• Adult Education & Programs

    IUCC offers a rich assortment of Adult Education programming to meet the diverse interests of our congregations, including weekly series and special events that lift up the congregation’s progressive Christian vision and mission.

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  • Advocates for Peace and Justice

    Advocates for Peace and Justice reviews public policy issues, with a goal of taking stands informed by Christian teaching. Advocates exchange information, and from time to time invite IUCC members and friends to support a position. A particular emphasis is on writing letters to local newspapers.

  • Book Club

    The IUCC Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in Plumer Hall for enlivening discussions.

  • Boy Scouts

    IUCC is proud to host an inclusive Boy Scout Troop 602 and Cub Scout Pack 602.

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  • Building & Grounds

    The Building and Grounds Committee participates in/takes leadership for congregational work days to repair, paint, refresh our physical campus.

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  • Child Care Center

    The Child Care Committee creates a dynamic connection between the IUCC Early Childhood Center and the church community; provides oversight to the center’s operations, and assists the Early Childhood Center with special projects and quality improvement efforts.

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  • Children

    We offer Kids’ Zone at 9:30 am for children ages 2-10. Kids’ Zone includes a well-known bible story lesson and activity. At 11:00 am, Sunday School is offered for children ages 2-18. We use Seasons of the Spirit, a lectionary-based curriculum, and classes are divided by grade.

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  • Congregational Care

    Provides loving support to the community and church members in time of need through prayer requests, sending greeting cards, delivering sermon CDs to shut-ins, assisting with memorial services, offering transportation, and working with the Prayer Shawl Ministry.

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  • Fellowship

    Plans and implements social activities and programs which help church members develop stronger relationships with each other and a closer sense of community within the church.

  • Fund Development

    The Fund Development Committee conducts the annual pledge campaign to meet the ongoing financial needs  of the Church and coordinates all fundraising activities.

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  • Hospitality

    Provides a personal extension of the congregation to visitors, newcomers and potential members. Makes arrangements for Coffee Hour hosts.

  • Human Resources

    The Human Relations Committee provides expertise, guidance and problem resolution for staff in the area of human resource management.  In addition to ensuring that the Church follows state and federal employment laws, specific responsibilities include creating, reviewing and monitoring policies and practices in the areas of job descriptions, recruitment and selection,

  • Men’s Fellowship

    Drop by Carrow’s Restaurant on Mondays at 8:00 am and have breakfast with “the guys.” Carrow’s is located in Mission Viejo on Marguerite Parkway, just north of Avery Parkway, across from the Infiniti dealer.

  • Mission & Service

    Mission and Service seeks to meet human needs in the local community, state, nation and world in cooperation with other church and secular groups. We work to identify and inform the Church and its members of opportunities to promote the values of love, justice and peace in personal and institutional

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  • Music

    Irvine United Congregational Church seeks to continue building a high quality music ministry that allows us to sing what we believe. Honoring the classics as well as developing and fostering more contemporary elements of sacred music, we seek to encourage active involvement by a range of participants in a variety

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  • New Member Development

    New to IUCC and interested in learning more about what becoming a member means?  IUCC offers regularly scheduled Visitor Information and New Member Inquiry Gatherings for anyone who wants to explore our path to membership.

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  • Outreach

    Educates the community about IUCC’s vision and encourages interested individuals and families to join us in fulfilling that vision.

  • Pastoral Relations

    The Pastoral Relations Committee shall be a personal support group to the Pastor(s) and shall serve as a confidential communication link between the Pastor(s) and the Congregation. Members: Lois Johnson (Emeritus), Susan Lang, Howard Emery, David Schofield.

  • Plumer Endowment Fund

    The purpose of this fund is to sustain Fred Plumer’s vision of IUCC as a teaching church, spreading the understanding of progressive Christianity.  The fund will underwrite the costs of an annual adult education event which will have two purposes: (1) to increase the understanding of progressive Christianity; and (2) to

  • Prayer Shawls

    The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets twice a month – second Saturday afternoon and fourth Wednesday evening in Plumer Hall to work on projects.  Some of us knit, some of us crochet, some bring snacks to encourage us, and some make the cards and prepare the verses that are attached to

  • Seekers

    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. The springboard for our discussions has been the use of audio-visual materials. These provide ample provocation for lively discussions. Each meeting starts with

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  • Small Groups (Comma Groups)

    Here at Irvine United Congregational Church, we value the relationships formed in small group settings. Through our Comma Groups, we journey together through monthly meetings.

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  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

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  • Women’s Fellowship

    We meet each month to enjoy fellowship, fun and meaningful moments. Different women of the church host our gatherings each month, and we have been known to visit a museum, attend a dinner show as well as many other seasonal social activities. Each spring we have a retreat of spiritual renewal

  • Worship

    The Worship Ministry prepares the sanctuary for all worship services, including set-up, oversight and clean-up. We make appropriate assignments for worship leaders, acolytes, ushers and other helpers required for the smooth flow of services.

  • Young Adults – Bread for the Journey

    A discussion group for folks in their 20s and 30s. What are important issues of the day for you, and how do they relate to faith…and to action? This group gathers weekly for spiritual and physical sustenance, sharing time, and the stuff of our own lives.

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  • Youth

    We are an energetic and compassionate group made up of 7th – 12th graders. Our goal is to enhance our experience within the church and outside of the church. By doing community service, engaging in interfaith activities, and walking together on our spiritual journeys, our youth group is constantly evolving.

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