This is Part 2 of a two-part program. For those who can, Marnie has asked everyone attending today to do a little homework before coming. Assignments will be given on the 15th, and posted here as well later that day. Today, we'll share our homework results and hold a discussion about transformation in our lives.
Keeping with our monthly theme of Transformation, Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger will present a stimulating program about what transformation means to you. From butterflies to barren landscapes, we hope this program inspires you to appreciate the transformation that lead you here as well as that which is yet to come.
This is Part 1 of a two-part program. For those who can, Marnie asks everyone attending today and next week to do a little homework in between programs. Assignments will be given on the 15th, and posted here as well later that day.
Today, we welcome regional author, Connie Claire Szarke. Incorporating period music and engaging the audience, Connie will discuss key elements of fiction as they apply to literary/historical works, and to what readers sense as they enjoy good books. Presentation topics include environment, humanities, impact on lives, and the topic of transformation: how novel characters transform along their arcs, how good books can affect and transform readers, and how authors are able to transform ideas, memories, and “seeds” into cohesive story lines, resulting in successful novels.
October's theme is Transformation. Lake Fellowship member Marnie Karger will introduce the theme through a variety of topics and set the stage for the next few weeks of exploration and introspection. We'll be looking to ways we transform, why we transform, why we sometimes resist transformation, and how we've transformed already. Come prepared to dig into your own history as well as look toward your future.
Lake Fellowship is excited to welcome Stan Tekiela today!
From his website: Naturalist, wildlife photographer and writer Stan Tekiela is the originator of the popular state-specific field guides such as Birds of (state name) Field Guide, Wildflowers of (state name), and Trees of (state name). Over the past three decades Stan has authored more than 130 field guides, nature appreciation books and wildlife audio CDs for nearly every state in the nation, presenting many species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, trees, wildflowers and cacti.
Please join us as Lake Fellowship welcomes Shawn Otto. Shawn Otto was the screenwriter and co-producer of the film “House of Sand and Fog” which garnered three Academy Award Nominations. He is author of “Sins of Our Fathers”, “Fool Me Twice: Fighting The Assault On Science In America” and “The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters and What We Can Do about It” (Milkweed Editions, 2016). He gives an astonishingly broad range of facts, trends and history to make the case that scientific advances in public health, biology and the environment are being resisted or rolled back.
Join award winning UU singer/songwriters "the DeMasi Brothers" as they bring alive UU values and principles through story and song. With John on fiddle, Joseph on guitar and harmonies that have been compared to Simon and Garfunkel and the Everly Brothers these identical twin brothers will have you clapping and singing along for a presentation that is insightful, entertaining and one you won't want to miss.
As has been our tradition for nearly 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.
Please join Marnie Karger as she leads a group discussion about how we can quest for racial justice. As a predominantly white congregation, we are, by default, members of the oppressive class in our culture. How then do we help solve the systemic and institutionalized problem of racial injustice? We'll discuss matters that pertain to our fellowship specifically as well as those that affect the larger UU community. This is the second part of a two-part discussion between this Sunday and last.
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.
Members, please plan to stick around after the potluck for our annual Lake Fellowship Meeting.