UUFF eNews - Week of February 13, 2020
Service this Sunday- February 16, 2020
Sunday, February 16, 11am Service: Taoism and the Te," led by Rev. Jim Parrish. A reflection and instruction on the tradition of Tao and Te (pronounced "Dow" and "Day").

10am Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE) options:

ARE Discussion Group: Meets downstairs in common room. Topic: "Making a Difference." What does social justice mean to you? We’ll use a four-way grid to help us understand the various ways different types of people engage. Join us.

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 4 downstairs at 10am for Religious Exploration, before rejoining adults for the 11 o’clock service. This week, we continue to examine what it means to be a people of RESILIENCE. We learn to remember how humor helps us step away from our focus on pain and puts things into perspective.

The new 10am Class RE for youth ages 11+ continues today! Meet at 10am in classroom 3 downstairs (between the OWL class room and the elementary CRE classroom).  Eva Ouma will help facilitate this week's class.
Group still needs a few additional volunteers to help teach on a rotating schedule. If you are interested in teaching, or have any additional questions about the class, please contact Leanda Gavin ( lmshelby@gmail.com ) or Joanna Person-Michener ( resiliencejo73@gmail.com ).

Sunday Nursery Services available 9:45am – 12:15pm
FUTURE SUNDAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - GREETER/USHER and COFFEE HOUR HOSTING!
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.
UUFF Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
Thank you so much to all of you who participated in our congregational survey!

The results have been tabulated, and the Transition Team has prepared a summary, graphs of the data, and a list of the comments. You can view the documents HERE.

Please contact Janet Titus, Brooke Eldredge or any member of the Transition Team if you have questions.
Getting an early start - Please SIGN UP NOW for the March 21st UUFF Lunch Angels Serve Day!

UUFF works in rotation with other churches to provide a good, warm meal to the homeless population of Fayetteville, and we next serve on Saturday, March 21st. This is a family-friendly opportunity to literally "serve" those in need from our local community. Several volunteers are needed both to make casseroles and to help serve. Please contact Gretchen ( gwilkes@farmcards.org ) if you have any questions about this important social justice opportunity.
Newcomers (or not-so-newcomers!) interested in learning more about UUFF and membership are encouraged to attend New UU classes scheduled for Sunday, March 8th and 15th from 5-7:30 pm in the Sanctuary .  

In the first class, Rev. Jim will lead the group on an exploration of Unitarian Universalist faith. At the second class, the board and other leaders will discuss the structure of UUFF as well as volunteer opportunities that can enhance and grow your faith.  Dinner will be served at both events and childcare is available with a reservation.  For questions, see Rev Jim, Sarah Faitak or Janet Titus.

You may sign up for the classes on the clipboard on activities table in lobby or HERE.  

Members who would like to help welcome new members and/or prepare food for the classes, please contact Sarah Faitak at sfaitak@cox.net .
OWL (Our Whole Lives - comprehensive sexuality education) for Grades 4-6 begins on March 1st. Space is limited, so please register your child now!

Please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM to enroll your child (going into Grades 4-6) in OWL Class for Spring 2020.

Parent/Child Orientation will be on Sunday, March 1st, from 4-5pm downstairs in the OWL Classroom, with 10 consecutive classes to follow each Sunday from 4-5pm through May 10.

The registration fee is $35, with scholarships available.

If you know of any parents or guardians of children in this age group who would be interested in having their kids receive comprehensive sexuality education, please point them in our direction! For any questions or further information contact Lydia Nelson, OWL coordinator, at lydianelson1990@gmail.com
Discussion Series for Women Aged 60(ish) Plus!

Leveraging the works of two authors, Mary Pipher and Anna Quindlen, we will reflect on life's challenges at different phases of our lives and explore opportunities to flourish as we age.   

There are 4 meetings planned for the series. Each will have a different focus. You can attend either on a Thursday or Saturday afternoon. Thursday sessions start TODAY (2/13) at 2pm. Saturday sessions begin at 2pm on 2/15.

You are encouraged to obtain the books, although doing so is not a requirement.

Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher and 
Plenty of Candles: Lots of of Cake: A Memoir of a Woman's Life by Anna Quindlen.  

Contact Brooke Eldredge at brooke.eldredge@yahoo.com to sign up or if you have questions.
New Chalice Circle (led by Shari Withey) still has room for members! The next gathering is on February 23rd (12:30pm in the west - nearest Storer St. side of the Annex). Please feel welcome to email Shari at willowbendgarden@aol.com or call (479) 442-6511 with questions or to express your interest in joining! These small covenant groups really are a great way to get to know your community in a more personalized setting.
For more information on specific UUFF
Programs and Events, check out the link below:
Learn more about Religious Education, UUFF Choir, Y'ALL (Young Adults Group), Chalice Circles, Circle Suppers, OWL, New UU Classes, Social Justice Opportunities, and MORE at: uufayetteville.org
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 Typical Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours): Tues/Wed/Fri: 10am-2pm; Thurs: 12-3pm. Disclaimer: Hours may occasionally change week to week for personal appointments.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville | 479-521-8422 | uuff.ar@gmail.com| uufayetteville.org
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