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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Sunday Services:
April 20 10am
”Pagan Stories and Their Relationship to the Natural World” ~Susannah Lloyd
From prehistory forward human societies have recognized their place in the natural world and, through belief and ritual, have dramatized that deep connection with the rhythms, cycles and seasons of cosmos and planet. Successor religions like Christianity co-opted the calendars and symbols of the spiritual systems they displaced, claiming these times of power for themselves. Christianity reinterpreted the ancient’s spring ceremonial period in the festival of Easter. Natural motifs such as hares and eggs survive in secondary folk customs even in societies like ours which dangerously attempt to distance ourselves from nature.
Susannah Lloyd was born in Memphis in time to be a teenager during the ascendency of Elvis Presley. She earned a BA from Florida State University, a MA from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. from the University of Missouri, all in anthropology. She arrived in La Crosse in 1969 and retired as Professor Emeritus in the spring of 2013 after 43 years of teaching.
April 27 10am
Earth Day Every Day! ~”Multigenerational Earth Day Service”
Join us for an all ages combined Earth Day service to celebrate the amazing planet we call home and honor our commitment to taking care of our globe and each other. If the 4 billion years of life on Earth is compared to a summer day, the past 200,000 years—which saw the rise of anatomically modern humans, the origin of complex language, of art, religion, and trade, the dawn of agriculture, of cities and all of written history—would fit into the single flash of a firefly just before sundown. We’ll explore this great story with music and words, by using our multiple senses and with a few surprises. After a cold winter, we’ll celebrate the “greening” all around by building an Earth Day Altar together—if you would like to participate, please bring art or items from nature that inspire you to “respect the interdependent web of life.” RE students will participate throughout the service and remain upstairs.
May 4 10am
“Covenant” (ALSO ANNUAL MEETING DAY)! ~Eric Severson
May 11 10am
Creativity: Re-establishing a Lost Connection ~Jerilynn Dinsmoor
Drawing on the works of Matthew Fox, Meister Eckhart, and others, Jerilynn explores how sacred creativity can give us a temporary, yet profound reunion with a greater force or lost identity. When we create, we are back in our true spiritual home. “When we ask to listen, we create works worthy of being heard.”- Julia Cameron
Jerilynn Dinsmoor is an artist and theologian who researched the intersection of creativity and spirituality while attending United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
May 18 10am
“Flower Communion” ~Virginia Wolf
May 25th (No Service)