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Weathering the Winter–Third Sundays of the Month

While some may grumble about the winter, we decided that one way to weather the winter is to find a group of Iowans crazy enough to embrace our weather and our landscape.  So, bundle up and head outdoors with us!  Then, join us inside afterward for hot cocoa and to hang out for a bit…

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Blessing of the Animals, Oct 18, 10 am

On October 18th at 10 am Decorah UCC will host Blessing of the Animals at the Fish Hatchery.  All pets and people are welcome to this casual and fun service.  We will celebrate the animals in our lives (and those in our past) with song, with love, and with each other!

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StoryTelling: A Conversation, Oct. 22, 6 pm

Join Rev. Dr. Robert Leverenz for a conversation and exploration of the transforming power of storytelling, poetry, music, and reflection.  Focused on transforming lives through meaningful relationship, the dialog may touch also on topics such as the isolation created by gated communities, social networks, loss of the contemplative life, and the facade of religiosity. We will gather…

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Pumpkins at the Parsonage, Oct. 25

Pastor Laura and Karen will be hosting the second annual “Pumpkins at the Parsonage” open house on October 25th from 2-5 pm. BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) to carve or just come and hang out (we promise there will be crafts too, for the fun-loving, but non-carving folks among us). Drop in anytime between 2-5…

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Come for the Nourishment, Stay for the Soup

On the first Sunday of the month, Congregational UCC will host a soup lunch following morning worship.  All are welcome to join us for worship, fellowship, and a tasty meal. Join us for worship @ 10:30 and lunch starting around 11:30: October 5…its also World Communion Sunday November 2 December 7 January 4 February 1 March…

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Popcorn Theology, Sunday Oct 12, 12:15 pm

High schoolers and adults are encouraged to come to the next Popcorn Theology session, during which we’ll watch excerpts from Interview with the Vampire.  Long before Twilight, Vampire Diaries, and True Blood, there was Anne Rice’s gothic horror and vampire novel and subsequent film adaptation, starring Christian Slater, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, and Kirsten Dunst.  But why are we watching a…

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Monthly Study Group

We are resuming the monthly study group on the 4th Tuesday each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Over the course of the year, we’ll be working through, “A Brief Introduction to the New Testament” by Bart Erhman.  Stay tuned to the bulletin and announcements for the chapters we’re reading.  Come to as many as you are able….

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Community Immersion and Service this Summer

This summer has been full of opportunity to learn and serve.  You are invited to hear the words shared in worship as folks reflected on the experience as well as view the week in photos.  Learn more…