PORT: An Annual UUFP Tradition

By Bobbie Schilling This time of the year brings us many winter holidays involving many cherished traditions: candles, music, special foods, decorations, and gift giving. One tradition that members and friends of the UUFP have upheld for many years is service to the PORT Winter Homeless Shelter which is organized

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GreenFaith

For all that is our life” by Rev. Andrew As part of my professional development this year, I am a Fellow with GreenFaith, an international interfaith environmental organization that was founded in 1992 and inspired in part by the Rio Earth Summit. About ten years ago, religious leaders approached GreenFaith

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Why These Words, Why This Mission?

By Jim Sanderson, President, Unitarian Universalist ​Fellowship of the Peninsula Grow in Wonder - Connect in Love - ​Engage in Service - Inspire Generosity ​These are the words we are considering recognizing as our Mission. As such they should embody not only who we are but who we intend to

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Book Club Event: The New Jim Crow – A Call to Action

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness is a book that retraces author Michelle Alexander's pioneering work concerning the tragic situation of African-American young men and women who have been systematically targeted for incarceration, disproportionately to the numbers of their color in the United States population.

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Fighting to End Virginia’s Gerrymandering

“GERRYMANDERING is the deliberate manipulation of legislative district boundaries to advantage or benefit a particular party or group, or to cause disadvantage or harm to an opposing party or group. It distorts the electoral process, undermines democracy, and renders legislative elections a meaningless exercise.” – OneVirginia2021​ ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE

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Loved Individuals, Beloved Community

By Kathryn Ozyurt Christine Woods, who has been a long time favorite Sunday Morning Forum moderator, helped forum participants (via the Socratic method) choose their own subject for discussion on March 18. A vote on topics such as, “why are people afraid of students speaking out,” and “how do we

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