UUFF eNews - Week of August 8, 2018
This Week at UUFF
Sunday, 8/12, 11am Service: “Poor People's Campaign. ” Led by Marty Faitak, with guest speaker, Solomon Burchfield, a volunteer try-chair of the Arkansas Poor People's Campaign and Director of Operations for 7hills Homeless Center!

** We will Share the Plate this Sunday with Planned Parenthood of Fayetteville. Loose collection plate money and specially-designated cash/checks (please write "share plate" on envelope or check memo line) will be given to this valuable community organization. **

Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE), 10 -10:45am:
The Sunday morning meditation group will join ARE this week for a joint session in the common room downstairs. We will participate in a guided meditation led by Sharon Salzburg on the DVD "Quiet Mind: A Beginner's Guide to Meditation." The 12-minute meditation will be followed by a discussion of our experience with this and other forms of meditation. Please join us for a lively co-mingling of our two groups and styles!

RE for kids 5+: Kids are invited to spend the 11 o'clock hour downstairs together for a lesson on UU Principles!
 
Sunday Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm
UUFF CARES
Sadly, Nancy McCartney passed away early on the morning of August 3rd at the hospice facility in DC. Sons Kevin & Erin were with her and said the passing was very peaceful. They relayed all messages received from various emails and cards and could tell she enjoyed hearing them. They appreciate all of the love and caring. A memorial service will be held at UUFF (tentatively Sept. 22nd). More details will be provided as plans come together. Please keep the McCartney family and Nancy's many friends in your thoughts and hearts.
Upcoming Events
Lunch Angels serves again on Saturday, August 18th, 11am,
at Genesis Church on MLK Jr. Blvd!

Several casseroles are needed and folks to help serve, too.

If you would like to help literally "serve" those in need of our community, please follow the link below to sign up. gwilkes@farmcards.org can be contacted with questions or for more details. THANKS!

Want more information on specific UUFF Programs and Events? Check out the link below:
Learn more about Religious Education, UUFF Choir, Web of Life Pagan Group, Y'ALL (Young Adults Group), Chalice Circles, Circle Suppers, OWL, New UU Classes, Social Justice Opportunities, and MORE at: Groups and Programs at UUFF
  Our Whole Lives (OWL) for Grades 10-12 - Registration is Open!

We are excited to offer Our Whole Lives for students in grades 10-12, beginning September 23 with PARENT ORIENTATION at 6:00 PM at UUFF.

Classes will be held on eight consecutive Sundays, 6:00-8:00 PM, beginning September 30.

Topics include: Values; Body Image; Anatomy & Physiology; Sexual Health; Contraception; Conception, Pregnancy & Birth; Gender Roles; Sexual Orientation; Gender Identity; Communication; Disabilities; Intimacy; Social Media; Consent; Power & Responsibility; Social Issues, and much more!

Cost is $50/student, due at Parent Orientation. Scholarships are available.


Please spread the word by sharing this with friends, family, and co-workers.
Volunteer Opportunities-
We Need YOU!
Greeter/Usher & Coffee Hour Sign-Ups

It takes a village to make warmth and welcoming a reality every Sunday morning, and YOU can help !

Please take a moment to put your name down to help greet/usher one or two Sundays. Greeter/Usher Sign-Up

Coffee Hour Hosting is another very important opportunity to serve. You can sign up as a volunteer to host via this link: Coffee Hour Host Sign-Up​
 
You will receive an email reminder with instructions a few days before your shift.

There is also an opportunity for you to sign up to provide flowers or plant of your choosing to adorn the Sanctuary on Sunday morning . This is a great way to honor a special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one....or just because! Please sign up here: Sanctuary Flowers/Plant

Thanks in advance for
your service!
UUFF's Justice Team has some very important info for you regarding 2018 Midterm Elections. Please click HERE to be taken to the document.
UUFF is teaming up with the AR Chapter of Poor People's Campaign to support Get Out the Vote , and you can help!
UUFF has been approved for a $500 UUA grant to support  Get Out the Vote work with the Arkansas Chapter of the Poor People's Campaign . Solomon Burchfield, one of the Arkansas PPC's try-chairs, recently led one of our Adult RE discussions and shared information about the PPC's work that includes efforts to get marginalized populations to the polls in November. We are awaiting details about how we can help, but we do know that the National PPC office is planning a nationwide voter registration weekend the evenings of Aug. 23, 24, and Saturday August 25 . We also anticipate that there will be training to help us do an effective job.   

Please mark your calendars and let Susie Schroeder know if you can help with this important work in August.  As soon as more information is available, she will be contacting you with more details. You may email Susie at SHS1949@gmail.com .
UUFF Main Contact Info:
Phone: 479-521-8422
Email: uuff.ar@gmail.com
Mailing Address: 901 W. Cleveland St. / Fayetteville, AR 72701

Reverend Jim Parrish’s Schedule and Contact Info:
Call the church office at 479-521-8422 , email uuff.ar@gmail.com , call my Office Cell: 479-439-1415 , or email me at rev.jimparrish@gmail.com . I want to meet with you! Except Mondays… Mondays are my day off! Exceptions for emergencies of course. 
Rev. Jim is out of office/town for undetermined amount of time due the recent passing of his son. Please contact the office if you need anything.

 UUFF Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours): Tues-Fri, 10am-2pm.
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