absorbed. We are equally committed to the common good. We know that a life well-lived includes caring for self and caring about the needs of others.  In this workshop we’ll revisit the old adage, “The personal is political.” We’ll focus on developing five habits of the heart that enhance our own wellbeing and our capacity to help create a world that works for everyone. The five habits are:

1. An understanding that we are all in this together
2. An appreciation of the value of “otherness.”
3. An ability to hold tension in life-giving ways.
4. A sense of personal voice and agency.
5. A capacity to create community.

Dates & Timing: You can watch workshop videos and participate online at any time that fits your schedule. Virtual Meetings will be coordinated by Cojourneo staff. We will do our best to accommodate a variety of meeting preferences and timezones.Creating Your Own Circle: If you’d like to create your own private small group for your organization, colleagues or friends, please email as at and we’ll be happy to help you coordinate.