Program: Celebrating our Transformation
Aug
20
4:00pm 4:00pm

Program: Celebrating our Transformation

8/20/2017
Program:  Celebrating our Transformation
Description: We will consider six true stories that illustrate disconnectedness, and then we will briefly respond with our own strategies for connection-building.
Presenter: Bob Fowler
Lay Leader: Jan Snedigar
Setup and Greeting: Diane Whyte/Kelly and Simon
Snacks: Soup - ?/Salad - Trish Scott/Sweet - ?

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Discrimination and Racism:  The Epiphany of a White Kid in her Own Country
Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

Discrimination and Racism: The Epiphany of a White Kid in her Own Country

Program: Discrimination and Racism:  The Epiphany of a White Kid in her Own Country.
Description: Epiphany is a sudden intuitive perception of insight into a reality of essential meaning or something usually initiated by some simple or commonplace occurrence or experience. We all condemn racism and overt discrimination.  But how about everyday discrimination? This is my story, and I would like to hear yours.  What can we, as individuals, do to eliminate this type of treatment in our society?
Presenter: Valerie Naylor
Lay Leader: Valerie Naylor
Setup and Greeting: Matie Tyson and Kelly Barnes/Jim and Bonny Petersen
Snacks: Jim and Bonny Petersen/Carol Merwin

 

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Finding the Sacred in Education
Jun
25
4:00pm 4:00pm

Finding the Sacred in Education

Presentation: Finding the Sacred in Education
Presenter: Jess Charest
Description: On this discussion Sunday we will be talking about the role that spirituality plays in teaching and learning. We will share our stories of students and teachers who have changed how we see the world, and the way that education can be used as a tool, a weapon, and a benediction.
Lay Leader: Nick Krebs
Opening and Closing: Diane Whyte
Food: ??

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A Tale of Two Fathers
Jun
18
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Tale of Two Fathers

Presentation: A Tale of Two Fathers
Presenter: Bob Fowler
Description: This Father’s Day Sunday, we will examine two type so fathers and how these two types help us understand two types of morality, and two political priorities. 
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening and Closing:
Food:

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A Stranger in Their Own Land
Jun
11
4:00pm 4:00pm

A Stranger in Their Own Land

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Presentation: A Stranger in Their Own Land
Description: We've all had experiences with those who are very different from who we are.  And, I know many of you have successfully found common ground with those persons whose world views are different than yours.  I'd like to share your stories -- successes and struggles --  about finding common ground with those whose worldviews are different.
Presenter: Keley Smith-Keller
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening and Closing: Tom Tyson/Matie Tyson
Food: Tom Tyson/Matie Tyson

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Challenging Assumptions
Jun
4
4:00pm 4:00pm

Challenging Assumptions

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Presentation: Challenging Assumptions
Description: We have pre-written the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and our community. What can we judge about these stories and how might we deconstruct them for a healthier outlook?
Presenter: Brian Bach
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening and Closing: ??
Food: ??

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How to Talk Theology with a non-UU and Both of You have Fun
May
28
4:00pm 4:00pm

How to Talk Theology with a non-UU and Both of You have Fun

Presentation: How to Talk Theology with a non-UU and Both of You have Fun
Description: It is possible for UUs, and people of other faith traditions, to have mutually beneficial and fun discussions.  Despite what some UUs might believe, even Christians and UUs can talk theology with each other.  In this sermon we will explore the chief cause of our inability to talk openly to our non-UU brothers and sisters in faith.  And we will explore a solution to that problem.
Presenter: Bob Fowler
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening and Closing: Trish Scott/Don and Linda Gerpen: Willow Gutierrez/Teri Weathers
Food: Willow Guiterrez/Teri Weather/Laural Lantz

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Adventures with the “L” Word (and Special Meeting)
May
21
4:00pm 4:00pm

Adventures with the “L” Word (and Special Meeting)

Program: Adventures with the “L” Word
Description: Unitarian Universalism is often called a “Liberal religion” but what does that really mean? Today, the L word is used many ways or avoided altogether. We will explore the concept and misconceptions of the L word in this discussion service.
Presenter: Valerie Naylor
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening and Closing: Tom and Matie Tyson
Food: ?

Special Meeting: The Fellowship will vote on changes to the By-laws.

 

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Holy Mothering: It takes a Village
May
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Holy Mothering: It takes a Village

Program: Holy Mothering: She Who Hears the Cries of the World
Description: Mothering is a way of being with those we love, those in need, and even those who threaten us, guided by compassion and care. Being a mother to someone does not have to entail a biological connection. As mothers we have the power to choose mothering relationships through adoption, friendship, for a life-time, or when needed during difficult times. Mothering is a gift of strength and love. 
Presenter: Mahala Bach
Lay Leader: Valerie Naylor
Opening and Closing: Sarah Keppen/Marsh Mayry
Soup/Salad/Sweet: Carrie Wards-Cheney/Valerie Naylor/Eric Terrell

 

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Beltaine: A Joyous Holiday
May
7
4:00pm 4:00pm

Beltaine: A Joyous Holiday

Program: Beltaine: A Joyous Holiday
Description: This Sunday service we will learn about the exuberant pagan festivities that are celebrated at the midpoint between spring and summer. Traditional rituals have included planting ceremonies, fertility rites, and the divine feminine. Some see this as a time of sensual union between a god and goddess and a vibrant awakening of the earth.
Presenter: Katie Frooman
Lay Leader: Mahala Bach
Opening/Closing: ??/Jan Snedigar
Soup: Laurel Lantz
Salad: Jan Snedigar
Sweets: Carol Merwin

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