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!

Our Picture Gallery has pictures of Menomonie Unitarians participating in our activities. New Pictures Added 1-14-16.

Check out the Social Justice Page

Calendar updated to 8-20-16.

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.

Ingathering Service

Members and friends of the Unitarian Society of Menomonie will come together September 11th for our Ingathering Service, a time when we reconnect and refocus our religious community and the year ahead. A traditional part of this service is our “Sharing of the Waters,” where each person brings a small amount of water collected somewhere during travels or activities over the preceding summer (symbolic water is also welcome if no actual sample exists) to commingle with others water, symbolizing our shared experiences and commitment.

Special at this 2016 Ingathering Service will be a memorial recognition of Bob and Penny Swanson, long time members who have supported the Unitarian Society of Menomonie in many ways. We will dedicate our piano in Penny’s name, recognizing her love of music. Penny Swanson passed away this summer--Bob has been gone for several years.

Updated 8-20-16

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: Karen Williams
  • 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 North Street, 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 Our Climate Change 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

715 213 3176