Join the IUCC GREENfaith Committee on Friday, Jan. 24 for the “Recycling: See for Yourself” tour. Carpool from church at 9:45 am if possible; tour starts at 10:30 am. RSVP required! What really happens to the things you put in your recycling bin? Our expert host Cathy Nguyen, recyclingContinue 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,
The Fourth Annual OC Women’s March will be held Jan. 18 in downtown Santa Ana starting at 10 a.m. It’s been three years since the first OC Women’s March in 2016 when over 20,000 people peacefully took to the streets with signs of protest, solidarity, and to make their voicesContinue reading
Have you – yes, you! – ever considered being a worship leader, but weren’t sure how to go about it? Just send an email to Steve Goetz indicating your interest. You’ll receive a monthly mailing of available Sundays, and you can decide which is most convenient for you to volunteer. Then you’ll receiveContinue reading
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
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