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A N N O U N C E M E N T S   A N D   E V E N T S
                                         Flu Season Awareness - See Below

Share the Plate 
The February collection for the Women's Resource Center was $1675.00! Thank you for your great generosity in helping local women in need.  The WRC assists more than 1,600 individual women & families each year.
 
Game Night - Friday February 9th 6:30 pm in Bowman Hall RSVP Liza Tregillus (this month only) at 749-9607.

Rally At Buckley Park
Saturday February 10th 10:00 am - UUFD Immigration Team invites you to  JOIN INDIVISIBLE DURANGO IN SUPPORTING DREAMERS. Western Slope tour of Dreamer activists. Sponsored by CIRC, Companeros, Durango Peace and Justice and Durango Save the Children.  

Valentine's Bowling Party 
Join us at the Sky Ute Rolling Thunder Lanes on Sunday February 11th 1:00 pm. All ages are invited. Sponsored by the UUFD Family Group. Bowling for Love: Spare Your Heart, Strike for Love. No RSVP necessary - just meet us there!

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Course this Winter/Spring at UUFD
7-9 grade OWL Course, Mondays 6:30-8:00 pm plus one Friday overnight. UU Based Positive and Comprehensive Sexuality Education.WEBSITE Parent Orientation SUNDAY 12 :00-1 :00 pm in Columbine House. Register  EMAIL LISA. $5 supply fee.

The Nominating & Leadership Development Committee 
is hosting an informal chat with current and past members of the UUFD Board of Trustees - Monday February 12th 5:30-7:00 pm in Bowman Hall.  Light dinner served.  RSVP by February 8th  EMAIL DENNIS.

REGISTER NOW for the RAVE Valentines party Feb 14 at the Glacier Club.  
The deadline is noon SATURDAY! 
Dancing on the Side of Love RAVE (Really Awesome Valentines Extravaganza). Dancing, food, cash bar. For adults; child care will be provided. 

Diversity Dialogue 
Join fellow community members for a free experiential workshop to challenge what we think we know about ourselves and others. Added feature: nonviolent communication. Saturday February 17th 8:45 am-3:00 pm at FLC Union Ballroom. RSVP  EMAIL LAUREN.

Forum on Ending Homelessness 
La Plata Fairground Exhibit Hall Saturday February 17th 8:30-4:30 pm supported by UUFD Basic Needs Team. 

ALL ARE INVITED Long Range Facility Planning Kickoff
Tuesday February 20th 6:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Our architect will explain the process we'll use to develop conceptual designs for our growing fellowship's physical spaces.  

Sing for Women's Rights!
Choir practices for singing on March 18th for Women's History Month are Feb 21 & 28 and March 7 & 14 at 7:00 pm. New singers welcome! For information,  EMAIL ALANE.

Christ for Unitarian Universalists
by Scotty McLennan book discussions -
 Examine intersections between Unitarian Universalism and Christianity at UUFD from 7-8pm on Tuesdays, March 6, March 13, and March 20. Register and purchase book at sales table in Bowman Hall. Contact Lisa EMAIL LISA

Making a Difference Speaker Series 
UUFD has a block of tickets for the Wednesday April 25th 6:30 pm presentation by Jenna Bush Hager at FLC. Hager is a noted humanitarian and journalist who inspires others to help the disadvantaged. Sales at the SRJ table each Sunday.

Are you IN?  Are you INvested?  
The Stewardship Campaign for our fiscal year 2018-2019 is underway. We are challenging members and friends to consider how much they are willing to invest in the spiritual, educational and social justice mission of this congregation. Contact EMAIL ELIZABETH or EMAIL LYNN or visit the Stewardship Table before or after worship.

Sign up for the 2018 Buildings & Grounds Mailing List 
at the Social Justice table.  Don't miss out on some exciting, upcoming service opportunities in 2018. For more info visit WEBSITE and click on Connection or EMAIL JOHN.

A beautiful book has been created showcasing UUFD's 50th anniversary and history.
A free e-book download is available and hard copies can be purchased. Learn more at www.durangouu.org (click on News & Events, Congregation News).

