[ August 14, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] “We generally view God as a central religious concept. Often, the options are “I believe in God and so I am religious” or “I don’t believe in God and so I am not religious.” Spirituality, religion, and God seem to get pretty synonymous.But what if God hasn’t got much to do with religion, even if [...]
[ August 7, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] First Sunday Spiritual Roundtable for August: Dave Siegfried will present a discussion in on “Challenging our beliefs”
[ July 31, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] We will meet at Park Hall from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to work on various projects around the hall.
[ July 29, 2011; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] A special edition of the Fourth Friday Film Night will be held on July 29th for the screening of the new public television documentary about the Lower Wisconsin River produced and directed by Dave Erickson who lives on the river near Lone Rock. The Rhythm of the River has a soundtrack of mostly local musicians [...]
[ July 24, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Sunday, July 24—5th Sunday Annual Summer Meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Congregations of the Better Part of Wisconsin with our friends from the Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society, James Reeb UnitarianUniversalist Congregation and the First Unitarian Society. The theme will be: “Humanism”. Service begins at 10 a.m. with a potluck to follow on the Park Hall [...]
[ July 10, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Douglas Larson-Sell took his masters and doctoral degrees from the Divinity School of the University of Chicago; he studied at the Minnesota Psychoanalytic Institute; currently he is the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Spring Green. With his wife Amy and son Jordan, Douglas will spend the summer wandering around the community, listening to music [...]
[ July 3, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] First Sunday Spiritual Roundtable topic is “What is honesty, what is dishonesty?” presented by Briana Burns.
[ June 19, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Long-time members Steve Stoddard and Sally Dahir Stoddard will be our speakers June 19th, giving us bits and pieces of their volunteer work on their trips to South Africa or Bhutan or Tanzania.Sally’s parents were active members of the FCSC years ago and her father is buried in our Honey Creek cemetery. She currently [...]
[ June 26, 2011; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Join us the afternoon of June 26 at 1 p.m. We will be celebrating a Grand reopening of Park Hall and enjoying an early Independence Day program. There will be a short speech from our Speaker Andrew Kerr followed by readings from the Constitution and Bill of Rights and a musical program. Andrew promises to [...]
[ June 12, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Please join us for the Free Congregation’s Annual Meeting. The current Board of Directors will highlight the events of the past year and, most important, will present the budget for the 2011 – 2012 fiscal year.Next year’s proposed budget also suggests priorities and challenges. The Annual Meeting is an important opportunity for [...]
[ June 5, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] “Second chances”. Is there any such thing? Come tell us what it means to you. Roundtable discussion to be led by Reece Donihi
[ May 22, 2011; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] It’s spring, it’s time for Fruhlingsfest! Join us at the beautiful old cemetery on Slotty Road for food and fellowship and relaxation. Directions will be posted here, in the newsletter, or you can contact
‘Fruhlingsfest’ translates as ‘spring festival,’ and originally marked the time when the old German members had finished the spring planting and [...]
[ May 29, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] This fifth Sunday of the month, we invite members and friends to help on various cleaning and repair projects around Park Hall.
[ March 6, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 1st Sunday Spiritual Roundtable. Cultivating Patience. Mike Irwin will be leading a discussion on “Cultivating Patience”. Mike is looking for all of us to bring our stories.
Radical Equality, Our Great Tradition: Thomas Paine, the German Freethinkers, and Martin Luther King, Jr.I want to begin by giving a biography of Thomas Paine. He was born in England in 1737, either on January 29th – the Julian Calendar date – or February 9th – the Gregorian calendar date. As a young man in [...]
[ March 20, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Roger Reynolds, Master Gardener.Andrew Kerr and the Board have decided to plant a garden on the grounds of Park Hall! Maia Persche, Jack Keenan and the rest of the COA class have agreed to use their funds to build and to plant the garden. The garden will grow food for the local food pantry. In [...]
[ February 13, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Address.As Andrew has reported before, the practice of committed romance in America is a rather tattered practice. Americans love getting married and having big ceremonies honoring the life-long commitment, but they divorce frequently and cheat often. Something is wrong.What do our myths have to say about romance? Do some of the [...]
[ February 6, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] 1st Sunday Spiritual Roundtable, February 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. Readings from “Love is letting go of Fear” By Gerald Jampolsky, M.D. The round table discussion will focus on whether you have found this to be true in your own life. Please read the book if you are able. Reece Donihi will lead this discussion.
[ January 28, 2011; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Showing the 4th episode of the famous Bill Moyer’s interview with Joseph Campbell, “Sacrifice and Bliss”Movie begins at 7pm. Discussion afterwards.Join us downstairs in Park Hall for this month’s Freethinker’s Cafe. We’ll have hot tea, popcorn, and possibly other food.We’ll warm the building up beforehand so it is not so cold!
[ January 30, 2011; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] January 30, 2011, 10 a.m., Congregational Discussion. The congregation will discuss the operating budget for the Free Congregation. Those attending will be asked to help devise two potential scenarios:1. operating FCSC with only the annual pledges we receive and2. operating FCSC with supplemental money from our endowment (as we have been doing).Some basic financial history [...]
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Sunday, May 26, 2013, 10 a.m., Fruhlingsfest at Park Hall followed by a potluck. Andrew Kerr will preside. Park Hall will provide tea, coffee and lots and lots of leftover soda from the New Year's Eve party. I believe we even have some white Zinfandel that we can chill.Sunday, June 2, 2013, 10 a.m., Spiritual Roundtable. Steve Westre will lead roundtable discussion on Mindfulness based on the book by Tim Ryan “Mindful Nation”. Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10 a.m., Annual Business Meeting of the Free Congregation of Sauk County.