Covid-19 Info & Updates
Services are multiplatform (with both in-person and virtual participation available). Masks are required inside when in shared spaces. Masks are not required for small/medium groups who have come to a covenantal agreement. Click to learn more about our Gathering Plan and the overall UUS COVID response. Read more »
Groups That Nurture Mind & Spirit
Adult Learning Opportunities
Throughout the year you will find opportunities to explore and grow through a variety of classes, discussions, and shared experiences. Join us for Sunday Forums on a rich array of timely topics. We also host classes on UU history, leadership development, world religions, UU spirituality, and racial and social justice. Check the website and newsletter for information on current offerings.
The UUS Buddhist Sangha gathers virtually Monday evenings for silent meditation and discussion of contemporary Buddhist teachings and their application to our daily lives. All are welcome. If you have questions or would like to learn what we are currently reading, please contact us.
Covenant groups are small groups of 8 to 12 people who meet monthly for discussions fostering intellectual and spiritual growth. The discussion topics go along with the theme of the month of our Sunday services. This small-group ministry program offers members the opportunity to form stronger relationships and gain a deeper sense of connection to the greater UUS community. Because of the level of sharing in covenant groups, we ask that you first be a participant here at UUS for at least a couple of months in order to join a group, and be ready to make a 6 month commitment when you join a covenant group.
Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs)
The Owl Moon CUUPs group is a community of people who gather to celebrate earth-centered traditions including seasonal celebrations and lunar cycles. We also offer classes and workshops on topics of interest to earth-centered paths and general Paganism. It is part of the larger UU tradition and brings awareness of the greater Pagan community.
UU Secular Humanists
We provide a socially active and involved secular community for UUS, Secular Students at Iowa, and the Eastern Iowa area. We advance humanist values while working toward social justice and striving to reduce the stigma of non-belief. We enrich the lives of members and visitors through programs, speakers, and special events.
UU Wellspring is a 10-month program of spiritual deepening for the UU soul. It includes a commitment to a daily spiritual practice, meeting with a small group twice a month, individual work with a spiritual director, readings and resources for reflection on our UU six sources of living tradition, and a commitment to live out our values in our daily lives.