Lake Fellowship

of Unitarian Universalists


Faith and Equity: Guest Speaker Jesus Lucero

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. 

12/08/2019 - 10:30am

Birds of Minnesota and the Effects of Climate Change

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.

11/17/2019 - 10:30am

Thanksgiving Potluck

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!

11/24/2019 - 10:30am

Belonging to the Lake Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists

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.

10/13/2019 - 10:30am

Antisemitism, Xenophobia, and Hate: Local and Global Challenges

Today we welcome Dr. Ellen Kennedy as our guest speaker. Ellen J. Kennedy, Ph.D., Executive Director of World Without Genocide and adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, will speak about the rise in hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, members of the LGBTQ community, immigrants and refugees, blacks, and other minority groups.  She will discuss conditions that influence the increase in hate speech, violence, and membership in alt-right and other hate groups; and the distinction between incitement and free speech. 

10/20/2019 - 10:30am

Guest Speaker: Bruce MacKenzie from Better Angels

Today, we welcome Bruce MacKenzie from Better Angels. Bruce, a member of Better Angels,  will be speaking about the polarization we are experiencing in our country, its causes, the concerns it creates,  and some steps we can take to be part of a solution. Better Angels is a non-profit, bipartisan organization that is working to address polarization in the U.S.

09/15/2019 - 10:30am


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