Reclaiming Power

by Rev. Leah OngiriAs is our tradition, we mark the Jewish High Holy Days by reflecting with Rev. Leah and Jaclyn Kottman and experiencing ancient sacred music offered by Dan Van Sickle and Mark Urness. Same service—and yet, like so much these days, it will be different. During a global pandemic, how might Judaism suggest…

Mingling of the Waters 2020

Reflections by Leah Thibodeau and Rev. Christina Leone-TracyOur annual celebration of Water Mingling is going to feel different this year. “Coming together” is hard when we’re apart, but the metaphor of the water-carrier who brings the water from the well, and the broken pot that leaks it into the world, is still as true in…

What is Hope?

Reflection by Mark MarnochaSermon by Rev. Karon SandbergReading: Hope by Rev. Victoria SaffordDuring this time of uncertainty, we are anxious and unsure. Often in our lives, we have clung to hope to help us through difficulties. This got me to wondering what hope actually is, it certainly is not tangible but yet we feel it….

The Blessings of Animals

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyHenry Bergh, the founder of the ASPCA and fellow Unitarian, was born 207 years ago this week! Come celebrate his legacy with our Animal Blessing service. After our short all-ages service, we’ll have a time of virtual blessing for your animals. Two local UU congregations: Fond du Lac and Stevens Point will…

History, Anxiety, Hope, and Good Humor: Learning and Loving During the Pandemic

Reflection: Stories of Change by Suzanne MarnochaReflection: History, Anxiety, and Hope: Learning and Loving during the Pandemic by Mark MarnochaAs the time of the pandemic now has its own unknown span, there emerges a sense of ongoing chaos. Join Fellowship members Mark and Suzanne Marnocha to explore what previous times and voices have to say…

Wondering Aloud: A Question Box Service

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyEach week when it’s time to open the Wonder Box, we remind everyone that wondering is an important skill for being a Unitarian Universalist. We have questions, doubts, and things we don’t know, and those can be gifts rather than burdens. Come, wonder together! Questions can be submitted this morning and Rev….

To Imagine

by Rev. Leah OngiriOne of the first local UU ancestors Rev. Leah learned about when she moved to Wisconsin was Lewis Allen McGee, a Chicago-based Humanist and one of the first African American Unitarian ministers. After preaching on him in her first year of ministry to the Fellowship, she started thinking about him a lot…

A Theology of Connection in Zoomland

by Rev. Jim CoakleySince the invention of the letter and then the telephone, human connection has slowly crept towards the virtual world. Now that the pandemic has rapidly increased this transition, how do we nurture a theology of connection in the virtual land of Zoom? Three local UU congregations: Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and…

Bigger Than the Building

by Marie Luna, Director of Congregational LifeThe Fellowship is adapting to try to keep people connected while staying physically distant, and we are finding both success and challenge. Many of us tie being Unitarian Universalist to our buildings and the events that happen within them, but it is so much bigger. I invite you to…

Gathering Our Resources

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyAs we exist in the present moment, with such volatile change all around, it feels bizarre to look at the past (when we could touch each other and be in crowds!) and we wonder what the future holds. Now is a time to take stock of what we carry with us– the…