This year’s service at the Great River Folk Fest will feature a sermon by Rev. Krista Taves and music by Wisconsin artist Johnsmith. Please note this off-site service starts at 9 am, concluding at 10 am.
Speaker: Rev. Krista Taves
When 1980s rock band Bon Jovi released their hit single, “Livin’ on a Prayer” in 1986, North America had just barely recovered from the early 80s recession. It was clear that the unbridled economic growth that many took for granted after World War 2 was … read more.
In the 1800s, Unitarian and Universalist women were at the forefront of 1st wave feminism. They transformed motherhood from a private family matter into a political force to be reckoned with. We will celebrate their successes, own their shortcomings, and draw on their learnings.
Our theme … read more.
In the 19th century, Unitarians and Universalists left behind the doctrine of original sin, which says that humans are born depraved, and the doctrine of atonement, which says that Jesus died for those sins. Without these doctrines, what is left of Easter? More than you … read more.
As Christians begin Holy Week, Jews are preparing for Passover, which begins on Friday. The Passover Seder celebrates the journey of the Ancient Israelites out of slavery in Egypt. But it also offers much for those who strive for freedom today.
We are in a crisis of truth, tempted pick and choose our facts as they suit short term goals that feel infinite in their magnitude. How do we choose truth when truth is inconvenient?
It is said that history is all too often told by the winners because they have the power to shape the story. But, when you tell the stories of those pushed to the margins, new possibilities are revealed for the present. We welcome Denise Christy-Moss … read more.
Powerlessness is a regular experience of childhood, with adults around them continuously setting the limits and boundaries. How do children understand this ongoing letting go and what can adults learn from their experience?
Most of us like to be in control. We prefer that life be explainable and logical and that things can be assigned to a place and stay there. But life isn’t usually like that. How do we get over being terrible at surrender so that … read more.
The struggle for racial equity in this country continues, with harsh reminders of how strongly the injustices of the past still live with us today. We need to cultivate a mindful resilience so that we can embrace the reality of our history while working towards … read more.