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Welcome to the UUFF! 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.
Join us in our new home at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.
Sunday, May 12, 11:00 A.M.
Religious Education youth
Join the Fellowship youth as they take a look back over the instructional year. The kids have spent a lot of time learning what it means to be a UU and how that calls us to treat each other. Along the way, they will also take time to thank those who have worked in the RE classrooms and on the RE Committee and welcome others who have joined the RE team.
Sunday, May 19, 11:00 A.M.
The Democratic Process in Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Walter Braman
A lead up to the Annual Meeting, which follows the service
Sunday, May 26, 11:00 A.M.
Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives
Cultural masculine expectations strongly influence many men’s behavior, sometimes in destructive ways. Dr. Kilmartin, professor of psychology at UMW, addresses in a humorous and engaging manner the ways that men are encouraged to behave and experience themselves. It is difficult to resist a pressure that one cannot name, but once these fictions are exposed and understood, men are in a better position to resist gendered cultural pressure when it conflicts with other life goals and/or hurts another person.
UUFF NEWS & EVENTS:
Film Series – My Life In Pink
Saturday, May 18th, 8 P.M.
Free admission and snacks
One of the sweetest films to emerge from Europe in the 1990s, Alain Berliner’s Ma Vie en Rose is the story of an innocent little boy, Ludovic (played with noncloying directness by Georges Du Fresne), who wants to be a girl. Convinced that he’s the product of misplaced chromosomes (he imagines the mix-up in one of many delightful daydream sequences), he sets about righting the mistake by wearing dresses and high heels and experimenting with lipstick and makeup. The otherwise friendly suburban neighborhood becomes horrified by the gender confusion, though tellingly the cruelest blows come not from the teasing classmates but intolerant adults: one scene recalls the torch-and-pitchfork angry villagers from a Frankenstein movie. Ludo tries hard to be butch, but he can’t deny his nature, especially when he meets a kindred spirit: a
little girl who gladly trades her dress for his pants and shirt.
This bittersweet mix of innocent fantasy and childhood cruelty has its moments of sadness and crushing misunderstandings, but the overall tone is loving, filled with tenderness and culminating in acceptance and togetherness. As the family stumbles and struggles to come to terms with Ludo, they find something special within him, an innocent conviction so powerful and pure that it’s infectious. Ludo may not grow up to become a girl as he hopes, but his belief is so strong it’s hard to deny him the possibility. This film reminds us that, to a child, anything is possible.