Women's Coffee Group (WOW) "Gratitude" 10:00 AM at OCUUF
Date: May 1, 2017
WOW/Women's Coffee is an open group of women that meets the first Monday of the month from 9:30 - 11:30 for discussions centered around individual views of spirituality & its implications in their lives. The group meets in the front room at Open Circle. All women are welcome.
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.
10 AM Service with Dr. Brian Smith: "Being Religious Without God"
Date: May 7, 2017
Dr. Smith will explain that many spiritual people can practice several elements of religion -- meditation, participation in a supportive community, morality, humanitarian work, commitment to justice, a philosophy of life - without believing in God.
TED TALK at OCUUF 6-8 PM "We're All Hiding Something. Let's Find the Courage to Open Up" by Ash Beckham
Date: May 12, 2017
In this touching talk, Ash Beckham offers a fresh approach to empathy and openness. It starts with understanding that everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced hardship. The only way out, says Beckham, is to open the door and step out of your closet.
Bring your own beverage and an appetizer to share. Enjoy drinks and appetizers and good conversation before watching a 20-minute TED talk followed by discussion. A fun way to spend a Friday evening or enjoy as a prelude to another venue event later. Everyone welcome!
Earth Justice Now Meeting: 9:45-Gather/Meeting 10-11 AM
Date: May 13, 2017
This group will meet on the second Saturday of each month, at OCUUF, until further notice.
Will gather at 9:45 AM to share some light food. Meeting begins at 10 AM. 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 at 11 AM.
Book Club 11:30 AM "Becoming Wise" by Krista Tippett
Date: May 21, 2017
"Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living" by Krista Tippett. Discussion Leader Karen Schuppe.
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.
Child care will be available each Sunday throughout the summer during regularly scheduled worship services. In addition, if there are older children who attend and prefer not to stay in worship, RE staff will be available to lead activities in the classroom.
10 AM Service with Rev. Tracey Wilkinson "Standing on the Side of Love" - Click here for more info
Date: May 28, 2017
As a Welcoming Congregation here in Fond du Lac, Open Circle is the city's main faith-based voice for LGBTQ equality. In creating this service, members of the Equality Project will inspire us with story, prayer, poetry, ceremony, and enliven our hearts with music. This is an Intergenerational Service, designed in a way that our kids of all ages can enjoy and won't find too fidgety. (There will still be childcare for the littlest ones.) Join Rev. Tracey Wilkinson and members of the Equality Project for this Sunday's service. All are Welcome!