Sip & Snack Sunday 6/9

June 9th, 11:30 AM

Break out the sunscreen and join UU’s for an afternoon at BENEDITTO VINEYARD for wine tasting on their beautiful deck. Beneditto’s was a surprise winery last year and definitely worth visiting. They are west of Dallas just off Hwy 22 at 14020 Orchard Knob Road. They open at noon and it takes about 45 minutes to get there.

Bring food to share with the group and if you have a wine passport, the tasting is free. We will plan to leave UUFC after the service. You might consider carpooling. Please contact Heather E if you plan to attend so she can alert the Vineyard of our numbers. 

Hope to see you for a fun connect up outing.  Heather E

Secure Housing and Food for All team Meeting, 6/9

This Sunday 6/9 join us in the UUFC Library at 11:30 to talk about happenings for the unhoused in Corvallis.

Shelter, food, transitional housing and new home for CHF (Corvallis Housing First).

Children in Worship – Discussion 6/16

On Sunday June 16, after the service, the RE Council will be hosting a post-service discussion for you to ask questions, voice concerns and ideas, and hear about the approach to multigenerational worship that we will be experimenting with this summer. Grab a cup of tea and come catch the vision for a summer of beautiful multigenerational worship!

You can read more about the specific changes coming to RE to help you prepare for our conversation!

Gina Sala Kirtan & Workshop, Friday, 6/14, 6/15

We are so happy to welcome global vocalist and long-term sound teacher Gina Salā back to Corvallis! Join us for a moving chant evening that will open your heart! Then, join us in a special workshop as Gina guides us in the yoga of sound, bhakti chant, medicine song and sound tantra, along with warmups, raga (Indian singing), refined mantra and medicine songs! All welcome, come to one or both events. Come experience the power and pleasure of your voice!


About Gina Salā- Gina has been chanting since her early childhood ashram years living in a Hindu ashram. Her performance credits include Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, festivals and ashrams and her repertoire spans 20 languages. Blessed with wonderful gurus throughout her life, Gina has led classes, workshops and international retreats for over 25 years in sound in bhakti chant, raga, mantra, sound for wellness, sound tantra and song. Her Awakening Voice Power of Love Sound School and other online offerings draw people from 4 continents. With warmth, humor and devotion, her passion is helping us sing ourselves awake to Who we are and the Love within.


It’s UUFC Auction Time! 6/8

It’s time for camaraderie, fun, and fundraising.

All winning bids support our UUFC annual budget and are needed, so please bid high

Online Auction: May 29 at 9:00 a.m. – June 5 at 5:00 p.m.

Our Live and Silent Auction is Saturday, June 8. Come join in the fun!

  • Doors open at 5:30 – Registration, get your bidder number, socialize and pick up salad, dessert, and drinks in the Social Hall.
  • Socialize, eat, and bid on silent auction items 5:30 – 7:00
  • Live auction begins – with HOOPLA! 7:00 p.m.

Did you know that we’re actually having two auctions? (1) The online auction linked above, and (2) the in-person auction on June 8. Want to see what will be up for in-person bidding on June 8? Check out our Sneak Peek Catalog of live and silent auction items.

Volunteer to Help on June 8

Our annual UUFC Auction is a wonderful way to build community while giving back to UUFC. Many people are needed to make this event a success! We have a variety of jobs still available. Will you help?

Sign Up to Volunteer at the Auction

RE Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon 6/9

We couldn’t offer the awesome programming and community-building opportunities for our children and youth that we do if not for our tireless team of volunteers. Did you know that it takes approximately 34 volunteers to keep our Religious Exploration programs up and running? That’s a lot of people contributing their time and energy to the care and development of our tiniest beloveds!

All RE Volunteers from the Grandfolks Squad, Nursery Care Team, Spirit Play Guides, Youth Advisors, and RE Council members are invited to attend a luncheon in Rooms 6 B&C at 11:45 on June 9th. Register HERE to help us prepare.

Parents, it would be lovely if you would sign up to contribute an item to the luncheon for those who care for our littles throughout the church year. Signups for food contributions can be accessed HERE!

If you have any questions about attending or contributing, contact Skyla (

Drum Circle

April 18th, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Play percussion together, tuning into the rhythms of others, and finding our own to share. A few instruments will be provided, or bring your own!

Hosted by Holly Schmitt. This is a Connect Up Activity. Learn more about UUFC Connect Up.

Queerly Beloved October 2023

Sunday, October 15, 4-6 pm

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:

October Gathering:

This month, Ginny and Jema will lead an open-ended discussion on the topic of “Coming Out”. In the safe space of our Queerly Beloved group let’s explore and share our experiences of the “stages” we may have gone through or are still going through. Vivienne Cass proposed that there are 6 Stages of Coming Out. Do we agree or would we add other stages?

Stages of coming out identified by Vivienne Cass:

  • Identity confusion. In the first stage, identity confusion, the person is amazed to think of themselves as a queer person. …
  • Denial. This is a sub-stage where one will deny homosexuality. …
  • Identity comparison. …
  • Identity tolerance. …
  • Identity acceptance. …
  • Identity pride. …
  • Identity synthesis.

Sips & Snacks

Join Heather E and UU friends for winery visits this summer! Leave UUFC Parking lot at 11:30.  Visits are ~ 12 to about 2 p.m.

*Winery Visits.  Note – Many of us purchased the Heart of Willamette Valley Wine Passport.  For $40 you get free wine flights.  Most wineries charge $10 per flight, so 4 winery visits pays for the passport.  

Not all Sips & Snacks are passport eligible.   Questions:


Sept 3 SUN Fullerton Wines small bites available for sale

Sept 8 FRI Salt Creek Cider, bring food to share.

Sept 17 SUN Benedetto Vineyard, bring food to share.

Sept 22 FRI Pheasant Court in Philomath, bring food to share.

Oct 1 SUN Harris Bridge in Wren, bring food to share.

Oct 6 FRI Valcan Cellars meet at 5:00 pm. Bring food to share.

Ham on Wry

Friday, September 29th, 2023, 7:00 -8:30 pm in the Social Hall

Improv games and theater sports with UU friends! No experience necessary. Participation in the games is entirely voluntary. You can simply sit back and enjoy the merriment if you wish. 

Hosted by Jim Whiting, Priscilla Galasso, and Anya Ballinger

Connect Up event –