Good News and Bad News From the Ministers

Dear Ones,
We are closing our stewardship season with unpleasant news. We need a second ask. This is my last pledge campaign, so I wanted to be the one to announce this last Sunday during the service. You can watch this segment by clicking on the video to the right or read my comments HERE.
To read more news and details please continue to the message from Rev. Christina Leone- Tracy below.
-Rev. Leah Ongiri
Fellowship Members and Friends,
I have exciting happy news to share… and, some sobering hard news as well.
First, the good news!
In light of Rev. Leah’s recent news that she will be relocating to Oregon this summer and ending her ministry with us in the fall, many of you have wondered what—or who—comes next. I have exciting news to share!
Read More

Sunday Service

10:00 AM Central
Truth, Meaning, and the Unfaithfulness of the Moon
by Rev. Leah Ongiri
Click HERE for Worship Service Zoom Information and the Order Of Service 
  • Listen to past sermons HERE.
  • Watch some of our past services on our Youtube channel.
  • Click HERE for information on hosting a traveling chalice in your home.
  • Students in Prek-K through 1st grade will meet at 9:00 am CST for Children’s Chapel. We can’t wait to see all of our friends! See our website (here) for more information about all Religious Education classes for children and youth.

Monthly Evening Service

Wednesday, April 28 at 7:00 pm CST
Join us for a worship service led by our intern minister, Ali Peters. On the last Wednesday of each month, we hold an informal evening service to re-center ourselves during the week, connect more deeply with one another, and hold each other in community. All are welcome to join us! If you have questions, please reach out to Ali at We hope to see you there.
Log-in information and more details can be found on our website HERE.

Adult Faith Development

This Day in Recovery

Thursday, April 22; 6:30 pm CST
Join Revs. Lane Campbell and Katie Kandarian-Morris as we celebrate the new Skinner House publication, This Day in Recovery: 365 Meditations. This book seeks to be a resource for Unitarian Universalists and spiritual seekers whose lives have been touched by addiction. We will share some of the stories as to how this book came about, read some excerpts from the book, and have some time for questions and answers. Read More

Connection Jam for All Ages!

April 27; 6:30-7:30 pm CST
Kairos Alive! is a Minnesota-based organization that has partnered with many organizations in the Fox Valley area with their Wisconsin Connection Jam. This program is an engaging and inspiring research-based 2-way interactive “TV show.” It’s a mix between Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood, Reading Rainbow, Soul Train, and Science Friday for all ages and abilities. Read More

Fellowship Book Read with Intern Minister Ali Peters

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
By Valarie Kaur
A quote from the book jacket: “Tested, and tempered by suffering, but rising up with hope and joy, Kaur shows us how to love others, opponents, and ourselves in ways that will bring us closer to the Beloved Community.  This book will change your life.” - Parker J. Palmer

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Our virtual Sunday programs for young people meet at 9:00 and 11:00 am. We are excited about our classes which have been designed to be fun and engaging with online learning in mind. Don’t miss connecting with our Fellowship friends and family this year!

Program Year Format for Registered Students:
•  Pre-K through 1st grade meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9:00 am CST
•  2nd through 6th grade meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 9:00 am CST

*All students are invited to attend all classes; however the classes will be geared for the target ages.
•  7-12th grade meets each Sunday at 11:00 AM CST
Please visit our website for more information about our classes. Contact director of religious education, Kim Hartman, at with questions.

Justice Action Ministry

Partner Church presents the Mango PIE (Partners in Education) program:

The Fellowship began the Mango PIE program 10 years ago to serve the education needs of the children of our partner church in Banaybanay, Philippines. We have helped over 50 students and families achieve their education goals through our sponsorship. The children and families of Banaybanay are filled with gratitude for the generosity of our Fellowship. Thank you to all who have participated in this wonderful program. Click here to read one Fellowship member's meaningful journey with a Mango PIE student and to learn more about how you can join! 

Justice Hub Webpage

The Justice Hub webpage has information about our JAMs, justice groups, justice events, and opportunities here at our Fellowship and out in the community right there at your fingertips any time you need it.
This week: Read more about each of these on the Justice Hub webpage!
•  Online Upstander/Bystander Training April 16, 1:00-5:00 pm.
•  Essentials JAM still needs food for their Pillars Meal on April 29! Sign up HERE.
•  An invitation from Green Sanctuary to participate in an in-home plastics audit.
•  Earth Day climate justice rally Saturday, April 24, noon to 2:00 pm in downtown Appleton.

•  ESTHER interfaith community organizing information.
If you want to share something on the Justice Hub webpage, please do so by completing this form by Thursday to be posted when the page is updated each weekend. Submissions may be subject to staff approval and editing.


UU Women's Connection: "Tea & Talk"

Saturday, April 24th, 2:00-3:30 pm CST
Zoom link HERE or dial in 312-626-6799, enter 849 8898 6939
This is a Unitarian Universalist group, but not affiliated with the Fellowship. Bring your beverage of choice and come join us for a chat on Zoom! We will all say "Hello" in the Main Room and then move to breakout spaces for a bit to allow everyone to get a chance to catch up in small groups. Learn more about the UU Women's Connection HERE
Register HERE
Zoom Link HERE

Vaccine Appointment Help Offered

If you need help getting a vaccine appointment, please let Marie Luna, director of congregational life, know at or 920-731-0849. We are here to help!
If you can help people find vaccine appointments, contact Marie. She will connect you with people who reach out.

Virtual General Assembly 

Hearing from UUs around the world, experiencing our faith from a multitude of different perspectives and experiences at General Assembly (GA) has helped me become a Unitarian Universalist. Attending last year's virtual GA was more connecting and meaningful than I could have expected. Contact me if you have questions or want to learn more about GA.

-- Marie Luna, director of congregational life

General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct the business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. Virtual GA allows us to retain our dedication to community and make our experience more accessible and more environmentally sustainable. 

Registration for virtual GA 2021 is $200 per person. Financial support for registration as well as a payment plan are available. General Assembly registrants receive access to the 2021 Online Participation Portal, including live, simulive, and on-demand video content, the virtual exhibit hall, chat features, support, and a (new and really exciting!) GA mobile app. Learn more and register HERE

Images Needed

 “Flourishing” Theme 
Take a photo of something that means Flourishing to you. 
Our preferred method for submission is via this Google Form. You need a Google account to use the form, but if you’ve ever used Google Docs, you might already have one! Google accounts can be created with your current email address, a Gmail address is not required.
If you do not have a Google account, please email your submissions to
click the image for current information

Small Groups

Click HERE for details about these groups.
  • Fellowship Community Journal
    Ongoing, submit your work to

    More information HERE.
  • Fellowship Pen Pals - Click HERE for information. 
  • Gathering Circle - Fourth Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm CST
  • Joyful Mind Zen Sangha; Saturdays, 7:00 am CST
  • Men's Group, First Wednesdays & Third Tuesdays, 7-9:00 pm CST
  • Music-Making Online - Click the small groups link for information
  • PoC, Email for meeting information
  • Senior Wonders - Contact Janet Hughes for information
  • Smiling Dandelion Sangha, Sundays, 6-7:30 pm CST
  • Spill it Sister, Second Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm CST. Contact Kate Hancock-Cooke at with questions.
  • Third Thursday Book Club, Third Thursday of the month, 2:00 pm CST. Contact CyAnn Martin at for meeting information.
  • UU Parenting Support Group, Contact Erin Vandenlangenberg for information at
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