Linda Rothbart

Congregational Treasure. Jan. 30, 2017. Linda Rothbart and her husband, Dan, have been members of UUCF for more than 20 years. Linda served on the congregation’s Board of Directors from 2011-15 and as a member of the Growth Think Tank in 2012. She has taught Religious Exploration classes for 6 years. More recently, she has been involved in continuing adult education, leading the popular World Religions class, which has run for 4 consecutive years and introduced dozens of people to Eastern and Western religious traditions through texts, group discussion, guest speakers and field trips to various houses of worship. She has also been instrumental in developing an online version of […]

What Is Each of Our Roles in This Extraordinary Time?

by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. As we all try to navigate the road ahead, we will continue to have different opinions and feelings about the best course of action. As we process our feelings and thoughts, as I have said before, it is totally understandable that we will need different things at different times and be faced with decisions about our level of involvement. Involvement can challenge our comfort and lead us each to existential questions of deep meaning. For me in this past week, those questions are about risk and sacrifice. What am I willing to lay down for my fellow humans? What level of discomfort can […]

Family movie night

Fri., Apr. 22, 7 p.m., Sanctuary. Popcorn and refreshments provided. A $5 donation per family for snacks is requested. Join us for a screening of “The Little Prince,” a delightful animated movie of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story about a pilot (voice of Jeff Bridges) who crash-lands in the Sahara desert and encounters a mysterious young boy who claims to be an extraterrestrial prince. Families are encouraged to bring pillows, blankets and snacks, and come in your pajamas.

Striving for Excellence and Breaking Down Barriers

by Intern Minister McKinley Sims. I’ve been doing some genealogical research this month. It wasn’t my first choice of how to spend my free time, but my mother, the inimitable Frankie B., put me onto it because she’s been having scary dreams about the future of our country. She claims that her great-grandmother, my great-great-grandmother, is encouraging her to “stay away from that place” and “return home.” We wondered if this is some kind of prophecy. We didn’t know exactly what her name was, but we were pretty sure about relationship: She came across the Atlantic from Pontypool, Wales, in 1870, before settling in the Texas Panhandle. Her fourth son […]

Drum Circle

Mon., Apr. 17, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Music & Arts Room. Third Monday of each month, unless otherwise noted. Leader: Jeff Gilliam. Join us for a drop-in hour of drumming. We’ll focus on hand drums, explore basic techniques and rhythms and expand to more complex rhythms. We’ll also do a good amount of improvising and plain old jamming. Bring your own drum and/or percussion instrument or use ones supplied by UUCF and Jeff Gilliam.  

ARTspeaks installations

  Presenting theme-related works of art created by UUCF members and friends Open to all UUCF and external artists to loan UUCF selected artworks tying into the monthly theme. Click here for the submission process for all monthly shows. March 2017 theme: Risk Artwork should depict risk, explore the concept of “being at risk,” or be the result of the artist taking a risk (such as using a new technique or covering new subject matter). April 2017 theme: Transformation Artwork should depict a transformation from one state to another (i.e., young and old version of the same person, same location at different times of day or season) or be a combination […]

Extremists for Love

by Associate Minister Rev. Laura Horton-Ludwig. Friends, yesterday would have been Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, 88th birthday. He was taken from us too soon – nearly 50 years ago now. It breaks my heart to think of what might have been, the leadership he might have offered us even today, had things been different. But still, his message echoes. Each year on this day, I observe MLK Day by re-reading his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” It echoes in my mind and heart, this powerful call to white people of faith to throw off their passivity and complacency and join in the struggle for racial justice. As with so many […]