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.

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!

Soulful Home Pancake Breakfast, 5/11

Monthly, Second Saturdays

9:00 am in the children’s classroom 6C

Gather with other UU families for a time of songs, fun and food. Pancakes, milk, and juice will be provided. Bring a favorite topping to share!

Please note that families of all configurations are welcome here! If your child isn’t with you on pancake weekend and you have the desire to connect with other parents in our community, you are most welcome to come join the fun in the absence of your kiddos. 

Please RSVP

TYPICAL AGENDA:

Chalice lighting & Music time (bring your instruments!)

Pancakes (bring your favorite topping!)

Playground time

Camping at South Beach 2024

Thursday, July 18th – Sunday, July 21st. At South Beach State Park, Oregon.

Connect-up with other UUFC campers July 18 – 21. Participate in shared meals, group hikes, campfires, music, and other fun activities. Come for all of the weekend, or just a part.

Campers must reserve and pay for their own spots at South Beach State Park Campground. Make your reservation.

There are yurts available, as well as RV sites and tent sites!

After you’ve made your reservation, let us know you will be there so we can meet ahead and plan activities.

Coordinated by Julie Halter and Nancy Gill.

Gauging Interest in a Puerto Rican Dinner, 2/24

If there’s enough interest, I’m thinking of preparing Puerto Rican meal for 30 to 50 as a fundraiser for the Fellowship on February 24, 2024 at 1 PM. My family emigrated from Puerto Rico to the mainland in 1926 and there are rich food traditions in our culture that I’d like to share. Should be fun and delicious.

Menu:

~Arroz con gandules (rice with pigeon peas, which is considered the national dish of Puerto Rico);
~Papas con chorizo (potatoes with chorizo), served with tortillas like my grandma used to do;
~Pollo guisado (chicken stew);
~Ensalada verde (simple green salad);
~Habichuelas negras (spiced black beans);
~Tres leches cake, Puerto Rican style (adding coconut milk and whipped cream with toasted coconut sprinkled on top);
~Agua de Jamaica (sweetened hibiscus flower tea, served cold).
~Might also include platanos maduros (fried ripe plaintains, which are naturally sweet).

Cost: $15.00 per person, paid in advance. I will donate all of my time and some of the food so we can donate the maximum. Volunteers welcome.

Unfortunately, due to the traditional menu I won’t be able to accommodate special diets, gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian requests. I’ll prepare a meal that meets these needs at a later date.

Please let me know if this interests you so I’ll know how many people I might expect to serve. Thanks a lot and I hope to see all of you sometime soon.

Ernest Cardona

Mindful Awareness

Mindful Awareness Practice will not meet April 17 or April 24 because Patti White will be traveling. Mindful Awareness Practice will resume with the regular meeting on May 1 at 7 p.m.

Patti White, Mindfulness Coach in the Unified Mindfulness system, unifiedmindfulness.com, leads Mindful Awareness Practice each Wednesday from 7 PM to 7:50 PM. The group currently meets on Zoom. The room opens at 6:40 for casual socializing. The practice is suitable for anyone interested in learning or improving mindfulness skills. Everyone is welcome.

To be added to the group list, email connect@uucorvallis.org