Author Archives: Julie Ohde

April 2019: Salvation/Wholeness

We find our salvation here on earth: showing up for each other with mercy, respect, and compassion. As a people of faith, we are called to a love that is bold, to love beyond our skill and through our fear with courage and compassion. …As … read more.

Decorah UU Potluck Poll

For the past few years, we have typically celebrated the Sundays during Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend with short services followed by potluck meals. The Sunday Services Committee wants to know: Do you think we should continue this tradition?

To help us … read more.

Covenant Renewal Forms Due!

Please return your Covenant Renewal form as soon as you can and by March 31st at the latest! Our Decorah UU board uses the information you provide on your Covenant Renewal to make plans for the coming year, including creating a budget for 2019-2020. The … read more.

March 2019: Truth

 Our fourth principle affirms: “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” Truth is the philosopher’s passion, the scientist’s North Star, and the poet’s muse.

Rev. Kenneth Patton wrote of a UU meeting house as, “…a house of truth-seeking, where scientists can encourage devotion … read more.

February 2019: Surrender/Letting Go

“Letting go” means letting go of not only distressing and unpleasant things, but also every kind of fixed idea. We carry around so many fixed ideas such as “you” and “I,” “good” and “bad.” You made all of these fixed ideas, and as long as … read more.

January 2019: Grace

Grace is a gift that comes to us unexpected and unbidden. It is the gift of life itself as well as the surprising gifts that bless our lives. Perhaps Mary Oliver’s approach is best. She writes, “You can have the
other words—chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll … read more.