A group of seven, including Randy Romine, Ken Matsuyama, Colleen McNamara, Lavinia Cooper and Apoorva Ghosh from IUCC and Rev. Nancy Bacon UCC Tehachapi and Rev. Bill Freeman UCC Chatsworth. On Friday Nov. 8 they spent a day at the border guided by a longtime Mexican missionary Rev. Chuck Shawver.Continue 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,
On Nov. 26, IUCC and University Synagogue celebrated our 31st annual Thanksgiving interfaith service together. It was a warm and welcoming evening that included keynote speaker Professor Jeffrey Kopstein, chair of the Department of Political Science at UCI, as well as guests from the Unified Mosque of Irvine, Iglesia VidaContinue reading
Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child and warm your heart at the same time? IUCC has had a long standing relationship with Families Forward. This wonderful organization helps local OC families who are homeless or at risk. This year IUCC is honored toContinue reading
A summary of John Dominic Crossan’s remarks at his second seminar on October 26, 2019 – by Tricia Aynes “Resurrection is a metaphor,” says John Dominic Crossan. “If you were there, you could have seen the crucifixion. But metaphor creates reality if you live it, if you participate in it.Continue reading
Note: Persons interested in applying for the senior minister position at IUCC should read: IUCC Senior Minister application information The Pastoral Search Committee is pleased to provide the Congregational Profile created for IUCC. The committee will present highlights and answer questions at a forum Sunday, Nov. 3, at 12:15 inContinue reading
UCC’s GreenFaith Committee will host the Climate Reality OC Forum in Plumer Hall on Monday, Nov. 4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Speakers Gene Baur and Mona Seymour will dices “Rethinking the Food System in a Time of Eco Crisis.” Admission is free but a suggested donation of $5-$10 isContinue reading
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
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