groups

We've found that discovering and growing in Jesus is best done in community.  

We offer a variety of groups in the Madison area to help you connect with others and grow in your faith. 


whiskey & words

Facilitated by Neil Salyapongse



This group meets at a local pub or private home in the Madison area each month to talk about literature, theology or musical pieces. 


For the fall, we'll be meeting on October 2nd and November 27th. If you are interested in attending, email us at info@foundry414.com, so that we can add you to the email list with all of the details.



mindfulness

& art exploration

Facilitated by Jen Jorgensen


This group will meet every other Monday, starting October  7 th- December 16th (6 meetings) from 7-8:30p. We will practice different mindfulness activities together, do a bit of mindful movement (think gentle stretching) and play with art materials to relax and enjoy the process of expression. The hope in this group is to create a safe, non-judgmental space where we can find some stillness in our busy lives to come back to ourselves and see our creative, unique beauty. No mindfulness or art experience necessary! All are welcome, whether you are an art enthusiast or more "art-shy". All materials will be provided. This will be at the Jorgensen home on the northeast side of Madison.  If interested, please e-mail info@foundry414.com.

 

the social justice group

Facilitated by Melissa Bennett


We seek to know God and make God's love known to our neighbors by engaging in justice-related discussions and initiatives in hopes that all people will have freedom from oppression. 


Our discussion-based small group meets once a month in Madison (often over some food) to talk about what's happening in our community and the systemic issues at play. We encourage each other to think about how we can use our gifts and talents to affect positive change. Kids are welcome!  If you are interested in joining the group or just want more info, email us at info@foundry414.com.


the impromptu hangout group

Ever find yourself in a moment where you unexpectedly have a free night and don't want to sit home alone? Join our impromptu hangout group ! We have a group setup in the GroupMe app (available for both IOS an Android users) for such occasions. It's a no pressure group, which will allow connection and community in the Madison area. If you want to see if anyone is available to grab a last minute beer or coffee, just send a message out to the group to see if anyone is available. To join the group, scan the QR code, or send an email to jenny@foundry414.com to receive a text invite!


respite

Facilitated by LaRynda Thoen


Respite Worship is loosely based on Taizé worship. Taizé uses prayer, meditation, periods of silence, and short musical phrases repeated several times. The repetitive nature allows the words to settle in and to be prayed even after the service is over. Respite Worship uses many of those same concepts, hoping to give you a worship experience that is a safe place to just BE in the presence of God. 

  

Respite meets the 2nd Thursday each month at a private home in Middleton. Contact info@foundry414.com for directions.

FALL DATES:

Sept 12

Oct 10

Nov 14

Dec 12


book club

Co-Led by Margaret Szczykuwoticz & Alta Johnson


 Our co-ed  book club is inclusive and non-discriminatory. There is no need to read the book to join, and often times the chosen book to discuss has also been made into a movie!  

We meet every other other month from 7:00 - 8:30 at a private home in the Monroe neighborhood.  Email us at info@foundry414.com for more info on what our book club is currently reading!