UUFW Events and Activities in January 2019


Annual New Year’s Day Hike

Tuesday, January 1, 10:00 a.m.  Meet at UUFW to carpool to the hike location. Afterwards, hikers will return to the Fellowship Hall for soup and Hoppin’ John. Contact person: Laura Hiatt.


Choir Practice

Monday, January 7 and 21, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. No matter your experience, all are welcome to participate. Contact person: Diane Ganiere.



UUFW Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 8, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Members are welcome to observe.



Racial Equity Class

Thursday, January 10, 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.



Brown Baggers

Wednesday, January 16, 11:30 a.m. at the home of Sharon Van Name. 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 January 18, 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Carroll Lisle and Sharon Van Name will share their trip to Cyprus. 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 to bring a small contribution for the snack table and settle in for an evening of hassle-free traveling from our chairs. Contact person: Lorain Harouff.



Potluck Lunch

Sunday, January 20, following the service. Food Plan A and the theme is Comfort Food. 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



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.