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

DEACON OF THE MONTH TARIN WEIPERT


1 Foreign Relations Lunch   Noon

Voices of Soul Rehearsal   6:30 pm

4 Communion Worship 10:15 am

Rev. Jeff Barton Preaching

Children's Church   During Worship

EEC Sales   After Worship

Chinese School Fall   1:30 pm

5 LABOR DAY OFFICE CLOSED

6 Diaconate   6:30 pm

Christian Ed Board   7:00 pm

Mission Board   7:00 pm

7 Midday Prayer/Mediation   Noon

Choir Round-Up   7:00 pm

8      Voices of Soul Rehearsal      6:30 pm

10      Blackhawk Chamber Music   6:00 pm

11 17th Sun after Pentecost   10:15 am

           Church School for All Ages     9:00 am

   Choir     9:15 am

   Confirmation Class   11:30 am

   Chinese School     1:30 am

   Marilyn Robinson Lecture          4:00 pm

12   BlackHawk Chamber Music     6:00 pm

14   Foreign Relations Lunch     Noon

        Midday Prayer/Medication    Noon

15 Voices of Soul Rehearsal     6:30 pm

17 Men's Breakfast            11:45 am

  @The Midtown Restaurant   8:00 am

Blackhawk Chamber Music     6:00 pm

18 18th Sun After Pentecost   10:15 am

Church School for All Ages     9:00 am

Choir     9:15 am

Children's Church      During Worship

Chinese School     1:30 pm

20 Stewardship     4:00 pm

Membership     5:30 pm

Trustees     7:00 pm

21 Midday Prayer/Meditation     Noon

Foreign Relations Lunch     Noon

22 Voices of Soul Rehearsal     6:30 pm

23 Pablo Goren Reheasal     7:00 pm

24 Women's Fall Luncheon    11:45 am

25 19th Sun After Pentecost     10:15 am

Church School for All Ages      9:00 am

Choir      9:15 am

Childrens' Church      During Worship

Confirmation Class     11:30 am

Chinese School       1:30 pm

27 Church Council       7:00 am

28 Midday Prayer/Meditation     Noon

29 Foreign Relations Lunch     Noon

Voices of Soul Rehearsal       6:30 pm


Join us for worship on Sunday, September 25, at 10:15 a.m.

 

We’ve been reading through the Book of Jeremiah and discovering how those ancient words continue to speak to our current reality. This morning the prophet assesses the situation of his people: “Disaster overtakes disaster”—and again Jeremiah’s words challenge us. The police shootings of African Americans continue across our country. We ask, “What’s going on?” even as many fail to confront the racism that fuels these events.

 

Scripture Lessons:        Jeremiah 4:9-10, 19-28; Mark 8:22-26

Sermon:     “What’s Going On”

The Rev. William Lovin, preaching

 

Anthem:    “I Will Arise”                 Alice Parker

 

Our 9:15 Sunday Morning Adult Education sessions begin with a series we’re calling “What Are You Doing Now?” Members will give us a look at some of their projects, activities, and current interests. This Sunday, Megan Carnes and James Robinson will talk about their  Labor Day weekend trip to the Camp of the Sacred Stones, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to serve as human-rights witnesses for the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors. Join us in Rockwood Hall.

 

Thanks to everyone who gave to our annual THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION BY EXTENSION OFFERING last Sunday. We received $600. If you would still like to give, please indicate “TEE” on your check memo line or on the offering envelope. For more information about this amazing program, please visit their website at www.tee.co.za.

 

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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 Christian education 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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