Save gently used items for the UUCF Social Justice Yard Sale

Sat., May 4, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., various campus locations. Find information about acceptable donations in the Commons after services and online. Please note: In the furniture category, we are only accepting small pieces. Drop-off days are Wed.-Thu., May 1-2, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and Fri., May 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sign up to volunteer May 1-4. Questions? Email  

“Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” documentary

Final segment in a three-part series of film screenings that elaborate on some of the solutions presented in the Drawdown workshop. Fri., May 31, snacks at 6:30 p.m., followed by film screening and discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Chapel. Email Loretta Rowe to RSVP. The UUCF Climate Action Group will screen “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an independent documentary that chronicles Angela Sun’s personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society’s […]

Mindfulness Is a Means of Transformation

Feb. 25, 2019. By Director of Religious Exploration Diana Tycer. The UUCF mission statement sits on my desk, and I read it almost daily. As I am sure you all know, it says our mission is to transform ourselves, our community and the world through acts of love and justice. For some in our congregation, those words call them to bold and visible action. They protest monthly in front of the National Rifle Association headquarters, they travel to Richmond to lobby our state representatives, they network in the community to combat climate change, serve the homeless and foster interfaith collaborations. They work with others in the Unitarian Universalist Association and […]

Young Arts & Spiritual Development

Most Sundays, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Chapel. Registration required. Contact Mary Gaskins for more information. Young Arts & Spiritual Development (YASD) is an arts ensemble for children in Grades 4-8 that explores music, theater and visual arts as part of our spiritual lives. YASD may serve as a substitute for traditional Religious Exploration classes.

Small Acts of Tremendous Spirit

Feb. 18, 2019. By Lay Minister for Membership & Outreach Shannon Williams. The night of “The Vagina Monologues,” the UUCF campus thrummed with energy. A full house, songs by the unstoppable Nikki Ames to get our engines going, then one voice after another telling the shared story. The show satisfied, troubled, expanded, inspired. We all could have walked out afterward fulfilled by the experience. But most of us didn’t walk out. We paused, lingering by the snack table and makeshift bar. I watched in awe as our Commons, packed with members, friends and neighbors, bloomed to life. The sight thrilled my heart. The space transformed from a room with folding […]

Next Chapter: How to Retire Wild, Happy and Free the UUCF Way

Tue., Apr. 23, 30, May 14, 28, Jun. 11 & 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Prog. Bldg. (Note: Class is starting one week later than originally advertised.) Led by Craig Clark. Register online, email or stop by the Adult Programs table in the Commons after services. Retirement is a familiar term, but perhaps the “next chapter” of your successful, gratifying and meaningful life is a better way to describe retirement. The class will focus on how we can make our next chapter the one we want it to be. In addition to learning from each other, we will learn from people who have written on this topic. Regardless of your age, […]