What Kind of Creature Are We?

This question has been asked and debated for thousands of years. When I first talked at UU on October 30, 2011 my topic was “Our World of Wonder.” I suggested then that an appropriate human response to the fact that we exist at all would be an attitude of wonder, awe, gratitude, and humility. This […]

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Poetry Sunday to Celebrate UUFDC Anniversary

For more than a decade, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County has devoted one Sunday each April to poetry. In each of the last five years, 10-12 poets who are either members or friends of this fellowship have written and read poems on a theme (e.g., the equinox, justice, the earth). This year, on April 24th, they […]

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This service will feature Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon singing and performing songs about our earth, the seasons, and stewardship.  This is an opportunity for the entire family to sing along with them.  Come and join the celebration of our beautiful earth! Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon live in Door County year-round. Dahl is a singer-songwriter and […]

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Some argue that possibilities for a world without war, environmental destruction and inequality are limited by “human nature.” My remarks will dispute this notion and argue that human nature is neither biologically nor divinely determined. Furthermore if we see it as our task to alter human nature as it seems to manifest itself today, we can […]

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(Still) Learning to Let Go

Whether we are 26, 66 or 96, one thing is certain, and that is that our lives have held a LOT of change. Events come and go, relationships come and go, hobbies, passions and desires all come and go. We seem to navigate the vast majority of these “releasings” without much fuss; they are just […]

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Serving with Grace

To honor our founders who served, and continue to serve with grace, the current UUFDC Board and staff will share ideas and inspirations from the book, Serving with Grace: Lay Leadership as a Spiritual Practice, by Erik Walker Wikstrom.  According to one review of the book, “Meditation, ritual and prayer are the glamorous side of […]

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There is an emerging public debate about the ways that our nation should address poverty.  Proposals to reduce poverty put forth across the political spectrum are rooted in very different understandings of “responsibility”. Is it an individual responsibility or a community responsibility? A societal responsibility or a healthy combination of all three?  Dr. Robert Kraig will […]

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Under the Same Sky by Rev. Robert Clarke

This message, the sermon Rev. Clarke delivered on the first official Sunday of the UUFDC, is about our Unitarian Universalist heritage and the freedom and love that bring us together. Alan Kopischke will read this sermon honoring the UU minister who helped begin and found our beloved UUFDC.  This sermon and many others were compiled and […]

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Black Lives Matter

The Unitarian Universalist Association voted last summer to support the work of “Black Lives Matter,” in part because of the movement’s commitment to principles of justice, equality and empathy. It was formed in 2012 by three women to establish the principles and practices to stop the scourge against black men in the US. In honor […]

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Yes!

What would our lives, our communities, our world look like if we framed our discourse, embedded our beliefs about God, ourselves and others, in yes?  For far too long our institutions of society, religion and government have taught us a language of no.  We need to reclaim yes! Yes to love, yes to mercy, yes to […]

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