The answers came quietly from around the room: a childhood friend who stopped being a friend; being called “half-breed” and more; a cross-burning; beloved parents who said people of another race “smelled different” or locked the car doors when driving through certain neighborhoods. The Rev. Ron Buford, pastor of SunnyvaleContinue reading
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,
Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day and, on October 13, IUCC will remember and celebrate in worship on Sunday morning (9:30 & 11) and with a bowling party for LGBTQ people and allies, 2 p.m. that afternoon at Irvine Lanes, 3415 Michelson Drive. National Coming Out Day commemorates aContinue reading
IUCC is looking for someone to fill the position of director for the Ministries with Young People. by January 2020. This is a part-time position of 20-25 hours per week. This person will develop, implement and lead programs to attract and engage children, youth, young adults, and young families andContinue reading
Renowned biblical scholar and author John Dominic Crossan will present two lectures on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Irvine United Congregational Church. Lectures – Adult, $25 Lectures – Student/Senior (65+)$18 Dinner Only, $100 At 9:00 am Crossan will speak on “The Claim of Divine Violence in the Old Testament.” AtContinue reading
Implicit bias. Lack of money. Bonds. Fear. Mental illness. Unfair plea deals. These and other factors play into why people of color often find themselves receiving different treatment in the criminal justice system compared to whites. On June 18 at IUCC, the Peoples Coalition presented a forum focusing on what we can do to address such disparitiesContinue reading
Thanks to the Amazon Smile program, .5% of the price of purchases made through Amazon can be directed to IUCC. It’s easy to sign up, even if you already have an Amazon account. Follow this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0711921, and you will be automatically asked if you want to make IUCC yourContinue reading
The April 28 Climate Change Symposium featuring IUCC members Gudrun Magnusdottir from UCI, Keith Boyum and Jim Martin filled Plumer Hall and drew a variety of questions. You can watch videos of each presentation below or listen to the question and answer period.Continue reading