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2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
(319) 337-3443

Engaging Our Theological Diversity

August 25, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on November 10, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on December 15, 2019 at 11:30 am

One event on January 19, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on February 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on March 8, 2020 at 11:30 am

Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This interactive series led by Rev. Diane engages participants in exploring and sharing personal beliefs in small groups, focusing on some of life's big questions. Sessions held monthly Aug. through March. No registration required, attend any or all.

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Family Bike Ride

September 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join UUS members and Bicyclists of Iowa City for a ride up the North Liberty Trail to the Dubuque Street trail with a stop at Heyn's for ice cream. The total distance will be about 12 miles. Children should be accompanied by an adult.

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“A House for Hope” Book Study

October 2, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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“A House for Hope” shows how religious liberals have countered fundamentalists for generations and provides progressives with not only a theological, but also a spiritual foundation for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Registration required for monthly discussions beginning Oct. 2 and running through February. Copies available for purchase.

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Living Fully, Aging Gracefully, Befriending Death

October 2, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This is the first of five-part series that will explore the challenges inherent in adopting and embodying an outlook implied by the workshop title. Weekly on Wednesday mornings through October. Limited to 12 participants, registration required.

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Beyond Categorical Thinking Workshop

October 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Rev. Keith Kron of the UUA Transitions Office will lead this important workshop as part of the ministerial search process. The goal is to help congregation members recognize and move beyond any biases they may hold in their vision of an acceptable minister. Lunch and childcare provided, register online.

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Gender 102: Pronoun Workshop

October 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This class will help us to learn more about the importance of personal pronouns as well as general issues facing transgender and nonbinary gender individuals overall.

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Habitat for Humanity Build Days

October 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 8:00 am

Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The Habitat for Humanity interfaith house project is nearly complete, and UUS has reserved two more build days to help finish the work on Saturday, Oct. 19 and Thursday, Oct. 24. Morning and afternoon shifts avaialbe. No experience needed, but reservations are required.

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Congregational Mission/Vision Workshop

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Who are we? Where are we going? The answers to these questions are important to us and to ministers we want to attract to UUS. We’ll generate our mission and vision at a congregational workshop on Saturday, November 2, from 10-3. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Registration is required.

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Kevin Burt Concert

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Enjoy this internationally awarded blues singer and guitarist in support of youth scholarships for TeamCAN’s 2019 Civil Rights Bus Tour. Tickets are $20, available at the door.

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UU Mens’ Gathering – Inaugural Meeting

November 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Are you interested in connecting more with other UUS men? Come to this inaugural planning meeting to share with us your vision of creating an inclusive, positive program for men at UUS.

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Stewardship Commitment Celebration & Feast

November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Celebrate the combined financial commitments of our congregation during Sunday service, followed by a potluck meal in Fellowship Hall. Together we will create a piece of art work based on a quilt made by Diana Miller and your heartfelt comments.

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Dances of Universal Peace – Special Event

November 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join the UU Dances of Universal Peace for a special event Fellowship Hall, featuring the words of Jesus in his native Aramaic with special guest musician Morgan Rivers, a Dance leader from Des Moines. Participants will dance the entire "Lord's Prayer" as it might have been experienced by the followers of Jesus.

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ThanksVegan Dinner

November 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The UU Vegetarian Community will host a vegan plantluck on Thanksgiving Day in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a favorite vegan dish (no animal flesh, dairy or eggs) for 8 to 10 servings. Everyone is welcome.

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Steinway-In-Residence Concert

December 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This concert will showcase the Steinway piano currently on loan from West Music. It will feature UU talent and invited guest musicians playing everything from holiday tunes to a Liszt Sonata to an exciting multi-player piece. Reception to follow. Free admission, open to all.

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Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Gather on the longest night of the year to celebrate the returning of the light with a winter solstice ritual. The Owl Moon Covenant of UU Pagans (CUUPs) will lead us in reflection, song, drumming, and celebration of all the gifts our community brings. Family friendly, all are welcome.

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Christmas Pageant

December 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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“Spirit of the Christmas Tree” is an intergenerational worship service reenacting the Christmas nativity story from a Unitarian Universalist perspective. With an all-ages cast and musical numbers, the pageant touches on themes of love, forgiveness, and social justice.

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Evening Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The 7 pm service is more quiet and contemplative than our earlier family service. Both services are open to all and include the tradition of lighting candles and singing Silent Night. Social time at 6:30, no childcare.

