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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

Zoom link:
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

March 31 - Rev. David Pyle
Life, Death, and Easter
We welcome Rev. David Pyle to Underwood.
Rev. Pyle will be giving Sunday Service message and sharing a Story for All Ages.
Join us for Easter Sunday!
There are many meanings attached to Easter, in Christian and other faith traditions. A few of these meanings led to the development of Universalism. We will explore a few of the meanings of Easter, and what they mean for cultural understandings of life and death in societies shaped by them.

Rev. Pyle holds a Masters of Divinity from the Meadville Lombard Theological School and a Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science from East Tennessee State University. He completed his Clinical Pastoral Education Residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. He has served as a minister for congregations in California, Michigan, and Illinois, and as an Administrator for a congregation in Texas. He also serves as the Deputy Command Chaplain for the Army Reserve Sustainment Command. He lives in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

April 7 - Ellen Eastby
Spirituality: How does it Feel to You?
There are as many different ways to experience spirituality as there are people who experience it. Ellen will discuss a few different ways one could view spirituality, including her own experience as an atheist.

Ellen has been a member of UCU for 17 years. She has worn many hats during this time, including three years as president. She has been speaking at UCU and other UU churches in Minnesota for about 12 years. In 2016 UCU gifted Ellen a trip to Chicago, to attend Meadville Lombard Theological School, one of two UU seminaries, to learn how to write and present sermons.

April 14 - Anders Persson
AI: blessing or curse
We shall explore briefly where we are today , current achievements as well as concerns and where we might be heading.

Jon-Anders Persson is a retired Senior Software and Systems Engineer with over 35 years of experience. Born and raised in Sweden, he holds a degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Mälardalens Universitet (1982). His first job out of college was at ABB in Sweden, where he worked on Forsmark III's nuclear reactor control systems. Throughout his career, Jon-Anders worked on various projects for companies in various locations in Europe and the US. Companies such as ABB, General Electric, Hoffman La Roche, 3M, and three startups in Silicon Valley, contributing to innovations in nuclear fuel rod calibration, ultrasound R&D, GPS vehicle positioning systems, data encryption, and security software. He now enjoys life as a retired US resident alien , exploring new frontiers, playing his violin and training his dogs.

April 21 - Annual Meeting of the Congregation and Celebratory Potluck meal.
Join us as we decide together on the budget and plans for next year. And celebrate some of the successes of the past year. Children's RE will be happening during the Annual Meeting. Celebratory meal to follow the Annual meeting.

April 28 - Richard Kagan
The 8th seal: Heritage Foundation's Plan For AmericaTraditional Beliefs of Christianity with appropriate regulations. Mankind is sinful and can only be saved by Christian Nationalism. It is essential to understand this is not about a political party but a broad threat to our Democratic Republic. They will be coming for you.

Bio: Richard has been a member of our church for over 15 years. He has given several talks to the congregation which have included an introduction to Passover and the history of Religion in America.

Richard is Professor Emeritus of Hamline University. He taught Asian History, Human Rights Law and Dilemmas of American Foreign Policy. He has lived in Israel and studied at College of Judaism and is a member of the Mt. Zion Temple in St. Paul.

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!

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We Are Unitarian Universalists

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

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