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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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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 SERVICE HAS BEEN CANCELLED!  Please come back on November 2nd for a special guest speaker - Rev. Jerry Hancock!





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

ECHO TURKEY CHALLENGE
Help us raised funds for ECHO to purchase turkeys for Thanksgiving Dinner in November!  Make your check out to ECHO and note UU Fellowship in the memo.
Send donation directly to ECHO or put it in the offering basket at church on Sunday!



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, October 31, 2014 1:15 AM
Cloudy
Cloudy
45°FHigh: 39°F
Low: 23°F
Wind: 13 mph
Humidity: 61%
MSN WeatherData provided by iMap





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

6 pm, Sunday. October 19
"Voting as a Spiritual Practice"  Jim Jaeger, UU Consulting Minister

Sunday, October 26  SERVICE CANCELLED
Many of our members will be attending John Shelby Spong event in Brookfield, WI.

6 PM,  November 2
Guest speaker:  Rev. Jerry Hancock, Madison Activist for prison reform.  He has major concerns about justice in the corrections system, particularly the problems with the use of prisoner segregation.


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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