Non-Crossing Events and Opportunities

JOB: Director of Youth Ministries
The Mt Vernon United Church of Christ is looking for a part-time Director of Youth Ministries.  Our new director will work with our Christian Education Team to expand and enhance educational opportunities for children—both in our congregation and in the surrounding community.  We are looking for someone with a heart for kids and a progressive understanding of the Christian faith who is creative in designing programs and able to inspire the volunteers who will carry them out.  The full job description is below.  If interested, please send a resume with a cover letter by email. Mt Vernon UCC is a small, growing, religiously diverse, Open and Affirming congregation.

JOB: Accounting Clerk – Wisconsin Annual Conference
If you have excellent data entry, computer (Excel, Outlook, Dynamics GP, Word), organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, this full-time position in the Wisconsin Conference United Methodist Church Finance Office may be right for you.  Primary duties include basic accounting and data entry, answering telephone, filing, and other administrative tasks. Click here for full job description.  If interested, please e-mail a copy of your resume to by December 20th.

Become an Interfaith Youth Mentor this semester by volunteering with the Interfaith Youth Leadership Council!  The Interfaith Youth Leadership Council is a leadership and service opportunity for students at East High School. The group is designed to create meaningful interfaith experiences and educational opportunities for students in the group, and to give students a space to reflect on those experiences in dialogue with their peers. Volunteers will help with the planning of the group, they’ll assist with the organization of group events and meetings, lead sessions of the group, and mentor individual groups of high school students as they develop independent projects to share with their peers. Contact Eric Luckey ( to express your interest or get more information on becoming a volunteer mentor.

We Care Senior Care, Inc. Part time jobs available
dba Home Instead Senior Care.  Our basic mission is to be able to assist Seniors to age in place.  To do this we hire caregiers to help us in this mission.  With the ever growing population of Seniors in Dane county we are looking for caregivers who want to help us in this important labor of love.  The pay starts at $10.00 an hour and goes up based on experience.  Contact Jason Miles

Back Bay Mission Social Justice Internship

More information
This internship provides a unique opportunity to members of the United Church of Christ between the ages of 19 and 35. During this 10-week summer internship, participants will:

  • Work directly with Mission staff in each of our program areas. This includes our emergency assistance, housing rehabilitation, volunteer, and supportive housing programs, as well as the Micah Day Center.
  • Meet with leaders in the Biloxi community, including staff at other nonprofit organizations in Biloxi, Mississippi, and the surrounding area.
  • Have the opportunity to focus on specific ministry areas of special interest to them.



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

Tergar Meditation Community  
Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Crossing
Under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Tergar Madison holds a weekly drop-in meditation group, as well as periodic retreats, workshops, and classes on meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. Please join us!

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.