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Monday, 21 October 2013 13:44

UU 101 CLASS Saturday November 2, 2013 Including:

*A brief history of our congregation and the Unitarian and Universalist movements in the United States *How to get involved in activities of the congregation *How the church is governed *What is stewardship and what is expected of members of the congregation *There will be a mini-connection circle.  Lunch and childcare will be provided, but we need to know in advance if you can attend and if you need childcare.

Please call Stephanie at the office 563-359-0816 or Melanie Landa 563-320-6106



For many years I have maintained a personal Vipassana Meditation Practice.  In addition, I have participated in and led meditation groups.  My meditation practice has helped me remain centered and focused throughout my life.


Please join us for the start of a Mindfulness Meditation Group as part of our Spiritual Practices and Program Team.  We will meet every Tuesday night (unless otherwise mutually agreed) starting October 15th from 5:30-6:30 in the Sanctuary.  All are welcome whether you are new to meditation or if you have meditated a long time.  There is no commitment to show up.  Feel free to drop in whenever you can make it.   The format will include a brief instruction, formal seated meditation, (possibly a walking meditation) a reading, short discussion time and checkout. I look forward to being with you. Rev. Jay


If you need childcare, please call the office at least 48 hours in advance at (563) 359-0816.


What Moves Us
Please join Rev. Jay Wolin as he utilizes the Tapestry of Faith curriculum “What Moves Us” to “explore the life experiences of historic Unitarian Universalist theologians, highlighting that which caused in them a change of heart, a new direction, new hope, and a deeper understanding of their own liberal faith. These workshops offer participants a chance to engage with and bring their personal experiences to bear on the very questions explored by each theologian in turn. The program offers a pathway for developing not only one's own personal theology but also one's deep understanding of the threads of our Unitarian, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist theological heritage.”  The classes will be on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm in the Lounge.

October 30th                Hosea Ballou's Theology of Happiness.

November 6th               William Ellery Channing's Theology of Emotional Struggle.

November 13th              Margaret Fuller's Liberal Theology of the Human Heart.

If childcare is needed, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance at 563-359-0816.


Look for signup sheet in the lobby. *PLEASE SIGN UP FOR EACH SERIES YOU WANT TO ATTEND*

Start date is October 24 2013, continuing on the second and fourth Thursday through July, 2014

There are three sessions throughout the year; this means a person can attend session one, two or three or attend all sessions or a combination of them that fits your needs.

  • SESSION I -- IN ANCIENT TIMES -- FIVE SESSIONS – OCTOBER 24 – DECEMBER 26, 2013 [we will work around the holidays]

The material is grounded in feminist thealogy and based on the cakes for the queen of heaven by Shirly Ranck and unraveling the gender knot by Barbara G. Schonborn, PhD, rosemary Matson Ba, and the late Alison Campbell, Ma.

GLBTQIA  Connection Circle

Tuesdays 6:30-8pm November 5 – December 17 Meet others to discuss current topics related to GLBTQIA related issues.

Eight Sessions -  Topics Include

1. Terms/Labels/Definitions/Symbols/Slang

2. Public Figures/History/Authors

3. Legal/Employment/Politics/Crime

4. Dating/Marriage/ Family/Commitments

5. Personal Journey/Coming Out Stories

6. Medical Issues/Mental Health/Suicide/Drugs

7. Support/Resources/Interweave/Religion

What is a Connection Circle?

This is more than a group discussion! Covenant groups are a transformational practice through which we, with others, can discover our own underlying assumptions about reality and examine our ways of being. Participants engage with others in reflection and suspend judgment long enough to hear respectfully the understandings of others, even those vastly different from their own.

Due to the nature of the group, participants are asked to attend all or most of the gatherings. This encourages relationship building, trust, and development of community.

The Connection Circle is based on caring, listening and respect. Group rules allow everyone to talk and ask everyone to listen. The goal is for a balance between total confidentiality and relationship building. Participants should learn something new and gain wider perspectives.

Register Soon!

The group will be limited to 12, so register as soon as you can. A waiting list will be kept with the possibility of additional group formations.

To register or for questions contact:

Christine  Phone: 563.359.0816 or Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The curriculum explores female religious history in the western tradition, including Jewish, Christian and earth centered traditions.  The gender knot materials include gender, religion, feminism, economics, invisibility and denial and how to challenge the patriarchal system.

The group is open only to women, in order to better explore the multiple meanings and roles of the female divine in women's lives.

CONTACT LANA LONG [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ] OR LUCIA DRYANSKI [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ] FOR MORE INFORMATION.

If childcare is needed, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance at 563-359-0816.

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