Our Service Times:

Worship: 9:30 & 11 am
KidZone: 9:30 am
Kids’ Sunday School: 11 am
Adult Sunday School: 8:45 & 10 am

From Pastor Paul:

We are a proudly progressive and thriving congregation of the United Church of Christ. We believe that whoever you are and wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome here. We invite you to bring your own understanding of what it means to be on that journey of faith and join us as we strive boldly to live out our own faith in the world through social justice, enlightening education, enlivening worship, and of course, community.

As an Open and Affirming, Just Peace, and Global Mission Church, we are committed to diversity, spiritual growth, and putting our faith into action, locally and throughout the world. The Irvine United Congregational Church extends an extravagant welcome to all people, regardless of race, class, ethnicity, background, or sexual orientation.

I invite you to explore this site, watch the videos, and make plans for a visit. You’ll discover that at Irvine UCC, the music is inspiring, the word is relevant, and the community is genuinely welcoming. Please introduce yourself to me at the door after church!

—the Rev. Dr. Paul Tellström

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We have two services on Sunday mornings at 9:30 and 11 am, with adult education classes before each service at 8:45 and 10 am. Grab a cup of coffee and head in for some interesting discussions.

What to wear? Dress is across the spectrum, from shorts and sandals to business casual. Come as you are. There is plenty of parking, and the sanctuary is the first building as you come up the drive. You will be met at the door by a greeter who will answer any questions you might have.

You will also receive a printed bulletin that outlines the order of our service as well as supplying information about the many activities that take place during the week. Childcare is always provided. Head for the sign that says, “Early Childhood Center” on our middle building with your preschooler.

At our 9:30 & 11:00 am service, you’ll be treated to one of Southern California’s premiere choirs.  Following our “Time with Children,” youngsters are escorted to KidZone (9:30 am) or Sunday School (11 am), where our dedicated team offers a rich program of classes from a Progressive Christian perspective. Our 9:30 am service offers a smaller, more intimate feel.

For your elementary aged children, we offer KidZone at 9:30 am for children ages 2-10. KidZone includes a well-known bible story lesson and activity. At 11:00am, Sunday School is offered for children ages 2+. We use a lectionary-based curriculum, and classes are divided by age level—Elementary, Middle School, and High School.
For middle and high schoolers, we offer Sunday School  (divided into 7th–8th and 9th–12th) during the 11:00am service and have youth activities on Sunday afternoons. These activities include study and growth within Christianity, interfaith dialogue, service projects, and social events.
For young adults, we offer a monthly discussion group where we ask, “What are important issues of the day for you, and how do they relate to faith…and to action?” We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 pm for spiritual and physical sustenance, sharing time, and the stuff of our own lives. The church will provide a meal, but feel free to bring something to share if you wish. On the second and fourth Sundays each month, we go out to lunch after the 11 am worship service.