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!
Yard Sale 2019: Community Connections/Transforming Stuff into Support for Us
Sale Date: August 17 8:00(5$ early admission)-1 pm
Presale Work: Sunday, August 11 to Friday, August 16 (NOON)
The Yard Sale 1. Brings us all together 2. Helps members simplify their homes and lives 3. Provides quality “stuff” at low prices 4. Supports local nonprofits 5. Keeps “stuff” out of the landfill 6. Is fun!
Unsold goods go to the AAUW, American Rescue Workers, and Interfaith Human Services. Goods that cannot be donated are recycled if at all possible. A few special items are saved for the Service Auction.
What can you donate? any furniture portable enough that 1-2 people can carry it (tables, lightweight sofas, bookcases, desks, beds, file cases, etc.), children’s toys, housewares, small appliances, jewelry, books and media, linens, antiques, games, seasonal, office, art, garden, tools, games , house plants etc. If it isn’t on the list below and is in good condition, please bring it in!
What can’t you donate (because we cannot sell)? food (except for bake sale), clothing of any kind (not even children’s), shoes, makeup, liquids, mattresses, tires, helmets, children’s equipment that does not meet current standards, CRT TV’s or monitors, computers more than 3 years old, exercise equipment.
If you lack space to store your donations over the summer, call or email Cee Pollard – email@example.com, 867-2640
The Yard Sale brings us together, recycles, supports our activities – and provides lots of fun. Hope to see you there.
Yard Sale Volunteer Opportunities
We need everybody to make this sale work! You can work seated; you can work standing; you can get a workout by transporting stuff to locations within the Fellowship or by picking up stuff for those who can’t get donations to the Fellowship on their own. You can work with books, electronics, games, or household goods – we need your expertise and your skills. Get to know others in the Fellowship while helping folk to shed stuff and raising money for the Fellowship. Responsible children welcome.
There are two signup links below – one for pre-sale work, Aug. 10-16; one for the sale itself, Aug. 17. Please sign up for both!
Presale: Sign up Aug. 10-16 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44AEAB2EAAF49-uufcc
Sale Day Aug 17 Sign up https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A44AEAB2EAAF49-yard
Please note – the sale starts earlier this year, so you wonderful people who sign up for the first shifts will be needed a half hour earlier. However, the shift will be 15 minutes shorter in compensation.
You can also email Cee Pollard (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to sign up or for answers (hopefully good) about yard sale items or work.
Come join the fun!
- Music & Play (pre-K thru 2nd) Sundays, 11:30am – 11:55am, Rm B
- Youth Choir (grades 3 thru 8) Sundays, 12:00pm – 12:45pm, Rm B
- Jazz Band (high school and up) Sundays, 11:30am – 1:00pm, 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
3rd 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).
Sanctuary (outside, weather permitting)
This fun, free, facilitated community drum circle! This is an open community event and all ages and abilities are welcome. Please bring your drums, other percussion instruments, or just your hands. We bring some extra drums to share or you can just come and enjoy. Come learn to play West African rhythms! We would love to teach you.
Questions? Contact Rachel Summers (email@example.com).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month, 2:30pm