No one could have known

When a small group in Hampton began holding regular meetings 60 years ago they had no idea what the future held.

What they did know was that the world could be better. So they formalized their relationship with the American Unitarian Association in 1958, which became the Unitarian Universalist Association.

James Reeb


No one could have known the impact Unitarian Universalists would make and how involved they would become in the Civil Rights movement a few years later when Rev. James Reeb was savagely murdered in Selma.


Nothing changes

Sixty years later, UU’s are still marching. For Women’s rights to healthcare, Black Lives Matter and students safety from assault rifles.

this is the place


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Going! Going! Almost gone!


On March 24, kids and families will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

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Don’t be outstanding. Be better.

Hopefully, you (a UUFP member or friend) received your invite to Sunday’s celebration in chili. But, if not, here it is.

Another successful pledge drive

Thank you to the many who have pledged for the 2018-19 fiscal year. You understand that the UU Fellowship needs pledges to plan the huge variety of activities you participate in.

Don’t be outstanding. Be better.

We need everyone’s pledge now so we can be finished in time for the big celebration. Just click here to email your pledge to Steve Farthing or online:

make pledge final

See you Sunday at 12:30!

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A Culture of Complicity

This is too powerful not to share!

Christina Rivera

Dear Unitarian Universalist Community,

Below you will find an excerpt of my response to the congregation I serve after this week’s events. It is my intention to tell some painful truths about having served TJMC-UU as Director of Administration and Finance as a woman of color. Those truths are not easy; they haven’t been easy to live and I’ve come to know that me soft pedaling them is my role in being complicit in the current culture at TJMC-UU. And I can’t continue serving in this manner. It is quite literally putting my safety (and that of my children) at risk. I’m no longer willing to compromise my spirit, my humanity and my ministry in this way. They have called me to co-lead this congregation and that is what I intend to do.

I can almost guarantee you won’t agree with everything I’ve written. That is to be expected. It…

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March forth

Actually, today is March 4th!

A good time to remind everyone that Amazon supports our mission at the Fellowship with your purchases. You can sign up for a 30 day trial of primeAmazon Prime for free.

Or if you have it already, maybe you want to try AMZ TwitchAmazon Twitch. (Your kids may need to explain this one!)

Or use this link and click on the top or side menu.


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It’s nice to have something to refer to

spring into march

Every month is so different that it’s hard to keep tabs. Then, you add in extra events and, well, it’s nice to have something to refer to.

Sunday March 4

Good Fridaysjust got better!

We Share the Basket with PORT and St. Paul’s Good Fridays followed that evening by our 2nd commitment to a PORT night at Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church.

Sunday March 11


We Share the Basket with the Virginia Foodbank.


And immediately following the 2nd service we will celebrate the end of the 2018 Canvass.

Another successful pledge drive

Sunday March 18

Marking 27 years


We Share the Basket with LINK.

Saturday, March 24

march for our lives logo2

March for Our Lives in Washington and the UUFP Social Justice Committee will be sponsoring a bus.


Sunday March 25

I stand with PP

We Share the Basket with Planned Parenthood.

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March for Our Lives

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On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.

March with us in Washington DC. On March 24, the collective voices of the March For Our Lives movement will be heard.

And the UUFP Social Justice Committee will be sponsoring a bus.

Tickets are $26.50 for adults and $10 for teens. Permission slips required for teens not accompanied by parent or guardian. The bus will leave the parking lot at the Food Lion at Oyster Point and Warwick at 6:30 AM. The bus will return that night. Please carpool to the UUFP to reduce parking.

reserve tickets

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Making an impact before she leaves

Since tomorrow is the fourth Sunday we will share our basket with Planned Parenthood.

Cecile is leaving this year and it’s important to hear her message.

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You know how good you feel when the house is clean?

Me neither.

But turning in your pledge card will make you feel good.

  1. Place it in the specially marked box for pledges or
  2. Put it in the basket during the service or
  3. Put it in the green collection basket at Sunday Forum or
  4. Hand it to Steve Farthing!
  5. MAIL IT IN!

Then you can go back to mopping the kitchen floor, even though you know that someone is just waiting to walk on it while it’s wet!


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Still standing!

The Fellowship began in 1958 when:

The average cost of a new home was $12,750, the average rent as $92 and the average annual wage was $4,600. People were concerned that gas had risen to 25 cents per gallon and Elvis Presley was being inducted into the army.

In the 60 years that have followed, the Fellowship, along with thousands of other Unitarian Universalists, worked for civil rights and voter rights and against the Vietnam War.

people scared

But UUFP is still standing! And stronger than ever.

We’re joining other voices to demand school and gun safety, sponsoring a bus full of students and adults to march on Washington. We demonstrate for equal rights for women, support Black Lives Matterregister folks to vote and we make thousands of dollars available to feed folks .

The joy that belonging to the UUFP is endless and comforting. It is truly a port in the many storms that are here and those that are coming.

This logo means you’re home  official UUFP chalice logo

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