Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015
from
Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, Iowa

Did you make a New Year's Resolution to attend worship in 2015?  If so, why not join us on Sunday morning's at 9:30?
Even if you didn't make a New Year's Resolution to attend worship in 2015, join us anyway!!!  We would love to have you!

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

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Faith United Church of Christ
wishes to all a


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

Saturday, November 29, 2014


The Advent Season at Faith United Church of Christ 2014

YOU are most welcome to join us during Advent for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30.

Each Sunday our the Candles on our Advent wreath will focus on a new theme.

Advent 1 is Promise
Advent 2 is Prepare
Advent 3 is Proclaim
Advent 4 is Ponder

Christmas Eve our worship will be at 6:00 p.m. and our theme is Peace.



 DO NOT MISS OUT

Come, join our alternative Christmas sale.  All goods are home made!  Great crafts,
Excellent jams, jellys, and all kinds of cake, cookie and other kinds of mixes!!




Pictures are just a portion of what is available.  Come shop, enjoy!





ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO
HEIFER INTERNATIONAL


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, Iowa


Please take your time
Explore our Web Site
Join us on Sunday Morning
9:30 a.m Worship
Second Wednesday of each month
Worship at 7:00 p.m.



Saturday, September 6, 2014

Faith
 United Church of  Christ

Cordially invites you 
to join us in our 
Shared Ministry

We worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  One Sunday each month our worship is led by lay members of Faith.

We also offer a worship experience on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.  This experience includes some music, some scripture, some mediation and reflection and prayer.

You are always welcome to participate in the many and varied ministries we share with places like the Crisis Center, The Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Shelter House, Heifer Project, Center for Worker Justice, Free Lunch Program, Consultation of Religious Communities, Mark Twain Elementary School, Head Start, Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP), as well as our many ministries through the Iowa Conference, Eastern Association, and National Setting of the United Church of Christ.  


No matter who you are or where you
 are on life's journey,
You are welcome HERE!




Thursday, August 21, 2014

 FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
2014 BACK TO SCHOOL

Here are a few pictures of the back to school supplies purchased by Faith for use at Mark Twain.  Items were purchased to fill 262 back packs at grade appropriate levels.

Enjoy the pictures of supplies as they completed ringed our worship space on Sunday, August 10, 2014




What you see are folders, pencils, pencil boxes, spiral notebooks, hard three ring binders, erase-able markers, colored pencils, colors, and much more.











Also included were erasers, rulers, scissors, and composition books. 








Then it came time to pack all the supplies in individual bags for transport to Mark Twain Elementary School.  











Sorting, collating, arranging, bagging, checking, and making sure that each bag full of supplies got to the correct grade level was the next task.






The final check to make sure every thing  made it to the bag.  Then the bags of supplies along with 299 homemade back packs were transported to school for distribution on August 14.


Here are some pictures at school


Some packed bags for kindergarten, first and second grade awaiting some empty back packs to fill on the left

 

Some bags awaiting 5-6 graders on the right.






And here are some empty back packs waiting a child to make a selection.


Another successful year of purchasing supplies, making back packs, filling bags with supplies, and distributing supplies and back packs to the students of Mark Twain.  Thanks for all the support!!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

"LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF"
so says Lucy to Charlie Brown through her "telephone" of string and tin cans.  Charlie Brown is on the other end of that string that completely circles the worship space at Faith United Church of Christ.  The string contains the "packages of items" (some 325+) given to DVIP, plus sacks filled with personal hygiene items, lotions, and shampoos.



As the picture to the left shows, there were hundreds of pairs of underwear and socks for women, men, girls, and boys of all sizes and shapes.  Thanks to all for making Christmas In July 2014 another wonderful Christmas!


NOW IT'S  TIME FOR THE 
BACK TO SCHOOL BOOGIE!

The past several years we have been engaged with back to school supplies and back packs.   Well, in 2014 we are again; but with some significant changes.
Members and friends of Faith UCC have cut, pieced, and stitched all kinds of material together to make some TERRIFIC back packs for more than 270 students at Mark Twain Elementary this year.
Now, we must purchase the supplies that go into the back packs based on grade-level needs.  That will require some significant monetary outlay and we need help raising the funds for this important ministry.  We already have some funds on hand; but we will need approximately $1500.00 to cover our supply list.  We will receive our August Birthday offering on Sunday, August 24, 2014 for the benefit of back to school supplies.  Please plan to give generously on that Sunday.
Meanwhile---supplies are being purchased and empty back packs await packing on Sunday, August 10, 2014.  Come to worship, then stay following to assist with the packing.  So get on your dancin' shoes and be ready to Boogie!!!
Distribution is set at Twain Elementary on Thursday, August 14 with classes beginning on August 19.




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WOW!
LOOK AT UNDIE SUNDAY RESULTS

There is still time to bring underwear, socks, or any of the other numerous items on the list for DVIP!!!  Please bring your gifts in by Sunday, July 27 so that we can distribute them that morning following worship.


Thursday, June 26, 2014



Yes, my friends---it is that time again!!!  Our Annual Celebration of Christmas in July for the benefit of the

 Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Take a look at the Upcoming Events page for more information about the gifts to be given and shared and watch the web site through out July for more exciting announcements about this special event!  Can 'Undie" Sunday be far 'behind'?????



Faith United Church of Christ is located at 1609 Deforest Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa.  We worship each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.  Why not join us?

