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

Our Mailing address: Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls or UUSRF 

                                   P.O. Box 63

                                   River Falls Wisconsin

(See Map  & please scroll down to the bottom of the page to get the whole scoop!)


August 2018


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

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Membership Committee is looking for someone with computer and a printer to do the task of making name tags periodically.

Please contact Barb @ 715-262-3449 if interested.  

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 With apologies from Vicki Aarsheim:  I missed an email promoting a training class.  Do you wish you knew how to handle yourself to be useful in a situation of mental health crisis? 

Mental Health First Aid

The offered class is past but this link gives you  another option in August: 

 https://www.unitedwaystcroix.org/mental-health-first-aid

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

Orange for Events, Purple for Groups.



(8/1 - Wednesday)(moved to 8/15)

Meeting: Social Outreach Action Response (SOAR) Committee meets

every first Wednesday at 2:00 pm 

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(8/1 - Wednesday)

Group: Live Poets Society at 3:00 pm

first & third Wednesdays of the month.

All Poets at heart are Welcome!

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(8/1 - Wednesday)

Group:  UUSRF Men's Group at 6:30 pm

first Wednesdays of the month.

The plan this time is for a Fire Pit Soup with garden produce and pot luck items.

All Newcomers are Welcome!

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(8/2 - Thursday)

Group:  Garden Work Thursday (any time between 7:00 & 11:00 am) or any day really. 

for any to join Heidi, Shirley Jane, Jens and sometimes Vicki

to do our work or yours in the cool of the day.  

Other days remain unspoken for but people are coming to save the plantings.

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(8/2 - 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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(8/5 - Sunday)

Group: Meditation Group meets in Gathering Room or outside if weather permits

on every first, third and fifth Sunday at 9:00 am.  

Contact Shirley Jane with questions.

(8/5 - Sunday)

Meeting: Program Committee meets at 9:30  am 

in the Gathering Room.  Come one and all.  We have a big job to do.

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(8/5 - Sunday)

Service:  Don Leake speaks on "Dealing With Uncertainty"  Life is filled with uncertainty. How will we earn a living? Will we find a soulmate? When will we die?  This presentation/forum will explore some strategies that might help us cope with living in an unpredictable world? Perhaps a few examples of how mathematicians have dealt with uncertainty will help guide us.

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(8/5 - Sunday)

Meeting: Membership Committee meets at 11:45 after the service

on first Sundays in the Gathering Room.

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(8/5 - Sunday)

Hudson Event: The Longer Table - Sponsored by the Hudson Inclusion Alliance.

11:00 to 2:00 PM at Lakefront Part

Pot Luck (bring a dish)Free! but register in advance as 

www.eventbrite.com/thelongertable

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(8/7 - Tuesday)

Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck All Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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(8/8 - Wednesday)  

Group: Plant Intelligence Book Discussion Group - Heidi Nemcek facilitator -

meets at 7:00 pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at UUSRF.

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(8/9 - Thursday)

Group:  Garden Work Thursday (any time between 7:00 & 11:00 am) any day. 

for any to join Heidi, Shirley Jane, Jens and sometimes Vicki

to do our work or yours in the cool of the day.  

Other days remain unspoken for but people are coming to save the plantings.

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(8/9 - Thursday)

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

All 2nd Thursdays from 11:00 to 1:00 pm

for lunch and conversation with a mixed group.

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(8/9 - 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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(8/9 - Thursday)

Outside Event: "Carbon Neutral Roadmap for River Falls" 6:30 - 8:30 pm

at United Methodist Church in RF, a Hope for Creation Gathering.

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(8/12 - Sunday)

Group: Mindfulness & Qigong

"It's Your Turn"

Please bring a poem, or a paragraph from a favorite book,

a writing or your own or a question you want to pose.

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray

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(8/12 - Sunday)

     

Service:  John Kalmon is a L.E.E.D. certified architect based in Hudson, WI.   John’s work has always embraced a sense of community and a strong environmental awareness, and in the past few years, he has focused on the concept of intentional living and collaborative communities.  He is an affiliate with the offices of Cohousing Solutions, a national organization that has three decades of experience consulting, designing, and developing dozens of cohousing communities across the U.S. I

At our August 12 morning service, John will present an overview of what Cohousing actually is (and is not) and will be available for questions after the service.  Come and learn about this environment-friendly approach to creating a community!

