Connecting with Strangers
by Reverend Kathleen Rolenz

September 25, 2011

In a companion to the September 18th sermon titled Connecting with "Friends," Rev. Rolenz asks whether connecting with our highest values can only happen with those who share them, or whether the truest experience of what you value most highly can best be found when you work together with others whose values differ from your own?

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Civic Forum on Ballot Issue 2: Referendum on Senate Bill 5

September 21, 2011

Local representatives discuss the pros and cons of Senate Bill 5, prior to its appearance on the November 8th ballot.

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Connecting with “Friends?”
by Reverend Wayne Arnason

September 18, 2011

There is a now-familiar disparagement by those baby-boomer age and older of the shallowness of the "friends" we have through social media. Does this skepticism come too easily? In a world where the art of deep conversation is disappearing and sorely needed, what does electronic communication offer and what can only be done face to face? How can church help make both experiences richer? To connect on a deeper level with fellow UU's, see page 4 of your "Shorelines" newsletter.

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Prayers for the Fallen
by Reverends Wayne Arnason and Kathleen Rolenz

September 11, 2011

What fell on September 11, 2001, was more than the twin towers of the World Trade Center. In this service of memory and hope, we will explore what else has fallen during the last decade - the individuals who fell in innocence and in battle, the ideals that fell from the grace of innocence, the aspirations that fell from sight and from mind. Do any of these rise again? On this first day of church school, this service will include a Ceremony of Teacher Dedication.

What’s Your Labor Worth?
by Reverends Kathleen Rolenz and Wayne Arnason

September 4, 2011

This traditional weekend of honoring those who labor for others and whose worth and dignity is shaped by how employers value them provides the theme for this service. This Labor Day arrives after a year of conflict between political leaders and those who work for government. Is this the same conflict that the labor movement has engaged in for the past century, or is this something unprecedented that we are only beginning to recognize? Familes and children are welcome and included in this intergenerational service.

with Kathy Strawser, Director of Lifespan Faith Development

Regrettably there is no recording for this service.