Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Faith United Church of Christ



Please join us 6:00 P.M
Christmas Eve
1609 DeForest Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Advent 2015 has arrived.

We begin Advent with this invitation:

 1.) If you are a regular worship attender, please continue to worship with us regularly during Advent as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child.
 2.) If you have not been regular in worship, Advent is a wonderful time to begin again. 3.) If you have not worship with us in a long time, it is okay to come back and worship with us again. Advent is a good time to begin again.
 4.) If you are looking for ways to enhance the quality of living, please join us for worship. Advent is a good time to look for new meaning in life.
 5.) If you want to share in the mission and ministry of Jesus, Advent is a good time to learn what we can do to share the Good News of God’s love for all people.

 Why not join us during Advent as we celebrate the coming of the Light of God into all the world?
Our lights during Advent 2015 will include a light of understanding, a light of compassion, a light of justice, a light of hospitality and a light of peace.

Each Sunday new lights and new learnings will help us focus on the one light from God. Join us please, for worship each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and on Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. for the lights of Advent 2015.


Sunday, September 27, 2015




FAITH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
IOWA CITY

YOU are invited to share in our Sunday morning worship service at 9:30 a.m.

YOU are welcome in our ministry to the local and wider community.

YOU can make a difference in the lives of others.

Please join us whenever and whereever you can to engage in a ministry that strives for economic justice for all people.

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



Wednesday, September 2, 2015



Faith United Church of Christ
Iowa City, Iowa



One and All to our Web Site

Please take some time to browse our site and see the ministry that is explained on these pages.  Then, please do join us in our ministry whenever and wherever you can do so.

 

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



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The journey through Lent continues in March.  This is a time for reflection and prayer; a time to make decisions about how best to share ourselves and our faith with those around us.  Examining what we have and what we can give to others is one of the best ways we have of making our world a better place.

Please join us each Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for worship.  Each service will have time for confession and reflections.  There will be time to here God's Word of the past and listen for God's Word of the present.

Our mid-week Lenten Series will feature Rev. Becky David, a life-coach and spiritual director.  She will help us focus on the life we can choose for ourselves.  These services will be held on Wednesday evenings during March at 7:00 p.m. Please feel free to join us.

Maunday Thursday, April 2, at
7: 00 p.m.  there will be a communion service followed by our Tenebrae Service.  We will gather to remember Jesus' Last Supper and then hear the Scriptures recount the events following.  This service, also known as the Service of Shadows, will be marked with the extinguishing of candles and silent reflection.  Join us for this  

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Lent 2015

The image above is a reproduction of the cover of the Lenten Devotional book produced by the Still Speaking Writers Group of the United Church of Christ.  There are a few copies available for personal use at the church.  Please feel free to take a copy with you.

Lent is a time of soul-searching and reviewing out life in relationship to our faith.  Lent calls us to a time of repentance and reflection as we see ourselves in light of who God has called us to be.  Please plan to join us each Sunday during Lent at 9:30 a.m. as we seek ways to both examine our living and then put into practice our faith.  Each Sunday service will have a time for confession and renewal as well as a call to action in our living out of our days.  

Special Lenten services will be held on Wednesdays, March 11, March 18, and March 25 with featured guest speaker The Rev. Ms. Becky Davis.  Our liturgy will give time for reflection and the message will focus on economic justice in our lives.  Join us on those three Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 2 will be our Maundy Thursday service at 7:00 p.m..  Communion will be celebrated and a service of remembrance of the movement from light to dark as we prepared for the events of Good Friday and Jesus on the Cross.



Public Theologian
Brian McLaren
Author of:
We Make the Road by Walking
Why Did Jesus, Moses, the
   Buddha, and Mohammed
   Cross the Road?
A New Kind of Christianity
Naked Spirituality
A Generous Orthodoxy
(and more books for sale by Prairie Lights at both events


“Living Christ on the Edge”

Free Public Presentation
Friday, March 6, 7:00 p.m.

&

“Following Jesus on the Way:
Scripture, Spirituality & Mission

Workshop for Church Leaders
Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$25 (or $20 each for groups of 4 or more)

Both events at Zion Lutheran Church, 310 N. Johnson, Iowa City ~ Free parking at Mercy Hospital Ramp on Bloomington

For more information or to register for workshop:  

Sponsored by:
Faith United Church of Christ
First Baptist Church
First Christian Church
First Mennonite Church
Full Circle Faith Community
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Zion Lutheran Church




Wednesday, February 11, 2015


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
Annual Pancake Supper
5:30-6:45 p.m.
Free Will offering to benefit the 
"Common Fund"
which supports emergency assistance
 to people in our community