Attention! Attention, please! Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger will present an interactive program today around this month's theme: Attention. We'll explore our perceptions of what it means to pay attention, we'll practice being attentive to the present moment, and we'll attend to some poetry by Ted Kooser. All are invited to attend!
There will be no program today. Enjoy your holiday and seasonal gatherings. Programs will resume on Sunday, January 5th, 2020.
Today, we gather to celebrate the holidays, the winter solstice, and our community. Please join us for a meal and fellowship -- more info to come.
Today, we're in for a treat as we welcome back Mr. Tony Ortiz for another brilliant musical performance.
Who the Heck is Tony Ortiz???
The Longest Night - Winter Solstice Reflections Within these precious days leading up to the Solstice are held a sacred, magical, and mysterious force for all of us, should we choose to access it. Explore internally as our guest speaker Chanda Parkinson leads you through folklore, anecdotes, and inspirational messages finally bringing you through your own longest night. You will leave this talk mystified and inspired. Chanda Parkinson is a mother, author, community advocate, psychic and spiritual teacher.
Today we welcome Dr. Jeff Anderson, Professor of Peace Studies at St. John’s University, and brother to our own Terry Anderson. Today he will be speaking about Global Health. Global Health is an innovative academic field. Combining medical knowledge, new technologies, social science insights, social justice commitments, and creative partnerships, practitioners pursue real solutions to daunting problems. This interactive presentation will present some of the major efforts, highlight successes and shortcomings, and chart a path forward.
Jesus Lucero is the Greater MN and Faith Coordinator of OutFront MN, the largest LGBTQ+ public policy and advocacy group in Minnesota. He will present an overview of current pressing issues including intersectionality and conversion therapy, and also help us work to model inclusive practices, update our sense of how UU members can be allies, and how we can plug into the movement work.
Photographer Monica Bryand presents a gorgeous slide show of birds she has photographed within our state for the Audubon Society of Minnesota. This multi-year effort is part of the tracking of the effects of climate change on bird populations in the United States. Monica will discuss where she photographed various species, and talk about the stresses that put them in danger for decline.
Today we celebrate the season with our annual Thanksgiving potluck. Before we eat we will spend some time sharing what makes each of us thankful. Please watch for a sign-up sheet for bringing food to share, or just come -- all are welcome!
Many of us come from other religious traditions, yet we live in sometimes intimate kinship with both our community and the rest of the world. What does it mean to "belong" to the Lake Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists? Does everyone who visits belong, or do we place limits on what it means to belong? Are we the "welcoming congregation" we aspire to be? These are the kinds of questions we will explore in this program led by Lake Fellowship member Matthew Tift.