Sunday Worship Services at 10am

2146 East Johnson Street
Madison, WI 53704

Worship

Sunday worship services begin at 10:00am.

Worship services reflect the Fourth Principle of the Unitarian Universalist Association, "a free and responsible search for truth and meaning," and respect the varied religious beliefs and experiences among congregants. Services usually include music, time for silent reflection, an opportunity for members to state their "joys and sorrows," and an affirmation of our commitment to exist as a community.

Our services are led by our minister, a guest minister, a Worship Associate, or someone from within the congregation. The Worship Team welcomes ideas for services and helps members develop services from their ideas.

Religious Education classes and childcare are available for children during the services except during Intergenerational Services, during which time the JRUUC Nursery is available for parents with very young children.

A period of fellowship follows the service, sometimes with a meal or refreshment.

Visitors are always welcome!

Recorded Sermons 

  • 17 September 2017 "Smaller Self, Bigger Welcome" by The Rev. Karen Armina
  • 3 September 2017 "Strangers No More: The New Sanctuary Movement and Creating Community through our Faith Spaces" by Sergio M. González
  • 20 August 2017 "Intent vs. Impact: Micro-aggressions & Midwestern Nice" by Virginia Harrison
  • 13 August 2017 "Healthy Disconnection?" by Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 6 August 2017 "What Does Love Call Us to Do?" by Stewardship Team
  • 30 July 2017 "Will You Come With Me?" by Joe Jencks & Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 23 July 2017 "Atheist Spirituality - or the Spirituality of this Atheist" by Thomas Lund
  • 16 July 2017 "2017 UUA General Assembly" by Tim Cordon and Leila Pine
  • 9 July 2017 "My Journey Here" by James Phillips
  • 4 June 2017 "Dear Friend" by Tina Porter and the Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 28 May 2017 "UUs Resist During Troubled Times: A Look Back in History" by Craig McComb
  • 21 May 2017 "Where I’m Supposed To Be?" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 14 May 2017 "Love Letters to Our Bodies" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan and Alice Mandt
  • 30 April 2017 "Racial Awareness as a Spiritual Practice" by Carin Bringelson & Devon Hase
  • 16 April 2017 "Starting Again" by Eric Severson, FUS Ministerial Intern
  • 9 April 2017 "Supporting Communities Under Siege" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 March 2017 "MOSES: Faith in Action" by Frank Davis & Joan Duerst, MOSES
  • 19 March 2017 "The Risks of Emergence" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 12 March 2017 "Esther’s Lot, and Ours" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 February 2017 "Our Voice in the Wilderness" by The Rev. Jim Coakley
  • 19 February 2017 "In ___ We Trust" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 5 February 2017 "Leap of Faith" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 29 January 2017 "Prophets, Pastors, and Priests" by Sarah Cook, JRUUC member
  • 15 January 2017 "Resistance and Resilience" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 18 December 2016 "Gifts of the Dark Wood" by Chris Glad, JRUUC Member
  • 11 December 2016 "Rose in the Wintertime" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 13 November 2016 "Building a New Way" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 23 October 2016 "Our Awesome Stories" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 16 October 2016 "Return to Wonder" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 9 October 2016 "Common or Precious?" by The Revs. Kelly Crocker and Karen Quinlan
  • 25 September 2016 "Defying Hate: Widening Our Covenant" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 4 September 2016 "Seeking Justice Amidst Divisiveness: Worker Rights in the Election Season" by Rabbi Renee Bauer
  • 28 August 2016 "UU Parenting" by Virginia Harrison and Charlie McNulty
  • 14 August 2016 "Be Ours A Religion" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 7 August 2016 "Where Is Our Holy Church?" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 24 July 2016 "Called to Love, Justice, Vitality" by The Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray
