UUSRF Interest Groups:

Permaculture  Interest Group - "PIG"

We are establishing a new "Interest Group" due to the inherent harmony between the Principles of Permaculture and those of Unitarian Universalism from UUSRF's very beginning and a warming spark of renewed interest.   

You are invited to join the group if you have interest in any of our core concerns - Permaculture, Gardening, Food, Sharing, Care of People, Care of the Earth or simply energy and skills to share.  We are calling ourselves "PIG" (Permaculture Interest Group) and will be meeting as needed, by verbal notice or here on the website and also by email.  I would  like to introduce you to our Mascot and Chief - "Red, the PIG Pig".  Where ever you find her on the website, her small photos will be clickable links to something you will want to know.  Here's Red....

I'm sorry, you guys.  You have to try harder.  Our PIG Group needs you.  Click on Red, the PIG!

Book Club


Hello all - Our season will end with this novel about family life with intermingled relationships under one roof.  It's easy reading, with memorable characters and situations. Available in libraries and used book stores, (one copy will soon be available to anyone as I'm moving through it at a good pace)!  Discussion after the service on June 4 If you get there, bring ideas for books in the fall.

- Rev. Nancy Holden 

Mindfulness & Qigong

We meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 9:00 am in the Gathering room at UUSRF.  By combining study, practice and service with shared leadership we seek to awaken and realize our true nature.    Tea served at 10 am.  All are welcome.  Check the UUSRF Calendar for details of upcoming meetings. Colleen Gray is leader of the group. Contact Colleen at (715) 821-0688 or learningtobecgray@gmail.com. Newcomers welcome.  

Contact: Colleen Gray 

Live Poet's Society

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, 

the Live Poets' Society meets from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (winter schedule).  We gather in the minister's office or kitchen to read and recite the poems that we love.  We find through poetry a way to reconnect heart & mind, imagination & senses. We also share tea and healthy treats.  "Poetry is food for the soul!"  All who love poetry are welcome.  Contact: Anna Brown at (651) 388-8029 or anna43brown@yahoo.com for this month.  

Live  Poets' Pages 

UUSRF Men's Group

Men from our community gather on the 1st Wednesday of some months all year at 6:00 pm to reflect together on a selected question or topic, tell stories, share news of our life's journey, and swap jokes. Between May and September, we usually host a work party to improve our grounds and building. Come prepared to listen, speak, have fun and discover deeper connections to your heart and other men. Open to all men of good will. Contact Brad Moore at 715-425-6393 or  at bradmoore1971@gmail.com  


UUSRF Women's Lunch

Women members and friends meet the second Thursday of each month all year, between 10:30 and 1:00 at West Wind Supper Club, 709 North Main Street, River Falls, to talk.  Conversation is active, we eat well, we invite newcomers and new ideas.  We are open to projects and many of our group bring their knitting to the meetings.  Knitting is definitely not required but members have done some knitting for charity and there are resources should you want to learn. (Recent changes in program and Vicki is sending out an Invitation/Reminder email each month.  Let her know if you want to be added to that list or removed.)  If you have questions you can contact Vicki Aarsheim at 715-273-0223 or pewterpair@gmail.com and ask to be added to the monthly email reminder list. Vicki has begun to send out monthly reminders/invitations to our group with new name Ladies Who Lunch and adding some notes from those meetings when able. Get your name on the list.  

Local Support groups -  Area Support groups - Local Support Groups

Tuesday Evening Support Group for women who have experienced sexual assault or sexual abuse

Look here for more information and contact information for questions you might have.  

Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays are committed to providing education, support and advocacy for LGBTQ persons.   We want to be a resource to the community so if you need educational material, support or advocacy please contact us  through our phone numbers found on the national website or by texting 715-220-1942 or our Facebook page. Find national PFLAG web site, here...  PFLAG has over 350 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of American families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas in all 50 states.  

We have acquired the largest, most comprehensive and frequently updated lists of local Alateen, Alanon, ACA, NA and AA meetings.  Look here to find a meeting. 

Al-Anon, ACOA, ALATEEN & Open, Overeaters and Regular Speaker Open Meetings ,  AA Meetings,   SCF Area Meetings   &   NA Meeting List.  Call Wanda B.  at 651-260-5890 for help with these lists.