Sunday, March 29, 2015

This Sunday at the LUUF...

Soup Sunday Potluck and Offering for the Domestic Violence Center

March 29  “Death with Dignity”  Ann Zeman, 
“The ultimate goal of caring for a terminally ill patient or end of life patient is not a "good death" but a "good life" to the very end. With this comes much discussion of "what does the patient want?"  How does one approach this, where do we begin?   People want to share their memories, pass on wisdom and keepsakes, settle relationships, establish their legacies, make peace with God and ensure those left behind will be ok.  They want to end their stories on their own terms.  What is our role in assisting the dying patient to have a good life to the very end?” 

Ann has worked as a nurse for 34 years, 21 in Critical Care (ICU, CCU), 6 in oncology.  With this experience, we know she will bring us important insights.

Next Sunday
April 5  “Are There Any U's in Easter?”    Arthur Thexton

“If we don't accept the trinity, how can we UU's observe, and even celebrate, the very Christian holy day of Easter? Any ideas?  Is it just another Sunday? There will be a quiz.” 

Arthur is a long-time guest speaker here at the LUUF.  He’s a practicing attorney and graduate from seminary.

Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
620 Park, Manitowoc, WI
Services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M.
Childcare offered during services

Thursday, March 19, 2015

This Sunday at the LUUF...

This Sunday
March 22 UUA Water Day—Dr. Rebecca Abler, University of Wisconsin, Manitowoc
In 1949, Wisconsin native Aldo Leopold redefined the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings through publication of his Land Ethic, which, in his words, "simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land."  As our global population grows, and as new challenges such as climate change face our planet, there is an increasing movement toward developing a companion to the land ethic; that is, a water ethic.  The water ethic recognizes and promotes the inherent value of water, and provides a practical framework for decision-making regarding actions that involve water.  However, a water ethic can also be part of an aesthetic and spiritual relationship with nature.  We all live on water--we must all take action to preserve it!”

Next  Sunday
March 29  “Death with Dignity”  Ann Zeman   Soup Sunday Potluck—Offering for the Domestic Violence Center
“The ultimate goal of caring for a terminally ill patient or end of life patient is not a "good death" but a "good life" to the very end. With this comes much discussion of "what does the patient want?"  How does one approach this, where do we begin?   People want to share their memories, pass on wisdom and keepsakes, settle relationships, establish their legacies, make peace with God and ensure those left behind will be ok.  They want to end their stories on their own terms.  What is our role in assisting the dying patient to have a good life to the very end?” 
Ann has worked as a nurse for 34 years, 21 in Critical Care (ICU, CCU), 6 in oncology.  With this experience, we know she will bring us important insights.


Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
620 Park, Manitowoc, WI
Services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M.
Childcare offered during services

Thursday, March 12, 2015

March 15  “Lost & Found: Finding Peace through Collaboration and the Creative Process” Dr. Emilie Lindemann, Silver Lake College 
Emilie Lindemann will discuss how collaboration and the creative process helped her to find peace when writing her poetry chapbook Lost & Found. Lost & Found responds to Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) and engages with sculptures by artist Karen Laudon. Many recognize the work of Niedecker for her beautifully condensed language, wry humor, and keen observation of place.  Niedecker is also recognized for her association with the Objectivist poets, and for her important friendship with poet Louis Zukofsky. After an affair with Zukfosky in the mid-1930's, Niedecker became pregnant with twins. Though Niedecker chose to end the pregnancy, she named the twins Lost & Found and "ached for her twins all the days of her life," according to a friend of the poet. This sense of loss struck a chord with Emilie after she experienced miscarriage, and writing Lost & Found, which imagines Niedecker's lost twins as spunky ghost literary socialites, was ultimately a healing process--thanks to the connection and comfort she found in collaboration.

March 22 UUA Water Day—Dr. Rebecca Abler, University of Wisconsin, Manitowoc 
“In 1949, Wisconsin native Aldo Leopold redefined the relationship between humans and their natural surroundings through publication of his Land Ethic, which, in his words, "simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land."  As our global population grows, and as new challenges such as climate change face our planet, there is an increasing movement toward developing a companion to the land ethic; that is, a water ethic.  The water ethic recognizes and promotes the inherent value of water, and provides a practical framework for decision-making regarding actions that involve water.  However, a water ethic can also be part of an aesthetic and spiritual relationship with nature.  We all live on water--we must all take action to preserve it!” 



Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
620 Park, Manitowoc, WI
Services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M.
Childcare offered during services

Monday, March 9, 2015

Recently at the LUUF...


Sunday's Services
March 8  “Sensing the Sacred in Beauty, Letters and Time    Fr. Jim Nielson, St. Norbert College 
“I'll be focusing mostly on contemporary works of art and artists but we'll have a bit of fun with a quick survey of some truly sublime works of sacred art, paired with some cool "complimentary" (or analogous) works of art/images that reveal the timelessness of certain images and concepts.” 
Fr. Neilson has studied art at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Notre Dame University and The Vermont Studio School where he earned an MFA in three-dimensional mixed media sculpture.  He is presently an assistant professor of art (History of Art, History of Modern Art, Race and Gender in Contemporary Art, Sacred Art and Architecture and studio sculpture classes) at St. Norbert College and received the Leonard Levina Educator of the Year Award in 2005.  
March 1  “Selma+ 50: UUs and Race”  Arthur Thexton 
It's been 50 years since the entire UUA board, and many of our ministers, including the Rev. James Reeb, went to Selma to join the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in marching for voting rights. Where are we today, in our struggle to truly diversify our society and our congregations? 
Arthur is a lawyer who lives in Wauwatosa with a UU Seminary education as well.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

This Sunday at the LUUF...

