Below is a list of past sermons given at The Fellowship. Once you find the sermon you’d like to listen to, just click on the sermon title listed, and it will open that sermon in a page with the options to listen to it via the web, to download the MP3 for listening offline, or to open the transcript of the sermon to read.

The Lesson from Googley Eyes

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
The Lesson from Googley Eyes
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Reflection by Ali Peters, Assistant Minister
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
What do those little stick-on googley eyes have to do with our first Unitarian Universalist principle? Listen and find out!

The Masks We Wear

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
The Masks We Wear
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Reflection by Cindy Darling
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Sometimes masks protect us, sometimes they hide us away. Masks can be fun, and sometimes they can be monstrous. Join us for an all-ages journey into the power of masks.

No Haunting Here

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
No Haunting Here
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Reflection by Beth Belmore
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Ghosts are said to be the product of unfinished business in life. What unfinished business, plans, or relationships do you need to tend to now, to avoid the risk of haunting later?

Monsterfication

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Monsterfication
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Reflection by Alex Frantz
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
In this, our third week of Monster Month, we’ll explore the ways our society makes monsters of things we don’t understand. How can misunderstanding lead to monstrous outcomes?

Out of Control

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Out of Control
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Reflection by Cindy Darling
Sermon by Ali Peters, Assistant Minister
You don’t need to be a werewolf to know what it’s like to feel out of control. Most of us have felt like we are not in control of our own thoughts and feelings for one reason or another. It’s hard! Join us for the second week of Monster Month to explore how we can support ourselves and others through these experiences.

Truth and Conspiracy

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Truth and Conspiracy
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Reflection by Mark Marnocha
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Monsters have captured the imagination of humanity from the beginning of time. How is it that many people are still convinced there is a sea monster in Loch Ness (or Lake Champlain, Vermont for that matter) or a beast roaming the forests of the northwest United States? How do certain ideas take hold, and when are they dangerous and not just fun? This will be the kickoff of our five-Sunday Monster Month — join us!

Rediscovering!

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Rediscovering!
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Reflection by Dave Velguth
Sermon by Ali Peters, Assistant Minister
Our lives have changed tremendously since before the pandemic. One of the joys of being a community of faith is the chance to process and make meaning of these changes together. This Sunday we kick off our theme for the coming program year: Rediscovering! Join us as we rediscover ourselves, our faith, and our community in this new ever-shifting reality.

Mingling of the Waters 2021

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Mingling of the Waters 2021
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Reflections by Ali Peters, Assistant Minister, and Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
The first service of each program year, in mid-September, is called our “ingathering” service where we re-gather after perhaps some sporadic time during the summer. This year, ingathering means the same, but so much more! This will be our first service since March 2020 when we will be able to gather in-person in our sanctuary, while still welcoming people from home on Zoom. Bring water from your home, neighborhood, local body of water, or your travels, to mingle together in this very special Mingling of the Waters ingathering service.

Illusion, Separateness, and Rediscovery: A Service in Honor of the Jewish High Holy Days

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Illusion, Separateness, and Rediscovery: A Service in Honor of the Jewish High Holy Days
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Reflections by Jaclyn Kottman Hittner, Rev Christina Leone-Tracy, and Rev. Leah Ongiri

The Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the 10 Days of Awe between them just as we also prepare to launch our annual Fellowship theme of rediscovering. In this era of getting back to a new normal, the seasonal Jewish theme of beginning again is especially relevant for individuals and our gathered communities. Upon close examination, we might find that our separateness is an illusion that keeps us from truly moving forward together.

“What the heck is Unitarian Universalism anyway?”

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
"What the heck is Unitarian Universalism anyway?"
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by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Join Rev. Christina for a journey through UU principles, sources, theology, and identity with the goal of understanding better and being able to explain our faith to others who ask you about it!