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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 🙂

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!