Soup Sunday Potluck, Offering for Painting Pathways
February 22 “ Painting Pathways Clubhouse Updates and Personal Stories”  Members and Serge Blasberg 
Members will share their personal journeys and what belonging to Painting Pathways means. Painting Pathways has just completed their re-accreditation.  Serge Blasberg will also describe what it means to be an Accredited Clubhouse.  He is a member of the Board of Directors. His community involvement with Clubhouse International includes: Member of Clubhouse International Faculty; Advisory Council; Standards Review Committee; and co-chair of the USA Clubhouse Coalition.

March 1  Arthur Thexton
He’ll speak about Selma and civil rights in honor of that march’s 50th anniversary. 
Arthur is a lawyer for the state of Wisconsin who also completed his seminary education to be a UU minister.  He lives in Madison.




Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
620 Park, Manitowoc, WI
Services on Sunday mornings at 10:00 A.M.
Childcare offered during services

Friday, February 6, 2015

February Newsletter & February Service


Click here for February Newsletter

March Sunday Services

march  1
“Selma +50:  UUs and Race”  
Arthur Thexton
It's been 50 years since the entire UUA board, and many of our ministers, including the Rev. James Reeb, went to Selma to join Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in marching for voting rights. Where are we today, in our struggle to truly diversify our society and our congregations?  Arthur is an attorney who lives in Wauwatosa and has a UU Seminary education.

 march 8
“Sensing the Sacred in Beauty, Letters and Time” 
Fr. Jim Nielson
  “I'll be focusing mostly on contemporary works of art and artists but we'll have a bit of fun with a quick survey of some truly sublime works of sacred art, paired with some cool "complimentary" (or analogous) works of art/images that reveal the timelessness of certain images and concepts.”  Fr. Neilson studied art at The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Notre Dame University, and The Vermont Studio School where he earned an MFA in three-dimensional mixed media sculpture.  He is presently an assistant professor of art (History of Art, History of Modern Art, Race and Gender in Contemporary Art, Sacred Art and Architecture and studio sculpture classes) at St. Norbert College and received the Leonard Levina Educator of the Year Award in 2005.  

march 15
Lost & Found: Finding Peace through Collaboration & the Creative Process"
Dr. Emilie Lindemann
 Emilie Lindemann will discuss how collaboration and the creative process helped her to find peace when writing her poetry chapbook Lost & Found. Lost & Found responds to Wisconsin poet Lorine Niedecker (1903-1970) and engages with sculptures by artist Karen Laudon. Many recognize the work of Niedecker for her beautifully condensed language, wry humor, and keen observation of place.  Niedecker is also recognized for her association with the Objectivist poets, and for her important friendship with poet Louis Zukofsky. After an affair with Zukfosky in the mid-1930's, Niedecker became pregnant with twins. Though Niedecker chose to end the pregnancy, she named the twins Lost & Found and "ached for her twins all the days of her life," according to a friend of the poet. This sense of loss struck a chord with Emilie after she experienced miscarriage, and writing Lost & Found, which imagines Niedecker's lost twins as spunky ghost literary socialites, was ultimately a healing process--thanks to the connection and comfort she found in collaboration.
 
march 22
“Creating a Water Ethic"
Becky Abler
 
march 29
“Death with Dignity"
Ann Zeman
“The ultimate goal of caring for a terminally ill patient or end of life patient is not a "good death" but a "good life" to the very end. With this comes much discussion of "what does the patient want?"  How does one approach this, where do we begin?   People want to share their memories, pass on wisdom and keepsakes, settle relationships, establish their legacies, make peace with God and ensure those left behind will be ok.  They want to end their stories on their own terms.  What is our role in assisting the dying patient to have a good life to the very end?”   Ann has worked as a nurse for 34 years, 21 in Critical Care (ICU, CCU), 6 in oncology.  With this experience, we know she will bring us important insights.

 


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Feb 8 & 15, Sunday Service

February 8 “Foster Care in Manitowoc” Tabitha Lecher and Karen Zahn

The Foster Care program is comprised of Foster Care, Kinship Care, and Respite Care. Each of these programs involves providing a safe, stable, and caring environment for children ages 0-18 who are unable to live with their own families due to safety concerns or other family crises. The program has a goal of reunification of all families, making a foster home a temporary place for their child to reside at. We are constantly recruiting for foster parents due to the different needs in matching children with homes, changing needs, foster homes becoming full or adopting, and also foster homes retiring out of the program. 

Karen is the Foster Care Administrator and Tabitha is her assistant and Respite Coordinator. 

You or someone you know may be interested and qualified. This presentation offers important information we need to know.


February 15  
"Tapping your way to inner peace 
with EFT"—Dr. Phyllis Kasper

Dr. Kasper will explain Emotional Freedom Technique and its uses for both individuals and in group therapy.  While it sounds perhaps too simple, she has also evidence that it works. 

Dr. Kasper grew up in Milwaukee and received her B.S. from UW-Milwaukee and her Ph. D. from McGill University in Montreal in  1965. She pursued a 10-year career in research in psychoneuroendocrinology and  psychoneuroimmunology.