Teens at Door County’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUFDC) are creating a new Wednesday night coffeehouse gathering called “U-Night” that officially launches on June 16 from 7 to 9 pm at the Fellowship located on the south end of the Green Gables shops in Ephraim.
UUFDC is sponsoring a very open youth group that will initially meet on five summer Wednesday evenings with an open mic event. Any teen from 12 to 18 years old is welcome to come and share songs, poetry, art, dance or any kind of creative work that expresses feelings, thoughts or beliefs. Teens are encouraged to come take the mic, just listen or hang out.
Popular musician Katie Dahl will host and facilitate the summer meetups and participate in providing some of the entertainment as well. Each meeting will have a theme and discussions will center around relevant topics, with no specific beliefs or agendas promoted. Wednesay U-Nights are open to everyone of any religion and to those with no specific religious affiliation. The events are about having fun, sharing thoughts and opening up a dialogue.
Dahl explains that she brings a cohesive experience, especially in the arts, for young people, and she is eager to spend constructive time with them.
The UUFDC board and members are enthusiastically supporting “U-Night.” Furniture, a stage and a keyboard have been donated and other resources provided by the Fellowship are committed to ensure the evenings will be stimulating and fun.
Initial Wednesdays are slated for June 16, June 30, July 21, July 28 and August 18.
The U-Nights Coffeehouse blends with the philosophy of the UUFDC. The Fellowship represents a liberal religious presence in Door County, welcoming and encouraging a wide range of theological and secular beliefs and orientations.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is located at 10341 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. For more information about UUFDC visit www.uufdc.org or call 920.854.7559.