This weekend is our annual CRE Banner Parade. Parents: please be sure to arrive on time and to have your kids go directly to their classrooms. After service, come check out how beautiful their banners are as they hang in the Atrium Crossing!
This Sunday we will hold our mid-year financial update from 12:30 to 2 p.m. This is a chance for you to be engaged, learn about our finances, and make your voice heard. Lunch will be provided, so please consider joining us.
UU Campus Ministry * Welcome back – you have been missed! We will meet at FUS this Sunday, January 25, for food and fellowship; 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Gaebler Living Room. Open and welcoming to all college students – we hope you will join us! (take bus routes 2 or 8 from campus).
Peace & Justice Book Club * Next meeting: Monday, January 26, at 7 p.m. in Courtyard E. Book: On the Rez by Ian Frazier. Questions? Carole Briggs (608)772-7134.
Dance Explorations * Soothing music and gentle movement welcome you each Monday afternoon, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Open and welcoming to all. $10 one-time registration fee. Contact Janet at /DAE for more information.
Men’s Group Meeting * All men are invited to join the Open Men’s Group meeting on Monday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Landmark Auditorium. Topic: What is maturity? Do you still aspire to be more mature? For more information, Gordon at /mens.
Women In Transition Meeting * This group meets next on Monday, January 26, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Courtyard D. This is a drop-in group that is open to women who are experiencing any sort of change in their lives. Please call Dorit Bergen at 279-4414 for more information.
Spiritual Topics Book Group * The January meeting of the Spiritual Topics Book Group will be held on Tuesday, January 27, at 7 p.m. in Courtyard E. The Group will be discussing Reclaiming Prophetic Witness: Liberal Religion in the Public Square by Paul Rasor. Note that this book has been designated as the UUA Common Read. For further information contact Ken Gage at 230-5068.
Health Issues Group * The Health Issues group meets on Wednesday, January 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium Library. For more information, please call Amy at 841-1091.
Our next Friday Musicale features flutist Peiyi Guan and pianist Zijin Yao playing music of Schubert, Schumann, Chen Yi and Dutilleux. Join us for this free concert in the Landmark Auditorium on Friday, January 30, at 12:15 p.m.
Last call for Trivia Buffs! Wednesday, February 4. UU Team Trivia at The Brass Ring, 701 E. Washington Ave. Good beer! Good fun! What more could you want? Trivia begins at 7 p.m., but show up by 6:45 p.m. to make sure you are settled in and ready for the first question. Contact Joe Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat!
Food waste digester tour – Water Sentinels * Join us on Thursday, February 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to tour the UW Oshkosh Bio-Gas plant. Madison, which plans to build its own digester in 2017, sends organic waste to this plant as part of a pilot project. Participants will get a close-up view of how a food-waste digester works and the distinctions between food-waste and manure digesters. An option on the return is a stop at the Rosendale Dairy Farm manure digester. Tour limited to 20 people; age 15+. You must navigate stairs and dress appropriately for weather. Carpooling & Lunch stop planned. RSVP: Liz Wessel, 238-9934 or email@example.com.
The FUS MOSES Ministry Team will resume monthly ministry meetings on Wednesday, February 11, at 4:30 p.m. All are invited.
A Poetry Workshop with the Alliance * At noon Wednesday, February 11, the Women’s Alliance will meet for brown bag lunch at Oakwood Village West before joining FUS member and published poet, Robin Chapman, for her workshop, “Metaphor in Poetry.” Bring your pen and ideas. Call 249-4549 for more information.
Trees for Tomorrow Winter
Retreat & XC Ski Weekend
Registration is now open for our annual Trees for Tomorrow Winter Fun weekend on February 20-22.
Members and friends have been enjoying the simple lodgings, fellowship, excellent skiing, snowshoeing and other winter activities at Trees for Tomorrow in Eagle River, Wisconsin for over 25 years. It is a wonderful weekend. Please join us! Registration includes meals, and lodging in family style dorms, a nature program and free snowshoe rental.
