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Services are multiplatform (with both in-person and virtual participation available). Masks are required inside when in shared spaces. Masks are not required for small/medium groups who have come to a covenantal agreement. Click to learn more about our Gathering Plan and the overall UUS COVID response. Read more »

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Practicing Compassion

The objective for this Sunday service is to share ideas about compassion, what it is and how it can be practiced. UUS member and guest speaker David Jepsen proposes that Compassion can readily be recalled by the formula Sympathy + Identification + Action. Compassion is universally accepted among world religions as a guiding principle for good living. David concludes that no matter how often he attempts compassion, it still feels like practice, as if the struggle to perform compassion, like doing the laundry, is never really over. And that we, like a piano player or a free throw shooter, must continue to practice, practice, practice. Kara Beauchamp will serve as this Sunday’s Worship Associate.

This service will be followed by a Bring-Your-Own Picnic on the back patio.

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We support the Black Lives Matter movement and are actively examining our own beliefs and actions to become more effective anti-racists. Learn more

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Lectio Divina with Poetry

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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One event on July 13, 2022 at 12:00 pm

One event on August 10, 2022 at 12:00 pm

Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Lectio Divina is a practice of reading a text in a way that allows you to meditatively enter into a deeper understanding of the text, what is happening in your emotional, mental, or spiritual life, and reflect on where or what you might be called to do in your life in the coming day(s) or week(s). Rev. Diana is leading a multiplatform group (in person and on Zoom) to practice Lectio Divina with poetry this summer. This is a drop-in/come…

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CUUPs Lunations

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on March 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on April 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on May 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on June 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on July 13, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on August 11, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on September 10, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on October 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on November 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm

One event on December 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm

"What if for each moon cycle you practiced thinking, feeling, knowing like something else?" - Sophie Strand The UU Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) invites you to join us each lunar cycle to choose a being, an animal, plant, or landscape feature to come into greater contact with.  Your being for the lunar cycle can be the same as or different from other participants.  (Inspired by Sophie Strand) This online gathering is a combination of discussion, sharing, and learning magical…

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Memorial Service and Celebration of Life for Joseph Brisben

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join us for a memorial service and celebration of life for community member and friend, Joe Brisben. The service will be multi-platform, in-person in the UUS Sanctuary and livestreamed over YouTube: The service will be followed by a reception with open mic music and story-sharing. Joe was well known for his love of music and social justice activism. Joe was also deeply involved in the Unitarian Universalist Society for several decades in both Des Moines and Iowa City. He was…

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UU Buddhist Sangha

August 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

The UUS Buddhist Sangha is a community of people who gather weekly for silent meditation and discussion of contemporary Buddhist teachings. We meet via Zoom on Mondays, from 7 to 8:30 pm, with social time before the meeting at 6:45. Diversity of view is welcome as a foundation for collective wisdom. Our mutual support promotes clarity, compassion and ethical behavior through the practice of mindfulness. To find out more, contact Cindy Spading ( While you can join in Zoom with…

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Men’s Sunday Social

September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Two Dogs Pub, 1705 S 1st Ave
Iowa City, IA
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UUS adult men are invited to gather together on the first Sunday of most months from 6 to 8 pm to socialize in a casual setting at 2dogs pub in Iowa City (1705 S 1st Ave). Send questions to Nik Jakob at

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