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Building Community

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

A Multigenerational Gathered Here Service. We will explore some of the many ways we make our community better.  Come prepared to share your insights in small groups as this is an interactive service.  Since we are talking about community, we are looking forward to hearing from members of all ages, as we all make up this UUFF community.

Broken Buddha

It’s okay to fall short. The Spirit moves through cracks in our hearts and in our lives. We do our best, and it is in doing small things that most of us change the world. Lay Leader: Rev. Sarah Schurr. Special Guest Minister: Meg Barnhouse.

Meg Barnhouse Concert

Meg concert poster

What I learned at GA

Celebrant: Rev. Sarah Schurr

This summer thousands of Unitarian Universalists assembled in Phoenix Arizona for Justice GA, including our minister Rev. Sarah Schurr.  Come hear what she learned about doing Justice Work as Unitarian Universalist people of faith.  You might even hear a funny story or two.

Handicapped Parking as Progressive Politics

Lay Leader: Phil Osborn  Speaker: Doug Toelle

54 million Americans experience disability, it is the equal opportunity minority group, a group that you can (and a pretty good chance you will) join anytime. What is the intersection of disability and politics and why would progressives care? Come learn about disability history, culture and politics.

Celebrating the Power of Words

Lay Leader: Susan Grace

Bring your favorite poem (or two) to read and share with the Fellowship and share what this poem means to you. Poetry can be powerful, delightful, dreamy, funny, stir emotions and make us think.

Exploring Buddhism

Lay Leader: Michael Bonilla Speaker: Susan Kessler

Explore the basic Buddhist beliefs of rebirth, karma, the four noble truths, and other fundamental beliefs.

Wag the Dog

Lay Leader: Micheal Albin Speaker: Jeanne Olson

A program about truth and justice and other special effects.

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”.