Here are some of the activities that UUFW members and friends enjoy on a recurring basis during the church year. Weekly email blasts and announcements in the order of service on Sundays will provide you with dates, times, locations and contact information for each upcoming activity.  

Potluck luncheons are usually held on the third Sunday of the month following the service. There is a monthly theme, and participants are asked to bring a dish that serves at least eight people. To ensure a good variety of dishes, a Food Plan for each potluck assigns the type of dish to bring according to the first letter of your last name.

  • Food Plan A: A-G Veg/Salad      H-P Main Dish    Q-Z Dessert/Bread
  • Food Plan B:  A-G  Dessert/Bread    H-P Veg/Salad    Q-Z Main Dish
  • Food Plan C: A-G Main Dish            H-P  Dessert/Bread  Q-Z Veg/Salad

 

Brown Baggers is a group of UUFW women that meets monthly. All ages are invited to come whenever personal schedules allow. Attendees meet from 11:30 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month (except July). One or two women offer to host each month either in a home or at the UUFW. If you come, bring your own lunch and the hostess will provide dessert & drinks. There is no designated topic of discussion, but usually many ideas or concerns are raised. You do not need to attend regularly in order to join—come when you can or when you feel like it. We do ask attendees to let the hostess know so that she can prepare enough dessert & drinks for all. Contact person: Lee Patterson

 

Morning Glories is a group of volunteers who meet periodically to weed our various gardens. During the hot summer weather they try to gather before 8 am, work for a couple hours then go to a local eatery for coffee, a snack and conversation. All are welcome. Contact person: Joe Good

 

Let’s Do Subtitles (LDS) is a foreign movie event held on the first Friday of each month during the winter and spring. Starting at 6:00 p.m., participants enjoy soups from country of origin. The movie begins  around  7:00 p.m. and is followed by a light discussion. Laura Hiatt makes the soups, and chooses the movies. Participants bring their beverage of choice. Contact person: Laura Hiatt

 

TRUUVEL ( UU travel) is a presentation with pictures, memorabilia, and stories about a trip taken by a Fellowship member or someone invited by a member. TRUUVEL nights are usually on the third Friday of the month or whenever we are fortunate enough to have a volunteer willing to share an adventure. We invite anyone with the slightest twinge of wander lust to bring a small contribution for the snack table and settle in for an evening of hassle-free traveling from our chairs. In years past, we have experienced Iceland,  Australia and New Zealand, Morocco, Vietnam and a ‘world-wide trip in 80 days’. Contact person: Lorain Harouff

 

Adult religious education classes are offered throughout the church year. You can find a description of these classes on our website under the Learning tab.

 

These outside activities are hosted at our Fellowship and are open to everyone:                            

 

The Old Time Music Jam is a group that plays together every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. Anyone may bring an instrument and join in or come just to listen. Contact person: Joe Good

 

Zen Meditation, led by UUFW member Ben Pumphrey, meets in the Chalice House each Sunday at 7:30 p.m. For more information go to shenandoahzen@icloud.com.

 

The Stone Soup Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information email mary@stonesoupbooks.net

 

A yoga class is held each Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All skill levels welcomed. Cost is free to UUFW members. Contact person: Marty Baker

 

The Stone Soup Poetry Group is a very casual meeting of folks who love poetry. They meet in the Chalice House on the fourth Monday of every month, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bring a favorite poem to share or just come to enjoy others’ favorites. Contact person: Karen Reed