Poetry Sunday

A “brave new world,” but are we ready? Poetry Sunday has become a UUFDC tradition since it was begun over a decade ago. Last year, poets from among the members and friends of this Fellowship celebrated the 20th year of UUFDC’s existence. This year, we are responding to a request from the Racial Justice Task […]

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Earth Day With Buddha

Immediately upon the arrival of our newly elected government, many references to Climate Change were removed from various federal and state government websites.  The ‘official’ position appears to be that any changes we are experiencing are not caused by human activity; this, despite 97% of climate scientists agreeing that climate-warming trends over the past century […]

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Rising Up by Diving Deep

For many in our congregations, the traditional theological meanings of Easter lay like sunken wreckage at the bottom of the lake of our lived experience. Should we care about mounting a salvage operation this year? Or is it better to just visit the point which overlooks the water where that ship went down, and enjoy […]

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Resistance is Never Futile

Sometimes peace requires change. Sometimes change requires defying authority. Unitarian Universalist history is filled with people who have acted as social change agents. Many of them questioned prevailing authorities. Join us as we consider the history and influence of nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience in the face of injustice. Eric Severson, from La Crosse, Wisconsin, is currently serving […]

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Are You Awake?

This talk is not an examination of anyone’s sleeping habits.  Nor am I concerned whether or not some of us occasionally doze off at UU.  Rather, we will consider whether our lives “bring us to the point where we become part of creation rather than merely observers of it.”  The Benedictine abbess, Joan Chittister, an […]

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Overcoming Hatred

Overcoming hatred is a noble goal. Its implementation can be challenging. Hate as a word, like its dualistic counterpart love, reflects a vast array of feelings.  Hate can be as simple as hating a type of food or as extreme as violence against another person or group. Hating a type of food, such as beets, causes […]

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Five Myths About Refugees

Recent restrictions on arrivals in the United States have raised questions about the nature of refugee issues.  Some people argue that refugees threaten the American way of life, while others maintain that assisting refugees is a democratic imperative and humanitarian obligation. While this debate rages nationally and globally, it is also taking place here in […]

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Corey will discuss his experiences as a black policeman in the wake of multiple, highly publicized killings of unarmed African-Americans by police officers. Additionally, Officer Saffold will address the paradox of being a black officer during a time when police are viewed as an enemy and are often not trusted, especially among the African-American community. […]

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Under Siege

A Reflection on 2 Kings Chapters 6 & 7…Finding our way through hopeless situations. Dawn Volpe is the pastor of Ephraim Moravian Church.  A native New Yorker, she served churches in the Bronx and the suburbs of Washington, DC before moving to Door County in 2010.  She and her husband of 25 years, Bob, are […]

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Will UU Be My Valentine?

While the Feast of St. Valentine has been celebrated since 496, it wasn’t until Chaucer wrote a poem in 1382 that the celebration became associated with romance and even at that only became more widely recognized in this country in the 19th century.  Is it possible that as Unitarian Universalists, we are uniquely suited to […]

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