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The Unitarian church of Underwood is a welcoming community of diverse people where our celebration of life and common search for meaning bind us together. - Unitarian Church of Underwood Mission Statement

We are a welcoming congregation that is a spiritual home to all people regardless of race, color, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, socioeconomic status, physical or mental ability.

Please join us Sundays for Services, Community and Connection! 10 a.m. in church AND on Zoom.

We look forward to seeing you each week whether at the church or on-line.

Come early to chat and connect.

When joining us on Zoom: you can arrive starting at 9:45 a.m. Arriving early will give you time to check your sound and internet connection.

For those of you on the UCU email list, Friday afternoon you will receive information for these virtual services, about the week's speaker and the UCU Weekly news. If you would like to be added to our email list please send an email request to

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 970 8841 4602
Passcode: 424091

Call this number to hear the service on your phone: +1 312 626 6799
When you join the Service by phone, please share your name with the congregation so we know who you are. In the Zoom meeting participants can only see your phone number unless we add your name.

Newcomers Welcome!

We are glad you are here! When you attend the Unitarian Church of Underwood in-person or on Zoom, you will find a warm and welcoming community. People of all ages are welcome. Families begin the Sunday Service together, and then the children leave to attend their religious education class.

We invite you to join us for conversation during our social time following the service. Very often the conversation from the sanctuary continues during our social time. Although we also use that time to get to know one another and to simply visit.

Dress at our church is always eclectic and informal. Dress comfortably and come as you are. If you are comfortable with jeans in the winter and shorts in the summer then feel free to wear them.

Sunday Speakers

June 23 - Pastor Krell Stringer
Rematriating Faith: Tending All Our Sacred Relations
The presentation traces a spiritual awakening to my sense of being and purpose in the world: how much of the theology and religion I absorbed as a child abetted an alienation both from nature and from God, how my deepening encounters with science, philosophy, arts, religion and scripture helped broaden my awareness of the world's wonder and beauty, how I had to reckon with my ancestors' genocidal and ecocidal past and my faith's historic and ongoing complicity in all that, and how my Christian faith has evolved to embrace an indigenous sensibility for all beings as kin and all relations as sacred.

I'm ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a pastor in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod, serve as chaplain at PioneerCare Retirement Community in Fergus Falls, am a trained Creation Care Ambassador through ecoAmerica and Blessed Tomorrow, member of my synod's Creation Care Task Force, and am certified in Climate Justice & Faith through Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA.

June 30 - Sam VanWechel-Meyer and Ashley Quam
Ashley and Sam will share an overview of the work of West Central Initiative with a focus on the interconnection that is fostered through their work within the Rural Belonging, Live Wide Open and Component Fund programs.
The Rural Belonging program aims to create a future where all people feel welcome, appreciated for their unique attributes, and connected to their neighbors, communities, and natural environments.
Live Wide Open is on a mission to inspire a sense of belonging among all people in west central Minnesota through showcasing the fascinating and diverse people across our region.
People unite through their shared generosity to support their communities and bring important projects to fruition through their partnership with WCI in the Component Fund program.
How does this relate to our church's Principles?
WCI's strategic framework includes the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which is realized through programs like Rural Belonging, Live Wide Open and Component Funds. The SDGs and these programs align with principles 1 and 2 in their focus on human rights and connection.
Principle 1: The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Principle 2: Justice, equity and compassion in human relations

July 7 - Bob Worner

July 14 - Cedar Walters

June 28 - Rebecca Ellenson

Giving to Unitarian Church of Underwood

Give to Unitarian Church of Underwood by mail:
Mail a check to: UCU, PO Box 58, Underwood, MN 56586 Thank you!

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Thank you for your generosity!

We Are Unitarian Universalists

This is a three minute video describing Unitarian Universalism. Please follow the link below to watch.

Unitarian Church of Underwood Affiliation

The Unitarian Church of Underwood is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association and MidAmerica Region.

We bid you welcome, who come with weary spirit seeking rest. Who come with troubles that are too much for you. Who come hurt and afraid.

We bid you welcome, who come with hope in your heart. Who come with anticipation in your step, who come proud and joyous.

We bid you welcome, who are seekers of a new faith. Who come to probe and explore. Who come to learn.

We bid you welcome, who enter this hall as a homecoming. Who have found here room for your spirit. Who find in this people a family.

Whoever you are, whatever you are, wherever you are on your journey, we bid you welcome.

Richard S. Gilbert

Copyright 2010, Unitarian Church of Underwood
Underwood, MN