Announcements (October 2013)

Out of this World Auction
by Judy Remsberg

The Annual Service Auction committee is gearing up for another fabulous fun time with trips, food, activities with friends and items to purchase.
Be thinking about something you could offer that might fit into this year’s theme of “Out of This World” (Since we went around the world last year, the only place left was OUT OF THIS WORLD!) If you have a suggestion for something you would like to bid on, let us know that as well and we’ll try to find a donor.
Please go to to submit your offering, or email Judy Remsberg at
Save the Date: November 9, 2013
Location: OUT OF THIS WORLD (otherwise known as the Sanctuary)

by Steve Kadar

SPECTRUM is a social and support group for folks that are bi, bi-curious, bi-friendly, fluid, G, L, questioning, pan, poly, T/G and others.
Supportive members of the LGBT community are also welcome!
When: We will meet next on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7pm
Where: the Sanctuary Building at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula (UUFP), 415 Youngs Mill Lane, Newport News, VA.
We now have “Childcare” so bring the kids too!
For additional information contact

Goddess Circle
by Tris Junkins

October 6th Goddess Circle
Goddesses of the Crossroads & Transitions
Bring an example of a goddess that fits this theme: a goddess story, music, poem, artwork…
This is an open discussion circle for both men & women.
Goddesses are chosen from various world religions as a starting place for group discussion.
When: 1st Sun.of each month after the 2nd service (about noon)
Where: in the Annex
Why: potluck, fellowship and fun.
Questions? Contact:

50 and Better
by Esther Sherman

If you are over fifty we invite you to join us for an opportunity to become better acquainted with your peers.
When & Where: Our potluck lunch will be at 12:30 in the Office Building on Thursday, October 17th.
Please call Esther at 369-1858 to sign up for friendship, food and fun !

Twelfth Annual UUFP Retreat is coming soon!
by Joanne Dingus

It will be held at Pocahontas State Park on October 25-27. In preparation for this great event, we held our first planning meeting last Sunday, August 11th. It was a brainstorming session to come up with ideas for workshops and activities.

by Carey Hall-Warner

Take a step to help end hunger.
The UUFP is once again joining with area churches for the annual CROP WALK.
The walk will be October 13, 1:30- 4:00, starting at North Riverside Baptist Church.
You can help in three ways:
Walk the walk which represents the 3 kilometers that many people in the world have to travel daily to get water.
Donate cookies for the walkers and of course, donate money. You can donate online at and type in UUFP in the lower right hand corner.
Sign up to walk, donate or bake cookies with Carey Hall-Warner between services or email
If you have any questions, call Carey at 224-5213.
Between services on September 29, the RE children will be baking and selling cookies to benefit the CROP walk.
Fifty cents a cookie for tasty out of the oven goodness to help end hunger.
Any visitors will be free.


Fall Orientation Workshop
by Bobbie Schilling

When: The Fellowship’s next Orientation workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 9am
Where: Meet with us at the UUFP
This is a program for visitors as well as existing members of our congregation who want to learn more about our chosen faith and our beloved community.
Whether you’re new to Unitarian Universalism or not, the orientation is strongly recommended prior to making the commitment to join, since it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Fellowship as well as to get to know some of our other members.
The class will briefly cover the background of both Unitarian Universalism and our Fellowship, but the primary emphasis is on what it means to be a member, the various activities in which you might want to participate, and the ways in which our congregation transforms lives.
We will start with a great breakfast at 9am and finish the workshop by noon!
Childcare will be provided if requested (please give a 2 week notice).
Questions: If you have any questions about the Orientation, contact Rev. Andrew Millard or Bobbie Schilling, Membership Chair, at


Green Sanctuary Committee
by Rayven

Our next meeting will be October 12, 2013 at 11:00 am. 


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