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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A Beacon of Light in the Northwoods

Volume 17, Number 4 – October 2015

 We Are a Welcoming Congregation

 There are many events planned over the next month. See the section below for the other events around the community.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2015  10 am – 3 pm

“Family Reunion: Let’s Revitalize Our Fellowship”

Mark this as a very important day for the future of our Fellowship and for all NUUF members, associates and friends. Our industrious CARE Committee is planning a Fall Retreat. Our theme is “Family Reunion: Let’s Revitalize Our Fellowship.” The Care Committee has been aware of people slipping through the cracks, tasks left undone, a lowering of energy and involvement, etc. We think revitalizing is crucial for the well-being of the congregation. Specific areas of interest for the retreat include:

  • Building commitment
  • Encouraging participation
  • Communication
  • Friendliness to all, including visitor
  • Integrating newer people into the Fellowship
  • Deciding what programming we want (activities, not the Sunday programs)


For outcomes we are hoping for revitalization, enthusiasm, commitment, and support for struggling committees. It will be an enjoyable, learning-filled day, with some spiritual value built in -- not too much to ask for. Bring your ideas of how to revitalize our Fellowship.

 Lunch will be provided: Stone Soup -- each person brings a little something to add to soup: a carrot, a handful of green beans, a small can of corn, etc. We all contribute our own special flavor to the broth of our Fellowship. Subway sandwiches - Subways are the vehicles that take us to our common destination; and Cookies - Cookies sweeten our journey. (Submitted by Dick Fields & Mary Beth O’Haloran).

Upcoming Services

Sunday Oct 4

The Reverend Dr. Bobbie Groth

Worship at the "Thin Places": The Spirituality of Sacred Space.

This sermon will look at the roles of Sacred Space in religion and history through the eyes of artists and writers. Why do we crave it? What makes it sacred? What do we need it for? Please think about your own sacred spaces, and if you care to share, you will have the opportunity to do so.

Also on Sunday 10/4 - The Memorial Garden is having a work day after the service this Sunday. We are looking for help carrying bricks up for the inner circle of the garden and help trimming back plants. Also some of us are also bringing coffee snacks so we would appreciate help in the kitchen. (submitted by the Memorial Garden Committee)

Other Upcoming services

October 18th – Rev Erv Teichmiller

Nov 1st – Rev Denise Tracy

Nov 15th – Ted Rulseh

Nov 29th – Sharon Reilly

NUUF Events at the Fellowship and other Information

 Adult Religious Education is on alternate Sundays at 10 AM. Current topic is "Exploring the Roots of Religion”

 Saturday October 3  10:00 am

Highway 47 cleanup

Help is needed to do our fall Hwy 47 litter pick up. The more people that show, the less work for everyone. Meet at the intersection of Hwy 47 & F, several miles from Hwy 51 & 47, towards Lac du Flambeau. Connie will have garbage bags, safety vests, and homemade cookies. Bring work gloves. If it is raining or threatening to rain that morning, the rain date will be the following week, Oct. 10. If you have any questions, call Connie Lefebvre at 715-358-2470.

The next women's meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 10:00 A.M. at the Fellowship.  The discussion is "handling health issues as we age."

The next Men's Group meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 13, 6:00 P.M. at the Fellowship. Bring a dish to pass.  Frank is providing the main course.


If you know someone who is interested in joining the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, please contact Candy Sorensen at:sorencan@yahoo.com or call 715-892-2997


Cheryl Hanson                                             10-03

Eileen & Thomas Schultz                          10-04

Rick Wambach                                            10-07

Marti & Jim Hall                                          10-08

Jean Polfus                                                    10-10

Avery Koblings                                             10-13

Barbara and Dwight Logan                      10-14

Mel Hoff                                                        10-19

Greg Holt                                                      10-23

Tim Muench                                                 10-24

Tara Reed & Jerry Woolpy                       10-25

Charmaine Winters                                    10-26

Ethan Sites                                                   10-26

Myrle Wasko and Dawn McCusker        10-31

Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Community Events

Saturday, October 3rd

Blessing of the Animals


A blessing of the animals will be held at the parking lot of St. Matthias Church. Pet owners need to bring their pets and a donation of pet food. Starts at 10 a.m. (submitted by Barb Logan)

Saturday, Oct 17th

Food for Kidz - Volunteers still needed.

Contact DianeReupert for more details

dreupert@gmail.com or 715.282.5400


Wednesday, October 7th

Road Trip to Visit a Mosque & the Islamic Resource Center

Organized by Northwoods Interfaith Coalition


Reservations were due on 9/24. Contact Candace (czcain@frontier.com or 715.356.4766) if you are interested to check on space available.

Departure from Holy Family Parking Lot: 5:45 am (Park cars in west parking lot). Bring your own breakfast to eat on the way.

Arrive in Milwaukee 10:00-10:30 AM. Tentative Schedule for Our Time in Milwaukee:

            Visit the Mosque 10:30 -12:00

            Middle Eastern Lunch 12:30-1:30

            Visit the Islamic Resource Center 2:00-3:30

            Return to Mosque to observe prayer service 3:45-4:30

Depart for Woodruff 4:30 and stop for a light supper around 6-6:30 (Bring cash for your light supper) and Arrive in Woodruff around 8:30

**Cost and Appropriate Attire Anticipated cost for bus (if bus is FULL) is $38.00 per person. Cost for Middle Eastern Lunch is $12.00. Total anticipated cost is $50.00 per person.


Also on Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30PM 

Science on Tap Human Health Amid a Changing Climate.

Presented by Jonathan Patz, MD, Director of UW-Madison’s Global Health Institute

Minocqua Brewing Company  


New Artwork is on display in the NUUF Gallery by Jana Mirs, Cathy Petersen, Sharon Reilly. If you have any artwork you would like to display: photography, paintings, fabric art, sculpture, even landscape/outdoor art, please contact Sharon reillyhi@earthlink.net.

NUUF and NEWSLETTER INFORMATION - From the Newsletter Editor:

This is a friendly reminder that all NUUF newsletter items are due by the 27th of the month. If you have news about upcoming events in Oct, Nov & December please forward those to me as early as possible (reillyhi@earthlink.net)


For distribution of announcements between newsletters or email/address corrections, contact Candy Sorensen at sorencan@yahoo.com or Robert Hanson, President, president@nuuf.com


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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

P.O. Box 1881, Woodruff, WI 54568-1881