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Summer at Blackhawk //


Whether it’s checking out a short-term group, attending a gathering, or inviting your friends to our movie night, we can’t wait to see you this summer at Blackhawk.

Community & Summer Groups

Engage in ongoing community or join a short-term group during the summer months to meet new people and grow in your faith by diving deeper into the Sunday messages or other faith based content.


BKids Family Night Out

Friday, July 19, 6 PM | Brader Way

Join other BKids families for a picnic featuring the Kona Ice truck, escape rooms, a scavenger hunt, and worship.

Preschool Open Play

Every Tuesday, 9 AM | Brader Way

For children age 4 and under with their parent or caregiver. Bring your favorite toys and enjoy the open space in the Brader Way gym to run around and play with other kids.


Middle School

Join one or both of our summer programs! Register for one of the four weeks of Madison Missions or come to one or more of our three days of Summer 6.0 for games, activities, and discussion.

High School

Check out our Summer Opportunities Guide below to see the specific ways high school students can Connect, Create, & Serve this summer. For each of these events students are encouraged to bring a friend, leader, or their whole community group with them!

Upcoming Events

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, June 9, 6 PM | Brader Way & Online

If you call Blackhawk your church home, we hope you’ll join us for our annual Congregational Meeting. Members will vote on new elders and the budget for the upcoming fiscal year. All are welcome at the meeting, but only members can vote.

  • Budget Q&A: Tuesday, June 4, 7 PM | Brader Way

Blackhawk at the Movies

Friday, August 2, 6 PM | All Sites

Join us to watch Moana with free popcorn and snacks. Doors open at 6 PM and the movie begins at 6:30 PM. There will be Mandarin and Spanish showings at our Brader Way location.

At Your Site

Brader Way //

Evenings Potluck

Sunday, June 2, 5:45 PM | Brader Way

Join us for a potluck and a chance to connect with others who attend the evening service. Bring something to share and we’ll fire up the grill and provide brats and hotdogs.

Brader Way on the Lawn

Sunday, June 9, 9:45 AM | Brader Way
Sunday, July 7, 9:45 AM | Brader Way

Celebrate summer and the end of the school year with fun and games, free Kona Ice, and cold-brew coffee out on the East Lawn after morning services.

Epic Picnic

Sunday, July 21, 12 PM | Brader Way

Get to know other Blackhawkers who work at Epic and spend some time making meaningful connections with those who work in the same field along with their families.

Downtown //

On the Lake

Sunday, June 2, 2 PM | Lake Wingra
Sunday, June 30, 1 PM | Lake Mendota
Sunday, July 28, 1 PM | Lake Monona

Connect with the Blackhawk Downtown community at different lakes around the Madison area for summer activities, yard games, and food.

Fitchburg //

Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 2, 10:15 AM | Fitchburg

Join us after the service for a cool treat, lemonade, games on the lawn, and the chance to connect with other people in the congregation to start summer.

McKee Farms Picnic

Sunday, August 25, 4:30 PM | McKee Farms Park

Join our Blackhawk Fitchburg community for a summer picnic with lawn games, face painting, music, and an opportunity to connect. Bring your favorite lawn chairs and/or picnic blankets. All are welcome: grab your family, friends, and neighbors and sign up to bring your favorite side dish to share.

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