Welcome 

We are welcoming, open and affirming to all. Our services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Religious exploration for school-age children and childcare for preschoolers are available from September to May. Learn more about us and what happens Sundays at UUFF.

Our growing Unitarian Universalist fellowship is led by Rev. Leslie Ahuvah Fails, who joined UUFF in September 2015.  About half our Sunday Services are lay led or feature guest speakers, ensuring a diversity of topics and voices.

Flower Communion

Lay Leader: Lisa Sporleder

We will be sharing our annual Flower Communion with our Whale Coast guests this year.  Please join us for this most Unitarian of traditions as we celebrate the diversity of nature and of us all.  Bring a flower for the bouquet.  It can be from your garden, from the side of the road, or from the grocery store.  If you can bring more than one flower, not only will our bouquet be even more lovely, but it will also ensure that our visitors on theWhaleCoasttour can take part in the ceremony.

Gathered Here, an Appreciative Inquiry

Lay Leaders: Frida Shroyer, Jana Peirce, and Bre Griffin

Jana Peirce, Bre Griffin, and Frida Shroyer will share information about this program and discuss how UUFF can begin conversations of this type of thoughtful exchange in our fellowship. ‘Gathered Here’ is a UUA initiative that encourages community conversations. It is nation-wide sharing and listening campaign designed to help UUs share experiences and hopes through “Community Conversations”.

Marriage Equality

Lay Leader: Jeanne Olson  Speaker: Laurie Walton

Laurie’s sister and parents are active members of Campaign for Southern Equity. They were involved in civil disobedience for this cause on May 11. Laurie was there in a supportive capacity and she will share their experiences in this program.

UU Identity

Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer  Speaker: Dr. Tom Chulak

A lifelong Unitarian Universalist, Rev. Tom Chulak has recently retired from full time ministry after serving at the local congregation, regional district and national levels of UUA.

Celebrating the Spirit of Song

Lay Leader: Susan Grace

Raise your voice! Let your very soul vibrate with the spirit of life…sing! Get into the spirit of music. We will sing our service on this Sunday!

Celebrating Our Mothers

Lay Leader: Frida Shroyer Speakers: Julia Stewart and Karen Miller

Hear from a couple of women from our fellowship as they share stories of their mothers, and we celebrate our mothers this Mother’s Day! Please bring a picture of a mom you would like to honor during the service.

UUFF ANNUAL MEETING

Lay Leader: Cam Leonard

The Annual Meeting will happen immediately following a shortened Sunday service. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Come hear updates from the Board and our committees, weigh in on proposed bylaw changes, elect Board members and otherwise exercise your vote in our democratic congregation!

May Day Maypole

Lay Leader: Hayden Nevill, Dance Leader: Susan Grace Accompanists: Laurel Holmes, Rebecca Dunne, Ryan Bowers, and Larry Fogleson

We’ll have a short inside service followed by live music and dancing around the maypole. All ages are welcome. Join us afterwards for a Soup and Sundae Social to kick off our annual Stewardship Campaign. Pledge Stewards will be available for filling out pledge cards.

Earth Heroes and Heroines

Lay Leader: Susan Grace Speakers: Various UUFF Members

Join us as we celebrate Earth Day by coming as our favorite Earth Heroes! Come dressed as your favorite Earth Hero, with a short info statement about who you are, where you are from and why you are an Earth Hero! We will make time to interview and hear from all of you!  This is a very fun service and perhaps may draw some heated discussion between our attending heroes.  Last time we had a bit of challenge between John Muir and Sigrid Olson, due to opposing thoughts and philosophy on conservation.

Our Adventures in Malawi

Lay Leader: Doug Toelle Speakers: Marilyn Russell and Miriam Paquin

Miriam and Marilyn will tell us about their experiences in Malawi.  The offering today will benefit the Malawi Children’s Village inAfrica.  The school there has many needs.  Three students share one book, as they crowd into a two-person desk.  The dedicated teachers struggle with very limited resources.  The black boards are so scarred that they are barely legible. The money collected will help benefit the school and their hope for the future.

 


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