Dakota Unitarian Universalist Church

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Autumn 2017

Sept 10
Briana Melom, MA, BSW
We Gather Together
Join us for the first service of the fall!  Our new consulting minister, Briana Melom, will lead us in reaffirming our mission. We'll celebrate the joy and power created by loving community.  Come help us kick off the new season as we nurture hope for an exciting year to come.  All are welcome!
Sept 17
Program Committee
Water Communion
We will share our stories of summer travels or home that relate to the beauty and power of water in particular and nature in general. It is encouraged to bring a small amount of water or other natural items like feathers, stones, shells, etc.
Sept 24
Rev. Shelley Dugan
The Power and Pain of Perseverance
"Winners Never Quit" at least that is the message of our culture.  Yet is there a time to stop?  And how do we know when perseverance becomes more harmful than helpful?  This mash up of The American Dream, How to be a Hero, What it means to be an adult, and the importance of believing in yourself is a boon and a burden.  Come and explore with us how these concepts impact us personally and culturally.  What does it mean to quit?
Lisa Myers
"Blinders On". A brief description is: An exploration of why we oftentimes simply do not see, or choose not to see, what is right there in front of us.
Leslie McKenzie
Transition Towns: Many people, young and old, are concerned about our rapidly changing climate, but feel powerless to do anything about it. They know our overuse of fossil fuels is a factor, but what are our options? Transition is a global, grassroots, citizen-led movement in which people learn and work together to take personal and community action on these pressing problems. In the process, communities are strengthened and people become more skillful, socially connected and prepared for the changes ahead.
Rev. Shelley Dugan
In The Twinkling of an Eye."
What changes can happen in the twinkling of an eye?  Is it possible to do real damage to others, ourselves, our world, in just a few seconds?  And how long does positive change take?  Healing is often a slow process.  Is there ever healing and hope communicated in the twinkling of an eye?
Briana Melom
Our Vision
Please join us as we envision the future of Dakota UU Church!  What do we value most as a community?  What kind of future do we want to create together?  What are you looking for when coming to church?  Briana will facilitate a visioning process to contemplate these questions and more.  Your input is vital in imagining the future of our community.  Members, friends and visitors are welcome!

If you can stay, please plan to join us after the service for a potluck and more conversation.  Bring a dish to share.  Coffee, tea and water will be provided.
Dennis Peters
God: A Perspective.  A discussion of his "understandings" of a supreme presence, based on his long term position within apophatic mysticism.
Kristen Wernecke
Kristen Wernecke is a non-denominational minister of healing who has been practicing massage therapy and energy healing since 1990. She is author of “Choosing Conscious Health for a Vibrant Life”
Larry McDonough and Richard Terrill

Announcing our new consulting minister is Briana Melom! She will be preaching once a month, and providing other support. We will be updating our ministry page soon. It’s going to be a great year at DUUC!

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