“Exploring religious truth, meaning and experience is central to Unitarian Universalist faith, and faith development is central to our liberal religious education. In communities and as individuals we seek lives of meaning anchored by values and a commitment to promote principles of justice, love, trust, safety, tolerance and encouragement. We want to deepen in spirit and nurture our souls; we strive to contribute to and shape the wider world for the greater good. We recognize that we are part of an interdependent web of life.”
[Source: Unitarian Universalist Association]
At UUFRC we seek to help our members find their own religious truth thru structured classroom education, discussion groups and individual exploration.
Theme Based Ministry
Theme based ministry is a 10-month religious exploration program that allows members of all ages to connect deeply with a particular theological theme over the course of each month. A resource flyer is produced by our minister each month to inspire reflections (and, contributions), worship services are designed around themes, and committees/teams are encouraged to weave the theme into their work. For example: the writing groups, C-Groups and book club have the option to connect with the month’s theme in any number of ways. The themes for 2014-2105 (September through May) are: forgiveness, letting go-death, faith, hope, justice, love, brokenness, transformation, transcendence.
If you are new to our faith and Fellowship, please join us for this brief meeting held the first Sunday of each month at 11:45am. We’ll introduce you to who we are and have information available about what we offer. Questions are welcome! Childcare is available, if needed.
Getting to Know UU: This two hour class is an introduction to our Unitarian Universalist liberal faith. We explore the roots and history of Unitarian Universalism, our larger UU world, and the history of our own Fellowship. Come and find out why we’re called a “living faith” and learn about our Seven Principles.
Getting to Know UUFRC: The focus of this two hour class is to help you get to know our Fellowship in depth. We discuss how and why to get involved, our structure, communication, and the meaning, benefits, and responsibilities of membership.
These classes are held several times a year. Please contact Connections Coordinator, Cindy Johnson, for upcoming dates. Email Get Cindy’s email address
Becoming a Member: You are welcome to sign our Membership Book at any time after you have taken the “Getting to Know UU” and “Getting to Know UUFRC” classes. Several times a year, we hold an Ingathering Ceremony during a Sunday service to introduce and celebrate our new members. It’s a very special occasion and includes candle lighting, a spoken covenant with the congregation, photos, and a celebratory cake for everyone following the service.