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,
Renowned biblical scholar and author John Dominic Crossan will present two lectures on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Irvine United Congregational Church. Lectures – Adult, $25 Lectures – Student/Senior (65+)$18 Dinner Only, $100 At 9:00 am Crossan will speak on “The Claim of Divine Violence in the Old Testament.” AtContinue reading
Update: We’ll celebrate Sarah’s many contributions to IUCC and her new position Sept. 1 during and after each service. Don’t miss this chance to wish her well. Interim Pastor David Pattee and IUCC Moderator Renae Boyum announced today in an email to the congregation that our much loved Assistant PastorContinue reading
Implicit bias. Lack of money. Bonds. Fear. Mental illness. Unfair plea deals. These and other factors play into why people of color often find themselves receiving different treatment in the criminal justice system compared to whites. On June 18 at IUCC, the Peoples Coalition presented a forum focusing on what we can do to address such disparitiesContinue reading
Thanks to the Amazon Smile program, .5% of the price of purchases made through Amazon can be directed to IUCC. It’s easy to sign up, even if you already have an Amazon account. Follow this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0711921, and you will be automatically asked if you want to make IUCC yourContinue reading
The April 28 Climate Change Symposium featuring IUCC members Gudrun Magnusdottir from UCI, Keith Boyum and Jim Martin filled Plumer Hall and drew a variety of questions. You can watch videos of each presentation below or listen to the question and answer period.Continue reading
Randy Romine and Ken Matsuyama will lead a Global Ministries visit and service project to our UCC/DOC Global Ministries Partner Organization, Albergue Las Memorias on May 3-4. The trip, originally scheduled for April, was postponed to May. Las Memorias is a residential hospice and addiction support facility for HIV positiveContinue reading