Announcements

  • Temporary Building Hours September 10, 2021 IMPORTANT Building Office Hours are temporarily changing! As Rev. Amy and our new HR Committee search for a new Social Media and Executive Services Specialist to handle the office and our social media outreach, Hannah Notch has agreed to man the front desk until November. Her hours will be 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Tuesday... Read More →
  • Childcare Returning September 10, 2021 Childcare is coming back! If your meeting or event requires childcare, please email Rev. Amy. Hannah Notch will be taking over as Childcare Coordinator this year, and we are excited to have her taking on this expanded role. Hannah has been providing childcare at UCDSM for several years, and she is looking forward to helping... Read More →
  • Annual Pledge Updates September 10, 2021 Just a friendly reminder that if you had the staff set up a recurring transaction last year to pay your pledge, that transaction ended in June. Please contact DFA Charles Lewis with your banking info to set up a new transaction for this year or go to our website and click the Giving Opportunities button... Read More →
  • Pouring Out Our Hearts (Water Communion) September 9, 2021 Beloved Friends, September 12th is our annual Water Gathering Service. I will be at church from noon until 2:00 pm on SATURDAY, September 11th, 2021, to allow people to drop off their water. If you are not coming to the watch party on September 12th, please stop by on the 11th, drop off your water,... Read More →
  • HR Committee of the Board of Trustees September 3, 2021 We are very excited to announce the formation of a Human Resources (HR) Committee of the Board of Trustees. As trustees elected by you, the congregation, the board feels a strong duty to ensure our members have their voice heard in all areas of governance and that there are policies in place to ensure this.... Read More →
  • Lens of the Future: September 1, 2021 September 3, 2021 The LENS committee urges everyone to be vaccinated and to follow the CDC guidelines on wearing masks, and to encourage all your friends and neighbors to schedule their vaccinations. All of the evidence indicates that universal vaccination is our best hope for controlling the pandemic, but only 55% of Polk County residents are fully vaccinated.... Read More →
  • Lens of the Future: August 18, 2021 August 19, 2021 The LENS committee has taken a long and hard look at the metrics that we have been using to determine the level of opening. To put it mildly, many things have changed since we first developed the metrics, including the availability of the vaccines and the recent spread of Covid variants. There is also a... Read More →
  • Lens of the Future August 11, 2021 August 13, 2021 The Lens of the Future committee is carefully watching as the active levels of Covid cases in the state and around the country rise. While Iowa rates of infection have not risen as fast as in other areas, Polk Co and the state are reporting significantly higher rates. Various options have been considered, but at... Read More →
  • Volunteer Opportunity: CelebrAsian August 13, 2021 The Iowa Asian Alliance will be holding its annual CelebrAsian festival on October 1 and 2 in the Western Gateway Park. This is a fantastic opportunity to help support this community and an inexpensive way to experience the Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Island culture with food, art, entertainment, and family-friendly activities. The IAA needs volunteers... Read More →
  • Latest News on the Kitchen Renovation August 13, 2021 The Kitchen Committee: Distilled ideas from many who use the kitchen. Met with three architects and hired Wells + associates. Three plans with various prices are due on Oct 1. Oct 17 Forum will focus on the plans. Inventoried the full contents of the kitchen. Disposed of unneeded items. Eliminated excess belongings of the Memorial... Read More →