Lake Fellowship

of Unitarian Universalists

Program

Guest Speaker: Adam Lindquist as Theodore Roosevelt

Today, you're in for a treat! March's theme is "Journey," and today we'll crank up the time machine to begin the journey from the past to the present of one of our country's most famous leading figures. Lake Fellowship is honored to host American statesman, conservationist, and the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt! While Mr. Roosevelt will surely regale us with tales from his many travels and trials, he will also answer questions from his modern audience. It's bound to be a program like no other!

Date: 
03/24/2019 - 10:30am

Paul Wellstone: A Remembrance -- Musical Performance by Richard Terrill & Larry McDonough

Through music and readings, pianist/composer Larry McDonough and saxophonist/writer Richard Terrill recount the legacy of the Minnesota senator and champion of social justice.

Lake Fellowship is proud to welcome back member favorites, Larry & Richard to perform a special set in honor of one of Minnesota's most beloved leaders.

Date: 
03/03/2019 - 10:30am

Trust Talk

In religious circles, “trust talk” often revolves around having faith that a higher power is looking after us. However, for those without such beliefs, the concept and daily practice of trust can be more complicated and nuanced. Whom do we trust, to what degree do we trust, and more importantly WHY do we trust some people and institutions but not others? Let's meet together to define terms and begin to put a framework around our monthly theme of TRUST. Lake Fellowship Member Don Penn will lead today's program.

Date: 
02/03/2019 - 10:30am

In Each Other We Trust

Is something changing in where we place our trust?  While we used to trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often strangers, on platforms like Airbnb and Uber, and through technologies like the blockchain. Could this new era of trust bring with it a more transparent, inclusive and accountable society?We'll explore and discuss these concepts today with LFUU member Kate Leith. 

Date: 
02/10/2019 - 10:30am

Raising Healthy, Compassionate, Loving Kids in a High Tech, Impersonal World.

Today, we welcome guest speaker Mike Obsatz.

We live in a fast-paced, materialistic, narcissistic culture.  To grow up to be whole, compassionate, empathetic adults, children need attention, guidance, support, interpersonal and communication skills, self-esteem, and awareness of the needs, feelings and backgrounds of others.  Mike will discuss the effects of the current Empire consciousness of the American culture on children, and how to help children move to the Oneness consciousness of respect, acceptance, responsibility, kindness, and maturity.

Date: 
03/10/2019 - 10:30am

Possibilianism Revisited

Nearly 8 years ago, Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger introduced us to the brand new theology called Possibilianism. Created in 2009 by neuroscientist David Eagleman, Possibilianism neither supports or denies the existence of a supernatural, and instead embraces uncertainty and encourages active exploration in an attempt to learn more about what we know and don't know about all that is around us.  Today, Marnie is back to check back in with Possibilianism, and see how we might use its tenants within and outside of our spiritual life.

Date: 
01/27/2019 - 10:30am

Possibilities for renewed spirituality with Guest Speaker, Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund’s spiritual journey includes decades as a Christian conservative evangelical leader. But nagging questions grew (fueled by a trip to Rwanda) resulting in leaving his job as Executive Pastor and, ultimately, the church completely. For six years he did not attend church while embracing the process of deconstruction, which was accompanied by deep grief: lost faith, lost relationships, lost community. Steve felt spiritually hopeless. But eventually hope emerged that perhaps there was hope of feeling spiritual once again.

Date: 
01/20/2019 - 10:30am

Guest Speaker: John Watkins

What Can We Learn from the Triumphs and Tragedies of the Mediterranean?

With February's monthly theme of "Trust", there will be some focus on broken treaties, and in particular, a tendency for northern countries to stereotype southern ones for "failing to abide by agreements."  This, in turn, allows northern countries to break agreements preemptively.  Presented by John Watkins who is a Distinguished McKnight Professor of English with affiliate appointments in History and Italian Studies at the U of M where he teaches courses on Mediterranean Literature and Culture.

Date: 
02/24/2019 - 10:30am

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