Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

UU Wisdom

"We are a gentle and generous people. But let us not forget our anger. May it fuel not only our com-mitment to compassion but also our commitment to make fundamental changes. Our vision of the Beloved Community must stand against a vision that would allow the privilege of the few to be accepted as just and even holy. Our religious vision must again and again ask the Gospel question 'Who is my neighbor' and strive always to include more and more of us as we intone the words that gave birth to this nation, 'We the people...' We are, and we should be, both a gentle, and an angry people."

—William Sinkford, minister

New Video Series: Long Strange Trip

Long Strange Trip

Sunday, Nov. 20, 10:00 AM the Membership Committee and Adult Religious Education starts a new six-part video series entitled “Long Strange Trip” -- “A Journey through Two Thousand Years of Unitarian Universalist History” produced by the Unitarian Universalist Association. If you are new to the Fellowship or a Charter Member you will find this series educational and interesting

Part I - In the Beginning…   Nov. 20

Part I examines the roots of liberal religious thought prior to the Reformation, including heretics such as Jan Hus. It concludes with the life of Michael Servetus.

Part II - The Birth of Unitarianism   Dec. 4

Part II chronicles how Servetus’ message influenced David Ferenc in Transylvania and led to the formation of the first coherent Unitarian theology. It traces that theology as in spreads to Poland and then west Europe towards the Netherlands and England. It discusses the work of Theophilus Lindsey and Joseph Priestley in forming an organized English Unitarianism.

Part III - American Unitarianism   Jan. 1

Part III talks about the development of Unitarianism in America from 1620 through the death of Theodore Parker in 1860. It details the three separate Unitarian faiths – the Socinianism of Joseph Priestley, The Arianism of William Ellery Channing and the Transcendentalism of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Theodore Parker.

Part IV – Universalism   Jan. 15

Part IV documents the development of Universalism from the early German and English pietists, to John Murry, Elhanan Winchester, and Hosea Ballou. It details the unprecedented explosion of Universalist churches across America during the first half of the 19th century and discusses why the movement began its precipitous decline after the death of Hosea Ballou in 1850.

Part V – Evolution   Jan. 29

Part V follows both Unitarianism and Universalist through the late 19th and early 20th centuries as they evolve from Christian bible-oriented religious to our present-day non-creedal movement. It discusses influences as diverse as the Civil War, Feminism and Suffrage, Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and the Social Gospel.

Part VI - The Hundred Year Waltz   Feb. 5

Part VI documents the century-long courtship between Unitarianism and Universalism that culminated in the merger in 1961. It follows Unitarian Universalism through its first half century and discusses where it may go from here.

Religious Education Class Schedule

CHILDREN’S Religious Education

Children's RE is held during the regular service times. The children usually begin in the sanctuary for the opening of the service, and leave with the RE instructor after the minister presents a children's story. If there is no children's story, we will go directly to the lower level where children's RE is held.

New children are always welcome. Children are also welcome to sit with their adult family members during the service.

For more details, contact Barb Logan.

 

ADULT Religious Education

On alternate Sundays we meet at 10 AM to discuss topics relating religious and ethical issues to current events and considering ideas that contribute to the spirit and meaning of our group.

Look at our calendar to see the current topic.

Upcoming Events

Adult R.E. - The Spiritual Brain
Nov 19 * 10:00AM
Sunday Service - Rev. Denise Tracy
Nov 26 * 10:00AM
Women's Discussion Group
Nov 28 * 10:00AM
Adult R.E.
Dec 03 * 10:00AM
Sunday Service - Rev. Mary Beth O'Halloran
Dec 10 * 10:00AM
Holiday Service at 4:00 pm
Dec 17 * 04:00PM
No Sunday Service
Dec 24 *
Adult R.E.
Dec 31 * 10:00AM
Sunday Service - David Barnhill
Jan 07 * 10:00AM
Adult R.E.
Jan 14 * 10:00AM

    

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