Groups and Programs at UUFF
Children & Youth Religious Education
The religious exploration program at UUFF exists to cultivate our children and youth’s capacity to love radically, wonder continually, and change the world with acts of bravery and compassion. We do this using the tools of our historic and progressive faith, Unitarian Universalism, and within the covenanted church community of UUFF. We also encourage children to be in our “regular” worship regularly so we interact as a community. Learn more
Adult Religious Education
Our Adult Religious Exploration programs give us the chance to go deeper— intellectually, socially, ethically, and spiritually. We are a diverse group in Adult RE, and we explore a multitude of topics ranging from the rich history of Unitarian Universalism to philosophy, world religion, ethics, morality, current events, and more. We have fun, and learn from each other through collaborative conversations, debates and discussions. We hope you join us. Learn more
What happens at Chalice Circles? At chalice circle groups there will be a chalice lighting, then the group will take turns talking about the topic of that week. The circles are a great opportunity to get to know others and yourself better.
Interested in joining one of the groups currently forming? Sign up here — Chalice Circle Sign-Up
We are also hoping to start a Chalice Circle for parents! Come and get to know other parents and explore your own experiences. Please let us know your interest. The first meeting, a planning session, will be either April 7th or 8th based on parents’ availability. Childcare will be provided. Sign up here — Chalice Circle Parents Group Sign-Up
Our Whole Lives (OWL): Lifespan Sexuality Education
The mission of the UUFF OWL Sexuality Education program is to provide honest, accurate information about sexuality through the lifespan. Such education dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.
OWL for Youth Grades 7-9
Evidence-Informed, Comprehensive Sexuality & Relationship Education
Sundays (11am to 4:30pm) beginning April 8th
Don’t miss this opportunity for your junior-high youth to learn critical, life-saving information and skills!
TOPICS INCLUDE: What is Sexuality?, Values, Anatomy & Physiology, Body Image, Gender Identity, Expression, Roles & Stereotypes, Sexual Orientation, Healthy Relationships & Relationship Skills, Sexuality & Social Media/The Internet, Bullying & Bystander Responsibilities, Consent, Sex
Parent Orientation (Required) – Tuesday, April 3rd – 5:30PM – UUFF Lower Level
Classes Begin Sunday, April 8 and run consecutively through May, from 11:00am to 4:30pm in the lower level of UUFF. (Parents will be consulted about the schedule, as it is somewhat flexible.)
Lunch will be provided for each Sunday session.
Cost is $50 per student/scholarships are available.
Trained OWL Facilitators: Lydia Nelson, Paige Goodman Wolven, Alie Bolling
Register Here: OWL Grades 7-9 Class Registration Form
Click HERE for more information about Our Whole Lives.
Young Adults Leading and Learning (Y’ALL)
A group for young Unitarian Universalist people ages 18 to 35 to discuss, share, connect, give, and learn through community projects, spiritual and philosophical discussion, and social gatherings. To learn more, go to www.facebook.com and search “UUFF Young Adults Leading and Learning“ once you have logged in.
Presently Y’ALL members are meeting most Thursday evenings for Anime, movies and conversation. The Facebook site is best to keep up with scheduling.
Social Justice – various events almost every month. Check the calendar!
CUUPS/Web of Life
As a chapter of the national Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans (CUUPS) [www.cuups.org/], we support Pagans at UUFF, promote Paganism within UUFF and the wider community, and promote Unitarian Universalism within local, regional, and state Pagan groups, organizations, and activities.
We support UU values, principles, and causes.
We bring a UU approach to Paganism – we draw from many sources and we oppose any attempt to establish orthodoxy or anything resembling it.
We value Nature, our experiences of Nature, and our relationships with Nature.
We are interested in deities and spirits, and we are open and accepting – individually and collectively – to what they are and what it means to experience them.
We are a gateway to bring Pagans into Unitarian Universalism.
CUUPS typically meets every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 3-5pm in the UUFF Annex. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
New Unitarian Universalist (New UU/Path to Membership) Classes!
UUFF holds a New UU/Path to Membership class in the spring and fall of each year to help newcomers and UUs from other congregations get to know Unitarian Universalism and UU Fayetteville. We want you to know about our religions roots and history, its social justice activism over centuries, and the theology/philosophy that you would be joining into as well as who the leadership is and how UUFF works! Sign up here if interested in New UU Class, Spring 2018!