Welcome to UUSRF

Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls

N8010 US Highway 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 Service:  10:30 AM

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

Our Mailing address:  

Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls

P. O. Box 63

River Falls WI 54022  (Map - scroll down please)

Pastoral Care  -  Pastor Bonnie Jones Witthuhn - email: bonniejoneswitthuhn@gmail.com

Phone: (715) 307-1182 (Texts or Voice calls welcome - voice messaging available) 


January 2019


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Notices:  Please read here each time you seek out the website!

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From Brad, Contribution Statements!

Happy New Year to our Members and Friends!

The 2018 Contribution Statements have been pulled and are ready to pass out.

These are for your 2018 Federal and State tax returns.

Brad will bring them to the Society this Sunday and

will pass them out before and after the service. 

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From Brad, Foot Print Building Maps

Foot print maps of the two buildings for use with meeting and event scheduling are now available:

Click here for maps

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From Ladies Who Lunch:

The Underwear Drawer will be set up in the lobby

until further notice as the drop spot for new packaged underwear

donations of any size and type..

This is a drive to benefit Our Neighbor's Place and is 

sponsored by Ladies Who Lunch.

Undies Sundays!!

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Save the Date!

January 27 will be an evening of Poetry and Music

by Thomas R. Smith and Fendrick & Peck!!

Details on poster below!

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

Orange for Events, Purple for Groups.


(1/5 - Saturday)

Event: New Moon Campfire - held early to accommodate the 

Community Theater Play on 12/7.

5:00 pm until moon sets.  Shirley Jane and Heidi say there

will be celebration with or without the campfire.

Everyone is welcome.  Shirley Jane (605) 517-2656

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(1/6 - Sunday)

Group:  Mindfulness will continue every Sunday 9:15 to 10:15 

with movement, meditation and contemplative conversation.

We will meet in the SE building. Hazel (Hazelkoski@gmail.com) and/or

Shirley Jane (605-517-2656 - text or phone) will host each week.  

Regulars and drop-ins are always welcome.

(1/6 - Sunday)

Meeting: Program Committee meets at 9:30 am where we find space.  

Come one and all.  We have a big job to do.

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(1/6 - Sunday) 

Service: Gabriel Johnson - Was Jesus a Refugee?  

Pro-refugee organizations use Jesus' refugee status

as described in Matthew 2 as a rallying cry for compassion.

The history, however, paints a more complicated picture.

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SE Class is at 10:40. Children will be sung out from within the service.

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(1/6 - Sunday)

Meeting: Membership Committee meets after the service each first Sunday of the month.

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(1/9 - Wednesday)

Group: New Book Club!

Shirley Jane Hobbs and Sue Beckham have started 

a new Book Club to be held at 2:00 pm on all second Wednesdays.

The chosen book will be discussed for two months.  Come join the discussion.

The First Book is: "The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane" by Lisa See.

Shirley Jane at (605) 517-2656 text or call for information.

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(1/10 - Thursday)

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

All second Thursdays from about 11:00 to 1:00 pm

for lunch and conversation and a mixed group.

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(1/10 - Thursday)

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

All Thursdays - 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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(1/13 - Sunday)

Group:  Mindfulness will continue every Sunday 9:15 to 10:15 

with movement, meditation and contemplative conversation.

We will meet in the SE building. Hazel (Hazelkoski@gmail.com) and/or

Shirley Jane (605-517-2656 - text or phone) will host each week.  

Regulars and drop-ins are always welcome.

(1/13 - Sunday)

Service: Shirley Jane Hobbs is a long time consciousness raising groupy,

an artist, activist, lover of all, gardener and grandmother.

Her roles as Transformative Learning Counselor and Life Coach may have led her to share 

"Addressing 8 Life Structures: a non-denominational non-dogmatic spiritual practice" 

that she will be offering Wednesday evenings at UUSRF and introducing today. 

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SE Class is at 10:40. Children will be sung out from within the service.

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(1/15 - Tuesday)

Event: Herb Class - Heidi Nemcek and Hazel Koski will be sharing their knowledge

as herbalists at a class on natural medicine to be held on third Tuesdays 

from 5:30 to 7:00 pm starting today.

Today's Topic: Bitters.

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(1/16 - Wednesday)

Meeting: SOAR (Social Outreach Action Response) meets 

the third Wednesday, postponed from its usual

First Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.

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(1/16 - Wednesday)

Group: Live Poet Society meets every first and third Wednesday.

Newcomers are always welcome.

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(1/16 - Wednesday)

Meeting: UUSRF Board meets the third Wednesday of each Month

beginning at 6:30 pm.  Meetings are open to members and friends.

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(1/17 - Thursday)

Meeting: Communications Committee meets monthly starting at 6:30 pm.

Watch for new date and time for next month. 

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(1/17 - Thursday)

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

All Thursdays - 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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(1/20 - Sunday)

Group:  Mindfulness will continue every Sunday 9:15 to 10:15 

with movement, meditation and contemplative conversation.

We will meet in the SE building. Hazel (Hazelkoski@gmail.com) and/or

Shirley Jane (605-517-2656 - text or phone) will host each week.  

Regulars and drop-ins are always welcome.

(1/20 - Sunday)

Service: SOAR sponsored Scholtus/MLK service with Lauren Evans.

A presentation about what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr.'s life

as community organizer who envision a future dedicated to our mission:

-To nurture our community

-To help our children learn

-To grow spiritually

- As we seek wisdom and justice

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SE Class is at 10:40. Children will be sung out from within the service.

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Prepare to stay for a Fundraiser benefitting the refugee family 

we are helping to sponsor in our community.

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(1/20 - Sunday) 

Event: Full Moon Campfire5:00 pm until moon sets.

 Shirley Jane and Heidi say there

will be celebration with or without the campfire.

Everyone is welcome.  Shirley Jane (605) 517-2656

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(1/24 - 27 - Thursday thru Sunday)

The Life Visioning is planned as a once a year event in January.  

The 12 hour Life Visioning Course is for UU members and friends only.

Contact Shirley Jane if you are interested at (605-517-2656)

The 15 contact hours will be arranged to fit into your lives at available times

during the four days from the 24th thru the 27th.

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(1/24 - Thursday)

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

All Thursdays - 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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(1/27 - Sunday)

Group:  Mindfulness will continue every Sunday 9:15 to 10:15 

with movement, meditation and contemplative conversation.

We will meet in the SE building.  Hazel (Hazelkoski@gmail.com) and/or

Shirley Jane (605-517-2656 - text or phone) will host each week.  

Regulars and drop-ins are always welcome.

(1/27 - Sunday)

        

Service: Hazel Koski has agreed to speak to us on the general topic

"food as a mode of peace in the modern world" 

Watch for drop in music help from tonight's concert.

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SE Class is at 10:40. Children will be sung out from within the service.

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(1/27 - Sunday)

6 pm

Event (Concert) at UUSRF:  Thomas R. Smith with Fendrick & Peck for a shared evening of 

Poetry and musical artistry.  Details and larger posters here.

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(1/31 - Thursday)

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

All Thursdays - 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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