Fellowship Circles are small, supportive groups of eight to ten people that provide members an opportunity to meet with others in a spiritual setting where we learn to think and share deeply about our lives and our beliefs.
New Fellowship Circles will begin in the fall. You can sign up to join a circle on the Fellowship page of the UUFP website. Forms are also available on the table outside the sanctuary. Please contact Gayle Phillips with any questions.
Hello again, from your friendly Communications Team. We have been working hard to get the announcements to automatically send out once a week (Mondays) to everyone who wishes to receive them. After some challenges, we think we have figured this out. If you are already receiving the e-Flame, you should automatically receive the announcements as well. If you do not receive a message on August 7, 2017, subscribe to the mailing list via the form to the right. Thank you for your patience as we all work to make things easier. If you have any questions please contact Scott at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our night to make dinner for Good Fridays at St. Paul’s is the third Friday of every month. All are welcome to join us on Friday, August 18th, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 221 34th Street in downtown Newport News. We start cooking at 4:30 p.m. Come on out, no matter your cooking skill level and even if you are a little late! For more information, contact Donna at: email@example.com.
There will be a Group Photo of our UUFP congregation on Sunday, August 27th between services at 10:40 a.m. We want to get all of our members and supporters represented in this photo. We are definitely overdue for an updated photo of our growing congregation, since the last time this was done it was seven years ago!
Plan to stay after second service on Sunday, August 27th for a potluck lunch/send off. Andrew will be giving his last service before taking his two month sabbatical. Come join us over lunch and we can all wish him a restful and insightful time away. Please bring a dish and/or drinks to share.
The Knitting Group will meet in the Sun Room of the Office building on Monday, August 28th at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Meg at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Social Justice Team will meet Sunday, September 24th after second service, at 12:30 p.m. in the Caum Room.
The Social Justice Team is planning a bus for the March for Racial Justice on Saturday, September 30th. It costs $45 per person and will depart from the Food Lion, 316 Oyster Point Rd., Newport News at 6:30 a.m. Please park in the far end of the parking lot. The March for Racial Justice is a multi-community movement led by a coalition united in our demands for civil and human rights. We march because as long as U.S. laws, policies and practices remain steeped in racism and white supremacy, basic human rights and civil rights for all, will never be fully realized. We march to strengthen local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice. It is our duty to dismantle oppression, and to challenge, reverse and put an end to laws, policies and practices that dehumanize people of color while sustaining white supremacy and racism. Our vision is to create a just and equitable future for our communities and country. If you are interested, see Carey Hall-Warner or Pam Luke between services or email email@example.com.
Please save the date of Saturday, October 14th for the Fifth Tidewater Cluster Meeting that will be held in Fredericksburg. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Annual Membership Meeting has passed, but we still want you to submit your reports to: email@example.com. Did you miss the meeting? Check out the reports below.