Sunday, January 21st Schedule

9:15 Forum:  The Ethics of CRISPR

Judy Barisonzi will lead a discussion that encourages everyone to talk about their views of the biotechnology, CRISPR, that makes it possible to edit entire genomes. All are invited to this important conversation involving personal values, potential issues, and what we can do to prepare for the future.

10:30 Service: Music & Poetry Sunday

It’s that time of year when the music and poetry that has had meaning in our lives can be shared with our fellowship and friends. Whether it is a song or a poem, original or from another artist, we welcome all expressions.

10:30 (Religious Education) The New Year of the Trees

Irene Asp will offer songs, stories, and discussion for children with a focus on the Jewish holiday, Tu B’shvat. This holiday celebrates something we can all appreciate, trees and what they have offer. Children (and adults) of all ages are welcome to join.

11:30 Third Sunday Potluck: all invited

Sunday, January 14th Schedule

9:15 forum: WORDS AND THE WEB, CONTINUED

Bob will be facilitating the discussion forum on ‘words and the web’.  We have a focus this day on the 7 principles of being a Unitarian Universalist!

10:30 service: WITCHES AND THE 5TH PRINCIPLE

Judy will be leading the service with joys and concerns, local announcements, speaking for social action, reading the 7 UU principles, music and singing, and her message which focuses on witches and the 5th principle of Unitarian Universalism.

11:30 coffee, tea, snacks, and good company!  We hope you will join us downstairs for a super laid back social hour 🙂

12:00 BOARD MEETING, ALL INVITED

Sunday, January 7th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: COMMUNICATION AND CONFLICT, PART 6

Colten will be facilitating a discussion about the art and science of communicating with people we disagree with.  The best things about these discussion forums is individual’s experiences, stories, ideas, etc. that we can all share with each other in order to be better communicators in conflict situations.

10:30 SERVICE: MINDFULNESS

Nadine will be leading the service with local announcements, joys and concerns, a chance to speak for social/environmental action, reading the 7 UU principles, music and singing, and her message on mindfulness.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, SNACKS, AND GOOD COMPANY.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Sunday, December 24th Schedule (Christmas Eve!)

Please note the special times for our holiday observance:  4:00 p.m. instead of our regular morning time

4PM GATHERING:

On Christmas Eve, we will sing carols and share our favorite readings. If you have spare Christmas cookies or other goodies to share, please bring them. We will provide something to drink.
Hope you all have a very merry Christmas that is filled with love and positive energy!
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Sunday, December 17th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: SANCTUARY EVERYWHERE

For those that want to protect the earth and ALL of its inhabitants, the forum at 9:15 at the Blue Hills UU in Rice Lake will be very meaningful. We will be discussing the topic of “Sanctuary Everywhere.”

10:30 SERVICE: WHAT SCARES YOU MOST?

Then at 10:30, a service entitled “What Scares You Most?” will delve into what and we fear physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and why this may be.

10:30 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Remember to bring your children! There will be cookie decorating and holiday story-telling downstairs during the service.

11:30 POTLUCK

Afterwards, we will gather for a festive potluck. All are welcome!

12:00 BOARD MEETING

Sunday, December 10th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: Talking with people you disagree with, part 5

Colten Schmidt will be facilitating the 5th discussion series about talking with people you disagree with.  There will be music, a TedTalk video, and some role playing all related to conflict resolution.  Let’s learn to how use conflict in a positive way!

10:30 sERVICE: SANCTUARY EVERYWHERE

Bob Hasman will be leading the service with with local announcements, speaking for social action, joys and concerns, reading the 7 principles, music and singing, and his message about sanctuary everywhere

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

Sunday, December 3rd Schedule

9:15 FORUM: SYRIA SIMPLIFIED

Judy Barisonzi  will lead the discussion about the conflict going on in Syria.  The civil war that has been going on for several years has a lot of history and can be confusing to try to understand.  Judy will be simplifying the story of the conflict in Syria so we can better understand what’s going on there.

10:30 SERVICE: CRISPR- BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES

Waldo Asp and Jim Bradley will be leading the service together with local announcements, speaking for social action, joys and concerns, reading the 7 principles, music and singing, and a discussion of the pros and cons of CRISPR, a gene editing technology.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 26th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: WHAT’S OUR ATTITUDE TOWARD NORTH KOREA

Dave Hart will be leading the discussion forum about the United States attitude toward North Korea.

10:30 SERVICE: GIVING THANKS

Pat Shifferd will be leading the service with local announcements, speaking for social action, joys and concerns, reading the seven UU principles, music and singing, and her Thanksgiving themed message.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company   We hope to see you there!

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 🙂