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)
     


Notices!

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Summer to Fall 

 

The Website Maintenance Crew is saying farewell to Summer.

We would like feedback on how you want what's happening presented to you.  

I will take your suggestions into consideration and do what I am able.  

For now, you will see gradual change.  Let me know what you like!


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

Orange for Events, Purple for Groups.


Service: Pastor Derek Speaks on non-violence and peaceful protest

& leads a forum discussion on the issue of guns in church

on (10/15) at 10:30 - 11:30 am

Come to listen and to share your thoughts during discussion.

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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation classes start at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with new Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!  Welcome Traci!

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Meeting: Membership Committee Meeting after service (10/15) at noon.

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck.

All Tuesdays (10/17) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Meeting: Caring Circle meets Wednesday (10/18) at 1:00 pm.

Rescheduled from usual time.

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Meeting: Live Poets meets 1st and 3rd (10/18) Wednesdays at 3:00 pm

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Communications Committee meets Wednesday (10/18) - 5:30 pm 

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&  Monthly Board Meeting is (10/18) at 6:30 pm.

Non-board members are always 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.  

It is a sharing evening for poetry, song,

mystic insights, good thoughts and conversation.  

On first and third (10/19) Thursdays

focus will be on Dr. Riane Eisler's book,

"The Chalice & the Blade".

The book is an introduction to the Divine Feminine

and re-examination of the meaning of Yeshua.

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

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Group: Mindfulness & Qigong - at 9:00 am in the Gathering Room

with Colleen Gray as leader, before the service (10/22).

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Service: Pastor Derek Speaks (10/22) at 10:30 am.
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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation classes start at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with new Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!  Welcome Traci!

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S.E. The Young Rivendell Youth Group,

(middle school and high school age youth)

meet on second (10/8) 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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 Outside Event:  Free Music Concert  

at Martell Town Hall (10/22) at 2:00 pm -

Snacks and Beverages available

Poster.

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (10/24) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Group: "Soup Night" (& vegetarian potluck) - All Thursdays (10/26) - 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: House for Open Mic Night at UUSRF - Recurring on the last Friday of the month (10/27)

 snacks.  Performances start at 7:00 pm. 

Sign up for your slot on arrival and share the evening with other musicians, poets, writers....

Close look at Poster - HERE!

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((10/28)) Event: Family Directed Home Funerals & Green Burials Seminar 

Saturday (10/28) to be held at UUSRF 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

-  Flyer on bulletin board in the church lobby. See more details on FB Event Page: 

FB Invite

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Service: "The Seven UU Principles: a response in jazz and poetry." (10/29) 10:30 am.

Pianist Larry McDonough and Saxophonist

and poet Richard Terrill will draw from familiar texts

and original works to shed light on the basis for UU Spirituality. 

(Drumming, as on all Last Sundays of the month, will follow the service.)

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S.E.: Children's Spiritual Formation classes start at 10:45 am 

in the Gathering Room with new Teacher Traci Langan.

Welcome Children!  Welcome Traci!

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Event: Samhain (pronounced sowain) & actually on 10/31: the feast of the dead;

remembrance of ancestors and people, now dead, who were important to us.

It marks the end of the Celtic year and the start of the spiritual new year. 

Our "Sowain" celebration will happen along with the drumming after service on (10/29).  

Bring items to remember loved ones passed to put on the alter

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Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays (10/31) 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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Event:  The Power of Community: Film on Hunger in America & Community Meal - Thursday, (11/2)

5:30 Free Community Meal (sign up by Oct. 27)  6:30 Film: A Place At the Table

The film examines the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity.  

Facilitated community discussion to follow film.

Sponsored by Whole Earth Market Co-op and River Falls United Methodist Church.

Location: RF United Methodist Church, 127 S. 2nd St.

All are invited.     Please RSVP for the dinner at www.WEmarket.coop