Save The Date – February 15, 2014, Fellowship Cleanup Work Day

The Facilities Team has scheduled Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 as our Winter Work day at the Fellowship.
Our current plan is to clean out the first room in the downstairs and make it a meeting room; cleanup
of the kitchen; general fellowship cleaning; working on the restrooms.

Have any other requests ? We hope to see our congregants and members on that day. Spend Feb 14 with the
one you love and come on Saturday and show some love to our building!

22nd Annual Crystal Ball

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM on Friday, Oct 18, 2013

Come out for an amazing party with costumes, live music (including the UUFA choir), tarot reading, and dancing!! Weather permitting, there will be a memorial wall in the grove to honor those who have passed beyond the veil. There is no cost for the party, but we will be asking for donations for the UUFA endowment fund if you have a reading done. Bring snacks to share and BYOB!

Fall ‘Nice Stuff’ sale slated for Sept. 21

Our second “Nice Stuff” sale will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the shelter next to the City Swimming Pool. Back in the Year 1, when we were trying to get the money together to build our present building (our first meeting place that was  our own), we used to have yard sales at which a major portion of the congregation helped. Now the Endowment Committee is trying to raise our endowment in order to assure the care of our building forever by using only the interest after we get the fund up to $50,000.

So what can you do? Help, whether you are on the Endowment Committee or not. Of course, that group will do the major organizing and work very hard at the sale. It includes Dru Riley Evarts, chair; Natalie Barman, Geoff Greenfield, Don Shamblin, and Pauline Urbahns. What the committee needs from everybody else is nice stuff to sell, people to help on the day of the sale, people who can haul stuff (both to the sale and away from it later), people who can make and distribute signs, and so on.

yardsale imageMost of all, we need people to look around their places to find “nice stuff” they are not using and are willing to contribute.  We, of course, cannot make much at a sale unless we have worthy stuff to sell. Get some stuff from your neighbors and friends, too. They will thank you for helping them de-clutter. And tell them to come to our sale.

The shelter at the City Swimming Pool is a good place to have our sale, but we cannot display or price the goods until that morning because it is entirely open and cannot be locked up for the night before. Committee members will be at the shelter beginning t 6 a.m. in order to display and price everything, but there will be no selling until 9 a.m. You could be a huge help if you could bring whatever you have rounded up and have it at the shelter between 6 and 9 a.m., the earlier the better. If you absolutely cannot do it that morning, call or e-mail Dru (592-1231 or and she can store it during the week before in her garage (on OU’s campus, the house in front of Glidden Hall, the Music Building). The less we actually have to transport twice, the better, of course.

Call Dru also if you have questions or suggestions. And please sign up to help, either with her or at a Fellowship service.

In-Gathering Sunday – Bring a special family recipe to share during potluck !

On behalf of the UUFA leadership we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back after the summer break and look forward to hearing about your experiences as we share water from our various journey’s in our morning service. In addition, we invite you to join us for the second Sunday potluck just following service and ask that you prepare a special “family recipe” dish to share. In this way we will celebrate our individual talents, gifts and cooking abilities while we re-new our special UUFA community together !

An Evening with Jim Scott

Jim ScottIn addition to getting to hear Jim speak on Sunday morning, “The Fires of Creation – Reflections on Creativity,” he will also be presenting a concert on Sunday evening, August 11 starting at 7:00pm. So plan for a wonderful evening of music and friendship!

Composer, guitarist and singer Jim Scott brings a warmth and humor with his well-crafted jazz and world music influenced songs.  He uses well a prodigious guitar mastery and clear voice, to encourage all to get involved with the messages and ideals of peace, justice and the earth that he raises.

Formerly a member of the Paul Winter Consort, Jim was co-composer of their celebrated “Missa Gaia/Earth Mass” and sang their anthem song “Common Ground.”  He has toured the world, recorded a number of CDs of original music and published a growing line of choral works.  A co-creator of the “Green Sanctuary” program for churches to become more sustainable, Jim also compiled the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of over 100 songs of earth and peace.  He has been artist in residence or visiting faculty at schools such as Oberlin College and enjoys putting young people in touch with their innate creativity and the power of musical expression.

UUFA Special June Potluck and Farewell Party for Rev. Evan Young – Sunday , June 9th

Please join us on Sunday June 9th just after service for a special potluck to honor Rev. Evan Young’s service to UUFA over the past 10 years. As many of you know, Rev. Young will be leaving UUFA at the end of June. We look forward to taking the time to pay special tribute to Evan and hope that you can join us. Bring a potluck dish as usual and stay for the celebration. Questions ? Please contact Laura Patton, Marsha Nagy or Barb Harrison.

Pub Night invites YOU April 19

By Laura Patton

The Membership Committee is excited to bring Pub Night to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Friday, April 19, beginning at 7 p.m. Be prepared to form teams for “Pub Trivia,” to have some laughs playing board games, and to unwind to live music provided by Wormz and the Decomposers.

Some nonalcoholic beverages will be provided along with a few snacks. If you are interested in enjoying some libations, know that this is a BYOB function. If you are able, please bring an appetizer/finger food to be enjoyed by attendees.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there! Please feel free to invite friends and family. All are welcome.