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June 2019

Reading Group – “The Second Mountain” by David Brooks

June 18 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Cameron Anderson, Associate Director at Upper House, will lead a four-week discussion of David Brooks, The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life (Random House, 2019).   As always, Brooks writes well and thinks deeply on a wide range of topics. InThe Second Mountainhe tackles the deep question of life’s meaning, what it is to live a meaningful life. The fundamental challenge, he believes, is to abandon our abiding desire to see work, achievement, and wealth as the prizes that…

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Environmental History & Ecology of the Madison Lakes

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

No environmental feature captures the essence of Madison better than its lakes. From both literal and figurative perspectives, the lakes and lands between them define the character of this iconic city. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and Lake Mendota were the birthplace of the science of limnology, and continue to be at the forefront of freshwater ecology. Lake Mendota is often called “the most studied lake in the world.” Despite their cherished status, the Madison lakes are now imperiled by a…

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Summer Songwriters Showcase

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

Kickoff the summer with a night of music and story featuring Madison area songwriters. The artists on our 2019 summer stage include: Travis Agnew, Micah Behr, Hannah Busse, and Kyle Ebley. In front of an intimate audience, they will perform song selections, tell stories about life in the music industry, the challenge of writing lyrics, the pleasure of playing with other musicians, and the ups and downs of their career. Light appetizers and coffee will be provided. About our artists:…

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July 2019

Loving God’s Creation: Farming with Purpose

July 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Central Madison Public Library, 201 W. Mifflin Street - 3rd Floor
Madison,WI53703United States

“We have the world to live in on the condition that we will take good care of it. And to take good care if it, we have to know it. And to know it and to be willing to take care of it, we have to love it.” – Wendell Berry   Shannon and Kriss Marion own and operate Circle M Market Farm and Bed and Breakfast, located on a small family homestead in rural Blanchardville, Wisconsin, 40 minutes southwest…

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Young Adult Worship Night with Adoration House

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

"But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him." John 4:23 Worship invites us to take our eyes off of ourselves and each other in order to focus on our Creator. Worship is formative: we become what we behold. We always worship something. As we navigate a world that constantly competes for our attention, let us set aside time to direct our full…

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August 2019

The 2019 Global Leadership Summit

August 8 @ 8:30 am - August 9 @ 3:30 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715

No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work, or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers from across North America to learn how to maximize your leadership capacity. The Global Leadership Summit offers a unique blend of vision, inspiration, and skills you can immediately apply. You will learn from world-class faculty representing multiple sectors and backgrounds and will have an opportunity to network with influencers in our community who are committed to…

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October 2019

An Evening with Bob Goff: The Dream Big and Love Extravagantly Conference

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Upper House, 365 East Campus Mall, Suite 200
Madison,WI53715
$39

What goals and dreams have you been putting off out of fear, or the thought that it's "too hard?" What self-perceptions have been holding you back from living out your full purpose? Chances are, Bob could talk you out of those thoughts and send you charging into your next adventure. Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody Always, has inspired millions to dream big and unlock their potential to love and be loved. Through his unique perspective and trademark storytelling, Bob will unpack…

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