UUFF eNews - Week of September 12, 2018
This Week at UUFF
Sunday, 9/16, 11am Service: “When Are We Not Unitarian Universalists?” Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. UUFF Choir will sing, directed by Renée Janski!

10am Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE):
ARE Discussion Group: Meets Downstairs. Join us to discuss this week's topic: "Thoughts from Sam Harris." Sam Harris, a secular humanist and philosopher, says people must embrace rationalism or they will never overcome their differences. We'll discuss his thoughts based on this interview:  http://www.beliefnet.com/faiths/secular-philosophies/why-religion-must-end-interview-with-sam-harris.aspx

Meditation will be held at 10:00, followed by a short reading and discussion between 10:30 -
10:45. It doesnʼt matter what type of meditation you do, or if you have ever meditated before, you
are welcome to come meditate in the UUFF Annex building (across Storer from UUFF in the west-
nearest Storer-side of the annex). ALL ARE WELCOME. Enter through the front door.

10am RE for kids 5+ continues today! Each child should be registered (talk to Stephanie Bentley if you have not already done so) and all are invited to meet in room 2 downstairs at 10am for Religious Exploration, before rejoining adults for the 11 o’clock service.

Sunday Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm
UUFF CARES
We will have a memorial celebration of the life of Nancy McCartney on Saturday, September 22nd, beginning at 11am at UUFF, and you are invited to help honor her by signing up to bring a dish and/or help with various event duties. Susan Takigiku has been kind enough to set up a online sign-up for food/help for the event. Please visit www.perfectpotluck.com and type in Takigiku as Coordinator Last Name and uuff as Password ( see screenshot below ). Thank you!

Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
UUFF's September-October 2018 Beacon is ready
for viewing!

Thank you to our Editor, Rose Clark, for this beautiful work.

To read the full edition, please follow this link: UUFF Beacon for September-October 2018
Coming of Age at UUFF
2018-2019
 
Coming of Age is a program of self-discovery, faith identity building, and community commitment for youth ages 12 to 14 (rising 7th grade to 9th grade, roughly).

It’s a year-long program, with two trips--one in the fall, one in the spring; an overnight retreat at church; biweekly Sunday meetings at church, before service; and a culminating service led by the youth themselves in May.
 
Coming of Age is a cornerstone of UU religious education programming, and we’re excited to be able to offer it!

If you’re interested, please call/text Teresa at 479-684-9210.

The Coming of Age Kick-Off Meeting will be held in the UUFF Sanctuary THIS Sunday, September 16th, at 12:30pm.

Annex Car-Port
Storage Area CLEAN-UP!
Essential items that are infrequently used for UUFF purposes will be put into long-term storage at the East Annex car-port area. The area at the West Annex (nearest Storer) will become a garden shed and mini-workshop, holding tools and items that are in frequent use for our football parking program.
 
  • Members who have an interest in stored items should clearly label items with (1) member name, (2) contact info, and (3) a brief description of item's UUFF-purpose (ex: Web of Life services)
  • We will begin disposing of unlabeled items after the end of September. Any personal items should be removed immediately.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Barnes or UUFF Office. Thanks.
Children's Religious Exploration for the 2018-2019 School Year Continues This Sunday at 10am!
Parents, it's time to register kids in grades K-5 for Children's Religious Exploration for the 2018-2019 school year! This year we are pleased to be able to offer CRE every Sunday morning, from 10 to 10:45, in Room #2 downstairs. Please click the following link to register your child:

CRE is looking for volunteers who would be willing to assist the teacher during Sunday lessons. Volunteers could sign up to assist once a month or even once a season. No experience or preparation required, just a positive attitude and a willingness to get to know our amazing kids. Please email Stephanie Bentley if interested - Stephmacbentley@gmail.com .
UUFF Choir Fall 2018 Schedule!

September (Sunday 9/16)
· Meet to rehearse before service at 9:30am on the morning of Sept. 16 th
 
October (Sunday, 10/14)
· Rehearse 7pm on Wednesday, Oct. 10 th
· Meet to rehearse before service at 9:30am on the morning of Oct. 14 th
 
November (Sunday, 11/18)
· Meet to rehearse before service at 9:30am on the morning of Nov. 18 th  
  
Contact Renée Janski, Choir Director, at JanskiStudio@gmail.com
Chalice Circles
A re you curious about Chalice Circles? Come to our introductory session on chalice circles THIS Sunday, September 16th, at 12:15pm downstairs ! Chalice circles are a great way to get to know other members, friends, etc. of the Fellowship. Chalice circles will be a place to share, learn, and grown together. Sign the interest form in the Fellowship lobby or simply attend after the service. Please email Ren at lpasco@meadville.edu for more information. 
Clean-up of UUFF's Razorback Greenway Trail Section scheduled for Wednesday, September 19th, from 8:30-11am!
Time to clean up our adopted section of the Razorback Greenway trail! Please plan to meet at UUFF at 8:30am on Sept. 19th to carpool to clean-up site. Wear comfy shoes and bring a trash-grabber if you have one! Please let Mike McMullin ( mocmyc@msn.com ) know if you have any questions regarding this endeavor!
Our Whole Lives Classes coming up in September AND.... Tune in to KSPQ 97.3 FM at 8am on Saturday, September 15 th to hear a live stream interview with Theresa Parrish about UUFF’s OWL program!

OWL 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, at UUFF, 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.

Registration for OWL 10-12: HERE

ADULT OWL OFFERED THROUGH OLLI!
Our Whole Lives for adults is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Arkansas! If you think there is little left to learn about sexuality as an adult, think again. With the emergence of the #MeToo movement, increasingly open expressions of gender identity and sexual orientation, and new information about sexually transmitted infections, it is not only prudent, but imperative, that adults stay informed and knowledgeable.

Lydia Nelson and Theresa Parrish will facilitate the class over two Saturdays: September 15 and 29, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Butterfield Trail Village.

To register for Adult OWL:  https://olli.uark.edu
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
Razorback Gameday parking is in full swing at UUFF!

This is pretty easy work-collecting money from people who are glad to be able to park in our lot for Razorback Football Home Games. It is actually fun, AND you help raise funds for UUFF!

The next game is coming up THIS Saturday, September 15th at 3 pm.
We start parking cars about 3 hours before kickoff.

Future home game dates are October 6, 20, 27, and November 10.  If you can help or have questions, please let Gene Vinzant know. Sign-up sheet is available in the lobby. THANKS!

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 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. 

 UUFF Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours): Tues-Fri, 10am-2pm.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville | 479-521-8422 | uuff.ar@gmail.com| uufayetteville.org
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