Thank you for being a part of IUCC! As we proclaim in our joining ritual, "we join together with God and with each other to provide an environment open for all to worship God, to develop Christian values, to share life's experiences, to strive for truth, justice and peace, and to respond with compassion to the needs of others. We do this in love of Jesus and in our desire to do the will of God in all things."
I hope you will find a way to give your time and talents to this remarkable faith community. Sing in the choir. Attend or teach an adult education class. Host a coffee hour. Participate in a Comma Group. Welcome visitors. Join a ministry. Visit someone in need. Sign a letter. The ways are endless! Whatever you do, the gift of your time and talents will truly make a difference!
In faith and community,
Here are a few tips we hope will make watching Sunday services easier to view via Facebook Live. Your own connection (WiFi or otherwise) may also affect your ability to easily watch as could possible settings you’ve activated on your browser. Unfortunately, it’s hard to anticipate all of those. YouContinue reading
When life returns to normal and IUCC can participate in events again, one of the best things we can do is give people a tangible connection to IUCC. Here are the instructions for creating a crocheted heart that attaches to a small card with IUCC information. Any color will do,Continue reading
Because of travel and other concerns raised by the spread of COVID-19, John Pavlovitz will not be at Irvine United Congregational Church this weekend. Anyone who registered for the afternoon forum and/or fundraising dinner associated with his visit should have received an email with information about refunds. Questions should beContinue reading
UPDATE: Due to health concerns, this class has been postponed. Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and nationally. Many factors, including misinformation and myths, contribute to this growing problem. This Homelessness 101 presentation will provide information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue.Continue reading
For the first time, registration is available online for this year’s IUCC Women’s Retreat at Pilgrim Pines. Registration forms also will be available on the patio beginning Sunday, March 22. Act early to ensure your space! The fee remains the same: $160 for the weekend, Friday night, May 1, throughContinue reading
IUCC’s Winter Congregational Meeting on Feb. 9 included a review and approval of the 2020 budget, an update on the search for a permanent pastor, approval of a resolution on climate change and a renaming of the Ministry for Young People to the Ministry with Young People. Both Interim PastorContinue reading
IUCC’s Mission and Service Ministry is partnering with the Global Ministries Committee of regional UCC and DOC churches to bring clean water to people in need. The committee has sent work teams to Nicaragua over the last decade. They have worked on reforestation projects and rebuilt a water system thatContinue reading
On Sunday, we were reminded through Howard Thurman’s poem read by Lesley Wheland and the choral piece by Dan Forrest sung by the Chancel Choir that the work of Christmas continues. Here’s the poem: When the song of the angels is stilled, When the star in the sky is gone,Continue reading