Sunday, November 19th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY

Kent Shifferd will be leading the forum discussion on creating the type of community we desire to live in.

10:30 SERVICE: KEEP THE LIGHT ON FOR ME: HOW ONE KEEPS HOPE IN A HOPELESS WORLD

Jude Genereaux will be leading the service with joys/concerns, reading the Unitarian Universalist 7 principles, speaking for social action, local announcements, live music and singing, and an uplifting and hopeful message.

 

11:30 THIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK

Come join the potluck fun and bring some food if you can 🙂

Sunday, November 12th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE YOU DON’T AGREE WITH, PART 3

In this edition, Colten Schmidt will talk of incorporating the strategies of Martin Luther King, Jr. to dissolve potentially violent situations and spread agape rather than hate

10:30 SERVICE: HELPING HANDS: A HUMANIST’S PERSPECTIVE

A leader in BHUU’s social action, Geri Nedland, will give her perspective on “Helping Hands.”

After service, all are welcome to stay for food, beverages, and the Make-and-Take Wreath event where you can spark your creativity just in time for the holiday season! More information can be found on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/BlueHillsUU.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

12:00 BOARD MEETING

Sunday, November 5th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: IDENTIFYING AND SUPPORTING FEATHERED CREATURES

Rena and Nadine will be facilitating the discussion forum about feathered critters- large and small- this week.

10:30 SERVICE: GUEST AT YOUR TABLE

Linda Thompson will be leading the service this week.  What is “Guest at Your Table”?  The answer, from the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, is: “Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is UUSC’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about our work to advance human rights. Since UUSC works in over 25 countries, with over 75 grassroots partners, there are thousands of individuals involved in and who benefit from the work that our members make possible. GAYT is an opportunity to celebrate grassroots partnership, support human rights, and learn about just four of these individuals – the “guests” in Guest at Your Table.”

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 29th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: LET’S TALK ABOUT IMMIGRATION

Karina O’Brien, who is an immigration lawyer from Acadia Wisconsin, will be leading the forum topic this week.

10:15 SERVICE: BUILDING UU IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN

On October 29 UU members from Menomonie and St. Croix Falls, and possibly other interested individuals from northwest Wisconsin, will join us to share UU rituals, songs, and readings; the purpose: to update one another on what our respective congregations are doing; and to discuss ways in which we might work and help one another.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 22nd Schedule

9:15 FORUM: FINDHORN AND THE ECOVILLAGES MOVEMENT

Kent and Pat Shifferd will be relating their personal knowledge of the Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland to the socially, economically, and ecologically sustainable ecovillage movement in the rest of the world.

10:15 SERVICE: WHAT’S AN ATHEIST DOING IN A PEW?

We welcome back Duluth UU minister Rev. Susanne Wasilczuk for a service entitled, “What’s an Atheist doing in a Pew?” She will address an issue that many of us have pondered: what Godless spirituality could look like and even offer in modern times. You can find out more about BHUU by visiting our website at BlueHillsUU.org.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 15 Schedule

9:15 FORUM: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT BHUUF

We will be discussing ideas and forum topics for the upcoming Wednesday evening forums starting in January

10:30 SERVICE: HOW WE KEEP THE PEACE

Brian Rude will be giving a service on how to keep the peace and asking questions like “is it really necessary for us to keep the peace?”  Hint: his answer is yes and he will be explaining why he thinks so.

10:30 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: love surrounds us

11:30 THIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK

Come join the potluck fun and bring some food if you can 🙂

Sunday, October 8th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: a TRIP TO THE CROW AND LAKOTA NATIONS

Valerie Rude will recount her tour of the Northern Plains. Through lectures given by members of the Crow and Oglala Lakota Nations, Valerie learned of the Native American perspective of events occuring at sites such as Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.

10:15 SERVICE: THE POWER OF LOVE

Guest speaker Jacob Greutzman will delve into the Power of Love. Although love, compassion, and trust are often seen as weaknesses, they do in fact require a great deal of strength and resolve. In light of everything from ancient gods to modern struggles, we will see love as a unifying force that is the foundation of so many faiths.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

12:00 BOARD MEETING, ALL INVITED

Sunday, October 1st Schedule

9:15 FORUM

Linda Thompson will be leading the discussion topic

10:30 sERVICE: GENDER, A BRIEF PRIMER

Empty white room with wooden floor and wood trimmed wall

Dennis Peters, a student at the United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, will give a brief introduction on who we are with respect to gender and sex, what LGBTQIA+ communities in need of support look like, and some ways we can make a difference. We hope to see you at the UU! Visit BlueHillsUU.org for more information.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 24th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: HERBS

Sheila Manor will be leading a forum on the cultivation and uses of herbs.

10:30 SERVICE: ROCK ALTAR IN-GATHERING

Everyone is invited to bring a rock to renew our altar as well as stories/reflections of summer travels or activities. This observance will be the full in-gathering ritual we have traditionally followed

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company

We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 10th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: HOME FUNERALS

Lucy Basler, an experienced professional in home funerals and natural burials, is leading the forum to enlighten others about end-of-life and after-life decisions that many people are not familiar with.

10:30 SERVICE:

Then we welcome back Phil Lund, the Congregational Life Consultant for the UU MidAmerica Region, for a service that will mark the transition from summer to fall.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company

We hope to see you there!