Lake Fellowship

of Unitarian Universalists

COVID-19 Update

Like many Unitarian congregations, Lake Fellowship UU has suspended face-to-face programming until further notice and the building itself is closed. There will not be programs, activities or rental of our building for the foreseeable future. We will announce updates and changes to this plan as they become available. Lake Fellowship UU will continue meeting virtually.

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"Necessity is the Mother of Invention" with Guest Speaker, Louis Asher

Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Today, Lake Fellowship is pleased to welcome back Louis Asher as our guest speaker. Louis's talk uses the development of the airplane as an example of how various factors provided the impetus which led to the development of air, and eventually, space travel. Within a time span of 66 years we went from the Wright Brothers first flight of 1903 to the moon landing of 1969.

Though air flight is the focus, Louis also ties this to how the necessity of moving away from fossil fuels leads to development of renewable fuels. Likewise, the current argument for sulfide mining includes a view that we “must” have copper and nickel for various technologies. Louis argues that to prevent environmental destruction, our focus should once again be on the necessity of developing different technologies that do not require copper/nickel. Necessity is the mother of invention. 

Pilgrim House UU Church member Louis Asher retired from 3M 12 years ago after 39 years as a researcher, statistician and trainer.  His engaging teaching style earned him the corporate-wide 3M Educator of the Year Award the very first year it was awarded. A series of video recordings of Louis’ 17 statistical classes were produced at 3M and are still being used for training purposes.

Louis remains active in his retirement, participating in efforts to promote the safety and welfare of children and families, to promote housing for the homeless and to protect the environment and promote renewable energy.  He also enjoys archery and is an avid stamp collector which will be evident in his slides today.

Today's meeting is via Zoom, and co-hosted by Lake Fellowship members Kristin Fulkerson and Terry McGlynn. You can join the group starting at 10:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 10:30. To join, please check your email for the Zoom link, or request a link by sending an email to We'll try to get back to you as soon as possible.

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