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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 small emerging, progressive and open-minded religious community within the traditions of Unitarian Universalism.  The purpose of this fellowship is to bring its members, friends, and visitors together in a stimulating environment for the examination and clarification of ethical, philosophical and religious thoughts and values.         

Services
Our Fellowship meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month!


We meet at the
Echo Food Pantry at
65 South High St.
SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY
NO SERVICES JUNE-JULY-AUGUST

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Our Next Service Sunday!


9:30 Sunday, November 13

Our Theme for November:  Gratitude and Abundance

On November 13th we will turn our attention to the gratitude we have
in our lives.  Member Ed Timmer will lead our service and help us look
more deeply into our lives for gratitude.  We all know what most of us
are grateful for but have we looked for the real essentials of life?
Ed will have a simple writing exercise for us that morning.

On November 27th we will have our annual Thanksgiving potluck!
In the past we met in the evening but since we are now meeting in the
morning we will call it a Thanksgiving bunch.  Our board will provide
an egg dish, pumpkin bread, fresh fruit and a dessert.  You are invited to
bring something to add to the feast!




               There is a map and directions on the Location Page.
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IMAGINE a religion that embraces many different beliefs.......
........including yours.
 
If you're searching for a religious home where people honor each other's different beliefs and worship together as one faith, find us.  We are a loving, open-minded religious community that encourages you to seek your own spiritual path, wherever it leads.  Join us on Sunday and discover the Unitarian Fellowship of Rock County! 


 

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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 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 12:00 PM
Partly Sunny
Partly Sunny
23°FHigh: 34°F
Low: 18°F
Wind: 11 mph mph
Humidity: 76%
MSN Weatherhttp://www.foreca.com/







WE ARE ALSO ON FACEBOOK!   

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Calendar  
 
9:30 Sunday, October 9:  "Lessons from Pandora"  Speaker: Barb Fett
This service is dedicated to personal encounters with Hope!

9:30 Sunday, October 23:  "Spiritualism"
 Member Jerry Hickox will share his perspective on spiritualism in his daily life.
 Member Maggie Bromley will give a history of Halloween.

 


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                               Equinox

I sigh for September's sad departures-
long sparrows, bluebirds gone; the wrens,
packing their songs, leave gray holes in the morning
like an orchestra without flutes, playgrounds
without children.  Suddenly the hummer
defects, its absence, disproportionate
to its size, like a silenced cello.

Leaves fall again, suicidal vagrants.
Loosening their handholds in despair
they rend the summer ceiling,
letting the sky pour down
and fill the vacant stage with dusk.

- Alice D'Alessio, Wisconsin Poet
from A Blessing of Trees


         
 

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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