There are many ways to find connections here at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rock Valley, from being welcomed at your first visit to learn about who we are all the way to becoming a member and joining in the care and leadership of this congregation.  After all, church is not about the building, but about the relationships we form, the spiritual path we share, and the work that can be done together to make the world a better place for all of us.

Some ways in which you might make connection here include:

  • Participating in fellowship time following the service, sometimes called “Coffee Hour”
  • Joining in small group ministry such as the Touchstones Project meetings, meditation sessions, and book discussion groups
  • Listening to Joys and Concerns shared during the service and learning about the lives of fellow participants and sharing your own joys and concerns
  • Serving on committees with other members and friends, including on the Membership Committee helping to plan outreach and hospitality activities
  • Donating items or helping with sales at a fundraising event, such as a book sale,  Fair Trade sale or gently-used items sale
  • Volunteering to help the Building and Grounds Committee with yardwork and repairs around the church building and property
  • Participating in a social justice event such as planting and harvesting the Food Pantry Garden, cleaning up the community as part of the Great American Clean-up or making and carrying signs for peace and justice in a local rally or march
  • Signing up to bring the treats and make the coffee one Sunday
  • Working with the children and youth on a special project, supporting them in their faith formation in Unitarian Universalism
  • Joining other members and friends for a meal in their home
  • Attending a fun, social event at the church, such as a sing-a-long around the campfire, playing games, or enjoying a potluck dinner
  • Agreeing to be nominated to the Board of Trustees to carry out the governance work of the church and ensure its continued operation and growth
  • Providing musical accompaniment or singing during the service or at special events
  • Joining the Care and Concern Committee to offer support to members in need of our kindness
  • Attending events sponsored by other UU churches and UUA groups, such as the Women’s Connection Conference or Regional Assemblies

There is a way for everyone to be involved and make connections!