Thursday, April 21, 2011

Maundy Thursday Worship Service tonight at Faith United Church of Christ in Iowa City

Holy Week begins at Faith United Church of Christ in Iowa City.  Rev. Bob Loffer will lead our Maundy Thursday Worship Services tonight, Thursday April 21, beginning at 7:00 PM.  This will be a service of readings, liturgy, hymns, and communion.

All are welcome and invited to join in tonight's worship service: friends, members, visitors, and seekers.  Faith United Church of Christ is located at 1609 DeForest Avenue in Iowa City, Iowa.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Members to be Welcomed to Faith UCC!

This is a time of newness and renewal. Faith United Church of Christ will celebrate the reception of three people into membership of the church on Palm Sunday, April 17!

Jim Haack, JoAnn Haack, and Terri Logan will join Faith United Church of Christ by profession of faith during the Sunday Morning worship service. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow the morning worship. Come; celebrate with us as we move forward with the mission and ministry of God in Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Queer and Gray

The following post was cross-posted from Faith UCC's Member Jon Trouten's blog:

It is often difficult for young gays, lesbians, and other sexual minorities to navigate the heterosexual world. Ever wonder how much more difficult that could be for elderly members of the queer community? Many of them grew up in a culture where their identities were best to kept secret. They could be jailed, institutionalized, fired, disowned, etc... if they revealed their identities. Now these seniors are getting older and may require care in a nursing home or residential community. Many of these settings seem to be unaware of the sexual identities of their queer residents and uncomfortable with those residents who are out of the closet...

The Johnson County Living Community (JCLC) Visibility Action Team is presenting a free movie, Gen Silent, on this subject this Sunday, April 17th, at 7:00 PM at the Bijou Cinema in the University of Iowa's Iowa Memorial Union.

The director of the film, Stu Maddux, will also be present to answer questions from audience members after the film.

(NOTE: The preceeding article was written by Faith UCC friend Mark Holbrook, who is a member of the JCLC Visibility Action Team and one of the sponsors of this important event. You can read more about the showing of Gen Silent at this webpage and, of course, at Mr. Maddux's own blog.)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rev. Jonna Jensen to Provide PPRC Workshop -- 04/11/11

What does the Pastor Parish Relationship Committee do? What should the Pastor Parish Relationship Committee do? How does that Pastor Parish Relationship Committee work?

Questions? Lots of questions! Well, perhaps now is the time to begin to search for some answers.

The Rev. Jonna Jensen, Associate Conference Minister, will share a workshop for all interested persons in the work of the Pastor Parish Relationship Committee (PPRC) at 7:00 PM on Monday, April 11, 2011. Please plan to attend and bring your questions and concerns.