Celebrate Ivy Chapel’s 50th Anniversary

March 20, 2014 by  
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2014 is the golden anniversary of Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ – and we’d like to invite you to celebrate with us throughout the year.

Here’s what’s happening so far… more events will be added, so check back often.

Sunday, May 18 our Sunday worship will commemorate the official start (5/13/1964) of Ivy Chapel UCC. Acting Missouri Mid-South Conference Minister, Rev. Allen Fluent, will join us as a guest pastor for this special day.

Sunday, September 14, an afternoon concert will celebrate the exceptional music ministry with which God has blessed Ivy over the past 50 years. We’ll fill you in on the details as the date grows closer.

Please join us for these special events. If you have any memories you’d like to share, please email 50years@ivychapel.org. We’ll be creating a special blog post to collect the memories as the year goes on.

Mission 4/1 Earth

January 4, 2013 by  
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Many of us were witness to a phenomenal level of generosity displayed by this congregation in response to our 2011 United Church of Christ “Mission: 1” initiative.  All across our denomination, people responded faithfully and we far exceeded lofty “Mission: 1” goals.  Now, a new denomination-wide “mission initiative” is in the works.  We are calling it, “Mission 4/1 Earth: Fifty Great Days.”

This future mission effort already has a time-frame:  April 1 to May 18, 2013. (These are the dates of Eastertide 2013.  Historically, God’s Church has described the Season of Easter with the superlative name “The Great Fifty Days.”)  Beginning the day after Easter Sunday, all of us who are the United Church of Christ will join together in 50 Great Days of Mission 4/1 Earth.  Goals will include hopes of reaching more than 1 million hours of engaged earth care, 100,000 tree plantings across the globe, and 100,000 advocacy letters written and mailed in support of environmental care.

Working on behalf of environmental concerns is not new to our denomination.  Our United Church of Christ has been embracing this cause for over 30 years, so we see this shared ministry of caring for God’s Planet Earth as a continuation of ongoing U.C.C. work for environmental justice.  Mission 4/1 Earth will provide simple yet meaningful ways that each of us can take action wherever God places us  –  living out our faith by caring for God’s creation.

To learn more; please visit  www.ucc.org/news/mission-for-one-earth-website.html

Get to know the United Church of Christ

January 4, 2013 by  
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Are you looking for a church? Exploring denominations? Trying to figure out what you believe? Are you looking to learn more about the United Church of Christ? Or, are you a longtime member, looking to strengthen your connection with our core beliefs? No matter who you are, you’re invited to join our own Linda Lowry as she leads us on an exploration of the Christian Church, the United Church of Christ and Ivy Chapel.

Meet in the Ivy Chapel Sanctuary on Sunday, Feb. 3 and 10 from 11:15 to 12:15.

Questions? Email us and we’ll help you find what you need to know. If you can’t make the meetings, let us know.

2012 Holiday Vendor Fair, November 30

September 20, 2012 by  
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Come join us on November 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. for Ivy Chapel’s first-ever Vendor Fair. Start your holiday shopping with local stores & vendors selling handmade crafts, baked goods, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more. This is a great chance to grab some very special items while you support Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ.

Want to help us promote the fair? Download and share this flyer with your friends.

Thanks… and we hope to see you there? Click here if you’re interested in being a vendor at the show.

Sell your wares at our Vendor Fair, Nov. 30

September 20, 2012 by  
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This year, Ivy Chapel is putting a new spin on fundraising – and we need your help. We’re having a Vendor Fair on Nov. 30, and we’re looking for crafters, bakers, builders & sellers of all kinds to provide a fun holiday shopping experience. It’s a chance to give your new, growing or established business some great exposure.

The Vendor Fair is Friday, November 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. We’re opening the doors for set-up at 3 – so there will be plenty of time to get ready for shoppers. The registration fee is $30 for a 6 ft. table, and $35 for an 8 footer.

Need to know more? Call (314) 434-4991 or email vendorfair@ivychapel.org.

Ready to register? Download the registration form and email it or drop it in the mail to: 620 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield, MO, 63017.

Wine Tasting and Spuds Dinner April 14

April 1, 2012 by  
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Ready to raise your wine IQ and help Ivy Chapel at the same time? Come to our Wine Tasting, April 14 at 6pm. It’s presented by Wines for Humanity, and 10% of the proceeds from the event will support Ivy Chapel programs.

After the tasting, hang around for a bit for one of our most popular social events of the year – the Spuds Dinner. It began years ago as a new member welcome event, but has become much bigger than that! Enjoy salad, baked potatoes (with toppings!) and, of course, decadent desserts.

All are invited to this free event. Stop by, help Ivy Chapel by buying some great wine, and get to know your friends at Ivy. Click here for more information.

Holy Week Worship at Ivy Chapel

April 1, 2012 by  
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Join us during Holy Week we turn our eyes, one again, to the cross to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us and how his rising from the grave changed everything.

Maundy Thursday, April 5, 7:30 pm

Good Griday, April 6, 7:30 pm

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, 6:30 am

Easter Sunday Worship, 10 am

Introducing the Mary & Martha Women’s Group

March 1, 2012 by  
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On the third Tuesday of each month, a group of women from Ivy Chapel meet for bible study, prayer and faith building. Join them this tuesday, March 20th, for an interactive Lenten program, led by Ann Molynaux. More details will be available in the bulletin – or click here to get more information.

Ash Wednesday prayer vigil, Feb. 22

February 7, 2012 by  
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Join us at Ivy Chapel on February 22 as we continue our traditional start of the Holy Season of Lent. Our sanctuary will be open from 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday for a continuous prayer vigil. We will share a potluck soup and bread dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a special worship service at 7:30. For more information, e-mail us.

Join us on a Lenten Journey

March 24, 2011 by  
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We hope you will take time this year to pause and reflect with us on the journey toward Easter. We have Lenten resources available for children, teens and adults so everyone can truly understand the importance of this time in the church year.

For the first time, we are also opening several special experiences, usually reserved for our confirmation classes, up to a wider audience.

We hope you will join us in exploring your faith at the following special events:

Lenten “Spirit” journey:

Wed. March 16 (11:00 AM to 12 noon at Ivy Chape UCC) “Preparing for a Spiritual Walk”

Wed. March 23 (11 AM at Mercy Center, 2039 Geyer Road) “Walking the Labyrinth”

Sunday, April 3 (noon at Ivy Chapel UCC) “Bread Baking”

If you are interested in any of the above, please send us an e-mail or call (314) 434-4991.

In addition, following is a schedule of our Lenten and Holy Week services:

Ash Wednesday March 9th – “Sanctuary of Prayer” 6 AM – 5:30 PM

Soup & Bread meal at 6:00 PM

Worship at 7:30 PM

Holy Week Worship at Ivy Chapel UCC:

April 17 Palm Sunday 10 AM Worship

April 21 Maundy Thursday 7:30 PM Worship

April 22 Good Friday 7:30 PM Worship

April 24 Easter Sunrise Worship 6:30 AM

Easter Sunday Worship 10 AM

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