Photo Gallery

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lawrence Fennema led the service during his visit back to Iowa. He shared a message 
on unconditional love and forgiveness, basing it on two books by Marilynne Robinson -- Gilead" and "Home" as references.




Tuesday, September 7, 2010


We enjoyed dinner and had a lively exchange with world travelers Carol and Irwin Friedman, UUs from Durban, South Africa. Irwin is a public health physician and author of "More Than a Grain," a novel about an Iowa farm family who challenged a giant seedcorporation. Carol is a socio-legal practitioner.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Linda Barnes, Guest Speaker and member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames, inspired us with her message on "Becoming Native to this Place: Living the 7th Principle". Linda is an Associate Professor of Biology at Marshalltown Community College where she founded the Entrepreneurial and Diversified Agriculture Program. 



Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rev. Stephen Sinclair, UU minister from Omaha led our service and shared a message on "Our Covenant, Our Grace." Ginger Walker served as lay leader for Rev. Sinclair.












Dr. Shelley Dugan, November 1, 2009

Rev. Shelley Dugan, ordained UU minister and chaplain from Minneapolis led an inspired service with a sermon on Mulligans.














Karen Swinger, June, 2009

Karen Swinger, special friend of our congregation, led our service and shared her experiences teaching in an international school in Islamabad, Pakistan.












Dr. Peter Steinfeld, April, 2009

Dr. Peter Steinfeld, Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Buena Vista University, brought us a message on "Patriarcy and the Jealous God."









Dr. Toby Ewing, November, 2008

Dr. Toby Ewing, professor of environmental science at ISU, inspired our congregation with his message on  "Dumpster Diving as a Sacred Duty."











Stone Soup, October 2008


Craig Ashmore, Jon Paulson, and Ed Lanning handled desert duties at Stone Soup. Many others in our congregation helped as well. We served about 60 individuals.









Chief Cook Gene Lindgren, center, prepared delicious sloppy joes for Stone Soup, monthly community meal in Storm Lake. Assisting her are Jon Paulson, left, and Dave Brueck, on the right.













Dr. Bradley Best, October, 2008

Dr. Bradley Best, Professor of Political Science as BVU spoke to our congreation on separation of church and state.















Dr. Nasser Dastrange, June, 2008

Dr. Nasser Dastrange, Professor of Mathematics at BVU and who grew up in Iran, spoke to our congregation on Islam in today's world.














Ginger Walker Special Music, May, 2008

Ginger Walker shared special music at our service held at Spring Lake Park in Cherokee, Iowa.












Farewell Karen Swinger May 2008

JoAnn Lanning expressed our congregation's appreciation to Karen Swinger, who will leave this summer to teach at an international school in Islamabad, Pakistan. We will miss you Karen! Best wishes!












JoAnn Lanning - Banner Parade PSD, April 2008

JoAnn Lanning represented our congregation in the Banner Parade at the Prairie Star District Conference.












Dave Brueck and Joel Traver - BVU Plunge, August 2007

Dave Brueck and Joel Traver staff an info table at the organizational fair at Buena Vista University.

















Bob and Sara Koepp, Iowa Lakes UU Fellowship, August 2007

Bob Koepp, longtime UU, gave us two informative messages on "Getting to Know UU: Our Heritage, Our Denomination, Our Fellowship." 














Manoj Patil and Norma De La O - June 3, 2007












David Brueck Sr. - May 6, 2007

David Brueck, Holstein, Iowa enlightened us on the many religions of the Middle East.  












Gene Lindgren

Gene Lindgren proudly displays our new banner which she created, a beautiful representation of our congregational identity.





















Karen Swinger and Ginger Walker ~ April 1, 2007

Karen Swinger and Ginger Walker provided musical talent and greater enjoyment to our service on April 1st.












Linda Tabor ~ April 1, 2007

Linda Tabor, Professor of History at Wayne State College, spoke on modern slavery at our service on April 1, 2007
















Martin Luther Kng Jr Service ~ January 7, 2007

Dr. Mary Sawyer, Professor of Religion at Iowa State University and African-American Studies scholar, spoke to us on "A Kingian Assessment of America Today." Dr. Sawyer is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames.












Jon and Korey Cantrell- Paulson ~ December 17, 2006

We enjoyed a Christmas Potluck and service, with lots of good food, and fellowship, and an inspiring message by Julie Baker on serving others.


















































Two Special Services ~ Fall 2006

Laurence Fennema, member of Northlake UU Church, Kirkland, Washington, honered us by leading two Sunday services during his visit to Storm Lake. Cheers and best wishes Laurence!













Visiting from Sioux City ~ August 2006

Visiting from the First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, (L-R) Alma Hatfield, Marlene Sturdevant, and Judy Crowley shared their spiritual journeys to Unitarian Universalism.

















UU Campfire ~ October 2005

Members enjoyed a UU Campfire and wiener roast.













Dr. Hatem el-Hag Ali ~ September 2005

Dr. Hatem el-Hag Ali represents the Islamic Resource Center of Rochester, MN. He accepted our invitation to visit our congregation. Dr. Ali spoke on "Islam in America: Confronting Stereotypes and Bridging Religious Differences" to Buena Vista University students and members of the Storm Lake community.














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