As has been our tradition for more than a decade, we will start our new season of programs with a Water Ceremony. The Water Ceremony is a great way to reconvene after summer break. For those who may not be familiar with this annual tradition, members and friends bring to the service a small amount of water that represents something of significance for them. One by one the water is poured into a larger bowl. This is more than a “what I did this summer” report but represents a re-gathering of our community.
Today, Lake Fellowship welcomes Christie Larson to talk with us about Western Communities Action Network, Inc (WeCAN). WeCAN serves individuals and families in need in Western Hennepin County. They are a community nonprofit that empowers and equips individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency.
Peter Gideon was an Excelsior pioneer and a world famous horticulturalist whose crowning achievement was the creation of the Minnesota hardy apple, the Wealthy. He was also quite an eccentric and controversial character for his time. Join us as Lake Fellowship member Sharon Dana presents her research on the life of this multifaceted and determined man.
This marks our final formal gathering of the season. We'll host a talent show open to anyone and everyone, and we'll conclude with a potluck cookout. Bring your smile, your talent, a dish to share, and something to grill. All are welcome!
Please join us for our annual celebration of the Spring season with a potluck and fellowship as our main events. Add to the sign-up sheet on the bulliten board to bring and share food for this day. All are welcome!
Today, we welcome back guest speaker Steve Fredlund.
Lake Fellowship is happy to welcome Phil Lund as our guest speaker today. Both wholeness and holiness are about relationship—a living relationship to all things. When we find what is holy in ourselves, in others, and in creation, we find ourselves in relationship with the whole. This Sunday will explore how nurturing that relationship can be a path toward wholeness and holiness.
Phil is a Congregational Life Consultant for the UUA and previously joined us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our A-Frame sanctuary.
Today, we welcome Lake Fellowship member Zoe Larson as she shares her personal journey of growing up Unitarian Universalist.
Join Lake Fellowship member and musicologist Matthew Tift to explore the role of improvisation in our journeys through life. While we often think of improvisation as an activity associated with creative practices, we might not notice how much we improvise during the course of a typical day. Labels like "planner" or "free spirit" attempt to simplify our complex relationships to other people and objects, giving us a false sense of control in an unpredictable world.
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!