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