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Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County in Janesville, Wisconsin

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               Welcome!
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rock County, located in Janesville, Wisconsin was founded in 2003. We are an emerging, progressive and open-minded religious community within the tradition of Unitarian Universalism (UU). The purpose of our fellowship is to bring members, friends, and visitors together in a stimulating environment for the examination and clarification of ethical, philosophical and religious thoughts and values.
 Jim Jaeger
 Consulting UU Minister

Services
Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm
Please Join Us

We meet at the
First Congregational Church
54 S. Jackson St.
Janesville, WI
(Upstairs Small Chapel)
Parking off High Street

SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY

NO SERVICES JUNE-JULY-AUGUST


2nd and 4th Sundays follow a conventional order of service with a topical sermon. The 1st and 3rd Sundays are considered "chat room discussions" as members meet to discuss contemporary and religious questions and issues.

Note: We do not meet on 5th Sundays.
               There is a map and directions on the Location Page.
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Join us for our first service of the church year!

WATER COMMUNION
6 PM  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
Remember to bring a water sample from your summer travels
 to add to the bowl!  We come together each September to reunite
 our fellowship and share our thankfulness for the sustenance 
of water and earth in our lives!
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The UU FELLOWSHIP OF ROCK COUNTY IS
 PROUD TO CO-SPONSOR

PEACE WEEK IN ROCK COUNTY

View and discuss PEACEMAKERS
6 PM Wednesday, Sept 17
Hedberg Library

BROWN BAG LUNCH DISCUSSION
with David Reinhart 
prof. of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UW Whitewater
12-1 pm, Friday, Sept. 19
Hedberg Library

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
1 - 4 PM, SUNDAY, SEPT. 21
PEACE PARK (2801 Rockport Rd.)
Special Guest Speaker Buddy Bell, peace activist and
Coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Also co-sponsoring these events are other fabulous groups 
such as the Fellowship for Reconciliation, The Diversity Action Team 
of Rock County and Hedberg Public Library!
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The Wildflower Church website has a complete description of what a Unitarian Universalist is.........click on this link to read more!

http://www.wildflowerchurch.org/files/docs/archived_sermons/unitarian.html 

I would guess that a fundamentalist or evangelical Christian probably would not be comfortable in one of our congregations.  Our free and open approach to the study and practice of religion might not be consistent with their world views.  But if individuals with such views chose to associate with us, and were willing to afford us the same freedom of religious exploration as I hope we would grant to them, then there is no reason why a person with such views should not be welcome into our community.

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             Link to our Facebook Page!
                        http://www.facebook.com/uurockcounty



COMMUNITY OFFERINGS

Once a month our fellowship will be asked to bring in items to donate to ECHO (Everyone Cooperating to Help Others). We will be doing a theme each month as listed below.  Please help if you are able to do so.  Bring your donation in on the fourth Sunday.

September -- School Supplies
October -- Pasta Products
November -- Paper Supplies
December -- Baking Mixes
January -- Care Package supplies for homeless
February -- Personal Items
March -- Canned goods / Peanut Butter & Jelly
April -- Cleaning Supplies
May -- Baby Needs



Weather and church cancellation

If you are not sure if a weather prediction will force us to cancel, feel free to contact board members and check our website as it will be posted as soon as possible. Thanks.


Janesville, WI
Updated Friday, August 29, 2014 4:45 PM
Clear
Clear
86°FHigh: 86°F
Low: 69°F
Wind: 14 mph
Humidity: 59%
MSN WeatherData provided by iMap





Upcoming Service
Sunday evenings at 6 pm --Please read more about upcoming speakers on the Excelsior link provided.
September Excelsior coming soon

If you click on this and get gibberish, try again!  Sometimes it works!  I know....I don't understand it either!  Or...go to the excelsior link on this home page and try to open it from there!




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Calendar 

6 pm Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014  
WATER COMMUNION service

6 pm Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Explore Justice with a special speaker TBA!

1-4 pm Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
International Day of Peace
Rockport Park  (2801 Rockport Rd.)
(In case of rain the event will move to Hedberg Library)

6 pm Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014
Exploree Justice:  Mindfulness in Prison
Speaker:  Jim Jaeger, UU Consulting Minister

6 pm Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014
Chat room discussion



Read Jim Jaeger's Sermon on:





What the Bible REALLY Says about Homosexuality.pdf

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           INSPIRATION FROM MARY OLIVER
 

What I Have Learned So Far

Meditation is old and honorable, so why should I
not sit, every morning of my life, on the hillside,
looking into the shining world?  Because, properly
attended to, delight, as well as havoc, is suggestion.
Can one be passionate about the just, the
ideal, the sublime, and the holy, and yet commit
to no labor in its cause?  I don't think so.

 

All summations have a beginning, all effect has a
story, all kindness begins with the sown seed.
Thought buds toward radiance.  The gospel of
light is the crossroads of -- indolence, or action.

 

Be ignited, or be gone.


~ Mary Oliver ~



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