Retired UWBC English
Professor Robert Hasman will conduct the Service hour at the Blue Hills
Universalist-Unitarian fellowship Sunday, November 17th. Bob’s topic
“The Inconvenience Store on Difficult
Street” promises to deliver a wealth of pithy
views on modern life, as well as the wisdom of an Elder who has been observant
of generational change. The Service Hour begins at 10:00 a.m.
The Blue Hills UU’s
are also hosting their annual SOUPER SUNDAY this same morning, beginning at
11:30 a.m. Members offer an interesting variety of home made
soups, chilis and stews, as well as a range of home made breads at this fund
raising event which is open to the public. For $5 dollars, participants
are invited to partake of “all the soup they can eat”, as well as to
purchase additional to take with them; the funds raised at this event go
towards enabling some of the local Blue Hills UU humanitarian efforts.
The Unitarian-Universalists are a welcoming congregation and the Blue Hills fellowship is located at 230 W. Messenger in Rice Lake.
neighbor Dr. Steve Carlson of Shell Lake will visit Blue Hills UU on
November 10th to share his experience with modern Quakers: what they
believe, how they conduct their business, and how they act in society.
In an informal forum Steve will share his spiritual journey,
which began as a Lutheran. Sequentially, he became an atheist, an
agnostic, a person interested in Eastern religions, followed by a return
to the Lutheran church, then to the Methodists before he finally became
a full member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Eau
Claire. The morning promises to stimulate thoughtful discussion and
A short time for fellowship and light nourishment will follow the 10:00 a.m. service. All are welcome at Blue Hills UU.
One of the tenets of being a Universalist-Unitarian is the stand taken “in the service of justice”; our national UU Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations. Sunday, November 3rd, member Linda Thompson will talk about the work of our organization, and kick off for our own yearly “Guest at Your Table” project.
The Service begins at 10:00 a.m., followed by a time for gathering and light snacks in the Fellowship Hall. Blue Hills UU is a welcoming congregation located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake, and we invite all to attend.
A very special program will be presented at the Blue Hills
Unitarian-Universalist fellowship on October 27th, with the
community invited to attend.
Local song writer, playwright and actor Kevin McMullin of
Sarona will bring to us a large part of his current collection of vignettes and
song from his performance “Into the Black Sea: Stories of Darkness and
Kevin observes that “Walking dark roads is sometimes a part
of daily life” and will share his recent experience, focusing on the
inevitable “How will these travels transform us?
This special Sunday Service begins at 10:00 a.m. at the Blue
Hills UU, 230 W. Messenger St
in Rice Lake.
There will be a short talk back session after Kevin’s service, and a
time for fellowship & light lunch will conclude the morning. BHUU welcomes everyone, always.
Rice Lake Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalists welcome Pastor
Dennis Peters again to our fellowship this coming Sunday, October 20th. His sermon will focus on the treasures to be
found in autumn. “The joy, the melancholy, the reflection … what do we find
when we reach within”; Peters challenges
us to “ponder the imponderables”.
concluding the 10 a.m. service, there will be a time
for fellowship and light nourishment; this “Third Sunday” of October
features our monthly Pot Luck, always a highlight of our time together
and all are invited.
A musical Sunday service at Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist
fellowship will be offered through the talents of FEBRUARY SKY, folksingers
Phil Cooper & Susan Urban. “Hearken Now, the Darkness Comes”, a celebration
of the last-harvest holiday of Samhain will begin at 10:00 a.m., October 13th. In the course of the service, ancient
traditions are observed in reflection of their significance in our modern
The Celtic word “Samhain” means “summer’s end”, a holiday noting the
beginning of winter and a time for giving thanks for a good harvest, and also
the time of year when the veil between the worlds of the living and dead is said
to be the thinnest. The dead are invited
back for loving remembrance, so all are invited to bring a photo or memento of a
departed loved one to place on our Samhain altar.
Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalists welcome the Rev. Julie Lepp, Lifespan Minister for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Eau Claire, to Rice Lake October 6th . Rev Lepp asks the fellowship “Mirror, Mirror On The Wall – What do we see each time we gaze into the mirror?
Taking from the work of Roger Housden, we’ll ask ourselves to consider “What does our familiar face reflect of the heart and soul of our life?” Are you the same person deep down that you see in the mirror? Come join us on Sunday as we reflect on “Self Portrait” by David Whyte.
Located at 230 W Messenger St, the Blue Hills UU is a welcoming congregation, inviting all to visit and stay for a time of light nourishment and fellowship after the 10:00 service.
A two tiered effort takes place Sunday Sept 29th at the Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist fellowship. 10:00 a.m. brings Kent Shifferd to the podium in Rice Lake with his message as to “The Future We Can Have”. Professor Emeritus of Northland College and member of BHUU, Dr. Shifferd is well versed in, and deeply concerned over the environmental challenges we now face. His sermon will focus on critical solutions to the global ecological crisis needed and the extensive changes we need to make now in our beliefs, values and social institutions. “This includes the economy and technology if we are to continue as a successful species on this beautiful planet.” Shifferd draws on many sources to describe what a successful world could look like and how we might get there.
A “talk-back” session following the service will consider “What do we do here and now?” and offer time for those attending to share thoughts and concerns. All are welcome to attend Blue Hills UU, located at 230 W Messenger in Rice Lake, and invited to stay for light nourishment and fellowship after the 10:00 service.
A new addition at BHUU is the creation of a “Drum Circle”; a brief first meeting will be led by Brian Rude this same Sunday at 12:00 noon. Together we will beat out exciting rhythms like “Peanut Butter Sandwich” and “Mac & Cheese.” It’s community building and lots of fun!
This “Fifth Sunday” of a month also marks the time several northwestern UU fellowships congregate as one. The River Falls Unitarian-Universalist Society will host representatives from St Croix Falls, Menomonie and Rice Lake at their service 10:30 a.m. located at N8010 HWY 65 River Falls.
Our Blue Hills U-U fellowship enthusiastically welcomes once again Rev Phil Lund of St Paul, MN to conduct the service on
September 22nd. A member of the MidAmerica Region of the UUA, pastor
Lund holds a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard
School in Chicago, a certificate in InterSpiritual Counseling from
One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York, and has completed a wealth of
additional training in counseling and meditation arts.
Lund’s sermon will address the topic of “(W)hol(e)iness”. In
explanation, Lund points out that both wholeness and holiness are about
living relationship to all things. “When we find what is holy in
ourselves, in others, and in creation, we find ourselves in relationship
with the whole.” His service will explore how nurturing
that relationship can be a path toward wholeness and holiness. A
short talk-back session after the service will enable the congregation
to ask questions and share observations.
Please remember that Service now begins at 10 a.m. on Sundays; we welcome everyone to Blue Hills UU, and to stay for fellowship and light nourishment after the service.
September 15th brings member Ginny Gelineau of the Rice Lake Blue Hills Unitarian-Universalist fellowship to lead the service; “In Defense of Anger” will be the focus of her message. Do we too often try to silence anger? Or should we pay attention to this important alert system to danger, which can often be a healthy reaction to intolerable conditions. Anger also helps us identify our own boundaries, so while holding onto it can be harmful, it may also be lifesaving.
talk-back session after the 10:00 a.m. service will give us time to explore and
share thoughts this coming Sunday morning.
Everyone is always welcome at the BHUU, located at 230 Messenger St in Rice Lake. The Third Sunday of the month is “Pot Luck”, so plan to stay and visit awhile after the service.