Jorge Luis Borges, The First Q?

Jorge Luis Borges, The First Q? with Gustavo Fares In 1940, an obscure Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, wrote about an imaginary sect that invented a society with its own culture, sciences, philosophy, and language. In the story, the sect’s fictional ideas ended up transforming the real world. Fast forward to 2022 in the United States, […]

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Taking a Macro View of Mental Health in Door County with Andrew Phillips We often talk about mental health at the individual level, in terms of individual people’s struggles. It’s also important to look at   mental health on a community level. Door County, like many smaller, tight-knit communities, can have difficulty in looking   directly at […]

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Poetry Sunday 2022: Expressions of Community  After the pandemic subsides, we say, we long for community. But what is it? Where does it arise? How do we find it? What sustains it? Poetic answers to such questions from twelve poets may surprise you! This year’s reading will include poems by Sharon Auberle, David Clowers, Ethel […]

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Lessons From a Wolf and Two Grizzly Bears

Lessons From a Wolf and Two Grizzly Bears with Dick Smythe About the Message: Many creatures with whom we share this planet, including wolves and bears, have evolved capacities and behaviors that demonstrate both intelligence and the ability to adapt to changes in their environments.  This morning I will share two true stories – one […]

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Towards a More Perfect Union

Towards a More Perfect Union with Rev. Ashley Horan About the Message: As Unitarian Universalist congregations, we covenant to affirm and promote “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our congregations, and in society at large.” How did democracy come to be central to our faith, and how are we […]

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The World Shifted

The World Shifted with Marie Luna About the Message: After two years of challenge, stress, and anxiety due to the pandemic, we have yet to know what this truly means for our lives and the world. Congregations have been trying to keep up with serving people’s needs, continuing meaningful connections, and navigating individual and collective […]

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St. Patrick: Beyond Shamrocks & Myth

St. Patrick: Beyond Shamrocks & Myth with Pastor Dawn Volpe About the Message: I loved St. Patrick’s Day as a child, singing, ‘When Irish Eyes are Smiling’, the parades, green everywhere, classrooms decorated in shamrocks, stories of leprechauns and snake banishment. As Tomie de Paula recalled in his children’s book, Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland, His Irish […]

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The Art of Bridging 

The Art of Bridging  with Dr. Kimberly Barrett About the Message: Establishing a sense of connection and belonging among people with different identities and opinions is becoming a lost art. This presentation will address under what conditions bridging is appropriate and the essential skills needed to bridge across differences. Participants will also have the opportunity […]

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A Different Voice

A Different Voice with Dick Smythe About the Message: How often do we hear a critique of the church in America from: A black pastor…Former drug dealer…Former sex worker…Former homeless queer teen…Former felon? This morning we will hear from a Lutheran pastor who combines all these attributes. I believe we need to hear what he […]

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What Might We Learn From Fiction By 20th Century Black Women? with Estella Lauter About the Message: Instead of focusing on one highly accomplished person or a project such as microloans for International Women’s Day this year, we will look briefly at some novels by African American women and share the conversation that a winter Clearing […]

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