August 2022


We gather both in-person at UUFN and online for Sunday services. Please choose the one that works best for you. For those who choose to gather in the sanctuary, vaccinations expected for all who are eligible. When Rice County is in the green level according to CovidActNow, masks are optional but welcomed. We ask that you have one with you and wear it while singing. When Rice County is in level yellow, masks are required at all times. Links for the Sunday Zoom meeting will be sent each week through the UUFN-Announce email group. Contact if you would like to begin receiving the weekly email.


Sunday, August 7th • 10:00 am

“An Anishinaabe Spiritual View of Water and Nature”

Presented by Ricky W. DeFoe

Member of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Ricky will speak with us via Zoom. He will explain his own Anishinaabe cosmology where water and nature are spiritual. He will talk about our challenge to re-spiritualize a de-spiritualized community and change the way in which people see and value nature, Indigenous knowledge, and each other. Join us to explore our spiritual commonalities with Ricky, his tribe, and the water we share.



Sunday, August 14th • 10:30 am (note time change)

“Intimations of Mortality” • Presented by Rev. Rita Capezzi

UUF Fellowship in Mankato

This is our second and last service where we will be guests of the Regional UU Summer Worship Collaborative, attending a service at the UU Fellowship in Mankato. Please note their service begins at 10:30am. This service is available to all of us on Zoom which you can view privately from home or in community at our building. There is also the option of going to Mankato to attend in person.


In this service Rev. Capezzi suggests that when we acknowledge the reality of death, without morbid attachment, the potential to savor every bit of life can emerge.



Sunday, August 21st • 10:00 am

“Regenerative Agriculture—A Way of Life”

Presented by Reginaldo (Regi) Haslett-Marroquin

What if we could evolve beyond the colonizing mindset and operating structures we find ourselves living in and build a healthy ecosystem that naturally delivers equity and justice for BIPOC and all people together? This is part of the vision of the Regenerative Agriculture Alliance that works from the perspective of indigenous wisdom and the lessons of our ancestors. Join us to listen to Regi tell us about the opportunities that naturally arise from living in this way that can restore balance to our food systems and show us new ways to be and think more freely.



Sunday, August 28th • 10:00 am

“Thrive” • Rev. Sara Smalley

In this service we explore courage and purpose in the midst of uncertainty. After all we have been through in the past two years, what might it mean for us to thrive individually and as a congregation? As we did in July, UUFN will again be hosting other small UU congregations from around our region this Sunday on Zoom and in person.

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