Groups and Programs at UUFF

Religious Exploration!

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

Circle Suppers

One great way to meet UUFF members and friends is through our monthly Circle Suppers.  We try to meet on the 4th or 5th Saturday of each month.  The group is re-shuffled each month, so you have the opportunity to get to know lots of long-time and new members and friends of UUFF.  We especially encourage new members, visitors and friends of UUFF to join.

We’d love to have new additions to the group, so whether you’re new to UUFF, a first-time visitor, a long-time member or a friend of UUFF, please think about joining us.  If you haven’t done Circle Suppers in a long time, you’ll find that many new folks are ready and anxious to meet you.  And if you’re a newer member, visitor or friend of UUFF, it’s really one of the best ways to start making connections with others.

UUFF Circle Suppers are starting back up on September 22, 2018!
Circle Suppers are a great way for members, friends, and visitors to get to know one another and enjoy good food. The Suppers were put on hold during the busy summer travel season, but we are jumping back in! It is important that all participant information is up-to-date (and that folks who have come in during the summer be able to join in the fun now), so please email the following info to Mike Schermer – schermer@flyingpigpartners.com – at your earliest convenience:
  • Name(s):
  • Email:
  • Phone number(s):
  • Would you like to occasionally host?
  • Guest only at this time?
  • Substitute only?
You can also sign up on the clipboard in the lobby (under large bulletin board), and if you have specific questions, please see or email Mike Schermer.

 

UUFF Choir! 

Come one, come all, and join the UUFF Choir as we celebrate together in the joyful spirit of song!
All ages and skill levels are encouraged to join. Rehearsals are held at 9:30am on each “Choir Sunday.”
Please feel free to contact Choir Director, Renée Janski (janskistudio@gmail.com) with any questions!

Chalice Circles

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. Please join us for Chalice Circle Introduction gathering on Sunday, September 16th at 12:30pm downstairs. All are welcome!

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. 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.

SAVE THE DATES! OUR WHOLE LIVES FOR GRADES 10-12 — Fall 2018

Registration is OPEN! Please follow link to register: OWL Grades 10-12 Class Registration Form

* There is a $50 per-student fee, to cover materials and snacks. Scholarships ARE available. *

Parent Orientation September 236:00 PM

Classes Begin September 30 – 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Eight Consecutive Weeks
Forty-six percent of high school students in Arkansas reported engaging in sexual intercourse in 2015. And Arkansas continues to place number one in the nation in teen births. Abstinence only sexuality “education” is not working.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is comprehensive, evidence-informed sexuality and relationship education based on the values of self-worth, sexual health, responsibility, and justice and inclusivity. Topics covered include: sexual health, making safe choices, communication, healthy relationships, reproductive rights, sexual development, and more!
Tell your family, friends and co-workers! Let’s get a big group of teens together for this amazing experience!

Click HERE for more information about Our Whole Lives. 

Please contact Theresa Parrish (tkparrish56@gmail.com or 773-322-7164) for more information, to volunteer, and/or to hear why teaching OWL is an amazingly fulfilling experience.

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. 

The group is looking for an ideal day/time for regular meetings, and they will be put on the main UUFF calendar when decided upon. For now, the Facebook site is best to keep up with scheduling.

Social Justice – various events almost every month. Check the calendar!

Web of Life Pagan Group

Web of Life is a Pagan group affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville (UUFF). We are named for the 7th principle of Unitarian Universalism: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.

We come together to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which Pagan congregants and friends are able to express their spirituality of Paganism alongside their spirituality of Unitarian Universalism. Web of Life provides a space that promotes a free and responsible search for personal truth and meaning, based in both science and mysticism, for Pagans and seekers within the UUFF and the wider community. Web of Life typically meets twice a month on Sunday evening, 4-6pm, at the Annex.

To see the 2018 Schedule, visit: Web of Life Schedule for 2018

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! If you might be interested in attending, please sign upHERE​ so we can contact you when dates are set for the next New UU Class Series.