IN THIS ISSUE
Women's March: #WomenRising2020
UUFD co-hosting with Indivisible Durango and Planned Parenthood. Saturday, January 18, meet at train station 10:30-11:00, march to Buckley Park rally. Public witness our commitment to justice and celebrate 100th anniversary of women's right to vote!

Leadership Council 
All committee chairs, team leaders, and members interested in leadership at UUFD are invited to attend the next quarterly meeting of the Leadership Council, Bowman Hall, Thursday, January 30th 5:30-7:30 pm. Dinner provided. RSVP by Tuesday 28th  EMAIL JEANNE

Waterscape Pastel Paintings in Bowman Hall
For the next few months the glorious landscape and waterscape pastel paintings of Rebecca Koeppen will be exhibited in the Bowman Hall Art Gallery. Rebecca teaches workshops and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of New Mexico.
 
Outdoor Adventures Group - Skiing
Join us for hiking, biking, camping, alpine skiing. It's time to sign up for skiing - to be added to the list of notices for skiing sign up at EMAIL BOB.

New Sound in Sanctuary  
The new audio equipment recently installed in the sanctuary is expected to improve the quality of sound coming from the hearing loop as well as the overhead speakers.  If you ever use a telecoil as a listening aid during a Sunday service, our sound associate coordinator,  John Schiffel wants to hear some feedback from you. Can you hear an improvement in the church's sound when using the telecoil? EMAIL JOHN
 
DAYS FOR GIRLS SEW SESSION 
Wednesday, January 29, 1-4pm in Bowman Hall. Create sustainable feminine hygiene kits to be delivered to school girls in developing regions. Sewing and non-sewing tasks are available. Sign up after worship service at Social Responsibility and Justice table or  EMAIL TERESA
 
Environmental Justice Team tip
Use fewer single use paper towels/tissues, preferably recycled, and allow Canadian boreal forest from which they mostly come continue to grow and store carbon. Brands: Green Forest, Seventh Generation, 365 Everyday Value, Earth First, Natural Value.
 
Durango Food Bank
DFB needs help to package food commodities on the first Tuesday of each month. Increased food insecurity in our community has required more purchasing of food which then must be packaged for recipients. To help, EMAIL KATHY
 
SAVE THE DATES
The Healing Racism Team is sponsoring a discussion of best-selling book White Fragility after Sunday services on March 8, April 19, May 31, June 14. Mark your calendar for these multigenerational learning opportunities; books available now $15!
 
Share the Plate       
January collection for The Grief Center of Southwest Colorado was $901.25. The Center is dedicated to meeting the needs of bereaved children, teens and adults in our community.

Rosa's 1000 Days in Sanctuary Campaign
Immigration Team invites you: visit Rosa's website ROSA'S WEBSITE to sign the online petition asking Rep. Tipton to sponsor a Private Bill for Lawful Permanent Residency, the only way Rosa will get to leave Sanctuary.

Needham Elementary
Help our partnership with Needham and their work with students and families. All donations welcomed in the school-shaped box on the SRJ table. Make checks to UUFD with Needham on memo line. See posted sign for more info.

Buildings & Grounds Service Opportunity! 
We're putting together a church campus snow clearing schedule for the months of Jan. & Feb.  A contractor plows the parking lot, but we depend on volunteers to shovel the church sidewalks after a snow event.  The schedule creates teams of three, on call for a two week period. If you're willing to help, email John  or just find the master signup list hanging in Bowman Hall. Six openings remain. If you're willing to help EMAIL JOHN.

CARING TEAM Wants To Help
If you or anyone you know needs assistance with transportation, meals, community resources, a visit or card, please contact The Caring Team at
EMAIL CARING TEAM  Also be sure to visit The Caring Team Table in Bowman Hall every Sunday in January. Drop off your form indicating  how you can best help our members in need.
 
Outdoor Adventures Group - Camping
We have reserved the group campground (Sunset Campground) at Bryce Canyon National Park for the nights of June 2, 3, and 4 (Tues.-Thurs.). As you may know, Bryce is unique when it comes to diversity and natural beauty and the average high and low temperatures for Bryce in June are 75/45, so the weather is likely to be perfect for camping and hiking.  
Closer to home, we have also reserved the group campground at Transfer Group Campground for the nights of August 28 and 29 (Friday and Saturday). This campground is about 10 miles northeast of Mancos and offers access to great hiking such as Sharkstooth and Centennial in the La Platas. Interested? Contact  EMAIL JOHN
 
I suggest you might want to put these dates in your calendars NOW so you won't be disappointed later.
Interested in joining UUFD? 
Talk with someone at the Welcome podium on Sunday for a Becoming a Member brochure.

Newsletter Submission Guidelines
1. Headline, who/what/when/where, and 250-300 words 
2. Photos / graphics are welcome if applicable
3. Possible: link to outside source if applicable
4. Deadline is 25th of each month
For more information contact EMAIL BOBBI

Calendar Scheduling
If your Committee, Team or Group is looking to reserve a space for a UUFD meeting/event for 2019, please consider reserving the space soon. First check Calendar to make sure space is available on CALENDAR,  EMAIL JEANNE and give the following info: name of Member in charge, location, date, start and end time of the meeting/event - 30 minutes before and after will be added for set up and clean up.

Need Childcare for Your Meeting or Event?
The Fellowship maintains a list of approved child care workers that are available for your Team or group to hire. The list is available from Sara Sautter, Interim Director of Faith Formation EMAIL SARA. Please plan to directly contact and schedule members of our child care team for your event or meeting as needed. 

  Our Preschool and Kinder Class is Growing and MOVING!
We plan to solve the happy problem of a growing class of very young UUs by moving into a larger room in Columbine House.   Moving day is Saturday, January 18 at 3:00. And we need some help! 

Room Changes in Columbine
With our preschool and kindergarten class moving into the Chalice Room in Columbine, the living room area of the house will be now be available to groups and teams. The same chairs will be available  for use and will be stored nearby. 
As usual, schedule your meetings by contacting Jeanne EMAIL JEANNE.

Deadline for Announcements
Deadline for Announcements e-announcements & bulletin deadline is Tuesday 12:00 pm for the following Friday & Sunday. 40 words or less with contact info. EMAIL JEANNE
F A I T H   F O R M A T I O N
Did you know we have AWESOME resources for you to extend our monthly theme of integrity at home? 

These resources are created by our friends at Soul Matters, the same group of UU religious educators that create our children's lessons and adult small group discussion packets. The resources are curated by me. 

They provide dinner conversation starters, bedtime stories, movies, games and much, much more.  Take a look and click here RIGHT NOW. 

Questions? 
Sara Sautter, Interim Director of Faith Formation
 
FEATURED GROUP

Poetry Circle
Second Mondays 6-8 pm
 in Bowman Hall 
Read and discuss favorite poets 
and personal offerings
Light refreshments
 Visitors are welcome
Questions?  SEND EMAIL

 
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


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

Jeanne MacKenzie, Office Administrator, T, W, Th 9 am-2 pm
Sara Sautter, Interim Director of Faith Formation

Marilyn Garst, Classical Pianist & Artistic Director Recital Series 
mmgarst1940@gmail.com

Lawrence Nass, Contemporary Pianist

Elizabeth Crawford, Acting Choir Director
Tricia Bayless, Finance Clerk
financeclerk@durangouu.org

Shannon Beaver, Connections Coordinator
connections@durangouu.org

Caesar Sanchez, Sexton


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