UUFW Events and Activities in April


April Activities for Children and Youth

April 1, Easter egg hunt during the service. April 8, Debora Hoard will lead a hike during the service. April 15, garden and planting day. April 28, Riverfest family activity hosted by RE.


Adult Class on Racial Equality

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. Click here for details.


Virginia Edwards Celebration

Sunday, April 8 at 1:30. Members of UUFW are invited to join the staff and residents at Birch Gardens (12 Royal Drive, near Fishersville) in celebrating the music of Virginia from her DVD “Playing the Classics in the Blue Ridge.” Refreshments will be served. Contact person: Diane Ganiere.


Choir Practice

Monday, April 9 and 23 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The choir practices every second and fourth Monday. No matter your experience, all are welcome to participate. Contact person: Diane Ganiere



UUFW Board Meeting

Wednesday April 11, 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. Members are welcome to observe.



Potluck Lunch

Sunday, April 15, following the service. Theme: South of the Border. Food Plan B. 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




Brown Baggers

Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. at the home of Barbara Wright. 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 April 20, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Suzy and Otis Huston and Bill and Lorain Harouff will share their experiences traveling in the Southwest US. 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.




Saturday, April 28 at Constitution Park, Waynesboro. UUFW supports this annual event that emphasizes commitment and responsibility for the conservation of our natural resources. Volunteer opportunities include helping with outdoor events or with activities under the tent. Sign-up sheets are in the Fellowship Hall. Contact person: Roberta Patterson.

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. 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