WORSHIP

 

Worship begins at 9:00am on Sunday mornings.

 

While we have returned to in-person worship, a livestream option is also available at  www.facebook.com/streamwoodiucc

Videos remain on our page afterwards to watch at your convenience as well.

You DO NOT need a Facebook account to access livestream or recorded worship.

 

Here at IUCC, we offer a traditional, yet casual mixture of scripture, preaching, music, and prayer, as well as an interactive time for all ages called Engaging the Word. We provide bulletins for each week's order of service, and also project this information onto large screens at the front of the sanctuary.

 

Communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month. We celebrate an open table, where all are welcome to take communion. Bread and gluten-free crackers, as well as wine and grape juice, are available.

 

Children are welcome to attend the services. Childcare is also available for infants through preschool age children during worship. The fourth Sunday of every month is also Family Sunday and the youth of IUCC are especially invited to attend and help lead worship.

 

There is no dress code at IUCC, so come as you are. Our member's attire ranges from suits and dresses to t-shirts and jeans.

 

The best way to get to know IUCC is to join us for coffee and fellowship after Sunday worship. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you better.

 

All are welcome here!

 

WORSHIP

 

It has been a tradition to choose our much-beloved star words on or around Epiphany. Just as the Wise Ones followed the star to find Jesus, so our words are often guiding lights throughout the year. We will select and bless our star words during worship on January 8. If you are unable to attend in person, please let Pastor Jeanne know and she will choose a word for you for the year ahead.

 

January 8 - First Sunday after Epiphany

Unexpected Epiphanies

On this first day of the Season after the Epiphany, which begins with the memory of Christ's baptism where it seems everything has become clear, we find ourselves wondering about what is revealed.

 

January 15 - Second Sunday after Epiphany

Called Together

As God inspires new possibility and redemption in prophets and communities, we hear God calling to us individually with our curiosities and as a community eager to imagine change.

 

January 22 - Third Sunday after Epiphany

Following the Call

As the disciples are called to be fishers of people, we are invited to wonder what is calling us and leading us to find a place to dwell and grow in unity with others in our community.

 

January 29 - Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Beautiful Vision

As we begin a three-week series on the Sermon on the Mount, we glimpse a re-imagined realm.

 

February 5 - Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

Greatness of Heart

With a prophet and psalmist, we learn what it means to practice righteousness and restore beauty in community, are named by Jesus as salt and light, and ponder ways to extend the reach of God's realm.

 

February 12 - Sixth Sunday after Epiphany

From the Heart

With the people of Israel, we look toward the land of promise and hear the clear message that God's way leads to life, while Jesus' questions in the Sermon on the Mount encourage us to look deep into our hearts and investigate what is true for us.

 

February 19 - Transfiguration Sunday

Sacred Encounters

The Season after the Epiphany closes with extraordinary sacred encounters on ordinary mountains, and we are invited to carry God's glory and mystery as we enter the Season of Lent.