Sunday, February 18th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: THE CHEMISTRY OF CLIMATE CHANGE

A lot of climate science is disputed, but there are some facts that just can’t be ignored. Join us in discussing the greenhouse effect and what role humans are playing in it.

10:30 SERVICE: THE WISCONSIN IDEA

Since 1905, the University of Wisconsin system has been dedicated to offering programs and resources to the community. Out of this relationship came not only the UW-Extension, but many progressive new laws. Jude Genereaux will lead a service on how the “Wisconsin Idea” impacts us today and why it’s still important.

11:30 POTLUCK:  All are welcome to join us for a hearty potluck after the service. Please visit BlueHillsUU.org for more information.

Wednesday, February 14th Forum

6:00PM FORUM: HOW TO LEAVE YOUR RELIGION

Join us for an hour this Wednesday, we will be having a discussion on deconversion, and *How to Leave Your Religion*. Please come and join us for an evening of thoughtful dialogue and sharing of personal stories.  We will have juice, water, tea, cookies, cheese, and crackers for us to snack on.

Discussion will be facilitated by one of our members, Ken Hood. Ken is a former Christian interested in sharing the insights he has gained while leaving the faith he was raised in.

If you have left a religion or changed your religion, you may be wondering…

How can I explain this decision to my friends and family?

Is it OK for me to be sad or upset about my loss of faith?

What does my life look like now?

Where can I find purpose?

We’ll be covering these questions and more! Guests and visitors are welcome.

Sunday, February 11th Schedule

*There will be no forum this Sunday, but join us this Wednesday at 6pm for our bi-weekly weeknight forum*

10:30 SERVICE: BLACK HISTORY MONTH

This Sunday, February 11th, BHUU is celebrating Black History Month. At 10:30 am, Dave Hart will offer a service in which history and culture culminate into profound ideas on African Americans in US history. All are welcome to coffee, tea, and snacks following the service.

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, February 4th Schedule

9:15 FORUM: LESSONS FROM A FROG

Linda Tollefsrud will be facilitating the discussion forum this week with a very neat topic, “Lessons from a frog”

10:30 SERVICE: TIME TRAVELING WITH BOOKS

Valerie Rude will be leading the service with reading of the 7 UU principles, joys and concerns, local announcements, a chance to speak for social/environmental action, readings from the hymn books, live music and singing also from the hymn books, and her message about “Time traveling with books”

11:30 coffee, tea, snacks, and good company

Sunday, January 28th Schedule

**PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO 9:15 FORUM.

10:30 SERVICE: WINTER HOURS: MEDITATIONS OF THE WINTER SEASON

Linda will be leading the service with reading of the 7 UU principles, sharing joys and concerns, local announcements, a chance to speak for social/environmental action, live music and singing, and her message on meditations of the winter season.

11:30 coffee, tea, snacks, and good company

Wednesday, January 24th Forum Schedule

Our new Wednesday night discussion series (“Spirit at BHUU”) is launching this week, January 24th. These biweekly meetings will go from 6 PM – 7 PM every other Wednesday and will offer a chance for spirited discussion around big questions.

If you have been thinking of checking us out but haven’t been able to make it on Sunday, please consider stopping by. We would love to have you.

6PM FORUM: COMMUNICATING WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY

Colten will be facilitating a discussion about how to constructively talk with people who think differently from our own perspective.  There will be time to share our personal experiences, stories and ideas of what works and what doesn’t work so well.  A set of questions will help to give structure to this engaging discussion.  Let’s help each other be better listeners, more effective communicators, and more compassionate human beings when we are interacting and communicating with people who think differently.

 

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!