New to UUFRC? Welcome!
New to UUFRC? We can’t offer cookies and coffee right now but we are ready to serve you!
We are committed to ‘radical hospitality’ and are a welcoming, inclusive congregation, where you just might find ‘your tribe.’ We love listening to your story and helping you feel a part of our community.
If you are unfamiliar with the values of UU’s – go to the worship page to see what we’re about.
Here are some things to know:
Sunday Worship Service
Our Sunday worship service begins on Zoom at 10:30AM. The link is https://www.uufrc.org/worship/sunday-service-video-stream/
Reverend Brian usually begins with a story for the children, so keep them close by. We love music at UUFRC, and you will hear several musical pieces – instrumentals, choir selections and sing-alongs to celebrate this amazing life.
If you didn’t fill out a Get In Touch! card on the website, our Connections coordinator, Jen Gill, will send you a chat during the service to welcome you and find out your interests.
The service usually lasts one hour, and we meet in ‘break out rooms’ afterward so that you can get to know a few people at a time. During COVID, it’s BYO coffee and refreshments at home, but the half-hour of conversation might help you feel welcome and connected…we hope so!
[Screen shot of Brian in Sanctuary lighting the chalice, Larry’s hands, choir]
Monthly Welcome Circle
Our Welcome Circle is a deeper introduction to who we are, and what we offer. You are warmly invited to join us for this brief meeting held the second Sunday of every month at 12:00 PM virtually. Links are posted in the weekly church bulletin email (sign up here to receive these) and during the service in the zoom chat box. Join us to learn more about UUs and UUFRC. When we do go back to using our building, childcare will be available if needed.
You are always welcome to contact our Connections Coordinator, Jen Gill with questions about our community and our minister, Reverend Brian about personal worship and pastoral care.
[Small pics of Jen and Brian next to their email]
Families with Children
You will notice that congregants old and young look upon our children with love and pride. While we cannot meet at the church now, the Youth and Family Committee regularly schedules interactive activities for the youth to keep them involved in the community. This year’s religious education program for our youth will be virtual. More information and can be found here.
Families are encouraged to connect with the Director of Youth and Family programs to find out about the many children’s programs being offered from nursery to high school.
Contact: Lillian Svec, our Interim Director of Youth and Family Programming, at email@example.com
[Small pic of Lillian next to her email]
Ways to Get Involved
UUs are famous for being involved in life, and UUFRC offers many ways to feel fulfilled. Find your niche – from singing in the choir and adult learning opportunities to affinity groups to Social Action and fellowship events (all either virtual or with social distancing outdoors at least through May 2021). Some people only come to Sunday service while others are only active in a specific social action cause – we welcome everyone to find their passion and fulfillment in our community. Contact Jen Gill to get on the church mailing list and receive the church bulletin. We also publish The Redwood Circle, a monthly e-zine to acquaint each other with what our congregants are doing in their everyday life.
[Pics of choir, social action, fellowship event, guitar group]