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FEBRUARY 2016

DEACON OF THE MONTH BETSY HENSON


1 Organ in Use 9 am

2 Groundhog Day

Organ in Use 9 am

Christian Ed Board 7 pm

Diaconate 7 pm

Mission Board 7 pm

3 Foreign Relations Lunch Noon

Midday Prayer/Meditation Noon

4 Organ in Use 9 am

Organ in Use 3 pm

Literacy Class 6:30 pm

Voices of Soul Rehearsal 6:30 pm

5 Organ in Use 9 am

6 Citizenship Class 9 am

7 Choir  9 am

Church School 9:15 am

Final Racism Here at Home

Worship w/Communion 10:15 am

Young Adult Get Together 11:30 am

Chinese School 1:30 pm

8   Organ in Use 9 am

9 Organ in Use 9 am

Organ in Use 3 pm

10 ASH WEDNESDAY

Organ in Use 9 am

Midday Prayer/Meditation Noon

Foreign Relations Lunch Noon

Pancake Dinner 5:30 pm

Ash Wednesday Worship 7:00 pm

11 Organ in Use 9 am

Organ in Use 3 pm

Literacy Class 6:30 pm

Voices of Soul Rehearsal 6:30 pm

12 Organ in Use 9 am

13 Citizenship Class 9 am

14 Valentine's Day

  Choir 9:00 am

Church School 9:15 am

Worship 10:15 am

Chinese School 1:30 pm

15 Organ in Use 9 am

16 Organ in Use 9 am

Foreign Relations Lunch Noon

17 Organ in Use 11:30 - 12:30

Lenten Meditations 12:30 pm

   Featuring Ruth Hurlburt, Organist

18 Organ in Use 9 am

Women's Lunch 11:45 am

El Bandito's Iowa City

19 Organ in Use 9 am

20 Men's Breakfast 8 am

Bluebird Diner

Citizenship Class 9 am

21  Choir 9:00 am

Church School 9:15 am

Worship 10:15 am

Chinese School 1:30 pm

22 Organ in Use 9 am

Newsletter Articles Due

23 Organ in Use 9 am

Foreign Relations Lunch Noon

24 Lenten Meditations 12:30 pm

  Featuring T. Andrew Hicks, Organist

25 Organ in Use 9 am

26 Organ in Use 9 am

27 Citizenship Class 9 am

28 Choir 9:00 am

Church School 9:15 am

Worship 10:15 am

Chinese School 1:30 pm

29 Organ in Use 9 am

Serving at Free Lunch Program


Worship with us on
Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016
at 7:00 p.m.

 

Join us on Wednesday, February 10, as we mark the beginning of Lent. Our Board of Christian Education is sponsoring a pancake/egg/sausage dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. At 6:30 there will be 1/2 hour of organ and flute music in the sanctuary. Our Ash Wednesday worship service will begin at 7:00.

Ash Wednesday is, in popular imagination, the day to remember our mortality. As Glenn Frey asked—and answered—in the “Desperado” reprise, “Is there gonna be anything left?—Only stardust.”

Thomas Merton, a Christian monk writing in the middle of the last century, invites us to consider the deeper meaning of this day, beyond the popular imagination. He says that “Ash Wednesday is a day of happiness."

Join us as we worship together and take on the challenge and the joy of Lent.

David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Paul Kantner—some of the great rock stars of the sixties and seventies died in the past month.

It wasn’t their lifestyles that got the best of them. It was cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, infection—the common, prosaic illnesses that take the lives of many each year. We look with amazement at Keith Richards—the poster boy for rock and roll excess—still alive, even as we remember David Bowie’s warning all those years ago: “Oh, look out you rock ’n’ rollers/Pretty soon now you’re gonna get older.”

Ash Wednesday is, in popular imagination, the day to remember our mortality. As Glenn Frey asked—and answered—in the “Desperado” reprise, “Is there gonna be anything left?—Only stardust.”

Still, Thomas Merton, a Christian monk writing in the middle of the last century, invites us to consider the deeper meaning of this day, taking us beyond the popular imagination. He says that “Ash Wednesday is a day of happiness.”

Join us as we worship together and take up the challenge and joy of Lent.


Free parking at the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp (Park east end of the 4th level for a one block walk.)


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Nursery care is provided during worship for the youngest children. Children through grade 4 may stay in worship through the children's message and then go to Children's Church. Older children and youth are encouraged to remain in worship. Join us after worship for good (Fair Trade) coffee and great conversation in Rockwood Hall.


9:15 Church School for all ages
10:15 Worship for everyone

Our Mission

OPEN AND AFFIRMING 

Whoever you are, where ever you are on life's journey you are welcome here. 

The Congregational United Church of Christ is an “Open and Affirming” congregation. 

We know, with Paul, that as Christians, we are many members, but are one body in Christ, members of one another, and that we all have different gifts. With Jesus, we affirm that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the world and within the Church itself. We recognize the presence of ignorance, fear and hatred in the Church and in our culture, and covenant to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor any other irrelevant factor, and we seek to include and support those who, because of this fear and prejudice, find themselves in exile from a spiritual community. 

We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to worship with us, join our congregation, and take an active role in our leadership, ministry, and mission.  
 


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