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(8/12 Sunday)

Meeting: Membership Committee meets again this month after the Sunday service.

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(8/13 Monday)

Meeting: Caring Circle meets at 1-2:30 on the Monday before each board meeting.

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(8/14 - Tuesday)

Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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(8/1 - Wednesday)(Moved to Aug. 15 at 1:00 PM)

Meeting: Social Outreach Action Response (SOAR) Committee meets

every first Wednesday at 2:00 pm 

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(8/15 - Wednesday)

Group: Live Poets Society at 3:00 pm

first & third Wednesdays of the month.

All Poets at heart are Welcome!

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(8/15 - Wednesday)

Meeting:  UUSRF Board meets third Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.

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(8/15 - Wednesday)

Meeting: Communications Committee meets third Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

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(8/16 - Thursday)

Group:  Garden Work Thursday (any time between 7:00 & 11:00 am) any day. 

for any to join Heidi, Shirley Jane, Jens and sometimes Vicki

to do our work or yours in the cool of the day.  

Other days remain unspoken for but people are coming to save the plantings.

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(8/16 - 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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(8/19 - Sunday)

Group: Meditation Group meets in Gathering Room or outside if weather permits

on every first, third and fifth Sunday at 9:00 am.  

Contact Shirley Jane with questions.

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(8/19 - Sunday)

Calling all Singers and Poetry fans! 

Please come at 9:30 AM before the Blessing of the Animals Service. 

We need a handful of volunteers to read some fun animal poems

and to rehearse a few goofy animal songs. Lend us a paw!

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(8/19 - Sunday)

      

Service: Martha Termaat & she will have help, won't she? 

Maybe from the pets we bring.  We will honor 

our beloved pets in our annual "Blessing of the Animals". 

Bring them in on leash, if you can, or in carriers.  

Bring in photos or just tell us about them.  

If they have passed, tell us a story or cry with us.  

Someone is likely to bring in doggie treats and cat treats, just in case.  

The whole format is likely to be a little more casual.

 I share a photo of our dog Laila, when she was younger.  

The caption should read:  "Can I help you with the watering?"

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Meeting:   Program Committee Meeting called for after this service.

We have more work to do.  

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(8/21 - Tuesday)

Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm.

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(8/22 - Wednesday)  

Group: Plant Intelligence Book Discussion Group - Heidi Nemcek facilitator -

meets at 7:00 pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at UUSRF.

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(8/23 - Thursday)

Group:  Garden Work Thursday (any time between 7:00 & 11:00 am) any day. 

for any to join Heidi, Shirley Jane, Jens and sometimes Vicki

to do our work or yours in the cool of the day.  

Other days remain unspoken for but people are coming to save the plantings

and manage our harvest.

(8/23 - 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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(8/26 - Sunday)

Group: Mindfulness & Qigong

"Who has inspired you in your life & why?"

2nd & 4th Sunday at 9:00 am

in the Gathering Room with Colleen Gray

for Readings, Discussion, Tea & Practice.

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(8/26 - Sunday)

      

Service: Reverend Ron Golberg,  speaks on stewardship from a Christian perspective. 

Stewardship of the Promised Land.  Watch here for more details.

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Event:  FULL MOON CAMPFIRE! - Shirley Jane Hobbs is offering two campfires a month, 

coinciding with the Full and New Moons, with campfire, 7:30 to about 10:00 pm. 

A campfire requires a call to the county sheriff, so,

Check with Shirley Jane for confirmation that the campfire is going forward.

(8/28 - Tuesday)

Group:  Karuna Buddhist Sangha Dharma Seminar & Potluck

 All Tuesdays 5:30 - 8:00 pm

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(8/30 - Thursday)

Group:  Garden Work Thursday (any time between 7:00 & 11:00 am) any day. 

for any to join Heidi, Shirley Jane, Jens and sometimes Vicki

to do our work or yours in the cool of the day.  

Other days remain unspoken for but people are coming to save the plantings

and manage our harvest.

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(9/2 Sunday)

NO Service today - Come to the Labor Day Picnic tomorrow!

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(9/3 - Monday)

Event:  Labor Day Picnic here at UUSRF.  Bring a favorite dish to pass, perhaps a lawn chair for if we are many,

a yard game to play with others.  We will be grilling and harvesting eats from the garden.  

When we get the final announcement, we'll tell you what will be provided.

Hope to see you!