Tis the season!

posted Nov 10, 2020, 6:37 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 6:37 PM ]

Christ UCC will begin the holiday season with decorating the church on Sunday, November 22 after church. Everyone is welcome and everyone is needed. Some men are needed to help lift the Christmas tree onto the stand so bring the family. There's a job for everyone!

Honor the Heroes in Your Life

posted Nov 10, 2020, 6:33 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 6:34 PM ]


If you would like to honor the heroes in your life (Medical/EMT, Firemen, Policemen, Teachers, Military, Veterans, etc) please complete the attached form and return with your gift to Christ Church. Your gift will be acknowledged in the December issue of the Chronicle.

Poinsettia Orders

posted Nov 10, 2020, 6:30 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 6:38 PM ]

The Christmas season is upon us and with it we think of our loved ones. What better way to remember or honor them than by beautifying our sanctuary with poinsettias? The poinsettias will be available again this year for $8.00. The deadline for placing your orders will be December 13, 2020. You may take your poinsettias home following the December 24th Christmas Eve worship service.

If you would like to order poinsettias, please print and fill out the form attached. Return your completed form to Christ Church or place it in the offering plate by December 13th.

Bulletin and Chronicle Sponsorship

posted Nov 10, 2020, 5:46 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 5:46 PM ]

The "Worship Bulletin Sponsor" sigh-up sheet and the "Chronicle Sponsor" sheet for 2021 are available in the narthex.

You may sponsor the bulletin or Chronicle "In Memory Of" a loved on or "In Honor Of" a loved one, a birthday, anniversary, or any special person or occasion.

A minimum donation of $20 will cover the cost of the worship bulletin. The cost to sponsor the Chronicle is $70.

Weather Update!

posted Nov 10, 2020, 5:39 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Nov 10, 2020, 5:39 PM ]

Predictions have been made that we should expect a harsh winter. Hopefully those weathermen will be once again wrong in their predictions! However, we must be prepared. If the weather is bad and you're not sure whether there will be worship services or special activities, please call the church office (286-4211) and the answering machine will be updated with all recent information or cancellations.

Other options are also available. We will try to make the cancellation available through "5 On Your Side's Stormwatch" website and television, "Fox 2 and News 11 School Watch Program", and KMOV-TV/News 4. Our Facebook page and website will also have the necessary information.

Last year predictions were made on a Saturday when it was still nice outside that we would have bad weather on Sunday morning and they were usually right. Taking that into consideration, the worship committee made a recommendation to the consistory to have church on Saturday evening at 5:00 p.m. in place of Sunday worship if inclement weather was predicted for Sunday morning. This change will be announced as stated in the above paragraph.

Above all else, STAY SAFE!

Memorial Service

posted Oct 7, 2020, 2:35 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 2:35 PM ]

Christ UCC's Annual Memorial Service will be held on
Sunday, November 1 at 10:10 a.m. If you have family, friends, co-workers, ect. who passed away in the past year and you would like their names included in this service, please call the church office at 286-4211. Please submit their name and picture to the church office by October 18.
*Given our current situation and our safe church response to the COVID virus, if the sanctuary seating exceeds capacity, some of those in attendance may be asked to go downstairs to view the service on a monitor. We appreciate everyone's understanding during this time.

Adult Bible Study

posted Oct 7, 2020, 2:29 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 2:29 PM ]


What's in a name? When it comes to the name of God, quite a lot actually. In a world where we find people creating God in their own image, studying God's names can remind us we are created in God's image, and what we called to always be. One of the best ways to know God's try character and grow closer to God is to study his names.

Starting on October 4th, and continuing on October 11th, October 25th, November 8th, and November 22nd, we'll be studying the names of God using a book by Melissa Spoelstra called "The Names of God - His Character Revealed." We'll gather in the Middle Room at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday morning or downstairs depending upon the number of people who gather. All adults are welcome.

Time Change

posted Oct 7, 2020, 2:12 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 2:14 PM ]


The time change will be upon us soon. We fall back one hour on 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1. 

Quarterly Update

posted Oct 7, 2020, 2:09 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 2:09 PM ]


Reminder: Please attend the upcoming Congregational Quarterly Meeting
on Sunday October 22, 2020 to hear the business of the church. The meeting will begin immediately following the worship service.

Chancel Choir

posted Oct 7, 2020, 2:05 PM by Christ United Church of Christ Dupo, Illinois   [ updated Oct 7, 2020, 2:09 PM ]

We will have chancel choir practice on October 14th & October 21st at 6:30 p.m. We will sing in church on October 25th. We will be practicing social distancing. Please call if you have questions.

Thank you, Melanie Portell

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