The Inauguration of Jesus’ Ministry: a Non-Religious Reading The gospel-writer Mark announces the inauguration of Jesus’ ministry in a few short words: the kingdom of God is at hand. While Christians have interpreted (or in many cases misinterpreted) these words religiously, a socio-cultural-economic reading is compelling. We’ll dig into this text and its implications and inspiration for […]

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In A Different Light with Dale Goodner  

Canadian scientist and author, David Suzuki, put it well:  “If a mountain is a deity, not a pile of ore; if a river is one of the veins of the land, not potential irrigation water; if a forest is a sacred grove, not timber; if other species are biological kin, not resources; or if the […]

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Some theologians have located the roots of ecological decline in a systematic disenchantment of the natural world that has resulted in humans becoming spiritually disconnected from nature and the wider universe. We will explore how we can repair this rupture by actively trying to live lives full of wonder and awe. John J. O’Keefe, Ph.D., […]

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Afrikan Contributions To Worldly Civilizations and Global Cultures  This interactive conversation will offer a new perspective on the vast ways that Afrikan Culture has influenced, and continues to influence communities and cultures around the world. We will explore Afrikan arts, Afrikan history, Afrikan spirituality, Afrikan warfare and Afrikan centered education. Born and raised on Milwaukee’s […]

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Useless whining and complaining fill our conversations—and our lives—with negative thoughts and feelings. Deciding to live complaint-free can change our lives for the better. Do you think you could you do it? Rev. Joan Shiels has been bringing messages of hope, hardship and humor to our fellowship for 23 years. She has graduate degrees in Religion, […]

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Did you know last month 10,000 Buddhist monks were praying for you? They were intentionally praying for peace and love for everyone in the world.  Does this type of unknown love and kindness make any real difference in the world?  Join us as we explore the mystery of kindness. Rev. Karon Sandberg is a Unitarian Universalist […]

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Prophets challenge us in many ways.  We can explore some of those challenges through the life and teachings of MLK and our response to them. The Rev. Barbara Sajna is a Wisconsin native, originally from the Rhinelander area. She has a law degree from the University of Wisconsin and practiced with a general practice firm in […]

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The Northeast Corner with Katie Dahl

Many Americans don’t know that Eleanor Roosevelt, during several of the years she spent in the White House, maintained a passionate romantic relationship with Lorena “Hick” Hickok, a Wisconsin buttermaker’s daughter and one of the most prominent women journalists of her day. Katie Dahl, who is currently writing a musical about Eleanor and Hick, will […]

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Taizé Prayer is a simple, meditative form of worship, calling us to dwell deeply in the presence around and within us. Mantra songs, prayerful silence, and short readings guide the focus of the prayer. This New Year’s Eve morning, experience how this form of prayer can be guided for Unitarian Universalists. Cyndy Stiehl led the […]

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