This Sunday: Volunteers are often the lifeblood of a nonprofit organization – many nonprofits find it hard to thrive without a dedicated and committed cadre of volunteers. Find out how to make the most of your own volunteer energy, and how your organization can be sure it is doing everything to attract and retain incredible volunteers. Speaker, Mike Walsh. Lay Leader, Monte Jordan.
UUFF will hold a general membership meeting at 12:00 noon, Nov. 7, after the service. The main topic for the meeting will be a vote of eligible members on whether to hire Rev. Sarah Schurr as our 1/4-time minister for the rest of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, 2011. Please attend this special membership meeting to help determine the future direction of our fellowship. In order to vote at a general meeting Read More »
The Great War, “the war to end all wars,” officially ended on the 11th month/day/minute nearly 100 years ago. What did we really learn? Why do we still have war? How can the UU Principles help prevent humans from fighting with each other? The service will include a reading of “Flander’s Fields, plus collection of books for recycling Sunday. Children are invited to hand out poppies at the beginning of service. Any child wishing to participate simply needs to be present by 10:30 a.m. Lay leader: Jeanne Olson. Various speakers.
This Sunday: The Celtic festival of Samhain celebrated the closeness of worlds of the living and the dead, and an opportunity to experience communion with our ancestors and friends who have passed. Join us in celebrating those who have passed before us. Lay Leaders: Stephanie Sandberg & Bre Griffin.
This Sunday, Murray Richmond will speak about Michael Servetus who was burned at the stake as a heretic by John Calvin in 1553 for expressing anti-Trinitarian beliefs. His writings heavily influenced early Unitarian thought beginning in Transylvania and Poland, and ultimately influencing English and American Unitarian movements. Lay Leader, Monte Jordan.
This is will be a general interactive discussion led by the co-chairs of the Program committee to discuss Fellowships general impressions of Rev. Sarah Schurr, and feelings about the direction of the Fellowship need, wants and desires respecting a minister. Speaker: Mike Walleri. Lay Leader: Jana Peirce. Read More »
This Sunday: Gilbert & Sullivan wrote 14 comic operas in Victorian England, which critically satirized many social institutions. Mr. Slusher will focus upon G&S’s comic critique of religion, magic and ethics and suggest their relevance to today. Speaker: Monte Slusher. Lay Leader: Cam Leonard.
This Sunday, we meet Rev. Sarah Schurr who will be a minister in residence at UUFF for the next several weeks. Rev. Schurr says she loves to preach and lead worship. She is a graduate of the theology program at Marylhurst University, where her thesis was “Worship in Our Own Rite: Unitarian Universalist Flower Communion.” After graduating, she was ordained by the UU Fellowship of Corvallis, where she did her internship. She has served on the Pacific Northwest District board of trustees and as a new congregation organizer. She currently works for the district as a consultant and member of the nominating committee. She also works as a social worker at Parkinson‘s Resources of Oregon while she awaits her first parish position.
This Sunday: Dale Guthrie will present an alternative natural explanation for the origin of empathy, morality, love and art that differs from the supernatural ones. Dr. Guthrie is a retired UA professor of biology. He teaches classes on atheism for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute). In his UU talk he will reflect on Ice Age information and how we compare with other animals.
This Sunday: A sense of humor may be essential to the enjoyment of life. Humor can relieve stress, enhance relationships, and possibly increase energy. Laughter
is a gift that allows us to keep our hearts light, even at the most difficult of times. Today several members of the congregation share what tickles their funny bone. Lay Leader: Larry Fogelson. Accompanist: Vera Alexander.