UUFW Events and Activities in February


An Orientation Class,Conversation, and Lunch with Rev. Paul Oakley

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 a.m until 3:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall  All newcomers to UUFW are invited to this opportunity to learn about  Unitarian Universalism, UUFW and what it means to become a member. However, membership is not a presumption. You will explore our faith, get to know some new people, and enjoy lunch together. RSVP by January 28, sooner if possible, to Sylvia Woodworth at membership@uufw.org.


“This is Your Life,” a 5-session class offered by our minister emeritus, Ed Piper

Monday February 5 and 19, March 5 and 19, and April 2. 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Chalice House. For details see the January Newsletter, Issue 4.


Adult Class on Racial Equality

Thursday, February 8, 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. Click here for details.


Parents Night Out

Friday February 9, 5:45-8:00 p.m. Drop off your child at Chalice House and enjoy an evening out! Pack your child a dinner or eat before you come. Activities will be provided. Point of Contact: Sarah Skaar.


Choir Practice

Monday, February 12 and 26 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 February 14, 7:00 p.m. in the Chalice House. Members are welcome to observe.


Chalice House Clean-up

Friday February 16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to come help clean and organize the Chalice House. Pack a brown-bag lunch and stay for some shared conversation. Contact person: Sarah Skaar at dre@uufw.org.



Friday February 16, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Nancy Frumen will share memories and photos from her trip to Los Angeles, including Disneyland, Rodeo Drive, Long Beach, Hollywood and Universal Studios. The highlight of her trip was the Rose Bowl Parade, in which her two grandchildren performed with their marching band from the Air Force Academy High School. Bring a snack to share and your favorite beverage.

TrUUvel 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 come settle in for an evening of hassle-free traveling from our chairs. Contact person: Lorain Harouff.


Potluck Lunch

Sunday, February 18, following the service. Theme: Mardi Gras, Food Plan C.  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, February 21, 11:30 a.m. at the Fellowship, hosted by Sylvia Woodworth. 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



 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