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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.
Join us in our new home at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.
UPCOMING SERVICES (10:30 AM):
Becoming Happier: Easy as Pie?
Our happiness can be thought of as a pie. The biggest slice is determined by genetics. It is not dependent on circumstances as most people think, and changing those circumstances doesn’t help achieve happiness. Miriam Liss, author of Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family and Life, will discuss the “hedonic treadmill” and intentional activities shown to improve happiness.
Water Service, Sept. 7
How Strong a Tie is Water?
Rev. Walter Braman
Our intergenerational ingathering includes the tradition of the water service. In this ritual of sharing, we each have the opportunity to add water collected from our summer activities to the communal bowl, and to tell a bit about our experiences. If you collected water from your summer activities, please bring it along. Additional water is provided so that all may participate.
Lessons from Juvie: The Neverending Search for Meaning
Longtime UUFF member Steve Watkins will talk about his experiences researching and writing his novel Juvie, which explores the troubling world of juvenile incarceration, and his experiences volunteering at the regional juvenile detention center where he teaches yoga with some of the teens serving long-term sentences there.
Suffer the Little Children
Rev. Walter Braman
Some thoughts on our present immigrant situation.
One Voice Community
Singer/songwriter Robbie Schaefer will speak about One Voice Community, the non-profit he founded in 2010 with the mission of uniting children worldwide through music and creative expression and empowering children to build a just, peaceful, and wonder-filled world.
UUFF NEWS & EVENTS:
Water Service Potluck Lunch, Sunday, Sept. 7, following the service.
Join us after the service this Sunday for our Water Service Potluck Lunch. Please bring a delicious dish to share if you can and enjoy the company of fellow UUs. Potlucks are always a dining adventure and we encourage you and your family to join it!