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UUFF Happenings this Week – Aug. 2nd- and Beyond!

July 30th, 2015 · News

THIS SUNDAY, August 2nd

11 am: “Camp UU Service!” Come hear and see what is important to our children and youth as they share a Camp UU Sunday Service! Speakers – Camp UU children and youth and Rev. Jim Parrish.

Religious Education (RE), 10 -10:45 am, for Children, Youth, and Adults:

Children- This Sunday at Camp UU, we will learn about being UU with Reverend Jim! Please try to come to this session if you can, because it will be fun and informative. Rev. Jim will talk about our religion, and then the kids will help lead the Sunday service! All seven principles are relevant to this session!

Adult Religious Exploration (ARE)- Discussion Group will be held in the east (far) side of the annex building across Storer St. Please use carport door entrance. Youth are welcome to join as well. As you know, a special election will be held on Sept. 8 over a proposed Fayetteville city law intended to shield LGBT residents from discrimination. Sarah Marsh, Alderwoman for Ward 1 and co-sponsor of this important legislation, will talk with us during ARE.  Because we expect a potentially larger turn-out for this topic, we will meet in the larger center room of the Annex. You can enter at the rear of the building as usual.

Meditation will be held at 10:00 followed by a short reading and discussion between 10:30 – 10:45. It doesnʼt matter what type of meditation you do, or if you have ever meditated before, you are welcome to come meditate in the UUFF annex building (across Storer from UUFF in the west-nearest storer-side of the annex). ALL ARE WELCOME. Enter through the front door.

Nursery Services available 9:45 am – 12:15 pm

**Fair trade coffee, teas and chocolates will be available for sale in the foyer before and after services.  Please help support our coffee hour by purchasing items from the cabinet, located just inside the front doors of the Fellowship** The Social Justice Team now also has Standing on the Side of Love T-shirts and Bamboo Chalice Necklaces available for purchase!


  1. UUFF Cares
  2. Paid UUFF Nursery Staff Positions Available! Volunteer Coverage Sought in the interim.
  3. SAVE THE DATE: Caring & Sharing Training/Lunch-Sept. 20th
  4. Fiber Arts Meeting on Aug. 8th at 10 am
  5. Lunch Angels Serves on Saturday, Aug. 15th- volunteers sought
  6. Greeter and Coffee Hour Sign-Ups
  7. Mini-calendar of upcoming meetings and events
  8. July Beacon link

1. UUFF Cares

Jane Piazza’s memorial service is set for Saturday, August 29th, 1pm at UUFF. Details will be forthcoming as to needs for help and contributions for the service. Jane is the wife of John Piazza (both members of UUFF).  Sympathy cards can be sent to:  John Piazza, 601 Mulberry Lane, Bethel Heights, AR 72764.

2. Paid UUFF Nursery Staff Positions Available! Volunteer Coverage Sought in the interim.

As Rose Netherland moves on to her new job (Congratulations, Rose!! Your service here was much-appreciated, and you will be missed), we are seeking both a Nursery Coordinator and Nursery Assistants immediately. If you know someone who enjoys caring for children and wants to make some extra money, please refer them to Fawn in the office or to Barbara Abercrombie (Board Vice President and Personnel Committee Chair). UUFF will pay for needed training! Please see links below to both job descriptions and the Employment Application form. These can also be found on our website on the Job Openings page.




We are looking for volunteers for Nursery coverage until staff can be hired. If you want  to help, please contact Fawn in the office or Barbara Abercrombie (Personnel Chair) or Gini Gottman (RE Chair). THANK YOU for considering this noble task of caring for our little ones.

3. SAVE the DATE – SEPT. 20 – Caring & Sharing Training – Lunch Provided!

Date: Sunday, September 20th

Time:  12:30 – 2:30 pm after the service. Lunch will be provided

Location: Sanctuary

RSVP: Sign up at the Activities Table in the lobby (near coffee hour table) OR sign up via THIS LINK: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hihn14cbDR-sjLvFelzzR_ffarWHHjO8WL2DnyD3a50/edit?usp=sharing

All of us need care and support at times in our journey called “life.”  Learn how Caring & Sharing works in our congregation, and how you can get involved in some small way.  It is not possible for any one person to meet all the care needs in our whole congregation.  Together as a team, we are a strong and compassionate community.

Here are some ways you can help with Caring & Sharing: 

Do you like to write cards?

Do you like to send messages of support to others?

Can you occasionally offer a ride or provide a meal?

Can you help with a memorial reception?

Helping others in a time of need can be a very rewarding experience.  It can make all the difference to folks in need when we take a little time out to show that we care.  Please RSVP for this brief training by signing up on the hard copy at the activities table in the lobby or via the link above. –Susan T.

4. Fiber ArtsMeeting Aug. 8th at 10 am
Our next Fiber Arts meeting is set for Saturday, Aug. 8th at 10 am at UUFF
Bring a project that you are working on and enjoy the fellowship of your UUFF friends!  Coffee and tea provided.  If you have further questions, contact Susan Takigiku at stakigiku@hotmail.com

5. Lunch Angels Serves on Saturday, August 15th, at 11 am

Lunch Angels will serve at Genesis Church (formerly Wiggins Methodist) on the corner of Church St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. This is a great opportunity to literally serve our community. We can use both casserole-makers (recipe provided upon request) and servers, so please use the following link to sign up, or contact Gretchen Wilkes (gwilkes@farmcards.org) with questions or to sign up. There is also a hard-copy sign-up sheet available on Sundays. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ORtFUzyGDZQ7I6gdyl7OCDXyGBKqMijbc3zr0oWEl44/edit?usp=sharing

6. Greeter and Coffee Hour Sign-Ups

What does it mean to be a welcoming community? One thing is to greet those who come on Sunday morning with a warm smile, a hardy handshake and a friendly reminder to wear their nametag….

We would like to have three greeters each Sunday. One to be aware of visitors, another to be sure everyone gets an order of service and a third for backup and to direct folks to the sanctuary, RE or bathrooms.

It takes a village to make warmth and welcoming a reality every Sunday morning and YOU CAN HELP! Below is a link to the Greeter Volunteer sign- up sheet. Please take a moment to put your name down for one or two Sundays.


Coffee Hour Hosting is another very important opportunity to serve. You can sign up as a volunteer to host via this link: https://docs.go-ogle.com/spreadsheets/d/17bmSY2FfoZjyubPnjYfNuzVd9QG-XRAvm0zUqKNPNMc/edit?usp=sharing

You will receive a reminder a few days before your shift with a list of greeter duties to help orient you. Most Sundays will have a lead greeter from the Membership Committee to help make this important task fun and anxiety free!

7. Upcoming Meetings and Events

Date Time Event Location
7/31-8/3 ALL DAY Fawn out of town ________
Mon. 8/3 6:45 pm Finance Committee Mtg UUFF
Sat. 8/8 10 am Fiber Arts Meeting UUFF
Sat. 8/8 1-4 pm Full Circle Adoption Supp. Annex

UUFF Weekly Email Announcements are typically sent each Thursday. To get on the distribution list, send your name and email address to uuff.ar@gmail.com

Please submit information for Weekly Emails to above email addresses by Wednesday noon.

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