We are united not only by our values, but also in our shared experiences: our open and stirring worship services, our religious education, and our work for social justice, as well as the personal connections we form through sharing of ideas in groups and programs, conversation at social events, and the time and energy we collectively put into caring for our fellowship and continually moving it forward.
Fellowship can be found in so many ways. You can be involved as much, or as little, as you like. Find out what works for you!
- Youth Choir (grades 3 thru 8) Sundays, 11:30pm – 12:15pm, Rm B
- Jazz Band (high school and up) Sundays, 11:30am – 1:00pm, Sanctuary
- UUJazz2 (beginner band) Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:30pm, Sanctuary
- Adult Choir (high school and up) Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Sanctuary
If you are interested in the youth programs, or the Adult Choir, feel free to contact our Music Director, Colleen Kennedy at email@example.com. For more information on the Jazz Band, contact David Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday Game Nights
1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th Wednesdays of each month, 6pm
(2nd Wednesdays also include a potluck dinner, so feel free to bring a dish to share)
Join us for Game Night. All games are welcome, but we usually play modern (“Euro-style”) strategy board games. Some are completely cooperative, and you will very seldom be attacked or eliminated (and even then in a quick humorous way). Many take an hour or less to play, yet the strategy is deep enough for any gamer. Examples of games we might play are Dominion, Pandemic, Power Grid, Splendor, Ticket to Ride, and Tsuro. All Gamers are welcome, including Newbies; we love to teach games! Questions … contact Chuck Berry (BetsyChuck@gmail.com). If you’d like to learn more before you come, check these links:
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Adult Religious Education Classes
Fellowship members have enjoyed a wide variety of adult RE offerings over the years, including classes such as Examining Whiteness, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven, Building Your Own Theology, and Voluntary Simplicity to name just a few. These courses have been led by the minister, DLRE, and members of the congregation. Currently most classes are held during the lifespan learning hour from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, and childcare is offered during this time.
For more information, visit Adult Religious Education.
Recognizing the many details involved in creating our Sunday morning experience, we rely on Hospitality Teams to keep things running smoothly. Teams of about 20 individuals work together to greet visitors, usher, provide refreshments, set up for social hour, and close-up the building when we’re done. Each team helps out on four consecutive Sundays, roughly twice a year. Many hands make light work!
We encourage anyone attending the Fellowship on a regular basis, to join one of our teams! It’s a great way to meet new people, and for members and friends to connect. To join a Hospitality Team, contact Laura Brown (email@example.com) or our Membership Coordinator, Olivia Harper (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Social Justice Committee
2nd Sunday of each month, 11:30am
For UUs, Social Justice means taking action. Our Social Justice Team participates in an array of social action programs in order to lift up and contribute to our communities, locally, nationally and internationally. We welcome more participants to continue to move the ball forward and we celebrate new initiatives! All are welcome to attend. For more information contact Peg Dobrinska (email@example.com) or visit Social Justice.
Green Sanctuary Committee
1st Sunday of each month, 11:30am
In pursuit of accreditation, we pursue study, reflection, and action for today’s environmental challenges – including climate change and environmental justice. Successful completion results in Green Sanctuary accreditation: a formal recognition of our service and dedication to the Earth. Please join us! For more information, contact Dorothy Blair (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Soulful Sundown Service
1st and 3rd Sundays of each month, 7pm
Soulful Sundown is a contemplative evening service. The gathering focuses on a selected topic, and intersperses brief readings and music with quiet periods for reflection and meditation. A special sharing period provides an optional opportunity for those present to comment on the service readings or their experiences and feelings of the time.
A calming, focused time to reflect on the time past and the week ahead, Soulful Sundown can be both restful and energizing. The smaller group that attends provides intimate and comfortable companionship for your spiritual journey. For more information, or to suggest a Soulful Sundown topic, contact Chas Brau (email@example.com).
Small Group Ministry
Our Small Group Ministry program deepens and broadens personal spiritual growth. A group usually consists of about 10 members who meet at each others’ homes or the UUFCC, usually once or twice a month. Each meeting is focused on religious exploration and growth. The goals are to:
- Listen and be listened to in a safe place
- Learn about the mysteries of our world and our spiritual paths
- Build new and deeper personal connections
- Serve our community and the needs of one another
- Maintain personal connections and a caring community
For further information, or to join a group, contact Cee Pollard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
A regular meditation practice can help you sharpen concentration, deal effectively with stress and anger, live more fully in the present, shed unwanted habits, and develop patience.
In passage meditation, you choose a spiritual text or passage that embodies your highest ideals, memorize it, and then go through the words in your mind slowly, silently, and with as much concentration as possible.
By training your mind to stay on words that embody your highest ideals, you drive them deep into your consciousness and, at the same time, gradually build your capacity to concentrate. For more information, you may want to visit www.easwaran.org/learning-how-to-meditate.html or take a look at Eknath Easwaran’s book, Meditation, available in the Fellowship Library.
For more information on our group and texts used, contact us at email@example.com.
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 2:30pm