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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

Speaking Up


Speaking Up

The national newshas been both heartening and difficult as so many have courageously come forward to tell their stories of sexual assault and harassment at the hands of powerful abusers. Heartening, because there finally appear to be consequences for powerful perpetrators. Difficult, because the stories can bring up old trauma and hard reactions for those who’ve lived with abuse. If you need to tell your stories in a safe and supportive atmosphere, join us in the Sanctuary on Thursday, January 25, 3-5pm. Contact Rev. Khleber Van Zandt, .

Request for Help

Tis the season... and the Nominating Committee has begun work to identify a slate of candidates to serve on our Board of Trustees. In addition to openings on the Board, there other leadership positions open on the Coordinating Council and key committees. Fulfilling stewardship is more than just monetary support. We need the talent and hard work of a committed membership in a variety of ways to keep UUCOV thriving. We need your help to identify leadership talent within the congregation! If you would personally like to serve in a leadership capacity, please reach out to a member of the committee to either express your interest or learn more about needs for the upcoming year. If you wish to recommend someone, please do so only with their permission. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Nominating Committee:
Bev Morrison, Chair     
Claire Harrison            
Bonnie Norton             
Paul O'Dell                 
Phil Veach                  

We’ll Be Celebrating

FeatherPenMarch 3rd. Legacy Friends, save this date, 4-6pm. We’ll gather to celebrate our commitment to support UUCOV’s mission far into the future. Look for details in the February Connection. If you’re not yet a Legacy Friends and want any information or an opportunity to talk about planned giving, contact John Spitzer - 319- 331-5914 or .

UUCOV Endowent Fund

It’s a gift that keeps on giving, now and hereafter. All gifts, large or small, are welcome in the UUCOV Endowment Fund. With a gift of $5,000.00 or more, you are designated as a UUCOV Patron and automatically recognized as a UUCOV Legacy Friend. Check with Wayne Strife - 941-375-2400 or John Spitzer - 319-331-7187.

UUCOV Has Bylaws

A Bylaws Committee has been convened to review the UUCOV Bylaws. Its commission is to report its recommendations to the congregation. Thesebylaws clipart 4 recommendations will be voted on at the UUCOV Annual Meeting, Saturday, March 24th , 11am-1pm. Committee members are Barbara Smith (Chair), Joel Morrison, Charlotte Neagle, Matt McHugh, and Linda Underwood. The current Bylaws,  were adopted March 29th, 2015. The Bylaws Committee will convene an Open Meeting to receive your in-person input, Friday, January 19th at 3pm at Asta Linder; written recommendations, however, are welcome anytime up to that date. Please submit to Barbara Smith in writing at with a description of the general issue you are seeking to change. Also, please provide in writing your recommended language and specific location within the Bylaws where you seek to insert the recommendation. Your email submission will be acknowledged and very appreciated.
We have high respect for the work of those UUCOV members who put forth the UUCOV Bylaws at its formation and during the intervening years and are impressed as to how they have well served this congregation. The 2018 Bylaws Committee endeavors to continue in that tradition.