Horizon News & Announcements
HATS FOR THE HOMELESS to benefit the Austin Street Center, austinstreet.org,
Knit'em, crochet 'em, sew 'em or buy 'em! Gloves are also needed and very welcome.
Donate in the designated box in the Horizon Fellowship Hall.
Donation deadline: Sunday, October 22.
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church encourages you to attend
weekly worship here within your community
Sundays 10:30 am - 1641 W. Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton TX 75010
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Traveling Far to Find What is Near
Rev. Roger Bertschausen
"Partnership challenges us and requires much of us. It is one between religious equals. It is the meeting of fellow pilgrims on the road."
– Rev. Howard Dana
In a few months, our global Unitarian/Universalist faith community will celebrate the founding of Unitarianism in Transylvania 450 years ago. Why does what happened long ago and far away matter to our UU faith today? Rev. Roger Bertschausen, the Executive Director of the UU Partner Church Council, will explore this question. How we answer this question will have a significant impact on the next chapter of Horizon UU Church’s partnership with the Unitarian church in Petrozény, Transylvania.
Rev. Roger Bertschausen
The Rev. Roger Bertschausen is the Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Partner Church Council, a position he has held since July 2016. Previously he served as the minister of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Appleton, WI from 1990 until June 2015. During this time, the membership of the congregation grew from 100 to 700 members, making it one of the twenty largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in the United States. In 1998, the Fellowship moved into a new building in a rapidly growing part of Appleton. In December 2013, the Fellowship opened a new 330-seat sanctuary.
Roger has been actively involved in community activities. In Appleton, he co-founded Toward Community: Unity in Diversity, Common Ground (an interfaith clergy group dedicated to improving the health of the community), the Fox Cities Rotary Multicultural Center, and the GLBT Partnership (a support program for LGBTQ youth). He also served on many boards including the Community Health Action Team affiliated with a local hospital system, Harbor House (an organization addressing domestic violence), and Voices of Men (an organization focused on encouraging men to take a vocal stand against violence against girls and women). He has also served Unitarian Universalism in many ways including as a Ministerial Settlement Representative, president of his UU Ministers Association (UUMA) chapter, co-chair of the UUMA’s continuing education committee, and member of the UU Partner Church Council Board. Roger is a consultant on church governance with Unity Consultants, a wholly owned subsidiary of Unity Church-Unitarian in St. Paul, MN.
Roger is married to the Rev. Amy Bertschausen a minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They live in St. Louis, MO. Amy is the Executive Director of Care and Counseling, a non-profit counseling center in St. Louis. Roger and Amy have two children.
Sunday Services at Horizon UU
We Remember Them
November 05 - Rev. Lora Brandis
November 12 - Rev. Lora Brandis
The Appreciative Way
November 19 - Rev. Lora Brandis