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April 2018

UUS Community Meal

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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All members, friends, and families of UUS are invited to join us for dinner Fellowship Hall with omnivore, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There is no cost but donations will be accepted.

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Speaking by Heart: Workshop and Lunch

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Learn how to share your experiences, beliefs, and positions – without a manuscript but with heartfelt passion. Speaking by Heart is a program to train faith-based activists to give their own “peace & justice TED Talk.” In a safe and supportive environment, workshop participants develop skills used by the most powerful and effective presenters. Become a more confident speaker at public gatherings, in small groups, or with elected officials. Registration is required; please use this online form. A boxed lunch will be available with…

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Singing for Everyone

April 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Community Singing is a growing global community movement that knits us together through song. We will meet in the Sanctuary and all, including children, are welcome. Led by Susan Salterberg.

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Guatemalan Lunch

April 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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A Guatemalan lunch fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 22nd, following social hour. Similar to last January's lunch, a Guatemalan stew, salad, beans and rice will be served for a freewill donation. Proceeds will go to scholarships for UUS members to participate in a social justice trip to Guatemala in June.

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Red Cedar HarpStrings Concert

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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The guest artist is a former Iowa City resident (Katherine Siochi) who is now finishing a Master’s at Juilliard and is considered one of the best harpists in the world.

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Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art Show

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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The seventh annual A5 art show displays art created by children and young adults on the autism spectrum. This year's theme is "Growing Together: Thoughts on Nature and Personal Growth."

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May 2018

Leadership Workshop

May 5 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Have you accepted or drifted into a leadership role without the preparation you wish you had? Do you avoid taking on leadership roles because you think it will drain energy from other important areas of your life? Do you wish you had skills to help you adapt to change, nurture relationships, and improve the experience and productivity of your team? Wholehearted leaders immerse their whole, authentic selves in their leadership roles and operate with serene, passionate integrity. By applying heart,…

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Beltane Ritual

May 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Celebrate the coming of Spring and the fertility of the Earth with the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs)! This ritual will involve singing, dancing, and exploring our passions through meditation and flower divination. After the formal ritual, we are planning to have a maypole dance.

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UUS Community Meal

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All members, friends, and families of UUS are invited to join us for dinner Fellowship Hall with omnivore, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. There is no cost but donations will be accepted.

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Shelter House Luncheon

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Please join us for the popular annual fundraiser to support Shelter House - which provides safe shelter, housing, employment services and mental health services to help people improve the quality of their lives. Enjoy a meal of delicious homemade salads and desserts, breads and beverages. Tickets will be available at the door for a $10 donation.This will be the 13th Shelter House benefit luncheon UUS has offered to the Iowa City/Coralville community. Invite your friends to come!

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Lois Cole Ordination Service & Reception

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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The ordination of our community minister, Lois Cole, will take place in the Sanctuary, with a reception in the Fellowship Hall to follow.

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LGBTQ and Allies Potluck and Conversation

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We have been a Welcoming Congregation since 1997, we regularly march in the Iowa City Pride parade, and we have many members who identify as LGBTQ. But we don’t currently have an active group to focus on programming or advocacy. We will have plenty of time for informal conversation and connection over dinner, then we will have discussion to see if there is interest in creating a group to work on programming or advocacy.

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UUS Memorial Day Potluck Brunch

May 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Today we will have our annual Memorial Day potluck picnic instead of a regular Sunday service. For the first time, it will be on our new property! We now have a few outdoor tables and chairs, but bring your own camp chairs or picnic blanket if you want to be sure to have a place to sit comfortably outdoors. Please bring your own table service and beverages, along with a favorite dish to feed 10-12 people. Please keep in mind that some people eat vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free diets. If possible, please label ingredients on a small card so people are clear on what dishes they can eat.

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June 2018

Friends of Friends Support Group

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Friends of Friends is a support group where people with a disability and their friends and caregivers can swap stories and share coping skills.

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Free Lunch Program

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Free Lunch Program, 1105 South Gilbert St
Iowa City, IA 52240 United States
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Join fellow UUs in the monthly tradition of providing a hearty free meal to members of the wider community. The congregation has served meals in the Free Lunch Program, now located at 1105 Gilbert Ct in Iowa City, for more than 30 years.

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UUS Workday

June 9
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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On Saturday, June 9th, UUS will come together for a Work Day on a variety of projects with a focus on cleaning and organizing our building and grounds. Look for more information on specific projects, as well as sign-up sheets, in the weekly emails and on Sundays. Contact Peg Voelker (peg.voelker@gmail.com) with any questions.

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UUS Board Gaming Club

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Join us for an evening of gaming on Tuesday, June 12th, from 6 to 9 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Administrator Emma Barnum will bring her collection of modern board games (Anomia, Broom Service, Werewords, Betrayal on the House on the Hill, and many more). Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of any of those--there is a wide variety of new games with different learning curves and accessibility levels and we can find something we'll all enjoy. A few classics…

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CUUPs Exploring Divination Class

June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for a new moon exploration of the art of divination. We'll begin with a short introduction to divination and channeling, then we'll spend the rest of the evening with hands-on practice of four basic divination skills: scrying, tarot, pendulum, and runes. We will have stations set up with the necessary tools to practice each skill, but please feel free to bring your own divination tools to practice with if you have…

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CUUPs Litha/Midsummer Ritual

June 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Happy Hollow Park, 800 E Brown St
Iowa City, IA 52245
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As the longest day approaches, the night still has wisdom to offer. Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) under the new moon on Friday, June 15th, as we walk an ancient path, lit by hundreds of candles. Let the flames of the candle-lined path guide you on a personal journey of transformation and reflection. Spiraling in and out, circling round, 'til you reach the Center - hear the still quiet voice of the night whisper in your…

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UUS Marches in the Iowa City Pride Parade

June 16 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
College Green Park, 600 E College St
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
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UUS will continue our tradition of marching in the Iowa City Pride Parade this year. Set aside Saturday, June 16th, and join us in proudly representing UUS to the larger community! The Pride Parade will begin at noon at College Green Park (bordered by College, Dodge, Johnson, and Washington Streets in Iowa City). Plan to be there by 11:30 am if you want to march. We already have some UUS and rainbow banners, and last year our Director of Congregational…

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