This Month at FMUU - June 2021 Services and Events

 

Women On Our Wall Series
Four Sundays in June and July

 

For generations, women have been at the heart of the UU tradition, though many of their names have been lost over time. For four Sundays in a row, we will honor -- and sometimes contend with -- the legacies of four famous women whose images grace the walls of our FMUU sanctuary: Louisa May Alcott, Fannie Farmer, Sophia Lyon Fahs, and Susan B. Anthony. Many thanks to everyone who has made this series possible!

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11 a.m.

Louisa May Alcott (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Laurie J Baker

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June 13, 2021, 11 a.m. - Louisa May Alcott (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Laurie J Baker

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), author, intellectual, transcendentalist, Unitarian foremother. How many of us have read or watched Little Women, Louisa May Alcott’s most famous story? She was a unique voice, a financially independent woman in the 1800s, a Civil War nurse, and serious writer. FMUU member Laurie Baker will talk about Alcott’s life and how her work speaks to modern UU values. 

Laurie Baker is an advocate for people experiencing homelessness, a long-time member of FMUU, and a writer herself.

Artist credit: Marc Burckhardt for The Atlantic

Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11 a.m.

Fannie Farmer (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Bill Thomas

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June 20, 2021, 11 a.m. - Fannie Farmer (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Bill Thomas

In her day, Fannie Farmer was (almost) a household name. Her first cookbook, later called the Fannie Farmer Cookbook, reached more than 4 million restaurants and homes. Numerous other cookbooks followed, including Food and Cookery for the Sick and Convalescent and What to Have for Dinner. According to Bill Thomas, having Fannie Farmer's cookbook in his parents' kitchen and now his own, is like having an aunt sitting there who can tell you exactly how much salt to add to the bowl. You are invited to join foodie Bill Thomas for this multi-sensory program about Fannie Farmer and her Unitarian roots
 
Bill Thomas is a musician, avid gardener, director of Prairie Public Radio, and a long-time member of FMUU.

 

**All are welcome to join us for Family Chapel (Intergenerational Religious Education) this morning at 10 AM, right before the 11 AM service.**

Family Chapel, 10 a.m. 
Theme: Family

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 11 a.m.

Sophia Lyons Fahs: Revolutionary Educator
(In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Carolyn Monzingo

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June 27, 2021, 11 a.m. - Sophia Lyons Fahs: Revolutionary Educator (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Carolyn Monzingo

How do I know what to believe?  Do I have to believe in God or a Higher Power?  In Christianity?  What is faith? Does religion dominate the world by its ideology or by military might?  What is a "graded curriculum?"  Why don't Unitarian churches focus exclusively on the Bible? 
Why?  Why? why?  Fahs played a major role in what is often called the Unitarian renaissance of the 1940s and spent her life, all 102 years of it, creating a liberal religion and progressive educational principles which appealed to children and parents alike and were and are easy to understand and embrace. Rejecting the Biblical fundamentalism of the day, Fahs supported young people to develop “original approaches of their own to the universe.”

All are welcome to join Carolyn Monzingo, former commissioned lay leader in the UU tradition, for this tribute to a UU figure who was instrumental in the post-WWII resurgence of Unitarianism.
 
Carolyn Monzingo is a historian, avid gardener, and much-appreciated chair of the Place Committee at FMUU.

 
Sunday, July 4, 2021, 11 a.m.

Susan B. Anthony
(In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Larry Peterson

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July 4, 2021, 11 a.m. - Susan B. Anthony (In The Women On Our Wall Series) with Larry Peterson

“Failure is impossible,” said Susan B. Anthony, women’s suffragist, slavery abolitionist, and convert to Unitarianism. As an orator, she grew accustomed to public hostility. In 1872, she was even arrested in Rochester, NY, for the crime of registering to vote as a woman. She likely never guessed her image would be featured on a dollar coin more than 100 years later. Please join historian Larry Peterson, as we reflect on this complicated and determined historical figure.
 
Larry Peterson is a retired professor of history at NDSU, coordinator of Breaking Barriers: Red River Rainbow LGBTQ+ Seniors Oral History Project, and a newer member of FMUU.
 
**All are welcome to join us for Family Chapel (intergenerational Religious Education) this morning at 10 AM, right before the 11 AM service.**

Artwork by Michael on Etsy

PAST SERVICES AND EVENTS

Sunday, June 6, 2021, 11 a.m.

Status of Women of Many Cultures in ND
(In the Collective Liberation Series) 
with Ruth Buffalo

 

June 6, 2021, 11 a.m. - Status of Women of Many Cultures in ND (In the Collective Liberation Series) with Ruth Buffalo

As a first-term legislator in the ND House of Representatives, Ruth Buffalo has a distinctive vantage point on the role – and wellbeing – of women from many cultures in the state. How has legislation improved the status of women? How has legislation worsened it? Where might we go from here – together? 

Rep. Ruth Buffalo is a public health educator, active member of the Fargo-Moorhead community, citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation, and long-time advocate for an end to violence against women, particularly MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).

**All are welcome to join us for Family Chapel (intergenerational Religious Education) this morning at 10 AM, right before the 11 AM service.**

 

Family Chapel, 10 a.m. 
Theme: Our Change For Change In Action

FMUU Church is ONLINE

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*NOTE: "Family Chapel/intergenerational religious education"

takes place on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month

 

In response to COVID-19 protocols, we are not meeting in our building until further notice. However, Sunday at 11 a.m. is still time for church, so we are meeting on Zoom. The online sanctuary opens at 10:45 a.m. and service begins at 11 a.m.


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If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together. --Aboriginal Activists Group

 

"Love is the spirit of this church, and service its law.

This is our great covenant: To dwell together in peace,

To seek the truth in love, And to help one another."

- James Vila Blake