Month: June 2018

Pastor Chris has been with us for a few months, and we have scheduled his official installation as our pastor! In the United Church of Christ, the service of installation is an opportunity for the wider church to recognize, affirm, and celebrate our pastor’s ministry with us. We will install Pastor Chris at First Congregational United Church of Christ on July 22nd at 3pm. Clergy are invited to robe and process in red. There will be a dessert reception afterward. To make sure that we have enough dessert for everyone, please RSVP to the church office by calling 563-659-3166…
Just wanted to share a few photos of our lovely butterfly garden. No butterflies yet, but we’re sure they’re on the way!…
Due to a technical problem, there is no recording for this sermon. We apologize for any inconvenience! I don’t play favorites. I don’t have favorite things. If you ask me what my favorite food is, I will name every cuisine on the planet. If you ask what my favorite movie is, I’ll name ten or twenty, and they’ll be different movies on different days. If you ask who my favorite muppet it, it’s Animal… and Gonzo… and Rolf… and Dr. Teeth… and all of the others, too. I don’t have favorite things. So I don’t have a favorite scripture….
Sorry that this took so long to get up on the website. Pastor Chris is also our sound editor and web guy, and he was on vacation. This is a sermon from our guest preacher for June 17, 2018: Torri Vande Zande. Enjoy! Today’s scripture is one of my favorite stories in the bible. It brings back memories of Sunday School and bible lessons and one of the greatest teaching tools every invented…. The flannel board. Do some of you remember that? The flannel board fisherman’s boat is put up on a fuzzy light blue background, then the disciples…
It’s time to make a new church directory! Be sure to save the date, July 25 and 26 for Universal Church Directories to take your family photo. If you’re not available on those days, you can also submit a family photo to be included in the directory (there will be a small charge for including those photos). We’ll have more information on times and scheduling as we get closer to the date. Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Due to a technical issue, there is no recording of this week’s sermon. We apologize for the inconvenience! The Pharisees are plotting against Jesus. They know that he’s a threat to the social order. They want him gone. They want him discredited. And they have a plan. You see, Jesus has been going around healing people and casting out demons. Last week, we heard a story about Jesus restoring a man’s withered hand. And since then, he has been curing diseases and exorcising demons. And he has gathered disciples and given them the authority to cast out demons. And…
It’s that time of year again: the Summer Lunchbox Program is helping minimize child hunger in our community! Bags are packed with groceries (peanut butter, jelly, tuna, snack crackers, pretzels, cereal, oatmeal, fruit cups, applesauce, mac & cheese, granola bars, etc.) and vouchers are provided for produce, bread, milk, meat, and cheese. Supporting this program is a great opportunity to reduce childhood hunger over the summer and make sure no one in our community goes hungry! There are four ways you can help. First, you can sponsor a family for $150. That covers 13 weeks of groceries! Second, you…
June is an ‘all churches’ month for the DeWitt Referral Center, and they need our support! The Referral Center is especially in need of jello, pudding, peanut butter, peas, Hamburger Helper, and brownie and cake mix. They do not need paper products at the moment. You can bring any of those items to the church and drop them off by the coat rack. Let’s help make sure that everyone in the DeWitt area has enough to eat! Facebook Twitter Buffer…
Rest is a right. I want you to remember that. And, more than that, if we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, rest is one of them. Rest is a right. It’s right there in the Bible: Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy. Set it apart. Six days you can do all of your work, but the seventh day belongs to God. And you shall not do any work on that day. And not just you. Your children, your servants, your livestock shall not do any work. The foreigner who lives among you shall…

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Ash Wednesday (February 26)

Ashes to Go

Can't make it to worship? Join Pastor Chris in the church parking lot for ashes to go on Wednesday from noon to 1pm (weather permitting).

Dinner and Worship

Join us at DeWitt's United Methodist Church for a light dinner at 6pm and worship at 7pm.