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Memory and Tradition

So many memories are made around holiday tables. We will gather as a multigenerational community and make a ritual of setting the Thanksgiving table, inviting all of us to consider the many places where we slow down and appreciate the gifts of life and to give thanks.

Community Partner Support

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

Community partner this month

  • Shelter House is our October Community Partner Shelter House provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. In addition to providing emergency housing, the organization helps locate permanent housing and provides employment and mental health services.

Featured Events

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Freethinker Friendly Forum

The Freethinker Friendly Congregation Committee of the UUS Secular Humanist group will hold a Forum after the service on Sunday, September 16th, at 11 am in the Sanctuary. An introduction to what this UUA-designation means to our congregation will be followed by a Q&A session. Please join us.

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Dances of Universal Peace

Participants will gather 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. No experience is needed. All are welcome to attend. Contact Virginia Melroy (338-1778 or dancesofpeace@uusic.org) if you have questions.

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CUUPs Mabon Ritual and Potluck (Stone Soup & Pebble Pie)

As day and night sit as equals, the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS) will honor the ever-shifting balance of sacrifice and abundance in our lives. We’ll begin with a potluck feast at 5:30, after which we will enter sacred space to explore this place of balance in our own lives. What are we harvesting this year? What sacrifices had to be made to manifest this abundance, and how can we honor them? And what must we now cut away to preserve (or create) the balance that will support next year’s growth? What will we carry forward to plant again in the spring? The cycle of growth, harvest, and renewal marches on.

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VegFest of Eastern Iowa

September 29 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

The first-ever “VegFest of Eastern Iowa,” a celebration of ethical eating and living and a plant-based, whole-food diet, will take place on Saturday, September 29th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm, here at UUS. Join us for a day of well-known speakers, cooking classes, video presentations, fun children’s activities, and a vegan marketplace. Vendors will offer food samples and vegan-related lifestyle information. Admission is $5 for adults (UUs receive a 20% discount), and free for kids under 18. Swag bags will be presented to the first 150 guests through the door. For more info, go to vegfesteasterniowa.com.

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UUS Community Meal

Join us for a casual community meal at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall for all members, friends, and families of UUS. Together we'll enjoy pizza and salad (there will be meat, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.). There is no charge but donations to cover costs are gratefully accepted. RSVP here: bit.ly/UUSCommunityMeals.

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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