The Congregational United Church of Christ of Iowa City United Church Of Christ United Church Of Christ
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MAY 2016

DEACON OF THE MONTH MARCY KUECHENMEISTER


1 Midday Prayer/Meditation  Noon

3 Iowa City Arts Festival Begins

Song Share Rehearsal  5:30 pm

4 Citizenship Class        10:00 am

Song Share Recitals  1:00 pm

5    Last Choir Sunday  8:00  am

   Communion Worship           9:15 am

EEC Coffee Sales After Worship

UCC Art Exhibit After Worship

6 Vacation Bible School  9:00 am

7 Vacation Bible School  9:00 am

Christian Ed Board  6:30 pm

Diaconate   6:30 pm

8 Vacation Bible School  9:00 am

Midday Prayer/Meditation  Noon

11 Citizenship Class         10:00 am

12 Worship           9:15 am

Raven Rowe Preaching

Pablo Goren Recital   4:00 pm

14 Mission Board   7:00 pm

15 Midday Prayer/Meditation      Noon

16 Women's Lunch          11:45 pm

   at 

18 Men's Breakfast            8:00 am

    at Waterfront HyVee

Citizenship Class  10:00 am

Pride Parade  10:00 am

19 Worship            9:15 am

Fathers' Day

21 Membership Board    5:30 pm

22 Midday Prayer/Meditation     Noon

25 Citizenship Class   10:00 am

26 Worship              9:15 am

29 Midday Prayer/Meditation    Noon


Join us for worship on Sunday, June 26, at 9:15 a.m.

 

We’re working our way through Paul’s letter to the Galatians. This morning we come to Paul’s outraged outburst: “O foolish Galatians!” He’s upset –and with good reason. Members of the congregation were leaving their newfound freedom to live in love toward one another and all people, hoping that they would bring order and moral security to themselves and their community. “Nonsense!” Paul says. “Foolishness!” And it still is today when we hope that what we do will earn God’s favor and make God act as we want God to act.

 

Scripture Lessons:        I Kings 8:22-23; Galatians 2:15-3:2

Sermon:     “Foolishness and Faithfulness”

The Rev. William Lovin preaching

 

Solo: “In the Garden”            Kevin Koepnick


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 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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