Pride Party 2024

Pride is a joyful celebration of all of the beautiful identities of our LGBTQ+ community. The UUFC Sexuality and Gender Diversity Justice Team invites all UUFC friends to join us for a Pride Party. Music, food, games and crafts will be available.

You do not have to identify as “queer” to attend. This is a family-friendly event open to allies and people of all backgrounds.

Volunteers needed to help with set up, clean up… and bringing snacks!

Learn about the Sexuality and Gender Diversity team at UUFC. and our justice work.

NOTE: there is no Queerly Beloved meet -up in June, due to our efforts to plan a pride party.

Queerly Beloved 5/19/24

Sunday, May 19th in the UUFC Social Hall

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

This month, we’ll have a casual potluck and some icebreaker games, hosted by Ginny and Linda! Come and get to know your queer community and make new friends! Bringing food is optional, but welcome! Join us! Allies are always welcome/you don’t have to identify as LGBTQ to attend.

Join LGBTQ+ folx and allies for social gatherings centered on queer issues and themes. We understand the importance of queer community, and our goal is to provide a safe space where people can find that sense of belonging right here in Corvallis. We meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday in the afternoon. All are welcome! Questions: connect@dreuucorvallis-org

QUEERLY BELOVED is an affinity group of UUFC. uucorvallis.org/queerly-beloved

Spring Cleaning UUFC Community Work Day

Saturday May 25, 2024
anytime from 9 AM – 1 PM

OUTDOOR TASKS
clean out the rain gutters and install gutter guard
string-trim the parking lot and sidewalks
weed and cleanup patio area
pressure wash playground equipment
washing windows
INDOOR TASKS
clean sanctuary red chairs
clean social hall green folding chairs
clean upholstery in Classroom Wing Rooms 7,9,10
clean sanctuary fluorescent lights and mobiles


Please bring your own gloves, kneeling pads, and eye protection. Work side by side with new friends!
We would like to borrow 1to 3 ten foot ladders. Contact Wolfgang if you can help. Snacks and drinks provided. Please RSVP that you plan to
come, so we can organize the day’s work. Thanks!

Questions? Wolfgang Dengler wolfdengler1 at gmail.com

Aging Successfully in Community, 5/1

Wednesday, May 1, 3-5 pm in the UUFC Sanctuary

“Moving along in life and aiming to thrive!”

At our May meeting, we are pursuing two interests: the ups and downs of deciding whether to stay put in our current home or to move on to a smaller place… or one that may offer services to help us adapt as we age or, at least, simplifies life. Four UUers who have been through this quandary will share their decision processes in a moderated panel to begin the program.

One major consideration for being able to age in place is making adaptations to our current homes. The panel discussion will be followed by a presentation by Brian Egan on “Aging in Place Safely”. During his years as a general contractor, Brian trained as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist. Thanks to his expertise, we will learn how to make our homes safer and what products can be used for that purpose.

Feeling social? We’ll provide the forms that make it easy to be a host for a group social activity! Coffee? Games? Walking? Puzzles? You name it! And sign up!
Come join us to create positive experiences for this time of life!

Services Auction: Make Your Donations This Week

Online Silent Auction  –  Wednesday, May 29 – June 5 at 5:00 pm

Live Auction with Silent Auction Tables – Saturday, June 8

  • Doors open at 5:30 – Registration, pick up your dinner salad, strawberry desserts, and drinks
  • Socialize and bid on silent auction items 5:30 – 7:00
  • Live auction begins – with HOOPLA! 7:00 p.m.

We want EVERYONE to have a chance to enjoy the camaraderie and excitement of our annual Goods & Services Auction, whether or not you are able to attend on June 8. So, the 2024 Auction Planning Team has split the Auction into three parts:

  1. The Online Silent Auction – Wednesday, May 29, 8:00 am through
    Wednesday, June 5, 5:00 pm. Can’t come to UUFC on June 8? You’ll still be
    able to bid online for some fine items and services, and help fund our
    Fellowship at the same time.
  2. The Silent Auction Tables – Saturday, June 8, 5:30-7:00. A limited number
    of items will be available to bid on and take home that night, especially
    items such as cakes, pies, plants, bouquets, gift baskets, and arts and crafts.
  3. The Live Auction – Saturday, June 8, 7:00-8:30 pm. Our Auctioneer John
    Bailey will entice you to bid high on 30 spectacular service items. Raise your
    paddles and let the fun begin!

Request Childcare: In an effort to make the Services Auction a family friendly event, we want to offer childcare during the Live Auction. However, we need to know how many children to plan for and get some additional information about those youngsters from you. Please complete the short Google form before May 19 to allow time to recruit the appropriate, back-ground checked people to watch over your small humans. 

