As a voracious reader, I inhale words that tell me about the real and imagined world. Daily I am reminded of what I know and what I don’t know. Recently I learned more about my genomes from the National Geographic project of analyzing my cheek swab, including what percentage I am Neanderthal. Every so often (especially in Durango) I […]

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Dancing With The Stars

For generations, human beings have pondered, prayed to, and personified stars. If those stars could speak in return, what wisdom might they have for us in return? I suggest that their message might well be welcome to those on both sides of science/spirit divide. Dr. Sharon Whitehill was an English professor in Michigan for over 30 […]

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The Promise, Perils, And Power Of Guilt

Guilt-induction is a powerful means by which to motivate obedience, conformity, and some forms of morality. It is often used by religious groups, cultural institutions, and parents alike. One downside is that it can also foster feelings of unworthiness and stifle personal growth. Pervasive guilt is implicated in certain forms of mental illness. But guilt […]

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The Meaning Of Life

Is there an ultimate meaning to life? Some eloquent people have suggested answers to this ponderous question. Joan will bring thought-provoking stories that focus on this elusive topic. Joan Shiels is a longtime friend and has been a frequent speaker at our fellowship for the last nine years.

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Foundations For The Future

UUFDC has carved a rich past and is a vibrant presence for liberal faith in Door County.  How do we assure that we will be even stronger in the future?  Join us as we examine what we know about ourselves and what is happening on a broader scale in Unitarian Universalism to begin the process […]

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Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.   Join in a service planned by your UU Board to begin to delve into what it will take for the Fellowship to maintain its many strengths, while improving and adjusting to meet the needs of the future.  Four members of our congregation will provide reflections.  This is the first of […]

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What The World Needs Now

I’ve been gathering my thoughts about the fifty years that have passed since Al’s and my marriage began.  What’s been going on in the world?  What has been going on in cultural shifts?  What have I learned?  What does the world need now?  Cynthia Johnson, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who served UU congregations in […]

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The Saint Bartholomew Day’s Massacre

While not at all known by most Americans, in France Saint Bartholomew’s Day is notorious as the date of a horrendous massacre of Protestants by Catholics, a bloody act of religious intolerance and hatred that stood out even in an age of outrageous interdenominational warfare. This morning I would like to evoke for you the […]

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Although we require assumptions to conduct our lives, we run into problems when we base our actions on assumptions that appear true but turn out to be faulty.  Starting with an anecdote about a dog that seemingly defied the laws of physics, Doc will describe the value of an open-minded nonjudgmental stance that holds lightly […]

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