help build a better world
Fox Valley UU Fellowship is one of the co-sponsors for a special virtual public worship led by DRUMM (Diverse Revolutionary UU Multicultural Ministries):
You Can Count On This
DRUUMM Public Worship
May 4th, 2022
7:30 PM CT
RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/DRUUMMPublicWorship
Rev. Tyler Coles, Guest Preacher
Dr. Zanaida Robles, Musical Artist
Faith can be both a guiding light and sustaining force throughout the course of one’s life. Yet in a world that is all too cruel and harsh, faith can be twisted, becoming instead a tool that fosters both isolation and a sense of underwhelm. What do we do when this happens for us as Unitarian Universalists? Come, let us gather in the fortifying spirit of love made known in community as we re-member ourselves, for ourselves, in the presence of all that we choose to name as Holy.
From the UUSC: Please join us for an evening of hope and inspiration!
Thursday, June 9 at 6:00 pm CT
We are delighted to gather with UUSC’s friends, supporters, and you, in recognition of International Human Rights Day. Our celebration will feature a keynote presentation from Isabel Wilkerson winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, and author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellers The Warmth of Other Suns and Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. We will also be recognizing the important social justice work of UU congregations.
To learn more and register for this virtual event, please visit uusc.org/celebration.
Minister Ali shared in a recent Sunday’s sermon a description of our UU faith as “one sacred love for all” and that, in the words of Dr. Cornel West, “justice is what that love looks like in public.” The Fellowship has Justice Action Ministry Teams as our framework for social justice work. Our current teams are Immigration, Green Sanctuary, Essentials, Partner Church and an ESTHER JAM team which ties to ESTHER’s work on immigration, prison reform, transportation, environmental justice, mental health and antiracism. Email Penny Robinson at email@example.com if you would like more information about our current JAMs. Do you have an idea for a new team you would like to see developed? Email Doug Middleton at StartupJAM@fvuuf.org if you would like to talk about how to start a new JAM team. For an outline of the process, go here.
Click here for the new JAM application.
UU the Vote is holding Squad Skill Ups – a monthly series of trainings on organizing skills to help build our Action Center Volunteer Squads and help YOU build stronger teams in your congregation and community. They start each session with some spiritual fun and then launch into our training, on a different subject each month. Skill Ups are also a chance to find out how to get more involved as an Action Center volunteer and meet members of the Volunteer Squads. All are welcome!
Get Zoom link by clicking on the specific task force meeting on the listing of upcoming events at this link: https://esther-foxvalley.org
Side with Love is a public advocacy campaign that seeks to harness love’s power to stop oppression. It is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Association and all are welcome to join.
Explore this website: Action Center — Side With Love
Action Center is a place where we unite in work towards a world where we all thrive. Together we take action, Side With Love, and make deep impacts in this critical moment.
Will you join us?
2022 Fox Cities Reads Author Tommy Orange will be at Appleton North High School Auditorium on May 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM for a public Q & A.
“Tommy Orange is the author of There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans.”
The League of Women Votes of Dane, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and LWV of Wisconsin present a virtual webinar: How We Got Here: Hidden History of Diversity of American, Speaker is Reggie Jackson.
Thursday, May 12, at 6:00 pm online
This talk takes a long look at American history and explores our national ambivalence about diversity and inclusion. We’ll examine the legal and social treatment of Native Americans, enslaved Africans, White Ethnic immigrants (such as the Irish, Italians, and Jews), as well as immigrants and refugees from Asia and Latin America – and how those experiences have led to the racial and ethnic disparities we witness today. Register here.