Join member Marnie Karger on an exploration about inpsiration. What is it? How are we inspired? Why do we value and often rely on inspiration? What do we do when we are inspired? How can and do we inspire others? All are encouraged to come with a story about a time when you were inspired and/or a time when you inspired someone else.
Today we welcome Alan Ware from World Population Balance (http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org/) to speak to us about global overpopulation and working toward a more sustainable future.
Today, Lake Fellowship welcomes a representative from Planned Parenthood to speak to us about recent economic and political battles the organization is facing, as well as triumphs it has earned.
Today, we welcome Lake Fellowship member Andrew Lyman to share a drop in the vast ocean of his passion about Ancient Greece. Andrew will present facts and fascinating tidbits about hoplite battle tactics as well as the seeds of democracy, both of which have evolved into elements of our modern day warfare and governing systems, respectively. Indeed, without the Ancient Greek methods of warfare, democracy would not have evolved as it did.
It's been well over a month since the new year started. How are you doing with regards to your New Year's Resolutions? While many of us make promises and commitments at the start of a new year, only a few of us end up following through with them, even by this point on the calendar. The bottom line is that change and commitment is difficult to execute and maintain.
Lake Fellowship welcomes writer Lori Sturdevant to speak with us about Minnesota's current political climate.
Lori Sturdevant writes editorials and a weekly column about topics she has covered for more than 35 years: state government and politics. She has been the editor or co-author of eight books, including A Man’s Reach: The Autobiography of Elmer L. Andersen. Her Honor: Rosalie Wahl and the Minnesota Women’s Movement. She is also the author of The Pillsburys of Minnesota.
Lake Fellowship member, and Chair of the Social Action Committee, Laurie Gauer will lead an open show and tell discussion regarding groups, events, and causes that align with our UU values and beliefs. This discussion will serve equally as a guide for getting involved, as well as a platform upon which you can share ways that you have or are still involved.
Today, we welcome Zoe Bird to Lake Fellowship.
Zoe Bird, professional writer/editor and director of Pegleg Press, was Alzheimer's Poetry Project's New Mexico Poet-in-Residence for three years. She has recently relocated to Minnesota and is starting the an APP there: http://www.alzpoetry.com/
Please join us for a group discussion about how we adapt without losing our values. This discussion will focus on the "From the President" article from the most recent issue of UU World:
You're encouraged to read the article before attending, and feel free to bring along a copy as a reference.
There are many ways that human beings bind together - as individuals; as groups that work and play and celebrate together; as communities; as civic entities and many more. We are bound together by shared beliefs or interests or rules or fear or affinity or need. We are bound together for good; for better and sometimes for worse; in the short term or for the long haul. Central in all of this binding together is a quality of commitment.