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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A Beacon of Light in the Northwoods

Volume 17, Number 7 – January 2016
We Are a Welcoming Congregation
President’s Report
The NUUF Board will meet January 4, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. at the fellowship.  The Agenda topics include the purchase of a digital piano, and further follow-up on the results of the October retreat. Minutes will be published forthwith!!! Submitted by Bob Hanson.
Upcoming Services
Sunday January 10th
Ernie St. Germain
"Spirituality in Oral Tradition."
Sunday January 24th
Denise Tracy
"Why I Hate Democracy!!!"
NUUF Events at the Fellowship
Hospitality Committee is meeting before the service on Jan. 24th Service from 9:30am and 9:45. Any interested person may attend.
Women’s Group Meeting - The Women's Discussion group will meet on the fourth Tuesday January 26th at 10:00 A.M. at the Fellowship. We will be discussing "New Year's Resolutions" are they useful?  More information call Mary Ann Fields at 715 385 2975.
Men’s Group Meeting. The Men's Group next meets the second Tuesday of January, Jan. 12, 6 PM at the Fellowship. All members and friends are welcome.  We always have great meals and stimulating conversation.  Please bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice.
Adult Religious Education is on alternate Sundays at 10 AM. Current topic is "Exploring the Roots of Religion”
Sunday January 17th at 1:30 p.m.
Woodruff Town Hall
Dear Members of the NUUF,
In celebration of 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (NUUF) has engaged nationally renowned author and speaker, Debby Irving. She will speak at the Woodruff Town Hall on Sunday, January 17 at 1:30 p.m.  Ms. Irving is the author of the book Waking Up White. In it, she examines whiteness as it relates to understanding racism and cultural issues. She is also an articulate speaker. For a demonstration of her effectiveness, we encourage you to listen to her Ted Talk, “Finding Myself in the Story of Race.” It can be accessed on YouTube. Given the current national focus on the division between the races and the demographics of our own area, this topic is more pertinent now than ever.
Together, at past MLK events, we have reached many people in our community and exposed them to topics of importance.  We are really excited about this year’s speaker.  We thank you for your support of the social justice committee in allowing us to bring such a noted speaker to our area.
We have enlisted the support of  other sponsors including our past co-sponsors:  St Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Rhinelander, St Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua, Many Ways of Peace in Eagle River, League of Women Voters of the Northwoods, American Association of University Women Rhinelander-Northwoods Branch, Northern WI Center for Working People, North Central Labor Coalition, along with our new sponsors:  Ascension Lutheran Church in Minocqua, Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff and Marywood Spirituality Center in Arbor Vitae.
As a follow-up to our speaker event, we are continuing this topic with an adult curriculum.  Rev. Dr. Erin Kirby (St Matthias Episcopal Church) has training in this area and has volunteered to help gather a group of people willing to take the lead on a secular curriculum.  We will meet shortly after the event to get started.  We will also encourage each of the libraries to do a community read.  If you are interested in being a part of the curriculum workshops, let Diane know. (715-282-5400 or dreupert@gmail.com). Help us get the word out.  Let’s make this the best ever MLK event!
Diane Reupert,
Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Chair of the Social Justice Committee
Circle Dinners
If you want to be included in circle dinners. I have about ten names, will send out circle participant lists to two groups by first week of January. Those involved can set their date and rotation plan. Thanks, Joan (hauerj@frontier.com).
If you have not checked out the NUUF Facebook page recently, many wonderful articles have been posted on the site. https://www.facebook.com/NorthwoodsUnitarianUniversalistFellowship/
As a friendly reminder, 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
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
Mark Your Calendar – Upcoming Community Events
Artwork Request
There is still space in the NUUF Gallery for more artwork.  There is no AGE restriction on the artwork. Children’s work is also welcome. To display artwork in the NUUF Gallery or elsewhere in the building, you need to complete a waiver form.  That way we can keep track of everyone’s work.  For more information, 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