Aug. 16, 2020 sermon. The racial justice movement has accelerated with new energy in 2020, and it asks each of us to become aware of our role, our privilege, our shortcomings, our conflicts, and our challenges. UUS member Kirk Witzberger explores the contradictions we’ll face, the wisdom we’ll need to address them, and how deep “response-ability” is called for.


We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident

July 26, 2020 sermon. Iowa Senator and longtime UUS member Zach Wahls shares his thoughts on the perilous relationships among our governments, the people, and the Truth during these challenging and highly polarized times. This service will reflect on both American history and contemporary events in our community and country and offer a vision for moving forward into our brave new world.


Beyond the Cowpath

July 5, 2020 sermon. UUS member Hilary Higgens shares a perspective created from her observation of cows on her family’s farm in northwest Iowa in the 1960s. A retired nurse and educator, Hilary invites us to use levity and trust to explore our paths and see where we wish to continue and where we wish to choose a new path.

Trust, Hope & Action

How we think about “Trust and Hope” sets the stage for the possibility of acting on behalf of a livable future. In this time of uncertainty, that can hold us back or move us forward—together. Miriam Kashia is a proud 50-year UU, a retired psychotherapist, a “Climate Action Warrior” who walked across the country with the Great March for Climate Action six years ago, and has been arrested four times for non-violent-direct-action on the front lines fighting for a livable future.