Rev. Diana Smith

  • All Souls Eve & Halloween

    Rev. Diana Smith will lead this service. More details will be shared soon.

  • Celebration of Commitment

    Join us this Sunday as we celebrate the success of our 2022 Stewardship campaign and the many ways we support UUS and each other. Click the service title or “read more” for more information on how to participate.

  • Water is Life!

    Join us in person or online for this special Sunday service where Rev. Diana will be joined by UUS Green Sanctuary members Sally Hartman and Miriam Kashia who will share stories of our alliances and actions with our Indigenous kin and ways we can support the no-more-fossil-fuel-pipelines struggle as we mark Indigenous Peoples Day. The offering this Sunday will support the Catholic Worker House. Click the service title or "read more" for more information on how to participate.

  • (Multiplatform Service) Connecting with Ourselves, Each Other, and the Wider Community

    Join us for this multiplatform Sunday service led by Rev. Diana Smith, where we will kick off our fall stewardship pledge campaign and hold a New Member Ceremony. Congregants and visitors welcome to join us in person or via Zoom. Click the service title or "read more" for more information on how to participate.

  • Ingathering & Water Communion

    Join us for our water communion ingathering. During the service we’ll reflect on the many gifts and lessons of water, resource ourselves in community, and commission the Board of Trustees. Then, from 10:45 to 12:15 we’ll have interactive water communion stations set up on the UUS grounds and you can bring water you collected to pour into our communal bowl. Click the service title or "Read more" for details on how to participate in the service.

  • (Muti-platform Service) This STILL Isn’t What I Had Planned

    Join us for a special worship service as we tell tales of learning about the dark, what happens when a moose joins your campsite, and what happens when a storm blows up in the mountains, and reflect together on the ways we cope, the lessons we learn, and the gifts we can glean when things don’t go the way we hoped and planned. This is a multi-platform service. UUS invites you to join in person or using Zoom. Click the service title or "read more" for more information on how to participate.

  • (Virtual Service) Listening to Ourselves, Listening to Each Other

    What have you and what have we learned about listening? Join us to celebrate the ways we listen to ourselves and each other, and the things we’ve learned about listening over time. This Sunday we’ll also kick off our UUS Listening Campaign and commission our fabulous listeners, who will help us learn more about what’s important to us and who and what we’re called to be in the world. Unfortunately, COVID rates in Johnson County have increased enough this week that we will not be able to invite people to join the service in person. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (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. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Transitions

    During this worship service, we’ll say goodbye to our beloved Director of Lifespan Religious Education, Jessica Zimmer. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) PRIDE!

    Join us for our annual LGBTQIA+ Pride worship service! If you’re interested in participating in the service (giving a reflection, doing a reading, being part of a photo montage of what being a queer family looks like, etc.), please contact Rev. Diana at minister@uusic.org. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Hybrid Service) Blessing of the Animals

    Bring your animal companions and join us online or outside at UUS for a short worship service about interdependence. Those who join us outside at UUS will be able to watch the short virtual service together on a screen, after which Rev. Diana will head outside to bless animal companions of all kinds. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Bridging

    Join us for this Sunday service where we will hold our Bridging Ceremony, the ritual celebrating the transition of youth completing high school or moving to adulthood. The Congregational Meeting will immediately follow the service. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Practicing Grace, Dancing with Change, and Storying Our Lives

    Join us for this Sunday service! Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Flower Communion

    Join us for our annual Flower Communion worship service! We will be holding an in-person ritual at UUS on Saturday, May 8th, from 10 am to noon. Rev. Diana will then compile short videos for our Sunday morning virtual Flower Communion worship service. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Pathways to Healing and Regeneration

    Join us for this Earth Day Sunday service led by Rev. Diana Smith and the UUS Green Sanctuary Team, with many elements produced by the UU Ministry for Earth, including a homily by Rev. Yadenee Hailu. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Shared Ministry in a Time of COVID

    Join us for this Sunday service! Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Returning Again, Becoming Anew

    This Easter Sunday, join us for an All Ages service as we reflect on and celebrate the old story of what happened to a prophet named Jesus, what has happened in our world this past year, and how transfiguring events invite us into writing our stories about what life means. Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Transgender Day of Visibility

    Join us for this Sunday service! Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Holding Space: A Pandemic Anniversary Worship Service

    Join us for this Sunday service! Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.

  • (Virtual Service) Expanding Our Spirits

    Join us for this Sunday service! Click the service title or “Read more” for the video streaming link.