• Adult Education & Programs

    IUCC offers a rich assortment of Adult Education programming to meet the diverse interests of our congregations, including weekly series and special events that lift up the congregation’s progressive Christian vision and mission.

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  • Advocates for Peace and Justice

    Advocates for Peace and Justice reviews public policy issues, with a goal of taking stands informed by Christian teaching. Advocates exchange information, and from time to time invite IUCC members and friends to support a position. A particular emphasis is on writing letters to local newspapers.

  • Boy Scouts

    IUCC is proud to host an inclusive Boy Scout Troop 602.

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  • Building & Grounds

    The Building and Grounds Committee participates in/takes leadership for congregational work days to repair, paint, refresh our physical campus.

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  • Child Care Center

    The Child Care Committee creates a dynamic connection between the IUCC Early Childhood Center and the church community; provides oversight to the center’s operations, and assists the Early Childhood Center with special projects and quality improvement efforts.

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  • Communications

    Educates the community about IUCC’s vision and encourages interested individuals and families to join us in fulfilling that vision.

  • Congregational Care

    The Congregational Care Ministry provides care and support to members of the congregation during difficult and challenging events in their lives. This may include something small like a greeting card to let them know we are thinking of them, praying for them, or short-term assistance with meals or rides.

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  • Diversity and Inclusion

    The Ministry of Diversity and Inclusion develops, plans and implements programs that support IUCC’s commitment to be inclusive, diverse and anti-racist.

  • Fellowship

    Plans and implements social activities and programs which help church members develop stronger relationships with each other and a closer sense of community within the church.

  • Fund Development

    The Fund Development Committee conducts the annual pledge campaign to meet the ongoing financial needs  of the Church and coordinates all fundraising activities.

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  • Hospitality

    Provides a personal extension of the congregation to visitors, newcomers and potential members. Makes arrangements for Coffee Hour hosts.

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  • Human Resources

    The Human Relations Committee provides expertise, guidance and problem resolution for staff.  In addition to ensuring that state and federal employment laws are followed, responsibilities include creating, reviewing and monitoring policies and practices for job descriptions, recruitment and selection, compensation, reviews, grievances, disciplinary action and termination.

  • Membership

    New to IUCC and interested in learning more about what becoming a member means?  IUCC offers regularly scheduled Visitor Information and New Member Inquiry Gatherings for anyone who wants to explore our path to membership.

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  • Men’s Fellowship

    Drop by Coco’s Restaurant on Mondays at 8 a.m.  and have breakfast with “the guys.” Coco’s is in the former Carrow’s Restaurant building at 28502 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, just north of Avery Parkway, across from the Infiniti dealer.

  • Ministry With Young People

    At Ministry With Young People (MYP), we provide opportunities for kids, youth, families, young adults, & young at heart to explore their faith, learn and enjoy the Bible stories, make bonds, and be empowered to speak out (word, deed, art, sport, and beyond!)

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  • Ministry With Young People – Sunday School

    Sunday School is normally offered for children ages 2-18. Sunday School currently meets online via Zoom. More information is available through the church office.

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  • Mission & Service

    Mission and Service seeks to meet human needs in the local community and beyond, in cooperation with other church and secular groups. We work to promote the values of love, justice and peace.  We also guide and support activities in service projects at local, regional, national and international levels.

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  • Music

    Irvine United Congregational Church seeks to continue building a high quality music ministry that allows us to sing what we believe. Honoring the classics as well as developing and fostering more contemporary elements of sacred music, we seek to encourage active involvement. Our purpose is to inspire and elevate ,,, 

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  • Pastoral Relations

    The Pastoral Relations Committee shall be a personal support group to the Pastor(s) and shall serve as a confidential communication link between the Pastor(s) and the Congregation. Please contact the church office to be directed to a member of this committee.  949-733-0220

  • Plumer Endowment Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to sustain Fred Plumer’s vision of IUCC as a teaching church, spreading the understanding of progressive Christianity.  The fund will underwrite the costs of an annual adult education event which will have two purposes: (1) to increase the understanding of progressive Christianity; and (2) to

  • Prayer Shawls

    The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets once a month on the second Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in Plumer Hall.  Some of us knit, some of us crochet, some bring snacks to encourage us, and some make the cards to attach to completed projects.  

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  • Seekers

    This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:30 AM in Plumer Hall. The purpose of Seekers is to promote meaningful friendships among our church women as well as to learn how today’s theological wisdom can enrich our spiritual growth.

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  • Small Groups (Comma Groups)

    Here at Irvine United Congregational Church, we value the relationships formed in small group settings. Through our Comma Groups, we journey together through monthly meetings.

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  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

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  • Women’s Fellowship

    We meet each month to enjoy fellowship, fun and meaningful moments. Different women of the church host our gatherings each month, and we have been known to visit a museum, attend a dinner show as well as many other seasonal social activities.

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  • Worship

    The Worship Ministry prepares the sanctuary for all worship services, including set-up, oversight and clean-up. We make appropriate assignments for worship leaders, acolytes, ushers and other helpers required for the smooth flow of services.