Concordia United methodist church

Concordia seeks to live out our mission statement, “As a witness to Christ in our community, we are committed to spiritual growth and service.”  We welcome you to look into the many ministries at Concordia and invite you to join us as we look for ways to spread God’s love to others.  Our ministry involves children, youth and adults in education, worship and outreach to the community and beyond.  Join us!  

 

  

 

 

Our Covenant

I will be loyal to the United Methodist Church and uphold it with my prayers, my presence, my gifts, my witness, and my service

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Mission

As a witness to Christ in our community, we are committed to spiritual growth and service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worship with Us! 

Click on the link below for November 29, 2020 
Worship Service for the first week of Advent. 

 https://youtu.be/yIVzojDVHOM

 

We invite you to worship with us virtually during Covid-19 as in-person worship has been temporally cancelled.  We believe that the church is the people and together we become stronger by sharing in prayer and worship together, even when we can’t be together.  We welcome you to join one of our many small groups that are gather in-person, outside with masks, or virtually on Zoom.  

 

 

 

Upcoming Schedule


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November 2020

6:00pm- Stephen Ministry Meeting

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December 2020 

8:00am- Morning Prayer on Zoom 

 

02

December 2020

6:00pm- Confirmation on Zoom 
7:00pm- Youth Group on Zoom 

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December 2020

8:00am- Morning Prayer on Zoom  

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December 2020

8:00am- Prayer on Zoom 
9:30am- UM Men on Zoom 
Saturday- 8:00am Living Out Our Faith on Zoom 
 

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December 2020 

8:00am- Prayer and Communion on Zoom
9:00am- Sunday School on Zoom
10:00am- Fellowship on Zoom
1:00pm- Blue Christmas Service on Zoom  

 

Upcoming Advent Activities

Join other members and friends of Concordia, on the four Sundays of Advent through Zoom, to create crafts and do other activities as we prepare together in hope, peace, love and joy for the celebration of Christ at Christmas.  If you would like to receive the craft supplies and activities, contact Laila at concordiasaukprairie@gmail.com or 608-963-3866.  If you would like to receive the completed crafts, but not make them, please contact Laila as well.  Please let us know if you would like to participate by November 20th so supplies can be delivered or picked up.  You do not have to participate in all 4 weeks to receive the supplies.  The Zoom session links will be sent out the day before and we will meet at 1:00pm.  

Nov. 29

Advent Wreath Making and Luminary Bags

Each family/person will receive a metal wreath form and 5 candles for their wreath.  We encourage people to find fresh greens for the making, or artificial can be provided.  A luminary bag (or more) will be provided for you to share a name of someone to honor or remember on December 21st, the longest night.  The bags will be lit around Concordia on this evening.  

Dec. 6

Blue Christmas

Join Pastor Claire at 1:00pm on Zoom for a remembrance service for those loved ones that have gone before us.  

Dec. 13

Nativity Craft

Artist Jane Dillon will lead a nativity craft for people of all ages and abilities to complete.  Supplies will be provided.  If you have a glue gun available, that will be helpful! If you don’t we can include one to borrow in your craft supply box.  This craft will be a special remembrance to hang on your tree or to set out for years to come! 

Dec. 20

Sing-A-Long

Do you love to sing or listen to Christmas Carols?  Join Heidi and Dan Halling and others to sing some of your/our favorite Christmas songs together at 1:00pm on Zoom.  Requests and favorites are always welcome! 

 

OUR MINISTRIES

Nurture

The Concordia nurture team seeks to provide learning experiences for persons of all ages so that they may grow in understanding the gospel and become better equipped for daily living  as Christian disciples.  Our team coordinates Christian education and small group ministries for people of all ages and across generations. We believe that small group gatherings support spiritual growth and strengthen our faith community.  

Witness

The witness team works together and with Pastor Claire to ensure that the congregation provides opportunities for worship that will help persons develop and strengthen their relationship with God, so that they may live more faithfully as Christian disciples.  The team also develops ways for the congregation to reach out to people with the good news of Jesus Christ.  

Outreach

The Outreach team addresses the hopes and concerns of the community and peoples across the world-hopes for peace with justice, environmental survival, and human welfare-so that communities may become more loving and just.  The strive to guide the congregation in demonstrating love for all persons and in acting on concerns for the quality of life, both in the community and throughout the world.  The team also develops study and action projects related to social issues and concerns.