Program

Water Ceremony & Welcome 2024

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, and represents a re-gathering of our community.

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Karen Wills, Democracy Strategist for MUUSJA

Lake Fellowship warmly welcomes back Dr. Karen Wills. Karen is the former Executive Director of the Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance, and the current Democracy Strategist on the front lines of voting issues that align with UU values. Karen will catch us up with what MUUSJA has been working on as well as important issues to note in the upcoming elections.

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An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

Have you ever wondered if there is more to yoga than just postures? This program, led by Lake Fellowship member and Yoga Teacher Matthew Tift, provides a brief overview to the history and philosophy of yoga. From premodern India to modern health and wellness, we'll survey yoga's historical purposes as well as the science-based benefits of modern yoga. You will get an opportunity to practice some basic yogic breathing techniques and experience their effects. This program is for anyone, from the experienced yogi to someone who has never set foot in a yoga class.

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Augsburg's Young Adult Book Project, with Guest Speaker: Kristina Frugé

Augsburg University’s Christensen Center for Vocation (CCV) stewards initiatives that are committed to “place-based vocational discernment in the public square for the common good.” One of their current projects is the creation of a book, written by young adults for congregational communities and leaders. Its chapters take on a variety of themes that weigh heavy on the hearts of this generation.

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Annual Talent Show and Picnic 2024

Please join us, for our final program of the 2023 - 2024 program year!  This year, we're continuing our "Photo of the Year" feature. We will be sharing our "Photo of the Year" with one another, in a slideshow presentation format. We'd like you to select your single favorite photo from the past year. You don't need to have taken the photo, but if you use someone else's work, please be sure to credit the photographer. The photo can be of any family-friendly subject: historic, natural, portrait, or scenic -- whatever you'd like to share.

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Unity and Division in the United States: The 2024 Elections, with Guest Speaker, David Schultz

LFUU welcomes back David Schultz for a program focusing on the 2024 elections. With April’s theme of ‘The Gift of Interdependence’, there are a lot of topics where this country needs to realize that we are dependent upon one another. Unity vs. division is going to be a critical point in how our country moves forward with whomever is leading it after this year’s election.

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"Awe, Faith, and Saving the World" with Guest Speaker Lori Myren-Manbeck

Lake Fellowship welcomes Dr. Lori Myren-Manbeck for this program. 

Taking care of ourselves, each other, and the planet is a divine and sacred responsibility. During this talk, author Lori Myren-Manbeck will explore the importance of awe, the power of faith, and the beautiful interconnectedness of all life while providing a practical guide to protecting the world.

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