Program Year Schedule (September through May):
Services are held at 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. Nursery care is offered at both services for infants to 4 year olds. Religious Education classes for preschool through 6th graders meet at the 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. services and 7th and 8th grade students meet at the 10:45 a.m. service. Breakfast Club for high school students meets from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please join us!
Summer Service held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday
July 30 Home by Fellowship Members Kathryn Tollefson & Dee Verkuilen
Time and again I have heard people describe finding their “spiritual home” here at the Fellowship. For the past 2 years, the Reverends Kathleen and Wayne have made the Fox Valley and the Fellowship their home; and as they move on to make their home somewhere else, Reverend Christina and her family begin building their home here. This year we also voted to offer a temporary home in the form of sanctuary to an individual or family in need of refuge. At this service, we will examine different ideas of “home” and celebrate the home we have created here together.
August 6 New Beginnings by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Rev. Christina, our new settled senior minister, will be here for her first Sunday in the pulpit with us! We will contemplate the joys and challenges of new beginnings, and celebrate a dedication of children as they also symbolize for us all that is good and challenging in beginnings.
August 13 Into the Answer; Our Annual Question Box Service
by Rev. Leah Hart-Landsberg
It’s that time! Come prepared to jot down a question (about Unitarian Universalism, the world or anything else), and Rev. Leah will spontaneously respond to as many as time allows. Our reading will remind us that our true life task is to live out our own questions. The rest of the service is up to you!
August 20 The Guest House by Karen Riggers, Fellowship Member
As a spiritual community, how can we support, welcome, and hold individuals who are in difficult places – thinking about suicide, experiencing extreme states or deep emotional distress, or struggling with self-injury? Shifting the paradigm of how we talk about, understand, and respond to suicide is difficult, and necessary. If our community’s response could be different, what would it be?
August 27 Off Center Faith by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Ever notice how the traditional flaming chalice symbol is off-center in the rings? Have you wondered why? Come hear the story of the whippersnapper Universalists and why we UU’s are an “off-center faith.”