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
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,
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
The Rev. Jennifer Strickland from Claremont UCC will be the facilitator for the 2019 IUCC Women’s Retreat at Pilgrim Pines on May 3-5. The theme will be “Stories Untold: Women of the Bible.” Look for the registration table on the patio through April 14 or sign up online. We willContinue reading
When the Rev. Dr. Paul Tellström announced his decision to leave his post as senior pastor later this year, the search for a new pastor began. You can read his announcement in the January newsletter and more about the search process in the February newsletter. Pastor Paul’s last sermon willContinue reading
Excited preschool teachers greeted members and friends of IUCC after services on Jan. 13, for an open house of the Child Care Center (informally, the preschool). The teachers had spent 3 hours after work on Friday the 11th, spackling and painting and making the interior look good! Then, all dayContinue reading