September 2021


Theme: Embracing Possibility

 

For the safety of our members and the larger community, UUFN will be offering Sunday services either outdoors or livestreamed via Zoom until further notice. Links for the Sunday Zoom meeting will be sent each week through the UUFN-Announce email group. Contact jwhitson@uunorthfield.org if you would like to begin receiving the weekly email.

 

 

Sunday, September 19th • 10:00 am

“Shiftin Narratives” • Presented by Mija Van Der Wege

The past year and a half has disrupted many of the personal and cultural narratives that we might hold. How do the stories we have been taught affect the ways in which we see the world?  As the seasons change, how can we be mindfully open to new stories to help us understand the lived experiences of a diverse world?

 

Announcements

  • Next Sunday, September 26, everyone is invited to join us for “The Winds of Change” presented by our own Rev. Sara Smalley. Embracing possibility is at the core of what it means to be Unitarian Universalist. Where other religions focused on depravity and sin, our spiritual ancestors saw love and hope. It is that legacy of courageous love that continues to help us navigate change and build community. In this multigenerational service we’ll explore what we can rely on when we feel like we’re blown off course, and we’ll hear the story of our very own Universalist miracle. This service will be presented on zoom and can be viewed at Odd Fellows Park at a Watch Party.  This party will be followed by a picnic and an opportunity to enjoy the day with other members.  More details will be available on our website.

  • Consider joining us when we dedicate UUFN (and Northfield) as an international peace site through the World Citizen Organization on Tuesday, September 21st at noon. This is the suggested time when we connect with all places observing "International Peace Day" around the World. We will have a short, outdoor ceremony and erect a Peace Pole made by Reid Hendershot and multi-language peace signs for it that are donated by Janet McGrath. We will be listed in an international directory as an official international peace site. For more information about "World Citizen" see the information in this month’s REACH for "share the plate" recipient.

  • Those interested in social justice issues are invited to join a Zoom conversation on Thursday, September 23rd from noon - 1:30. We'll be strategizing on actions to take in the topic areas that were identified at the June social justice meeting, namely climate change, racial justice and voter suppression. Watch for an email with more information.

  • UPDATED ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE BOOK STUDY!  We have decided that this book study will be on zoom only. When we get closer to October, we will let everybody know when the announcement of the zoom meeting will be distributed via e-mail. So, please join us for our next book study on the 4 Tuesdays in October from 7 - 8:30 p.m. We will be reading and discussing Neither Wolf nor Dog by Kent Nerburn. It details his learnings as he travels through the Dakotas with an Indigenous Elder and takes us beyond what most people know of the Native American experience. Questions? Contact Liz Brekke or Jeff Wersal-LaVelle.



Sunday, September 26th • 10:00 am

“The Winds of change” Rev. Sara Smalley

Embracing possibility is at the core of what it means to be Unitarian Universalist. Where other religions focused on depravity and sin, our spiritual ancestors saw love and hope. It is that legacy of courageous love that continues to help us navigate change and build community. In this multigenerational service we’ll explore what we can rely on when we feel like we’re blown off course, and we’ll hear the story of our very own Universalist miracle. Please follow the weekly email announcements for information on whether this will be an in person, Zoom, or multiplatform service.



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