Posts from March 2015

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Between Us

by Jill McAllister

A church or religious congregation is many things, for many people. It is a place for learning, a place for healing from some of life’s pain, a place to belong when we feel too alone, a place to share in the work of building justice and peace, a place to be with others who can […]

Living the Mission

by Jamie Petts

What the Mission Statement Means to Me I view UUFC as both a vessel and a catalyst. It is a vessel that holds those who come together seeking meaning, inspiration, and companionship on life’s journey. It is a place where we can be challenged in a non-confrontational way to acknowledge and even embrace that which […]

What Actually Happens in Children’s RE?

by Jamie Petts

At the UUFC, children, youth, and adults share the first fifteen minutes of worship: the opening and the Time for All Ages. Then the congregation sings the children out to their religious exploration sessions. But what happens after that? Most Sundays the children go directly to their own rooms, with their volunteer adult teachers. There […]

UUFC 2015-16 Pledge Drive

by Jamie Petts

The UUFC annual pledge drive began this year on Saturday, March 7, with a Breakfast and World Café event. Participants discussed the intersection of our mission statement – Explore. Love. Act. – with two major areas of congregational stewardship: financial support and buildings and grounds. In the 2015-16 budget we continue the work of bringing […]

Between Us

by Jill McAllister

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the march for voting rights in Selma, Alabama, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, John Lewis, and many others. It was a highly organized, strategic effort, like all of the work of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. It was grounded in faith in democratic ideals, and […]