On the first Sunday of every month, there will be a "Membership Outreach Meeting". The group will be comprised of individuals who support the functions of the Hospitality, Membership and Caring Circles committees. Attendance at the meetings is open to anyone interested in those functions. The meetings will be held at 8:30 AM.
JESUS SEMINAR ON THE ROAD: Oct 6 & 7th-at Pilgrim UCC, Stow St, FDL
Date: October 6, 2017
Have you registered yet? Early registration ($60) ends September 22! This seminar, which is co-sponsored by Pilgrim UCC and Open Circle, is seldom presented in Wisconsin and has already drawn registrations from people all over the state who recognize this great opportunity.
The title of the seminar is CHANGING PERCEPTIONS: EARTH, SELF, GOD. The presenters are Clayton Crockett (Ph.D., Syracuse University) and Susan Elliot (Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago). It will look at how ideas of the Earth and Self have changed over time and how shifting spiritual and secular outlooks affect the human relationship to the earth today, particularly in light of environmental crises, resource depletion, and climate change.
You may register online at email@example.com or mail in the registration available at the fellowship. Questions? Contact Karen Lindberg-Schuppe, 920-921-2675 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TED TALK AT OCUUF: 6-8 PM: Eric Li: "A Tale of two political Systems"
Date: October 13, 2017
Please bring an appetizer to pass and your own drink. The TED TALK is "A Tale of Two Political Systems" by Eric Li. It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there's more than one way to run a successful modern nation.
Earth Justice Now Meeting: 9-10:30 AM; Citizens Climate Lobby 11 AM
Date: October 14, 2017
This group will meet on the second Saturday of each month, at OCUUF, until further notice. Goal of the committee is to educate the congregation and the community about environmental issues and projects to support local concerns. The EJN Citizens Climate Lobby meeting will follow from 11 AM - 1 PM.
10 AM Service with Rev. Jim Coakley: White Supremacy
Date: October 15, 2017
- The Courage to Own Our Story of White Supremacy by Rev. Jim Coakley
If we own our story, we get to write the ending. And if we don't own our story, the story owns us. - Brene Brown
White supremacy is a collective story of the United States; a story that we have never owned and therefore it owns us. In this service we will unpack white supremacy so that we can begin to own it and begin to imagine writing another ending to our long and tragic story.
BOOK CLUB! 11:30 AM "Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End" by Atul Gawande. Discussion leader Barbara Lukas.
All members and non-members are welcome to participate in the monthly book discussions at 11:30 AM following the Service. Light lunch food and snacks will be available. All books selected can be purchased locally, ordered online, or obtained from the FDL Public Library.
4/22: The Adopt-a-Highway group will begin cleaning our stretch of highway on April 22, 2017. We meet at our Highway Sign just west of County Road I (west of Fond du Lac) at 8:30 AM. Mike Hayes will have garbage bags and green safety vests for those who wish to help. We clean up Highway 23 from County Road I, west 2 miles, to County Road Y. The average clean up time is about 1 hour; perhaps a little longer on this particular first pick-up of the year.
If the weather is inclement Mike Hayes will email you no later than 7:30 AM. We reschedule for the following week, same time, same place. Mike can only notify those who belong to the clean up group. If you wish to be on the group please let Mike know that via email: email@example.com. We clean up 3 times per season. This year's remaining date is Oct. 21. If you join our group by being on Mike's email list you are not committed to doing anything. You merely be there if you can make it there. Mike hopes to see you some time and... Mother Earth will thank you!