Leaning Into the Mystery of the Winter Solstice with Rev. Jim Coakley

The season of magic and mystery is upon us! Something about the darkness of the winter solstice fires up our imagination and spirituality. Science tells us our brains are hardwired towards leaning into the mystery, because it helps us overcome psychological darkness. It’s no wonder that many religious traditions mark this time of year with ritual. Come let us celebrate together!

Rev. Jim Coakley’s UU roots are grounded in the remarkable story of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, Wisconsin. As this congregation grew, so did Jim; initially as a lay leader and then a lay minister. Jim graduated from Meadville Lombard Theological School in 2015 and was ordained by his beloved congregation in 2016. His efforts in helping local UU congregations connect and collaborate are remarkable.