Sunday, December 11. 2016, 10:10 a.m., Penny Andrews, Languaging:   New Light for the Paths of the Human Spirit

Sunday, December 18, 2016, 10:10 a.m., Winter Solstice Solar Sites with Rev. Selena Fox


Stonehenge in England, New Grange in Ireland, Aztalan in Wisconsin, and Serpent Mound in Ohio are among the ancient sites around the world being studied for their alignments with the rising and/or setting of the Sun at Winter Solstice time.  Learn about these and other sites and some of the ways they are contributing to understandings about humankind’s connections with the cycles of Sun and Seasons across cultures and through the ages.


Free Congregation of Sauk County, Park Hall, 307 Polk Street, Sauk City, Wisconsin.  Free & open to the public.   


 Rev. Selena Fox is a Nature priestess, environmentalist, author, and podcaster.  She is Senior Minister of Circle Sanctuary, a rural church near Barneveld, Wisconsin serving Nature Spirituality practitioners worldwide since 1974.  She also is founder and Executive Director of Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve which includes Wisconsin's first Green cemetery.  Selena has a MS in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and does Nature therapy and holistic counseling as part of her work. Selena's writings and photographs on Nature communion, celebrating the seasons, ancient and contemporary Paganism, and ceremonial sites have been have been published in a variety of sources, in-print and on-line.   Selena travels widely presenting workshops and facilitating ceremonies.  She also hosts a weekly internet radio show, Nature Folk.  More about Selena: www.selenafox.comwww.circlesanctuary.org

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SelenaFoxUpdates Twitter: @Selena_Fox Instagram: SelenaFox


Sunday, December 25, 2016, There will be no program at Park Hall.  
   

 

 

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Welcome to the Free Congregation of Sauk County

We are a religious community made up of people from diverse backgrounds and different faith traditions who have chosen to embrace some common principles, among them the freedom to engage in our own personal search for truth and meaning.

We require of no one a profession of theological belief or disbelief; rather, we seek to continually examine and clarify our basic principles and world views.

We view religion as a question to be explored rather than as an answer to be received or revealed.

We believe that ethical behavior and action is the only reasonable course for humans to pursue; consistent with that belief, we are united in our conviction that only by helping others and seeking to improve the world can we realize our full humanity.

Our open approach to religion follows from our unique weaving of two liberal religious traditions. This weaving is always in process; we are an evolving religious community, and our emphasis and interests change over the years.

We are a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. We belong to the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), a liberal religious organization dedicated to a non-dogmatic approach to religion. Our congregation affirms the seven principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  • Justice, equality and compassion in human relations
  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
  • A free and responsible search for meaning
  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

Picture courtesy of Reece Donihi.

Our commitment to Unitarian Universalism is reflected in our Second and Fourth Sunday programs. On these Sundays, we follow a UU order of service.

We are a Free Thought congregation with origins in the German Freie Gemeinden (‘free congregations’ or ‘free societies’). When liberal reform efforts, both political and religious, failed in Germany after 1848, German liberals immigrated to the United States where they founded numerous free thought societies and congregations, most of them in the northeast and upper mid-west. One such German liberal, Eduard Schroeter, helped to found this congregation in 1852 and became its first Speaker (leader and teacher). Ours is the last remaining Free Congregation in North America.

Our commitment to the Freie Gemeinde tradition is reflected in our First Sunday (Spiritual Reflection Hour) and Third Sunday (Free Thought Forum) programs.

 
 
Free Congregation of Sauk County
PO Box 664  -  307 Polk Street  -  Sauk City, WI 53583
Phone: (608) 643-3131      Email: free_congregation@frontier.com