Speaker: Karen Esterl

The Power of We

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.

Celebrating UU Women in History

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

How the Universalists and Unitarians Invented Christmas

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.

Gratitude As Prayer

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.

Hymn Sing

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.

UU Since the Merger

Sunday, April 8 – Unitarian Universalism Since the Merger
with Decorah UU member Karen Esterl

In December Karen Esterl spoke about ʺThe Merger and Following: How We Came to Be.ʺ Due to time constraints, however, she didn’t get to speak much about what happened after the … read more.

December 24, 2017

La Befana: a Winter Play
with Karen Esterl coordinating multiple cast members

Actors needed for this service, in which we’ll perform an 8-page play, La Befana, based on an Italian folktale about a woman who functions much like Santa Claus, distributing gifts to children every … read more.

December 17, 2017

The Merger and Following: How We Came to Be
with Decorah UU member Karen Esterl

Karen continues her series about the evolution of Unitarian Universalism, “Exploring Our Roots: The History of Our Faith.”  In this presentation, Karen explores how the American Unitarian Association and the … read more.