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How Do You Music?

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
How Do You Music?
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Reflection by Leah Thibodeau
Sermon by Ali Peters, Intern Minister
Music is a universal human experience that stimulates our hearts and our minds in deep and mysterious ways. Join us this Sunday as we explore our connection to music.

Creativity and the Ish

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Creativity and the Ish
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Reflection by Cindy Darling
Sermon by Ali Peters, intern minister
Creativity is deeply connected to all parts of our lives. It can be easy for us to forget this and to leave it up to the professional artists, writers, and performers. But it’s actually important for all of us to work those creativity muscles! Join us this week for a special interactive service as we creatively kick off our 2021 stewardship campaign and our month-long deep dive into the practice of creativity.

Blow and Bend

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Blow and Bend
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Reflection by Ali Peters, intern minister
Sermon by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
The most stable structures have a little flexibility and “give,” allowing them to bend in the face of pressure rather than breaking. How can we grow this flexibility in ourselves without giving up strong stances? How can we practice resilience with gentleness? Notice: mild language

Come What May

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Come What May
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Reflection by David Velguth, worship leader
Sermon by Ali Peters, intern minister
2020 threw us all many challenges we had never faced before –challenges that none of us could have predicted. How can we prepare ourselves to meet whatever challenges may await us in 2021 and in the years to come?

Our Better Angels – Christmas Eve

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Our Better Angels - Christmas Eve
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Angels make many appearances in the Christmas story– what might they mean for us today, and what might they be telling us?

Story Part I – The Angel Gabriel Comes to Mary
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Reflection: Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Song: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (verse 1)

Story Part II – The Angels Appear to Shepherds
Gospel: Luke 2:8-20
Reflection: Ali Peters
Poem: You Have to Know Your Body as the Home of God by Rebecca Parker
Song: #237 The First Nowell (verses 1 & 2)

Story Part III – The Flight to Safety
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-14, 2:19-21
Reflection: Rev. Jim Coakley
Poem: The Work of Christmas by Howard Thurman
Song: #231 Angels We Have Heard on High (verses 1 & 3)

“Frederick” A Winter Solstice Celebration

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
“Frederick” A Winter Solstice Celebration
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Reflections by Ali Peters, intern minister, and Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
The celebration of the winter solstice– the darkness and return of the light– is a time-honored tradition here at the Fellowship and it will continue this year. We’ll hear the sweet story of Frederick the mouse and celebrate the winter together.

Finding Strength in Our Religious Inheritance

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Finding Strength in Our Religious Inheritance
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by Ali Peters, intern minister
We have not always been Unitarian Universalists. Many of us come from family histories of different faith traditions. Others of us may have been born into Unitarian Universalist families, but understand that Unitarianism and Universalism used to look very different from the faith we know it to be today. What do we do with the religious practices, traditions, and beliefs of our ancestors, even if we may no longer claim these as our own? Join us this Sunday as we explore our religious inheritances and ways we might be able to use them for strength and healing in our lives and in our communities.

Enough

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Enough
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by Ali Peters, intern minister
“Too much,” and “not enough” are feelings many of us are familiar with. We notice excess and scarcity all the time. This Sunday we will take time to, instead, explore what “enough” feels like. What does it feel like to give enough, to take enough, and to be enough? Join us as we draw upon the wisdom and balance of the natural world to wrestle with these questions together.

Trusting Seeds

Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (FVUUF) - Appleton, Wisconsin
Trusting Seeds
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by Ali Peters, intern minister
Faith 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 through the challenges of our current moment.