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 »

UUS services

If you’re curious about UUS and our worship style, viewing one of the service recordings listed below is a great introduction. Note that Rev. Diana Smith leads the majority of our services, but lay members and visitors lead all summer services and fill the pulpit once a month during the regular church year.

August 13th, 2022- Joseph Brisben Memorial Service

Join us in the celebration of life for community member and friend, Joseph Brisben, who died in January, 2020. Joe was well known for his love of music and social justice activism. Joe was also deeply involved in the Unitarian Universalist Society for several decades in both Des Moines and Iowa City. He was instrumental in the fundraising effort to relocate the Unitarian Church from Gilbert Street in Iowa City to a new building in Coralville and served on numerous committees and in leadership positions. ...

August 7th, 2022- Nonviolent Communication as a Spiritual Practice

When we can see our own actions and the actions of others as attempts to meet universal human needs, such as belonging and autonomy, we experience more connection and compassion. Val and John Bowman will talk about a way to get those needs met. Nonviolent Communication is about connecting with ourselves and others from the heart. It’s about seeing the humanity in all of us. It’s about recognizing our commonalities and differences in finding ways to make life wonderful for all of us.

Find more information on this Sunday at https://www.uusic.org/services/8-7-22

If you are a visitor, and would like to let us know you have participated in our service today, you are invited to fill out a UUS Visitor form: https://forms.gle/4tefFpSCjEXiSPnj9

August Offerings Benefit the Free Medical Clinic (freemedicalclinic.org). Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, or mail a check to UUS with “FMC” on the memo line. You can also make a gift or pledge payment to our Operating Budget: donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSOperating, text “GivetoUUSIC Operating” to 73256, or mail a check to the office with “operating” or “pledge” on the memo line (also write “pledge” if you’d like to apply to an existing stewardship pledge).
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July 31st, 2022- Compassion in Action

What is compassion if it is not accompanied by action? Join us as we explore the pairing of compassion with action and activism through stories, photos and first-hand accounts. This service will be led by worship associate John Bowman and  Sally Hartman, UUS co-chair of the Social Justice Team and the Iowa UU Witness and Advocacy Network board president.

Find more information on this Sunday at https://www.uusic.org/services/7-31-22/

If you are a visitor, and would like to let us know you have participated in our service today, you are invited to fill out a UUS Visitor form: https://forms.gle/4tefFpSCjEXiSPnj9

This 5th Sunday service offering will benefit the League of Women Voters. Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, or mail a check to UUS with “League of Women Voters” on the memo line. You can also make a gift or pledge payment to our Operating Budget: donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSOperating, text “GivetoUUSIC Operating” to 73256, or mail a check to the office with “operating” or “pledge” on the memo line (also write “pledge” if you’d like to apply to an existing stewardship pledge).
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August 28th, 2022- Creating Community

Join us as Rev. Diana leads us in an interactive service where we reflect on and co-create community.

Find more information on this Sunday at https://www.uusic.org/services/8-28-22

If you are a visitor, and would like to let us know you have participated in our service today, you are invited to fill out a UUS Visitor form: https://forms.gle/4tefFpSCjEXiSPnj9

August Offerings Benefit the Free Medical Clinic. Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, or mail a check to UUS with “FMC” on the memo line. You can also make a gift or pledge payment to our Operating Budget: donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSOperating, text “GivetoUUSIC Operating” to 73256, or mail a check to the office with “operating” or “pledge” on the memo line (also write “pledge” if you’d like to apply to an existing stewardship pledge).
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August 21st, 2022- Ingathering

Join us for our Ingathering service! We’ll celebrate our traditional Water Communion, so please bring a small container of water that is meaningful to you. We’ll also be blessing backpacks for those who are about to start the school year, so if that’s you please have your backpack or a similar item ready.

Find more information on this Sunday at https://www.uusic.org/services/8-21-22

If you are a visitor, and would like to let us know you have participated in our service today, you are invited to fill out a UUS Visitor form: https://forms.gle/4tefFpSCjEXiSPnj9

August Offerings Benefit the Free Medical Clinic. Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, or mail a check to UUS with “FMC” on the memo line. You can also make a gift or pledge payment to our Operating Budget: donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSOperating, text “GivetoUUSIC Operating” to 73256, or mail a check to the office with “operating” or “pledge” on the memo line (also write “pledge” if you’d like to apply to an existing stewardship pledge).
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