Shakespeare Outing

Love’s Labour’s Lost

Friday, September 15, 2023 7:30 pm

See Rachel Kohler onstage in another rollicking Shakespearean production. Will she be in a wheelchair? That is a story for another time!

Buy tickets online:

A group from UUFC are going to sit together. Contact Priscilla Galasso for more info.

Energy Upgrades for Homes

Energy Upgrades for Homes with Fossil (Natural) Gas. Nancy Evenson, a retired architect who offers Home Retrofit Clinics through the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, will speak from personal experience to both the:

  • Technological advances that make heat pump and induction
    technology incredibly clean and efficient.
  • Homeowner experience in navigating the switch from fossil
    gas to electricity.

Monday 7 August, 6:30 – 7:30 PM in the UU Social Hall, also available by Zoom, Contact

Hosted by the Faith Based Climate Action Team

Banned Book Reading Club

A reading club to discuss banned books and share insight as to why they have been banned. For a list of titles, please email Susie. Hosted by Susie Smyth. This is a Connect Up Event:

Meets 2nd Wednesdays at 2:00 pm in the UU Library. August 9th and September 13th, 2023.

Queerly Beloved

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:

July 16th , 2023 5-7 pm at the UU Social Hall

We will watch a series of clips of Queer Comedians including Cameron Esposito, Hannah Gadsby Mae Martin and others! These stand-up comedians are notable for their poignant and honest storytelling from the LGBTQ perspective. After the viewing we’ll have a chance to visit and share stories of our own.

August 20th, 2023 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Queerly Beloved Beach Day

Marys River Park in Philomath, off S 11th St.
Cool off with cool Queerly Beloved community alongside Marys River! Swimming, wading, lounging, and more. All ages and abilities welcome.
For those who want to carpool, meet Jess at the UUFC parking lot at 3:30 for a 3:40 departure time.

LGTBQ+ Allyship Workshop Document

Lily Hislop and Becca Bedell say a huge thanks to everyone who attended, participated in, and was challenged by the LGBTQ Allyship Workshop!  By popular demand, here is the Allyship Workshop document, with further scenarios, sources, and resource links.  Please feel free to share.  But remember – we’re not the ultimate authority on anything beyond our own lives.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Bring your unwanted jigsaw puzzles and pick out some new ones to take home as we gather and share conversation and drinks.

Wednesday Aug 2, 2023 from 4-6pm, hosted by Bobbi Bailey. In the UU Social hall and patio.

Neurodivergent Discussion

A group for people, both neurodivergent and not, to come together and discuss issues faced by neurodvergent people. Led by Anthony Acquilano.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Saturday, June 24th, 2023. In Room 9 at UUFC.

LGBTQ+ Ally Workshop

Sunday June 11, 11:45 am, after the service. Meet in the back of the sanctuary.

Practice speaking out for LGBTQ+ people as and Ally. This workshop will be led by Lily Hislop as part of our Pride Month offerings.

We know that religious spaces haven’t always been welcoming places for all people, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality. The Unitarian Universalist Association has a history of standing up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Being welcoming means striving for radical inclusion, and creating spaces that honor every part of our identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Join us as we continue the work of being allies!

Probiotic Potluck

June 5th, 2023, 6:30 pm in the Social Hall

Probiotic Potluck: Eric Karbowski will demonstrate how to make a probiotic sandwich.  Participants will then make their own sandwiches.  As participants eat in fellowship, Eric will host a discussion of food as medicine, microbiomes, & using gardens to store carbon emissions while growing probiotics.  RSVP to receive your assigned potluck ingredient. Participants should  bring their own cutting boards and knives.

This event is organized by the Faith Based Climate Action Team. More info about this team here.

Star Trek and UU

Star Trek and UU
The UU Seven Principals align well with the values of the imagined future of the Star Trek Universe. Star
Trek has a long tradition of producing shows that address challenging topics of our contemporary life
using the guise of science fiction and alien civilizations to tell allegorical stories. The shows are not just
entertaining (though they totally are); some of them dig into some really difficult issues that are worth
sharing with others and starting some conversations around.
We shared a curated list of relevant episodes from multiple Star Trek series’ dealing with racism, war, the
nature of individuality and ones inherent rights, gender identity, the environment, homelessness and
genocide. Each episode was briefly introduced, then watched, followed by some great discussion. We also
had snacks.
We met for 10 sessions on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month from February through June. At our first
session two people came. At our last 16 people came. Over 20 people participated at least once. The ages
of the participants ranged from mid 20’s to mid 70’s.
We hope to resume this Connect Up activity in October 2023. Anyone can attend, you do not need to have prior
knowledge of Star Trek or be a Trekkie to participate in this activity.
Star Trek and UU was organized by Amy Ayers with the help of Tyson Bryant.