June 26 – Rev. Joan Shiels

PRAYER FOR NON-BELIEVERS It has been said that we humans are composed of particles held together by paradox. We are pragmatic but we are also poetic. Our minds are practical but our hearts sometimes fall into prayer. A morning dedicated to the subject of prayer, featuring the acapella singing ministry...

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May 1 – Rev. Phil Sweet

KEEPING THE SABBATH HOLY The fourth commandment, “Remember the Sabbath Day”, is not about worship; it’s about work stoppage. It’s about the refusal to let your life be defined by production and consumption, the endless pursuit of private well-being. Sabbath is an occasion for things in our life that have...

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May 8 – The Rev. Cynthia Johnson

MOTHERS: THE VIEW FROM GOOGLE EARTH Let us honor mothers and motherhood this morning with loving hearts and clear vision.  Let us open our hearts wide enough to celebrate all mothers in spite of their/our imperfections. Cynthia Johnson, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who served UU congregations in Texas and...

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May 15 – Rev. Joan Shiels

THEOLOGY IN THE MOVIES If you think of the Biblical Moses, does he look like Charlton Heston? If you try to visualize the Ark of the Covenant, do you see the golden chest from Raiders of the Lost Ark? Many of us do because in modern times many people have acquired their...

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May 22 – Meg Vermillion

FACE TO FACE WITH A DEVELOPING COUNTRY Traveling is always stimulating and interesting. But what about “living” the experience? Especially when we come from a country that has so much. A retired social worker, Meg Vermillion has been a Member of UUFDC for 10 years and is responsible for starting...

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May 29 – Gigi Pomerantz

HAITI: ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT BEFORE AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE Haiti, once the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, has been decimated by institutional racism and ecological degradation.  Hear how one small Wisconsin based non-profit is making an impact in rural Haiti to protect health and repair the environment. Gigi Pomerantz is...

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April 3 – Rev. Phil Sweet

BEYOND PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION From scarcity through abundance to the common good, this is the journey every thoughtful person must make to wholeness, to grow beyond our narrow acquisitive interests and care for the neighborhood. We have to break the ideology of scarcity. Phil Sweet is a long-time friend of...

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April 10 – Luca Lopes Fagundes

JUSTICE SUNDAY IMMIGRATION: A CALL TO JUSTICE Come to hear about issues faced by immigrants and find out what we can do. Music for the day, both choral and in hymn, will be appropriate for the occasion. This service should be both an invitation to action and cause for celebration!...

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April 17 – Rev. Joan Shiels

THE SERMON ON THE MOUND: TEN LESSONS FROM THE SCHOOL OF BASEBALL There is no better classroom for life than sports. Any sport will do, but Joan’s game was baseball. She shares serious insights and a bunch of stories from the game. Joan Shiels is a long-time friend and frequent...

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April 24 – Eric Hansen

EARTH DAY OBSERVATION OUR FEROCIOUS LOVE OF LIFE VS. CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE Humans, both as individuals and societies, have confronted towering crises before. What lessons and hope can we draw from those experiences? How do humans perceive that a crisis is at hand – and that an immediate change in...

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