Covid-19 Info & Updates

UUS is currently in Phase 3 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Services are multiplatform, with both in person and virtual participation.

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Groups meet at UUS except where noted.

Board Game Club

We gather on the third Friday of the month, often at Hobby Corner in Iowa City Marketplace, 1660 Sycamore St., Iowa City. We play a wide variety of modern board games and card games with different learning curves and accessibility levels (such as Azul, Unspeakable Words, Dixit, Codenames, and many more). We can also borrow games from the store.

Third Friday, 6:00-9:00 pm, check for location

Contact: Phil Beck,

Community Dinners

Join us for dinner on the first Wednesday of each month September-May. Omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. There is no charge for the meal, but optional donations are always appreciated. If you would like to help prepare a meal or clean up afterward, please contact Sarah!

First Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm

Contact: Sarah Ross,

Dinners for Eight

Get to know people better at a Dinner for Eight—small potluck dinner hosted in a member’s home. The host provides the entrée, and the guests bring the appetizers, side dishes, and dessert. Each dinner is with a different group of people.

First Saturday of October, December, February, April, and June

Contact: Joe Rasmussen,

Friends of Friends

Friends of Friends is a support group where people with a disability and their friends and caregivers can swap stories and share coping skills.

First Sunday, 11 am

Contact: Rochelle Honey-Arcement,

Girls’ Night Out

All UUS women are invited to gather for dinner and engaging conversation. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to meet with other UUs in an informal setting. We try a different restaurant every month. We meet the fourth week of the month, rotating weekdays (Monday through Thursday). Please RSVP for each dinner to

Fourth week of the month, various days and locations

Contact: Jamie Sharp,

Grief Group

Dealing with the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. The UU Grief Group offers a safe place for UUS members and friends to share stories and support one another. Using UU principles as a foundation, everyone is helped through the grieving process.

Third Wednesday, 12:30 pm

Contact: Gail Garwood,

UU Scrabble Group

The Scrabble Group gathers once a month for casual conversation and snacks along with playing Scrabble. We have some “helpful hint” sheets available, so come learn how to both play and cheat at Scrabble. Some rules apply, but it’s more fun without them! We welcome Scrabble players at any skill level.

Third Thursday, 1:30 pm

Contact: Gary Lawrenson,

UU Vegetarian Community

The UU Seventh Principle encourages respect for and connection with the interdependent web of life. UU Vegetarians live this principle through ethical eating and conscious living by making choices that promote personal health, heal the earth, and express compassion for all living beings.  The group meets monthly for “plantlucks,” programs, and a variety of special events. Anyone interested in exploring a plant-based lifestyle is welcome.

Third Saturday, 5:30 pmOther events at various days and times.

Contact: Carol Throckmorton,