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August

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3.     Worship 9:15 a.m.
        Music by Robby Kemp
        Equal Exchange Coffee Sales   
4.     Narcotics Anonymous Noon
5.     Mission Board/Diaconate 7 p.m.
6.     Rockwood Closed for Directory
        Picture Taking 2-8:30 p.m.
        CE Board 7 p.m.
7.     Rockwood Closed for Directory
        Picture Taking 2-8:30 p.m.
8.     Rockwood Closed for Directory
        Picture Taking 2-8:30 p.m.
9.     Rockwood Closed for Directory
        Picture Taking 10-2 p.m.
10.   Worship/Communion 9:15 a.m.
        Music by Andrew Knapp
11.   Narcotics Anonymous
        Rockwood Closed
        beginning 1:30 p.m.
        Rummage Sale prep.
12.   Rockwood Closed for
        Rummage Sale Prep.
14.   Rockwood Closed for
        Rummage Sale Prep.
        Membership Committee 7 p.m.
15.   Rummage Sale 8-4 p.m.
16.   Rummage Sale 8-1 p.m.
17.   Worship 9:15 a.m.
        Music by Betty Bang 
        Mather/Laura Kastens
18.   Narcotics Anonymous Noon
19.   Stewardship 4 p.m.
        Trustees 7 p.m.
20.   Public Schools Start
21.
22.   U of I student welcome
        cookies/lemonade
        front of church 11-3 p.m.
23.   U of I student welcome
        cookies/lemonade
        front of church 11-3 p.m.
24.   Worship 9:15 a.m.
        Music by Mary Bryant
25.   U of I Fall Semester Begins
26.   Church Council 7 p.m.
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28.   Foreign Relations Noon
       
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31.   Worship 9:15
        Music by Jo Benda


Worship with us on Sunday

August 24, 2014
at 9:15 a.m.



This is certainly one of the best Sundays of the year. The public schools have started. We stand on the edge of the fall semester at the university. The campus and the downtown are filled with students ready to get going. Parking is once again at premium, but we hardly mind that inconvenience as we welcome new students and look forward to a new year.

 

So it seems good this morning to reflect on just who we are as a congregation—the people of God gathered in this place. Such reflection is not necessarily an easy task, because in the freedom of our Congregational United Church of Christ tradition, each of us and all of us are living out our faith in so many different ways that it’s hard to get a handle on just who we are.

 

We are, in the very best sense of that very good word, a liberal congregation. Our long and living tradition emphasizes a searching faith, individual freedom, and inclusive community. You’ve probably been looking for a place like this.



Scripture Lessons: Acts 4:32-35; Matthew 18:15-22
Sermon: "Life Together"
The Rev. William Lovin preaching
Solo: Mary Bryant
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. Older children may stay in worship through the children's message and then go to Children's Church.

Join us after worship for good (Fair Trade) coffee and great conversation in Rockwood Hall.

9:15 Worship for everyone
Free parking at the Iowa Memorial Union Ramp
(Park east end of the 4th level for a one block walk. )



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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