Monday, May 2, 2022
New Worship Series - FIERCE: Women Of The Bible
May 8 - June 12
Women in the bible aren’t always shy or quiet; they are more than just players in a man’s story or morality tales about how to be better wives and mothers. They’re fierce and funny and demanding. They are foremothers of the faith. Their stories are messy, challenging and beautiful, and relevant to 21st century people. When we pay attention to their stories, we can see not only their particular, fearsome lives but also our own.
A Glorious Youth Sunday!
Thank you all who came to worship with us this past Sunday in celebration of our resilient youth! We witnessed the baptism of our Disciples Class and celebrated with our graduating seniors at the Youth Banquet in the evening. We are so excited to see all that these incredible seniors will accomplish in the future!
Welcome our new Minister of Students, Alison Fitzgerald!
"I am absolutely thrilled to be coming back home to University Christian Church to serve alongside you all in this new way--as Minister to Students. This position excites me because it represents the work of change and full support of youth and young adults. I cannot wait to see the ministry we can accomplish together for and with the students of UCC and TCU."
UCC is excited to announce that Rev. Alison Fitzgerald is joining the staff as our new Minister to Students. In that position, Alison will be the point person for our ministry to youth from sixth grade through college. While attending Brite Divinity School from 2012-2016, Alison served UCC as an Assistant Minister working with middle school and later high school youth. After completing her Master of Divinity studies and ordination, she has been serving as Associate Minister of Children, Youth, and Families at Ankeny Christian Church near Des Moines. 
UCC Leadership Puts Your Safety First
Last week, UCC had their Emergency Facility Plan Meeting and went over all of the most up-to-date standard responses to various emergency scenarios that may occur at University Christian Church. The goal is to have Ministers, Staff, Teachers and All Leaders familiar with the plan in an effort to minimize confusion and delays when an actual emergency occurs.

There will be an Emergency Facility Plan Meeting exclusively for Ushers and Greeters on Sunday, June 5. (Details coming soon.)
Reserve Your Spot for An Evening with Coach Dykes!
Join us Wednesday, May 18 at 6:00pm in Walker Hall for refreshments at 6pm followed by a conversation with TCU's new head football coach, Sonny Dykes beginning at 6:30pm.

Bring family, neighbors and friends!
Reservations are required for this limited seating event.
$10 per person (free to TCU students with registration!)
Celebrate May Birthdays with Us at Fortress!
On Thursday, May 19, our partners at Fortress Youth Development Center have asked us to help throw monthly birthday parties for their students. For many students, this is their only birthday celebration. You can help share God’s joy and love by giving 2 hours of your time (3:30-5:30pm).

Volunteers are needed (high school age & up) to help set-up for the parties, pass out treats, help create a celebratory atmosphere, and clean-up after the festivities.

For more information, contact Mary Nell Andrus at
Your Journey Begins with UCC & You
Join us in Room 207 on May 15 from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Maybe you’re brand-new to UCC. Or perhaps you’ve attended a service here for years and are looking to take the next step. Either way, UCC & You is a can’t-miss, in-person seminar and lunch designed to answer your questions, share our vision, and help you plug in.

It’s where you’ll learn about UCC’s history, the resources we have to support you, and how you can find the one ministry (or five) that you’re really passionate about.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study Begins THIS Week!
After two years of meeting on-line due to Covid 19, the Wednesday Morning Bible Class is returning to in-person meetings starting on May 4!

During May and June, we will study some interesting biblical family dynamics in the Book of Genesis.  Surprise, just like us, they are a flawed array of characters worthy of discussion!

for more information.
Make it a two-for-one!  The exercise class is located down the hall and starts at 11:00.
Exercise your brain and your body. 
UCC Women's Ministry Hosts Latte with the Ladies

Good coffee, good talk and good time!

Saturday, May 14, 9:00am
Ascension Cafe, 1751 River Run
(Behind Macy’s Market on University Drive)

Prom Dreams Boutique Ministry (FINAL WEEK)
The boutique will be open on Thursdays from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm, April 7 – May 7.

No appointment needed.
Disciples Crossing Summer Camp Registration Now Open!
May 1: Last day of Regular Registration.
May 2, Two weeks before camp: Late Registration
Click here for Camp Fee Chart, Potter Scholarship Information and Camp Descriptions.
Register first with 
Disciples Crossing then with UCC for payment.
Registration for UCC Kids Adventure Camp Is Now Open
June 14-17, 9 am to 12 pm for ages Two –Third graders (age or grade as of Sept. 1, 2021)

Registration for UCC Members begins March 1; Open registration begins April 1;
Adult & Youth Volunteer Registration begins March 1

Scripture is filled with the stories of peace and justice and UCC Kids Adventure Camp is the perfect place to share these stories.
Preschoolers will meet in our preschool classrooms, while K-3rd grades will be outdoors.
May Worship
9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m, Sanctuary
with Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman

9:30 a.m, Chapel 
with Rev. Shannon Moore

Informal worship in an acoustic,
coffee house setting.
10:10 a.m, Walker Hall
with Rev. Dr. Russ Peterman.
Live Stream is now available on our website.

Worship with us from home or
on the road every Sunday
for online worship.
Click HERE to stream our services.
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