UUFF eNews - Week of July 8, 2020
Service this Sunday- July 12, 2020
Sunday, July 12th, 11am Zoom Service: "Lessons from Our Children." Children and youth have their own unique perspectives on the world. And they can teach grown-ups A LOT! We will hear from them today, in their own words.

** We "Share the Plate" this week with NWA Center for Sexual Assault. This valuable community organization works to provide a safe haven of healing and hope to those affected by sexual violence and strives to enable a safer future for all through education and awareness by offering free, comprehensive support to survivors of sexual assault while actively addressing the individual and community hurt caused by those who perpetrate. To find out more, please visit: https://nwasexualassault.org/
You can donate online at uufayetteville.org or mail a check to UUFF (please note clearly that donation is for "share plate"). Thanks for your generosity.**

UUFF's Sunday Zoom Service open at 10:50, service starting at 11am:

Join via link (audio/video): https://uuma.zoom.us/j/96209574188

Meeting ID: 962 0957 4188

Call-in by phone:
     +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number: https://uuma.zoom.us/u/abJXbBITMf
Sunday, 7/12, 10am - Adult RE 10am Discussion Group (via Zoom!)
Topic this Sunday: In a new book, historian Rutger Bregman makes the case that people are good and that if we trust each more, great societal benefits are possible.

Link to join video/audio at 10am on Sunday: https://zoom.us/j/883142717
Meeting ID: 883 142 717

To call in on non-smart phone/landline:
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
UUFF Cares Updates
Lowell Dean Titus , father of long-time UUFF member, Janet Titus, passed away of COVID-19 on June 30th. He had enjoyed attending services and Adult RE for the last year and a half. The family feels blessed that he passed relatively quickly and was spared a long slow descent through dementia. Cards can be sent to 508 N Sequoyah Dr, Fayetteville 72701. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may make them to the UUFF capital fund towards the purchase of an elevator. To view Lowell's full obituary, please click HERE .

Nancy McShane had surgery on her right eye for a detached retina June 15 and will be recovering for the next few months. She will also be finished with her cancer therapy very soon, with her last immunotherapy to be completed on July 9!

Joyce Mendenhall continues to undergo chemotherapy treatments for her cancer and is hoping for insurance approval to receive a specialized procedure called "Embolization." Please keep Joyce in your thoughts and check in on her by phone when you are able.
UUFF Announcements, Events, and Opportunities!
From UUFF Justice Team -- All are invited to join in an important Virtual Event on Thursday, July 9th, beginning at 6pm - "BLACK LIVES MATTER - A CONVERSATION."

Please join us for a round-table discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement with Black community members in Fayetteville. In this program, panel members will discuss the goals, purpose and evolution of the Black Lives Matter movement. As a public institution whose mission is "to strengthen our community and empower our citizens through free and public access to knowledge," we are proud to facilitate access to Black voices and narratives.

Our moderator will be Dequeshia Prude-Wheeler. 
Dequeshia is a local attorney and alumna of the University of Arkansas School of Law, as well as the only Black woman lawyer in private practice in NWA.

Panelists include:
Dr. Caree Banton - Assistant Professor of Afro-Caribbean History at the U of A. 
Caree is an Associate Professor of Afro-Caribbean History at the University of Arkansas who is jointly appointed in History and African and African American Studies. Her research focuses on movements around abolition, emancipation, colonization as well as ideas of citizenship, blackness, and nationhood in the 19 th century.
Jared Carter - Founder of HandsUpNWA 
Jared is the founder of the local organization Hands Up NWA. HandsUpNWA is a collective movement between Northwest Arkansas & KCMO whose mission is to raise awareness regarding the infringement of human rights by ​authorities.
Olivia Patterson - Representative of the Teen Action and Support Center
Olivia is an upcoming sophomore at Haas Hall Academy in Rogers. As a young black woman, Olivia believes that everyone deserves to be treated with basic human decency, kindness and respect. She is also the founder of "Art by Olivia,"a business in which she paints customized pieces for customers.
Also the Black Student Caucus at the University of Arkansas will be sending a representative to participate as a panelist. 

This panel discussion will be held at 6pm on Thursday, July 9th and is accessible by visiting www.vimeo.com/faylib . Following the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for respectful, virtual audience participation in accordance with established community guidelines. This program is open to all ages.

For more resources, visit https://www.faylib.org/anti-racism and https://www.faylib.org/anti-racism-pathfinders. #FPLBlackLivesMatter
BLM official website: https://blacklivesmatter.com/about/
Most of our programs, etc. are on hold for the time being, but feel free to peruse the website for more information on usual UUFF Programs and Events with an eye to the future!
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
 UUFF Typical Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours) : Typical Office Hours are Tues/Wed/Fri: 10am-2pm and Thurs: 11am-3pm. Disclaimer-hours are subject to change based on illness, personal appointments, vacation, etc.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville | 479-521-8422 | uuff.ar@gmail.com| uufayetteville.org
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