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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County in Janesville, Wisconsin

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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County, located in Janesville, Wisconsin was founded in 2003. We are an emerging, progressive and open-minded religious community within the tradition of Unitarian Universalism (UU). The purpose of our fellowship is to bring members, friends, and visitors together in a stimulating environment for the examination and clarification of ethical, philosophical and religious thoughts and values.  Also known as Unitarian Congregation of Rock County.
 Jim Jaeger
 Consulting UU Minister

Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm
Please Join Us

We meet at the
First Congregational Church
54 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI
(Upstairs Small Chapel)
Parking off High Street



2nd and 4th Sundays follow a conventional order of service with a topical sermon. The 1st and 3rd Sundays are considered "chat room discussions" as members meet to discuss contemporary and religious questions and issues.

Note: We do not meet on 5th Sundays.
               There is a map and directions on the Location Page.
IMAGINE a religion that embraces many different beliefs.......
........including yours.
If you're searching for a religious home where people honor each other's different beliefs and worship together as one faith, find us.  We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path, wherever it leads.  Join us on Sunday and discover the Unitarian Fellowship of Rock County! 
October 18, 2015  6 pm
Ralph W. Emerson and the Transendentalists
Direct Experience of the Holy
This is a UU service featuring our consulting UU Minister,
Jim Jaeger.  We will also learn about Emerson's well regarded Divinity School Address


The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man.  Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."

The Wildflower Church website has a complete description of what a Unitarian Universalist on this link to read more! 

I would guess that a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian probably would not be comfortable in one of our congregations.  Our free and open approach to the study and practice of religion might not be consistent with their world views.  But if individuals with such views chose to associate with us, and were willing to afford us the same freedom of religious exploration as I hope we would grant to them, then there is no reason why a person with such views should not be welcome into our community.


Weather and church cancellation

If you are not sure if a weather prediction will force us to cancel, feel free to contact board members and check our website as it will be posted as soon as possible. Thanks.

Janesville, WI
Updated Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:00 AM
Mostly Sunny
Mostly Sunny
29°FHigh: 45°F
Low: 25°F
Wind: 7 mph mph
Humidity: 80%
MSN Weather

Upcoming Service
Sunday evenings at 6 pm --Please read more about upcoming speakers on the Excelsior link provided.  

If you click on this and get gibberish, try again!  Sometimes it works!  I know....I don't understand it either!  Or...go to the excelsior link on this home page and try to open it from there!


6 pm, Sunday, October 4, 2015
"Oh The Places You'll Go"  Ed Timmer, UUFRC worship leader give an overview of Dr. Seuss's book followed by a discussion about important life decisions.
6 pm, Sunday, October 11, 2015
"Examining the poetry of Carl Sandburg and his connection with Unitarian Universalism"  Speaker will be Ralph Tyksinski, retired UU Minister from Madison, WI
6 pm, Sunday, October 18
"Waldo and the Transendentalists: Direct Experience of the Holy"
Speaker:  Jim Jaeger, UU Ministerial Candidate
4 pm, Sunday, October 25  UUFRC Board Mtg.
6 pm, Sunday, October 25
Speaker:  Jim Jaeger, UU Ministerial Candidate





  Jim Jaeger went to Boston this month and completed the final step toward ordination!

We are so proud of him and the work he is doing

on behalf of our small congregation and in Madison.


Read Jim Jaeger's Sermon on:


What the Bible REALLY Says about Homosexuality.pdf





What I Have Learned So Far

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world?  Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause?  I don't think so.


All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance.  The gospel of
light is the crossroads of -- indolence, or action.


Be ignited, or be gone.

~ Mary Oliver ~

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