Speaker: Karen Esterl

Festival of Music

Decorah UU members and friends will be sharing music of the season.

Service Leaders: Sue Otte, 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 … read more.

Chalica

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.

A Change is Gonna Come

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

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.