If you have an item to add to the weekly e-news or to Sunday bulletins, please email Emmy Carlson, Office Administrator at email@example.com by 8 a.m. Monday mornings unless otherwise noted.
New Office Hours
New office hours effective this week. Emmy will be in the office Sunday mornings and Tuesdays from 2- 5pm. If this time doesn’t work for you email Emmy at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting!
In the event that Sunday services may be canceled due to bad weather (e.g., snowstorm), please check our web site, www.uulacrosse.org, for any such notification after 8:00AM. Sunday morning. A notification email also may go out, so watch your email inbox. Regardless of any official decision, please consider your local weather conditions and use common sense if you venture out in bad weather.
“Oh Lord It’s Hard to Be Humble: Reflections on Perfection, Humility, and Compassion.” Rev. Krista Taves
When Mac Davis’ song “Oh Lord It’s Hard to be Humble” hit the charts in 1980, it wasn’t hard to see why. Besides the catchy refrain, this song is about a man so high in his own self regard that he can’t see how lonely he is. Love eludes him and his only company becomes the reflection in the mirror. Without humility, he misses most of life’s beauty. This Sunday we’ll be exploring how the practice of humility connects us to the earth, to others and to
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The caregiver can offer support to those in need by sending a card, making an announcement during Joys and Concerns, and/or publicizing your status and needs via the weekly emails. Let us know the level of care you desire. The caregiver for March is Carla Pena. You may reach her at email@example.com
Volunteer for youth RE
The RE team is looking for volunteers to help teach the youth of our fellowship! You can be just a helping hand, or teach a whole age group. Ages range from Pre-K and up. Commit twice a year or many times a year. Contact Tiffany Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We are looking for an Outreach Coordinator to deepen our connections with our community. Please see the job description here. The position is open until filled.
3/25/18 “Finding Holy Ground” Rev. Dean Staffanson
4/1/18 “From Adversity to Rebirth” Alice Holstein, Ed.D.
For most of her life Easter never meant much to Alice except an unrealistic story. As she moved increasingly towards recovery from manic depression, however, she realized that her journey was one of “resurrection and rebirth.” She explores the topic of suffering and rebirth in ordinary lives while telling poignant stories of her own difficult, and miraculous path. Her memorable examples illuminate what getting to the “resurrection” might require for many of us who also have “Easter’s in our lives.
Alice is an active member of the La Crosse mental health community, telling her story of “Tough Grace: Mental Illness As A Spiritual Path” which is also the name of her book, plus serving on several boards or councils. She retired from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs in 2017 to pursue her writing, volunteering and “Spiritual Companioning” services.. She is a longtime member of the Fellowship who serves on the Sunday Services Team.
Upcoming Events at the Fellowship
March 23rd– Fab Friday – Spring Fling Dance @ 5:30
Our last scheduled Friday Fun and it will be the best one yet! Dave and Melinda Ford are ready to teach us some dance moves. We’ll learn a couple line dances, the merengue (no partner required), and maybe more. To finish, we will play some music to let everyone young and old get your winter blues out and welcome in spring.
Not a dancer? Then just come to watch and enjoy the free food provided by the RE team – sandwiches, a variety of sides, and cookies. Bring your own beverage. All ages welcome. For more information, contact Tiffany Brubaker at email@example.com.