An Earth Day Lament

April 22nd marks the 49th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Citing several water and climate change issues as examples of critical “inconvenient truths” facing our planetary environment, I will argue that most Americans are blind to reality: earth blind – lacking basic knowledge/understanding of the natural environment; (2) time blind – focused on the […]

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Who Needs Science?

Is the U.S. a scientifically advanced country? Of course it is. The U.S. claims far more Nobel Prizes than any other nation. Most of us carry our own personal computers in our purses or pockets and we would be lost without them. Yet, an unfortunate number of us question the safety and efficacy of vaccines, […]

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POETRY SUNDAY Estella Lauter, Coordinator One day before National Poetry Month begins, poets who are Members and Friends of the UU Fellowship of Door County will present a reading of original poems. This year, in conjunction with the Protest! exhibit in the UU Gallery, poets have been asked to explore what it means to them […]

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In a contemporary world in which our divisions are constantly on full display, it can be difficult to empathize and find common cause with others, especially those who we perceive to be different from us in some fundamental way. This message will address ways that we can show greater compassion for ourselves and others in […]

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Did I Get Old Yet?

I will be speaking at UUFDC the day after my ‘Three-Score-and-Ten’ birthday (for some reason, saying my age that way feels better than saying, ‘Seventieth’). But it also sounds funny when I hear a fellow classmate say, ’OMG! I’m going to be 21 tomorrow! I feel so old!’. ‘Pffft’, I counter, ‘I’ve been there three […]

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To mark International Women’s Day this year, in keeping with the exhibit at the UU Gallery, Estella Lauter will present the work of several American women artists who developed an “art of social engagement” from the 1970s to 1990s. Their work took many forms: murals, quilts, installations and performances, as well as painting and sculpture, […]

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The Insidious Shadow Immigration War

JUSTICE SUNDAY There is an on-going war on the separation of powers. The current administration has methodically dissected immigration law, specifically asylum law, in an effort to curb legal asylum immigration. In similar fashion, legal immigration discretion has been tightened to never-before-seen standards. Finally, the lack of an independent immigration court judiciary has revealed that […]

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The Science of Forgiveness

Did you know that being able to forgive actually affects your physical body? Studies show that opening up to forgiving ourselves or others can lower blood pressure and reduce stress. Join us as we look into forgiveness, its intentions, its challenges and its long term effects on our lives. Rev. Karon Sandberg is a hospice […]

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Gratitude: From Manners to Meaning

Gratitude is an essential part of our being.  As children, we learn to express it through saying “Thank You” and writing notes when we receive a gift.  As we mature we learn that gratitude properly expressed can lead to new opportunities.  Gratitude can also be a spiritual practice leading to a presence in the world […]

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