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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Spirited Sundays

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

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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

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Community Partner Program

Each month we donate to different community partner organization. Learn more

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Announcements

  • 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

Featured Events

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Winter Solstice Service

December 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join us for an online Sunday service, "A Season of Light and Dark," celebrating the returning of the sun after our annual season of darkness.

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This year we will hold one virtual Christmas Eve service via Zoom. Kits for the Christmas Eve service will be available for pickup at UUS.

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New Year’s Eve Tarot Card Reading

January 1 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Owl Moon C.U.U.P.S. (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans) is hosting an online tarot reading on New Year's Eve. A 13-card layout will be used, one for each month and one for personal insight. Bring your favorite tarot or oracle card deck and perhaps a journal or notebook for taking notes.

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Intro to Drawdown Workshop

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Through discussion, slides, and videos, we will explore solutions to global warming. Hosted by the Green Sanctuary Committee and including members of the Cedar Valley UU.

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Congregational Climate Convergence

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The UUS Green Sanctuary Committee invites you to attend this virtual convergence of UUs from across the country. The event will include inspirational grounding, and plenary and breakout sessions focusing on tools for congregations to build capacity for climate action and justice, grounded in UU values. It will also include an introduction to the new UUA Green Sanctuary 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice, A Roadmap for Congregations to Rise to the Crisis.

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Earth Week Events & Activities

April 17 - May 2
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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A wide range of outdoor and virtual events are planned to celebrate Earth Week, including nature actitivities at UUS, a film and discussion, a Beltane/May Day celebration, and a special Earth Day Service.

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In-Person Flower Communion Walk/Roll-Through Event

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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One household at a time will be able to come into UUS's sanctuary to add a live flower to our community bouquet and to take home a paper flower made by UUS's CUUPS group or staff. Rev. Diana will also be in the sanctuary for the ritual and to record short videos for use in the Sunday morning worship service.

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Family Vesper Service

September 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
UUS Grounds, 2355 Oakdale Road
Coralville, IA
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On Sunday, September 12th, we will offer an All Ages Vesper service that celebrates Water Communion. Please join Marsha Thrall, Rev. Diana, Anna Rode, and Alex Heetland for meditation, stories, and music as we celebrate new beginnings. We'll first gather together near the entrance to UUS. There will be several stations located on the UUS campus to participate in the ritual of sharing water with our community. You are encouraged to bring water with you, from wherever you have gathered it from, to share at these stations. After this abbreviated service, there will be water-themed activities on the patio outside of the Fellowship Hall. You are also encouraged to bring a snack to share with your family as we gather together as a community.

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UUS Music Meet & Greet

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Director of Congregational Music Alex Heetland invites you to come meet and make some music on Thursday, September 30th, starting at 6:30 pm on the back patio of UUS. Afterwards, those interested are invited to stay and rehearse, then record, the "Choral Benediction" for use during Sunday services. RSVP to music@uusic.org. Click the title for more details.

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UUS at Iowa City Pride

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

On Saturday, October 2nd, gather with other UU Society members at 11:30 am at College Green Park to join with the Unity March, a part of the Iowa City Pride Festival. Look for Rev. Diana Smith and Peggy Garrigues with our UUS "Side with Love" banner at College Green Park. The march will begin at noon, and end in front of the main stage at Linn and Washington.  Wear your yellow “Side with Love” shirt if you have one, and you are also encouraged to make a pride sign, with a special focus this year on supporting trans and black and brown siblings. We'll also have a table on the ped mall on Saturday to reach out to like-minded people and those who need to know they are welcomed by a religious community. 

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