Sunday Service

10:00 AM Central
Summer at the UU Movies - Saving What We Love: Star Wars the Last Jedi
by Revs. Kristin Grassel Schmidt and Christian Schmidt, plus worship teams from UU Church of Silver Spring (MD) and UU Church of the Brazos Valley (Bryan, TX)
Click HERE for Worship Service Zoom Information
  • Listen to past sermons HERE.
  • Watch some of our past services on our Youtube channel.
  • Students in 2nd through 6th grade will meet at 9:00 am CT for Children’s Chapel on Zoom. We can’t wait to see all of our friends! See our website (here) for more information about all Religious Education classes for children and youth.

Outdoor Movie Series Cancelled

Due to building cleaning and other challenges, we have decided to cancel the outdoor movie series. The upcoming movies are available on some streaming services or can be rented online for a small fee. See you on Sunday!

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Be An Agent of Real Change

Do you want to change the world in a significant way? Become a Religious Education teacher! We have summer and fall positions open. The only qualifications needed are an inquisitive mind and a caring heart. We train you to do the rest! Contact Kim Hartman, director of religious education, for more information.

8-9th Grade Our Whole Lives This Fall 

Enrollment deadline July 31

We are excited to offer OWLs in the fall and need to get a gauge of how many students in 8th-9th grades and above are planning to attend.
This year poses a unique situation, as Covid has pushed eligible students back by a year, meaning last year’s 8th-grade students are now rising 9th graders. These students are of course eligible to take the class, but since we also offer Being a Teen (BATs) beginning with 9th graders, families may have to make a decision about which program to register their children for. Since BATs is a four-year program, I recommend that young people take the OWLs course first.
Classes will meet from 6:30-8:30 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month from mid-September-May. Our enrollment deadline is July 31 or when we reach our enrollment limit of 20 students, whichever is first. For more information about the course, visit
Please contact Kim Hartman, director of religious education, if you are interested in enrolling your child or have questions. Please note, this will not serve as enrollment itself, but it will allow us to gather information about how many students we need to prepare for.

Summer Religious Education

As UU’s we never stop learning and growing, not even in the summer! Come join us for fun, community, and exploring new ideas each week. While we await reopening, our Zoom schedule is:

•  Prek-1st grade Chalice Children: 9:00-10:00 AM CT on the first and third Sunday of each month
•  2nd-6th grade Chalice Children: 9:00-10:00 AM CT on the second and fourth Sunday of each month
•  PreK-6th grade Chalice Children: 9:00 AM CT on August 29
•  Youth RE 7th -12th grade: 11:00-12:00 PM CT every Sunday

Registrations from this past program year will continue through the summer. Please contact Kim Hartman, director of religious education, at for more information.


Rediscovering Home Event

We invite you for an evening of “Rediscovering Home” from 4:00-6:00 pm CT on Sunday, July 25. This will be a chance to visit the building, put a stone in the chalice, sit in “your” chair, or tour the building if you’ve never visited. Staff and lay leaders will be there to welcome you and share information about our coming year.
Photo by Hersh Chauhan

Summer Groups and Activities

Small Groups: Many of our small groups are continuing to meet over the summer. Check out the small groups page on our website HERE to learn more and connect. We will continue to update this page as the groups decide if and when they will start meeting in person again.
Adult Faith Development: We take a break from much of our adult classes in the summer. We are planning to re-start our in-person Wellspring program in September, and people will be able to participate virtually as well. Our other adult classes will also start this fall!
Email Marie Luna, director of congregational life, at with questions or for help with getting more connected!
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Justice Action Ministry

Music for Food Online Event

Essentials JAM is proud to partner with Music for Food and Lawrence University to present an online piano recital to raise money for Pillars, Inc. The recital will premiere on YouTube Sunday, July 11th at 6:30 pm CT. Please join us HERE for music from advanced students from the studio of Catherine Kautsky. All donations will be coordinated through Music for Food and 100% will go directly to Pillars, Inc. Read More

Justice Hub Webpage

The Justice Hub webpage has information about our JAMs, justice events, and opportunities here at our Fellowship and out in the community right there at your fingertips any time you need it.
This week: Read more about each of these on the Justice Hub webpage!
  • Music For Food event with Essentials JAM and Lawrence University – July 11, 6:30 pm CT, YouTube
  • Ice Cream Social and Justice Movie Night – July 14, 7-10:00 pm CT
  • ESTHER interfaith community organizing information
  • Water Celebration to save the Menominee River – July 16, noon – 6:00 pm CT
  • Volunteers needed to pack food boxes for Feeding America
If you want to share something on the Justice Hub webpage, please do so by completing this form by Thursday to be posted when the page is updated each weekend. Submissions may be subject to staff approval and editing.
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