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Very Merry Vegan Plantluck

December 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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If you don't have other plans on Christmas Day, the UU Vegetarian Community invites you to join them for a "plantluck" meal in Fellowship Hall. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a favorite plant-based holiday dish (excluding animal flesh, dairy and eggs) for 8 to 10 servings.

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Community Meal

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join us for a community meal on the first Wednesday of each month in Fellowship Hall. Meat, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options provided. All are welcome at no charge, though donations are appreciated. Register online so we know how many to prepare for.

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Border Trip Review

January 23, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join the Immigrant Action Team in the UUS Conference Room to hear about the latest trip to support refugees at the border across from Brownsville, Texas. Pictures and stories will be shared, followed by planning for the year. All are welcome.

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Writing Meditation Class (Session 1 of 4)

February 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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First of a four-session class, Thursday evenings in February. Community Minister Lois Cole will guide participants in discovering how spontaneous writing can bring insight, creativity, and well-being. Each session will introduce a topic, writing prompts, and techniques. No previous writing experience needed. Registration required.

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Knitting Group

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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All knitters are invited to the semi-regular knitting group in the Conference Room. Bring yarn you want to share along with any projects, especially those you might need help with.

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“The Negro Artist” Spoken Word Perfomance

February 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Coralville, IA
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The UUS Racial Justice Study/Action Team invites you to an evening of spoken-word performance with "The Negro Artist," Caleb Rainey. Free-will donations from the show will benefit Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County.

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Dances of Universal Peace

March 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Participants will gather in Fellowship Hall for chanting and simple folk dance movements honoring various religious traditions. These prayerful, heart-opening dances create a sense of inner peace and foster connections between people. No experience is needed, all are welcome.

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Vegetarian Community “Plantluck”

March 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The UU Vegetarian Community is hosting a “plantluck” in Fellowship Hall. Please bring a favorite vegan dish for 8-10 servings and your own reusable/recyclable table service and beverage. Everyone is welcome.

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Common Read Discussion

March 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This year's UUA Common Read is "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," along with a version adapted for young people. Two discussion times are available on Mar. 24 and 25. If you are not familiar this history, it is recommended that you read the young people's adaption. Reading either will allow you take part in the conversation. Both books are available for purchase

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Common Read Discussion

March 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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This year's UUA Common Read is "An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States," along with a version adapted for young people. Two discussion times are available on Mar. 24 and 25. If you are not familiar this history, it is recommended that you read the young people's adaption. Reading either will allow you take part in the conversation. Both books are available for purchase

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Caleb “The Negro Artist” Rainey Performance & Book Discussion

September 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Caleb Rainey, known as "The Negro Artist," will provide a spoken word performance over Zoom, followed by discussion of his book of poetry, "Look Black Boy," and other topics. Copies of his book are available in the UUS entryway, suggested donation $15.

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Intro to Labyrinth Class

October 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join Virginia Melroy on Tuesdays, Oct 6 and Oct. 20, from 7 to 8 pm, for a virtual two-session class on walking the labyrinth. In the first session, she will give an introduction to labyrinths and their history, along with some guidance for walking the labyrinth as a spiritual practice. You will then be invited to walk the labyrinth at UUS yourself, on your own time, and share your reflections and ask more questions in the second session. Registration required.

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Online Holiday Auction

November 22, 2020 - December 5, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Bidding for our online holiday auction has begun and will finish on Saturday evening Dec. 5. Check out the many items available and plan to join us for the live auction event on Dec. 5 at 7 pm via Zoom.

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Decorate the UUS Christmas Tree

December 6, 2020 - December 24, 2020
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Bring an ornament from home to decorate the tree in UUS's entryway any time between Dec. 6-24, and take home an ornament made by UUS members. On the afternoon of Dec. 24 we'll be moving the tree into the sanctuary for our online Christmas Eve service.

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Holiday Blues Service

December 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The holiday blues service, "Find a Stillness," is for all of us who are having a hard time with the holidays this year. Led by a worship team of Rev. Diana Smith, Val Bowman, and Dave Rowe, it will be a time for all of us to create space together, and to hold all of our complex feelings in this challenging year.

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Winter Solstice Service

December 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join us for an online Sunday service, "A Season of Light and Dark," celebrating the returning of the sun after our annual season of darkness.

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Christmas Eve Service

December 24, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Coralville, IA
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This year we will hold one virtual Christmas Eve service via Zoom. Kits for the Christmas Eve service will be available for pickup at UUS.

