June 19th, known as Juneteenth, is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy. Although the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1, 1863, it took over two years for that news to travel to Galveston Island, Texas. Thus June 19th … read more.
Speaker: Karen Esterl
As we honor Deaf History Month (3/13-4/15), let’s reflect on how our denomination can be more inclusive of the Deaf and others who have hearing loss. How has COVID-19 already moved the needle toward greater accessibility, not only for the Deaf but for many others? … read more.
Decorah UU members and friends will be sharing music of the season.
Service Leaders: Karen Esterl and Ellen Rockne
Everyone is welcome at our Sunday morning gathering. We meet at The Lingonberry, 218 W. Water Street, with our service at 10:00, followed by our social time at … read more.
Did you know that Unitarian Universalists have a week-long celebration of our principles and that its name is Chalica? Chalica begins on the first Monday in December and lasts seven days. Each day a chalice is lit and the day is spent reflecting on the … read more.
The Autumnal Equinox is approaching; the weather is getting cooler. This type of seasonal transition offers the perfect opportunity to explore other kinds of transformation, personal and societal. Decorah UU member Karen Esterl will explore this theme.
Service Leader: Carol Hagen
General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Karen Esterl served as Decorah UU’s delegate to GA in June and will be sharing the highlights with … read more.
March is Women’s History Month. Let’s celebrate by exploring the lives of some of our Unitarian Universalist foremothers, many of whom have had a significant impact not only on our faith but on our world.
Service Leader: Karen Esterl
Service Leader: Karen Esterl Greeter: Harvey Benson
Did you know the early Pilgrims discouraged observing Christmas and that Universalists were among the first Christians in the United States to encourage celebrating it? Did you know that Unitarians were responsible for bring the Christmas tree tradition to … read more.
Ellen McDonald, service leader, Will Fellows, greeter
Hindu spiritual leader Nithyananda has said, “Gratitude is the greatest prayer. Thank you is the greatest mantra.” How can we engage in ongoing gratitude, not just when reminded to by holidays like Thanksgiving, but as daily spiritual practice? Join … read more.
Last week’s service focused on how music can be a spiritual experience. Let’s continue exploring that idea through a hymn sing! Come ready to pick your favorite songs from the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Living Tradition. Karen Esterl will facilitate, sharing the history of … read more.