Embracing Bad Art & Stupid Ideas with Alan Kopischke Alan is a university professor, arts consultant, and professional actor. He has acted with the Peninsula Players, Third Avenue Playhouse, Steppenwolf, Milwaukee Rep and regional theatres across the country and has appeared in feature films and on primetime network television. A UU since 2002, Alan and […]
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.
A year ago, Alan explored religion words that made some people uncomfortable. Many have since requested further exploration of more words, so here we are. Alan will explore the disconnects between how some people use these words and how some people hear these words (and in some cases the origins of these words). Before our […]
Do words like faith, worship, pray, church, God, Lord, and other religion-related words make you uncomfortable? Alan will explore the disconnects between how some people use these words and how some people hear these words (and in some cases the origins of these words). Before our “Moment of Quiet” we are often encouraged to embrace […]
With two weeks le in Barack Obama’s eighth year as president, Alan Kopischke will reflect on Obama’s legacy and revisit some of the President’s most inspiring and influential speeches. From Obama’s stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to his comments following the most recent election, Obama’s words give us all cause for hope. Alan […]
Bob Clarke’s message about the 18th century revolution in religion that allowed Universalism to thrive suggests parallels to the conditions that led to the American Revolution. Alan Kopischke will read Clarke’s message, “The Other Half of Our Heritage”, and highlight those parallels using Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton” as inspiration. Universalism’s message that everyone is safe, the […]
This message, the sermon Rev. Clarke delivered on the first official Sunday of the UUFDC, is about our Unitarian Universalist heritage and the freedom and love that bring us together. Alan Kopischke will read this sermon honoring the UU minister who helped begin and found our beloved UUFDC. This sermon and many others were compiled and […]
In honor of the UU minister who helped begin and found our beloved Fellowship, Alan Kopischke will read Rev. Robert Clarke’s sermon about endings and beginnings. This sermon and many others were compiled and published by UUFDC in a book titled Under the Same Sky to recognize and thank Bob for his help and guidance. […]