Volunteer to Help

The annual UUFC Services Auction is a wonderful way to build community while giving back to UUFC. Many people are needed to make this event a success! We have a variety of jobs, something for everyone!

Donate Services or Goods

Will you donate a popular service item that we can enjoy haggling over in the Live Auction? Or perhaps you will bake a cake or pie, bring a plant, bouquet, gift basket, an art/craft item that some lucky person will win at the Silent Auction table. Or maybe you have a new or like-new item that someone else would love. Some donations will be split between the Online Auction (May 29 – June 5) and the Silent Auction tables (June 8) so that everyone has a chance to participate.

Suggested Auction events and services

Here are some possible services or events. Mix and match and consider your special interests and you will come up with something unique. Please donate. It’s fun, we build community, get to know others, and our work benefits the UUFC.

ESCAPES: Time at your vacation beach house or cottage
WORK FOR HIRE: Yard work. Handy-person tasks. Architectural or landscape
design. Garden planning. Help in organizing kitchen, closets, garage. Car washing, car detailing, carpentry, gift baskets
OUTINGS: Winery/brewery visits. Boat/kayak/canoe trips. Bird watching. A day at the coast.
PARTIES WITH THEMES: Mystery dinner. Academy awards party. Las Vegas night.
GET-TOGETHERS: Tea or wine tasting. Poetry and snacks. Hikes with picnic. Sing-alongs. Karaoke night. Walking tour. Mexican train dominos.
SHARED MEALS: Ethnic dinners. Vegan, Paleo, Keto dinners. Fondue party. Meal and movie night. Salad sampler luncheon.
DELIVERED MEALS: Dinner for 2-4 delivered. Quart of soup for X months. Dessert per month for X months. Home-baked bread.
LESSONS: “Play with clay” day. Cake decorating. Greeting card making. Computer lessons. Music lessons. Dance lessons/party (tango, salsa, line dancing, belly dancing).
PERSONAL SERVICES: Shopping or “taxi” service. Massage. Astrology. Ancestry help. Made-to-order socks, scarf, mittens, hat, jewelry. Personalized song, poem, or limerick.
FAMILY FRIENDLY IDEAS: Children’s sewing project. Cooking class. Pizza or pasta making party. Tie dye party. Scavenger hunt. Child’s birthday party. Kid’s dress up party. Outdoor movie night. Math tutoring.

Making Sauerkraut Workshop 4.21.24

Sunday, April 21st at 3:00 pm

at John Larsen’s home. Register to be notified of address.

The Home Craft group will be hosting its inaugural meeting to learn how to make Sauerkraut! Sauerkraut is a simple method of fermenting cabbage to create a tasty product. You can come as you are to participate. If you would like to participate you can bring a fermenting jar and cabbage. Your fermenting jar needs to include a fermenting lid and weights. 

Hosted by John Larsen and the Home Craft group. This is a Connect Up activity!

Film: Where Can We Live in Peace?, 5/18

Saturday, May 18, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

in the UUFC Social Hall

Award-winning Canadian film maker Judy Jackson brings the moving story of the ABBA House migrant shelter in Celaya, Mexico. Founded by Pastor Ignacio it helps tens of thousands of migrants, many of whom are women and children. They are fleeing violence, crime, climate change and corruption in Latin America, and are desperately searching for a place where they can bring up their children in safety. Watch preview.

Hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Support Team, a part of our Justice Council.

Spring Luncheon 3/30 – Cancelled

The Secure Housing and Food For All team and Ernest Cardona invite you to join us for a Spring Celebration Luncheon on Saturday, March 30th , 2024 at 1:00 p.m. The lunch will be served in the Social Hall and we’ll have access to the deck, weather permitting. Donations are $15.00 per person. After food costs, all donations will be gifted to the UUFC to support its efforts in housing and feeding our community.

We’ll be serving a fresh, seasonal Spring menu with interesting appetizers, entrée and dessert. Please see the contact form below for a full menu description and a link to send us a message about your interest.

We’ll need to know the number of guests in your party, your name, and your email address to send out a payment request.

See you all on March 30th !
Roberta Smith & Ernest Cardona

Menu

Gluten free and dairy free options will be available

Appetizers:
*Smoked salmon endive leaves
*Shrimp ceviche
*Mushroom toasts with goat cheese and fresh herbs
*Pickled radishes and red onions

First courses:
*Green salad with fresh spinach, avocado, marinated artichoke hearts, pickled
beets, toasted pine nuts, roasted sesame dressing, sesame seeds
*Fresh spring pea soup

Entree and sides:
*Chicken Francese with lemon sauce and capers
*Roasted asparagus with fresh parmagiano reggiano
*Rice pilaf

Dessert:
*Lemon posset with fresh berries