Even UUs haven't yet found the fourmula for Utopia -- conflict is a normal part of life in our congregations (gasp!). Like flying in an airplane or sailing a boat, being in a congregational community means needing to be equipped for difficulties. Part of UUFCO's growth means new and better tools are needed to handle difficult situations. What's being done? What does it mean for you and us as a whole?
What are we to do about the increasing numer of prejudiced remarks and acts of injustice - to confront these and make a difference? Reverend Emily A. Champagne will share stories which use our own personal courage to further justice, fairness, and equality when we are suddenly alone and confronted face to face with bigotry, prejudice, and just plain meanness.
As summer comes to an end and many lives are once again ordered by a school calendar, join us in celebrating a new church year. In this inter-generational service, we'll remind ourselves what being a UU spiritual community means; where it comes from, what it's based in and the hope it holds.
Talk and discussion about what it looks like to support Men in leading meaningful lives of integrity, accountability, responsibility, and emotional intelligence. Joe Forest has been a psychotherapist in Community Mental Health for over 20 years, specializing in working with individuals with anxiety and trauma. He is a certified Primary Integration Trainer with the ManKind Project.
Megan Hooker and David Paulsmeyer will share their experiences and understanding about what being in nature and wilderness brings us, and the lessons they've learned about how the natural world has supported, healed, and taught them.