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

Monday, June 2, 2014


FIRST IN
The Iowa Conference
United Church of Christ

FIRST WEST OF
The Mississippi River

FIFTH IN
United Church of Christ


FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
IOWA CITY, IOWA
is an
 ECONOMIC JUSTICE COVENANT CONGREGATION


Sunday, June 1, 2014 at a specially called Congregational Meeting, Faith United Church of Christ voted unanimously to adopted a covenant for Economic Justice.  The vote culminated an almost two year period of study, reflection, action, and prayer.  Please read the adopted covenant and join us at Faith as we continue to work for economic justice in our world.

Faith United Church of Christ Economic Justice Covenant
Adopted June 1, 2014
Jesus proclaimed his ministry in the temple by reading from Isaiah: “The Spirit of God is upon me, because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. God has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of God’s favor.” Luke 4: 18-19. The 2009 United Church of Christ Economic Justice Covenant reminds us that “The Holy Scriptures, from the Pentateuch through the Prophets, and from Jesus to St. Paul impress upon the people of God’s Covenant that they are responsible to God for the well being of the last and the least in the human community.

Christians are called to do. To be a Christian is to be a part of creation that necessitates the extension of God's embrace. Embracing is doing: it is the acceptance of and the extension of the ongoing resurrection; it is the acceptance of the ongoing crucifixion. In enacting an Economic Justice Covenant, we are following Faith United Church of Christ’s Statement of Purpose by acknowledging  “God’s presence in the human affairs of today, as God has been involved throughout history...We, as Christians, accept this calling to carry out the vision of Jesus Christ for our age.”

Although God has provided the world with abundance, poverty and want persist. In the past, Faith United Church of Christ has striven to build a more inclusive world in its Open and Affirming Covenant, and has addressed economic inequality in its work toward equitable consumption practices and in the many acts of mercy it pursues. Therefore, in keeping with Jesus’ proclamation of his ministry, the constant summoning of the scriptures and Faith United Church of Christ’s own history, we, the congregation of Faith United Church of Christ of Iowa City do hereby enter into covenant with each other and with the world at large, to strive toward a more equitable distribution of God’s abundance in the world.
Therefore, be it resolved by the congregation of Faith United Church of Christ that we will:

1.    Create an ongoing program to discern the means of redressing the inequitable distribution of God’s abundance in our congregation, our community, our nation, and our world.

2.    Act upon the revelations found in that discernment on a personal, congregational, local, national and global scale.

3.    Pledge to continue our current acts of mercy, regularly evaluating their role in altering the current distribution of abundance and altering our actions to fit the altering needs.

4.    Maintain this covenant as a living document by attaching an ongoing list of our evolving acts of mercy accompanied by an explanation of the needs that make those acts of mercy necessary so that all may share in God’s abundance. Further, we the congregation charge the Council of Faith United Church of Christ to regularly update this list, or to empower a designated body of its choosing to do so, in a manner it deems appropriate, making those changes known to the congregation in a timely and well- documented fashion.  





Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, just peace, accessible to all, economic justice covenant congregation.  

Please join us for worship each Sunday Morning at 9:30 a.m.




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

And Easter Continues. . .

 because
 our Mission and Ministry continues
at
FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Iowa City, Iowa

  We would welcome you in worship each Sunday morning at 9:30.  We would also welcome you to share in the variety of ministry opportunities at Faith United Church of Christ.
  Our web pages give a glimpse into our ministry.  There are a number of links on the right side of each page for connections to other ministry sites as well.








Faith United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation that is accessible to all.  We are in the study of becoming an Economic Justice congregation.


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey. . .
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

 Palm Sunday at
Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, Iowa


We celebrated with palms, songs, and a beautifully appointed worship space.  Thanks to our worship team for their hard work in preparing us for Holy Week and Easter.



Why not join us for our Sedar Meal on Thursday, April 17?
Good food and conversation will be shared. The meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.  

Communion will be celebrated.







Please, join us Easter Morning, April 20 9:30 a.m for our 
Celebration of new life and a new way living !!


Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, accessible to all congregation that is currently engaged in a study of economic justice.



Please explore our web site for upcoming events, worship experiences, and other ministry opportunities.  Feel free to leave your comments at the bottom of each page or email us at bob.faithucc@q.com




Wednesday, April 2, 2014



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


There is always a place for you here.

Please take the time to view our pages on the web site.  If you have questions, feel free to leave your comments here on the web site or send an email to faithucc@q.com


Faith United Church of Christ is an open, affirming, accessible to all congregation that is currently engaged in a study of economic justice.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

TO THE WEBSITE OF

FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Please take the time to explore our website.  Check out the many and varied ministries that engage us.  If there is a ministry that interests you, come join us.

Our Mission Focus in February 2014
was
The Shelter House

Pictured are (left to right; Kevin Satterly, Ann Satterly
 Faith UCC's Social Missions Committee
and Shelter House Director Crissy Canganelli



More than 12 dozen Home-baked and hand frosted and decorated cupcakes were presented to residents of Shelter House as a Valentine Celebration.  





Personal Care items, over the counter remedies, paper products, and other items were also gathered during the month of February to be shared with the residents of Shelter House.  An entire back portion of a van was required to transport the items to Shelter House.

A special offering was held the last Sunday in February, our annual Pancake Supper on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and our regular budget contribution to Shelter House resulted in a check for $874.00. 
(Pictured left to right) Faith UCC Treasurer Deb Borgstahl presents
a check for Shelter House to Faith UCC
Social Missions Committee Members Julianne Pirtle and Pam Zehr




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