Your intrepid Board has conjured and contrived ways to hang-together through this challenging STAY HOME & BITE IT time zone. We will begin on APRIL 5 to gather in cyberspace via ZOOM. Members all received detailed instructions yesterday on the April Calendar. (edit, for security reasons the ZOOM meeting link is not posted public — If you do not have the link please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Ken will provide you access)
It might be wise to download the app/program ahead of time for my fellow neanderthals who can hardly negotiate our own cell phones, as we attempt to broach the River Zoom.
Judy Barisonzi has an April morning planned for us that’s sure to lift your spirit and affirm the “why” of our bond, so we’ll “see you” on April 5th! With hope, peace and love in our hearts.
Your BHUU Board has discussed steps taken and advisories sent from our national leadership, the UUA, both within our recent Board meeting and via e-mail. At this time all meetings at our Fellowship building on West Messenger Street are suspended.
We, the Board want to assure you that:
We are monitoring the situation and will take steps in line with what our local public health agency advises as they develop;
We are working on a phone tree and other ways to stay in touch with our members spread across Northwest Wisconsin;
Everyone: Keep heart and Stay Well. Spring is in the air.
Pat Shifferd, Emerita Professor of Sociology, Northland College, will lead the Service at Blue Hills UU Sunday, February 9th.
Prompting our “Reflections on Winter”, Shifferd will consider how we, as well as wildlife, cope in these months, seeking to bring focus to the gifts of the season. Those attending are invited to share where each of us finds beauty in winter and its corresponding solitudes through poetry or music; if you have a favorite poem or remembrance, please bring them along.
After the 10:00 Service, all are invited to stay for fellowship and light nourishment, as well as the BHUU Board meeting at 12:00 noon. The BHUU is a welcoming congregation, located at 230 W. Messenger in Rice Lake.
Our friend and member/music director Brian Rude will conduct the Service at Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist fellowship on Sunday, February 2nd. As sermon topic Mr Rude has chosen the issue of “Societal Health” and will lead us in exploring what the term actually means. How important is it to have a “healthy society? And how is one distinguished from a “sick society?” Examples should generate constructive thought and questions for the talk-back session that follows.
BHUU invites those attending to stay for light nourishment and fellowship after
the 10:00 a.m. Service. We are a small
but welcoming congregation and invite all who are interested to attend, 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake.
Service at Blue Hills Unitarian Universalist fellowship Sunday January 26th
will include a Celebration of Books and Reading. Without this critical human tool we have to
wonder -where would we be? Those
attending are encouraged to “Come prepared to share reading suggestions
for the cold winter months, along with a brief comment on the book(s) chosen.” A list will be compiled and circulated to
everyone soon after; those aware of poems
or a brief reading on the value of books are invited to share those as well.
After the 10 a.m. Service, all are invited to stay for coffee and light nourishment, as well as the Drum Circle which meets at 12 noon. BHUU is located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake and is a Welcoming congregation.
Hills Unitarian-Universalist fellowship in Rice Lake
will explore the book”A Year of Living Kindly: Choices That Will
Change Your Life and the World Around You” by Donna Cameron as part of
their Service on Sunday January 19th.
posits that “Just being nice will not be enough to save the civility of
today’s world. It will take the patience and focus of true and loving
kindness.” The 10 a.m. Service will include a summary of Cameron’s
recently published book, followed by conversation about individual choices we
can all make.
All are welcome at the BHUU, located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake. The Service is followed by a time for fellowship and gathering for light nourishment; our monthly Pot Luck will take place at 12 noon, which is always open to everyone.
The 10 a.m. Service January 12 at Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist
fellowship will address “Engaging The Climate/Extinction Crisis: BHUUF
In Action.” Dr. Kent Shifferd, Prof Emeritus of Northland College,
Ashland, will present for discussion the recommendations of BHUU’s
Social and Environmental Action Committee for positive engagement with
the community concerning these challenges.
Joining with UU’s Earth Ministry and Wisconsin Interfaith Power and Light are part of the first steps considered;
the hope is also to engage other faith communities in the effort.
Various plans to bring focus to Arbor Day during Earth Week in April
will be shared, and plans made with the fellowship.
Following a short “talk-back” session at 11:00, the congregation will adjourn for fellowship and light refreshments. The BHUU Board will meet at 12 noon. All are welcome to attend all the activities at BHUU, located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake.
The Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist fellowship in Rice Lake will begin the new year by welcoming Josh Morey to speak at the January 5th Service, 10:00 a.m. Josh is the liaison for homeless students in Rice Lake’s school district, tasked with working with needs and challenges they face.
As he addresses the problems of poverty and homelessness for these children in our community, we may hope to learn ways to help them surmount some of those challenges. According to a recent report in the Chronotype 4.6% of students in the Rice Lake school district are identified as homeless.
A gathering for fellowship and light snacks follows after a short discussion period. The BHUU is located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake, where all interested are welcome to attend.