UU Elevator Speech, Online Class (Wednesdays, Sept 27-Oct 11 @5-6PM)

Wednesdays, Sept 27 – Oct 11

5:00pm-6:00pm PST on Zoom

This three-week series guides participants through developing an “elevator speech” about their Unitarian Universalist faith. The next time someone asks you “what is Unitarian Universalism?” you’ll be ready with a brief and meaningful statement.

Because UUFC’s RE department subscribes to the Faith Forward program out of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, our members are invited to this online workshop for FREE! We will register as a group, so please fill out the REGISTRATION FORM BEFORE September 20th, and I will send them our information. You will receive a link to the online platform Teachable, sometime after September 24th.

Direct questions to Skyla King-Christison at dre@uucorvallis.org 

Spiritual Practices, Part 1 (Mondays, 10/2 to 11/6, 6-7 PM)

Part 1 of the Spiritual Practices Series is a 6-session series that helps participants develop regular disciplines of the spirit – practices that help us connect with the sacred. This series affirms religious diversity while seeking unity in our communal quest for meaning and wholeness. Each session offers a forum for learning, sharing, and growth that can enrich our personal faith journeys.

Join Skyla King-Christison on Monday evenings, Oct. 2nd through Nov. 6th, from 6 to 7pm in Room 7.

Please help us plan by registering here! Thanks!

Session 1: Defining Spiritual Practice

Session 2: Finding Your Spiritual Practice

Session 3: Keeping a Sabbath

Session 4: Prayer

Session 5: Meditation

Session 6: Mindful Walking and Eating

Part 2 of this series will be offered in the spring, at which time returning participants can share about how their spiritual practices have evolved since part one, and all participants, new and retuning will explore the topics of worship and ritual, discernment and devotional reading, hospitality and belonging, work and service, retreat, and life as a spiritual practice.

Trans Inclusion in Congregations Workshop (Thursdays, 9-21 to 10-26, 6-7:30 PM)

Join us for a 6 week course in culture shift and radical welcome, designed by Rev. Mykal Slack & Zr. Alex Kapitan, and facilitated by Bonnie Morihara.

WHEN: Thursdays from 6 to 7:30pm, September 21st through October 26th.

WHERE: Room 8

WHAT: A video course is designed to watch and discuss together, in an effort to expand our understanding of how to truly welcome folks of all identities into our beloved community.

REGISTER: please help us plan and setup by registering at this link. Thank you!

We offered this warm, challenging workshop over the summer, and at the end, participants said, “This was wonderful! More people need to take this!” If you missed it the first round, we want you to have a second chance.

Ice Cream Social (8-27 at 7 PM)

All are invited to the ice cream social on Sunday, August 27th at 7pm on the Fellowship lawn.

The RE Council will provide the ice cream bars, tabletop games, and a water zone for cooling off. You will provide the general merriment and community building by chatting with someone new, inviting your friends, and bringing your whole, awesome self to the event.

If you’re available to help with set-up, please contact Skyla dre@uucorvallis.org.

August Youth Event (8-27 at 12-6 PM)

It’s that time of year again! Register here by August 20th to attend the Annual River Reunion Youth Float on August 27th from noon to 6PM. All youth in grades 6-12 who planning to attend YRUU in the fall are invited. More details are available at the registration link. Please note, you MUST be registered for YRUU in order to attend. Direct questions to Skyla dre@uucorvallis.org.

PWR Cluster Fall Youth Overnight (Sept. 22-23 at UUFC)

Corvallis is hosting the PWR Cluster’s Fall Youth Overnight! Come get to know youth from the region as we explore the theme of building a new way through touch groups, playshops, worship, and community.

July RE Events

July 11 & 25

UUA Common Read, Defund Fear, 1130-12:30 on the back deck

July 13 & 27

Ukulele Jam,  7PM-8PM on the Fellowship lawn

July 23

Young Adult Pizza Hour, at noon

July 29

Outdoor movie night and camp on the Fellowship lawn,  showing Dumplin’, 9PM-11PM or overnight, Fellowship lawn


Inquirers Series, 11:30 AM in Room 7

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