Upcoming Sermons


July 30, 2017 

Rev. Nell Newton

"Pines, Ashes, Seedlings and Cypress, Gravel, Grasses"

It’s easy to be dazzled by beauty of nature and when we wander into religious naturalism we are apt to spend more time admiring its prettier parts. Our 7th principle asks us to hold “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.” But that web has some dark strands and complex connections that elude our understanding. In this sermon we’ll take a walk through the burned out forests of Bastrop and the scoured banks of the Blanco River to consider the implications of a deep green religion.

Rev. Nell Newton is delighted to return to SMUUF, the congregation that watched her grow as a minister and ordained her in 2015. A lifelong UU, she has been called to serve as the settled minister at the Amarillo UU Fellowship. Nell and her husband Monty will be moving up there after she sees us!

Join us for a potluck lunch after the service.


August 6, 2017 

Rev. Scottie McIntyre Johnson

“We, the Member Congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association…”

Unitarian Universalism is congregationally-based; we have been (at least on our Unitarian side) since our Puritan ancestors declared it to be so in 1648. Each individual church governs itself, ordains and calls its own ministers, and completely supports itself. And, yet, also since 1648, our individual, autonomous congregations have voluntarily joined together for mutual assistance and support. Today, that mutuality is formalized through the Unitarian Universalist Association, the UUA. Our minister and members who recently attended the UUA General Assembly in New Orleans will talk about what it means to be part of such an association.


August 13, 2017 

Rev. Betty Skwarek



August 20, 2017 

Fein Tuned

"Mostly Music Service"


Tuesday, July 25: Finance & Investments Team Meets

6:30 P.M. at Billy & Bev Stokes’ home in San Marcos – Contact: Jeff Rasco, F & I Chair (512-296-7276;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Wednesday, July 26: Sewing Guild

1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. @ Ann Allen’s home in Martindale. Contact: Ann Allen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Sunday, July 30: Come visit after the service.

A POTLUCK LUNCH WILL BE HELD AFTER THE SERVICE TO VISIT WITH NELL NEWTON AND WISH HER WELL!  Please bring a favorite dish to share in the Fellowship Hall!

Morning Meditation every Sunday

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Sunday Mornings in the UCM Downstairs Chapel
Please meet at the front doors by 8:10 am. All older teens and adults are invited!
Contact: SMUUF Meditation Coordinator Deborah Carter (512-210-9497; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Splash Camp!

All children from preschoolers through middle school are invited every Sunday in July for Splash Camp! In order to have enough time for all the fun, Splash Camp participants will not begin the morning in the regular worship service upstairs; grown-ups should check their children in downstairs at 10:30 and pick them up at 12:20.
Contact: SMUUF DRE Laura Haygood (512-757-2773; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Check the SMUUF Calendar for current listings of activities

* Adult Religious Exploration is taking a break for the summer. Watch this space for updates

Hospitality Teams get it done every Sunday!

A great way to get involved at SMUUF is by joining a Hospitality Team. For one month approximately every 7 months, each team provides the refreshments for the SMUUF service, sets up the building, and cleans everything up afterward. Then on the last Wednesday of that month, the team prepares and serves dinner for diners at the Southside Community Center. It's a wonderful way to meet other SMUUF members and get right into service with us. You may click here to download a copy of the Hospitality Team duties. For information about how to join, contact Lisa Cradit at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 512-393-9054.

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Our most recent sermons are available on the website under the Past Sermons tab, and as podcasts from iTunes and Stitcher. Click the links to go to the SMUUF channels and subscribe. If you would like to listen to a past service not in the list of podcasts, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Automate Your Pledge

Tired of writing checks for your pledges? There are three ways you can avoid check writing, and never miss a monthly gift.

  1. If your bank has bill pay, you can set up an automatic monthly check to SMUUF directly from your bank. It's simple, and it costs you and SMUUF nothing, it should be a free service if offered by your bank.
  2. You can authorize a regular withdrawal (known as ACH) directly from your bank to ours.
  3. You can authorize a regular charge on a credit card that SMUUF can process.

Click here to download the authorization form, then return the completed form to our Treasurer, Judy Telford or our minister.

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PO Box 1053, San Marcos, TX 78667
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