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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A Beacon of Light in the Northwoods

President's Message

April 28, 2016

Important – the NUUF Annual Meeting coming up on May 15, 2016. Please plan to attend. If you cannot please give your proxy vote to another attending member.

This year we are holding the meeting on a service Sunday starting after a short snack and coffee break (about 11:30 a.m.). Hopefully, some of our generous culinary folks will bring some hearty snacks to share. Please plan to load up on snacks or wait for a later lunch elsewhere. We are NOT planning a pot luck this year.

You will soon receive the agenda for the Annual Meeting. If you have questions, contact any of the Board members for clarifications.

Committee Chairs - Notice - First, thank you for all that you do to keep this organization humming. Second, please write down some of the accomplishments your committee has achieved this past year and submit your annual reports to me or Terry Hoyt no later than the Thursday prior to the meeting. We need time to duplicate them for distribution at the Annual Meeting.

Budget Info - Pledges for the coming year are somewhat less than recent past and will not cover the full requested expenses for our committees and operations. The Finance Committee and the Board have held increases to a minimum and are recommending that we make up the remaining shortfall from our savings/reserves. For future years we will have to either increase our revenues or reduce our expenditures in order to return to a balanced budget.

Meanwhile, enjoy this exciting and renewing changing of the season. Hello Spring!

Upcoming Services

May 1st - Rev. Bobbie Groth

Sitting with the Enemy:

Practicing Radical Peacemaking, or, Ten Ways to Deal with Someone You Hate

Sure, we all agree, it's more than necessary to "get along." It's survival efficient in a world sick with hatred. But how do we start it in our own lives? Words are not enough. Throwing money at campaigns like "Black Lives Matter" and "Standing on the Side of Love" are not enough. Just how do we, a more accepting denomination than most, "Sit with the Enemy"? How do we actually stand on the side of love and make everyone's lives matter in our own?

May 14th - Rev. Erv Thichmiller

May 29th - Rev. Mary Beth O'Halloran

Anyone who missed any recent programs and check out the audio CDs. May of the programs for the last 2 years have been recorded. The CDs are in the hallway at the fellowship in a 3 drawer case. Please sign the CD out in checkout book, also included in the top drawer.


NUUF Board meeting – April Board meeting are available at the following link:


SAVE THE DATES NUUF Events at the Fellowship

NUUF Annual Meeting

Sunday May 15th

11:30 am

The Agenda was emailed on 4/29 but you can also view by clicking the link below:


Men’s Group Meeting. The Men's Group meets on Tuesday, May 10th, 6:00 PM at the Fellowship.  All are Welcome!

Women’s Group Meeting The Women's discussion Group will meet on Tuesday May 24th at 10:00 A. M. at the Fellowship.  We will be discussing “the jobs we had as teenagers and early adults", and as to how they influenced our later life and work ethics. For more information, call Mary Ann Fields at 715-385-2975

Social Activities/Hospitality Committee is planning a couple of events & outings for the fellowship.

Movie Night May 19th 6:30 pm. Movie nights at the Fellowship are on the third Thursday of the month. Hope you can join us for a night of entertainment. Check our website calendar- www.nuuf.com for the movie title (subject to change and may not be listed too far in advance).

Adult Religious Education is on alternate Sundays at 10 AM. There is a new topic “Science and Religion”, a 12-part series, on 6 alternate Sundays.

NUUF Community Events

Saturday May 7th 1 pm

Spring Hwy 47 Clean Up

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It's that time of year again!  Now that snow is gone for good, we can get to our semi-annual commitment of picking up litter on our section of Hwy 47 N.  on Sat., May 7, at 1 p.m. 

There are many activities going on every weekend, but hopefully some of you can spare just an hour of your time to help with this effort. The more hands, the faster it gets done!

Please meet at CTH F and Hwy 47 (towards Lac du Flambeau). Connie will have the garbage bags and safety vests; please bring work gloves. 

If it is raining, we may need to set a rain date.  Any questions, call Connie Lefebvre at 715-358-2470.   Hope to see you there!  


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Are You Talking to Me?: Tools for Communication with Older Adults.”

Sponsored by the Pastime Club

Date: Wednesday May 18th / Time: 10:00 to 11:00 am

The presentation by Given by Geri Heppe, MS Gerontologist, will review issues of aging and some pointers one needs to be aware of when interacting with the elderly. Location: Minocqua Public Library in the Community Room. For information, call Marilyn Towers, Pastime Club at 715-358-3404


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


Amy Kratz 05-05

Joan Hafner 05-08

Ethan Cummings 05-08

Toni Lieppert Polfus 05-09

Jim Ferguson 05-11

Jim Young 05-14

Julie White and Joe Holzem 05-16

Emerson Morris 05-16

Kate Egan Bruhy & Mark Bruhy 05-18

Kay Hoff 05-18

Solomon Wasko 05-19

Bev Strauss 05-20

Cheryl and Bob Hansen 05-21

Walt Jones and Natalia Graf 05-21

Jeanine Semon 05-25

Alan & Sharon VanRaalte 05-28

Carol Amour 05-28

Bob Dallapiazza 05-30


New artwork on display. Please check out the Gallery. 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.

        1. 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


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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
P.O. Box 1881, Woodruff, WI 54568-1881
Sharon Reilly