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Beware of scam emails

IUCC staff and leaders will never ask you to purchase or send gift cards or electronic funds for any purpose. Phishing and other schemes use email address that look like they’re coming from IUCC. Contact the church office if you have any concerns about emails you may have received.

This week’s service

A new video is available each Sunday at about 10:55 a.m. and can be replayed starting at about noon through the following Sunday. The first five minutes are silent with a display of upcoming meetings. The service begins with a musical prelude. A worship bulletin that you can download and print is available here.

You can also participate in weekly worship at IUCC via our Facebook Page. www.facebook.com/irvineucc.

MYP Director David Perez posts a Sunday School video for our young people and families on the MYP Facebook page. Click here on Sunday morning to find it!

Check the Friday update email from Steve for how to join in the virtual coffee hour after the service. It’s a Zoom meeting and because of possible security concerns, we’re not publishing the address here. Email iucc@iucc.org if you’re not getting the emails or search for Friday Update from Steve in your mail program.

You can make your contribution to IUCC’s work and witness at: https://www.iucc.org/giving/give-online

The week at IUCC

  • Adult Bible Study with Ken Wyant on Tuesday at 4 p.m. via Zoom conferencing. Email iucc@iucc.org to join the lively discussion. A new series on King David starting with 1 Samuel.
  • Child Care Committee meets at 6:30 Tuesday,, Aug. 18, via Zoom.
  • Midweek Adult Study: Survey of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Steve Swope will lead this online study. Contact iucc@iucc.org for the information on joining via Zoom.
  • Chancel Choir get-togethers and Zoom rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept. 10. Contact Director of Music Chris Peterson for more information. Email Chris.
  • Cub Scout Pack 697 and Boy Scout Troop 602 continue to meet virtually. Find out more, including how to sign up, here.
  • Virtual Worship: Sunday, Sept. 20. Announcements at 10:55 a.m. with worship beginning at 11 a.m. One virtual service through Facebook and posted above.
  • Advocates for Peace and Justice: Noon, Sunday, Sept. 20. Via Zoom.
  • Virtual Coffee Hour: 11:45 a.m. each Sunday. Via Zoom.
  • Diversity & Inclusion Task Force: 12:30 p.m. each Sunday. Via Zoom.
  • Administration Board meets via Zoom on Monday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m.

Email the church office, iucc@iucc.org, to receive a link to video study on Zoom! Individual ministries will also be holding virtual meetings. Check your email regularly for invitations to join video conferences and important updates.

The IUCC prayer chain continues to be active in intercessory prayer during the coronavirus crisis. Prayer requests can be sent through the church office, iucc@iucc.org, or to Lorraine Fox, pgfsc@cox.net.

Office hours will be (subject to change):

  • Steve & Heidi in the office M, T, W, Th – mail, phone messages, etc.
  • Steve checking email and phone messages from home on Fridays
  • Pastor Dave in the office M, T, Th & on Sa morning, working from home W (773-255-8095)

News

  • Factory Farming

    Sofia Portillo explains what factory farming is, how it ties to social and racial justice issues and possible solutions in this presentation made earlier this summer to IUCC’s Green Faith Committee. The video can’t be embedded but the link should take you to a video recording of the event. https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_dYpKrz-q1xObJ3jyBHicPdmLN79aaa8hHRKr6Ben0q2lpN3znTF3au9U7LVKmD5

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  • Support builds for Family Promise

    Family Promise’s Gala brought great results!  More than $109,000 was raised.  It was a well-attended virtual event.  Many thanks to Pastor Dave for sharing IUCC’s support for the good work of Family Promise in a short video. More great news!  In the months of Covid-19 stress and quarantine, IUCC members

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  • What you need to know about voting on or before Nov. 3

    Every registered voter in Orange County will get a ballot mailed to them on October 5. You can return that ballot in three ways.

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  • New Women’s Fellowship book groups forming

    Sign-ups begin August 1 for new women’s book discussion groups, featuring three new titles to choose from. The 10-week session will begin in September via ZOOM.

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