Our congregation is committed to caring for one another. Few of us want and none of us like to face illness, loss, or diminished abilities alone.
Even listening support can be lighten some of life’s stresses, transitions, or difficult decisions.
We understand how difficult it may be to admit a need or ask for help. We will respect any level of confidentiality you request. And remember, by reaching out, you are helping us practice our first Unitarian Universalist (UU) principle: to affirm the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
If you feel you or a member of the congregation are struggling with life’s challenges please reach out to our minister or one of our the pastoral care team through conversation, phone (479- 521-8422), or email. We will support you.
There are many ways you can support your Fellowship and the larger community around us.
- Connect with others
Are you an older person who would like to be matched up with one of our fabulous UUFF kids for some ongoing correspondence? Are you a kid who would like to communicate (via letter, phone, or computer) with one of our fabulous UUFF elders? If either of these describes you, please email Stephanie Bentley at StephMacBentley@gmail.com for details about a possible opportunity to form some new connections during this time.
- Check in on community members
If you would like a contact list for UUFF members, friends, visitors, staff, please let Fawn know by emailing email@example.com
- Donate to the Minister’s Discretionary Fund
A fund that allows Rev. Jim to help those in special circumstances of financial need. Visit our giving page to learn more or donate online.
- Prevent food insecurity while schools are not in session due to Covid-19. Please consider helping stock one (or more) of the following Free Pantries associated with public school districts:
– Westwood Elementary: 1850 McRay Ave.
– Bayyari Elementary: 2199 Scottsdale St., Satellite Pantry: Jefferson and Hwy. 265
– Elmdale Elementary: 420 N. West End Ave.
– John Tyson Elementary: 1967 Chapman Ave.
– Sonora Middle School: 17051 E. Hwy. 412, Satellite Pantries: Chapel Ridge Apts. (behind offices); Randall Wobbe Apts (behind/near offices); – Montecito Springs (located near playground); Commons Sub-Division (located near playgrounds)
– T.G. Smith Elementary: 3600 Falcon Rd.
– Parson Hills Elementary: 2326 Cardinal Dr.
– Lee Elementary: 400 Quandt Ave.
– Har-ber High: 300 Jones Rd. (indoor pantry)
– Childers-Knapp Elementary: 2634 Oriole St., Satellite Pantries: Whisler Trailer Park (near office); Intersection of Plateau & Rimrock (Springdale); Erin Place Apts. (between building 248 & 282)
If you have additional questions, please contact Stephanie Bentley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reach out if you need help or want to offer help. Below are some useful community resource lists:
- NWA Center for Equality has posted a list of local resources and support opportunities available during the pandemic.
- Legal Aid of Arkansas has put together an “Emergency Guide to Benefits” (PDF Brochure) specific to Covid-19. It covers SNAP, unemployment, Medicaid, and the economic impact payment (stimulus package). Feel free to share it with anyone you know who might benefit from the information.
- NWA Continuum of Care has created and will continue to update a collection federal, state, and local resources about Covid-19, screenings, and some relief packages available.
- Let Us Know
These are stressful times for pretty much everyone, and your fellowship wants to support you, so please let us know if you (or someone else you know who is associated with UUFF) have specific needs that we might be able to help address.
And please also let us know if you would like for anything to be shared with the congregation via the UUFF email each week. We are all in this together!