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Open Circle Unitarian Universalists

About Open Circle Unitarian Universalists

Open Circle (OCUUF) is a vibrant, growing, liberal religious community supporting the search for meaning and truth in life.
We seek to be a transforming presence in the Fond du Lac community.
We invite you to join us.

Upcoming Events


Dark Secrets of Our Food Systems

10AM – Noon
Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (19 3rd)

Dark Secrets of our Food System: Know where your food is coming from
Free film showing with food, refreshments and discussion
Feb. 3 Sustainable 1 hr 36 min Feb. 17 Circle of Poison 70 mins
Mar. 3 Scientists Under Attack Mar. 17 Hungry for Change
Apr. 7 Dirt! the Movie Apr. 21 Fresh
May 5 Supersize Me May 19 King Corn
Jun. 2 Genetic Roulette Jun. 16 Good Meat
Jul. 7 Unacceptable Levels Jul. 21 Seed
Aug. 4 Mad City Chickens Aug. 18 Vanishing Bees
Sept. 15 Food Inc.
Oct. 6 a Place at the Table Oct. 20 End of the Line
Sponsored by ONEIDA, Trust Local Foods, OCIFS and Earth Justice NOW


Dark Secrets of Our Food Systems: Fresh (film screening)

10AM – Noon
Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (19 3rd)

Dark Secrets of our Food System: Know where your food is coming from
Free film showing with food, refreshments and discussion
Feb. 3 Sustainable 1 hr 36 min Feb. 17 Circle of Poison 70 mins
Mar. 3 Scientists Under Attack Mar. 17 Hungry for Change
Apr. 7 Dirt! the Movie Apr. 21 Fresh
May 5 Supersize Me May 19 King Corn
Jun. 2 Genetic Roulette Jun. 16 Good Meat
Jul. 7 Unacceptable Levels Jul. 21 Seed
Aug. 4 Mad City Chickens Aug. 18 Vanishing Bees
Sept. 15 Food Inc.
Oct. 6 a Place at the Table Oct. 20 End of the Line
Sponsored by ONEIDA, Trust Local Foods, OCIFS and Earth Justice NOW


Jim Scott singing for Earth day

7 PM–10 PM
open circle unitarian (19 3rd st)

An Earth Day Celebration in Song - by Jim Scott with friends Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin

It’s a raising of voices and of spirits as composer/guitarist Jim Scott and friends Helen Avakian and Dave Irwin lead songs of earth, peace, love and just fun. Jim’s lyrical melodies, well-crafted words and humorous surprises invite all to get involved with the songs and ideals he raises. Helen Avakian won the International Fingerpicking Guitar Championship and with her partner Dave Irwin make beautiful music with two guitars and two voices. Their repertoire includes many earth celebrating songs as well. You’ll find a real call to activism in Jim’s new get-out-the-vote song “The World Needs Your Voice,” as well as “A Song for the Earth,” “Common Ground,” and many songs from his new album.

Jim played for years with the Paul Winter Consort and was co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass." He’s traveled the world, recorded 9 albums and created a growing line of choral music. A life-long UU with songs in our hymnbooks, he’s visited over 700 UU churches in more than three decades of travels. Jim’s enchanting manner and guitar mastery moved folk legend Pete Seeger to call him “Some kind of magician.” Helen and Dave live in Madison WI where she teaches guitar. Dave mixes a day job with his music, and is Madison City Tennis Champion besides. Their charm onstage won them “Favorite Acoustic Act” by Rhythm and News Magazine.


Thunderhawk Tribe Kirtan

7–9 PM
Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (19 3rd)

Come and sing your hearts open at 7pm with the Thunderhawk Tribe on Saturday, April 28th at the Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (located at 19 3rd St, Fond du Lac, WI) with Dennis Hawk, Madhuli Bhave, Victoria L. Fuller, Cathy Baumann, Madison's Pete Calgaro on percussion and Milwaukee's Scott Hestekin on violin and mandolin!

Kirtan, which simply means "to sing" is part of a larger movement that is sweeping the globe called Bhakti Yoga. This Bhakti practice of "call and response" of mantras set to music is meditative, heart-opening, and profoundly restorative. It can be a fantastic form of meditation for those with chronic "monkey-mind".

Thunderhawk Tribe Kirtan ties elements of the Native American tradition with Sanskrit of the Vedic tradition--creating a unique world music blend of sound and story.

Folks of all ages (including children) are welcome to attend!

$10-20 suggested donation.


Dark Secrets of Our Food Systems: Supersize Me

10AM – Noon
Open Circle Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (19 3rd)

Dark Secrets of our Food System: Know where your food is coming from
Free film showing with food, refreshments and discussion
Feb. 3 Sustainable 1 hr 36 min Feb. 17 Circle of Poison 70 mins
Mar. 3 Scientists Under Attack Mar. 17 Hungry for Change
Apr. 7 Dirt! the Movie Apr. 21 Fresh
May 5 Supersize Me May 19 King Corn
Jun. 2 Genetic Roulette Jun. 16 Good Meat
Jul. 7 Unacceptable Levels Jul. 21 Seed
Aug. 4 Mad City Chickens Aug. 18 Vanishing Bees
Sept. 15 Food Inc.
Oct. 6 a Place at the Table Oct. 20 End of the Line
Sponsored by ONEIDA, Trust Local Foods, OCIFS and Earth Justice NOW

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