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November’s Scripture

Scripture for Worship November 8: Righteous Rage and Problematic Prophets, Elijah, 1 Kings 18:20-39 November 15: Righteous Rage and Problematic Prophets, Hosea, Hosea 11:1-9 November 22: Righteous Rage and Problematic Prophets, Isaiah, Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 November 29: Advent Conspiracy


Being Mortal: Keeping the Conversation Going

Being Mortal: Keeping the Conversation Going Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8 @ 7:00 pm at Decorah Congregational UCC Recently, there was a lot of interest in the two discussions held at Luther College and the Decorah Public Library about the book Being Mortal. Decorah Congregational UCC is hosting a series of follow-up…


Thanksgiving Eve Service, 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, November 25, at 6:30 pm, Decorah Congregational UCC, First United Methodist Church, Grace Episcopal Church, and folks throughout our community will join together for an ecumenical service of worship, song, reflection, and celebration. We will gather at Grace Episcopal Church, 502 W. Broadway. Come begin your holiday with us.


Know Your Neighbor

Know Your Neighbor: Interfaith Engagement Monday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 pm: Ryumonji Zen Monastery 2452 Ryumon Road, Dorchester, IA 52140 We will be engaging with Zen Buddhism during the months of November and December. November 16th, we will take a tour of the lovely Ryumonji  Zen Monastery (Dragon Gate Temple), just a short drive from…


Hanging of the Greens, November 29, 4:30 pm

As we prepare our minds and hearts for Advent and for Christmas, we will also prepare our worship space. Join us to hang the greens, set up our Christmas tree, and ring in the season. You’re invited to stay for chili afterwards. Everyone, everyone, everyone is welcome!


Popcorn Theology, Second Sunday of the Month, 12:15 pm

High schoolers and adults, come watch movies, enjoy refreshments, and engage in stimulating conversation! This joint effort with the Northeast Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is a monthly program based on the Popcorn Theology curriculum, which uses various movies to explore theological and ethical issues.  Typically held at 12:15 p.m. on the second Sunday of the…

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Nordic Fest Parade

Up and down Water Street we were “Dancing with the Doors.” Accompanied by a smaller ver- sion of the doors outside the church with the words of welcome affirming that God’s Doors are Open to All, folks carrying doors danced to “Let My Love Open the Door” by Pete Townshend, “Love is An Open Door”…

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2015 Cultural Immersion and Service Trip

We traveled to Chicago to learn about the dynamics of the inner city and to participate in work projects in local neighborhoods. While we were there, we were challenged to take home the lessons learned and the inspirational words of Brenda Matthews: Somebody better say something. Somebody better do something. Somebody better feel something. The…