Speaker: Karen Esterl

Circle ‘Round for Justice, Healing, Courage

In June 2021, more than 4200 UUs gathered virtually at General Assembly (GA) and circled ’round for liberation and justice, in care and healing, and for love and courage. In Decorah UU’s own interactive service (via Zoom only), we will share readings, songs, and video … read more.

Covenantal, Not Creedal

Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal, not creedal, faith. While we affirm and promote our beloved UU principles, no one is required to recite a creed; all are welcome to embrace their own theological (even completely atheistic) beliefs. Let us celebrate our covenant with one another … read more.

Juneteenth: Freedom Day

June 19th, known as Juneteenth, is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863, it took over two years for that news to travel to Galveston Island, Texas. Thus June 19th … read more.

Festival of Music

Decorah UU members and friends will be sharing music of the season.

Service Leaders: Karen Esterl and Ellen Rockne

Everyone is welcome at our Sunday morning gathering. We meet at The Lingonberry, 218 W. Water Street, with our service at 10:00, followed by our social time at … read more.


Did you know that Unitarian Universalists have a week-long celebration of our principles and that its name is Chalica? Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the … read more.

A Change is Gonna Come

The Autumnal Equinox is approaching; the weather is getting cooler. This type of seasonal transition offers the perfect opportunity to explore other kinds of transformation, personal and societal. Decorah UU member Karen Esterl will explore this theme.

Service Leader: Carol Hagen

The Power of We

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Karen Esterl served as Decorah UU’s delegate to GA in June and will be sharing the highlights with … read more.

Celebrating UU Women in History

March is Women’s History Month. Let’s celebrate by exploring the lives of some of our Unitarian Universalist foremothers, many of whom have had a significant impact not only on our faith but on our world.

Service Leader: Karen Esterl

How the Universalists and Unitarians Invented Christmas

Service Leader: Karen Esterl  Greeter: Harvey Benson

Did you know the early Pilgrims discouraged observing Christmas and that Universalists were among the first Christians in the United States to encourage celebrating it? Did you know that Unitarians were responsible for bring the Christmas tree tradition to … read more.