UUFF eNews - Week of September 21, 2022

UUFF's 11am Service This Sunday (online AND in-person)

Sunday, September 25th, 11am Service (Facebook Live Streaming AND In-Person!): "Stirring the Pot: Cooking and Community." Melly will discuss the importance of cooking and cultural food traditions in building community and will help us explore the places racism and classism can hide in our kitchens.

You can attend our 11am Sunday Services in person at UUFF or online. To join us remotely via Facebook Live Stream, click this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/389142533396116/ and click on the "watch live video" button. You DO NOT need to have a Facebook account to join.

Nursery care is available from 10am-12pm each Sunday!

Please see Alex (Nursery Coordinator) to officially register your child(ren) for nursery care if you have not done so already. And remember that only folks listed on the child's registration form will be allowed sign them in and out of the nursery.

If you wish, CLICK HERE to print and fill out the UUFF Nursery Registration form ahead of time so it will be ready to hand to Alex when you drop your child(ren) off in the nursery for the first time.

Sunday Morning Religious Exploration Hour

Adult RE Discussion Group - Downstairs in the Common Room each Sunday at 10am!

Topic this Sunday: "The Joys of Intergenerational Friendships."

Intergenerational friendship can be defined as a friendship between an older and younger adult in which the age difference is 15 years or more. According to AARP, about 37% of adults report being part of such a friendship. We hope you will join us this Sunday as we explore the benefits of intergenerational connections and discuss the impact these relationships have had on our lives.

Youth (ages 11-18) RE class - held in the YRE classroom downstairs each Sunday at 10am.

Please register your youth for YRE by filling out THIS FORM. Questions? Contact YRE Lead, Leanda Gavin (Lmshelby@gmail.com).

Children's (ages 5-11) RE Class - held in the CRE classroom downstairs each Sunday at 10am.

Please register your child for CRE by filling out THIS FORM. Questions? Contact CRE Lead, Stephanie Bentley (stephmacbentley@gmail.com).

Meditation Group held via zoom each Sunday beginning at 9:30am.

If you'd like to attend or just to know more, please contact the Sunday Morning Meditation Lead, Ines Polonius (work4justice2@yahoo.com). 

UUFF Cares Updates

Join us in wishing a very HAPPY SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY to these folks!

Rev. Steven Gaines

Kathy Benton

Laura Brewer

Arden Kate

Deb Hunter

RJ (Ronda Jean)

Cobi Cogbill

Melly Edge-Adams

Noreen Poor

Audrey Weymiller

Jori Costello

Joanna-Person Michener

Callie Gardner

If you would like to send a card to anyone on the list and need an address or two, OR if you should be on the list of September birthdays, please contact Fawn in the office at uuff.ar@gmail.com

UUFF Announcements, Events, and Opportunities

Have you ever noticed that we Unitarian Universalists tend to approach life a bit differently than most mainstream church-goers? Instead of "Let go, let God," we're more like "Let's go, It's up to us!" We are all aware that positive change doesn't come about on its own. It takes work! In that spirit, the very existence of the UU Fellowship of Fayetteville has always depended on a constantly evolving base of dedicated members and friends who donate not only treasure but also time and talent. Volunteers are the heart of this unique spiritual community. In other words, no matter your skill set, there is a place where YOU are needed! But perhaps you aren't aware of all of the opportunities available and/or you don't know how to go about "jumping in." So, starting now, each week we plan to highlight one or two ways that UUFF'ers enjoy giving of their time and talent. This week's highlight is the UUFF Grounds Team!

Pictured above from left to right: Pip, RJ, and Laura Brewer, hard at work cleaning up the slope between the parking lot and lawn during a recent Grounds Work Day (each Thursday, 9-11am).

The small but mighty UUFF Grounds Team, including "regulars" Laura Brewer (team lead), RJ, Cathy Schermer and Annette Lewis, gathers at the Fellowship for 2 hours each Thursday to maintain and improve UUFF's beautiful grounds. There is, of course, always more work to be done than folks to do it, so if the thought of spending a few hours working outside in a beautiful location with a really good group of people piques your interest, please join the Grounds Team for one of their Thursday 9-11am Work Days. Your presence is most welcome! Questions? Contact Team Lead, Laura Brewer (kbrew9@gmail.com).

UUFF will hold a New Member Ceremony during the 11am Service on Sunday, October 2nd! Several folks have recently decided to become official UUFF Members, so please plan to attend and help welcome them in this special service!

UUFF Justice Spotlight - Week of September 21st, 2022

Issue: Climate Change: Please plan to attend the Fall Earth Care Series to be held here at UUFF on Sundays - September 25th, October 30th, and November 20th, from 1-3pm. It’s all about the value of clean energy for the earth and all of the life it supports (including we humans!). The speakers are going to be excellent, and even if you're not currently a candidate for solar, this is a free opportunity to learn from the experts in this important issue. Stow the knowledge away for future use and be able to share informed facts with others who might be interested now! We will have refreshments and door prizes of LED light bulbs, so don’t miss this interesting series! See flyer below, and please RSVP to DinaCNash2014@gmail.com

The next Justice Team meeting will be on Thursday, October 13th at 7pm.

Dina Nash and the Justice Team

DinaCNash2014@gmail.com or 501-554-2200

Calendar of UUFF Events for September 21st - September 29th

TODAY (09/21) - 6:30pm - UUFF Chalice Team Meeting - Zoom

Thursday, 09/22 - 9-11am - UUFF Grounds Work Day - UUFF

Thursday, 09/22 - 6:30pm - UUFF Board Meeting - Zoom

Sunday, 09/25 - 9:30am - Sunday Meditation Group - Zoom (Ines)

Sunday, 09/25 - 10am - Adult RE Discussion Group - Downstairs Common Room

Sunday, 09/25 - 10am - Children's (ages 5-11) RE Class - Downstairs

Sunday, 09/25 - 10am - Youth (ages 11-18) RE Class - Downstairs

Sunday, 09/25 - 11am - Main Sunday Service - UUFF or remotely via Facebook Live Stream

Sunday, 09/25 - 1-3pm - Earth Care Series, Session 1 - Intro to Solar - How solar powered systems work and assessing if they could work for you - UUFF Sanctuary

Sunday, 09/25 - 4pm - Accessibility & Inclusivity Working Group Meeting - Zoom

Thursday, 09/29 - 9-11am - UUFF Grounds Work Day - UUFF

Thursday, 09/29 - 6:30pm - Sanctuary Reserved for Chalice Circle Gathering

UUFF Main Contact Info (to reach me, Fawn - your Administrator):

Phone: 479-521-8422

Email: uuff.ar@gmail.com

Mailing Address: 901 W. Cleveland St. / Fayetteville, AR 72701

Schedule and Contact Info for Rev. Dr. Steven Gaines:

Click here to schedule a meeting with Rev. Steven.

For short messages, email steven@uufayetteville.org.

For pastoral care needs, email uuff-cares@googlegroups.com, email or call the UUFF office, or schedule a meeting with Rev. Steven.

UUFF Typical Weekly Office Schedule (Fawn's Hours): Usual Office Hours are Tuesday - Friday, roughly 10am-2:30pm. Disclaimer: Hours are subject to change based on Administrator vacation, work errands, personal appointments, illness, working from home, holidays, etc. Working from home on TODAY (Wednesday) this week.

Please refer to our website - www.uufayetteville.org - for the latest UUFF news and updates.

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