Friday Update August 11, 2023


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Friday Update

The Game of Life
August 13, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Online and in-person 
Rev. Monica Kling-Garcia
Since ancient human history, board games have been a way of entertaining ourselves and bringing people together. From chess to “Monopoly,” these games are not only rich with strategy and memories – but also lessons for how to be in community during difficult times. Join UU hospital chaplain (and board game enthusiast) Rev. Monica Kling-Garcia as they share the wisdom and lessons found in these games, and what we can learn from them about being a covenantal community.

Rev. Monica Kling-Garcia (they/them) currently serves as the Lead Staff Chaplain and Palliative Care chaplain at UnityPoint-Meriter Hospital in Madison. As a chaplain, Rev. Monica’s theology is one which emphasizes relationships and storytelling with their patients. When not in the hospital, you can find Rev. Monica enjoying a good movie or video game with their husband Logan and energetic cat Yen.

Order of Service

We will Share the Plate with The Boone/Winnebago Regional Office for School Uniforms
Our Share the Plate this Sunday will ease this concern for a required uniform and foster many confident happy kids and grateful families. Thank you for your generosity.
Click Here to Donate

Volunteers for Sunday, August 13
The Racial and Economic Justice Team is volunteering for Greeters & Guest Table this Sunday.
Ushers: Pam Wilson & Barb Wilson
Coffee Hosts: We Need 2 Volunteers
Please note that if you volunteer for coffee host you will need to clean up afterward and run the cups through the sanitizer. Spitty and others are happy to help you become familiar with how to handle this easy job.
Sign Up Here

The UU Church Auction website – Auctria – is now open for donations! 
You may now self-post your donations through the link below. Donations will be accepted through Friday, September 1. 
Click Here to Donate
If you have any questions or need assistance in entering your donation, you can reach out to Katie Kerr at

We appreciate your support. Your generosity in the auction helps support the continued work of the church. Thank you!

Welcome Ministries Training
Saturday, August 12 9:00am – 10:30am

Our purpose as a community is to provide a welcoming environment of love, acceptance, support, care, and unity for members, guests, and friends.

Learn about serving as Greeter, Usher, Guest Table Host, Coffee Hospitality. Lindsay Trank, DRE will join us to provide an overview of welcome for families to Religious Education. 

Snacks and Coffee included.

Register using the link below or at the Guest Table on Sunday Morning. Saturday, August 12, 9am – 10:30am

Parents’ Night OUT!
Thursday, August 24th
5:30 – 8:00 pm

Treat yourself to a night out while we watch the kids!
Pizza – Snacks – Drinks – Movie
Donation of $5 Requested, NOT Required

Sign-up using this link by Monday, August 21st.

Past Sunday Services

Did you know you can watch past Sunday services anytime? We have them on our website under past worship services so you never have to miss a Sunday! Click here to find a service that you haven’t seen yet! You can also always go to our Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Board of Trustees: 
President: Spitty Tata 
Clerk: Kim Vollmer
Vice-President: Matt Menze
Treasurer: Steve Blomgren
Trustees: Clark Logemann, Sarah Greer, & Rebecca Beneditz

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