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Container Post Example

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  • Embedded Post Example

    This post has the tag “example.” It has it’s own url. It can be embedded in a Container Post, and then it can be reached by both the example post’s url and the container post’s url.

    Here’s an image:

Grandfolks Squad (Free UUFC Childcare)

As part of our mission to ensure that people of all ages have the opportunity to plug into Fellowship life, we formed the Grandfolks Squad, a team of volunteers who provide no-cost childcare for Fellowship families during UUFC sponsored events.

Per our safe congregation policy, all volunteers who work with children are background checked and work in teams of two unrelated adults so that children are never alone, one on one, with any nonfamily adult. The squad is composed largely of grandparents who have a heart for nurturing young children.

Only children who are registered in either the nursery or Spirit Play are eligible for care from the Granfolks Squad. This ensures that we have adequate emergency information on file. You may find registration links for each age group under the learning tab.

Please note that because the Grandfolks Squad is completely volunteer-operated, there may be times when a request cannot be accommodated. 

To request a team of Grandfolks to care for your children during an event, we ask that you fill out this request form 2-3 weeks prior to the event date. Once a team has been found, you will be notified via email. Please arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your event and meet the Grandfolks in Room 4. Offer them any information that might help them provide a great experience for your cherished little one, and then head to your gathering.

If you have questions about the Grandfolks Squad, or are interested in volunteering, contact Skyla King-Christison at dre@uucorvallis.org

OWL (Our Whole Lives) Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities.

Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, sexual health and behavior. With a holistic approach, Our Whole Lives provides accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.

Because we aim, as people of faith, to never stop growing and evolving, UUFC doesn’t stop offering OWL just because you’ve become an adult. As part of our core programming, we offer OWL every other year, alternating with Coming of Age, each with a cohort of middle schoolers and a separate cohort open to adults ages 18 to 101! Adult OWL is not a children’s program made available to adults. Instead, we expand the conversation to include information about up to date terminology that may have changed in your lifetime and what that means for your conversations about sex and sexuality, as well as discussions around how our identities and challenges shift as we become sexual beings in aging human bodies.

OWL is only taught by teams of background checked adults who have completed training offered jointly by the UUA and UCC. You can find more information about the complete program by visiting this website, and more about our local OWL offerings by emailing Skyla King-Christison at dre@uucorvallis.org.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age is a core UU program that asks participants to explore what it means to become an adult in a Unitarian Universalist context. A lot of cultures have this kind of event in the life of their congregation or community. Close to home, our Jewish neighbors have bat and bar mitzvahs where young people are asked to learn a language and be able to reflect on a text. In other cultures there are walkabouts, solo experiences in the wilderness, or even rounds of combat. In each of these examples, the community is expressing what is important to it. In Judaism, the importance is put on being religiously literate in the language of the Torah. Walkabouts emphasize the importance of survival in nature, while hand to hand combat points toward the importance of defending the group or surviving a conflict.

In our faith, we ask our members to reflect deeply on who they are as spiritual people, to be able to think metaphorically, and to express themselves as soulful, connected beings, capable of experiencing a spiritual passion and transforming that passion into service and dedication to a common good.

Because we aim, as people of faith, to never stop growing and evolving, UUFC doesn’t stop offering the Coming of Age program just because you’ve become an adult. As part of our core programming, we offer Coming of Age every other year, alternating with OWL (Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive sexuality education), each with a cohort of middle schoolers and a separate cohort open to adults ages 18 to 101! Adult Coming of Age is not a children’s program made available to adults. Instead, it’s a program that asks adults to engage with the same themes, but in a small group that is willing to deeply reflect on the personal history that shaped them, where they are in their spiritual development, and where they aim to go next.

For more information about when the next Coming of Age Cycle begins, contact Skyla at dre@uucorvallis.org

We Care is hiring!

Do you or someone you know have an interest in helping We Care further our mission, by applying to be our half-time Intake Coordinator?

The Intake Coordinator oversees all steps of the Intake process, supports volunteers, talks with applicants and partner agencies, and coordinates with the We Care Board. A complete job description and job application can be found here. Applications submitted by January 30 will be given priority.

Difficult Conversations: The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue with Drs. Robert George and Cornel West

Jan 22nd, 7-8:30 PM, at LaSells

EDI would like to invite you to an opportunity to attend a special event at LaSells, focusing on civil discourse and “difficult conversations” —an area of deep concern for many of us! Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert George will be featured speakers at LaSells and online via live.oregonstate.edu.

The topic: Difficult Conversations: The University’s Role in Restoring Civic Dialogue.” We are asked to register for this event.

“Difficult Conversations” – More Info and Registration

Inquirer’s Series 1/21 – Minister’s Q&A* with Jill McAllister

This week: Minister’s Q&A* with Jill McAllister. Inquirer’s Series is a series of 9 hour-long sessions designed especially for newcomers seeking more information about UUism and the Fellowship AND open to all others who are interested. Sessions take place every Sunday at 11:45 AM Room 8.

Upcoming session dates:

2024

Jan 21 Minister’s Q&A* with Jill McAllister
Jan 28 Lifespan Faith Development with Dawn Dirks
Feb 4 Worship & Liturgical Year with Jill McAllister
Feb 11 Social Justice, Community Action & Connect Up with Karen Josephson
Feb 18 Care and Support & Chalice Circles with Sandy Piper
Feb 25 Membership 101* with Bobbi Bailey
Mar 3 Roots with Skyla King-Christison