Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Faith United Church of Christ
Welcomes YOU!!!
ALL the time. . .
EVERYWHERE!

It is August already. . .so we at Faith are getting prepared for our annual BACK TO SCHOOL Back Pack Party.  Here are a few pictures of the products we have ready to bagging into new back packs and given to the students at Mark Twain Elementary:

 Glue Sticks and Pencil Boxes


 Pencils, Pencils, and Erasers









Lots of Three-Ring
Binders








Spiral Notebooks, Composition books, Colored Markers,
Colors, and Scissors!






Colored File Folders







The new back packs are being sewn and will be ready for distribution on August 20th at Mark Twain.

So, once again, YOU are invited to the party during August.  Come celebrate in worship with us each Sunday morning at 9:30.  Come, help pack back packs on Sunday, August 16 following worship.  Come, see how our worship space changes as we all get ready for BACK TO SCHOOL!

(CHECK OUT THE NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE EMPTY BOAT FOR CHRISTMAS IN JULY)







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
benefit
Family to Family Program



Sunday, May 3, 2015


CELEBRATE MAY!

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
Piano

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
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

CELEBRATE
EASTER

EVERY
SUNDAY
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

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