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Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A Beacon of Light in the Northwoods

Volume 15, Number 1 – July 2013

We Are a Welcoming Congregation

Upcoming Services

Services are on alternate Sundays at 10 AM

July 14: Judy Goldsmith “Women in the U.S.: the Missing History,” Judy Goldsmith, a past national president of the National Organization for Women, also served as Campus Dean/CEO of the UW-Fond du Lac from 1993-2002 and again from 2009-2010, when she served as Interim Dean while the campus searched for a replacement for her successor. She also currently serves on the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors. Goldsmith is also a founding member of the Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a lay-led congregation in Fond du Lac, and has presented Sunday service homilies for OCUUF and neighboring UU churches.

July 28: Laura Erickson TBA


Potluck: There will be a potluck lunch after the service on July 28.

Coffee Hour Sign-Up: There was a sign-up sheet in the kitchen with several names listed for August coffee hour.  This sheet has disappeared and a new one put up.  If you signed up for Coffee hour in August, please sign up again.    Mary Ann

Adult R.E.

Adult RE is on alternate Sundays at 10 AM

07-07 Dante--Hell and the Abandonment of Hope; The Reformation--The Power of Evil Within

07-21 Dark Politics--Machiavelli on How to Be Bad; Hobbes--Evil as a Social Construct

Arts in Our Community

Current art exhibit at NUUF is entitled: “GO WITH THE FLOW” Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. It features the work of Jana Mirs, Elinore Sommerfeld, Jeanine Semon.

Ed Semon tells us: "I pleased to announce the publication of my new book, "Athens,WI. The Place Where Time Stood Still" It's a historical memoir of growing up in a magical time and place. Available at Amazon.com. It's been a work of love."

Elinore Sommerfeld is showing several pieces of her work as a part of a 5-woman show throughout July at the Presque Isle Public Library.

Jeanine Semon and Elinore Sommerfeld will be showing art at the Manito Art League Art Show in Manitowish Waters on July 18-22. Visit http://manitoartleague.blogspot.com.html for more information.

Jeanine Semon is now exhibiting her work at Stigler's Art World, south of Minocqua on US 51.

Toni Pulfus now has a web site for selling her art http://www.etsy.com/shop/NorthWorks. Check it out!

Kim Norris will be appearing in "The Music Man" at Tommy O's Playhouse (formerly Northern Lights Playhouse) on July 17, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 27 and 28.

Please let me know if you are showing work, appearing in a performance, have literature/poetry to share. Elinore

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Message from the President

It is nearly July and most of us in the Fellowship are spending as much time out-of- doors as we can, enjoying our brief Northern Wisconsin summer. Family and friends converge 'Up North' making this a very busy, and sometimes hectic, time of the year. The Fellowship is also bustling with activity, especially as we enter the new fiscal year.

I'd like to use this space over the next few months to familiarize you with the activities of the 15 committees that we have in the Fellowship. One of the committees authorized by the By-Laws, and staffed by congregational vote, is the Endowment Committee.

The Endowment Committee is responsible making recommendations to the congregation on endowment funds expenditures. It also tries to 'grow' the endowment, encouraging members to make financial gifts to the fund.

The NUUF is fortunate to have received a few financial gifts (which NUUF has designated 'endowment funds') In the past. Part of the fund has been restricted by the congregation to be used to support community organizations. We call this the 'Beacon of Light' fund. Each year, the endowment committee makes recommendations on how the income from this fund should be spent. Typically, the committee asks for recommendations from the congregation; these are evaluated and two or three organizations are recommended for funding at the Annual Meeting. In 2013 NUUF was able to provide three organizations with grants of approximately $600 each.

The endowment committee is beginning its work for 2013-14. Soon, they will be asking you to nominate organizations in the community that you think worthy of support. I ask you to think about this over the next few months so that you can get your recommendations to the committee in a timely fashion.

The members of the Endowment Funds Committee are:

Shelly Zoars (Chair)

Barb Bratcher

Kay Hoff

Terry Hoyt (ex officio, Treasurer)

John Viste (ex officio, President)

Many thanks! And please, consider a gift to the Fellowship in the future.




Bev & Joe Strauss 07-01

Rick & Julie Wambach 07-02

Frank Patin 07-03

Carol Potter 07-06

Mary Ann Fields 07-07

Dick and Mary Ann Fields 07-07

Ardis and Herb White 07-10

Doris and Art Eberlein 07-11

Teress Toigo 07-12

Mel and Kay Hoff 07-13

Marilyn Feser 07-14

Joe Dallapiazza 07-16

Audrey Williams 07-18

Charles & Janice Reed 07-19

Tom Sommerfeld 07-22

Randy Wendt 07-22

David Deinard 07-24

Harley Erbs 07-29

Bob & Toni Lieppert Polfus 07-30