Posts from December 2014

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Between Us

by Jill McAllister

Is it an understatement to say that people are constantly coming and going at the UUFC? Imagine the time-lapse photography In the past few months we’ve been pouring over membership lists, trying to update and consolidate information for our new data base. From this research it’s obvious that even in our relatively short 65 years this congregation has been one long and on-going series […]

Lay Ministry and Pastoral Care: Renewing our Vision

by Jamie Petts

Some years ago, a lay ministry program was instituted in the Fellowship around the time of a ministerial sabbatical. A number of Fellowship members were trained by the minister, and each chose an area of Fellowship life in which to take on more responsibility, especially while the minister was gone. The work of this cadre […]

Justice Work Updates

by Jamie Petts

Oregon UU Voices for Justice Annual Meeting Adopts Two UUFC Proposals The Fifth annual meeting of Oregon UU Voices for Justice, a state-wide UU network, took place at UUFC on November 8. Two new task groups were formed, both proposed by UUFC members: one to work on a constitutional amendment to limit the power of […]

Trustees to Adopt 2015 Goals this Month, by Kyle Jansson

by Jamie Petts

It has been more than 50 years since the founders of the UUFC brought two Camp Adair barracks to our property on Circle Boulevard. It has been nearly 30 years since the congregation raised the funds to build the Fellowship Hall/Sanctuary and expand the classroom wing. Have our structural needs for space changed since then? […]

Between Us

by Jill McAllister

Over the past decade or so, I’ve come to think of the winter holiday season simply as a season of giving. Not so much a season of gifts, for I shudder to think of the piles of wrapped presents which enthralled me as a child. This season of giving is much less about things and […]