Dear Ones, 
Our friends and neighbors at First Unitarian in Madison gathered recently to brainstorm COVID safe ways to celebrate Thanksgiving. Check out their suggestions here, which might provide some good ideas for holiday hangout inspiration and beyond. 
Love from a distance,
Rev. Leah

Sunday Service

10:00 am CST 

What Do You Need?
by Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
Click HERE for Worship Service details
Call in: 312-626-6799
with meeting ID 176 319 484 
  • Click HERE for worship service Zoom link, Passcode UU
  • Listen to past sermons HERE
  • Watch some of our past services on our Youtube channel
  • Click HERE for information on hosting a traveling chalice in your home
  • 2nd through 6th Grade Children’s Chapel meets at 9:00 am via Zoom this week! See our website (here) for more information about all Religious Education classes for children and youth.

Monthly Evening Service

Wednesday, November 25 at 7:00 pm CST
Join us for a new worship service led by our intern minister, Ali Peters. On the last Wednesday of each month, we will begin holding an informal evening service to re-center ourselves during the week, connect more deeply with one another, and hold each other in community. These simple services will include a reading that is related to our current worship theme, a centering practice, and an opportunity to reflect and to share joys and concerns with each other. The theme for our November service will be “Cultivating Sufficiency.” All are welcome to join us! If you have any questions, please reach out to Ali at We hope to see you there.
Zoom link HERE, passcode UU
Call in: 312-626-6799, meeting ID 827 7074 7192

Adult Faith Development

Click the image above for details on all these events.
  • November 19 - UU History: A Question of Resilience and Courage with Ali Peters, intern minister
  • December 2 - Anti Racism Learning Group Discussion with Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
  • December 3 - UU History: A Question of Identity with Ali Peters, intern minister
  • December 10 - UU History: A Question of Calling with Ali Peters, intern minister

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Fellowship Stuffie Sleepover!

Please drop off your stuffed friends by 7:00 pm on Friday, November 20.
Even though we humans aren’t able to gather during this time of social distancing, stuffed animals still can! There will be a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Fellowship on the weekend of Nov. 20. Stuffed animals of all kinds and dolls are welcome. Details HERE.

Introducing “The Scoop”

We have a new Religious Education calendar and informational source calledThe Scoop. All families whose children are registered for our Religious Education classes will receive it via email at the end of each month. The scoop is your source for all things RE.
If your children are registered, but you have not received November’s edition, please contact Kim Hartman, director of religious education, at Need to register your kids for RE this year? Click HERE.

Our virtual Sunday programs for young people meet at 9:00 and 11:00 am. We are excited about our classes which have been designed to be fun and engaging with online learning in mind. Don’t miss connecting with our Fellowship friends and family this year!

Program Year Format for Registered Students:
•  Pre-K through 1st grade meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month at 9:00 am CST
•  2nd through 6th grade meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month at 9:00 am CST

*All students are invited to attend all classes; however the classes will be geared for the target ages.
•  7-12th grade meets each Sunday at 11:00 AM CST
Please visit our website for more information about our classes. Contact director of religious education, Kim Hartman, at with questions.

Justice Action Ministry

Mitten Tree Adaptation for this year:

Gift cards due by December 7
Essentials: Food and Shelter for All JAM and Immigration Justice are teaming up to do the Mitten Tree this holiday season. Because of recommended Covid-19 restrictions, we are going to be giving Walmart and Visa Gift Cards to about 12 families in need. This allows the gift-givers minimum time in stores, gives the recipients autonomy, and allows for online shopping with curbside or delivery. READ MORE

The Justice Hub webpage is live!

The Justice Hub webpage has information about our JAMs, justice groups, justice events, and opportunities here at our Fellowship and out in the community right there at your fingertips any time you need it.
This week: Read more about each of these on the Justice Hub webpage!
•  UU the Vote will continue its work even now, after the election. Watch the post-election vigil if you missed it.
•  The Anti-racism Facebook group (or email) is still going. Final Zoom conversation December 2, 7:30 pm CST.
•  ESTHER (interfaith organizing) information: Taskforces and updates.
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.


Notable Extras

Click HERE for details.
  • Black Lives Matter Lending Library
  • Zoom Guidance
  • Masks Available at the Little Free Library

Small Groups

Click HERE for details about these groups.
  • Anti Racism Fellowship Facebook Group
    A group for people affiliated with our Fellowship who want to learn about racism, anti-racism, and how to be better allies in the struggle for racial justice ongoing, find the group and ask to join by clicking HERE

  • Fellowship Community Journal
    Ongoing, submit your work to

    More information HERE.
  • Fellowship Pen Pals - Click HERE for information.
  • Journey Group Facebook Group - Click the small groups link for information
  • Joyful Mind Zen Sangha; Saturdays, 7:00 am CST
  • Men's Group, First Wednesdays & Third Tuesdays, 7-9:00 pm CST
  • Music-Making Online - Click the small groups link for information
  • Pollinate (BIPoC), Email for meeting information
  • Smiling Dandelion Sangha, Sundays, 6-7:30 pm CST
  • Spill it Sister, Second Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm CST
  • Third Thursday Book Club, Third Thursday of the month, 2:00 pm CST. Click the link above for the reading list.
  • UU Parenting Support Group, First Monday of the month, 6-7:30 pm
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