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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.


OUR CHURCH YEAR HAS ENDED FOR THE SUMMER AND WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER!



SAME SEX MARRAIGE BAN LIFTED!


NEWS FLASH:  On Friday June 6, Wisconsin joined the growing number of states where federal judges have struck down same-sex marriage bans.  The decision was cheered by lesbian and gay rights advocates, but it's not necessarily a final victory.
The Wisconsin ban violates the U.S Constitution, said U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb.  She said same-sex couples "are entitled to the same treatment as any heterosexual couple."  Our UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP OF ROCK COUNTY is ready to support your plans to marry!  Contact our minister, James Jaeger at 608-240-9316 or email jim@jaegerfamily.us for assistance!
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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 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:45 AM
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
75°FHigh: 80°F
Low: 59°F
Wind: 11 mph
Humidity: 50%
MSN WeatherData provided by iMap





Upcoming Service
Sunday evenings at 6 pm --Please read more about upcoming speakers on the Excelsior link provided.
April 2014 Excelsior.pdf

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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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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