Sunday Services
9:00 AM Central in-person
10:45 AM in-person & livestream


Monsterfication: Monster Month #3
by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Click HERE for Worship Service Zoom Information and the Order of Service
  • Listen to past sermons HERE.
  • Watch some of our past services on our Youtube channel.
  • See the religious education section below for details about online and in-person classes. See our website (here) for more information about all Religious Education classes for children and youth.

It’s Monster Month!

Join us on Zoom (10:45 am CT) or in-person (9 or 10:45 am) throughout the month of October to explore different ways our society makes monsters of the things we fear. We will use these monsters to gain insight into each other and our complex world. Learning and living our UU values can be deep, thoughtful, AND fun! Happy Halloween!

Monthly Evening Services Are Back! 

Wednesday, October 27 at 7:00 pm CT on Zoom
Join us for a Zoom worship service led by our Assistant Minister, Ali Peters. On the last Wednesday of each month, we will hold an informal evening service to re-center ourselves during the week, connect more deeply with one another, and hold each other in community. All are welcome! If you have questions, please reach out to Ali at ali@fvuuf.org. Log-in information is available on the services page of our website
HEREWe hope to see you there!

Covid 19 Safety Plan

Adult Faith Development

Book Discussion: Burnout--POSTPONED

Rev. Christina has to postpone her discussion of the book Burnout- The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski. The new date will be announced next week.
Please don’t feel pressured to read the whole thing—if you only have time to read a bit, the first segment (chapters 1-3) is the most useful! Even if you can’t read anything at all, please still feel free to join the discussion which is sure to be rich.
The discussion will take place in person and virtually, see our website HERE for log-in details.

UU Theology with Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy

November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5; 6:30-8:00 pm CT
UU Theology is a 6-session introduction to theological concepts through a Unitarian Universalist lens. Each session asks what does our Unitarian Universalist tradition teach about this theological concept, and how does that help me clarify and act on my own beliefs? The themes include:
• What is Theology?
• What are God and Spirit?
• What is Our Purpose?
• Who Are We?
• What Are Our Sources?
• What Saves Us?
You are encouraged to attend all the sessions, in order to get the most out of it, but are also welcome to attend just those which you are able. Participants will be able to attend virtually or in person. Contact the Fellowship Secretary at cyndi@fvuuf.org to sign up or Rev. Christina at christina@fvuuf.org with questions.

Final Programs with Rev. Leah Ongiri!


Fear and Compassion: Reflecting and Connecting
Join Rev. Leah for one or both of this two-part Zoom series on how fear and compassion show up in our lives. Youth and adults welcome. Please have a few sheets of paper and a pen or pencil available. Zoom links can be found HERE.
Fear October 28th; 7:00-8:30 pm CT
Life can be fearful but, ironically, that doesn’t need to terrorize us. Fear can teach and accompany us if we know how to be in relationship with it.
Compassion November 4th; 7:00-8:30 pm CT
Compassion is something we deserve from ourselves, first and foremost. Cultivating that is an important life practice. It can also help us build and express compassion for others.
Zoom Poetry “Potluck” November 17th; 7:00-8:30 pm CT
Rev. Leah is looking forward to one last event of informal poetry sharing. Bring a potluck offering of a reading (or two or three!) to share. Poetry is welcome, and so are song lyrics, inspiriting quotes or excerpts, and anything that you might like to read aloud in the company of people who like to hear wise, interesting, funny, and/or touching words. Zoom link can be found HERE.

Notable

feedback
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The Fellowship Feedback Form is online and on paper

As our Fellowship members regather in a time of new health and safety protocols and begin a ministerial transition, stress and anxiety may result.
The Healthy Congregation Team (HCT) wants to remind you that any feedback you wish to provide us and the Executive Team may be submitted on the paper form found in the Fellowship lobby or online from the Fellowship website HERE. An HCT member will notify you to confirm our receipt of your form. Also, you will be notified as to how your feedback was/is being addressed.
Matters of immediate urgency should be communicated directly to one of the ministers or other appropriate staff. They will involve the HCT if warranted.
As always, we value your input as a member of our spiritual family.
The Healthy Congregation Team
Ali Peters, Mary Archbold, Mark Boushele, John Duffin, Tom Hannah, Trisha Huizenga, Erin Vandenlangenberg

Photo Buttons Available!

Bring in a photo to make it into a button so we can still see each other’s faces while wearing masks! We have all of the supplies to quickly make a 3-inch button. If you need us to print your photo, send it to marie@fvuuf.org and it will be ready for you on Sunday!
Click the image for a short promo video!

Under the Hood in Two Hours

Saturday, October 30th; 10:00am-12:00pm CT
Have you wondered what happens behind the scenes at the Fellowship and how to help shape this community? Come to this one-time learning opportunity for information about the groups, committees, governance, and leadership opportunities at the Fellowship. Explore healthy spiritual leadership, deepen your commitment to Unitarian Universalist values and actions, and become empowered to make an impact! Email Cyndi at cyndi@fvuuf.org to sign up by Monday, October 25. 
Photo by Nik Korba on Unsplash

Young Adult Game Night

Saturday, November 6, 7:00-9:30 pm CT
Are you between the ages of 18-35ish? Come join Assistant Minister Ali and other young adults at the Fellowship for game night! You can bring your favorite games or just bring yourself! Ali will bring Jenga and Catch Phrase. Masks are required.

