Please bring clean household items. You may price your items, but remember this is a yard sale, and folks don’t expect to pay very much. If your item requires batteries, please make sure they work.
Remember...events, such as these, are great ways to fellowship with each other and our community, while raising funds for good works (Green is Good!) in our congregation, on the Peninsula and in the world!
Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-369-1098. We greatly appreciate your helping hands in all areas to carry out this event! So join us...donate, volunteer, shop!
Thanks to you all!
Grow in Wonder, Connect in Love, Engage in Service, Inspire Generosity
"Sophia's Story - a Purrr-fect Solution"
By Joanne Dingus
Your socks can help shelter cats!
Sophia Wasilausky is fourteen years old, in the Girl Scouts and attends programs at the Universalist Unitarian Fellowship of the Peninsula. She comes to Sunday school classes, sings in the choir and has helped as a lay leader during services.
"I love animals and I wanted to help cats because I have two of my own. I wanted to do a project where I made something. I liked the idea of using old socks that would just get thrown away if they weren’t donated to the animal shelter.
So far I have made over 300 socks! My goal is 500 or more if I have the supplies. I have also visited the Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter to deliver the toys and learn more about their cat programs.
I am making a difference because Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter is a government owned shelter so they don’t get a lot of funds. They depend a lot on donations from the public. Also, the toys make the cats really happy and excited! A happier cat is more likely to get adopted because they aren’t depressed and shy when people come to look for a pet to adopt. It’s a small way to help but it feels good to be making a difference.”
The mission of UUFP is "Grow in Wonder, Connect in Love, Engage in Service and Inspire Generosity."
Sophia Wasilausky is an everyday UU, connecting to our principles by taking action to care for others!
Unless otherwise noted, services include sermons preached by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard and take place at 9:30am and 11:15am on Sundays.
April 7th: “Calling In”
The foundation of Unitarian Universalist practice is the set of promises we make to one another about how we intend to treat each other. In this way, covenant names our intentions to speak and act with honesty, understanding and kindness. Covenant calls us to be our best selves and invites us into our vision of Beloved Community. Covenant is the container that can hold us together.
April 14th: “Encountering Kindness”
In all of our lives there are many small and not-so-small encounters in which strangers, friends, family members and acquaintances offer us kindness. It is good to remember those moments and to give thanks for them.
Rev. Cynthia Snavely is a Unitarian Universalist minister who has served congregations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. She currently lives in Hayes with her daughter, son-in-law and four grandsons.
5pm on Saturday April 20th: a Passover Seder
This multi-sensory liturgy dates back thousands of years and is celebrated annually by millions of Jews and people of other faiths. The modern seder allows us to bring its meaning alive in terms of contemporary themes, while continuing to share the ancient story of liberation and hope.
Since the seder combines worship with a potluck meal, please sign up at: http://bit.ly/UUFPS19
April 21st: “The Human Element”
The Ancients recognized four elements that make up the world: earth, water, fire and air. Today, given the extent and power of our species, we must recognize that humanity itself represents a fifth element that has, both intentionally and unwittingly, changed the other four far beyond their natural balance. Knowing this, what shall we do to restore balance to our planet, to our lives?
You can come see The Human Element on Saturday April 13th, with a potluck dinner at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary Building, followed by the movie at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary and discussion.
Special music for Easter and Earth Day will be provided by the UUFP’s ChorUUs!
April 28th: “Showing Up”
Whenever we recognize one another for our contributions to the life of our congregation, expressing our thanks for many roles and tasks both big and small that make our Fellowship what it is, we conclude our recognitions by thanking everyone simply for being present. It’s the simplest of gifts, but it’s also the most important: showing up is the greatest gift we can give.
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