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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International Women’s Day

The First American Indian to Serve as US Poet Laureate: Joy Harjo Come joins us to celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring the journey of Joy Harjo, a Muscogee/Creek woman whose paternal ancestors fought the U.S. for their land in “Indian Territory.” She is an artist and musician (sax) in addition to being a writer of […]

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Guidebook of Life?

Life, I find, is much like my orchids: I was given them as gifts, and they bloom despite (in spite of?)  my cat. I’ve tended my various plants; watering, feeding, shifting them around to the ‘best’ spots … and they bloom … most of them anyway. It’s a complicated affair, this life, this ‘gift’ we are […]

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The Secret Forest

Thanks to researchers such as Dr. Suzanne Simard and Dr. Steve Sillett, we are beginning to perceive a whole new world, allowing us a glimpse into the depth and complexities of these ancient communities we call forests. In high school, I was involved in a summer conservation program of work and learning. We touched on […]

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Work, Worry, and Wisdom

Are anxiety and creativity inextricably bound to one another? Are those of us who tend toward creativity also more likely to tend toward worry? What role does work play in our search for peace and productivity (and what constitutes “work” anyway?). We’ll explore the braided themes of work, creativity, and anxiety—the places they intersect and […]

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You Were That Close

This is the story of how a horrific life threatening illness was beaten by a chain of events and decisions made years prior to the terrible event. Andy will also delve into how UU “found” him during his recovery and what it means to him. Andy had just started a new chapter in his life, […]

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