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 »
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
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
Community Partner Program
Each month we donate to different community partner organization. Learn more
Watch recent services
Friends To Me Gathered Round - July 22, 2021
Compassion & Resilience: Welcoming Asylum Seekers - July 11, 2021
Sunday, June 27 Worship with First Universalist
- 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.
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »
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.View event details »