Author: Jeff Walberg

DVIP is our February Community Partner

Founded in 1977 on the belief that “everyone has the right to live free of fear and harm,” the Domestic Violence Intervention Program provides comprehensive support and advocacy to victims/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity and hope. Direct services include crisis phone support and safe shelter for women and children, covering Johnson, Iowa, Cedar and Washington Counties.

Cash or checks to UUS (DVIP on memo line) may be given during Sunday offerings or sent to the office. ... [Read More]

Shelter House is our October Community Partner

Shelter House provides safe shelter and helps people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. In addition to providing emergency housing, the organization helps locate permanent housing and provides employment and mental health services.

A new Shelter House housing project, Cross Park Place, will open later this fall. It is  targeted to the chronically homeless in our community who utilize high levels of cross-system services. ... [Read More]

The Emma Goldman Clinic is our September Community Partner

Founded in 1973 in Iowa City by a group of women driven by feminist ideals, the clinic continues to serve men and women of all ages. Clinic staff and volunteers promote respectful, client-centered, and participatory health care through informed decision making, client rights, advocacy, and support of pregnancy choices.
Cash or checks to UUS (Emma Goldman on memo line) may be given during Sunday offerings, online or sent to the office. ... [Read More]

Congressional letter writing campaign begins

Members write letters to Congress during coffee hourThis summer the congregation began a monthly practice of writing letters to Iowa’s Congressional delegation as part of the “Write Here! Write Now!” campaign.” About 20 letters were sent to Capitol Hill in July to address concerns about the treatment of immigrant families at the U.S./Mexico border, and more than 40 letters were sent in August in support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps. ... [Read More]

Rev. Diane Dowgiert Becomes Minister of UUS

As the Unitarian Universalist Society celebrates the first anniversary of its move into a new home in Coralville, it welcomes Rev. Diane Dowgiert as its new minister.

Rev. Diane DowgiertRev. Diane begins her work at UUS on Aug. 1. The congregation will welcome her with an informal reception following the Sunday service on Aug. 5, and she will lead her first service on “The Wisdom of Uncertainty” on Aug. ... [Read More]