Welcome to UUSRF

Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls - 

N8010 Hwy 65 

River Falls, WI 54022

If you seek a religious home in which wisdom, compassion and justice are the guiding principles, you have come to the right place! With members from throughout the St. Croix Valley, UUSRF is a welcoming, liberal, religious congregation that strives to nurture our community, to help our children learn, and to grow spiritually. We invite you to join us for a Sunday service. If you have children ages 2-13, they are welcome to visit our Spiritual Education program; during the school year, classes begin shortly after the start of service.  After service, join us for a cup of coffee, treats and conversation.  Thanks for visiting!

Sunday Services: 10:30 AM

Spiritual Education classes: (September through May) 10:45-11:40 AM

     Bas Sona from our Pastor,    

     Derek Washington    

     derekwashington@me.com     
     715-220-6122  (cell)    
     715-425-6711   (9pm-6am)    
     (I text too)
     


December 2017


RED for Services, Green for Youth & SE, Black for Meetings, 

Orange for Events, Purple for Groups.


Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck) - 

All Thursdays (12/30) - 6:30 until 8:30 pm

in the home of Robert and Michelle Smith.  

It is a sharing evening for poetry, song, mystic insights,

good thoughts and conversation.

Please call your first time at 715-531-3515 for address & introduction.

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Event: Medicinal Herbs Class at UUSRF

with Heidi Nemcek and Lisa Mosbey

9:00 - 11:00 am each first Saturday (12/2) $20

Contact Heidi to reserve a spot! heidinem@yahoo.com

See you there!!

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Meeting:  Program Committee meets at 9:30 am before the service on 12/3.

Meeting: Social Action Committee meets at 9:30 am 12/3.

Service:  Pastor Derek Washington Speaks (12/3) at 10:30 am with Pizza with the Pastor for newcomers and visitors after the service.  (Pizza with the Pastor was cancelled for this session.)  

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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation class starts at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!  

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (12/5) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group:  Live Poets Society meets at UUSRF at 3:00 pm (12/6)

First and Third Wednesdays.

Newcomers always Welcome!

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Group:  UUSRF Men's Group at 6:30 pm (12/6)

Cancelled this month.

first Wednesdays of the month.

All Newcomers are Welcome!

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Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck)

All Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm

in the home of Robert and Michelle Smith.  

On first and third (12/7) Thursdays

focus will be on "The Chalice & the Blade".

Please call your first time at 715-531-3515 for address & introduction.

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Be aware that the Silent Auction segment of our

Annual Goods & Services Auction ends at 10:30 this morning.

Get your bids in before the service.

Don't forget to bid on the dinners, for a great way to gt to know other members and friends!

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Group: Mindfulness & Qigong  

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray  (12/10).

Services: International Human Rights Day with Martha TerMaat (12/10) at 10:30 am.

This Sunday is International Human Rights Day and it's time for the annual worldwide marathon of letter-writing on behalf of those persecuted for defending human rights. We will be participating in Amnesty International's "Write 4 Rights" with a little inspirational help from poet/musician Thomas R. Smith and veteran Amnesty activist, Martha TerMaat. Be at UUSRF at 10:30 AM to learn more and get ready to send greetings to those in need around the world!

Martha says she is bringing refreshments but encourages pot luck nibbles at the work tables!

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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation class starts at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with  Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!

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S.E. The Young Rivendell Youth Group,

(middle school and high school age youth)

meet on second (12/10) and fourth Sundays,

4:00 to 6:00 pm at UUSRF in the community building.

Leaders are Robert and Michelle Smith.

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (12/12) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group: Ladies Who Lunch at West Wind Restaurant in RF.

All 2nd Thursdays from 11:00 to 1:00 pm (12/14)

for lunch and conversation with a mixed group.  

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Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck) - 

All Thursdays (12/14) - 6:30 until 8:30 pm

in the home of Robert and Michelle Smith.  

It is a sharing evening for poetry, song, mystic insights,

good thoughts and conversation.

Please call your first time at 715-531-3515 for address & introduction.

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Service: Pastor Derek Washington speaks of Solstice, Musical Reflections of Awakening, Unity and Light. (12/17) at 10:30 am.  "Derek will lead us with original musical meditation and reflections to consider the Invitation of Light - to allow the Light tot be born in us again.

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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation class starts at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!  

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (12/19) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group: Live Poets Society meets at UUSRF at 3:00 pm (12/20)

First & 3rd Wednesdays - Newcomers always Welcome!

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Meeting: Communications Committee meets at 5:30 pm (12/20) &

Meeting:  UUSRF Board Meeting starts at 6:30 pm at Derek and Dorothy's home.

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Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck)

All Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30 pm

in the home of Robert and Michelle Smith.  

On first and third (12/21) Thursdays

focus will be on "The Chalice & the Blade".

Please call your first time at 715-531-3515 for address & introduction.

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Group: Mindfulness & Qigong  

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray  (12/24).

Service: Pastor Derek Washington Speaks at Our Christmas Eve Morning Service (12/24) at 10:30, am with a children's time with Pastor Derek.  We will be celebrating the Light within each of us, and each child born, as a divine emissary of light and Love.
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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation class starts at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children! 

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S.E.: The Young Rivendell Youth Group,

(middle school and high school age youth)

meet on second  and fourth (12/24) Sundays,

4:00 to 6:00 pm at UUSRF in the community building.

Leaders are Robert and Michelle Smith.

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (11/26) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck) - 

All Thursdays (11/28) - 6:30 until 8:30 pm

in the home of Robert and Michelle Smith.  

It is a sharing evening for poetry, song, mystic insights,

good thoughts and conversation.

Please call your first time at 715-531-3515 for address & introduction.

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Service: TBD (12/31) at 10:30 am