February 17, 2019 - Jesus Is Black
Zao MKE Worship @Trinity United Methodist Church in Madison, WI
Sunday School Horror Stories
Join us this summer as we revisit those classic bible stories adults love to tell to children: David & Goliath, Jonah & the Whale, Noah’s Ark, and more. We love to tell these stories to kids because they feature children and/or animals, but on closer examination, these stories are MESSED UP.
Child soldiers, whales who swallow people whole, and (let’s face it) God’s genocide of basically the entire planet. We’ll revisit these stories with a more critical lens and discover that while the horror is real, so is the grace, beauty, and love of God.
August 11 - Rack, Shack, & Benny (Shadrach, Meshach & Abednego)
July 14 - Jonah & the Whale
June 23 - Noah’s Ark
June 9 - Adam & Eve
LOST & Found
We all feel a little lost now and then. Sometimes we worry we've lost our way, other times we feel our value has all but disappeared, and we often lose each other in the midst of struggle.
Come and hear of the God who calls us back home to love and celebration, who seeks us out when we have forgotten our own worth, and who finds every last one of those of us who have been forgotten.
May 26 - Finding Our Family (Lost Sheep)
May 12 - Finding Our Worth (Lost Coin)
April 24 - Finding Home (Prodigal Son)
The name "Zao" is a Greek word that means "to be among the living".
This season, we are highlighting the ways that Zao as a community joins Jesus and the tradition of Jesus’ followers in seeking the fullness of life.
Our world is a mixture of creative, vibrant, beautiful life, alongside systems of death, destruction and oppression. At Zao, we look to Jesus and one another to fully seek life and dismantle the mechanisms of death that plague us as individuals, communities, and the world.
April 21, 2019 - Resurrection (Easter)
April 12, 2019 - Living As Resistance (Palm Sunday)
March 24, 2019 - Lost Causes
March 10, 2019 - Be Made Whole
We'll be talking spiritual disciplines (sometimes called spiritual practices or habits). We all know we need to be intentional about our physical health, but how much intention do we bring to our spiritual health? Over the next two months, we'll discuss, learn about, and practice the spiritual habits that can help us throughout the coming year!
February 24, 2019 - Confess & Be Forgiven
January 27, 2019 - Learn to Pray
January 13, 2019 - Get in (Spiritual) Shape
We're spending time introspecting this fall. Who has God created you to be? What are your biggest barriers to being authentically you, unafraid of love and life, and in deep relationship with the God of all creation? Join others on the journey toward finding God and finding ourselves.
November 25, 2018 - Be Still
November 11, 2018 - Know Your Worth
October 14, 2018 - Show Up
September 23, 2018 - Get Creative
September 9, 2018 - Be Real