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The Legacy of Torda

Rev. Steven Protzman

This year marks the 450th anniversary of the Diet of Torda, when true religious freedom was born and Unitarianism was recognized as an official religion in Transylvania, Romania. We will learn about the birth and heroes of Unitarianism and reflect on the continuing legacy of Torda and our fundamental UU values: freedom, reason, and tolerance.

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Open House

All are invited to celebrate the opening of our new church building in Coralville. Tour our solar-powered building, explore the 8-acre woodland property, and enjoy refreshments, live music, and children's activities.

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Building Dedication Service

November 5, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As we dedicate our new building at this special afternoon service, the Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs will preach a sermon titled "What You Can Expect." A festive reception will follow.

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Pathway to Membership

November 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This one-session class is one of the requirements for becoming a member of UUS. You will learn more about the congregation and the benefits and responsibilities of membership while meeting other prospective new members and congregational staff and leaders.

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Winter Solstice Ritual

December 23, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UUS Sanctuary, 2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA
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Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for a ritual passing through the dark into celebration of the growing light. We will gather at 6:30 and begin the ritual at 7:00. RSVPs are appreciated to ensure enough places are prepared for the ritual.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24, 2017 @ 4:00 am - 5:00 pm
UUS Sanctuary, 2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA
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In addition to the Sunday morning service at our normal time, we will gather on Christmas Eve for our annual candlelight service. As we welcome Christmas once again, we will tell stories and sing songs about the birth of Jesus of Nazareth and share the beauty and wonder of this special time.

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UUS Holiday Potluck

December 24, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

All are invited to join us for a potluck after the afternoon Christmas Eve service, beginning at 5:30 pm. RSVP Here (optional). Please bring your own tableware, silverware, and a small card along with your dish to say a few words about ingredients. There will not be childcare provided, but there will be a few activities for children available on a table in the Fellowship Hall. If you have questions, contact Peggy Garrigues (dcl@uusic.org) or Sarah Ross (sarah@gocoho.org).

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UUS Wassail

December 31, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
UUS Sanctuary, 2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA
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Come join us for the 35th annual UUS Wassail event. It will be a heart warming and festive time as Joe Brisben regales us with stories, songs, reflection, and of course the time-honored UUS tradition of sharing wassail.

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Day of Service

January 14 @ 9:30 am

The UUS annual Thirty Days of Love campaign will kick off on Sunday, January 14th with two Days of Service. All members and friends are invited to attend a shortened Sunday worship service at 9:30 am followed by opportunities for children and adults to engage in twelve different social justice activities. Because of space concerns, some of the activities require advanced sign up. If you are interested in signing up for cooking for the Free Lunch Program, decorating cookies, making potholders,…

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“We The People 2.0” Film Screening

Learn about the growing Rights of Nature and Community Rights movements. We will watch the film We the People 2.0, a visual essay about a grassroots effort to reclaim our rights from corporations and states, specifically to protect our waters, air, soil, and way of life.

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Dinners for Eight

February 3 @ 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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Board Game Night

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

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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Free Lunch Program

February 9 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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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Intro to Zentangle Meditative Drawing

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

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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Announcements

  • 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.