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Rev. Laurie will lead this service as we enter our theme of Landscapes.There are ancient traditions and stories about going to a place of solitude to encounter emptiness. What gifts might desert spirituality have to offer?
New Member Sunday
Immigration reform is constantly in the news with different story perspectives supporting different sides of the political spectrum. UUs identified "Immigration as a Moral Issue" as a nationwide Congregational Study/Action Issue for 2010-2014. Join Laura as she pulls from ancient texts and contemporary stories to illuminate the reality of "undocumented" individuals and families and policies that affect them. What is our call as UUs around this issue?
Laura Smidzik is the new Acting Executive of the Minnesota UU Social Justice Alliance (MUUSJA). She is in her final semester at United Theological Seminary and will receive her M.Div in May. She served as the ministerial intern at First Universalist Church in Minneapolis last year and as a student chaplain at Abbott Northwestern Hospital this past fall. Laura and her family live in St. Paul, where she has been a long-time member of Unity Church-Unitarian.
Worship Leader is Carrie Rice.
Join Rev. Laurie as she shares a treasured part of our history, the story of John Murray following his heart across the Atlantic ocean to found a Universalist chapel. Members of the congregation will tell their stories of how they have been guided by love as they took up a challenge in December to give away $20, somewhere in the community, on behalf of the church.
This is our Annual Stewardship kickoff! Join us for the great lunch and be a particpant in determining how love will guide us next year. During the service the children will walk the “Watermark Labyrinth.” After our luncheon, all are invited to walk the labyrinth.
Don Friend has been a friend of the UUFM for many years. He’ll bring his love of geography
to inspire us with facts, fiction, and folklore about mountains. As a professor of Geography, he has recently published a book on this topic. “Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole.”
Tony Filipovitch reflects on some of the influences on his life, and passing a tradition of social action to a new generation. He talks about being an honest human being and what it means to speak the truth. He also talks about taking a stand, and fighting fairly while you do it.
Today’s service also features our annual combined choirs event: our UUFM choir joined by the Nora UU Church from Hanska singing the works of Stephen Foster.
Worship Leader is Diane Dobitz.