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No matter who you are or where you are
on life's journey,
you are welcome
at Congregational
United Church of Christ!
308 East 2nd St. N
Newton, IA 50208
Church Office Hours
10:00am - 3:00pm
(not open to the public)

Who We Are
We are a community of God's beloved dedicated to following the teachings of Jesus as we live our faith by loving and serving all of God's creation and striving for justice and peace throughout our community, our nation, and the world.


Rev. Jessica Petersen


Worship services are held every Sunday morning in our beautiful church sanctuary.

Worship begins at 10:00am.

Refreshments follow at 11:15am.

Any additional services (such as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, and Maundy Thursday) will be announced in the bulletin insert, on our Facebook page, and here our website.

​Upcoming Events​​​


All in-person activities (including Sunday worship) have been canceled until further notice to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Stay tuned for information regarding virtual meetings.​​​

Thursday, July 16

  • "Tightrope" Study (Chapters 13-15) @ 5:00pm via Zoom (contact Rev. Petersen for call-in information)

Sunday, July 19

  • Worship livestreamed on Facebook (link at bottom right of page) @ 10:00am - Virtual Bulletin will be available under "Worship"

  • Virtual Refreshments via Zoom @ 11:30am (link below)

Thursday, July 23

  • "Tightrope" Study (Chapters 16-18) @ 5:00pm via Zoom (contact Rev. Petersen for call-in information)

Sunday, July 26

  • Worship livestreamed on Facebook (link at bottom right of page) @ 10:00am - Virtual Bulletin is available under "Worship"

  • Virtual Refreshments via Zoom @ 11:30am (link below)

Our Latest Worship Service

“And you will go out joyfully and be led out in peace; the mountains and hills before you will break into cries of joy, and all the trees in the countryside will clap their hands.” - Isaiah 55:12

During our hiatus from in-person gatherings, we are seeking to stay connected with one another through online worship. Below is the worship service for Sunday, July 12, 2020. The scripture for the day is Isaiah 55:10-13, and Rev. Petersen's sermon is entitled "A Rejoicing World." The virtual bulletin is available under the "Worship" tab above.

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308 E Second St. N, Newton, IA 50208


Each “Thanksgiving Prayer” offered during today’s service is a piece of “A Haudenosaunee ‘Thanksgiving’ Prayer.” The entire prayer has simply been divided into four separate pieces. Great thanks and appreciation are given to our Native siblings who have offered such a gift to the rest of the world. The version of the prayer included in today’s service can be found at https://www.firstpeople.us/html/A-Haudenosaunee-Thanksgiving-Prayer.html.


Hymns reprinted and streamed under ONE LICENSE #A-731412.

“The Spirit in Me” (Words, Music: © 1972 Desert Flower Music/Jim and Jean Strathdee. All rights reserved.)

“When, in Awe of God’s Creation” (Words: © 1992, Presbyterian Publishing/Westminster John Knox/Geneva Press. All rights reserved.)

“We Cannot Own the Sunlit Sky” (Words: © 1992 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.)

All other pieces are in the Public Domain.

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