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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

May 12 - Rev. Elaine Gallagher Gehrmann, UU Church of the Monterey Peninsula (A video recording)
What's Love Got to Do With It?
One of our central Unitarian Universalist values is love. The recent report by the UUA’s Article II Study Commission reaffirms this, putting love literally in the center of our shared values, and saying, “We are accountable to one another for doing the work of living our shared values through the spiritual discipline of Love.” This morning we will explore the spiritual discipline of love.

What is “Article II”? Article II is the second part (2 pages) of the UUA Bylaws and Rules (a 33 page document). It is also the shorthand name of a proposed update to this document, broadly identifying our core values of Justice, Interdependence, Equity, Transformation, Pluralism, and Generosity. It is the covenant to which congregations and covenanted communities aspire to as part of the UUA. Since 1985, Article II has been defined as the Seven Principles and Sources. This Sunday, we will dive deeper into the proposed Article II changes. The final decision/vote will be made at the UUA General Assembly, the 4th weekend in June.

May 19 - Anthony Miltich
Music: the human connection
Adventures in music performance: anecdotes from a "player."

Having grown up the son of musical parents, and alongside 9 musical siblings, it seemed to be organically cooked into the stew that I might play some music too. Performing in front of fellow humans since age 12, and scared to death to do it until I came of age, my passion won out over my introversion and I found an addiction I can't quit, which is what brings me here today.

May 26 - Alison F
UCU and OWL- so many good things!
Gain some insight into the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum for grades 4-6, and how this model may connect to UCU's commitment to youth and families.

Alison F. is a member of UCU, and a trained OWL facilitator. She enjoys cooking, singing in the car, coffee, and most adventures. Alison lives in Otter Tail County with Jim, Figgy, and Ramona, one of whom is a wonderful husband, and the other two, wonderful cats.

June 2 - Katy Olson

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