Unitarian Society of Menomonie

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Welcome to Everyone

We are affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. We are an ethical, liberal religious community dedicated to promoting the ongoing search for truth and affirming the inherent worth of the individual. We draw on multiple religious sources including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, prophetic men and women, humanism, and world religious and earth-centered traditions. We are a religious community that encourages spiritual growth in an atmosphere of warmth, freedom of belief and open dialogue.

Please explore our web site for information about us and Universal Unitarians and check back often as we are a very active group!

Calendar updated to 9-15-16.

As stated in the UU “Seven Principles” which guide our lives, we believe in “the inherent worth and dignity of every person,” and in “acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.” We lift up all in our communities, especially those on the receiving end of bigotry, racism, homophobia. We extend an ongoing welcome to those in the LGBTQ community, and offer support wherever possible.

October 2nd 10:00 am - Responsible Exit

A discussion of life, medicine and what matters in the end.

October 9th Service "Takin Care of Business." by Rev. Dr. Nancy Holden

In 1973 the Canadian Rock Group Bachmann-Turner Overdrive created a song about the life of the urban working class. Rev. Nancy Holden uses this groovy song to remember her hometown, Louisville, Kentucky, and her life there during the fifties, when the Supreme Court decision ending school segregation came down. Cassius Clay, 8 years younger than Nancy, shared her hometown, but they never met. They would both be ‘takin care of business’ by fighting for social justice, as UUs are historically called to do, some giving their lives in the fight against racism.

Saturday Night Music At the UU October 15th 7:30

Greetings and a Gig Alert from the Take2Day Bureau of PR and Marketing.

Take2Day Duo is honored to perform in the Menomonie Unitarian music series on Saturday, October 15, 7:30pm. The series is being presented in the UU meeting room in the Alanon building on 21st St., across the street west from Red Cedar Mayo clinic and hospital. Admission is $8; non-alcoholic beverages will be available. The focus is music, and the setting is great for an intimate concert. The duo is chanteuse Barbara Lyon and pianist Patrick P-H. The music is jazz: standards, jazz repertoire, crossovers from pop and rock, plus a sampling of originals. In tribute to Thelonious Monk’s 10/10 date of birth, there will be a pair of his clever, timeless compositions, along with pieces by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and – yes – the Queen of Tin Pan Alley, Bernice Petkere. We hope you’ll save the date. We’d love to see you there. As Monk would have said, “I Mean You”!

Patrick and Barbara

Updated 9-30-16

About Us

Are you seeking a religious community where everyone is treated with respect and dignity? A church where you aren’t told what to believe but are encouraged to grow spiritually in an atmosphere of warmth, freedom of belief and open dialogue. The Unitarian Society of Menomonie is a community seeking Spiritual Growth and Understanding, Love, and Social Justice. Unitarian Universalists members hold many different beliefs, but worship as one community.

Our Board

  • President: Dave Williams
  • Vice President and Programs: Julianna Schmidt
  • Treasurer: Judy Ferber
  • Secretary: Lynn Hausman
  • Religous Education:
  • Social Action: Beth Burt
  • Membership: Dennis Peters
  • Public Relations: Dan Paulson

What We Do!


The inherent worth and dignity of every person.

Each person is important.

Justice, equality and compassion in human relations.

Be kind in all you do.

Acceptance of one another and encouragement toward spiritual growth in our congregations.

We’re free to learn together

A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.

…and search for what is true.

The right of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

All people need a voice.

The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.

Build a fair and peaceful world.

Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We care for Earth’s lifeboat.

Our Services

Prayer and Spiritual Practice

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month we have a Service devoted to Spirtual growth and understanding of our place in the Universe. We are often lead by Rev. Dr. Nancy Holden. See our Services Page for past sermons and other information from past Services.

Action and Service

Global Warming- First Sunday of Each Month. We explore and act to preserve our precious world.

Socrates Cafe/Social Justice- 3rd Sunday of each month we meet at the Golden Leaf Cafe for an open ended discussion on social justice, and Critical examination of issues confronting our selves, community and the world.

Religious Education

We believe that faith is a journey we take together. We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning. We strive to guide one another—all ages among us—in religious questioning, personal change, and discovering ways to better live in faith. We believe it is important to educate ourselves and our children in a non-dogmatic approach to faith, God, and the man's religious beliefs.

Service Calendar and Events

All Events are at the USM Building at 105 21st Street North, Menomonie 54751

EXCEPT Socrates Cafe which meets at the Golden Leaf Cafe, 1706 Stout Rd, Menomonie, WI 54751 (715) 231-5323

First Sunday of the Month is Responsible Exit Discussion at the USM Meeting House, 10:00 a.m.

Second and Fourth Sundays are Services beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Third Sunday is our Socrates Cafe Please meet at the Golden Leaf Cafe at 10:00 a.m.


105 21st Street North, Menomonie, WI 54751

715 419 1245