In 2017 we moved into a magnificent new home in Coralville that is filled with light, connected intimately to the surrounding woodlands, and powered by solar and geothermal energy.
Location & Sunday services
We are located at 2355 Oakdale Rd. in Coralville. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. and we offer childcare for young children as well as structured activities for older children and youth. After services, we invite you to join us for a social hour in Fellowship Hall, or you may attend an Inquirer Session to learn more about the congregation and Unitarian Universalism.
Parking at UUS
Our residential neighborhood is bustling on Sundays and during events, but we intentionally reserve space in our main parking lot for visitors, and you can typically find a spot there. We have several handicap spots and a drop-off area directly in front of the building. You may also join our members in parking along Oakdale Road (be sure to avoid areas marked as “no parking”), or in the auxiliary lot to the south at Old Hospital Road. Shuttle service is available before and after services.
Events & activities
In addition to Sunday services, we offer a wide range of events and activities.You will find opportunities to explore your spirituality, serve the wider community, build relationships over shared interests, enjoy a meal with new friends, and many other ways to get involved.
Our new home
Moving from our long-time home in downtown Iowa City was not an easy decision, but our growing community realized that it had outgrown the space and could better live out our values in a larger building with better accessibility.
Connected to nature
Our eight-acre property is a peaceful sanctuary filled with trees, trails, gardens, and outdoor play/learning spaces. Our sanctuary was designed with tall glass walls to allow an immersion in the beauty of our woodlands during services and events.
Greenest church in Iowa
More than just creating a restful place to enjoy nature, we committed ourselves from the beginning to the goal of building the “greenest church in Iowa.” Our aim was not to claim bragging rights, but to help educate and inspire others as we live out our own commitment to care for the earth.
The new facility uses active and passive solar energy with the goal of producing as much electricity as we consume. Energy is further conserved with geothermal heating and efficient lighting and appliances. Water is conserved on the site by using bioretention swales, and building materials were chosen why an eye toward sustainability and carbon neutrality.
Weddings & events
We are excited to provide an eco-conscious, relaxing, and functional space for many others to enjoy. It is an excellent venue for weddings, retreats, workshops, concerts, and meetings.