UUFF eNews - Week of August 7, 2019
Service this Sunday- August 11, 2019
Sunday, 08/11/19, 11am Service: " Once Upon a Prayer: Faith and Faerie Stories," with Bettina Lehovec and guest speaker, Melly!

** We share the plate this Sunday with Planned Parenthood of Fayetteville. This valuable community organization provides accessible, affordable reproductive health care and education while advocating tirelessly for reproductive rights. Collection plate money and specially-designated cash/checks (please write "share plate" on envelope or check memo line) will be given to this worthy cause. Thanks for your generosity!**

10am Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE) options:
ARE Discussion Group: Meets downstairs in common room.

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! All are invited to meet in room 2 downstairs at 10am for Religious Exploration, before rejoining adults for the 11 o’clock service. Today’s lesson sets a stage and expectations for children to grow in Unitarian Universalist leadership. Participants share what they already know about leadership. They discover ways they can become faithful leaders in Unitarian Universalism and in other communities to which they belong.

Sunday Nursery Services available 9:45am – 12:15pm
These important (and fun!) Sunday tasks are completely reliant on YOUR willingness to volunteer. Training is available! Please sign up via the links below OR on the clipboards hanging on the lobby bulletin board.
We are in need of another folks to greet/usher and to host coffee hour this Sunday.
Please sign up below.
UUFF Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
Justice Meet-up THIS Sunday, August 11th, at 12:15pm in the back portion of the Sanctuary. Passionate about social justice? Share your ideas, get involved in upcoming projects. ALL ARE WELCOME!
All are welcome to gather in the UUFF Sanctuary at 7pm THIS Sunday, August 11th, for the annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Commemoration, co-hosted by UUFF/OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology .

The schedule is as follows, beginning at 7pm and ending at 8:30pm:
  • Opening Music and Film – Nikola Radan – “Hjiroshima: Clash of Civilizations”
  • Mayor’s Proclamation – Mayor Lioneld Jordan
  • Speaker – Faith Leukon, Marshall Islands Nuclear History “The Nuclear Burden of Marshall Islands, the Plight of the Rongelapese People in the Aftermath of Nuclear Testing”
  • Music – Mahshid Iranipavast, Music of Iran
  • Speaker – Jean Gordon – founder of the WAND chapter in Little tells the history of WAND, Women Acting for Nuclear Disarmament, now known as Women Acting in New Directions”
  • Reading of the Names of the Dead
  • Keynote Speaker – Dr. Sydney Burris, University of Arkansas and Omni Peace Prize Awardee 2017, “Hiroshima Meditation”
  • Obon Lights Ceremony – Instrumental “May Peace Prevail on Earth”, Followed by closing Music and Audience chant - Kelly and Donna Mulhollan
A sincere THANK YOU to Jeff Barnes, who put a lot of time and work into restoring one of UUFF's original wooden signs for placement on front of the UUFF Annex! It's a beauty! Go check it out when you have a moment. Again, thanks to Jeff Barnes and to Laura Brewer/Fawn Smith (me!) for assisting with the installation. Our volunteers make it happen!
An individual who lives near Ramay Junior High (close to the Whataburger on MLK) is needing a ride to the Fellowship on Sundays. If you can help or need more information, please contact Gene at genevinzant@gmail.com or 479-879-2986.
Community Emergency Outreach (CEO) is a successful non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers from 22 churches in Washington County, including UUFF!  
In the month of May, 2019, CEO served 1129 clients (adults and children) and provided food to 947 people. CEO is able to help support those who are less fortunate by assisting with rent, utilities, clothing, gas, and many other things. 
At this time they need food for their food bank and are particularly low on the following items:
  • Chunky Soups
  • Baby Food (strained fruit or vegetables)
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Fruit
  • Peanut Butter
PLEASE bring donations for this food drive during the next two weeks (and anytime thereafter) and place them in the rolling basket labeled CEO to the left of the UUFF office door (under the coat rack).
Our Whole Lives for Kindergarten/First Grade - REGISTRATION IS OPEN and spots are limited, so please
Research has shown that positive outcomes for teen sexual health are more likely when sexuality education begins at a very early age. That’s why Our Whole Lives (OWL) for Kindergarten/First Grade is so important. With parent/caregiver collaboration, we will help your child explore issues around healthy and safe bodies, families, feelings, babies -- and more -- in a developmentally appropriate way.

This class will be led by trained OWL facilitators, Lex Gospodinoff, Lydia Nelson and Theresa Parrish. Cost is $25 to cover materials (payable at the Parent Meeting). All sessions start at 4pm. If you will need childcare for the Parent meeting, let tkparrish56@gmail.com know by September 8th.

  • September 15: Parent Meeting (Mandatory)
  • September 22: Parent/Child Orientation
  • September 29-November 17: OWL Sessions 1-8
UUFF's Lunch Angels Serves on
Saturday, August 17th.

Volunteers meet at Genesis Church off MLK Jr. Blvd at 11am and are finished by 1pm. Summer is an especially busy time in our rotation, and several casserole-makers and folks to help serve are needed for each serve day.

Please sign up HERE . A paper sign-up sheet is also available in the lobby (on clipboard on activities table - beneath bulletin board).

Gwilkes@farmcards.org can answer any specific questions you may have!
SAVE-THE-DATE(S)! Sunday, September 15th and 22nd from 12:15-1:15pm-- Discussion of UUFF's One-Read (that became a "Two-Read") book. We aren't sure yet which book will be discussed at which gathering, but the books to be read/discussed are "There There, " by Tommy Orange and " Educated, A Memoir ," by Tara Westover (both amazing reads). More info to follow!
For 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
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 on vacation until 8/19. Please contact the office with urgent UUFF-related needs.
 UUFF Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours): Tues/Wed/Fri, 10am-2pm and Thursday, 11:30-3pm.
Outside Events & Opportunities
OMNI Center for Peace, Justice, and Ecology and the Nonviolence Peace Alliance are protesting US preparations to bomb Iran.   Part of OMNI’s legal and moral foundation is the UN Charter which prohibits not just attacking another country EXCEPT IN CASE OF DEFENSE AGAINST ARMED ASSAULT, but making preparations to attack.  (See Chapter I.) This is a treaty written partly by the US, and ratified by Congress; i.e.; it is US LAW.  
Join us in protest each Saturday in August at the Courthouse, College and Dickson, 11:00am to noon.  We have placards, but bring your own if you prefer—only a few words in large letters.
Dick Bennett
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville | 479-521-8422 | uuff.ar@gmail.com| uufayetteville.org
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