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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Our art gallery currently displays the work of DarRen Morris. He is an African American who has been incarcerated for an unintentional death. He takes responsibility for his mistake and is dedicated to help youth from making similar mistakes. His paintings are beautiful and thoughtful. It’s difficult to believe that he is being held for life […]

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How Did He Do It?

We will explore the “miracles” of Jesus, and why they might be of relevance to UUs. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since 1975 (yes, that’s 42 years and probably a record!). He has been an annual guest speaker at our Fellowship, […]

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Step By Step

Most of us don’t become good or bad all at once, or because of a single event or experience. Rather, we become who we want to be in a more gradual way: step by step. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since […]

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Through reflections on my daughter, I will ask us to consider that children and those younger than we are like messengers from another world, another way of being that is more in touch with optimal human flourishing. Our “raw” and uninitiated young children have an important perspective on human culture and meaning, particularly a willingness to love […]

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Water – And the Last Big Thirst

This message is about our seemingly abundant supply of water in the Great Lakes Region, and in particular Door County. The message is one of looking at the bigger picture of the Great Lakes and how the “greater America” is thirsty. We will look at the use, conservation and threats to our water supply and […]

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