Announcements

  • “Metaphysical Awakening” Book Club: Tue., Mar. 26th from 6-7:00p March 1, 2024 Join us for our book club where we will meet with author, Michael Lewis, and explore his book in weekly Tuesday evening sessions (March 26th-August 27th). Register here.
  • Introduction to Compassionate Communication: Sat., Mar. 23rd from 9:30a-12:30p March 1, 2024 In this introductory workshop participants will engage in discussion, learning, and exercises that show how to have healthy and more rewarding relationships, especially with one’s self. This workshop is facilitated by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication. Please click here for more information. Click to Register. This workshop is free, though we... Read More →
  • Unity Circle: Thu., Mar. 21st @ 12:00p March 1, 2024 We will be meeting for lunch and a program. Our speaker will be Tim Coughennower from the Des Moines Police Department! His talk will be based on his assessment of our church security and safety procedures. Please bring a dish to share, and your own table service and a cup for your beverage. Looking forward to... Read More →
  • Des Moines City Council Candidates Forum: Sun., Mar. 17th @ 11:15a March 1, 2024 Three of the six announced candidates have confirmed! We are working on the others. Thanks to Mike Andreski for agreeing to emcee this forum. We are looking for questions you may have for the candidates. Click here to access the survey. Please note, the survey will close March 11th. Please mark your calendar, plan to attend and... Read More →
  • Humanist Watch Party: Sat., Mar. 15th @ 2:00p March 1, 2024 Our watch party series will continue at the Stine Barn in West Des Moines. Send a note to info@humanistsocietyofiowa.org for more information.
  • Humanist Book Group: Sun., Mar. 3rd @ 12:00p March 1, 2024 The Humanist book group meets on the first and third Sunday of each month in the Stonewall conference room. You can join in person or via Zoom.  We will be discussing chapters 34 and 35 of The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll.
  • Coffee with the Board: Sun., Mar. 3rd from 8:30-9:30a February 29, 2024 Join us for our monthly coffee with the board in the Stonewall Conference Room.
  • Forum Congregational Discussion: Covenanting with the Wider UU World – Proposed Revision of Article II: Sun., Mar. 10 @ 11:15a February 29, 2024 Delegates to UUA General Assembly 2024 will be voting on the proposed revision of Article II for the UUA Bylaws. The Adult Programming Team is providing a time for congregants to share their reflections regarding Rev. Garmon’s sermon; to ask questions, and discuss how the proposed revision of Article II could impact our congregation. Members of the... Read More →
  • Afghan Family Update February 22, 2024 Good news! The family has confirmed semi-permanent housing thanks to the help of UU member Susan K-B. They will move March 17th. A few family members had their first grocery shopping trip with their new WIC and SNAP cards Tuesday. Add in searching for foods that are halal and the process is quite mind boggling... Read More →
  • mUUvie Discussion Group: Sat., Mar. 9th from 7- 9:30p February 22, 2024 To align with March’s spiritual theme of generosity, please join us to watch and discuss “Please Give.” This 2010 dark comedy centers on Kate (Catherine Keener), an affluent woman with a guilt complex, who attempts to befriend her elderly neighbor in hopes of buying her apartment after the old woman’s death so she can expand... Read More →