Message from Rev. Jim
Welcome to UUFF and Unitarian Universalism!Our community practices a liberal, Principled, and evolving religion with a deep history. We value your personal spiritual/philosophical journey and experience, because who else will know best what has deep meaning to you? This responsible journey, combined with our collective wisdom in community, is a path to understanding our relationship with the universe, our world, our neighbors and ourselves. We don’t believe just anything, but we do honor many Sources of wisdom, moral, and ethical thought including Humanism, Earth Spirituality, Eastern Philosophy, and Liberal Christianity and Judaism among others. Because we come from different Sources, as UUs we covenant around our Principles to bring us together. Click on the link to check out our Principles and Sources. UUs acknowledge there is much about life that we don’t know – that there is mystery between being born and having to die, mystery at the edges of science and reason. But we are not afraid to use our reason and intellect, as well as our heart and spirit, in exploring the meanings of life and deciding the best way to live it. We work to be a diverse and Welcoming Congregation (LGBTQ+), and make social justice not a splashy thing, but everyday life. We acknowledge human fallibility, and vow to “begin again” when we fail to live up to our Principles. The goal of our Religion is not to dictate life, but to explore how we want to live in harmony with ourselves, families, community, and ecology… and do it the best we can! I/we look forward to seeing you on a Sunday!
Rev. Jim Parrish Minister, UU Fayetteville ArkansasPS: We love – Love! We welcome marriage equality, and perform weddings of all kinds! PPS: We love children, and perform Namings… dedications that welcome a child (and youth!) to the world and community, acknowledging their personal uniqueness in life, and celebrate their name with all!
Special Announcement! Our Whole Lives for Kindergarten/First Grade – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!Research has shown that positive outcomes for teen sexual health are more likely when sexuality education begins at a very early age. That’s why Our Whole Lives (OWL) for Kindergarten/First Grade is so important. With parent/caregiver collaboration, we will help your child explore issues around healthy and safe bodies, families, feelings, babies — and more — in a developmentally appropriate way. Seats are limited, so please sign your child up now: OWL K-1 Class Registration This class will be led by trained OWL facilitators Lex Gospodinoff, Lydia Nelson and Theresa Parrish. Cost is $25 to cover materials (payable at the Parent Meeting). If you need childcare for the Parent Meeting, please send an email to email@example.com by September 8.
- September 15: Parent Meeting (Mandatory)
- September 22: Parent/Child Orientation
- September 29-November 17: OWL Sessions 1-8