Life Lessons from a Life List

The things we love shape our lives. Rev. Ann has loved birding for 45 years. She will share insights from birding as they relate to the challenges of life today. Wisdom consists in understanding our motivations, our faults, our flights of greatness, the demands of our environment, and our place in the world. Rev. Ann […]

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Jesus in his Aramaic language reveals the spiritual infrastructure of the Universe, and the path of healing our disconnect, our feeling alien on our own planet. James A. Roberts is a retired pastor. He is a co-founder of Manitoumie Center, 120 acres in Summit Wisconsin, and an activist with climate justice, and racial and interfaith […]

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On the 20th we shared thoughts about how to engage in open-hearted conversations that invite healing of hearts and relationships. But what if you have been wounded so deeply by someone that you can’t bring yourself to commence a conversation, much less to wish them healing or feel compassion toward them? We invite you to […]

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Theologian Mary Pellauer tells us, “If there is anything worth calling theology, it is listening to people’s stories – listening to them and honoring them, and cherishing them, and asking them to become even more brightly beautiful than they already are.” Join us on May 20th to hear Rev. Mathews’s experiences as a minister, chaplain, and friend as we explore of […]

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Hitchhiking Toward Sapience

Homo sapiens – (very clever, but seldom wise) has evolved with a Stone Age brain inherited from our ancestors on the African savannah. In the last 200 years we have discovered and exploited, in our cleverness, a one-time bonanza of cheap stored fossil energy upon which we have become almost totally dependent. We have succumbed […]

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A Celebration of Water

Poetry Sunday Poetry Sunday has become a UUFDC tradition since it was began over a decade ago. Last year, poets from among the members and friends of the Fellowship responded to a request from its Racial Justice Task Force to speak about racial justice. This year, we have been asked to contribute to the county’s […]

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Earth Sunday Dean will talk about the rights of citizens to protect both ground and surface waters, recent citizen actions, opportunities for citizen participation, and the barriers for citizen participation in northeast Wisconsin. Dean Hoegger is a retired elementary education teacher from the Sturgeon Bay School District where he was a leader in environmental education […]

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Bus Stop Uji

Riding the bus takes time. Sometimes the waiting is almost as long as the ride, but there are lessons to be learned: in the waiting, the riding, the conversations. Dogen, an early 13th century Japanese monk, talked about such things, even making up the ‘word’ Uji (‘existence-time’) to encompass them. I think Dogen would have made a great […]

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The Symbol of the Resurrection

He was a liar, a cheat, a con-man and a playboy. While baptized as a Christian, he never had the slightest interest or connection with institutional religion. Following the release of a film about his life, his widow issued a public statement. She had been abandoned in Brazil when he went back to Europe to […]

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