Ram Mohan Roy: A Unitarian in India with Thomas Howard Ram Mohan Roy was a Bengali Brahmin, who in 1821 helped organize the Calcutta Unitarian Society.  In 1828, the Society transformed into the Brahmo Samaj, which called for the radical reform of Hinduism and became central to the development of modern Bengali culture.  He published […]

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It’s Difficult to Offer Love and Compassion When I Want to Punch You in the Face with Rev. Karon Sandberg A provocative title, I know.  But admit it, no matter which side of the fence we are standing on, we are all too familiar with these feelings.  Politics and the pandemic have pushed us further […]

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The Change We Hope to Bring

The Change We Hope to Bring with Rev. Phillip Lund A Special Visit from our UUA Advisor! From the largest denomination to the smallest congregation, religion in America is in the midst of inevitable change. Religious affiliation, church membership, and worship attendance has steadily declined since the turn of the century, while the number of […]

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Walking in Beauty, the Heart of the Navajo One of the most powerful Navajo prayers is this chant: With beauty before me may I walk With beauty behind me may I walk With beauty above me may I walk With beauty all around me, may I walk. This concept of beauty, within and without, is […]

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Jorge Luis Borges, The First Q?

Jorge Luis Borges, The First Q? with Gustavo Fares In 1940, an obscure Argentine writer, Jorge Luis Borges, wrote about an imaginary sect that invented a society with its own culture, sciences, philosophy, and language. In the story, the sect’s fictional ideas ended up transforming the real world. Fast forward to 2022 in the United States, […]

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Stumbling Toward Allyship

Stumbling Toward Allyship with Starla Thompson The work of building an ally relationship with those who have been historically oppressed is not an easy thing.  There is no clearly defined path for the dominant culture to redistribute power to those they have injured.  This morning we will explore how trying to create a Land Acknowledgment […]

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Taking a Macro View of Mental Health in Door County with Andrew Phillips We often talk about mental health at the individual level, in terms of individual people’s struggles. It’s also important to look at   mental health on a community level. Door County, like many smaller, tight-knit communities, can have difficulty in looking   directly at […]

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Poetry Sunday 2022: Expressions of Community  After the pandemic subsides, we say, we long for community. But what is it? Where does it arise? How do we find it? What sustains it? Poetic answers to such questions from twelve poets may surprise you! This year’s reading will include poems by Sharon Auberle, David Clowers, Ethel […]

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Lessons From a Wolf and Two Grizzly Bears

Lessons From a Wolf and Two Grizzly Bears with Dick Smythe About the Message: Many creatures with whom we share this planet, including wolves and bears, have evolved capacities and behaviors that demonstrate both intelligence and the ability to adapt to changes in their environments.  This morning I will share two true stories – one […]

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Towards a More Perfect Union

Towards a More Perfect Union with Rev. Ashley Horan About the Message: As Unitarian Universalist congregations, we covenant to affirm and promote “the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our congregations, and in society at large.” How did democracy come to be central to our faith, and how are we […]

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