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Intro to Drawdown Workshop

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Through discussion, slides, and videos, we will explore solutions to global warming. Hosted by the Green Sanctuary Committee and including members of the Cedar Valley UU.

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Congregational Climate Convergence

March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The UUS Green Sanctuary Committee invites you to attend this virtual convergence of UUs from across the country. The event will include inspirational grounding, and plenary and breakout sessions focusing on tools for congregations to build capacity for climate action and justice, grounded in UU values. It will also include an introduction to the new UUA Green Sanctuary 2030: Mobilizing for Climate Justice, A Roadmap for Congregations to Rise to the Crisis.

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Earth Week Activities at UUS

April 17 - May 1
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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The UUS Green Sanctuary Committee is offering a range of Earth Week activities on the grounds of UUS. Come into the UUS entryway any time during the week for instructions.

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Earth Week Events & Activities

April 17 - May 2
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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A wide range of outdoor and virtual events are planned to celebrate Earth Week, including nature actitivities at UUS, a film and discussion, a Beltane/May Day celebration, and a special Earth Day Service.

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Earth Day, Beltane & May Day Celebration

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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All of the Earth Week activities are available with additional guidance. In addition, there will be interactive stations to celebrate May Day and Beltane, build a bird feeder, and take home a small airplane plant.

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Earth Day Worship Service

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Rev. Yadenee Hailu joins the UUS Green Sanctuary Committee for a special Earth Day service. Rev. Yadenee (she/her) is the community minister of blk earth, a Black-centered spiritual wellness project in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rev. Yadenee is an ordained UU minister who has served Hope Unitarian Church and All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa.

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In-Person Flower Communion Walk/Roll-Through Event

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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One household at a time will be able to come into UUS's sanctuary to add a live flower to our community bouquet and to take home a paper flower made by UUS's CUUPS group or staff. Rev. Diana will also be in the sanctuary for the ritual and to record short videos for use in the Sunday morning worship service.

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UUS Music Meet & Greet

September 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Director of Congregational Music Alex Heetland invites you to come meet and make some music on Thursday, September 30th, starting at 6:30 pm on the back patio of UUS. Afterwards, those interested are invited to stay and rehearse, then record, the "Choral Benediction" for use during Sunday services. RSVP to music@uusic.org. Click the title for more details.

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All Congregational Work Day

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Please join the Land Ministry Team on Saturday morning for an All Congregational workday. Families, members, and friends are all welcome and needed for all or part of the morning. There is nothing like a little fun and bonding over outdoor work! Tasks will include planting daffodils in the memorial garden, installing a short fence barrier on the trail, installing posts and netting around some of the trees to protect from the deer, and weeding in a few areas near the church. With the recent rains, weeds will pull easily. While at UUS, take time to enjoy our grounds and see the improvements and projects done over the summer and early fall.

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Haunted Trails & Trunk or Treat

October 30 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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On Saturday, October 30th, the UU Society of Coralville will be hosting its 2nd annual Haunted Trails and Trunk or Treat event. All members and friends of UUS and the wider community are invited to join us for a fun, all-ages event for tricks and trunks full of treats! From 2:30 to 5 pm, various autumn and Halloween themed stations and crafts will be available around the UUS building and trails, as well as the Trunk or Treat. The wooded trails (with luminaries) will remain open until 6 pm for those who would enjoy a spooky dusk trail walk. All are welcome to come at any time, there will be no pre-registration. Masks and social distancing are required when around others.

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Iowa Women’s Music Collective Fall Concert

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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Join us in welcoming the Iowa Women’s Music Collection for their Fall Recital on Saturday, November 14th, from 3 to 5 pm in the UUS Sanctuary. The Iowa Women’s Music Collection is a group dedicated to promoting music written by women composers through outreach, performances, and research. The group is supervised by renown musicologist specializing in the history of female musicians, Dr. Marian Wilson-Kimber. The concert program consists of music composed by women composers with different nationalities. Music styles will…

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Celebrate Diwali at UUS

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Society, 2355 Oakdale Rd
Coralville, IA
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At 7 pm on Saturday, November 20th, we will welcome Dr. Shuvendu Das to lead a program and celebration of Diwali. Diwali, or Divali or Deepawali or Deepavali, is originated from the Sanskrit word “Dīpāvali” meaning "row or series of lights." It is a Festival of Lights. It symbolizes the victory of light over the darkness. It is one of the major festivals in India and it is celebrated over 5 days by many people in India. It is now…

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