• Our vision is about the communal aspect of spirituality. By coming together in a community in order to express and feel that which is spiritual in our lives, we recognize the desire to share spirituality as a group as well as individuals on our own separate spiritual path.

  • Our mission is create community,
    celebrate worship, seek justice and truth
    and live guided by love.

  • We invite you to explore our website to get acquainted with us, to find out who we are and what we stand for. As Unitarian Universalists, we honor diversity amongst our members and guests.

Sermon Sampler

Our minister and guests have provided samples of their sermons or papers. To read them, please click on a title below.

Is Hope Evil?

"...I worry that hope can be, and often is a distraction, an excuse
for not getting on with the work at hand..."

“The End Of Racism”

"...Some I fear, will try to use this victory [Barack Obama being
elected president] as an
indication that racism is over,
when we [sadly] know it to be
alive and potent..."

A Unitarian Universalist
Perspective on Prayer

"...I was not always comfortable with the concept of prayer. I
grew up essentially unchurched, and most definitely outside of
the Christian tradition..."


Sara Goodman
President: Denny Broderick
Vice President: Susan Busker
Secretary: Paulette Lucas
Treasurer: Cher Zimmerman
Trustees: Wendy E
Trisha G


Jan 21
  • "Our Liberal Religion" Allen Harden

    Jan 21 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    "Our UU faith is a religion, both in the way we practicecommunally, and in its larger institutional identity.  In a time when religion is not universallyappreciated, this is important to process. What makes what we do here religion,and what does it mean for religion to be liberal?  Is faith or belief a part of this? How does beingUU make demands on each of us as individuals, and oblige the body of us as acongregation?" 

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  • Board Meeting

    Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Church Library

    Monthly church business meeting

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We are a small congregation of women and men who came together to create a new Unitarian Universalist Church in the Rock Valley region of north central Illinois in 2001. With a common ground to search for meaning and a commitment to our spiritual journey, our membership includes people of diverse thought and action. This path strengthens our resolve to seek answers to difficult questions and teaches us how to work together while honoring the worth and dignity of every member. In every gathering we are exposed to new ideas and religious diversity from a variety of authors, teachers, and prophets. "Our vision is about…