Dealing with Grief and Loss During Holidays and Anniversaries

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

A Family Undertaking (film)

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Fall Festival 2017

Open House & Apple Cider Day!

Come join us for the Farley Center Fall Celebration 2017 – Open House and Apple Cider Day! Pick apples, wash apples, slice apples and press the apples in the 100 year old cider press! Bring your own jug or mason jar to bring home some fresh pressed apple cider. Please bring a delicious dish to share. Donations will be accepted to go toward the purchase of buying the next planting of fruit trees. All are welcome! Invite your friends and share the post!

More details to come as we get closer to the event date!

Natural Path Presentation

Farley Center Director and Natural Path Sanctuary (NPS) Coordinator Shedd Farley will give a presentation about green burial. A tour of the NPS will follow.

You must reserve a spot by e-mailing programs@farleycenter.org or calling the Farley Center at 608-845-8724.

If you would like to attend the tour but need assistance, please let us know and we will make arrangements.

Light refreshments will be served.

Conversations on Dying, Death and Grief

Part of the 2017 NPS Fall Presentations Series with Farley Center and NPS Director, Shedd Farley and Death Awareness Educator, Karen Reppen.

Reserve a spot: or 608-845-8724

Optional tour of Natural Path Sanctuary following presentation. The cost is $10.00 per session but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Light refreshments served.

If you would like to attend and need accessibility assistance, please let us know.

Full Series includes:

Sept. 21: Conversations on dying, death and grief
Oct. 19: Cultural perspectives on death and dying
Nov. 9: A Family Undertaking (film)
Dec. 14: Dealing with grief and loss during holidays and anniversaries

Farley Center Volunteer Day

Please join the “First Unitarian Society” volunteers and other Farley Center volunteers for a day of summer clean up! Meet at the Center at 12:00-1:00 for an overview/lunch (bring your own sack lunch) of the Farley Center and then work on various areas of the Farley Center and Natural Path Sanctuary from 1:00-3:30. There will be a variety of outdoor tasks so dress for outdoor weather and bring work gloves and water bottles. Snacks/drinks will be available for volunteers but bring your own lunch/picnic. If you have any questions or want to sign up, please e-mail

Normal is Over (film)

A film by Renée Scheltema
Tues. Aug. 8, 7:30
You need to reserve tickets at https://gathr.us/screening/20133 by July 30

Award-winning feature documentary about humanity’s wisest responses to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion and the widening gap between the rich and poor.
First film connecting the dots: A look at the financial and economical paradigm underlying our planetary problems, while offering various SOLUTIONS to reverse the path of global decline. Learn more about the film

Sponsors helping to bring this film to Madison:

Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability
350 Madison Climate Action Team
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice
Blue Jean Nation

We Are Many – United Against Hate

“WE ARE MANY–United Against Hate” will hold a forum at the District #1 Old Schoolhouse (110 N. 2nd Street) in Mt. Horeb on Tuesday, August 3 from 7:00-9:00 p.m..

This is a follow up to a “Letter to our Muslim Neighbor” that the Mount Vernon United Church of Christ (MVUCC), Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP) and the Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice and Sustainability presented to the leaders in the Muslim Community last February 2016. This letter was signed by 400 people in the community. Since then, these three groups were asked to serve as Advisory Board members to the newly formed group “We are Many – United Against Hate” started by the Advisor to the Madison Muslim Community, Mr. Masood Akhtar. Our three groups participate as the rural education board sub -committee for United Against Hate. This will be our first of many educational forums for the local community.

Mr. Akhtar, along with Sheikh Alhagie Jallow, Sarah Schlosser, and John Vaudreuil will serve as panelists for a forum here in Mt.Horeb. This will be a chance for local residents to meet with and ask questions about their faith, misconceptions and talk about ways we can help welcome our Muslim neighbors.

We are common people who are urban and rural, spiritual and secular, seeking equal protection for all, united against hate, bigotry and racism. We have joined together to replace acts of hatred with acts of love. We ask community members to join us in welcoming our Muslim neighbors and to respect all people and to act against the hatred and violence that threatens us all. Please stand with us and join our Movement www.united-against-hate.org/join

For more questions about the August 3rd forum, please contact members of the United Against Hate Rural Education subcommittee: Tim White/Southwest Wisconsin Area Progressives (SWWAP at tkwhites@tds.net, Brad Brookins/Mount Vernon United Church of Christ (MVUCC) at mtvucc@gmail.com or Caroline Tu Farley/Linda and Gene Farley Center for Peace, Justice & Sustainability at programs@farleycenter.org