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The Communications Council is comprised of the Communications Team and the UCOV Radio Group. Our purpose is to provide information, news and programming about UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist denomination to our congregation and our community at large.

The Communications Committee is in charge of internal publications - Connection and UUCOV Happenings, our website, our Facebook page, press releases and paid advertising. If there is an upcoming UUCOV event you need publicized please download and fill out the form below and return it to Leie Carmody.

Communications Event Form (pdf)

The UUCOV Radio Group has created an internet radio station. Their mission statement: UUCOVRadio is an internet radio station which exists to broadcast programs and services embodying the seven principles of UUCOV and the Unitarian Universalist Association to the larger community. In addition to spreading the message of Unitarian Universalism, UUCOVRadio seeks to promote the arts and to focus on the needs and challenges of the local community. The UUCOV Radio site is located at

If you are interested in spreading the word about our congregation and our faith to the wider community, come join us! 

Communications News

A Thank You to Nan

thanks  A thank you celebration is being planned for the May 28th Sunday service to acknowledge Nan’s work and support to all of us over her years as UUCOV’s Office Administrator. She has tirelessly supported the Teams, Committees, several ministers, Boards of Trustees and the congregation. She has put our dates on calendars, designed and printed our flyers, put together annual reports, found us rooms for meetings, counseled us through computer issues, photographed events, and reminded us of deadlines. She produced our UUCOV history video, shared her art with us, and prepared countless orders of service.
At the May 28th celebration we plan to give Nan a token of our appreciation. Anyone wishing to donate toward this may send a check to Joel Morrison made out to UUCOV with “Nan Kritzler’s gift” in the memo line. These can be placed in the donation box, mailed, or placed in the Waters Hall mailbox for the Finance Team. In addition, Eileen Leapley and Linda Underwood will be available at church on Sundays to collect any cash donations that you might want to make. A card will be available for all to sign. (For those away, let Eileen or Linda know and they will add your name). Let’s show Nan how important her service to us has been!

Why Am I a Legacy Friend?

Pat Schwing writes: Dick & I are honored to have been asked to testify, if you will, to our reasoning behind our decision to become Legacy Friends to UUCOV.     
This has become a deeply felt commitment initiated in the Birmingham Unitarian Church in Michigan where we served in a number of leadership roles including on the Endowment Committee. Having been nurtured and educated to the deep-seated commitment to the future of this religious movement for 50+ years we are deeply committed to seeing our free religious movement progress & nourish many more souls as it has ours.
One does not have to be wealthy to participate. We simply must set aside funds in our estate plan which will be donated to UUCOV for use in the growth of this great congregation. Won't you consider joining us in this endeavor?
To join Legacy Friends or to get information about planned giving, please contact John Spitzer at 319- 331-5914 or .

Countdown to Sicily #4

Sicily As we count down to this splendid trip, be aware that the trip is filled, but if you are interested in going, contact Nancy Ryder, , to be put on the waiting list.


SanctuaryPath200  UUCOV would like to add additional benches to the front patio and replace the wooden ones in the Memorial Garden area under the big tree. We also have been requested to consider installing a bike rack to aid those biking to services or meetings. If you have an interest in donating a bench or bike rack, please contact Linda Underwood,
We are asked from time to time for ideas to memorialize a loved one. A bench with a plaque is an excellent option. The straight benches for under the tree are about $1,000 each and the curved benches are about $1,200 each. An individual or a group might consider a memorial bench. The bike rack is about $975.

Seeking a New Coordinator

The Fiscal Team is seeking the next UUCOV Travel Coordinator. Nancy Ryder, during her long and successful tenure, has accumulated materials that are invaluable and is eager to share them with the next Coordinator. If interested email Joel Morrison .