Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Christmas in July

The Annual "Christmas in July" event is underway!!  This year's theme has a tropical nature in the decor of our worship area.  Please help add to our visual theme with you thoughts and ideas our Christmas in the tropics.[Check out the pictures of the worship area that follow this article]

Mary McInroy for the Social Ministries Committee writes the following:

"When I called the DVIP office, they specifically asked for new underwear and socks for the residents.  Those of you familiar with Faith know we, ahem, have that end covered with……   

UNDIE Sunday—bring these items any Sunday in July, of course, but the 21st has been designated as “Official “UNDIE Sunday

1-Diapers, esp. sizes 4-5-6
2-Women’s, boys and girls underwear (ALL SIZES)
3-baby wipes 

This year, the DVIP representative also highlighted the need for African-American hair and skin care items.  I spoke with the Manager at Sally’s Beauty Supply, and she gave me names for some good, basic items. * In fact—you can buy gift cards at Sally’s (in the Sycamore Mall, at the Panera’s end) and put them in the boxes at church, or give to a Social Ministries committee member or to Pastor Bob.  At the end of the month, we will do one big Sally’s shopping spree, and the Manager will give us a lower price on everything because it is for a church/charitable cause.

Bring other personal care items also, e.g., lotions, shampoos, mouthwash, dental products, small cosmetic bags, etc.  Bring home those small bottles you’ll see in hotels during your travels this summer.  In fact, save them up all year and toss them in the DVIP gift boxes at church during July.

Financial gifts of any amount are always welcomed.

Thanks for your generosity to DVIP. DVIP thinks of us as the church that “emphasizes” clean underwear during our drive (I’m not kidding)."

*African-American personal care product suggestions from Sally’s in the Sycamore Mall
Hair care:  Hawaiian Silky Miracle Worker; BB Pump It Up Styling Spritz; BB Oil Moisturizer Hair Lotion; ORL Lock & Twist Gel (popular with kids and grown-ups); SoftSheen-Carson Let’s Jam Shining & Conditioning Gel; ampro Pro Styl protein styling gel: 360 Style Pomade
Skin care:  Tropiclear number one Skin Lightening Cream (helps get rid of spots); Beyond Belief “Refresh & Refine” skin care products (various products in green & white bottles, e.g., pore refining, oil control, etc.); Refresh skin renewal (astringent); cocoa butter lotions, e.g., Proclaim brand.

Christmas In July Pictures

Pulpit and Alter
Tropical Isle 

Sea Life

Lighted tropical Isle gift station

A wider view of worship area

Tropical Isle Gift Station

Please join us for 9:30 worship each Sunday morning.  No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


W e l c o m e 

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 Faith United Church of Christ, Iowa City is an open, affirming, just-peace, accessible to ALL congregation. Committed to the study of economic justice in Johnson County and beyond. 

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