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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A Beacon of Light in the Northwoods

Volume 15, Number 7 – January 2015

 We Are a Welcoming Congregation

 Upcoming Services

Services are on alternate Sundays at 10 AM

January 11: Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk The Profit of Prophets Our second Source tells us we draw our Living Tradition from “words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love.” This month, as we remember the work of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we review some of those ancient prophets and their messages.  And we ask, who are our current-day prophets?

January 25: Betsy Schussler What if Dr. Jekyll Had Met the Buddha?


Adult R.E.: Adult RE is on alternate Sundays at 10 AM.

Men's Group: The Men's Group will meet Tuesday, January 6, at 6 PM, at the Fellowship. Please bring a dish             to pass and your beverage of choice. Bob Hanson will host the meeting. All men in the Fellowship are welcome.

Arts in Our Community: The Boulder Junction Library now has rotating art exhibits. If you'd be interested in showing your work for 2-3 months at a time, visit www.boulderjunction.wislib.org. for more details and an application. I will be showing 7 of my pieces from January 5 through March 31. There will be a reception on Tuesday, January 13 from 4-6 PM at the library in the new Boulder Junction Community Center. Elinore

MLK Day Event: This year's MLK Day event features Judy Goldsmith, past president of the National Organization for Women (NOW). She will be speaking on "Red, White and Broke: Escalating Inequality in America". Her presentation will be on Monday, January 15, at 1 PM at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church in Rhinelander and at 6 PM at the Woodruff Community Center. We will need volunteers for both events, but particularly the one in Woodruff. Contact Rich Uspel or Diane Reupert if you can help. More details to follow.

Frederick Place Dinners: We will provide dinners at Frederick Place on January 25 & 26. Please contact Diane Reupert in January if you can assist.

Community Dinner: Three times a year we assist with the cooking, serving, dining and clean-up of the community dinner held at St. Matthias. Our next turn will be Tuesday, January 20. We always need a variety of food and helpers. More details to follow.

President's Message - - - Dec. 29, 2014

Now that winter has finally and officially arrived, and the daylight hours are increasing instead of shrinking, I feel a new tiny bit of optimism about getting through the chilly days ahead. I find the winter days a good time to read, to be with family for sharing love, to gather friends for sharing thoughts, to share some music with fellow musicians, to reflect upon where I am in life and upon whom I choose to share it with. Our Fellowship has become a larger and larger part of that final category.

I often ponder over just why I find our Fellowship so satisfying, and the coming of the new year seems a good time to do even more such thinking. Even if I never find the actual reasons for my satisfaction with my membership here, perhaps I should just find new and more ways to enjoy what I already have, a group of similar-thinking, accepting friends. Thank you all for being who you are and know that I wish you all the best possible new year you can imagine! Bob



Tony & Sherry Zoars  01-01

Barbara and Don Bratcher  01-04

Minetta Koblings  01-05

Sharon VanRaalte  01-07

Bob Feser  01-07

Cindy Rusak  01-09

Jessica Rosenberg  01-09

Melanie Cyra  01-10

Harley & Ruth Erbs  01-12

Kimberly Norris  01-12

Gary Pajonk  01-15

Richard Thieret  01-16

Ed and Jeanine Semon  01-18

Bee Young  01-20

Connie Lefebvre 01-27

Dwight Logan  01-28

Aidan Graf   01-28


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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

P.O. Box 1881

Woodruff, WI 54568-1881


Bob Hanson, President


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