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)
     


January 2018


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

Orange for Events, Purple for Groups.


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

All Thursdays (12/28) - 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:  Sing-A-Long with MarthaTerMaat,

Presentation by Lynn Huiskamp: "Making Resolutions that Stick",

contributions by attendees in Forum with Vicki Aarsheim facilitating: 

and more music with Martha to finish the service. (12/31) at 10:30 am.

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

in the Gathering Room with Teacher Traci Langan when she returns from break.

Welcome Children!  

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (1/2) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group:  Live Poets Society meets at UUSRF at 3:00 pm (1/3)

First and Third Wednesdays.

Newcomers always Welcome!

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Group:  UUSRF Men's Group at 6:30 pm (1/3)

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 (1/4) 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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Event: Medicinal Herbs Class at UUSRF

with Heidi Nemcek and Lisa Mosbey

9:00 - 11:00 am each first Saturday (1/6) $20

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

See you there!!  

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Meetings:  Membership Committee at 9:15 & Program Committee at 9:30.

Service: Pastor Derek Washington speaks (1/7) at 10:30 am.

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

in the Gathering Room with  Teacher Traci Langan when she returns from break.

Welcome Children!

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Event: Thomas R. Smith & Friends in Concert!!

Tim Frantzich and the folk duo Fendrick and Peck - 

All of them previous performers at UU!

Here at UUSRF at 7:30 pm on (1/7).  Come join us for music, poetry and community.

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (1/9) 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 (1/11)

for lunch and conversation with a mixed group.  

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

All Thursdays (1/11) - 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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Group: Mindfulness & Qigong - Silence Like Winter Makes Things Visible.  

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray  (1/14).

Service: Linda Warner speaks on Non-Violent Communication (1/14) at 10:30 am.

Bio Phrase: Hi Everyone! My name is Linda Warner and I am a speech and language pathologist from Ellsworth, WI and member of UU. I am passionate about communication and so excited to speak to you about Nonviolent Communication (NVC). The tile of my talk is "Moving from Jackal to Giraffe: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication."

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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 (1/16) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group: Live Poets Society meets at UUSRF at 3:00 pm (1/17)

First & 3rd Wednesdays - Newcomers always Welcome!

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Meeting: Communications Committee meets at 5:30 pm (1/17) &

Meeting:  UUSRF Board Meeting starts at 6:30 pm (1/17).

Board meetings are open and you are welcome to attend.

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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 (1/18) 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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Event: Film "Comfort Zone" Thursday 1/18, 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the River Falls United Methodist Church, 127 S. 2nd Street.  The film is an engaging and often funny film that presents a global issue from a personal perspective, challenging us to confront our own connection to climate change.  Brief discussion will follow the film.  This event is hosted by the River Falls United Methodist Church and Whole Earth Market Co-op.

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Don't Forget Instant Choir at 9:30.

Service: Pastor Derek Washington Speaks   (1/21) at 10:30 am.
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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,

On hiatus for a time while planning next year's program.

(middle school and high school age youth)

meet on second  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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Event: Derek begins a 8 week (No, now 6 week) opportunity to study with us Brene Brown's Book

Braving The Wilderness and Soup as well!!

First session on (1/22) and continuing weekly on Mondays at UUSRF.

See you there!  Imagine the Deepening!

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (1/23) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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

All Thursdays (1/25) - 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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Group: Mindfulness & Qigong 

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray  (1/28).

Service: Scholtus Service: David Drewiske - Kinni Land Trust (1/28) at 10:30 am.

 

Speaker Bio  & more about Scholtus services

brought to you by our Social Action Committee.

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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,

On hiatus for a time while planning next year's program.

(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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Event: Second week's study of Brene Brown's Book

Braving The Wilderness and Soup as well!!

Second session on (1/29) and continuing weekly on Mondays at UUSRF.

See you there!  Imagine the Deepening!

We'll come out a Soul-Tribe!

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (1/30) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

 

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