We are thrilled to welcome you to the home of the UUFF at 25 Chalice Circle. The successful completion of this building in April 2012 is the culmination of many years of hard work and perseverance. Our gatherings here reflect the exhilaration we feel in bringing our Fellowship together at last in this exceptional space.

You are cordially invited to join us in our joyful celebrations of beloved community. We offer an open-minded and supportive environment for those seeking philosophical, spiritual, intellectual and religious exploration. Here you will find inspiring services, uplifting music, vibrant religious education, engaging dialogue, and community connection. We invite you to ask questions, share ideas, and join us in our search for truth and understanding. We look forward to meeting you and personally welcoming you into our congregation.

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Join us in our new home at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.

UPCOMING SERVICES (10:30 AM):

Mar. 8
Drama Con 2015
Chris Johns, DRE and Drama Con participants

After a long weekend of community, theater games, and serious brainstorming, Chris Johns and UU high school participants will present their original drama creations to our congregation.

Mar. 15
Beware the Ides of March
Rev. Walter Braman
Adult Choir Performs

Is there a sane way to handle power?

Mar. 22
Standing in the River
Bill Brooks

How is life different when we mindfully stand in the river of life, witnessing and accepting whatever is presented in each moment?  UUFF member Bill Brooks teaches meditation and yoga practices.

Mar. 29
Painted Birds
Paul Metzger

Large scale immigration presents similar, difficult issues throughout the world.  In the U.S., successive waves of immigrants have met with mixed receptions.  The history of U.S. immigration and its economic consequences, seen as part of global immigration patterns, may help illuminate the current policy debate and suggest a way forward.  Paul Metzger, attorney and retired clerk of the Spotsylvania County circuit court, was director of legal and financial studies in the UMW graduate school, and has taught at UMW and Georgetown.

UUFF NEWS & EVENTS:

St. Patrick’s Day Potato Feast, March 13, 6:30 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a magically delicious Lucky Potato Feast at the Fellowship.  The Friendship Committee will provide the baked potatoes, light condiments and non-alcoholic beverages for this potato-y potluck.  Bring the whole family, along with a favorite potato topping, side dish, or dessert to round out the buffet, and/or your favorite beverage (alcohol is not discouraged).

We will have Irish background music, and musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments if they’d like to share a song.  A few activities and games will be on hand, or you can bring a family favorite.  All ages are encouraged to attend.  We won’t be offering childcare at this event, but parents are welcome to bring even the tiniest tots.

And since there’s no better way to get to know each other, we’d like to extend a special invitation to those who are new among us.  Join us, and get better acquainted at this relaxed, casual get-together celebrating food, fun, and fellowship.  Hope to see you there!

 

At Your Service Auction, April 11

Join us on Saturday, April 11 at 6 pm at the UUFF for an opportunity to bid on great items and services. Socialize with friends, enjoy light refreshments, and bid on silent auction items from 6-7 pm. Our live auction begins at 7 pm, with a variety of practical, whimsical, tasty, entertaining, adventurous, time-saving, handy, and creative items. Contributions of finger foods and desserts for our buffet are most appreciated.

The success of this fundraiser depends on your generous contributions. To make an auction donation, print out the auction form pdf or use our editable auction form in Word format. Paper forms are also available at the Fellowship. Our catalog deadline is Sunday, March 29. To submit the online form via email, save the Word file to your desktop, re-open it from the desktop, fill it out, save it again, and then attach it to an email to uuff@verizon.net. Send paper forms to UUFF, 25 Chalice Circle, Fredericksburg, VA 22405 or place in the auction envelope in the foyer of the Fellowship.

Auction form as pdf: click here
Auction form as editable Word document: click here