June 2024
Theme: The Gift of Renewal

For the Zoom link for services, please email jwhitson@uunorthfield.org

Sunday, June 2nd • 10:00 am
“Flower Ceremony” • Rev. Sara Smalley

Join Rev. Sara and the UUFN community for our annual Flower Ceremony. This multigenerational service is a distinctly Unitarian Universalist ritual with over 100 years of history. Whether you're onsite or on Zoom, bring a flower or bouquet with you as we gather to share beauty and offer each other hope. And if you can't bring a flower or forget to bring one, come anyway! There will be plenty of flowers for everyone.

Sunday, June 9th • 10:00 am
“No Mud, No Lotus” • Rev. Terri Burnor, Guest Speaker

One of life’s greatest renewal processes is composting—combining organic nature to help new things grow. What can emerge out of the muck, not only in our gardens, but within and beyond ourselves?

Sunday, June 16th • 10:00 am
“Cultivating Discernment: Or Just Do What Works” • Lisa Ebert

Today we welcome Lisa Ebert to our pulpit. Lisa lives in an old house in Northfield where she cares for her dog, makes art, restores antiques, works with wood, and writes. She has won awards for her woodworking and art. She holds M.Div. and S.T.M degrees from Yale University and did doctoral work in Christian theology at Emory University. She has completed the Integrated Study and Practice Program at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, participated in several retreats at the Insight Meditation Society, and has   maintained a Buddhist meditation practice for over 20 years.

Sunday, June 23rd • 10:00 am
“Weaving Our Lives” • Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Worship

We are all tangled up together in a great web of life that is woven with beauty and hardship, love and loss, thriving and struggle. How do we tend well to the weaving so that all of us are held in care? Gather at UUFN to watch this service as congregations across the continent gather to do the same. Delegates will have voted on the proposed Article II changes that weekend, so we’ll also announce the results of that vote. Note this service is recorded and is one hour and fifteen minutes long – slightly longer than a regular service, but much shorter than last year’s two+ hour GA worship!

Sunday, June 30th 10:30 am (Note time and location change)
At Hobgoblin Music Barn in Red Wing
Summer Gathering of UU Congregations

The Red Wing UU community is hosting a gathering of three UU congregations to celebrate our UU heritage. Come as your favorite Unitarian Universalist and introduce yourself. Rev. Ted Tollefson will be channeling the Mark Twain of "Letters from the Earth” – expect a fun morning with a few surprises.

Service starts at 10:30 am. If you are planning to drive to the service in Red Wing and would like to offer a ride to one or more church members, please notify Susie Weinbeck.

Location: Red Wing UU Community
Hobgoblin Music Barn
920 West Highway 19
Red Wing MN