Services held Sundays @ 10 a.m.
Reverend Jay Wolin
Now that I pay for most things electronically, my payments are exact. However, occasionally, I still pay for things with cash, and I receive back change. I like the metaphor of giving and receiving change. We each give something back from what we have received. I also like the multiple entendre of “making change” to recognize that, in addition to money, it is about making change in the in our lives, our Congregation, and the larger Community. Come explore together what the cost and benefits of change are, both literally and spiritually.
As I Am
Aubrey Ryan, DRE & Reverend Jay Wolin
Service Leaders Director of Religious Ed, Aubrey Ryan & Reverend Jay, worked with Music Director, Saul Nache to create a musical masterpiece! This is an annual favorite service :)
Bring the whole family for this annual celebration of music in service! We'll have special performances by the UU Ukes & the UU Singers, a youth Drum Circle, sing-a-longs, and so much more! Come sing with us!
Reverend Jay Wolin
It took me a long time in my life to trust the universe, and when I did, my life started improving. What does it mean to trust the universe? What does it mean to trust another human being? What does it mean to trust yourself? Does everything really happen for a purpose?
Forum Sundays @ 9 a.m. in the Community Room
February 24: Mike Wilcox: The First Nation Farmer Climate Unity March-September 1-8, 2018.
The march covered 94 miles over 8 days from Des Moines to Fort Dodge, IA. The march was along the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline as it runs NW to SE through Iowa. Mike Wilcox will discuss what he learned along the route about the pipeline, the land and Iowans impacted by it from farmers, Native Americans and other environmentalists. The march was sponsored by Bold Iowa, Sierra Club and Indigenous Iowa.
March 3rd: Support Services for Families and Children Dealing with Cancer –Camp Kasem & Gilda's Club
Learn about local support services for cancer patients and their families. Join the students from Augustana College who are coordinating the Camp Kasem program to learn more about this nationwide service for children, and hear from Doug McCollum, an outreach worker from Gilda’s Club about the many support services offered. Research has shown that medical treatment is enhanced with emotional, social and educational support for the patient, as well as family members.
March 10th: Climate Justice and UU's from Bobby Wengronowitz, Augustana College Visiting Assistant Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Welfare
Climate change can be difficult to think about, let alone address. But it's actually a straightforward problem with known solutions that will improve our lives. This talk begins with an understanding of climate change as violence. We explore how inequality is both a producer and an outcome of climate violence. We will address ways to reduce climate violence, especially the role for faith communities, including what some UU congregations have already done.