From the DRE

From the DRE

  • Coast Retreat Through the Eyes of Our Youth!

    In March, members of our YRUU group, along with their advisors Dawn Dirks and Mark Aron, had a weekend of adventure at the annual youth coast retreat. I asked our brilliant Edna if she would mind writing a few words about her experience so that we could imagine it from a youth perspective and she…

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  • Easter in Spirit Play! It’s Complicated.

    It’s that time of year again when we wrestle with what to do with the kids for Easter. As Unitarian Universalist, this can be a most complicated occasion. For the new to UU, here’s an overview of the scene. First, as a pluralistic congregation, we’re not universally aligned with the Christian Easter narrative, so it…

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  • Celebrating Our Scouts!

    In case you missed it, Corvallis Scout, Charlie, earned his Love and Help UU Scouting award and chose to celebrate that achievement with us last Sunday during our time for all ages. In addition to receiving his pin in the service, Charlie spent time in the social hall afterward, sharing one of his favorite treats,…

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  • Wheel of the Year Conversations

    Many thanks to all who have reached out in the last month to ask about the future of the Wheel of the Year services. I love it when you communicate your vision for the ways we live into our mission at the Fellowship! It’s most helpful! While we are committed to completing this Fellowship year…

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  • New Resources for Caregivers of Teens

    Our film screening of What I Wish My Parents Knew served as an excellent conversation starter! Thanks for everyone who participated! Lots of ideas were generated about how we can sharpen our skills as compassionate listeners and be more present to the needs of the members of our community. We want to keep this conversation…

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  • Proposed new Adult RE Team needs MEMBERS

    How many years now and counting?? Many at the UU Fellowship are very aware that they are getting older and would welcome the chance to consider issues related to aging. In addition, it would be helpful to have opportunities to compare ideas and experiences with one another. The purpose of the group would be to…

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  • IMPORTANT UPDATE for Brilliant Minds

    An incorrect registration link went out in the weeklies and the newsfeed for the Brilliant Minds Workshop. If you believe you have already registered via one of those , please take a look at THIS registration link and verify that it is the one you used. If you signed up on the clipboard and or…

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  • IMPORTANT UPDATE for Brilliant Minds

    An incorrect registration link went out in the weeklies and the newsfeed for the Brilliant Minds Workshop. If you believe you have already registered via one of those , please take a look at THIS registration link and verify that it is the one you used. If you signed up on the clipboard and or…

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  • Camp Blue Boat Save the Date

    Mark your calendars because Camp Blue Boat is back for middle and high school youth! Save the Date: June 30 – July 5, 2024 Location: Camp N-Sid-Sen in Harrison, ID* Campers experience community, spirituality, justice & equality with UU youth from throughout the region and have TONS OF FUN on the shores of gorgeous Lake…

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  • Spiritual Practices Workshop Collective Lectionary

    The Spiritual Practices Adult RE workshop has wrapped until April. Thanks to all who participated – we learned a lot together! Check out the RE new page to see our book recommendations for your personal lectionary and some of our art journaling commitments for practice. We recently completed Part 1 of the Adult RE Spiritual…

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  • Prayer with the Family

    November’s tool in the Family Faith Formation Toolkit is prayer! Pop over to the RE news page and read about the importance of prayer (even when you’re not cozy with the idea of God), a short and easy formula for prayer (in case you’re feeling rusty), and links to inspiring resources, all to help you…

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  • YRUU Values Scavenger Hunt

    Last Sunday, the YRUU participants went on a scavenger hunt around the building to see if they could find evidence that UUFC members act on their values. Thanks to your awesomeness, they found plenty of clues that the adults in our congregation are actively living into our faith! Thanks for being such excellent UU role…

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