Our UUSIC vision, mission, and goals
To be a loving, inclusive, and growing spiritual community.
We celebrate life
and a liberal tradition that leads social justice work, heals the
earth, and nurtures the lifelong journey of mind and spirit.
We are a diverse spiritual community that touches hearts, changes lives,
and transforms the world.
We provide intergenerational worship services to educate, inspire, celebrate, and nurture our Unitarian Universalist community.
We provide lifespan religious education to support the intellectual and spiritual growth of our children, members, friends and the wider community.
We practice shared ministry and build caring, supportive relationships within a diverse congregation.
We take action to create an environmentally sustainable culture, both within our congregation and in the wider community, through education and advocacy.
We work for social justice on behalf of those who are oppressed or in need, through education, direct service, financial support, and advocacy .
We provide facilities that meet the needs of our congregation and advance our principles and our mission.
We promote our principles and programs in the wider community and welcome those with whom our principles resonate.
Unitarian Universalists throughout
North America share a common set of ethical and spiritual values,
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Unitarians and Universalists in Iowa
Between 1840 and 1844,
Iowa City Universalists
gathered in a room at territorial
government headquarters. In 1869 the congregation
called its first woman minister. A Unitarian minister arrived
to serve this church in 1878.
history in Iowa City, our congregation has been a home for liberal religious thought,
the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, supporting Iowa City's
identification as a Nuclear
Free Zone in the 1980s, and becoming a
"Congregational polity" is the Unitarian Universalist technical term
for the way in which churches, fellowships, and societies of this denomination
are governed -- in plain English, we govern ourselves,
bylaws created by our board and congregation.
Each year, our
UUSIC Board of
produces an "Annual
Report" that reviews where we've been
and looks ahead to where we're going.
Membership in the Unitarian Universalist Society
of Iowa City may be achieved when a person feels ready to become a member.
Learn more about Unitarian
Visit the website of
our national organization,
to learn more about UUs.
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