UUFW Events and Activities in October 2018


Racial Equity Class

Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. This adult education class is a continuation of the 10-session class held last year. It will meet monthly through June. Click here for details.


UUFW Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Members are welcome to observe.


Youth Group

Sunday, October 14, 5:00 p.m. The Youth Group will meet for a “Soul Matters” discussion and dinner. The Youth Group will meet again on October 28 at 5:00 p.m. Contact person: Sarah Skaar at dre@uufw.org.


Children’s Woodworking Series

Tuesdays, October 16, 23 and 30 at 4:30 p.m.  Children will be building a “Little Free Library” to go in front of Chalice House.


Brown Baggers

Wednesday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. at the home of  Susan Schmidt. This is a group of UUFW women that meets monthly. All ages are invited to come whenever personal schedules allow. 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



Friday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.  Don’t miss the first trip of the new season!  Bring a snack to contribute to the goodie table, wear your home comforts, and be ready to take a hassle-free visit to Istanbul led by Judy Anderson.. It’s your best invitation to such an exotic location! Judy will share her adventures there through pictures and stories. Remember, no hustling through airports, managing luggage, or paying travel expenses! What a deal! Contact person: Lorain Harouff


Monthly Potluck Lunch

Sunday, October 21, following the service. Food Plan C, and the theme is Octoberfest. Participants at our monthly potlucks are asked to bring a dish that serves at least eight people and corresponds to the following food plan based on first letters of last names:

  • 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


Choir Practice

Monday, October 22, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. No matter your experience, all are welcome to participate. Contact person: Diane Ganiere



Saturday, October 27, 8:30 a.m. Meet at the corner of Route 340 toward Stuarts Draft and Kindig Rd. Brunch afterwards at the Woodworths’, 29 Alta Drive in Stuarts Draft.


Class for Prospective New Members

Saturday, October 27, 11:00 a.m. This class is for those who would like to learn more about UUFW, Unitarian Universalism and the benefits of membership. Lunch will be provided.


Family Potluck and Pumpkin Carving

Sunday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. We will also be building our new playground dome and setting up our new picnic tables! POC is Sarah Skaar dre@uufw.com


Outside Activities held at the UUFW

These recurring activities are not officially sponsored by the UUFW, but they use our facilities 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. (except for September 2 and 16) 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


RISE is a new social justice organization based in Waynesboro. Its mission is to be a vehicle for giving voice to the voiceless, strength to the weak and support for the lost within the black community. The UUFW has a special relationship with RISE as our minister serves as the organization’s advisor, and its events are often held at the UUFW. See the RISE Events page for upcoming activities.