The Human Capacity for Self-Deception

About the Message: Rev. Phil Sweet — The Human Capacity for Self-Deception If you mapped out a time line of our planet’s history of a hundred yards, the length of a football field, humans arrived on the scene one-eighth of an inch from the end. It is easy to see how human beings could feel […]

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An Inner Unveiling

About the message: How can we tell the difference between good religion and junk religion? About the speaker:  The Reverend Brian Mason has served as minister at the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau since 2017. Previously Brian served as the David & Norma Lewis Ministerial Intern at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis […]

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Lessons from the Choir Room

When we talk about choirs, we often use words that describe a utopian community, such as “angelic”, “blend”, or “harmony”.  But the real work of being a member of a choir, like being a member of a community or nation, can be much harder, or even painful.  In this message, Steve Sieck, Co-Director of Choirs […]

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Is Belief in God Rational?

The problem of whether belief in God is rational has historically been linked with the question of whether God exists.  Because no convincing “proofs” for God’s existence have been forthcoming, most philosophers have said the answer to the rational belief question is “No!”  Terry will argue that this response needs reconsideration because rational belief in […]

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We Are the Generation

Nine years ago we had no public discourse  and little public awareness of climate change.  This August the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, usually referred to as the IPPC report, was published.  In terms not normally used in scientific reporting – “It is unequivocal and established fact that human activities are […]

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What Happens When We Die?

We all want to know, don’t we? Different faith traditions tell us different things. The Christian faith says that we will have eternal life with God. Hindu and Buddhist faiths tell us that we will be reincarnated into another life until we reach enlightenment. The Jewish faith says that we can not really know but […]

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Meaningful Travel after Covid-19

After more than a year of lockdowns, confinement, and staycations, the COVID-19 vaccine has made it possible for people to think about travelling again. But travel in a post-pandemic world poses new challenges, both physical and emotional. Should we go on as before, renewing plans for cancelled reservations and returning to familiar places? Or is […]

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Our 25th Anniversary – Under The Same Sky

Celebrate UUFDC’s founding through the words of Rev. Robert Clarke, UUFDC’s regular speaker from its founding days. Alan Kopischke has culled some of the most prescient and relevant stories and observations from the published collection of Clarke’s messages, Under the Same Sky.  

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New Wine

After enduring 18 months of a global pandemic, which is constantly fueled by human behavior, change is being thrusted upon us.  Some of it is distressing (who of us enjoys trying to decipher a conversation through a face mask while standing 6 feet apart?); other changes may alter the trajectory of our lives, both personal […]

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