united CHURCH of christ
Join us as we gather together:
Worship Service and Children's Church
Over the past year and a half, we have made huge strides to update and move CUCC forward. We have updated our Leadership structure, refreshed our Fellowship Hall, changed our service time, put a new face on our website....and grounded ourselves in who we are, and who we want to be. Now, we are entering into the next step of our growth - creating our church profile! This is the document we must complete in order to begin searching for a settled pastor. A committee has been formed: Michael Thompson, Heather Thompson, Dour Orwig, Amy Orwig, Brittany Miller, and Vicki Smallenberger. We are so grateful for their dedication and service. As they work, please pray for them, and make yourselves available should they need information for you. Thank you!
Do you want to celebrate a special occasion? A birthday, anniversary, graduation? Or maybe you just love flowers and want to share the beauty with others? Sign up for Altar Flowers for 2023. The chart is in the narthex, or contact the church office to get your name on the list with the date you want. Brighten up our services with the joy of flowers!
Youth Coordinator Job Opening
We are seeking a youth coordinator for 8-12
hours/week. The Youth Coordinator will plan and
implement activities to promote Christian education and fellowship bonds in the young people of the church. They will also encourage an inter-generational mindset.
Responsibilities include giving a Children’s Moment and providing an educational program for K-8th during the Sunday service time, as well as planning
approximately two additional activities for youth each
Candidates should enjoy working with children, including those with special needs, have good organizational skills, and communicate well with families, volunteers, clergy, and Council members.
For more information,
please contact the church office at 309.266.7263.
How can I help? This is the question that is heard/asked the most around the church. Well, as we navigate through new ideas and directions, we have lots of opportunities - and probably many more to come! Watch for announcements from the Council for committees or groups (some standing, some event specific), or projects that need leading or support. And, if you see a space where help is needed, we invite you to let Council know and/or jump right in with both feet. It takes many hands to do God's work, and we are so grateful for the ones we have at CUCC! *** Currently, we are looking for help with Community Outreach Activities/Events ***
Soup, SANDWICH & STUDY
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month - starting in October - for a potluck soup and sandwich supper, followed by a book study. The book study plans to meet each week, and will last approximately 12 weeks total. Feel free to come once, every week, or only for the food....this is a time for fellowship and fun, as well as an offering for adult education. There is a sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall for the meals, but do not let food stop you from coming! Join us however you can, and sign up for next time!
Gathering Groups are coming back!
Do you want to talk to people at church outside of Sunday mornings? Do you maybe want get to know them a little better and learn about who they are, and/or share a little about who you are? Do you want to find out more about the life of the church? Do you just like to eat food? Well, then you might enjoy a Gathering Group! If you are interested in participating, hosting, or just finding out a little more about what in the world "Gathering Groups" are....contact the church office at 309.266.7263
We are in need of some items for our Caring Cupboard - this is a FREE service to our community when items are needed in between food pantry days. Take what you need - leave what you can!
Items of need in JANUARY:
peanut butter, facial tissues
Items of need in FEBRUARY:
tuna, tuna/hamburger helper, shampoo
Items of need in MARCH:
soup (not tomato), laundry detergent
Exodus 1:22-2:3; Hosea 11:1-2; Jeremiah 3:15-18; Matthew 2:13-18
Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Matthew 3:13-17
Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40; John 1:29-42
Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23
Micah 6:1-8; Psalm 15; Matthew 5:1-12
UNHANGING of the GREENS
Sunday, January 15th @ 11am
Help us take down the Christmas decor as we get ready for a new year! Enjoy a lunch following the work!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! May 2023 bring you all the BEST!