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DECEMBER 2016

DEACON OF THE MONTH DEAN LOGAN


1 Foreign Relations Luncheon       Noon

Voices of Soul Rehearsal  6:30 pm

2 UCC Choir Rehearsal  7:00 pm

3   UCC Choir Rehearsal  9:00 am

4   Special Music Sunday Worship  10:15 am

Choir       9:00 am

Church School for Children       9:15 am

EEC Sales     After Worship

Advent Luncheon     After Worship

Chinese School                       1:30 pm

6 Diaconate       6:30 pm

CE Board       7:00 pm

7 Midday Prayer/Meditation       Noon

8 Foreign Relations Luncheon      Noon

        Voices of Soul Rehearsal         6:30 pm

10 U of I Hawkapella Concert       7:00 pm

11 3rd Sunday in Advent

Communion Worship           10:15 am

Choir            9:00 am

   Church School for All Ages          9:15 am

   Alternative Gifting After Worship

   Chinese School          1:30 am

12    Trustees          7:00 pm

13    Mission Board  7:00 pm

   CE Board  7:00 pm

   Church Council          7:00 pm

14       Midday Prayer/Meditation          Noon

15 Women's Lunch Thai Spice      11:45 am

Foreign Relations Luncheon      Noon

Voices of Soul Rehearsal       6:30 pm

17 Men's Breakfast       8:00 am

@ Waterfront Hy-Vee

18 4th Sunday in Advent            10:15 am

Church School for All Ages       9:00 am

Choir       9:15 am

Children's Christmas Pageant  During Worship

   Christmas Caroling  2:00 pm

20 Stewardship       4:00 pm

21 Midday Prayer/Mediation       Noon

23 OFFICE CLOSED

24 Christmas Eve Worship       5:30 pm

Christmas Fund Offering

Special Music

Christmas Eve Dinner      After Worship

25 Christmas Day Worship     10:15 am

Church School for All Ages       9:15 am

26 OFFICE CLOSED

28 Midday Prayer/Meditation Noon

31 NEW YEAR'S EVE

Jan1 OFFICE CLOSED Happy New Year!


Join us for worship on Sunday, December 11, at 10:15 a.m.

 

On this third Sunday in Advent we heard good news from the prophet Isaiah: “The desert will rejoice and blossom.” And we also hear John’s question to Jesus: “Are you the One who is to come, or should we wait for another.” We hope with the prophet. And we question with John. In these days of widespread incivility, is there any place where human beings are still treated with dignity and respect?

 

The answer that Jesus gives might surprise us, but it is also what we are hoping to hear.

 

This morning we will celebrated the sacrament of communion during worship. In the Congregational UCC tradition, everyone is welcome at the Table, regardless of church membership or denominational affiliation.

 

Scripture Lessons:        Isaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11

Sermon:     “Good News for Weary Hearts”

The Rev. William Lovin preaching

 

Anthem:    Salmo 150 (Psalm 150)        Ernani Aguiar

      

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Free parking at the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp (Park east end of the 4th level for a one block walk.)


No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Nursery care is provided during worship for the youngest children. Children through grade 4 may stay in worship through the children's message and then go to Children's Church. Older children and youth are encouraged to remain in worship. Join us after worship for good (Fair Trade) coffee and great conversation in Rockwood Hall.


9:15 Christian education for all ages
10:15 Worship for everyone


Our Mission

OPEN AND AFFIRMING 

Whoever you are, where ever you are on life's journey you are welcome here. 

The Congregational United Church of Christ is an “Open and Affirming” congregation. 

We know, with Paul, that as Christians, we are many members, but are one body in Christ, members of one another, and that we all have different gifts. With Jesus, we affirm that we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves, that we are called to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness within the world and within the Church itself. We recognize the presence of ignorance, fear and hatred in the Church and in our culture, and covenant to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor any other irrelevant factor, and we seek to include and support those who, because of this fear and prejudice, find themselves in exile from a spiritual community. 

We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people to worship with us, join our congregation, and take an active role in our leadership, ministry, and mission.  
 


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