United Action for Youth (UAY) is Our February Community Partner

United Action for Youth (UAY) is a Johnson County community organization whose mission is to nurture the potential of all youth to create, grow, and lead. Services include family mediation and therapy; a Youth Center with recording studio, art studio, art gallery, performance space, counseling, and the Rotary Center for Youth Volunteers; a family support program for pregnant and parenting teens; and a Transitional Living Program for homeless youth 16-22.

Donate online at http://bit.ly/UUSPartner, text “GivetoUUSIC Partner” to 73256, or mail a check with “UAY” on the memo line to our office (2355 Oakdale Road, Coralville, IA 52241).

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South District Neighborhood Association is our January Community Partner

The South District Neighborhood Association of Iowa City sponsors the Diversity Market, among other community events. The market, held in the Pepperwood Plaza during the summer months, empowers minority entrepreneurs, including women, youth and those in the Black, Indigenous, Latino, Asian, LGBTQ+, refugee, immigrant and returning citizen communities.

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2023 Stewardship Campaign

The 2023 Stewardship Campaign to support our operating budget kicks off on Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Our pledge goal is $440,000, which will ensure that we have the financial resources needed to support our programs that reflect our mission and vision.

Click the title for more information on the campaign and how you can support the programming, ministry, and outreach of UUS!

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Welcome Nic Kaplan, UUS’s New Director of Lifespan Religious Education

We are delighted to announce that UUS has hired Nic Kaplan to be our new Director of Lifespan Religious Education! They come to us from Muncie, Indiana where they are the Coordinator of Youth Programming at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie. Nic will be joining us on Sunday, June 12th, and we’ll have a welcome event for them after the service. Click to learn more about Nic.

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Offer Your Heart, Mind, and Spirit for our Summer Lay-Led Services

Every summer members of the congregation help the Worship Associates plan and deliver a series of lay-led services. The 2022 Summer service theme is Compassion. Would you be interested in offering a sermon sharing any experiences or understanding of compassion in your own life and learning? Submit a proposal form by the end of April! Click for more information.

Community Purchase for Climate Action

The quickest, easiest, and cheapest way to start playing a part in slowing climate change is making sure the light and water in your home is as energy efficient as possible. UUS and the Green Sanctuary Team are partnering with the Johnson Clean Energy District (JCED) to purchase LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads for members and friends of the congregation. Click for more information on how to make an order.