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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.  Also known as Unitarian Congregation of Rock County.
 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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WE DO NOT HAVE REGULAR SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICES DURING JUNE, JULY and AUGUST.  OUR FIRST SERVICE IN THE FALL WILL BE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
 
(See side column for Summer Activities!)
 


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The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man.  Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money.  Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.  And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."



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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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 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:00 AM
Sunny
Sunny
79°FHigh: 87°F
Low: 64°F
Wind: 4 mph mph
Humidity: 63%
MSN Weatherhttp://www.foreca.com/





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

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!


ALSO ON FACEBOOK!   

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Calendar   

ALTHOUGH WE DO NOT HAVE SUNDAY NIGHT SERVICES UNTIL SEPTEMBER, WE DO HAVE A SMALL CALENDAR OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR THE SUMMER!
 
SUMMER ACTIVITIES
 
Friday, June 12:  Movie Night at Barb's house starting at 5:30 pm.  The film entitled "Happy" will be shown followed by a discussion.  Soup will be served!  Call Barb at 752-7982 for directions more information!
 
Monday, June 29:  Annual UU Fellowship Summer Picnic  This year we will picnic at Schilberg Park in Milton, WI.  The park is located at 430 E. High Street across from the Milton High School.  Time is 4 - 7 pm.  Pulled pork sandwiches are provided as well as lemonade.  Bring side dishes/dessert etc.!
 
Friday, July 24:  UU Discussion at Ed's house starting at 5:30.  Expect a small main dish.  Bring sides and salads!  Topic not selected yet.  Call Ed at 752-7714 for directions and more information!
 
Sunday, September 13:  First fall service at 5 pm at First Congregational Church in downtown Janesville.  This first service is our traditional "water communion".  Bring water collected during your summer travels to pour into a common bowl!
 
Sunday, September 20:  The Joy of Nature Hike
Meet us at 4 pm at Big Hill Park outside of Beloit for a hike!  At 6 pm we will convene at the church for our service!  More details to follow!
 

 

 


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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