Groups at UCC


Circle of Friends: Is a service, study and social group within our church.  Our monthly meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, Everyone is Welcome!

After refreshments, we hold a business meeting, followed by a program and devotions.  A monthly offering is collected and we share that with L.E.M.F.  We also receive donations for serving funeral luncheons. During the year we have sent offerings to Back Bay Mission in Mississippi and Neighborhood Houses in St. Louis. Our graduating seniors are recognized with a gift and campers are helped with their fees. We also give to local community projects. Our biggest project by far is our sponsoring and planning the Annual Cookie Walk and More with its proceeds going to O.C.W. M. for it’s wider mission work.

Choir: Community and Choir–the two concepts weave together. Through rehearsal, support of the congregational singing, and anthem singing, we weave a community for ourselves, the choir, and celebrate the sense of community for the congregation. Singing teaches us the right way to live with God and the right way to live with our neighbors. All are welcome to join. Our capable director is Sue Sandberg. Our organist/accompanist is Karen Manning.

Thursday Morning Prayer Group: Meeting every Thursday morning at 8:00 a.m. for prayer and praise.

Wednesday Evening Centering Prayer Group: Meeting every Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. for prayer and praise in the Church Parlor.

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Twice monthly United Church of Christ and First Lutheran Church members participate in a joint mission to create prayer shawls. The location of the meeting rotates monthly between the two churches. Currently the group meets at United Church of Christ on odd months, and at First Lutheran Church on even months. If interested, please contact the church office for more information.


Maquoketa Karate Club: Meeting on Mondays and Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. in the lower level fellowship hall.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. on the lower level. Ladies only meetings on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on the lower level.

Al-Anon: Meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the lower level.

LSI: Meeting on the upper level.