A Message from the Care Team

A Message From the Care Team
Join the Care Team! Click HERE for the position description and application.

Community Office Hours - none today

Join Rev. Christina for informal conversation over a cup of something delicious. We can just get to know each other or you can bring something you’d like to discuss—the conversation will be guided by whoever shows up! Christina will also have a bag of conversation prompts if needed, and sometimes our staff, board president, or other lay leaders will join us. Thursdays from 12:30-1:45 pm CT as noted below, and the location will rotate monthly to reach different parts of our community
October 21 & 28 – Seth’s Coffee and Bakery, 106 E Main St, Little Chute

New Member Joining

Wednesday, November 3; 6:30-7:30 pm CT; Zoom or in person
Becoming a member of the Fellowship is a meaningful step for many people. If you have been thinking about becoming an official member of the Fellowship, Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy and director of congregational life Marie Luna invite you to join them on November 3! Contact Marie at marie@fvuuf.org for more information or to sign up. 

New in the Bookstore!

Shelter in This Place: Meditations on 2020
The 2021 volume of the inSpirit Series is an anthology of poems, prayers, and reflections from Unitarian Universalists about their experiences of 2020.
Widening the Circle of Concern
The Report of the UUA Commission on Institutional Change analyzes structural and systemic racism and white supremacy culture within Unitarian Universalism and makes recommendations to advance long-term change.
Photo by Mario Dobelmann on Unsplash

Mindfulness Classes

Karen Lindberg-Schuppe from the Open Circle Fellowship in Fond du Lac is inviting you to join her “Introduction to Everyday Mindfulness” Zoom classes beginning later this fall. The series consists of six interactive hour-long classes, one hour per week, and focuses on the cultivation of mindfulness practices to decrease stress and increase happiness, emotional regulation, and healthy relationships. The classes are offered free of charge. The dates and times to be decided. To learn more about the classes and how to enroll, contact Karen at 920.539.2499 or kschuppe529@icloud.com. Enrollment will be limited.
click the image for current information

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Stewardship in RE

Our elementary-aged children in grades 1-6 began collecting stewardship offerings as a spiritual practice last Sunday. We will be taking a small collection each week during our classroom rituals. If you would like your child to participate, please send them to class with whatever amount you see fit, or even better, have them bring their own to give! Pennies and loose change accepted.
This offering will go to the Fellowship, but at the end of the year, the children will vote for how they would like their accumulated collection to be used. Children who don’t have money to put into the basket will symbolically and lightly “blow” a kiss as their contribution to spreading love to the Fellowship.

Sunday Religious Education Programs: Virtual and In-Person

Offerings

Check out our website for class information for nursery through 6th grade HERE and 7th through 12th grades HERE. Programs are offered from mid-September through late May.

Crossing Paths: 1st and 3rd Sundays

Crossing Paths for students in 7th grade and above will meet again on Sunday, October 17 in the Legacy Room or on Zoom. Youth in these grades who are present at the Fellowship on the 2nd and 4th Sundays must be in the sanctuary; there will be no supervision in the building and they will not be permitted to wander on their own.  
Ghosts!
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Halloween Dress Up Day!

We will celebrate Halloween together by wearing costumes on Sunday, October 31 in all religious education programs! Let’s let the festivities begin in the morning by coming to the Fellowship ready for Halloween fun!

Registration

Registration for all minors participating in any of our religious education programs or services including childcare, is extremely important for us to do our best in keeping all of our children safe. We recommend that newcomers register their children no later than after the third visit.
Our Registration Form can be accessed HERE as well as on our website.
Once registered you will be added to our contact list (this may take a few days) for the program year and you will receive links to zoom classes, monthly calendars, and information pertinent to all of our religious education programs. Please contact Kim Hartman at kim@fvuuf.org for more information.

Small Groups: A great way to connect!

Join a Small Group!

All are invited to check out our Small Groups for connection and spiritual growth. The full list can be found on our website! Click on the image to learn more about our groups.

Justice Action Ministry

Justice Hub Webpage

The Justice Hub webpage has information about our JAMs, justice events, and opportunities here at our Fellowship and out in the community right at your fingertips any time you need it.
This week: Read more about each of these on the Justice Hub webpage!
•  ESTHER interfaith community organizing information
•  UUA’s Side With Love offers resources at the Action Center
•  What you can do to help ensure fair voting/districting maps
•  Fox Cities Book Festival: Oct. 13-17, reading George (aka: Melissa’s Story)
If you want to share something on the Justice Hub webpage, please do so by completing this form by Thursday to be posted when the page is updated each weekend. Submissions may be subject to staff approval and editing.
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