About UDCWe are a Spirit-led community for authentic worship and transformative encounters with God. We share the wholeness and hope Jesus provides in our families, community, and world.
We believe God has been revealed through His Son Jesus. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and He is the only way we can have access to the Father. Jesus gave His life on the cross, paying our debt, so that we can have eternal life with Him. He will return again to cancel the effects of sin and death, and make all things new. (John 1:1-14; Colossians 2:8-9; Hebrews 4:15; Revelation 21:1-8)
We believe in the ongoing, sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit empowers believers and works through them in the distribution, manifestation, and ministry of spiritual gifts. (John 14:26; John 16:7-8; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
The entire world was created good, but has been damaged because of the effects of sin. All of humanity has value and dignity: we were originally created in the image of God—male and female—but we all have fallen short of His glory and have been separated from Him. All things were created through God, and for God. (Genesis 1:26-27; Isaiah 59:1-2; Romans 6:23; Colossians 1:16-17)
Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace based on what Jesus has done for us. All of our sin, pride and selfishness brings death: but God gives a free gift to anyone who wants to turn away from their own sin, and put their faith in Jesus Christ. This ongoing transformation into a new life can only be found in Him. (Ephesians 2:8-10; John 3:16-18; Romans 6:23; Acts 4:12)
The Bible teaches that all who believe in Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized by immersion. Baptism is a public profession of faith in Christ. It is a symbol of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ, but the act of baptism is not what saves you. It is a declaration to the world that you are accepting a new identity in Jesus Christ as Lord, and want to walk in the new life He gives.
- Authentic Worship
- Bible-Based Teaching
- Sharing Stories
- Meaningful Relationships
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a typical service look like?
- Service begins at 9:30am; Sunday school begins around 11:00am for kids age 3 through 12th grade.
- Our Sunday service includes worship, sharing time, and preaching. We want to create an atmosphere of joyful celebration—encountering Jesus and turning people’s hearts to Him. We are not a place of perfection, but a family you can relate to, and we would love the opportunity to help you connect with God and others!
- We have nursery care available for children ages 8 months – 2 years old during the teaching. Sunday school for preK – 12th grade from 11:00-11:30 am. Children’s Church is on the first Sunday of the month for kids age 3-3rd grade.
- There is no dress code, and we have coffee and tea available before and after the worship service.
Is the building available to rent for weddings or events?
Yes, please see our building use policies and contact info here.
Are there any special events/youth events?
- Our youth group normally meets every Wednesday evening. All students in high school (grades 9-12) are welcome to join anytime! Please contact our youth pastor Shelby Graber for more info: 319-936-2722
- Connect groups meet throughout the week: some on a weekly basis, others meet several times per month. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact us and we will be happy to help!
- Every 5th Sunday we host a potluck meal. Everyone is welcome to join, and to bring a dish if you would like to—it is not required.
- We have many special events throughout the year! Feel free to contact us to find out more info.