2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The UU Fellowship team had 27 walkers. Members and Friends donated $2710 to the NE Wisconsin chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our Social Responsibility Committee (SRC) believes in making the world a better place and uses the UUFDC mission statement as its guide “to pursue equality and justice for all people; to practice conscientious stewardship of the earth; and to care actively for the wellbeing of its Fellowship family and the larger community”. We are a working and inclusive committee encouraging the entire Fellowship to do social justice, not just talk about it.
SRC provides information and education to the Fellowship on local, national, and international matters of concern. It recommends and provides opportunities for volunteer action in the community and the world and encourages change in the personal lives of our Members and Friends. At least twice a year, SRC organizes a Fellowship service project such as a highway cleanup or tree planting. SRC’s continuing activities include programs serving a variety of needs:
Humanitarian: Food Barrel, Alzheimer’s Walk, UUSC Guest at Your Table, support of our Hispanic neighbors in various ways including financial allocations, holiday gifts, and English-language support through the Conversation Partners Program. Each third Sunday, our collection is donated to a local, regional or international organization nominated by the Fellowship.
Educational: Movies That Matter, Justice Sunday, Earth Day Sunday, and promotion of and articles related to The Better World Shopping Guide. The fellowship provides funds each year for a scholarship to be awarded to an area high school graduate who embraces the principles of social justice in spirit and in action.
Environmental: Highway Cleanup, Earth Day Sunday, recycling of batteries and ink cartridges, active support of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, and Eco-News articles in our newsletter.
Social Justice: Fair Trade Coffee and other merchandise are offered for purchase at every Sunday service. The Just Economic Community and the Racial Justice task forces both provide information and action items for the fellowship’s consideration.
We welcome new Members or Friends into our planning group and look forward to working together! Contact chairperson, Jane Wise, firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-495-0196, to learn more!Faith Environment Endorsement Racial Justice Task Force Resource List Purchasing Power Money That Matters
Dickinson Poetry SeriesView Upcoming Events
The poetry community in Door County is extremely vital. The Dickinson Series features both beginning and established poets and provides a comfortable setting for the reading of new work. These evenings also attract new listeners, some of whom then become readers. The series is intended to enhance both the appreciation and the writing of poetry.
Held at 7 pm on the second Wednesday of every month, each evening features a local or regional poet reading his or her own poetry followed by an opportunity for audience members to read during an open mic session. .
Emily Dickinson was a prolific poet producing 1775 poems. She favored liberal and Unitarian writing and shared the religious philosophy of the well-known Unitarian, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Movies That MatterView Upcoming Movies
All movies start at 4:30 pm. Donations are appreciated to help defray the costs of public performance licenses that are required for our showings. If you have an idea for a screening, email Carol Boyd email@example.com.
The UUFDC Social Responsibility Committee hosts the monthly Movies That Matter series of thought-provoking topics. All films have been pre-screened. A discussion follows each movie. The movies are free and the public is welcome.
Art GalleryView Upcoming Exhibits
The UU Art Gallery is housed at the Fellowship, 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim, located at the south end of the Green Gables Shops. A regional artist is featured each month. Displays include all types of artwork and often provide an opportunity to meet the artist. The gallery is open to the public on Sundays following morning services from11 AM-12:30 PM and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 1-3 PM or by appointment, 920-854-7559.
If you are interested in displaying art work at the UU Gallery, please contact Julia Bresnahan at 920-839-2606.