UUS will join over 50 co-sponsoring organizations to rally the media to cover the climate crisis in a parade on Saturday, Feb. 1, in Des Moines. Click to learn more about travelling to the parade via bus or carpool.
At 11:15 following the service, the congregation will meet to approve the 2020 Budget, vote on updates to the Bylaws, approve a new Mission and Vision Statement, and hear an update from the Ministerial Search Committee. Click to read the Congregational Packet.
On Monday, December 2nd, the Ministerial Search Committee posted a PDF of our Self-Study (summary report of survey, cottage meetings, and focus groups).
Three UUS members spent a week providing assistance to asylum seekers on the Mexican side of the southern border. Their photo diary offers a glimpse into their journey and some of the people they met.
The ministerial search committee is organizing small group discussions (cottage meetings) where groups of 10-12 people will gather and discuss two focused questions to help further the search process. Sign up online or after Sunday services for one of several available sessions.
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 provided. Registration is required.
The next phase of the ministerial search process will begin with small group discussions (cottage meetings) for groups of 10 to 12 people. Sessions will be at UUS before the services on October 13 and 20, and after the services on October 27 and November 3. Sign up online or after services.
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.
Members and friends are invited to participate in the ministerial search process by completing an important congregational survey. Online and paper versions are available. Deadline is Sept. 15.
JCNC offers long-term commitment to families in the several neighborhoods they serve. They offer a consistent and stable presence and provide a balanced mixture of programs (e.g., preschool and after-school) and activities that build community and teach new skills.