This week at IUCC
June is Pride Month. IUCC will participate in the OCPride Festival on June 23.
9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, The Seekers meet in Plumer Hall. The purpose of Seekers is to promote meaningful friendships among our church women as well as to learn how today’s theological wisdom can enrich our spiritual growth. Each meeting starts with coffee, tea, and plenty of snacks.
4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, Bible Study: Join Ken Wyant in Plumer Hall to continue exploring “The Gospel of Luke.” All are welcome.
7:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, Historical Jesus Class: Bil Aulenbach’s class this week center on “Sitz im leben – Geography in Jesus’ time, the Romans and their empire and influence, crucifixion, Hellenism and taxes.
9:15 a.m. Thursday, June 21, Historical Jesus Class. See description above.
10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, OC Pride Parade: IUCC will join with other UCC open and affirming churches in Orange County as parade participants. The parade travels along 4th St in Santa Ana from Ross Street to Spurgeon Street, ending at the OC Pride Festival.
9 a.m. Sunday, June 24, Choir Lite: A chance for those who can’t make Thursday rehearsals during the rest of the year, newcomers and others to join experience the joy of being part of the IUCC choir. Rehearse from 9 to 9:30 and then participate in both services.
9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Worship in the Sanctuary.
8:45 and 10 a.m. Sunday, June 24: Adult Sunday School. Steve Swope leads a discussion on Christian community.
12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 24, Celebrating Michael Spindle’s 18 years of services to IUCC: Join the IUCC community in honoring the contributions made by our church administrator who is leaving for retiring to new adventures in Arizona at the end of the month.
12:15 p.m. Sunday, June 24 and July 8: Young Adults Group meets Pastor Sarah on the patio and heads for lunch together.
Sundays through July 15: Collection for Families Forward Back-t0-School Drive. Needed item include backpacks (17 inches or larger), pencil boxes, folders, binders, pens, erasers, college-ruled paper, wide-ruled paper, washable markers, scissors, etc. Collection barrels are in the Narthex.
Get involved! Look for opportunities to participate in OC Pride, coffee hours and Bon Vivant Dinners. Look for signup sheets on the patio. Donations for Families Forward Back-to-School drive accepted through July 15.
Learn more by reading the June IUCC News & Notes Newsletter.
Construction update: New driveway readied
If you drive by IUCC on any weekday, you will witness what a busy construction site it is, with lots of progress being made. Make your plans now to join us for the dedication of this wonderful new space on Sept. 9! Our main entry will re-open in mid-July and
Scouts (and others) tour the new addition
Among those touring the new addition construction before Sunday night’s Spring Concert were Webelos Pac 654, who also achieved the fifth requirement for their Built It Adventure badges. They learned about a career in construction from their tour guide and our project manager, Jason Buchleitner. They also asked a lot
Steve Swope named administrative pastor
Longtime administrator Michael Spindle will be leaving at the end of June. As difficult as it will be to replace him, the answer was under our own nose. Michael worked very well with Steve Swope, and he was sure that Steve would be a good “fit.” Our moderator, Renae, Admin
Last call for campaign pledges
With only two months of construction left, please help us erase the remaining $75,000 campaign shortfall. With three early gifts in, we’ve already reduced the amount needed to $51,500 for what we are affectionately calling the “Raising Money to Lower Mark Allen’s Blood Pressure Mini Campaign.” So, if you have