UUFW Events and Activities in January 2020


New Year’s Day Hike

January 1, 10:00 a.m.  It will actually be a walk of about three miles on country roads through Mennonite farms near Dayton. Walkers will gather at Florence Ferguson’s house in Bridgewater  and caravan to the site. After the walk everyone will go back to Florence’s for lunch. Please let her know if you will be walking. Email: fergusfx@comcast.net or text: 540-908-7139.


UUFW Board Meeting

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. UUFW members are welcome to observe Board meetings.



Friday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Reagan Harouff will share photos and stories of her journey to Ecuador and Peru. Anyone with the slightest twinge of wander lust is invited to come and bring a small contribution for the snack table, and then settle in for an evening of hassle-free traveling from our chairs. Contact person: Lorain Harouff.


Brown Baggers

Wednesday, January 15, 11:30 a.m. at the home of Lee Patterson.  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.


Third Sunday Potluck 

Sunday, January 19 following the service. Theme: Cultural fusion. 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 the first letters of our last names.

Food Plan A;   A-G vegetable /salad; H-P main dish; Q-Z dessert/bread

Food Plan B:  A-G main dish; H-P dessert/bread; Q-Z vegetable/salad

Food Plan C:  A-G dessert/bread; H-P vegetable/salad; Q-Z main dish




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: Merrie Jo Perkuchin

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.