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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!

Sunday, September 3rd Schedule

10:30 program: Final Summer Program: open discussion

Pat will facilitate an open discussion for the last program of our summer scheduling this Sunday.ย  Keep in mind that next Sunday we will resume our fall schedule of programs: Forum at 9:15 and Service at 10:30.ย  These programs will have a number of guests and special observances and as always will be very worthwhile to come to

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company

Sunday, August 27th Schedule

10:30 SERVICE: WHY ONE UU ADORES ELIZABETH GASKELL

Our guest speaker this month, Marty Sozansky, returns to us from the Duluth UU Congregation. Marty teaches writing at UM-D. Elizabeth Gaskell, the subject of her talk, was a 19th Century English novelist and Unitarian.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, August 20th Schedule

10:30 SERVICE: LOVE RESISTS AND WONDER OF THE ECLIPSE

Linda Thompson will have two focus topics: “Love Resists”, a response to Charlottesville events and the “Wonder of the Eclipse”. Somber and joyful. That’s life, right? The service will include the chalice lighting, welcome and announcements, joys and concerns, reading the 7 principles, music and song, and speaking for social action.

11:30 tHIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK

As always, wholesome food, hot coffee, and enlightening conversation will be had at our third Sunday potluck!ย  Bring a dish to pass if you please ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, August 13th Schedule

10:30 SERVICE: INTO THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH AND OUT

Kent Shifferd will lead the fellowship with the chalice lighting, welcome and announcements, reading the 7 principles, music and song, speaking for social action, joys and concerns, and his message about “into the valley of the shadow ofย  death and out”

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sunday, August 6th Schedule

10:30 SERVICE: bEING MORTAL, OR “WHO AM I NOW”

Waldo Asp will lead the fellowship with the chalice lighting, welcome and announcements, the 7 principles, music and song, speaking for social action, joys and concerns, and his message about being mortal, or “who am I now” and will end with the circle of friendship.

11:30 COFFEE, TEA, AND SNACKS

And good company ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sunday, July 23rd Schedule

10:30 FORUM: FALSE NEWS

The time is right for a discussion on false news and how to spot it.ย  Fake news is nothing new, but now it can take on so many forms and reach new levels of deceitfulness.ย  Judy Barisonzi and Irene Asp will lead this forum that will help us make sense of the many types of news we are exposed to on a daily basis

11:30 coffee, tea, and snacks

And good company ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday, July 16th Schedule

10:30 FORUM: IS “FAIRNESS” A BASIC VALUE?

The Forum this Sunday will be a discussion of what basis we can see for a common set of values/beliefs that would allow our country to transcend the polarization we increasingly see affecting our political and social lives.

Attached are 2 articles that may serve as thought-stimulators for the interchange.

11:30 tHIRD SUNDAY POTLUCK

As always, wholesome food, hot coffee, and enlightening conversation will be had at our third Sunday potluck!ย  Bring a dish to pass if you please ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Sunday, July 9th Schedule

10:30 FORUM: HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH

How do you communicate with those who you mildly or strongly disagree with?ย  How do we find common ground with people who hold personal, political, or world views that are drastically different from our own? Colten Schmidt will tell a couple stories and ask questions such as these in order to provoke a mindful discussion on getting along and communicating with people whose belief systems seem to be at odds with our own.