March 24, 2023

Our March 24th Service at Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship marks the return of Arthur Thexton of the Wauwatosa congregation, to our pulpit.   This Sunday is both “Purim” for those of the Jewish faith and Palm Sunday for Christians.  Thexton notes while all of us recognize Palm Sunday as a religious holiday, “Purim” is likely to be more of an unknown to many.  He queries “What might we all gain from this observance?” Adding to those attending “… bring a noisemaker along with you to join in for this unusual celebration.”


A one time resident of Rice Lake, Mr Thexton speaks regularly at UU congregations, referring to himself as “a part-time, itinerant, circuit-riding lay preacher in the UU tradition.”  After completing studies at the Meadville Lombard Theological School, Thexton attended the University of Chicago before obtaining his law degree from UW Madison.  He served as Assistant District Attorney in Barron County during the mid-1980’s

All are invited to attend services in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. Sundays, 230 W. Messenger, Rice Lake, or on Zoom;  the zoom link is sent to members, but all interested may request it by contacting