Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You, Yes You are invited to join us at Faith United Church of Christ this summer.  Join us for some refreshing new insights in God's work in our world.  Come, share with us in our work for economic justice.  Enjoy our friendship and our compassion as we continue to live out God's call for us all.

Christmas in July has arrived!!  Our mission focus for the month of July is the work of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.  We gather items personal items for the victims of domestic violence as they seek a safe place to live.  Check out the following information for what you can contribute.

A “Boatload of Christmas in July”
 – and “Undie Sunday” – Details

Christmas in July is our annual drive for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP).  During the month, we gather as many of their most-needed items as possible, including personal care products for the children and (mostly) women who come to the shelter with little or nothing more than what they are wearing and carrying with them.

Thanks to our awesome Worship Committee, we have a great summer theme to work with.  Watch for a boat in the Sanctuary.  Yes, you read that right, we’ll be able to give the DVIP a “Boatload of Christmas” this year.

The DVIP‘s “Top 10” needs list from their website is shown below.  The entries in bold were on a shorter list given to us by staff earlier in June.  That shorter list also included:  sets of towels, baby wash, baby powder, shampoos, conditioners, and body wash.

1. Women's underwear sizes 7-10
2. Twin sheets
3. Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer and B & B Hair Oil
4. Silverware
5. Size 4-6 diapers
6. Deodorant (“always”)
7. Overnight bags and luggage
8. Pajamas
9. Hairbrushes and wide tooth combs
10. Ear plugs

Along with all the above, over the years, Faith members have tried to emphasize collecting make-up and skin care items for women at the shelter.

So check out your basements and linen closets for any desired items you may have not used, gather up those small personal care bottles that you brought home all year from trips, look for specials on shampoos, towels, etc.

NOTE:  Undie Sunday will be the last Sunday in July, July 26th.  So, (wait for it…), please don’t forget your underwear that day!  And be prepared for underwear jokes all month.

Please help us fill our boat to overflowing with gifts.

We worship at 9:30 each Sunday morning.

You are always welcome!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Come join us for
 some good ol' fashioned Summer Fun!

Our worship space and worship themes will be a reflection of Summer past and present.  Watch how the theme grows and changes through the month.  Celebrate with us as we continue our ministry of service to others in our community and around the world each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.

No matter who you are or
where you are on life's journey
YOU are welcome here!

Our ol' fashioned Ice Cream Social
Sunday, June 21, 2015
follows 9:30 a.m. Worship

Proceeds from the Freewill Offering
Family to Family Program

Sunday, May 3, 2015


May is time for celebrating many things. . .Mothers. . .Graduation. . .Flowers. . .Sunshine. . .Spring Rain. . .

So. . .Come Celebrate with 
Faith United Church of Christ

We welcome your presence in our ministry to Mark Twain, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Free Lunch Program, Shelter House, The Crisis Center, The Center for Worker Justice and many, many more.

We Worship at 9:30 a.m.
Each Sunday Morning
Join us, Please?

New Electric

The success of the fundraising events to purchase a new electric piano are demonstrated with a picture of Meagan at the new instrument.  Thanks to all who help make it happen.  This new instrument is a welcome addition to our ministry.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Join Us
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Faith United Church of Christ
1609 DeForest Avenue
Iowa City

Serving from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

All kinds of Mexican foods and desserts.

Freewill offering

All proceeds will benefit The Iowa City Free Lunch Program

Come one. . .Come all. . .

No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


9:30 a.m.

Our Easter Celebration continues each week at Faith United Church of Christ!  We gather for worship at 9:30 each Sunday.  Why not join us for worship and then share in our ministry as we continue to offer our message of Economic Justice for all people?

Please check back at this site regularly to check details of our continued shared ministry projects.

YOU are welcome here!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

 Join us Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. for our celebration of
Maundy Thursday Communion.

Following our communion service we will hold a "Service of Shadows" as we recall the events of Holy Week and Good Friday. 

Our Tenebrae Service invites time for thought and reflection.  Please do plan to join us.

Faith United Church of Christ
1609 DeForest Ave.
Iowa City, Iowa

You are most cordially invited to celebrate

with us at 9:30 a.m.
April 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The journey through Lent continues in March.  This is a time for reflection and prayer; a time to make decisions about how best to share ourselves and our faith with those around us.  Examining what we have and what we can give to others is one of the best ways we have of making our world a better place.

Please join us each Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for worship.  Each service will have time for confession and reflections.  There will be time to here God's Word of the past and listen for God's Word of the present.

Our mid-week Lenten Series will feature Rev. Becky David, a life-coach and spiritual director.  She will help us focus on the life we can choose for ourselves.  These services will be held on Wednesday evenings during March at 7:00 p.m. Please feel free to join us.

Maunday Thursday, April 2, at
7: 00 p.m.  there will be a communion service followed by our Tenebrae Service.  We will gather to remember Jesus' Last Supper and then hear the Scriptures recount the events following.  This service, also known as the Service of Shadows, will be marked with the extinguishing of candles and silent reflection.  Join us for this