“We Provide Hope For Each Other”

Feb. 26, 2018. By Worship Coordinator and Director of Music & Arts Laura Weiss. When I was younger, I couldn’t imagine playing a concert alone on a stage. Like most classical pianists, I was urged to fall neatly in line for conservatory tracks and concert hall preparation. What bothered me wasn’t the pressure of performance, the practice regimen or hours of isolation with the piano, but the deafening roar in my heart that urged me to seek other ways of using my gifts in the world. I didn’t know what that meant, and I’m still discovering it, but my purpose becomes clearer when tragedy strikes again, as it did Feb. […]

UUCF Spiritual Docent program

If you’re interested, please contact Rev. Sarah Caine. We all serve the spiritual growth of UUCF through one-on-one interactions with each other. What if you could take this caring attention and meaningful conversation, and deepen your own experience while acting as a guide to others finding their way at UUCF? Starting this spring, it will be possible to cultivate these kinds of intentional connections through the UUCF Spiritual Docent program. The purpose of the program is to connect prospective, new and existing congregants with informal guidance and mentoring around their service, spiritual journey and sense of belonging. The role of a UUCF spiritual docent is to sit with members, friends […]

Our Good Old Young Adult Group

Feb. 19, 2018. By Intern Minister Pippin Whitaker. Since beginning my internship in September, I have been inspired by our Young Adult Fellowship group. With a little organizing on my part, this group for 18- to 35-year-olds gathers regularly and in healthy numbers. Despite busy schedules from school, parenting young children and new careers, the young adults take part in monthly social time, show up for social justice activities, organize community service projects and delve into spiritual renewal. On top of all that, they also lead and serve on committees and task forces throughout the congregation. This group format is a new phenomenon at UUCF. In the early decades of […]

What Medicare Doesn’t Cover

Tue., Mar. 13, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Note: Date change.) Led by Kristian Sheils & Michelle Washington. Register here. Even when original Medicare covers your health care costs, you generally still have to pay a share of the medical expenses. Deductibles, co-insurance, co-payments, outpatient services and more can leave you exposed to significant out-of-pocket health care costs. Medicare Supplement Insurance can help you pay the costs that Medicare doesn’t cover. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of various options available today. Facilitators have experience in the health care and financial services industries.

UUCF Program Update: Refugee Resettlement Project

Feb. 12, 2018. By Project Chair Ann King. Marzia told me, in her basic English, that she is so lucky to have our congregation in her life. The Refugee Resettlement Project began sponsoring Marzia in September 2016 when she and her two children arrived in the United States. Marzia is a widow from Afghanistan whose husband was killed by the Taliban. The family sought refugee status here after the Taliban threatened her 10-year-old son. They waited in Pakistan for 3 years. UUCF and the UU Congregation of Sterling (UUCS) have combined efforts to help the family resettle. From the outset it was clear that Marzia’s concern for her children was […]

On the Road to … Money Matters

Feb. 12, 2018. By Senior Minister Rev. David A. Miller, Generosity Team Chair Dave Wiemer and Annual Giving Campaign Chair Meg Harrelson. At this year’s UUCF Board of Directors retreat, the board decided it was important to be as transparent as possible in discussing UUCF’s budget and resources with the congregation. The UUCF Generosity Team is also taking bold steps to be as transparent as possible in communicating how we give, the kind of financial support required and what our pledges support. In a step toward that transparency, this year’s Annual Giving Campaign theme is On The Road To … Money Matters. Let’s face it: Money is hard for congregations […]