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Growing Through Art

On April 28, UUS hosts the Awesome Autism Awareness and Acceptance Art Show (A5), featuring autistic artists of all ages and abilities. Join us for a service exploring growth through artistic expression, applauding natural abilities, and discovering how accessible spaces make events like A5 possible for artists with disabilities.

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February 2018

Board Game Night

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of gaming in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a variety of gamesm including Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at the House on the Hill, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, and others. Learn new games, revisit classics, or share your own for us to play.

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Pathway to Membership Class

February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pathway to Membership is a one-session class for those who are considering becoming a member of UUS and want to learn more about how our congregation works and the benefits and responsibilities of membership. You will get to know others who are considering joining, along with our minister, staff, and congregational leaders.

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Intro to Zentangle Meditative Drawing

February 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Learn an easy, relaxing, and fun way to create images on small square cards in a structured pattern. Many experience it as a meditative practice which can increase focus, creativity, and sense of well-being. Registration required.

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Indulgence Ritual

February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

This is a ritual exploring the magic of liberty - knowing yourself, your desires, and the ability to ask for what you want, and the magic of the love that creates community - truly listening when someone speaks to you, and responding with grace. Sponsored by the Council of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPs). Registration is required for this event.

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All Covenant Group Potluck

February 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Covenant group members, and others interested in joining or exploring covenant groups, will gather to share a potluck meal in Fellowship Hall. Afterwards, we will have organized sharing and discussion in the style of covenant groups.

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“Good Without God” Book Discussion

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the UUS Secular Humanists group to discuss "Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People DO Believe," by Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard University. The meeting takes place in the Common Room at Old Brick, and copies of the book are available for $15.

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March 2018

UUS Community Meal

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Building Your Own Theology Class

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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In this ten-week Adult Spirituality Course, we will study, think about, and analyze religious truth through the lens of our lifelong individual experiences and discoveries. The course will be led by Rev. Steven Protzman and Lois Cole, and registration is required.

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Religious Satire Exploration

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Old Brick, 26 E Market St
Iowa City, IA 52245 United States
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Join the UUS Secular Humanists at Old Brick for an exploration of religious-themed jokes, cartoons, and videos, led by Peter Nothnagle. Discover how laughter has been an essential part of the serious business of moral and social progress.

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Pathway to Membership Class

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Pathway to Membership is a one-session class for those who are considering becoming a member of UUS and want to learn more about how our congregation works, and the benefits and responsibilities of membership. You will get to know others who are considering joining, and meet with our Director of Congregational Life, our Minister, and other congregational leaders.

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April 2018

Community Garden Build

April 7
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Details to be announced.

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Dinners for Eight

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Make new friends or deepen old acquaintances by joining our Dinners for Eight dining groups. Different groups will be assigned for each dinner, and they will collaborate to create shared meals in members homes on the first Saturdays of most months.

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Green Alternatives to Traditional Burial and Cremation- S

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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Join us in the Sanctuary for a presentation on the carbon footprint of cremation and burial, the ways culture impacts views on funerary practices, and a discussion of emerging greener technologies. Led by Clayton Schuneman, Administrative Director of the Johnson County Medical Examiner Department.

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Conscious Dance Class

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Tuesday, happening 4 times

Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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You are invited to the world of conscious dance where bodies of all types and every level of movement ability are welcome. The four-week class in Fellowship Hall is led by psychotherapist Chris Loeckle and yoga teacher/writer Jennifer New and you may attend any or all sessions.

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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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Free Lunch Program

April 13 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00am on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

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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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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  • Worship Associates Seek Summer Speakers

    The truth is rarely pure and never simple. —Oscar Wilde. Summer Service planning has begun at UUS. The theme this year is The Quest for Truth. We’d like to hear your stories and reflections on this topic. The Worship Associates invite you to submit a proposal for service rooted in this theme. Unitarian Universalism’s fourth principle is the “free … Read more

  • Newcomers invited to Inquirer Sessions after services

    Newcomers and visitors are invited to attend an Inquirer Session after Sunday service. Topics rotate each week and allow you to learn more Unitarian Universalism and opportunities to get involved in groups and activities. Sessions begin at 10:30 in the conference room. … Read more