Upcoming Sunday Programs (10:10 a.m.)  More information on our Calendar

Date Program Speaker Topic

Sept 22 U-U Program Larry Collins Body & Soul

Sept 29 5th Sunday Congregation Work Day TBA

Oct 6 Roundtable Bill Ladewig Your Own Religion?

Oct 13 U-U Program Robin Proud TBA
Oct 20 Founders Day Free Thought Holiday TBA


Join us for a moderated discussion: The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Individuals in our Community

Where: Park Hall, 307 Polk St., Sauk City, WI 53538

Time: 3 p.m.

Date: September 22, 2019

The public is invited to the first of a series of Community Conversations to be held at the Free Congregation's Park Hall. The program will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd; the topic will be “The Impact of Current Immigration Policies on Individuals in Our Community”. The goal of this and future conversations is to provide a neutral and safe setting for members of the wider Sauk-Prairie community to meet and discuss topics of current interest and importance. The event will be moderated to provide everyone a chance to speak without interruption or confrontation.  Free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!


Adult Education Class at the Free Congregation

What I Believe Now is an adult education discussion group whose purpose is to explore our beliefs and values, specifically acknowledging that those may be different for each of us. The first of six monthly sessions will be offered on Monday night, October 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 at Park Hall. Each discussion is designed to help participants reflect on how we've come to be where we are now, to help us define where we'd like to be, and to help us articulate what we do and don't believe. The sessions are moderated so as to enrich and deepen our individual beliefs, not to conform or discredit them. The topic of the first session will be Human Nature. The class is free and open to the public, no pre-registration is required, and everyone is welcome to attend.


Welcome to the Free Congregation of Sauk County

We are a religious community made up of people from diverse backgrounds and different faith traditions who have chosen to embrace some common principles, among them the freedom to engage in our own personal search for truth and meaning.

We require of no one a profession of theological belief or disbelief; rather, we seek to continually examine and clarify our basic principles and world views.

We view religion as a question to be explored rather than as an answer to be received or revealed.

We believe that ethical behavior and action is the only reasonable course for humans to pursue; consistent with that belief, we are united in our conviction that only by helping others and seeking to improve the world can we realize our full humanity.

Our open approach to religion follows from our unique weaving of two liberal religious traditions. This weaving is always in process; we are an evolving religious community, and our emphasis and interests change over the years.

We are a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. We belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a liberal religious organization dedicated to a non-dogmatic approach to religion. Our congregation affirms the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equality and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Picture courtesy of Reece Donihi.

Our commitment to Unitarian Universalism is reflected in our Second and Fourth Sunday programs. On these Sundays, we follow a UU order of service.

We are a Free Thought congregation with origins in the German Freie Gemeinden (‘free congregations’ or ‘free societies’). When liberal reform efforts, both political and religious, failed in Germany after 1848, German liberals immigrated to the United States where they founded numerous free thought societies and congregations, most of them in the northeast and upper mid-west. One such German liberal, Eduard Schroeter, helped to found this congregation in 1852 and became its first Speaker (leader and teacher). Ours is the last remaining Free Congregation in North America.

Our commitment to the Freie Gemeinde tradition is reflected in our First Sunday (Spiritual Reflection Hour) and Third Sunday (Free Thought Forum) programs.

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Free Congregation of Sauk County
PO Box 664  -  307 Polk Street  -  Sauk City, WI 53583
Phone: (608) 643-3131      Email: FreeCongregation@iCloud.com