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This Week at UUFP

  • Moral Mondays Movement...Now is the Time: Our Black Lives Matter Vigil is held every Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the months of April and May. Join us in front of the office building on Warwick Blvd to witness racial justice. Bring a poster or choose from one we have on hand. All are welcome. For more information email racialjustice@uufp.org
  • Fiber FUUn: A virtual gathering of Fiber FUUn…knit for craft; knit for comfort; bonds eternal we do weave - Gather with us, chat, create; caring friendships we conceive. This event is held every first and third Monday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., via Zoom. To join click Fiber_FUUn. For more information, email fiberfuun@uufp.org.
  • Article II "Wellspring" Session: Wednesday, March 18th at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., via Zoom and/or multiplatform at the UUFP. For more information, please contact  Andrew or DRE Joanne Dingus.
  • Share the Basket Program 2022-23: Beginning in July 2010, the UUFP started a program called “Share the Basket.” Through March of 2020, the UUFP shared half of all of the non-pledge portion of our collected offering with our Share the Basket partner organizations. Each week, the basket was shared with a different group. We haven’t been passing a basket lately, but we still have online options for sharing our resources with our community partners. The Social & Environmental Justice Committee has the responsibility—with the Policy Board’s final approval—of selecting several organizations which focus on different issues as Share the Basket partners. We will soon be considering the current organizations, as well as new organizations for the 2022-2023 Share the Basket program. Organizations who are eligible for Share the Basket proceeds: *Must be 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organizations *Offer services compatible with UU principles *Offer opportunities to educate or engage UUFP members and friends in social justice activities * Have no greater than 20% administrative overhead expenses unless a reasonable argument can be made for a higher overhead. The Social & Environmental Justice Committee would like to hear your suggestions for charitable organizations for this program. If you believe that an organization is worthy of nomination, but are concerned that it may not meet all of the above criteria, please go ahead and suggest that it be considered. By UUFP policy, the committee has some latitude in making the decisions about which organizations to recommend to the Policy Board (see link below). We continue to be especially interested in partner organizations that are willing to help us recognize and remedy racial injustice. We are hoping to receive nominations of organizations that are led by and/or serving people who are BIPOC (Black / indigenous / people of color). Please submit your nominations to the committee at socialjustice@uufp.org. Thank you for your support of the Share the Basket effort, which allows us to make a greater impact on the world around us.

  • Volunteers Needed…It’s that time of year again-Grass mowing! If you would like to help, contact Roy Schilling at grounds@uufp.org. ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED. A good way for high school students to get their volunteer hours in.

Upcoming

  • Sunday Morning Service: Sunday, May 22nd from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. “We have the Power!”  Andrew Millard - Welcome to our first annual “Covenant Sunday”! As part of our Year of Living Covenantally, and on this Sunday of our Annual Membership Meeting, we’ll celebrate Unitarian Universalism as a covenantal faith and unlock the power of covenant to build the Beloved Community within and beyond our walls! The Sanctuary is open for in-person attendance! You can begin connecting via Zoom at 10:45 a.m. to check your computer set-up and for introductions, and the service itself will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. For more information, please visit Sunday-Service. Zoom link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/920676087
  • Sunday Morning Forum: Sunday, May 22nd from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.- Details Coming Soon
  • Annual Membership Meeting: This year’s Annual Membership Meeting will be held both in-person at the Sanctuary and on Zoom on May 22nd immediately following service to vote on the slate of elected positions and budget for the coming year. Annual Reports, Slate of Nominees, and Proposed Budget can now be found here. Zoom link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/920676087 to connect by phone dial 646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 920 676 087)

  • Memorial Service for Bob Mosolf: Sunday, May 22nd from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Services will be held both in person at the Sanctuary and via Zoom. To join click Zoom link: https://uuma.zoom.us/j/98800836839 to join by phone dial 646-876-9923 (Meeting ID: 988 0083 6839)
  • Second Sunday Lunch: Sunday, June 12th at 1:00 p.m., at Jason's Deli, 12515 Jefferson Ave., NN. All are welcome to join us for good food and fellowship. Questions? Contact Bobbie at secondsundaylunch@uufp.org.

  • Pathways to Membership Workshop: The Membership Committee is sponsoring an interactive workshop for newcomers on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pathways to Membership introduces newcomers to our fellowship and/or UUism in general. During our time together, people will get a chance to share their own spiritual journeys as well as learn about UU & UUFP history and beliefs. Participants will learn about some of the activities sponsored by our fellowship. This meeting will be held on multi-platforms, both in-person and on Zoom. For in-person attendance, please wear a non-cloth mask. Childcare is provided upon advance request. If you have questions or would like to reserve a spot, please contact Bobbie Schilling or a member of the Membership Committee at membership@uufp.org. For Zoom, you can begin connecting at 9:45 a.m. to check your computer set-up, and the meeting itself will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. To join Zoom meeting click here:  https://zoom.us/j/99194268598 or dial-in by phone to 646-558-8656 (Meeting ID: 991 9426 8598)

  • Women's DrUUm Circle: The Women’s Drumming Circle meets on the fourth Saturday of the month, at 7:00 p.m., in-person at the UUFP Sanctuary building. Women and their children are welcome. Please feel free to invite other drum-minded women to share in the fun and the power of this event. Bring your drums, if you feel so inclined. Fellow members of the group will have extra drums so don't feel as though you have to bring a drum to participate. Please let us know at least a week in advance if you need childcare arranged. For more information contact: womensdrumming@uufp.org or visit us on Facebook at UUFP Women's Drum Circle.
  • Join the UUFP at PrideFest! Saturday, June 25th, the UUFP will be represented in Norfolk at the Hampton Roads PrideFest, a public celebration providing Virginians with the opportunity to unify through the celebration of inclusion and equality. The Hampton Roads PrideFest is one of the largest in the Mid-Atlantic and also one of the largest festivals in Hampton Roads, drawing 40,000 LGBTQ community members and allies to Town Point Park in Norfolk. Representatives from the UUFP will be greeting people who stop at our table, which we will share with CVUU (Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists) and the Williamsburg UUs. We will also be answering questions about Unitarian-Universalism and encouraging PrideFest attendees from the Peninsula to visit the UUFP. If you would like to join us, please contact Hilary Propst at socialjustice@uufp.org. To learn more about PrideFest, visit https://hamptonroadspride.org/pridefest/.
  • Southern Region of the UUA Webinars: Webinars are offered at no cost, but advance registration is required. This is a superb no-cost way of learning new practices and enhancing your leadership knowledge while interacting online with other Southern Region congregation members. If you do not consider yourself a leader yet, this is an easy way to dip your toe into leadership. Sign up for webinars through May 10, 2022 at: https://www.uua.org/southern/calendar/region/sr-toolbox-webinar

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