Pey Carter — Disabilities: Inclusion, Accessibility, and Identity About the Message: Join guest speaker, Pey Carter, as they talk about their journey from able-bodied to disabled as well as disability theology and how congregations can be more inclusive and accessible to everyone. About the Speaker: Pey Carter is a 4th year seminary student at Iliff […]

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Gratitude? Me?

The Rev. Barbara Sajna — Gratitude? Me? A Thanksgiving message on gratitude. About the Speaker: 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 frim in Eagle River. Her four children grew up in Rhinelander […]

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The Human Capacity for Self-Deception

About the Message: Rev. Phil Sweet — The Human Capacity for Self-Deception If you mapped out a time line of our planet’s history of a hundred yards, the length of a football field, humans arrived on the scene one-eighth of an inch from the end. It is easy to see how human beings could feel […]

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An Inner Unveiling

About the message: How can we tell the difference between good religion and junk religion? About the speaker:  The Reverend Brian Mason has served as minister at the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau since 2017. Previously Brian served as the David & Norma Lewis Ministerial Intern at the First Unitarian Church of St. Louis […]

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Lessons from the Choir Room

When we talk about choirs, we often use words that describe a utopian community, such as “angelic”, “blend”, or “harmony”.  But the real work of being a member of a choir, like being a member of a community or nation, can be much harder, or even painful.  In this message, Steve Sieck, Co-Director of Choirs […]

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Is Belief in God Rational?

The problem of whether belief in God is rational has historically been linked with the question of whether God exists.  Because no convincing “proofs” for God’s existence have been forthcoming, most philosophers have said the answer to the rational belief question is “No!”  Terry will argue that this response needs reconsideration because rational belief in […]

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We Are the Generation

Nine years ago we had no public discourse  and little public awareness of climate change.  This August the sixth report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, usually referred to as the IPPC report, was published.  In terms not normally used in scientific reporting – “It is unequivocal and established fact that human activities are […]

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What Happens When We Die?

We all want to know, don’t we? Different faith traditions tell us different things. The Christian faith says that we will have eternal life with God. Hindu and Buddhist faiths tell us that we will be reincarnated into another life until we reach enlightenment. The Jewish faith says that we can not really know but […]

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Meaningful Travel after Covid-19

After more than a year of lockdowns, confinement, and staycations, the COVID-19 vaccine has made it possible for people to think about travelling again. But travel in a post-pandemic world poses new challenges, both physical and emotional. Should we go on as before, renewing plans for cancelled reservations and returning to familiar places? Or is […]

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