UUFF eNews - Week of January 8, 2020
Service this Sunday- January 12, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 11am Service: "The Faith of Doubt." Led by Rev. Jim Parrish.

**This Sunday, we will share the plate with NW AR Food Bank . According to their website, "In Northwest Arkansas there are more than 65,000 men, women, senior citizens and children that face hunger every day. The number of hungry people has increased in the past years, but the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank continues to fight for everyone to have access to nutritious food to eat." All loose collection plate money AND specially-designated cash/checks (please write "share plate" on envelope or check memo line) will be given to the food bank. To find out more about this organization, please visit: https://www.nwafoodbank.org/ **

10am Sunday Adult Religious Education (ARE) options:
ARE Discussion Group: Meets downstairs in common room. Topic: "Gaining Integrity Through Value Clarity." The poet, Charles Bukowski asks, “Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” Integrity rarely means that we need to add something to ourselves; it is more an undoing than a doing, a freeing ourselves from beliefs we have about who we are and ways we have been persuaded to “fix” ourselves. Take this short online values assessment and bring your results to class this week.   https://www.valuescentre.com/tools-assessments/pva/

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 INTEGRITY. We learn about the skill and practice of listening to your inner voice, or conscience.

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.
UUFF Cares Updates
Shermon Brown is still recovering from December 22nd surgery. Unfortunately, he contracted an infection and remains in a lot of discomfort, especially in his legs, which makes it extremely difficult to move around/walk. Shermon misses us and can't wait to get back to services. He would LOVE to hear from his UUFF community, and visits are welcomed! Please text 479-305-9557 .

Joyce Mendenhall has been doing well since her surgery to remove cancerous growths on 12/30. A MealTrain has been set up to help her keep resting and healing in the next few weeks. Please sign up via the link above. Joyce is restricted to soft foods and smooth soups for the time being but is improving every day.
UUFF Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
Lunch Angels next serve date is coming up on Saturday, January 18th. Volunteers are desperately needed! Volunteers meet at 11am at Genesis Church (on MLK Jr Blvd).
A busy holiday season has come and gone, and UUFF's Lunch Angels serve date has snuck up on us! If you are interested in literally "serving" those of our community in need, please sign up to make a casserole and/or be a server with UUFF's Lunch Angels team. Many volunteers are needed. Winter is an essential time to make sure the homeless get a nice, hot meal. This social justice opportunity is undeniable important. Please sign up to help via the link below or on the hard copy sheet in the UUFF lobby. Thank you!

If you have any questions, please contact Gretchen at gwilkes@farmcards.org
Justice Circle Meet-Up and Movie - THIS Sunday, 1/12, 12:15pm in Sanctuary

All who care about social justice are invited to stay after the 11am service this Sunday, 1/12, to watch and discuss "The Island of All Together." In this short (23-minutes) documentary, set on the Greek island of Lesbos, European tourists and Syrian refugees talk to one another about life. The film shows what happens when we take time to sit down and talk with each other rather than about each other. Afterwards, we will have a brief business meeting to talk about upcoming projects.
UUFF's Young Adult group is hosting a yoga session each Saturday beginning at 10am, in the Fellowship Sanctuary.

All may attend, and donations for instructor are encouraged. Please contact Karl ( kryosoul@gmail.com) for more details or before attending for the first time.
A new UUFF Chalice Circle is being formed, led by Shari Withey, and you are invited to join!
What IS a Chalice Circle, you ask? It is a small gathering of around 8 people who regularly meet together to learn from, share with, and support one another. Please contact Shari at willowbendgarden@aol.com for more information or if you would like to join this Circle. As mentioned above, spots are limited, so please express your interest soon. The first meeting of this particular Chalice Circle is planned for Sunday, January 26th, 12:30-2pm.
Northwest Arkansas will have several different opportunities to participate in MLK Jr. Day Celebrations, and if there is sufficient interest, UUFF hopes to have a presence at least in two of the marches to be held on Monday, January 20th .

In Springdale: Starting at Luther George Park, one block south of Emma, at 500 E Grove Avenue, to the Jones Center. The parade starts at 11:30am, but group will meet at 11am to get organized.

U of A Campus in Fayetteville: We are awaiting march/program details, but march typically begins around 11:30am as well.

There is a sign-up sheet on the activities table in the UUFF foyer. Please let us know if you are interested in attending either of the MLK Jr. Day celebration marches planned for 1/20.
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 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.
Outside Events & Opportunities
UU Benton County Study Group 2020: "DOES SCIENCE HELP US UNDERSTAND GOD?"

There is a new group forming in January. All interested are invited to attend. New science is revealing aspects of the universe that we have never explored before and which appear to delve into areas we have long considered “spiritual.” If you go, or want to go, beyond traditional faith in understanding this part of yourself, here is an opportunity to explore it with like-minded people. We will combine reading and discussion as we find our way.

There will be a short organizational meeting on Sunday, January 12th at 1pm at UUBC, 1400 W. Walnut, Suite 113 to choose the time and frequency of regular meetings. Please contact Tony Miltich if interested, tony@dhsc.com

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville | 479-521-8422 | uuff.ar@gmail.com| uufayetteville.org
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