Members actively engaged with “Immigrant Advocacy” groups in Barron County, most especially as they involve the Somali families in Barron, will offer an informational Forum at the Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist church, 9:15 a.m. April 7th. Some of the challenges confronted within the community and ways we might be of assistance will be considered.
The Service at 10:30 a.m. will feature guest speaker Dr. Jane Shoup, Professor Emerita of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, Indiana. Noting that “our most unique trait as a species, our clever brain, has gotten us into a lot of trouble,” Dr. Shoup attempts to lift our spirits in sharing thoughts on how our species might cope with the world we now live in, as we “Hitchhike Towards Sapience”–the quality of being wise.
Nourishment for body and soul always follows the service
with fellowship and light refreshments; all are invited to participate.
We had to change plans for our 9:15 Forum from what’s posted on Calendar — the topic will still be climate change, though our Valerie had to postpone her specific talk on how planning affects persons with disabilities. In the alternative, we will be watching and discussing a TED talk by David Kerth entitled “A critical Look at Bio-engineering Against Climate Change.” Lively discussion always follows the presentation.
We are especially pleased this week to welcome guest Ralph Murre, Door County’s 2015-2017 Poet Laureate. His poem “Dark December” has become nearly a cult classic in Door, and a favorite to our congregation as well – which laid the path to bring him to BHUU. He will share a timely collection of his work at the 10:30 Service, entitled “A Poet’s Way in America”. Murre immediately connects with his audience, and is a recognized Poet in Door County as well as throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Being the Third Sunday of the month, a Potluck will follow the service and all are invited.