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 […]

Gentle Yoga

Tue., Apr. 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15 & 22, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Ravi Kaur (Christine Mason), Register here. Drop-ins welcome. This course is designed for UUCF and includes stretching, Kundalini yoga sets, relaxation and meditation. Ravi has taught yoga at UUCF since 2001. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat and water bottle.

Living Consciously

Mon., Mar. 5, Apr. 16, May 14, Jun. 11, 7:30-9 p.m., Prog. Bldg. Led by Zimri Putney. Register here. Drop-ins welcome. Our intention is to learn to be fully alive each moment and to practice this in each class through movement (body), teaching (mind) and meditation (spirit). We will use Jack Kornfield’s “The Wise Heart” as a guide.

Seeking Commitment, Love and Care From Each of Us

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 Sarah Caine and Rich Sider announcing his retirement. In these times, it feels incredibly important to be aware of our own feelings, to promote self-care and […]

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 […]