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The Unitarian church of Underwood is a welcoming community of diverse people where our celebration of life and common search for meaning bind us together. - Unitarian Church of Underwood Mission Statement

We are a welcoming congregation that is a spiritual home to all people regardless of race, color, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability.

Please join us Sundays for Services, Community and Connection! 10 a.m. in church AND on Zoom.

We look forward to seeing you each week whether at the church or on-line.

Come early to chat and connect.

When joining us on Zoom: you can arrive starting at 9:45 a.m. Arriving early will give you time to check your sound and internet connection.

For those of you on the UCU email list, Friday afternoon you will receive information for these virtual services, about the week's speaker and the UCU Weekly news. If you would like to be added to our email list please send an email request to ucofu@ucofu.org.

Zoom link:

bit.ly/UCUSunday
Meeting ID: 970 8841 4602
Passcode: 424091

Call this number to hear the service on your phone: +1 312 626 6799
When you join the Service by phone, please share your name with the congregation so we know who you are. In the Zoom meeting participants can only see your phone number unless we add your name.

Newcomers Welcome!

We are glad you are here! When you attend the Unitarian Church of Underwood in-person or on Zoom, you will find a warm and welcoming community. People of all ages are welcome. Families begin the Sunday Service together, and then the children leave to attend their religious education class.

We invite you to join us for conversation during our social time following the service. Very often the conversation from the sanctuary continues during our social time. Although we also use that time to get to know one another and to simply visit.

Dress at our church is always eclectic and informal. Dress comfortably and come as you are. If you are comfortable with jeans in the winter and shorts in the summer then feel free to wear them.

Sunday Speakers

November 26
Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address
Greetings to the Natural World

The People: Today we have gathered and we see that the cycles of life continue. We have been given the duty to live in balance and harmony with each other and all living things. So now, we bring our minds together as one as we give greetings and thanks to each other as people.

Then we will hear from:
The Mother Earth,
The Waters,
The Fish,
And moreā€¦.

Multiple readers will read the different parts of the Haudensaunee Thanksgiving Address.

Betsy Wells and Lindsey Scherloum are leading the service.
Kids will be participating in the Sunday Service this week!

December 3 - Rev. Karen Van Fossan
A Fire at the Center
When the living waters that crisscrossed the Standing Rock reservation came under threat, minister of the nearby Unitarian Universalist congregation Karen Van Fossan asked herself what it means, as a descendent of colonialism, to resist her own colonial culture. When another pipeline, Line 3, came to threaten Anishinaabe ways of life, the question became even more resounding. Join us for this engaging presentation on the practice of being human, despite a colonial culture that would deny full humanity to us all.

Karen Van Fossan is an abolitionist UU minister, licensed professional counselor,
and former defendant in the Line 3 pipeline resistance. Author of a new memoir, *A Fire at the Center: Solidarity, Whiteness, and Becoming a Water Protector*, she lives in Fargo, North Dakota, on the traditional lands of Anishinaabe, Lakota/Dakota, and many Indigenous peoples.

Discussion with Rev. Karen Van Fossan follows the service

Lunch will be served following the service so folks can stay for the discussion: Vegetarian Chili with bread. Folks are invited to bring other goodies to share.

Giving to Unitarian Church of Underwood

Give to Unitarian Church of Underwood by mail:
Mail a check to: UCU, PO Box 58, Underwood, MN 56586 Thank you!

Give to Unitarian Church of Underwood electronically using Givelify.com:
How?
1. Click here giv.li/mog475 and follow the steps to give.
2. Using your phone: download the free Givelify mobile giving app from the Apple store or Google Play store.

LEARN MORE: Watch the video: How to Make Your First Donation with Givelify youtu.be/8RVHos0lvi4

Thank you for your generosity!

We Are Unitarian Universalists

This is a three minute video describing Unitarian Universalism. Please follow the link below to watch.

www.uua.org/beliefs/who-we-are/video

Unitarian Church of Underwood Affiliation

The Unitarian Church of Underwood is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and MidAmerica Region.

We bid you welcome, who come with weary spirit seeking rest. Who come with troubles that are too much for you. Who come hurt and afraid.

We bid you welcome, who come with hope in your heart. Who come with anticipation in your step, who come proud and joyous.

We bid you welcome, who are seekers of a new faith. Who come to probe and explore. Who come to learn.

We bid you welcome, who enter this hall as a homecoming. Who have found here room for your spirit. Who find in this people a family.

Whoever you are, whatever you are, wherever you are on your journey, we bid you welcome.

Richard S. Gilbert

Copyright 2010, Unitarian Church of Underwood
Underwood, MN