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):

August 3
The Rules of Creation
Lynda Allen

The  Rules  of  Creation is  a  new  book  by Lynda  Allen,  which  she  describes  as  a handbook  for  living  life  from  the  pure essence of divinity from which we each sprang.  Lynda will share  excerpts and insights from the book.

August 10
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Shirley Kinney

Telling jokes and laughing about the human condition is an affirmation of our humanity. It breaks the ice. It builds trust and draws us all together into a common state of well-being. Shirley Kinney will examine some of the uses of humor in our society and share some UU humor on the condition of this amazing interconnected web of which we are a part.

August 17
Sacred Feast: Eating, Feeding, and the Future of the Church
Sara Mackey

The church is changing. Our ways of thinking about food are changing. How do these two new (?) phenomena relate to each other and to us? Join us and guest speaker Sara Mackey as we consider these questions.

August 24
Somebody Should Do Something
Janet Marshall Watkins

Janet is the Executive Director of the Rappahannock Area Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. She will talk about the issues that lead to child abuse and neglect, how  children suffer and persevere, and how caring people can make a difference.

August 31
Becoming Happier: Easy as Pie?
Miriam Liss

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.

UUFF NEWS & EVENTS:

Water Service, Sunday, Sept. 7, 10:30 am.

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.