Arts as Community Work

Arts as Community Work with Jacob Janssen of Third Avenue Playworks (TAP) Artists are care workers, not unlike nurses or teachers. Those who work in the arts provide spiritual, emotional, celebratory support, and energy in our communities. Jacob Janssen serves as the Artistic Director of the iconic Third Avenue Playworks, in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Janssen […]

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Resilience: Is It Really About Bouncing Back? with Laura Smythe What is resilience?  When is it useful?  Many of us think of resilience as the ability to “bounce back” from difficult circumstances.  But, do we really want to bounce back from challenging moments?  What does the desire to “bounce back” suggest about the role of difficulty and pain in […]

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Ready to Be Unsteady

Ready to Be Unsteady with Rev. Karen Hering What does it mean to keep our balance when the unknowns of our times require that we let go of so much that was familiar before? How do we find balance in times of change – in the world, in our communities and in our personal lives? Rev. […]

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments with Dick Smythe  How many of the commandments could we name?  Do we ever think about them?  Do they have any value for us today?  Believe it or not, interest in these commandments is alive and well and many thoughtful people have recently reflected and written about their meaning and value for […]

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An Original Relation with the Universe with Doc Heide of Northern Sky Theater   Ralph Waldo Emerson proposed that we should have an experiential approach to spiritualty that he termed “an original relation with the universe.” Building on this idea, Dr. Heide will present an overview of early experiences that shaped his own spiritual outlook.  […]

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The Wonder of Creation

The Wonder of Creation with Rev. Jim Coakley  As we gaze up in wonder at the dark winter night sky filled with billions of stars, let us lift up the original wonder story of creation. Our creation from mere stardust is the original miracle. Rev. Coakley’s message is inspired from this video: We are Stardust Harvesting […]

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Pluralism vs. Fundamentalism 

Pluralism vs. Fundamentalism by Rev. Sam Trumbore — Presented by Donna Johnson Our religious tradition of Unitarian Universalism is quite different from the “true believers”. A visitor would feel this in a UU congregation immediately. Yet understanding the roots of the differences, why we don’t worship     Jesus, why we don’t have a creed, why we value […]

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The Parallel of Abuse and Oppression

The Parallel of Abuse and Oppression with Milly Gonzales Milly Gonzales is the Executive Director of HELP of Door County and one of Wisconsin’s 35 most powerful and influential Latino Leaders. Today we will uncover what makes a relationship healthy or abusive and the connection of abuse and oppression. Service Leader: Cindy Nelson Music: Beth […]

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Transforming Principles & Purposes

Rev. Mark Richards Transforming Principles & Purposes In 2021, the UUA Board of Directors commissioned a panel to review and update Article II of the UUA Bylaws. Article II defines the purposes of the UUA and lays out the principles by which we gather. We know these as the Seven Principles and most of us […]

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Gifts That Come Wrapped in Darkness

The Gifts That Come Wrapped in Darkness This is the time of the year when, in the northern hemisphere, the creep of darkness takes more and more of the light of day away from us. We are enculturated to fear the darkness; it’s the place where the bogeymen live and where things go bump in […]

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