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 Next service: "A Time to Build," The Reverend Brian Mason, preaching, February 23 @ 10:30 am

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Services for February 2020
February’s theme: Resilience – What does it mean to be a people of resilience?

Sunday, February 2: Throwback Sermon – The Rev. Brian Mason, preaching
In recognition of our church’s 150th anniversary, I will be selecting sermons from the historic ministers of the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau and giving them new life by preaching them with occasional commentary to offer perspective for living in the 21st century. As we approach a historic anniversary, I, and others, will offer a “throwback” sermon the first or second Sunday of the month. Please come and hear the words of Noble McLaughlin, Brainard Gibbons, Joseph Nerad, John Robinson, Glenda Walker, and other luminaries who have led this church through troubled and thrilling times.

This month’s Throwback: “New Wine and Old Bottles” by the Rev. Brainard F. Gibbons (minister from 1942-1953; minister emeritus from 1979-1995).

Sunday, February 9: Questions for the Minister – The Rev. Brian Mason, preaching
Every year the children and youth of our congregation submit questions to the minister on topics ranging from his opinion on Crocs to what the most embarrassing moment of his life was, not to mention inquiries about the meaning and purpose of life. Please join us for this inter-generational tradition.

Sunday, February 16: “Wellsprings of Wisdom: Our Sources in Word & Song” – The Rev. Suzanne Wasilczuk, Pulpit Guest
We often refer to our UU principles, but what are the places from which we get sustenance, hope, inspiration, wisdom? Our Living Tradition draws from many sources. Today we will – briefly – consider these sources.

The Reverend Suzanne Wasilczuk’s previous career was as a registered nurse, primarily in Sitka, Alaska. She has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she was a docent at a maritime museum; and in Missoula, Montana, where she volunteered at the local food shelf and as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for children. She now lives in Duluth, where she preaches at the Mesabi UU Church in Virginia, MN, and serves as a part-time consultant to the Lakehead Unitarian Fellowship in Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

She received a Master of Divinity from Meadville Lombard Theological School, a MA in Philosophy from the University of Montana, and a BA in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Suzanne is married to Tim Stratton, a professor at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a registered pharmacist. She has one son, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild who live in Milwaukee. 

Sunday, February 23: “A Time to Build” – The Rev. Brian Mason, preaching

Services for March 2020

Sunday, March 1: Throwback Sermon – The Rev. Brian Mason, preaching
In recognition of our church’s 150th anniversary, I will be selecting sermons from the historic ministers of the First Universalist Unitarian Church of Wausau and giving them new life by preaching them with occasional commentary to offer perspective for living in the 21st century. As we approach a historic anniversary, I, and others, will offer a “throwback” sermon the first or second Sunday of the month. Please come and hear the words of Noble McLaughlin, Brainard Gibbons, Joseph Nerad, John Robinson, Glenda Walker, and other luminaries who have led this church through troubled and thrilling times.

This month’s Throwback: “God Has A Kid’s Face” by the Rev. Glenda C. Walker (minister from 1990-2000; minister emerita from 2000-2020).

Sunday, March 8: “Spring Sing!”– The Rev. Brian Mason and Margaret Jerz, Music Director
St. Augustine wrote somewhere, “He who sings, prays twice!” We couldn’t agree more. Join us this Sunday for a music-filled service, complete with everyone’s favorite hymns, and Brian’s sermon about music as prayer.

Sunday, March 15: “Prisoner of Hope” – The Rev. Brian Mason, preaching

Sunday, March 22: Randy Jefferson, pulpit guest

Sunday, March 29: Richard Olson, pulpit guest