Thoreau said “Every time something is gained, something is lost.” When it comes to aging, it’s easy to see what is lost but rather hard to see what is gained. A meditation. Joan Shiels is a longtime friend and a frequent speaker at our fellowship. She notices she has been getting older every day. 

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(A Baker’s Dozen Sunday) Mother’s Day is so much bigger that the bond between someone and their mother or someone who is a mother and her children. We’ll celebrate and ponder and use both ends of the telescope to honor Mother/mothers/mothering in our own lives — and use our imaginations to reach beyond our own […]

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Moment of Silence

Rik was a treasured friend of our UU Fellowship. He was an insightful and entertaining speaker who had the ability to reduce complex issues to understandable terms. Prior to retiring in Ellison Bay with his wife Margot in 2004, Rik was president of Lawrence University in Appleton, a position he held for 25 years. As […]

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Fighting Familiarity, Embracing Novelty

Rik was a treasured friend of our UU Fellowship. He was an insightful and entertaining speaker who had the ability to reduce complex issues to understandable terms. Prior to retiring in Ellison Bay with his wife Margot in 2004, Rik was president of Lawrence University in Appleton, a position he held for 25 years. As […]

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Do You Believe in Miracles?

Rik was a treasured friend of our UU Fellowship. He was an insightful and entertaining speaker who had the ability to reduce complex issues to understandable terms. Prior to retiring in Ellison Bay with his wife Margot in 2004, Rik was president of Lawrence University in Appleton, a position he held for 25 years. As […]

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Oh Lighten Up and Other Modern Truths

Rik was a treasured friend of our UU Fellowship. He was an insightful and entertaining speaker who had the ability to reduce complex issues to understandable terms. Prior to retiring in Ellison Bay with his wife Margot in 2004, Rik was president of Lawrence University in Appleton, a position he held for 25 years. As […]

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