Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse
Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wis. We are a liberal religious congregation welcoming to everyone searching for truth and meaning. Most services start at 10:00 am on Sundays, followed by coffee, refreshments and fellowship. Our address is 401 West Avenue South, La Crosse, WI, 54601. To contact us, call 608-796-9993 or e-mail email@example.com.
Upcoming Sunday Services:
Mar. 9 10am
“Sharing Our Deep Story” ~Rick Kyte
Communities are composed of people who share a common story. When the story is lost, or forgotten, the community withers. When people find themselves in the story, when the story becomes a part of each person’s own story, the community flourishes. What is the deep story of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse?
Bio: Rick Kyte is Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University. He is the author of a regular column in The La Crosse Tribune titled; “The Ethical Life”. He lives in La Crosse with his wife Cindi, two sons and an American Water Spaniel named “Mickey.”
March 16 10am
“The Practice of Presence” ~Rev. Michael A. Schuler
Over the years I have learned that in order to live life to the fullest we have to be present for it. Indeed, the most insidious enemy of the “good life” is distraction, letting our untutored minds pull us into places other than where we ought to be. Presence can make even the most mundane activity more interesting and its redemptive possibilities make it akin to prayer.
Rev. Michael A. Schuler is Senior Minister at The First Unitarian Society of Madison and a favorite guest speaker for the La Crosse Fellowship.
March 23 10am
“RESILIENCY IN WAR AND AMONG YOUTH” ~Dr. Michael Brandt
Dr. Brandt served in the National Guard in Afghanistan. While there he observed and experienced feelings of doom, destruction and chaos. In this talk he will share the story of transforming these feelings into concepts of mentorship and resiliency. He will also share information about a project he created with his son, Lucas and friend, Tyler Olson. Together, they brought these insights about mentorship and resiliency into action in our community at the La Crosse Boys and Girls Club. The talk will also honor veterans of any conflict.
Dr. Brandt has recently accepted a new position at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He will be educating and motivating veterans to act preventatively in terms of their health, developing healthy stress management, sleep, exercise and dietary habits. He is also a Major in the WI Army National Guard where he is Chief of Behavioral Health for the State of Wisconsin. He also teaches in the Master’s program in Counseling at Viterbo University.
March 30 10am
“Pope Francis and UU Principles” ~Vince Hatt
Named “Person of the Year” and on the cover of “Rolling Stone,” Pope Francis is clearly drawing world attention by both his style and substance. World leaders, including President Obama on March 27, are beating a path to his door. We will take a look at the words and actions of Francis and his conversation with Obama to see how they fit UU principles and the sources of UU’s living traditions.
Vince Hatt has MA’s in theology from the Catholic University of America and Aquinas Institute. I was on the staff of Franciscan Spirituality Center for 18 years and retired as its director in 2011. He continues to facilitate groups and to offer individual spiritual direction.
April 6 10am
The “Lifespan” Service: Honoring Transitions
April 13 10am
”The New Jim Crow and the New Tuskegee Experiment: Race, Stigma and the Political Economy of Mass Incarceration”
~Dr. Richard Breaux
In this talk Dr. Breaux will connect some of his personal and family stories that led to his interest in issues related to race and the mass incarceration of African American men.
Richard Breaux is an Assistant Professor of Ethnic & Racial Studies and UWL and historian with interest in the history of education and African American political, social, and cultural history. He is a former member of the CA7AE: HIV/AIDS Prevention Project team and a former board member for the Fort Collins ERACISM Film and Discussion Series. Most recently he was interviewed on Talk of Iowa about the history of African American education in the state of Iowa.
April 20 10am
”Pagan Origins of Easter” ~Susannah Lloyd
April 27 10am
“Multigenerational Earth Day Service”