An open, affirming, empowering, and reconciling congregation. Located in the heart of Monona, our 381 members include people from Monona, Madison, Cottage Grove, McFarland, and the greater Madison area. Babies, toddlers, grade school children, youth, and a good balance of adults of all ages are participants in our congregation. Some of us have been a part of the church since before we can remember, and others of us are beginning an affiliation with a faith community for the first time.
Passionate Worship • Intentional Faith Development • Radical Hospitality • Risk‑taking Mission • Extravagant Generosity
Monona United Methodist Church has been in existence since 1954, when a nucleus of interested people gathered at Nichols School. Soon the first worship service was held in a house on Winnequah Road. An initial group of 35 people became members of the new congregation and a year later the membership had grown to 100. Since then our numbers have steadily grown and our building has kept pace with ministry needs, outgrowing two previous worship facilities. Our current, contemporary, light-filled worship center was completed in 1995. The former worship space was renovated to create classrooms for a Christian Education wing. Our building—both the worship space and the classroom wing—is accessible to all.