Decorah UCC

Pastors

Rev. Seth Robinson

Weekly attendance

1-50

Contact Info

Website: https://decorahucc.org/

Pastor Seth Robinson (563.419.4362 or [email protected])

Currently, during Zoom Church on Sunday mornings, we share joys and concerns and pray with and for each other; sing to our hearts' content and with our mics muted; reconnect playfully with the child of God in each of us; listen to sacred stories; hear and reflect on a message that moves us to live with faith, hope, and love; and enjoy each other's company in small-group breakouts! We celebrate the sacrament of communion together remotely once a month.

Creating spaces where everyone, everyone, everyone can encounter the Sacred is core to our identity as followers of Jesus. Our worship is vibrant and varied. We look to breathe new life into time-honored liturgies and love experimenting with new practices of making meaning. We long to cultivate joyful connection with ourselves, with each other, and with God.

Opportunities for Luther Students

Employment, Music, Anti-Racism Work, Children and Youth Programming, Service Work, Social Justice Work, Worship Leadership, Solidarity with local immigrant families by offering rides and hauling furniture

In recent times, Luther students have accompanied and performed music during worship on a variety of instruments; served on staff as our Children's Ministry Coordinator; and volunteered for faith formation activities with kiddos. In the past, we've had a group of Luther students meet casually to build community and explore their spiritualities.

We welcome Luther students to know others and be known themselves in a multigenerational community that seeks belonging and integrity. As much as we love to welcome Luther students *in*, we also are excited to come alongside students as we send each other *out* to partner for the good of our community. Our partnerships in the community include a focus on supporting and building relationships with our immigrant siblings, as well as an emerging hub for faith-rooted antiracism organizing and advocacy.

Demographics

LGBTQ

  • Official welcome statement
  • Folx in worship
  • Folx in leadership
  • Marries same-sex couples

Gender

  • Employs(ed) women clergy
  • Policy for gender inclusion/equity in leadership (councils etc.)
  • Gender neutral bathrooms
  • Opportunity for self-identification of pronouns

Race

  • Congregational anti-racism efforts
  • Community anti-racism efforts
  • Official statement of welcome for BIPOC community
  • No Indigenous land use statement

Immigrants

  • Welcome of immigrants
  • Active support of local immigrants
  • Not a safe sanctuary for undocumented immigrants

Environmental

  • Not active in environmental justice
  • Non renewable energy
  • Assesses energy usage
  • Recycling policy in place

Ability

  • Has large print bulletins at every service
  • Provides hearing devices for every service
  • Does not have ADA compliant ramps
  • Has ADA compliant restrooms
  • Actively trying to make church environment more accessible
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