Join us for the 2nd Sunday in Advent! Dec 4, 2016 ALL children, youth and adults who are in our musical "Three Wise Men and a Baby" will rehearse from 9:00-10:00AM on Sunday morning (no Sunday School). If you can't make it, please let me know!
The Iowa Conferences purchased a subscription to The Parish Paper 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
is a member congregation
of the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ In 1957 the Congregational Christian Church and the Evangelical and Reformed Church united to form a new denominatin, the United Church of Christ. This union brought together the oldest denomination entirely born in the United States, the Congregational Christian Church and a denomination that, while uniquely American in spirit, also had solid roots in old Europe. The United Church of Christ celebrated it's 50th birthday in 2007.
Advent Worship Services, -. November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21,
from 6:00-6:30PM at St. Paul's.
All are welcome. Blue Christmas Worship Service - Pastor Carla Werre and Pastor Mary Beth
aimed especially at those who are experiencing grief and anxiety during this season.
The service will be held on Thursday, December 15 at 6:00PM at the Madrid Home
(note the change in location). All are welcome.
The Community Concert raised $708 which All money taken in will be given to the
Madrid Kids Summer Lunch program.
Jeans for the Madrid Home; The Madrid Home is requesting old jeans for residents who make Jean Quilts out of them. Please put donations in the basket underneath the bulletin board.
St Paul's Members & Friends Prayer List:
Denny D & Family, Amanda S, Ruth H, Larry & Jan S & their daughter, Doug & Judy N, Evelyn O, Amanda S, Bergy, Ernie & Barb B, Jan & Arlo Y, Dean & Juanita Mc, Helen E, Gary & Carol C, Mildred S and St Paul's Congregation. Special Prayers for this week: 1. Urbandale, Urbandale UCC, Pastor David Sickelka 2. Walnut, Peace UCC, Pastor Steven Lewis 3. Waterloo, 1st Congregational, Pastor Tim Ensworth 4. Waukon, Salem UCC, Pastor Susan Klimstra 5. Waukon, Zion UCC, Pastor Samantha Houser
If you would like to be added to our Prayer List please email Web Designer & to the Church.
2016 Committee Meeting Schedule
Christian Education - 1st Sunday of the Month (after worship) Board Meeting - 2nd Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Membership & Church Growth , Lay Life & Work Worship Committee - 3rd Sunday of the Month (after worship) Finance & Mission - 7PM 3rd Monday of the Month Diaconate - 4th Sunday of the Month (after worship) Pastor-Parish Relations (Quarterly) - Last Sunday of the Month (after worship)
Communion - 1st Sunday of the Month Men's Group - 2nd Sunday of the Month @ 6:30PM
YouthGroup - 2nd Sunday of the Month (see Youth Page for times) Pastor's Forum - Adult Ed. - Wednesday @ 6:00PM Choir - Wednesday @ 7:00PM (if you're interested in joining choir call Jerry @ 795-2053)
All Church Potluck - 6:00PM - Last Wednesday of the Month Great Love Ministry Food Item Sunday - 4th Sunday of the Month
Coffee Schedule: 1st Sunday - Membership (OPEN for a new committee in 2017)
2nd Sunday - Evening Circle
3rd Sunday - Worship
4th Sunday - Adult Sunday School
5th Sunday - Pastor Parish Relations
Iowa Conference Office
5609 Douglas Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Rich Pleva, Conference Minister
Upcoming Events with the Iowa Conference UCC
See the Web Calendar on the right side of the IC homepage
Oct 31-Dec 5 - Wisdom Stories: A Class for Elders-in-Training- 10:30am-noon\ Cost: $150 for 6-week series Location: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, 8553 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale 50322
Dec 18 - Christmas Fund offering
Dec 23 - noon - January 2 - office closed in observance of Christmas holiday season.
Dec 24 - Christmas Eve
Dec 25 - Merry Christmas Jan 15 - Read more about this special offering at Funding Future Leadership: Scholarships for Ministry Preparation. January 23-25 - Minister's Institute 2017 @ Christian Conference Center, Newton
SMILE FOR JESUS...Please take some pictures and send them to us in .jpg format. We want to tell your story on our website picture scroll. Be sure to have anyone in picture(s) sign-off on picture releases.
...Remember to visit the web calendar on our homepage. ALSO REMEMBER, we have Continuing Education opportunities on our website all year round.Visit here to learn more!
2016 Special Offering Calendarfor 5 for 5 Churches
1) March 15 - One Great Hour of Sharing (4th Sunday of Lent)
2) May 15 - Strengthen the Church (Pentecost Sunday)
3) Oct 2 - Neighbors in Need (1st Sunday of October - World Communion)
4) Dec 18 - Christmas Fund (St Paul's tradionally gives on Christmas Eve)
These are the words that Annual Meeting delegates wrote on red ribbons to express their dreams and visions for the Iowa Conference!
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace! - Numbers 6:24-26