Sign up under "Connections" DONATE to provide flowers one Sunday. 
TALL VASES work especially well for chancel flowers. If you'd like to borrow one, EMAIL JUDY. Take it empty, bring back full!  

Sunday Coffee Team
If you are looking for a way to become integrated into and involved with UUFD
Hospitality would welcome your service on the Sunday Coffee Team. It's an easy and rewarding way to meet and greet others while serving coffee. You can serve as often as once a month or once a year. Check out the signup sheet in Bowman Hall on Sunday or  EMAIL ILONA

Overflow Parking 
Available for UUFD services at Needham Elementary School.  Leave a close-up space for visitors and enjoy a healthy walk.

More Announcements on Whiteboard
Use the whiteboard after the Service for additional announcements (both Church related & others). Please feel free to mark your announcement on the whiteboard or put up a flyer. 

UUFD is a Living Wage Employer with La Plata County Thrive! 
Each of our employees is paid at least the identified living hourly wage for La Plata County, and many of our members and friends are very involved in the Thrive! Living Wage program see the THRIVE Website.

Flu season is in full swing
During week 52 (December 24-30, 2017), influenza activity
increased sharply in the United States, including Colorado and Durango. Flu is
especially dangerous for older people, very young children and people with other
chronic illnesses such as chronic heart and lung disease. Complications including
pneumonia can be fatal. Flu has touched our UUFD community with pneumonia
requiring hospitalization. Common flu symptoms are fever, chills, cough, sore throat,
runny nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue. What Can You Do to Protect Yourself and Others Around You?

1. If you have not already done so, get your flu shot. 

2. Practice good health habits including covering coughs, washing hands often,
and avoiding people who are sick

3. Stay away from others if you are ill. Do not come to church. Before going to the
doctor, call for advice. Same with your employer.

4. Seek medical advice quickly if you develop flu symptoms to see whether you
might need medical evaluation or treatment with antiviral drugs such as Tamiflu
or Relenza (not to be confused with the flu vaccine). 

5. Get pneumococcal vaccines ("pneumonia shot"). In addition to annual flu
vaccination, people who are 65 years of age and older should also be up to date
with pneumococcal vaccination to protect against pneumococcal (a bacterial)
disease, such as pneumonia, meningitis, and bloodstream infections. 

Have a healthy New Year!

L I F E S P A N   F A I T H   F O R M A T I O N

Please Register Your Students on Sunday Morning or via Email
C ontact Lifespan Faith Formation Director  Lisa McCorry  for more information or to volunteer, EMAIL LISA  or 970-403-4103.    

Children's Class  
Children meet in a safe, fun, and open environment and engage in faith exploration through art, games, writing, play, and pondering.

Infant and Toddler Nursery class 
Enjoy snacks and playtime in a friendly environment. 
       
Youth Group  
We continue to explore faith and philosophy, empower individuals and inspire through deep discussion, play and service work. Contact EMAIL LISA

Adults  
Educational, social, and spiritual practice opportunities for adults abound here at UUFD. See the calendar for a complete listing, or contact Lisa at EMAIL LISA
F E A T U R E D   G R O U P

Poetry Circle
Meets Second Mondays 6-8 p.m. in Bowman Hall 
(except in February meeting in RE classroom in Sanctuary Building)
 Read and discuss favorite poets and personal offerings, with light refreshments. 
Visitors are welcome.  EMAIL BROOKS




To see a full listing of all our Ongoing Classes & Groups, visit our Website and click on Connection and Affinity Groups.

F A C I L I T Y   U S E
For more  information, UUFD policies, or to make a request to use UUFD facilities for an event, please see our facility use request page .
S T A F F   A N D   O F F I C E   H O U R S

Jeanne MacKenzie, 
Office Administrator, T, W, Th 9 am-3 pm

Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris, T/Th 9 am-2 pm & Wed by appointment

Marilyn Garst , Music Director - by appointment only

Alane Brown, Choir Director - Wed. 1-3 pm

Lawrence Nass, Accompanist - by appointment only

Lisa McCorry , Lifespan Faith Formation - Tues. 9 am -12 pm & by appointment 

Tricia Bayless, Finance Clerk
financeclerk@durangouu.org

Tara Frazer, Congregational Life Coordinator
congregationalLife@durangouu.org

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