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Preparing for Lent, Holy Week and Easter

The season of Lent is approaching.  Our theme will be “Walking Through Troubled Times” – with hope, courage, and joy, of course!  Ash Wednesday is February 14, and there will be a short service of prayer with the imposition of ashes in our sanctuary that evening at 6:30 pm.

We will have a limited number of Lenten devotional booklets available (some the current UCC offering for 2018, and a few from last year, but just as wonderful).

Commemorating Jesus’ last meal with his disciples, we will have a Maundy Thursday service in our sanctuary on Thursday, March 29.  On Good Friday, March 30, there will be a joint service in which we are participating with several other UCC and MCC churches.  It will be held at the Congregational Church of San Mateo.  Time to be announced for both of these services.

Of course, Easter is Sunday, April 1 and we look forward to having your rejoicing presence with us that day for 10am worship.

More details on Lenten events coming soon.

 

Yoga and Meditation at IUC

EVERY SATURDAY MORNING, yoga instructor Patrizia Ferrari offers yoga and meditation at IUC.  The sessions, open to everyone, are 10 -11:30am, an hour and a half of spiritual practice focused on healing the separation between ourselves and the divine through the medium of yoga and meditation.

Being a spiritual place for all people, we feel this is appropriate use of sacred space, and an especially important contribution that IUC can make to the Foster City community.  No belief system is expected or presumed.  All persons are welcome.  Just wear comfortable clothing.  The yoga practice is gentle and you participate at your own level.  If you have a yoga mat, bring it.  If not, we have extra mats and blocks to loan for your visit.

A completely freewill donation is taken for these sessions.  It is wonderful, gentle strengthening for the body as well as a spiritual practice.  Please plan to come and try it out, and mention it to a friend in the community.

EFT Electronic Donation

Island United Church is excited to announce that you can now manage your giving online! Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the Internet.

Simply follow these easy steps:
1.  Click on this link for electronic donation,
2.  Click on the Create Profile button, then
3.  Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.

Mobile Donation
Island United Church now offers a mobile version of our online giving page to make it easy for you to give anytime from your smart phone. Simply scan the image you see here using your phone’s QR code reader.