Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Christmas in July is here! 

Our annual fund drive for the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) is going on all month, so you have plenty of time to round up need items for the residents of the DVIP home, located in Iowa City.  As of around two years ago, the DVIP now reaches beyond city and even county boundaries to assist victims of domestic abuse in a number of counties in southeast Iowa.  
We will have a speaker from DVIP come talk with us after worship on 31 July, to give us an update on how that expansion is working and what it has meant to the Program and to the participants.  

Mark those calendars, “Undie Sunday” is coming on Sunday, 24 July.  So please, please, please, don’t
forget your underwear that day!  Although this means new underwear and socks for all shapes and sizes, the DVIP website asks specifically for donations of women’s underwear (sizes 7-10) and pull-ups for toddlers.

So what else can you bring?  As per staff at DVIP, they currently are in most need of laundry detergent (any type) and infant formula.  The items on their top ten list are: 

1. Baby formula 
2. Laundry detergent, both high efficiency and regular 
3. Used cell phones with chargers 
4. Travel size Ibuprofen and Tylenol 
5. Towels and wash clothes 
6. Women's underwear sized 7-10 
7. Pull-ups 
8. Deodorant 
9. Overnight bags and luggage 
10. Twin sheets, fitted and flat  

Please bring your contributions to worship on Sunday or drop them off during the week between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 2016



Dr. Shelly Tochluk

Monday, July 11, 2016, 7:00 P.M.  Faith United Church of Christ will host Shelly Tochluk, PhD., Chair, Education Department, Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles, California.  She will be sharing information from her latest book, “Living in The Tension: The Quest for A Spiritualized Racial Justice”
          An educator, with a background in psychology, Dr. Tochluk spent ten years as a researcher, counselor, and teacher in California’s public schools. She now trains teachers to work with Los Angeles’ diverse school population as Chair of the Education Department at Mount Saint Mary’s University. Her personal dedication to confront issues of race developed first through her participation with UCLA’s NCAA Division-1 All-American Track and Field 4X400 meter relay team and later through her inner city teaching experiences. She currently works with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere-Los Angeles). With this group, she co-created a workshop series that leads white people into a deeper understanding of their personal relationship to race, white privilege, and systemic racism.
          A limited number of Living in the Tension: A Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice may be purchased at the church office for $20.00.  Please call 319-338-5238 or email to arrange for the pick-up of a book.   

 Vivian Hahn, a talented Iowa City artist and Faith UCC member, has been drawing for many decades.  She will be holding her first community art exhibit at Faith United Church of Christ. Vivian’s artwork will be on display at Faith UCC throughout the month of June. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016


proudly presents

The artwork of 

Ms. Vivian Hahn

2:00-4:00 P.M.

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

Join us for the show and reception 
To honor Vivian and her work

Monday, May 2, 2016

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

Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Join us for many activities that revolve around Economic Justice

Join us in review our web page and engage in our many ministries in service to our wider community and the world.

Join us. . .for you are Welcome!

Friday, April 1, 2016


Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, Iowa

9:30 a.m. Worship

Thursday, March 3, 2016

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

The journey through Lent continues as March brings us closer to climatic events of Holy week and beyond.  Our journey in worship, psalms, songs, scriptures, and prayers allows us an opportunity to honestly reflect on the way we are living our lives.

Please join us on Sunday morning at 9:30 for worship.  You are also welcome to join us on Monday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a new worship experience as we recall the story of Jesus overturning the tables in the Temple.  Come and share in what promises to be a rich experience.

Thursday, March 24, you are invited to attend our pre-Sedar Meal foot-washing at 6:00 p.m. followed by our modified Sedar Meal and Communion.  Our communion service is open to all.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Our Journey Through Lent 2016

Our journey through Lent 2016 began with the Distribution of Ashes following our Annual Pancake Supper the evening before Ash Wednesday.  YOU are invited into the spirit of change, renewal, reform, and service as the journey through Lent continues during February and March 2016.

Please join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.  Join us also for decorating cupcakes on Sunday, February 14 for Shelter House.  Also in February we are collecting deodorant and shampoo and conditioner for the residents of Shelter House.

Bring peanut butter and jelly to share with the Crisis Center during the month.  Come, help us pack food packs for students at Mark Twain Elementary School each Sunday following worship.

Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, just peace, nuclear free zone, economic justice, accessible to all congregation where we welcome your individualism.