Author: Julie Ohde

In-Person Services Suspended (Will be using Zoom)

Dear Friends,

As you may have anticipated, Decorah UU is suspending in-person services for the foreseeable future beginning this Sunday. It’s important that we do our part to help slow the spread of illness and to safeguard our medical personnel and resources from being overwhelmed in … read more.

Calling All Musicians!

Our 12/22 service will be a “Festival of Music.”  Would you like to share a song of the holiday season?  Instrumentalists and singers alike are needed!  Feel free to suggest your own musical contribution; or let us know if you’re interested in singing in one … read more.

Celebrating Chalica

We will be passing out Chalica materials at the service on Sunday, 12/1. But if you can’t come to the service, you can still practice Chalica at home! Every day light a chalice (or candle or flashlight) and read that day’s reflection. If you like, you … read more.

Get your chalice for Chalica!

On 12/1, we will learn about Chalica, a week-long celebration of our UU principles.  As part of the observation of Chalica, everyone will be invited to light a chalice once a day for seven days (12/2-12/8).  You could use a candle or … read more.

Call for Donations to Annual Auction!

Our annual auction will be held Sunday, December 8 at the Decorah Senior Center.  With less than a month to go, it’s time to start collecting auction items! See the list below to stimulate ideas for your donation.

If you are donating an activity, service or other … read more.

NEIUU Book Sharing – 2019

At our June 30 fellowship we discussed the joys of reading and shared some of our favorite books with one another. Below are links to the list we compiled from that service. The list includes the person who recommended the selection so you’ve got someone … read more.

July 2019: Freedom & Responsibility

“Which do you want? Freedom is the ability to set your schedule, to decide on the work you do, to make decisions.
Responsibility is being held accountable for your actions. It might involve figuring out how to get paid for your work, owning your mistakes … read more.

June 2019: Transcendence

Transcendence is a fundamental part of the human experience. Since the dawn of our species, people have been losing themselves in ritualistic prayer, song, and dance. …Most people have had some sort of transcendent experience…and about a third of the population has had “intense experiences … read more.

May 2019: Mystery

In addition to knowledge, there is another force that operates in friendship and intimate relation-ships and that is …mystery. No matter how much we …know those whom we love, we can never fully plumb the depths of their innermost being…. Not only are we mysteries … read more.