The Northwoods UU Fellowship Is A GLBT Welcoming Congregation
And as such, encourages the full participation, affirmation, and celebration of persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered.
June 26 2015. The Supreme Court of the United States strikes down state ban on same-sex marriage, confirming that marriage equality is protected by the U.S. constitution.
The United States Senate passes a bill expanding the Hate Crimes Act and President Obama signs it into law October 2009.
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repealed in 2010 and certified in 2011
2010 Calif. Supreme Court overturns Prop. 8
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Justice, equality, and compassion in human relations
Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large
The goal of world community with peach, liberty, and justice for all
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Unitarian Universalism (UU) draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;
- 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;
- Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
- Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.
These principles and sources of faith are the backbone of our religious community.
The mission of the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship:
To be a continuing Beacon of Light in the Northwoods of Wisconsin through:
- Promoting understanding and mutual respect among everyone
- Promoting Unitarian Universalist principles and beliefs as an alternative to orthodox religions.
- Active involvement in social issues and problems.
- Promoting protection of the environment for the long-term benefit of everyone.
- Providing a place for worship and fellowship in the spirit of the Unitarian Universalist tradition.
- Accepting the responsibility for honoring and cherishing children and nurturing their characters through spiritual, moral and intellectual guidance and example.
Our Covenant:The Covenant of the Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is:
- To practice religion founded upon devotion to individual freedom of belief;
- To respect the dignity and equality of all people;
- To live in harmony with the natural world;
- And to foster liberal religious living through worship, study, service and fellowship.
Worship services are held every other Sunday starting at 10:00 am at our Fellowship, located at 8625 Peggy's Lane, just off Woodruff Road, in Woodruff, Wisconsin. Children's Religious Education classes run concurrently. On alternate Sundays, adult religious education sessions are held starting at 10:00 am. Please check our calendar for upcoming presenters and topics. Click on "Directions" in the menu above to see how to get here.
Near the conclusion of most services, we provide an opportunity for those present to share their thoughts and pose questions to the minister or speaker.
Coffee hour follows each service. We invite members and guests to stay for snacks and conversation.
Potlucks and other social activities include Thanksgiving dinner and New Year's Eve. In December we have a Saturday holiday service featuring plenty of music and a meal afterward. In January we hold our annual celebration of Martin Luther King Day. We also help to serve the Community Table dinner at St. Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua on the 3rd Tuesday of January, May and September.
Our fellowship takes on a variety of Social Justice projects through out the year. Our peace pole proclaims "Let Peace Prevail On Earth" in various languages. We also have a Memorial Garden to honor deceased members of our congregation and their family members.
We hope to see you at our fellowship.