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3. Church Office Closed

4. Happy Independence Day

5. Worship/Communion 9:15 am

Children's Church/VBS During Worship

EECS after Worship

6. Narcotics Anonymous Noon

12. Worship 9:15 am

Children's Church/VBS During Worship

13. Narcotics Anonymous Noon

16. Women's Lunch 11:45 am

Lucky's Market at the Cafe

Foreign Relations Noon

19. Worship 9:15 am

Children's Church/VBS During Worship

Church Picnic 5 pm

20. Narcotics Anonymous Noon

21. Foreign Relations Noon

Trustees 7 pm

26. Worship 9:15 am

Children's Church/VBS During Worship

27. Narcotics Anonymous Noon

Worship with us on
Sunday, June 28, 2015
at 9:15 a.m.

Please remember the SUMMER WORSHIP TIME CHANGE: Through Sunday, August 16, we will worship at 9:15 a.m. Because our neighbors across Jefferson St. change their time of worship to 10:00 during the summer, members and friends find that parking is more available earlier in the morning. Join us for worship an hour earlier this summer—at 9:15—and rejoice in parking and in the day that God has made!

As we continue to read through I & II Samuel, we come this morning to David’s lament over the deaths of Saul and Jonathan. The sorrow of David is readily apparent in the words we hear this morning; so, too, is the devastation of war.
As we hear David’s lament, scripture also calls us forward through forgiveness to hope.


Scripture Lessons: II Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Romans 5:1-5
Sermon: “It’s Earlier than We Think”
The Rev. William Lovin preaching

Solo David Campbell, cello

As we approach the end of June, we are wrapping up our biannual, two-month drive for supplies for Shelter House and the Food Pantry. We thank everyone for all you have given. Please consider bringing some of the following items to church on June 21 or 28 or anytime during the week before June 30.
SHELTER HOUSE-The greatest need is for the following items: Toilet paper, Deodorant, Laundry detergent Shampoo/Conditioner Lotion/Lip balm Summer clothes. They also gratefully accept the following donations: Over-the-counter medications: Antihistamine Sinus Medication Acetaminophen, Day Quill, Foot powder, Earplugs, Facial Tissue, Grocery store gift cards Iowa City/Coralville bus passes or strip tickets.
FOOD BANK-Top Ten Needed Donations: Financial Donations, Peanut Butter & Canned Meat Canned Fruit & 100% Fruit Juice, Pastas & Rice, Canned Vegetables, Hearty Soups & Stews Baby Diapers (all sizes) Baby Formula & Food Laundry Detergent Toilet Paper.

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

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


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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