Cost is $117 for adults, $73 for youth (6-17). Kids under 6 are free. Go to /trees to register. Remember, we can’t confirm your spot until we receive payment! Registration closes on February 12.
The Winter Farmers’
Market and Breakfast
Saturday, February 21
Market open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Breakfast from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Our FUS Winter Farmers’ Market returns with great local food and products, activities for kids, live music, and a delicious breakfast prepared by Abigail Gage and the Food Haulers. The breakfast is prepared using items sourced from participating vendors and other local producers.
Registration is highly recommended if you would like to share our meal. You can register at /market. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for kids and students, $25 for families. Volunteers are needed. Contact Rev. Kelly at /ministerRE or 233-9774, ext. 112. Menu, vendor information, and more at /market.
“MOSAiC” Resumes on February 23 * 6:30-8 p.m. MOSAiC is our monthly gathering to discuss and delve more deeply into our monthly worship themes. On the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Atrium Auditorium, we come together to explore and expand our understanding of each topic. The evening will begin with a welcome and introduction by Rev. Kelly Crocker, followed by small group discussions. February topic: Charity. More at /MOSAIC.
Teen Service Trip * FUS is once again sponsoring a Teen Service Trip to Camp Friendship in Annandale, MN. Teens ages 15 to 18 are invited to work with campers with developmental, physical and other disabilities. We’ll be there for two different weeks: June 20-26, and July 11-16. Last year’s trip brought great experiences, fond memories, and good, hard work! No doubt this year’s will bring the same. For more information and to download an application, go to /youth.
Friends of the Meeting House Sponsor Tour to Racine * Join the Friends and enjoy a bus tour of iconic FL Wright masterpieces! The tour will visit the Wright-designed SC Johnson campus and home ‘Wingspread’ on Friday, February 27. Can’t make the tour? Join the Friends anyway! Your membership supports preservation work on the Meeting House. Go to /friends for details and sign-up.
Cabaret is coming back!
YES, Cabaret is coming back this Spring per popular demand! Watch Red Floors for updates going forward. For now, save the date Friday, April 24 on your calendar. You do not want to miss this year’s Spring auction event. Questions? Ideas? Contact Sally Bowers, Director of Development at /developmentdirector or 233-9774 x 123.
Registration is Open for Our Winter/Spring Adult Education Classes
The Winter/Spring Adult Education catalog has been mailed and registration is now open on-line. Stop by the Adult Education display in the Commons after services or visit /adult-ed. Childcare is available upon request for many programs; contact Deb Mies at /REprogramcoordinator for more information.
“Whovian Theology” begins
Sunday, January 25
Join Sasha Ostrom, our Ministerial Intern, and popular presenter, in this family-friendly theological course on Sunday evenings, Jan 25, Feb 8, 15, 22 and Mar 1 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Courtyard ABC The program is intended for older children, youth and adults who love or are curious about the hit BBC television show, “Doctor Who.” Plenty of popcorn, fun, and multigenerational conversation for those who join us! No fee for high school or college-age students.Registration will be accepted at the door. Fee:
$25 pledged/$35 non-pledged More at /whoian
Considerations on the Origin and
Evolution of the Universe
Where It Has Been? Monday, January 26
Where It Is Going? Monday, February 9
More at /origins.
“Why Whiteness Matters”
begins Sunday, February 1
More at /whiteness
Nature as Spiritual Sustenance –
A Spring Retreat
Join Retreat Leaders FUS Rev. Michael & Trina Schuler, and their Papillon Sasha at the Serene Pilgrim Center on Green Lake, April 10-12, 2015. Registration is now open. Early Bird Fee of $230 due by March 8. Vegetarian option. For Retreat information /retreat , and to register online: /ae-registration or contact Deb Mies at 233-9774, ext. 114. Contact Trina at Trinass@gmail.com for questions about the Retreat.