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I am an Acorn . . . Connie Raether

I am an acorn because, in the words of one of my very good friends, “What I have, I want for others.” I love the Fellowship, our principles, the friendships made here, and the sense of loving community. Sermons challenge me and conversations after sermons inspire me to take what I learn into the wider world. What other faith community has such a strong, stated commitment to social justice? 
The acorn society helps ensure that people will continue to enjoy all that is wonderful about our Fellowship long after I am gone. That is why the Fellowship is listed as a beneficiary in my estate plan.

Learn more at: fvuuf.org/endowment
or contact: endowment@fvuuf.org

Sunday Service

10:00 am In Person and Livestream
Expecting and Answer - Another Question Box Service
by Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Another chance to have your questions answered, this time by our new assistant minister, Rev. Hannah Roberts-Villnave! This will also be a wonderful way to get to know Hannah a little better.
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.
  • Upcoming Services HERE
  • See the religious education section below for details about Sunday RE classes. See our website HERE for information about all our religious education classes for children and youth.

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Childcare for children between 6 months and 3 years is available in the nursery.

In-person Children’s RE (grades 4K-6)
Children in this class meet in the Anthony Room before 10:00 to check in and then move class outside, weather permitting. Our summer children’s experience is about engaging minds and bodies in less formal learning, and connecting more deeply to nature and the outdoors. Our focus is on providing our children and their families with rich opportunities to connect to their deepest inner lives, their community, and to the joy of life around them by service to others.
•  Service to Others
•  Silence and Mindfulness
•  Sunshine and Movement
Teachers and students in the elementary RE class will need to continue masking and practice social distancing as much as possible.
Please contact director of religious education Kim Hartman for more information.

Fellowship youth - join us!

Pop 12-15 printed photos of your choice in your bag and come to the Fellowship! You'll pop the photos in a mini album, complete with decorative paper and stickers. Youth who will be in the 7-12th grade this fall are invited to join us from 7:00-9:00 PM on Saturday, August 27. Come join us for fun, and Fellowship! Snacks provided!
Reserve your spot with Kim at kim@fvuuf.org (only 10 albums available) Questions, email Theresa Spoehr at cmtheresa@gmail.com.

Feed Your Soul Youth Day!

Our lives can be so busy, and as we prepare to return to school, it can be easy to forget to stop, smell the roses, and take time to care for our souls. If you will be in 7th grade or above this year, join us on Saturday afternoon August 27 from 4:30-9:00 pm to do just that!
We will have a day to just kick back, relax, just “be” with other young UU people, and do whatever we think is fun… maybe making arts/crafts, playing outside (anyone for a water balloon fight???), watching movies, playing games, henna, glow in the dark chalice tattoos, etc. Got ideas? Please share ‘em! 
From 7:00-9:00 pm, you are invited to join in on a Mini Photo Album “Poppin’ Pics” workshop where you can create a story, memory, or something else (?) book using your own photos. Please choose 12-15 printed photos to pop into your bag before leaving for the Fellowship. You'll pop the photos in a mini album, complete with decorative paper and stickers. If you have questions about the workshop, please email Theresa Spoehr at cmtheresa@gmail.com.
Frequently Asked Questions…
• I’d like to attend, but I can’t stay for the whole time? Come when you can!
• I would like to come, but I’m afraid because I don’t know anyone. No problem! We will do a little bit to get to know one another a little more and be sure that no one is left out.
• Will there be food? Snacks will be provided, and of course, we will enjoy pizza for dinner!
If you plan to join us…
• Please RSVP to Kim Hartman at kim@fvuuf.org by Sunday, August 21
• Let us know if you will come to the Poppin’ Pic’s workshop so we can be sure we will have enough supplies (10 youth limit) 
We can’t wait to see you there!

Our Whole Lives Update- OWLs is on for the fall!

We are thrilled to announce that OWLs 8-9 will be offered this fall! We have been adding names to our class roster throughout the summer, and have room for more. Please contact Kim Hartman by August 26 to confirm that you are interested in enrolling your child. We will be capping the class at 20 participants.

OWLs will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month starting in September.
Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive sexuality program that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.

More information about the OWLs program can be found at http://www.uua.org/re/owl


Caring for Yourself When You Care for Others

with Care Team member Chris Wales
Caring for others can be powerful, purposeful, life-giving, and life-changing!  When you give so much to others, it is critical and necessary to care for yourself in order to give the best of yourself to those you care for.  Please join me on Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 pm at the Fellowship for a Fireside Chat where we'll discuss the intentional work of caring for ourselves as we navigate the day-to-day journey of building a better world, one life at a time.
Journey Group registration now open. Click the image for details.

Justice Action Ministry

Green Sanctuary shares opportunities in Fellowship Hall after Sunday service

Please stop by the Green Sanctuary Team’s table in the Fellowship Hall on August 14 to hear about two opportunities for participation by Fellowship members. The first is to register for the September 16 Menominee Way Day tour, an all-day event 10-3:30 to learn Menominee sustainable ways that can be applied across ecosystems and cultures. It includes a visit to the Sustainable Development Institute, Logging Museum, and Heritage Museum on the Menominee Reservation in Keshena, WI. Secondly, we are collecting signatures on a petition to show support for the local Brothertown Indian Nation’s request to be reinstated as a federally recognized tribe. These types of activities are how we as a Fellowship work in the wider community to establish deeper relationships with our Indigenous neighbors, which is part of the charter that the UUA asks of us as a Green Sanctuary Congregation.

The Justice Hub is on summer hiatus but the need for justice is not. Keep fighting the good fight justice warriors!

"Because when we show up today, we are already standing up for the tomorrow we made." - Amanda Gorman

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