Welcome to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth website. Our Sunday services are held at 835 W. College Street. Adult Forum and Religious Education for K-6 begin at 9:30 am. Nursery is provided for younger children. Worship begins at 10:30 am, followed by a social time with coffee or tea and conversation. Childcare is provided. Click here to go to our Facebook page, where you can find this week’s sermon title and other activities: UUCD Facebook page
Into the Woods: Walden as a Spiritual Classic
Henry David Thoreau’s Walden has long been considered a classic of American literature, but it can also be read as a spiritual guidebook, one that deals with issues and questions that are as present and important to us as they were to Thoreau. Walden invites us to consider practices of simplicity and right livelihood, mindfulness and meditation, and community and solitude, among other topics. A pioneer in the field of environmental spirituality, Thoreau was also among the first to introduce ideas from eastern religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism to the American public. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,” he wrote, “to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” We will take our time with Thoreau’s dense text, using it as a starting point for our own dialogue on “living deliberately.” The class will meet in the social hall at UUCD from 10:00 to 11:30 on six Friday mornings in the fall: September 12th and 26th; October 10th and 24th; and November 7th and 21st. Participants are invited to bring a personal journal, as well as a copy of Walden, which is readily available in libraries and inexpensive paperback. Please call 724-6084 to register, or if you have questions. Note: this class will be sponsored and advertised through the Oreck-Alpern Inter-religious Forum, so hopefully there will be participants from other faith communities as well.
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Contact information: Minister, Rev. Bruce Johnson, phone (218) 724-6084, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interim Religious Education Director, Nancy Deever, phone (218) 724-4430, email: email@example.com
Kathy Stinnett, Congregational Administrator in the UUCD office at 835 W. College St., Duluth, MN, 55811, phone 218-724-0308, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Music Programming, Karen Bauman, phone (218) 525-4119, email: email@example.com
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