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In an age of climate change when the warnings of scientists are dire, how do we respond? Paul Hawken, environmentalist, activist, and author embraces the possibilities presented, saying not game over but game on. He asserts that with a game-on attitude, we can reverse climate change. The work is ours to do, individually and collectively.

Community Partner Support

Sunday service cash offerings and designated checks are donated each week to a community organization. Learn more

Community partner this month

  • Abbe Mental Health Center is our January Community Partner Abbe Center for Community Mental Health LogoThe Abbe Center for Community Mental Health coordinates licensed professionals who work as a team to provide diagnostic and treatment services. Team members include psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and peer support specialists. 

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“Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense” Forum

Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America represents the great middle ground of Americans who believe it is possible to both respect the 2nd Amendment and have common-sense gun regulations that address criminal background checks, permitting, red-flag laws, and concealed-carry limitations. Join us for a forum after the service to learn more about their history and advocacy, as well as their Be SMART outreach program, which is designed to educate adults about safe gun storage and our growing emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Dances of Universal Peace

Join us in the RE Commons at 3 pm for chanting and simple folk dance movements honoring various religious traditions. These prayerful, heart-opening dances create a sense of inner peace and foster connections between people. All are welcome to attend- no experience is needed.

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CUUPs Learning Circle

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) for a monthly Learning Circle. In October we'll meet from 6:30 to 9 pm in the Hickory and Oak Rooms to discuss the topic “Working with the Ancestors.” Contact Marsha and Dawn at cuups@uusic.org with questions.

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Celebrate UUS’s anniversary in our new building with a “Night with Walt Whitman!”

Join us at 7 pm in the Sanctuary to mark our first anniversary in the new building by hosting two of Iowa City’s most eminent literary figures in an evening devoted to Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.” Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill will discuss “Song of Myself” as well as Whitman’s recently discovered “lost novel” and the poet’s connections to Unitarianism and Universalism. There will be opportunity for a Q&A. Refreshments will be served before the presentation. Then stay for book signing, conversation, cake and coffee afterward. We hope that you and your friends will join us for this celebration.

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“Harmony & CommUUniTea” Concert and Afternoon Tea

October 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon concert by the 5-piece LIROS Wind Ensemble, followed by a formal four-serving tea with food pairings. Tickets are $10 per person, and can be purchased after services October 7th through 21st, or by contacting the office. You must buy a ticket in advance to attend. Profits from the event will support the UUS Music Fund and the Oakdale Community Choir.

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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. … Read more