Save the Date – Upcoming Events in 2024

We have scheduled several events for the upcoming year. Watch this space and your weekly newsletter for more information.

  • June 30 Don’t miss the Annual Picnic! We will be having a fun-filled chance to be together. On June 30, after the service, in the athletic field behind the building, we will be having a potluck picnic. Please bring yourself, a chair or place to sit, toys (if you wish) and a dish to share. Membership Team members will be there to show you where to drop off your dish.  If you forget, come anyway, there’ll be plenty. Greeters will help with set-up and take-down.
  • July 20th or 27th – Canoe trip, Wingra canoe launch
  • Sept 14 – Campout at Lake Farm Park

Game Night (and Potluck) – Feb. 2

Shake those winter blues off and come have fun at our annual Game Night,  We’ll be at Reeb at 5:30 on Friday, Feb, 2 (Yes, Groundhog Day!)  We will share a potluck dinner. So bring some Yummies and some games you like to play. See you there!

Breaking News: The new champion of the Madison Scrabble Club, member Bryan Benwitz, will be in attendance. Come and get some Scrabble tips!

If you have the time, come by 5:00 and help take down the Christmas decorations.

Welcome to New Members

Welcome to the newest JRUUC members! On December 17, 2023 we welcomed 6 new members into the congregation. They include: Liz Chapa, Mary Wichita, Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer, Ron Malzer and Les Gesteland. All 6 are already active in either the choir, as greeters and/or on a ministry team! [Jan. 2024]

Folk Music Gathering – Saturdays in January

Please come sing and play folk music with us on Saturdays in January. The folk group will meet every Saturday this January at 2pm for about an hour and a half. If you want to join, please contact Mike by the Friday before, and he will confirm we have a critical mass of folk singers! Please bring your favorite folk songs to share with us (lyrics and chords, if you have them!).

Bring your voice and/or an instrument. If there’s a song you want to sing, bring some lyrics and chords printed out to share. This is just for fun, all are welcome! Please come and lend your voice to our song. Contact Mike Stimson with questions and check your weekly newsletter for any changes.

JRUUC Membership Team looking for new members!

If you like getting to know visitors and new members, planning social events, or just want to help at JRUUC in a small but important way, please consider joining the Membership Team. Contact any current team members for more information – Mary Wagner, Kelly Kearns and Elaine Morrison. [7/12/23]

Are You In Our Directory? Is Your Information Up To Date?

4/12/23 – The JRUUC Directory is being updated. If you are not currently listed and would like to have your contact information in the directory, please contact with your name, address, phone number and email address.  The directory will be distributed to those listed in it as a PDF after the update is completed.

Past Gatherings

Nov. 11th – Reeb Rave Auction & Dinner

Read all about it here! Online bidding has begun.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please contact Tom McClintock – Chair Reeb Rave

October 14-15 – Campfire / Campout at Lake Farm Park – canceled due to weather

Due to predicted cold, windy and rainy weather for this Saturday, we are cancelling the campout and associated potlucks. Our apologies to anyone who was hoping to don their raingear and gather for this. Next year we’ll pick a date earlier in the fall. 

[Updated 10/10/23]

All Church Picnic – Aug. 13th at Vilas Park

Join us for an all church picnic on August 13 following the joint service we share with First Unitarian Society and Prairie UU at Vilas Park. Bring your own picnic lunch (this will not be a potluck as earlier announced) and a blanket or chair.

As we move into the fall, we plan to offer similar potlucks for families on third Sundays. Please stay tuned for details or contact Genevieve with ideas. Her email address is [Added 7/30/23]

Many Hands Work Day – August 5 9-11am

Come help with indoor and outdoor chores at our building this Saturday. For more info contact Kelly

April 22 – Earth Day Celebration – Games, Potluck, Cake, Sustainable Saturday Night

Bring your friends and family for an Earth Day celebration of the end of 10 years of Sustainable Saturday Nights combined with a potluck and JRUUC games night. Community potluck at 6, SSN celebration at 6:45 and games and cake at 7:15. All ages welcome. Bring a potluck dish and some games to share. 

Paddling Together 2022
Paddling Outing September 2022