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.
Click to learn more about our phases, requirements for meeting in person, and the overall UUS COVID response. Read more »
Join us for our first Spirited Sunday! These all ages alternative services allow us to engage with spiritual practices and meaningful play. You can participate in our playful spiritual practice at UUS with others, from home, or while out and about. Before each month’s Spirited Sunday we’ll share instructions about how to participate in our activity and how to share what you did with the rest of the congregation. Read more »
You Are Valued Here
UUS has long been a safe and supportive home for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Learn more
Black Lives Matter
We support the Black Lives Matter movement and are actively examining our own beliefs and actions to become more effective anti-racists. Learn more
Community Partner Program
Each month we donate to different community partner organization. Learn more
Watch recent services
Connecting With Ourselves, Each Other, and the Wider Community - Sep. 26, 2021
Love's Only Hands - Sep. 19, 2021
Water Communion & Ingathering - Sep. 12, 2021
- Celebration of Shared Ministry and Installation of Rev. Diana Smith
We hope you’ll join us for a special service installing Rev. Diana Smith as our minister on Sunday, October 24th, at 3 pm. The act of installation is a joyful celebration of the covenantal relationship between a minister and the congregation that has called the minister. Click the title for more information on this special event and how to register.
- The Emma Goldman Clinic is our October Community Partner
Emma’s continues to be a safe and caring clinic for individuals with diverse gender and sexual expression to receive client-centered medical care. Clinic staff and volunteers offer total support of pregnancy choices. Flu shots, STI and UTI screening, and options counseling are also available during walk-in hours. Click the logo to learn more or donate.
- 2022 Stewardship Campaign
The 2022 Stewardship Campaign to support our operating budget kicks off on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. Our pledge goal is $420,000, which will ensure that we have the financial resources needed to support our programs that reflect our mission and vision. Click the title for more information on the campaign and how you can support the programming, ministry, and outreach Learn more
Please join the UUS Secular Humanists via Zoom at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 19th, for a virtual celebration of the outstanding work of Mark Yuskis, who has announced his “retirement” after serving as coordinator at various times covering over half of our 18- year history. Together we will thank Mark, get reacquainted with each other after the pandemic, and discuss future possibilities for the Secular Humanist group. Click the title for more information and the Zoom link.View event details »
he Green Sanctuary Team invites you to a workshop called Drawdown Solutions: Getting into Action, which will delve into climate justice in depth. This workshop will be offered to all Iowans virtually, in collaboration with the Iowa UU Witness and Advocacy Network. It centers on developing a personal focus/action on climate justice. Click for information on how to register.View event details »
The UUS Board of Trustees holds a meeting, open to all members, each month at 7 pm on the third Wednesday. Look for an agenda in the weekly email or on the website before the meeting. Click the title for the Zoom link.View event details »
All members and friends of UUS and the wider community are invited to join us for a fun, all-ages event for tricks and trunks full of treats! This year, the event will be "Storybook" themed, with autumn and Halloween themed re-enactments planned to take place throughout the trails at UUS. Click for more details and for information on how to sign up to volunteer.View event details »