Covid-19 Info & Updates

UUS is currently in Phase 4 of our Covid-19 reopening plan. Sunday services are being streamed via Zoom at 10 a.m.

Normal operations at the UUS building are closed. Outdoor gatherings and indoor meetings may be scheduled with the office, and the public is welcome to use our labyrinth and trails, with masks and social distancing required. Read more »

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(Virtual Service) Seeking Grace in the Changing Places

We’re in a moment of change and also in an uncertain place between changes. Join us as we celebrate and reflect on what it means to be a people who are together navigating transitions in the midst of larger transitions.

We will welcome Marsha Thrall, our new Director of Lifespan Religious Education, and Alex Heetland, our new Director of Congregational Music, and as we say goodbye to Dave Rowe, who has been our Online Music Leader for most of the past year.

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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

  • UUS Welcomes Our New Music Staff

    We are delighted to announce that after an exhaustive search we have hired Alex Heetland as our new Director of Congregational Music and Hsin-Hui Liu as our new Staff Pianist and Music Outreach Coordinator. Click the title to learn more about these positions and our newest staff!

  • UUS Welcomes Our New DLRE, Marsha Thrall

    We’re delighted to announce that after an exhaustive search, which included restarting UUS RE visioning process to discern what our hopes are for family ministry and lifespan religious education, UUS has hired Marsha Thrall to be our new Director of Lifespan Religious Education. Marsha will join us in August. Click for more.

  • 2020/2021 Annual Report Available

    Please take a look to learn about the projects and work undertaken by the staff, leadership, and many groups of UUS this past program year. Thank you to all who submitted reports and photos for this year’s Report! Click the title to view the 2020/2021 Annual Report. You can also pick up a hard copy in the vestibule of UUS.

Featured Events

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Holiday Blues Service

December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The holiday blues service, "Find a Stillness," is for all of us who are having a hard time with the holidays this year. Led by a worship team of Rev. Diana Smith, Val Bowman, and Dave Rowe, it will be a time for all of us to create space together, and to hold all of our complex feelings in this challenging year.

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Candlelit Solstice Walks

December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join the Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPS) and Rev. Diana Smith for a special candlelit solstice walk with activity stations on Saturday, Dec. 19. There will be an option to walk through the woods and a more accessible option around the UUS building. Reserve a time in advance between 4 and 7 pm - vistitors welcome.

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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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Visitor Breakout Room after Sunday Services

August 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:20 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Visitors, potential new members, or any others that would like to ask questions and have conversation about Unitarian Universalism or our UU Society here in the Iowa City and Coralville area, are invited to a separate breakout room after our virtual services on Sundays. Just let the Zoom host know that you want to attend the visitor session either by sending a chat message, or remaining in the main room after the service is over to tell them you want to go to the Visitor Breakout Room.

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