"Learning for Life" with Guest Speaker: Dr. Kate Schaefers

Lake Fellowship welcomes Dr. Kate Schaefers to present a program titled: Learning for Life: Why a Growth Mindset is So Important as We Age. Kate will be joining us via Zoom.

An advantage of being in the later stages of your life/career: You no longer need to prove yourself. It’s an ideal time to cultivate a “growth mindset”: To stretch yourself, try new things, and even fail. It can be liberating to let go of the need to succeed and embrace the pure joy of learning.


"Reckoning with Opioids in the Land of 10,000 Rehabs" with Guest Speaker: Dr. Amy Sullivan

Lake Fellowship welcomes Dr. Amy Sullivan, Macalester College history professor and author of Opioid Reckoning: Love, Loss, and Redemption in the Rehab State (2021). She will share insights not only about the history of the opioid epidemic, but also how it collided with Minnesota’s pioneering history in drug and alcohol treatment.


Atheistic Mystic: with Guest Speaker, Lóre Stevens

Lóre Stevens returns to Lake Fellowship to talk about her personal "atheistic mystic cosmology," on which she wrote her Harvard Divinity School thesis.  By telling the story of how she discovered her spirituality while traveling the country in an RV and later found a community within Unitarian Universalism, Lóre will help us explore our distinct world views and interconnectedness more deeply.


The 8th Principle: Further Discussion

For this program, we will continue our study and discussion of the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. We began with our 1/15/2023 program. 

If you were not able to attend, the recording and description of that program, which gives the background as to why we are undertaking this, is posted here:


The 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism

Ten years ago, a grass roots movement started within Unitarian Universalism to adopt an 8th Principle:
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”