Announcement from DRE Linnea Nelson

My Dear UUCF Family, Today I need to share the news that I will soon be saying goodbye to you. Later this fall, my husband, Ted, and I are moving to Florida. My last day as Director of Religious Exploration will be Oct. 1.  A career opportunity arose for Ted at a time when both our boys are launched, and this became the right opportunity for our family.Our family has found a beloved home here at UUCF over the past 22 years. My role as DRE for the past 5 years has been a transformative and spiritually deepening experience. Words alone cannot express how much I appreciate the privilege of being […]

Seeking Commitment, Love and Care From Each of Us

Aug. 21, 2017. by Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. It always seems like new congregational years, beginning with Ingathering in September, bring fresh starts and new possibilities. This year that is as true as ever. As I write this, it also feels like so much more. We are a country traveling through a tumultuous period. A time when our institutions, both for good and for bad, are journeying through significant transitions. UUCF once again is also experiencing transitions with the arrival of our new Assistant Minister Rev. Sarah Caine and Rich Sider announcing his retirement. In these times, it feels incredibly important to be aware of our own feelings, […]

Rich Sider announces retirement

Aug. 11, 2017. Dear UUCF congregants, I’m writing to you today to let you know that I have decided to retire in January 2018. After 9 years in this position, I’m looking forward to a change of pace. As I think about leaving, I am grateful to all of you for giving me the opportunity to work in an organization with values and a mission in sync with mine. That’s a real gift. I also have greatly appreciated the trust you have placed in me and all the encouragement you have given me during my time here. The exact date of my departure in January is still somewhat flexible as […]

Farewell to Rich Sider

What’s Next? from Paul Atelsek, President, UUCF Board of Directors, and Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller. Earlier today, UUCF’s Director of Administration Rich Sider announced his retirement. Rich has been an incredibly important member of the staff team and has devoted endless time and energy to sustaining UUCF and helping it thrive. For 9 years, Rich has supported events, fundraising and the general administration of the congregation in ways that have allowed us to continue the important work of our mission to each other and our community. Plans for our congregational expression of gratitude will be announced in the near future. The intention is to have a replacement hired […]

Grounds project scheduled for last two weeks of August

One of the Reach Campaign projects we’ve been planning for some time is finally going to happen the last two weeks of August. As part of our improvement of the UUCF grounds, we will be installing a water catchment infiltration trench and retaining wall at the base of the hill below the traffic circle, which will retain the water that currently flows across the yard in front of the Program Building, causing erosion and creating a muddy mess, especially in the winter. This has been a problem for a long time. Perhaps you’ve noticed the exposed tree roots from the erosion or the mud after a rain. The wall and […]