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Virtual Sunday Morning Service and Gathering

We have exciting news! Friends and members of the Unitarian Church of Underwood will now meet virtually Sunday Morning using Zoom.

We hope to see you on Zoom!

Join White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church for their service at 10:00.

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At 11:00 a UCU Zoom room will open for gathering with a short service at 11:15. Ellen Eastby will be speaking.

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For those of you on the UCU email list you were sent all of the information for these virtual services on Friday evening.

Need Help with Zoom?

If you are a bit confused with all of this Zoom business, we have help for you. Click on the link below to learn about Zoom.

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Sunday Morning Services

Please join us on Sunday mornings for services at 10:00. There is a different speaker each week.

January 5 - Holly Diestler - Through the Lens
January 12 - Allison Osberg - Exploring Synthetic Waste as Material for Traditional Crafts
January 19 - Bob Worner - A Voice in the Wilderness
January 26 - Dave Ellison - Choices That Matter
February 2 - Anna Wasescha - The 2010 Sustainable Development Goals
February 9 - Bonnie Graham, Facilitator - Black Lives Unitarian Universalism
February 16 - Sean Coffman - Our Human Family
February 23 - Nik Nerburn - Lost Photos from the State Hospital
March 1 - Bob Worner
March 8 - Bob Worner
March 15 - Michelle Eldion
March 22 = Cancelled
March 29 - Cancelled

Sunday Morning Speakers

March 1 - Bob Worner

March 8 - Bob Worner

March 15 - Michelle Eldion - It Takes a Village; a County; All of Us

Michelle says, “Mental health and chemical dependency are two areas that affect almost all we do in our office.” These cannot be fixed by government alone within the criminal system. Treatment is expensive and involves long term commitment and support- the entire community needs to be engaged. Children and abuse also take the entire community to help- the heavy caseloads for children in need of protection and the current issues needing to be addressed that affect our children and their mental health as well. Michelle will share her thoughts and experiences connected with these issues.

March 22 - Cancelled

Children's Religious Education Classes - Cancelled

Meets every Sunday at 10 a.m.

For the first time in its 129 years, the Unitarian Church of Underwood will have Children's Religious Education classes every Sunday beginning at 10 a.m. With our increased growth of young families, expanded space, and congregational commitment, parents and volunteers will lead the children in songs, activities, and lessons. Children's ages range from 3 on up. For children under three, we request that a parent be in attendance with the child.

Over its many years, the Unitarian Church of Underwood has grown from a sparse congregation barely meeting monthly to an energetic congregation with every Sunday Worship (10 a.m.), Adult Religious Education (May through September), and Mindfulness Sitting at 9:15 a.m. every Sunday. We are delighted to now be able to offer as well, Children's Religious Education every Sunday, year-round. Each Sunday Service, we repeat together..."No single belief includes us here, no disbelief excludes us..." All are welcome!

Sunday Morning Adult RE - Cancelled

Every Sunday at 9:15 in Suite 300 - Mindfulness/Quaker Quiet Time Sitting- Led by Stan Carignan. Will continue to meet year round.

Second Sunday of the month 8:45 to 9:45 - Ancient Religions - Led by Sandy Barnhouse. Will not be meeting in January or February. Will resume in March.

This year we will finish discussing Riane Eisler's Sacred Pleasure beginning with Chapter 13. Participants are encouraged to review chapters 11 and 12, and read chapter 13 prior to the September meeting. Our calendar will shift as follows: We will not meet December, January or February. Beginning in March, we'll wrap up the last Eisler chapters we've finished over the winter and begin a new source and direction as suggested and/or agreed upon by participants. From March 2020 through the summer, and until November 2020, we'll meet every month, comprising a nine-month cycle, which allows summer attendance. If the class is well attended, we'll hopefully adopt this new calendar and make it less difficult to attend in the early hours during the darker winter months. Meeting time: 8:45 a.m. Sandy Barnhouse

Fourth Sunday of the month 8:45 to 9:45 - Spong - Led by Bob Worner. Will not be meeting in January or February. Will resume in March.

Power Point - There is No Away - Waking Up to Consumption and Waste

Podcasts - Audio Recordings

Sunday Services are recorded most weeks. To see a list of all podcasts by the Unitarian Church of Underwood follow this link:


Music is very important to us here at the Unitarian Chruch of Underwood. Each week there are different musicians playing a variety of instruments and a variety of music. We listen to or have listened to a trombone, Hurdy Gurdey, flute, violin, harp, piano, guitar, and much more. We hear blues, pop, numbers from musicals, gospel,and a grand waltz on occasion. We are very fortunate that we have the caliber of fine muscians come to play at the church for Sunday Service. They play the "special music" which consists of the prelude, offering, and postlude.

We have two great pianists at church who take turns at playing everyweek. Susan Groff is a talented musician. She origianlly played by ear and had to learn how to read music. She makes the piano come alive. Mary Worner is our other regular pianist. She is currently studying with Rebecca Davis. Mary seems to enjoy classical music and often brings the room to absolute silence with her playing.

We occasionally have a musician or musicians come to do a musical program for the whole service. Patty Kakac, Rebecca Davis, Anthony Miltich, Joe DiMasi, and the MState Voice Ensemble are just a few of the talented musicians to perform at the church.

Rev. Stefan Jonassen

Reverend Stefan Jonasson is a Unitarian Universalist minister from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and a long-time friend of the Unitarian Church of Underwood. We are fortunate to have him speak during Sunday Service at UCU about twice a year. This is the link to the podcast of his most recent sermon:

Copyright 2010, Unitarian Church of Underwood
Underwood, MN
We come together this morning to remind one another to rest for a moment on the forming edge of our lives, to resist the headlong tumble into the next moment, until we claim for ourselves awareness and gratitude, taking the time to look into one another's faces and see there communion: the reflection of our own eyes.

This house of laughter and silence, memory and hope, is hallowed by our presence together.

Kathleen McTigue