Plant Based Potluck

recurring; 4th Sundays

Join a potluck exploring and learning how to eat more Whole Foods Plant Based meals. It’s new! It’s confusing! It’s good for our health and our planet. No experience needed – whether you are a long time plant based eater, or have never heard of this before, you are welcome here. Let’s eat, laugh, and learn together. Children welcome.

Bring a dish to share, in which all ingredients are plants.

Plants: Grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices.

Not Plants: Animal flesh, fluids, and unborn young.

Need ideas for recipes?

Hosted by Ann Marchant.

This is a Connect Up Event, with the purpose of building community within the UUFC congregation. Would you like to host a Connect Up event? Learn more about it here:

Dream Boards 1/6

9:00 am to 12:30 pm in the UUFC Fellowship Hall

Saturday, January 6, 2024

Envisioning the New Year with Dream Board Making. A fun, creative morning in a supportive environment!

Please bring scissors labeled with your name.

If you wish to bring:

Magazines, stickers, special photos, your water bottle and a snack

$5 contribution to cover poster board, glue and art supplies

Led by Joyce Marvel-Benoist

This is a Connect Up event! Members can offer to host a Connect Up event with the purpose of gathering together and building relationships.

Harvest UU-Pick

Pick fruits and vegetables at our mini farm for your dinner table & join us in a glass of wine or home made peach or grape juice.

The Biegel’s mini farm and orchard, 33073 SE Peoria Road. (.2 miles past Peoria market)

Come visit any day you like, until harvest ends… Call Craig to schedule your visit!

Book Group

a stack of books

The Connect Up Book Group meets monthly on Zoom, January through October.

Books are selected by the participants. You are welcome to join every month, or when the book appeals to you.

Coordinated by Laurie Reed. To get involved, please email

2024 Book Selections

January: Hello Beautiful, by Ann Napolitano

February: The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store, by James McBride

March: The Secret Life of Sunflowers, by Marta Molnar

April: Unmasked, by Paul Holes

May: Tom Lake, by Ann Patchett

June: Poverty, by America, by Matthew Desmond

July: Lessons in Chemistry, by Bonnie Garmus

August: Stones for Ibarra, by Harriet Doerr

September: Ava Helen Pauling, by Mina Carson

October: Wellness, by Nathan Hill