  • 26 June 2016 "Acceptance and Grace" by Sarah Cook
  • 15 May 2016 "Better Together" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 8 May 2016 "Mothers Near and Far" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 24 April 2016 "A Theology at Home in the World" by The Rev. Kelly J. Crocker
  • 17 April 2016 "Opening the Hardened Heart" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 27 March 2016 "Balance and Imbalance" by Amy Owen
  • 20 March 2016 "Practicing Balance" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 13 March 2016 "Resilience: Balancing Despair and Hope" by Jim Coakley
  • 28 February 2016 "Anger through the Lens of Passion" by Rev. Everett Mitchell
  • 7 February 2016 "The Power of Anger in the Work of Love" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 10 January 2016 "The Courage to Create" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 22 November 2015 "Coming Home" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 8 November 2015 "Us And Them" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 25 October 2015 "Our Unique and Splendid Callings" by Julie Brock
  • 27 September 2015 "Reaching Out" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 16 August 2015 "Hopes and Dreams for Happiness" by Carin Bringelson
  • 9 August 2015 "Pride" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 26 July 2015 "Rejuvenation: Not Just Vacation" by Mary Wagner
  • 19 July 2015 "Generations" by The Rev. Karen Quinlan
  • 21 June 2015 "BUUdhism" by Barbara Whitney
  • 24 May 2015 "Borders and Boundaries" by Ian W. Riddell
  • 17 May 2015 "The New Era" by Karen Quinlan
  • 10 May 2015 "What Are We Here For, Anyway?" by Karen Quinlan
  • 3 May 2015 "Hey, That's My Space!" by Karen Quinlan
  • 19 April 2015 "Earth Day" by Peace, Justice, and Sustainability Group
  • 12 April 2015 "Commit2Respond: Committing" by Karen Quinlan
  • 5 April 2015 "Commit2Respond: Reconnecting" by Karen Quinlan
  • 29 March 2015 "Commit2Respond: Reckoning" by Karen Quinlan
  • 22 March 2015 "Commit2Respond: Reveling" by Karen Quinlan
  • 1 March 2015 "Congregation of Great Strength" by Karen Quinlan
  • 22 February 2015 "No Greater Love" by Karen Quinlan
  • 18 January 2015 "Movement-Building" by Karen Quinlan
  • 11 January 2015 "Flexibility and Grace" By Karen Quinlan
  • 4 January 2015 "New Beginnings: The Burning Bowl" By Karen Quinlan
  • 21 December 2014 "Darkness and Light: Active Hope" By Karen Quinlan
  • 14 December 2014: "Darkness and Light: Possibility" By Karen Quinlan
  • 7 December 2014: "Darkness and Light: Choice" By Karen Quinlan
  • 16 November 2014: "Gratitude: For Change" By Karen Quinlan
  • 9 November 2014: "Gratitude: For Each Other" By Karen Quinlan
  • 2 November 2014: "Gratitude: For Those Who Have Come Before" By Karen Quinlan
  • 26 October 2014: "My Journey, Your Journey, Our Journey" By Carin Bringelson
  • 12 October 2014: "Learning, Unlearning, Relearning" By Karen Quinlan
  • 5 October 2014: "At-One-Ment" by Karen Quinlan
  • 21 September 2014: "Reaping What We Sow" By Karen Quinlan
  • 14 September 2014: "I Do: Reflections on Covenant and Community" By Karen Quinlan
  • 7 September 2014: "Love Rains Down" By Karen Quinlan
  • 10 August 2014: "Gender and Gender Identity: Walking towards Trouble" by Bev Buhr
  • 3 August 2014: "Addictions Large and Small" by Leila Pine
  • 27 July 2014: "Signposts from the Wisdom Path" by JRRUC Stewardship Team
  • 20 July 2014: "Was the Declaration of Independence a Unitarian Universalist Document?" by Craig McComb
  • 13 July 2014: "Leadership As a Spiritual Practice" by Sarah Cook and Kim Reain
  • 6 July 2014: "Your NO Is as Sacred as Your YES" by Virginia Harrison and Kim Reain
  • February 2014: "Love Globally, Act Locally" by Carin Bringelson
  • 25 August 2013: "Bearing Witness to Climate Change" by Beth Esser
  • 11 August 2013: "Reflections on My Year as President" by Heike Saynisch
  • 4 August 2013: "Racial Equity in 2013" by Barb Whitney and Carin Bringelson
  • 14 July 2013: "The ABCs of Stewardship - Abundantly Building Community" by Carin Bringelson, Mark Lydon, and John Mathis