January 2022 Services


Considering Covid conditions escalating in our community we will hold Sunday service on Zoom and we will NOT be meeting in person.  Please watch our Chalice email group, Faceook pages for Zoom links for each service.  Thank you. 



January 16

“Cultivating a Water Ethic”

Becky Abler
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“We are fortunate to live, work, and play along the shores of Lake Michigan, part of the Great Lakes system.  The Great Lakes are an invaluable resource, making up 20% of the available freshwater of the entire planet. Yet, the lakes are subject to challenges--invasive species, climate change, and pollution from the surrounding land use.  Dr. Rebecca Abler is a Professor of biology, environmental science, and water science at the Manitowoc campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.  She and her colleagues have been leading teams of undergraduate researchers in investigating the impact of land use and natural events on nutrient pollution in the streams that empty in to Lake Michigan in Manitowoc County.  Their goals are to educate the public and decision-makers about these impacts in order to drive science-based decision making, so that the health of our inland and Great Lakes Water sources can be sustained for future generations.  She will share some of the key research findings as well as the ways in which involving undergraduate students in community-based research both better develops the future workforce and embodies the Wisconsin Idea, that "the beneficient influence of the University reach every family of the state."


Becky has been a friend of the fellowship for a long time. She’s a Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc campus.



January 23.

“Liar, Lunatic, or…”

Tony Larson


Tony's sermon this Sunday will explore C.S. Lewis' comment about Jesus that "a man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic--on a level with a man who says He is a poached egg--or else Hed be the Devil of Hell. ...(L)et us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher."  


 Evangelical Christians are fond of quoting Lewis in their argument against the view that Jesus was "just" a moral exemplar.  Tony will explore the flaws in this argument--while explaining why we UUs have a different approach.


Tony has spoken for us many times.  He’s a retired UU minister from Olympia Brown UU Church. 


January 30

“A Soundtrack By Which to Lead Your Best Life”

Peter Mayer and Carrie Arnold


We are in for a treat.  The two of them will combine, and Peter will do the soundtrack part!  I hardly need to introduce him since he is a famous musician.  Carrie, you know too.  She has been a jail chaplain, and she has a house church in Green Bay.