God is Still Speaking!

Come listen with us!

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
Tuesdays & Thursdays
(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


While Rev. Petersen is on sabbatical and vacation leave August 1 - September 26, we have the opportunity to join Grinnell UCC (Aug. 2, 9, 16 & 23) and Ames UCC (Aug. 30, Sept. 6, 13 & 20) for online worship. Be sure to sign up for our weekly church emails to stay informed regarding how to connect to each service.

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, September 17

  • "See No Stranger" Book Study via Zoom (Chapters 9 & Epilogue) @ 5:30pm (link below)

Sunday, September 20

  • Online Worship with Grinnell UCC @ anytime - Worship materials will be shared in a weekly email (if you do not currently receive our emails, please contact the church office to sign up)

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

Sunday, September 27

  • Rev. Petersen-Mutai returns! Be on the lookout for some special information regarding the service.

Musical Moment

While we continue to refrain from in-person gatherings, you are welcome to make a virtual visit to our beloved church sanctuary while taking a few minutes to center yourself with the help of these beautiful musical offerings from Bev Thomas.

You are invited to send your financial offerings to:

Congregational United Church of Christ

308 E Second St. N, Newton, IA 50208

Congregational UCC is excited to offer you the opportunity to give online through Tithe.ly!  You can give by visiting


Additional you may give by downloading the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone and simply searching for "Newton Congregational United Church of Christ."  Donations may be made using a credit card or a bank account.  Tithe.ly gives those donating the option to cover the fees associated with each online giving transaction if you choose (these fees are lower when giving through your bank account).  Please contact the church office (641-792-3773) If you have any questions or difficulties giving through this new platform.  And, thank you for your continued generosity during these challenging times!

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Sign up to be added to our email list and receive weekly emails with upcoming events and special worship services.

Crop Walk

  • Sunday, October 4

  • 1:30 pm Registration

  • 2:00 pm Walk Begins

Because of COVID 19, there are two walking options:

  1. Walkers can meet and walk with our without masks although masks are preferred;

  2. Walkers may collect pledges and walk at their own leisure.

There will be no reception at the event's end.

Donation envelopes are available at the Church office.  Make checks out to CWS/CROP.  Please place your donation in an envelope with your name on it and drop it in the church  

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308 E Second St. N, Newton IA 50208