Waiting to Embrace You

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyEach week when we met in the sanctuary, our closing words ended with the phrase, “knowing that we wait to embrace you upon your return.” We’ve tweaked those words just a bit during this pandemic (“we embrace each other, even now, from a distance”), but we are still waiting for the moment…

Embraced By Our Ancestors

Reflection by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyAs Halloween approaches, we remember those who came before us in life and have passed on to whatever happens after death. This will be an interactive service geared toward people of all ages. Many cultures have ways to honor their ancestors– what might our ancestors hope for us? How might our…

Tiny Space

by Rev. Leah OngiriActs of care and experiences of connection can sometimes seem insignificant on their own. But the tiny space created by a sympathetic phone call or homemade meal left on the doorstep looms large in community. The care team is especially devoted to this work, but all Fellowship members and friends share the…

Trusting Seeds

by Ali Peters, intern ministerFaith can be tricky — especially for many of us Unitarian Universalists who may struggle with more traditional religious creeds. But faith can also be a powerful asset when it comes to growing resilience! Together, let’s explore this concept of faith in new ways as we carry ourselves and each other…

Growing Resilience

by Rev. Christina Leone-TracyThis year we are “digging in” to an exploration of resilience—what it means to grow ourselves and our community to be sources of life, even when things get tough. Join us as we launch our annual theme, “Growing Resilience,” and continue to explore new ways of being together even as we need…

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…