As we attempt to communicate and make sense of one another, there are elements of our language that reduce clarity and prevent understanding. Why is it so easy to stereotype individuals, lumping them into groups, or to engage in black and white thinking, dividing the … read more.
Speaker: Neil Gregersen
Unitarian Universalist Minister, Robert Fulghum, have been crafted into an engaging morning of storytelling and song. They take a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes … read more.
On this Labor Day Sunday, four members of the congregation, Susan Bianchini, Neil Schwarzwalder, Bruce DePriester and Neil Gregersen will read excerpts from Working, published in 1972. These excerpts reveal the value, frustrations and rewards of having a job and/or a career from different perspectives. … read more.
On this Sunday that begins the week celebrating our nation’s birthday, Neil Gregersen will read a powerful sermon by Rev. Victoria E. Safford, minister of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She delivered this sermon shortly after 9/11. In her message she … read more.
UUFB members will share letters from soldiers who served in times of war. What can we learn from these soldiers’ words in 2018? How do their words connect to the UU principle: “the goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all”?
A conscientious objector during WWII, William Stafford wrote of peace, from the courage of conviction. Growing up on the high plains of Kansas and living his adult life in Oregon, he wrote of and for the natural world in the American West. Sometimes described as … read more.
What is “white privilege?” The concept has its genesis in the late 1980s, but recent events have brought it back into our national discourse. This appears to be a good time to discuss “white privilege” and how it influences our daily lives.