The book discussion group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 P.M. at the Lancaster Community Library. Everyone is welcome. Please read the book and join us. The upcoming selections are:
Please call Elaine Weekley for more information.
Phood and Philosophy
Join our potluck dinner and discussion. The Sunday Bulletin and our monthly newsletter, The Chalice, provide advance notice of the topic, date, time, place and directions. Bring a dish to pass and a bottle of wine to share. A call to the hosts that you are coming helps them to prepare for the expected crowd.
Join our group of creative-minded people who meet twice a month - second and fourth Thrsdays at 9:30 am at the studio of Shirley Kinney - to explre new artistic and craft techniques and materials. They regularly sell their creations at local venues, and annually donate a decorated Christmas tree to support the Kilmarnock YMCA's Festival of Trees fundraiser. For more information, contact Shirley Kinney.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Classes
Nurture your spirit and challenge your body in vinyasa flow yoga classes that integrate breath and movement, awareness and alignment, flexibility and strength, stillness and joy.
A UUFR-VA representative is present at area Interfaith meetings. We annually include a generous contribution to Interfaith to support its good works in the community. For more information, contact Bob or Jane Duryea.
Circle of Life
A Circle of Life group is a small relational group made up of six to twelve people who meet at the UUFR building on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 P.M. to establish and nurture themselves in their own beloved community. Group members build strong relationships with each other and with the larger fellowship of which the small group is a part.
UUFR-VA has had Circle of Life meetings for about two years. We tell life stories, offer support, and experience relational individuality, which affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We have rituals and there are ground rules which lay a foundation for shared relationship building. We pick topics to discuss that are informational and interesting. Each person has a voice and is heard and each person is respected for his or her own intrinsic humanity. If you are interested in joining one of our groups, please tell Fran Schelling or Hank Stupi.
UUFR-VA Lay-Pastoral Care Program
Challenges come our way in life. Some are manageable, while others leave us feeling very alone and overwhelmed. Lay-Pastoral Care will provide, upon request, personal & confidential support to those enduring grieving, illness, injury, disability, marital changes, unemployment, relocation, caregiving, isolation, inability to attend church or other life situations.
How Can You Receive Lay Pastoral Care?
Call one of our Lay-Pastoral Care Associates, Diana Jamison , Pirkko Graves, Bob Duryea, or Fran Schelling. Their numbers are in the UUFR-VA directory and this service is available to members of the Fellowship. There are no fees. This support is offered with strict confidentiality. The following is a list of our counselors in our Fellowship and their qualifications:
If you feel you would like to go outside of the Fellowship, a referral list of counselors is available upon request.