If we say we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all people, that means even those whose political ideas may seem way different from our own. There is a new President in the White House. Our country seems more divided than ever before. How do we open with compassion to those we struggle […]

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Afraid?

Fear is the most destructive emotional bogeyman there is – especially when it’s out of control. But ironically, fear can also trigger our best instincts. We must learn not to surrender to it, but to manipulate it to our own advantage. It is worth thinking about. Joan Shiels has a bunch of degrees in religion […]

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Dreaming in Color

A manifestation of white privilege is that there is an expectation that dreams can be realized through working smart and hard. That expectation may not necessarily hold true for those who do not conform to the dominant culture. We will explore how dreams and expectations differ from culture to culture in our society. We will […]

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The Legacy of Obama’s Hope

With two weeks le in Barack Obama’s eighth year as president, Alan Kopischke will reflect on Obama’s legacy and revisit some of the President’s most inspiring and influential speeches. From Obama’s stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic Convention, to his comments following the most recent election, Obama’s words give us all cause for hope. Alan […]

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Solstice Service and Holiday Party

Under The Same Sky for the Holidays II The final celebration of our 20th Anniversary year, with music and words provided by UUFDC members and friends. The music and messages will set the mood for the holidays. After the candle-light service, a sumptuous and savory reception will follow.

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Some people survive conditions of horrendous physical extremes —lost at sea for six months, fallen into a deep crevasse on Mt. Everest, seriously injured deep in the Amazon jungle —while others do not. The survivors often report that what saved them was a curiously interconnected experience of Will and Grace.  In a culture that’s always telling […]

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