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UUFC in spring. Photo by Monica Jacobson Tennessen.
Upcoming Services
UUFC Chalice, photographed from below
Photo by Mina Carson
Saturday, September 19, 7:00 PM
Wheel of the Year: Fall Equinox

Join us to celebrate the season of Autumn with singing, meditation, and sharing. Please bring an object or picture that symbolizes Balance for the altar, and finger food to share after the ritual.

Sunday, September 20, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
"To Walk Together: Mission Sunday"
with the Gathered UUFC Community

Our UUFC mission statement arose from between us, as our mission and work are shared among us all. This Sunday we'll take time to lift up some of the work we're doing, recognizing that all areas of our mission - Explore. Love. Act. - are interconnected and that we can each do our parts toward the aim of an inclusive religious community that betters the world.

Sunday, September 27, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
"Peace and Justice: Preparing to Go Deeper"
with Rev. Jill McAllister

Our broad themes for this year are the topics of Peace and Justice. Both can be explored in study, worship and action. Both can be expanded at every stage and age of life. Both are worth a lifetime of exploration and practice. How will we help each other become more capable of bringing more of each into the world every day?


There is so much need, so much work to do in our world, in our community, in ourselves. May we know that although each of us is called to serve, none of us can do it all. May we each do what we can, so that together we do much to bring more peace and love
Announcements
Members of the Fellowship Care & Support Team (FCST) are meeting with people in the Fellowship as listening companions. If you or someone you know is in need of care and support, or would simply appreciate a listening ear, contact Diana Vezmar-Bailey (dianavb@inbox.com, 541-740-9006) and she will match you to a listener from our trained volunteer.

The Adult Religious Exploration and Growth Fall Programs 2015 Brochure is now available on our website! Click the link to see what's being offered.

New Greeters  are needed! You can become part of the UUFC Greeter Team, providing a warm welcome to each person who enters our  doors on Sunday.  If you are interested in helping with this important work, please join us by meeting the team and attending the training: Thursday, Sept.  24, 7:00-8:30 PM.  RSVP to Chris Bentley ( Lchrisbentley@gmail.com 541-602-0966 ).

There is a UUFC Google Group that provides information on climate justice work. If you would like to get occasional messages about climate justice efforts and activities, contact Susan Christie, Chair of the UUFC Climate Justice Committee (CJC) at crypto716@gmail.com.

Newsletter & Calendar

The Fellowship newsletter is available online as a PDF: 
September 2015 newsletter  

Past newsletters are available in the Newsletter Archive.

All the currently scheduled events at the UUFC may be viewed in list form or on the church calendar page.

This Week
  • Insight Meditation, September 18, 10:30 AM, UUFC Rm 9
    Insight Meditation is a simple yet profound practice originally taught by the Buddha. No experience is required - all you need is a desire to end suffering.
  • Kirtan Chanting and Meditation Circle, September 18, 7:00 PM, UUFC Rm 7
    An opportunity for kirtan chanting and meditation: a beautiful way to end the week .
  • Glass Beading/Memory Wire Workshop, September 20, 12:30 PM, UUFC Rm 8
    One-hour workshop in glass bead/memory wire fashion jewelry making, with a focus on bracelets and choker necklaces. All materials and instruction provided. Beginners welcome! No cost; donations to UUFC are welcome but not required.
  • Greeter Training, September 24, 7:00 PM, UUFC Social Hall
    Essential training for all greeters and anyone with an interest in greeting. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Chris Bentley (Lchrisbentley@gmail.com541-602-0966).
  • Insight Meditation, September 25, 10:30 AM, UUFC Rm 9
    Insight Meditation is a simple yet profound practice originally taught by the Buddha. No experience is required - all you need is a desire to end suffering.
  • Kirtan Chanting and Meditation Circle, September 25, 7:00 PM, UUFC Rm 7
    An opportunity for kirtan chanting and meditation: a beautiful way to end the week.
  • RhythmAsana Live, September 26, 10:30 AM, UUFC Sanctuary
    A blend of yoga, movement meditation, dance, and heart-opening music from all over the planet. All experience levels welcome. Yoga mats provided, or bring your own.
Next Week
  • Vegetarian Potluck, September 27, 5:00 PM, UUFC Social Hall
    Bring a vegetarian or vegan dish large enough to share, with a list of all ingredients (including whether the dish is gluten-free). Bring your own utensils and dinnerware to minimize kitchen use. For more information contact Bob Scott (541-753-1941).
  • UUFC Weekly Potluck, September 30, 6:00 PM, UUFC Social Hall
    Please bring a dish (with a list of ingredients) to share, and your own plate and utensils if possible. All are welcome.
  • UUFC Choir Rehearsal, September 30, 7:00 PM, UUFC Sanctuary
    No experience or audition is required - come and sing!
  • Insight Meditation, October 2, 10:30 AM, UUFC Rm 9
    Insight Meditation is a simple yet profound practice originally taught by the Buddha. No experience is required - all you need is a desire to end suffering.
  • Kirtan Chanting and Meditation Circle, October 2, 7:00 PM, UUFC Rm 7
    An opportunity for kirtan chanting and meditation: a beautiful way to end the week.
Plan Ahead
  • UUFC Women's Retreat, October 16-18, Silver Falls State Park
    This year's women's retreat is around the theme "Bringing Forth Your Best Self." See our website for more information.
  • UUFC Men's Retreat, October 30-November 1, Menucha Conference Center
    This year's men's retreat is around the theme "Transitions: Weathering Life's Storms." See our website for more information.
Our Mission Statement
Explore. Love. Act.

We gather as an inclusive religious community to search for meaning, build deep connections, and inspire action toward a better world for all.
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