Groups and Programs
Including Religious Education for all ages, Our Whole Lives (OWL), Circle Suppers, Young Adult Group, etc. Keep on scrolling!
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
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.
Circle Suppers are a great way for members, friends, and visitors to get to know one another and enjoy good food. 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org – at your earliest convenience:
- 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.
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 (email@example.com) with any questions!
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.
3 Chalice Circle groups have been set up, and folks are still welcome to join. Please check calendar and weekly emails for information on gathering dates/times.
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.
Click HERE for more information about Our Whole Lives.
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. To sign your child up now, go to: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by September 8.
September 15: Parent Meeting (Mandatory)
September 22: Parent/Child Orientation
September 29-November 17: OWL Sessions 1-8
All sessions occur on Sundays at 4:00pm at UUFF.
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.
Various events almost every month. Please check the calendar and weekly emails for announcements.
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.
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 up HERE so we can contact you when dates are set for the next New UU Class Series.