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 andContinue 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,
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 lotContinue reading
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, AdminContinue reading
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 haveContinue reading
Have you ever wondered what goes on at the annual Women’s Retreat at Pilgrim Pines? With the year’s theme of “Behold!” in mind, here are a few clues. We take time to reflect on the peace and beauty of the mountains. Photo by Christine Roy. We take time to all be togetherContinue reading
May 4, 2018 Dear Friends, Please join us on Sunday, May 20th for our Annual Spring Congregational Meeting. The meeting will follow immediately after the 11:00 service. Highlights of the meeting will include: Discussion and voting on a proposed bylaws change, an update on the Building Project, ratification ofContinue reading
The Rev. Paul Tellström began his sermon with a description of a 10-year-old and his mother talking about an active-shooter drill in schools and ties it to the procession into Jerusalem known as Palm Sunday and the rope around the donkey. What, he asks, is holding us back?Continue reading
The Rev. Ken Wyant and the Rev. Paul Tellström, senior pastor at IUCC, looked at all sides of the “aid in dying” issue during the Sunday sermon. A clip from NBC News about Brittany Maynard, whose story sparked the resolution offered at last summer’s UCC General Synod in support ofContinue reading
What does it mean to be an immigrant-welcoming church? Pastor Sarah Fiske-Phillips looks beyond the political aspects and reframes the question in terms of the extravagant welcome we strive for as Christians. “What we can all do is sit down with a cup of coffee … and tell people theyContinue reading
For parents, grandparents, all of us, the recent violence in Florida has become just too difficult to bear. In this Lenten series sermon, the Rev. Dr. Paul Tellström looks at the UCC “Resolution on Gun Violence: Exploring a Public Health Emergency.” It calls for a lifting on restrictions on researchContinue reading