UUFF eNews - Week of February 6, 2019
Service this Sunday- February 10, 2019
Sunday, 02/10/19, 11am Service: "The Meaning of Physical Incapacity." Marty Faitak will talk to us about dealing with physical health problems - how our lives can be changed by permanent or temporary disability.
**We will Share the Plate with Hispanic Women's Organization of Arkansas, to help fill their Scholarship Fund. "Since its inception in 2000 with the support of sponsors and donors HWOA has awarded 418 scholarships to deserving Latino students many of whom are first-generation college students, encouraging them to pursue a higher education and make their dreams a reality."​ All loose collection plate cash and specially-designated cash/checks (please write "share plate" on envelope or check memo line) will be given to this worthy organization. For more information, check out http://www.hwoa.org/ **

10am Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE):
ARE Discussion Group: Meets downstairs. Topic: "Images of Jesus Part 2." We’ll continue our spirited discussion of the historical Jesus and the Christ of faith — and what the value might be in each of them. For a quick review of our last session, visit http://www.aportraitofjesus.org/compare.shtml

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.

Sunday Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm
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.
Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
 Justice Team Events/Opportunities

Saturday, Feb 16th- Facing Bias: Exposing Blind Spots—Engaging Action  led by Anne Shelley and Roanne Elliot. This 3-hour workshop is sponsored by a coalition of local NGOs, including UUFF, as well as the University of Arkansas. The workshop is the precursor to an advanced training that will take place in April. The hope is that these community-supported trainings will give residents of NWA a common understanding and vocabulary. You have a choice of morning session (starts at 9:00) or afternoon (starts at 1:30). Location: Parish Hall at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Preregistration requested:   Racial Equity Workshop

Interfaith Event: Change of Plans! Join us at the Islamic Center of Northwest Arkansas on Friday, Feb. 22nd at 7pm for a talk by Todd Green-- author, scholar, and U.S. State Department advisor on Islamaphobia. His topic: “Why Don’t Muslims Condemn Terrorism? Racist Scapegoating and Western Violence in an Age of Islamaphobia.”

NOTE: The potluck/movie night will be rescheduled for the spring.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) for young adults ages 18 to 35 (or so) will begin on Sunday, February 17, 2019, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at UUFF. Throughout eight sessions, we will discuss everything from body image and self-esteem to sexual pleasure, contraception, orientation and gender, boundaries, communication, families and more! Facilitated by Theresa Parrish and Lydia Nelson. Register online HERE . Cost is $25, with scholarships available. (Final schedule to be determined at first meeting by consensus of class members and facilitators). Questions? Suggestions? Contact Theresa Parrish at tkparrish56@gmail.com .
UUFF contributions and pledge payments can now be paid electronically via credit card!

If you'd like to check it out, please go to  www.uufayetteville.org and click on the DONATE button in the upper right hand corner. Then click on GIVE ONLINE to go to our secure online payment system. You may create a user profile so you will only need to enter your credit card information once. You will also find instructions for how to install the Give+ app on your smartphone if you prefer. 

If you wish to have your payments withdrawn directly from your bank account, please see Fawn to complete an authorization form.  She will process a monthly electronic funds transfer at no charge to the Fellowship.
Arkansas UU Cluster Gathering - Listening, Learning, Leading
March 29-30th in Fayetteville!
We are a Fellowship of many colors, ages, genders, orientations, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, educations, and faith beliefs. Join us as Rev. Carlton Smith helps us and other UU's from around Arkansas share our diverse perspectives as we listen and learn about each other's hopes and dreams for the future of UUism. If you have ideas about how to make our community more relevant for upcoming generations, then this meeting is for you! Friday night features a concert by the award winning local UU band, Something Better , and food will be abundant. Learn more and register via the link in your weekly email or go to our website at UUFayetteville.org. When you register you will have the opportunity to tell us what discussion topics you think are most important. Any questions? please reach out the Karl Brown or Susie Schroeder. 
Access full flyer HERE
 S ee full agenda: AGENDA
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
Paid Staff Positions Available at UUFF!
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville is in need of a part-time, permanent janitor. The position includes five hours work/week on Saturday in preparation for services on Sunday, plus occasional extra hours for special events. The overall goal is to maintain the cleanliness of UUFF's main building and annex. Necessary skills include the ability to perform custodial work, move moderate weight furniture, and prepare and maintain budgets for supplies.

UUFF is looking for an accompanist who will work with the Minister, Chalice Team, Choir or Music Director, Music Committee and other relevant groups in organizing and performing music for Sunday and other services. The accompanist is expected to work closely with the Choir Director for the music performed by the choir and will arrange for a substitute as needed for any performance. Skills needed for this position include musical aptitude to play piano, keyboard or other instruments for accompaniment with congregational singing and instrumental pieces and solo pieces of varied genres ( ie. classical, jazz, pop, gospel, hymns, carols, etc.). One must be able to work well with supervisor(s), other staff members, relevant committees, and members of the congregation. Enthusiasm for building a varied music repertoire of high quality is also important, along with keeping records, maintaining a music library, and handling relevant budgetary matters.
Per policy, UUFF Members cannot apply for paid jobs, but your help in getting the word out to people who might be interested is needed and appreciated. Requests for applications and information can be sent to Fawn at uuff.ar@gmail.com
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 will be out of town the week of February 5th.

 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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