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Status of Legal Protection of Religious Freedom

Hybrid Service (In-person at Mano a Mano and online via Zoom)

Speaker: Deepinder Singh Mayell – Moderator: Leticia Smith

Deepinder Singh Mayell will speak about the current landscape of the free exercise of religion in Minnesota and around the country. He will also talk about ACLU’s work … read more.

People I Want to Meet and Why

Hybrid service (In-person at Mano a Mano – see homepage for address – and via Zoom)

Moderator: Lois Hamilton     

Starting with our 2023-24 church year, on every third Sunday of the month, we will
be doing hybrid church service where the main program is in the … read more.

How to Get Your Brain in Focus            

(TED Talk – Zoom from home only)        

TED Talk by Chris Bailey – Moderated by Larry Herbison                                 

The latest research is clear: The state of our attention determines the state of our lives. So how do we harness our attention to focus deeper, get distracted … read more.

Mingling of Waters

Hybrid service (In-person at Mano a Mano – see homepage for address – and via Zoom)

Presenter/Moderator: Ceile Hartleib

We begin our church year with our annual Mingling of Waters Ceremony. Please remember to bring water from your summer travels, from the Mississippi or from your home … read more.

Flower Communion

Hybrid Service In Person and on Zoom

Speaker: Ceile Hartleib

The Flower Communion service was created by Norbert Capek (1870-1942) who founded the Unitarian Church in Czechoslovakia. He felt the need for some symbolic ritual that would bind people more closely together.

Congregants are asked to bring … read more.

Answering Your Questions on Critical Race Theory: a PBS program

Hybrid service – in person and on Zoom

Speaker: Prudence Carter, Ph.D.

Republican lawmakers are aiming to prevent schools at the K-12 level from teaching critical race theory, even though it’s been part of academic discourse in higher education for decades. What is it, and why has it … read more.

Doctor, What Should I Do?: A Physician Responds to Difficult and Controversial Issues Affecting Women’s Lives               

Hybrid service – in person and on Zoom

Speaker:  Jeffrey D. Nelson, M.D.                                           

Dr. Jeffrey Nelson will speak to us as a physician about how he dealt with the serious and often controversial topics of abortion, religious freedom, and other difficult decisions with his patients. He will also … read more.

Confronting Christian Nationalism in Minnesota Speaker: Matt Lewellyn-Otten 

Virtual Service on Zoom Only

Speaker:  Matt Lewellyn-Otten 

Matt is the Associate Director of Religious Organizing at OutFront Minnesota and works with faith-based and non-faith-based groups to think deeply about their inclusion of LGBTQIA2+ folk. He is co-leader of a coalition of four organizations (OutFront Minnesota, along with Gender … read more.