With special guest, Ginger Doss. 2020 Has been a year unlike any other. But within its challenges are great teachings and opportunities. Even though we have had to social distance and isolate ourselves, we can still find comfort and strength through our connections. Nurturing our compassion for one another through mindful practice can build unseen bridges that span across any distance and can nourish us in a time when we might otherwise feel so alone. 2020 is a journey we have taken together, and we can heal together as well, no matter how far apart we are. You can find info/link to join this zoom service in your UUFF weekly email (access at uufayetteville.org in the “This Week” section).
Our recordings include sermons given by our own ministers, intern ministers, lay leaders, and special guests. Play these podcasts on our website, or download them to listen later.
We've been collecting audio recordings of sermons since 2013. Visit our sermons library to explore sermons by year.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. It is time for UUFF’s traditional sharing of Bread and Companionship, and we will do just that – via zoom! Bake or buy some of your favorite bread(s) to savor as we celebrate and focus on being thankful for our lives, even as difficult as they can be. Info/link to join this zoom service can be found in your latest UUFF weekly email (access at uufayetteville.org in the “This Week” section). To view the Order of Service, CLICK HERE.
Dr. Marty Faitak leads us in a timely service about healing the divisions in the country, getting along with people with whom we disagree, and building bridges between people.
To view the Order of Service, CLICK HERE.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. Not assuming anything about the election, or COVID, or cold weather coming… Now What? We’ve examined our values in detail running up to the vote. What meaning can we wring out of them for our lives? What changes?
To view the Order of Service, CLICK HERE.
Voting is already underway in one of the most important elections of recent memory. Join us this Sunday as three of our members – Bettie Lu Lancaster, Mike Schermer, and Lydia Nelson – share how their values as UU’s and the principles of UUism affect the way they vote.
The transcript of each speaker’s portion is linked below:
To view the Order of Service, please CLICK HERE.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. Though we are not able to gather in-person this year, we can and will still come together in fellowship to hold one other in love and unified strength as we remember and celebrate the lives of our departed loved ones.
The view the Order of Service, click HERE.
Led by Rev. Jim Parrish. In the 1800’s, the Transcendentalist Club influenced U.S. society with Abolition of Slavery, equal rights for Women, creation of Public Education, realization of the importance of our Ecology, and many other progressive stances that are still important today. Is Transcendentalism important today? How might it change us, society, and our world? Please see your latest UUFF weekly email (can be accessed also at uufayetteville.org in the “This Week” section) for link/info to join this online service. To view the order of service, click HERE.
UUFF member, Melly, will be speaking.
This Sunday, we joined with hundreds of other UU congregations around the nation for a joint service aimed at mobilizing our communities to #VoteLove and #DefeatHate in the 2020 elections. Speaker is UUA President Susan Frederick-Gray. There was a line-up of powerful, prophetic UU voices as we explore the intersections of faith, justice, and democracy in this collective virtual service.
Our first UU principle speaks of everyone’s worth and dignity. Science tells us that joy and laughter can help with both self worth and self dignity. UUFF Choir is here for it!! Renée Janski and choir are also very excited to present their first recording project! Join us this Sunday!
Click HERE to view the Order of Service.
“We Are What We Love: Serving Others and Ourselves When Times Are Hard.” With reflections from Board members: Burnetta Hinterthuer, Elizabeth Hancock, and Leanda Gavin. Participants are encouraged to stay after service to share favorite thing(s) about UUFF and visions for the future. Question to ponder: How can we be our best UU selves even in the midst of uncertainty?
You can view the Order of Service HERE. Please note that the Story for All Ages has been updated to be “I Dissent – Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark,” written by Debbie Levy.
It is time to kick off our “church year” with our seasonal Water In-Gathering! This year, let’s do something a little different. We’ll call it a ‘Waterfall of Hope.”
As usual, all are invited to have a bit of water from a special place (and a place to safely pour it when the time comes), but this year, as you pour your water, you are ALSO invited to allot $20 of “Hope” from the UUFF Giving Fund to a specific LOCAL charity/organization of your choice (let’s give to those that help people, nature, environment…and leave politics out of it for this Sunday). For your convenience, you can click HERE to view a list of some local charity organizations to research and consider. We’ll do this up to $1000. A few of us will be present in the UUFF Sanctuary to pour a bit of water (on your behalf) into our UUFF Fountain and write down the requests so that we can fulfill the giving of Hope.
When all who wish to give water, and/or Hopes have spoken, we will close the ritual by starting our fountain and enjoying a bit of music! A Sunday of Hope, for each other in Fellowship, and the broader community as well.