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

Welcome to Summer! Your worship ministry team is all set to help you celebrate the summer season through the twin delights of faith and music, tapping your toes and singing along to the bluegrass-and-gospel sounds of the internationally-acclaimed band, Butterflyfish. Each Sunday we'll explore a theme in worship, then keep the party going in Volkening Hall and our backyard.

 

June 26 - Lemonade

A weekly sabbath day is important, but summertime has the potential to be a whole season of sabbath like no other. After all, what we remember and treasure isn't work and worry; it's lemonade and porch swings, bumblebees and bubbles. So let's make some memories! Remember the sabbath and keep it holy!

 

July 3 - What Jonah Learned Inside the Whale

What was Jonah thinking and doing during those three days inside the whale's belly? Let's imagine together. After-worship activities will be an aquarium meditation and outdoor water fun. Bring a swimsuit or clothes that can get wet if you'd like!

 

July 10 - Noah's Lullaby

How did Noah manage all the animals on the ark? Let's dream about it in worship. After-worship plans include a campfire for singing songs, and roasting hotdogs.

 

July 17 - Room to Fall

Guest preacher Rev. Cyndy Ash (Jubilee Farms UCC) will preach on David and Goliath, and what it's like to be one of the "small guys" in farming. After-worship will be a good old-fashioned church picnic. Please bring a salad to share, if you are able.

 

July 24 - All Sad Songs

We take a break from the merriment to recognize that summer isn't always fun for everyone. As we explore the story of  the women at Jesus' tomb, we will be reminded that God is there through it all. After-worship we will take some time to wander the church cemetery, remembering those who came before with a headstone scavenger hunt.

 

July 31 - Music

Let's end the series on a high note. Literally! In worship, we'll talk about the joy of music. After-worship we'll celebrate with a light-hearted jam session featuring kids' instruments.

 

Looking Ahead: Pastor Jeanne will be on vacation August 7 & 14, and we will welcome a guest pastor. August 21 we will celebrate the Blessing of the Backpacks, and enjoy the Women's Guild ice cream social. See you there!

 

 

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