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The Religious Exploration Survey is Here!
We are working to align our Religious Exploration program with the Fellowship’s 2023-2026 Strategic plan. Hearing from everyone (with or without children) is an important part of helping us move forward.
We want to hear from YOU!
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Sunday, February 18

9:00 am CT - In-Person
Sunday Coffeehouse
10:45 am CT - In-Person and Livestream
Traditional Service with Sermon
Grace for Skeptics
by Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
Click HERE for Worship Service Zoom Information & the Order of Service
•  Visit fvuuf.org/Sunday to learn more about Sunday Coffeehouse.
•  Watch clips of our services on our YouTube channel.
•  Upcoming Services HERE
•  See our website HERE for information about our Sunday religious exploration classes for children and youth.
•  Share the Plate: In February we Share the Plate with The Coalition to Save the Menominee River.

News & Notes

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Illuminating Women Art Show
We are pleased and excited that our Assistant Minister, Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave, is featured in Illuminating Women, a current art show at the Trout Museum of Art in Appleton.
From the Trout Museum: Illuminating Women features 30 remarkable women from the Fox Valley region. They are from different walks of life and backgrounds. Each woman is featured with a photograph and a biography. The women and their stories are sure to inspire and are a love letter to the community.   
If you would like to know more about the project please visit the Trout Museum Facebook page HERE.
The Fellowship congregation has been invited to attend the celebration of the show on February 23 at 5:00 pm. The event is free and open to the public. The illuminated women will also be in attendance. Click HERE for details.
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Tell Me More!
Thursday, February 29, 5:30 pm
Join Rev. Hannah and a member of our Generosity & Engagement Ministries for an informal 90-minute session to learn more about Unitarian Universalism and this Fellowship. This is a great opportunity for newcomers to learn more, and for longtimers to refresh their connection to this congregation and the larger UU tradition.

From the MidAmerica Region Office: Article II Update

Article II proposed by-law changes have been updated! At our 2023 General Assembly, amendments to the language for Article II proposed change were voted on and accepted.  Based on these amendments, the “final” proposed revisions to Article II were published in October 2023. The following link includes the “final” proposal, a Letter from the UUA Board of Trustees, and another from the Article II Study Commission: CLICK HERE. Final (truly final) amendments and a final vote on proposed Article II changes will take place at General Assembly 2024.

Unitarian Church North Job Posting

Unitarian Church North in Mequon, Wisconsin, is hiring for the position of Religious Education and Family Programming Coordinator. In this role, the successful candidate will play a key role in developing, implementing, and administering children’s Religious Education programs, aligning with the mission of their congregation. If you have questions or would like additional information, please feel free to reach out to Lyn Gust, Office Administrator at Unitarian Church North (262-375-3890 or info@ucnorth.org). They are looking forward to connecting with talented individuals who share their passion for fostering spiritual and intellectual growth within a progressive Unitarian Universalist community. Click HERE for the job posting.

Care and Support

To submit a Joy or Concern, fill out the form on our website or contact Rev. Pam Rumancik, Sabbatical Care Minister, at pam@fvuuf.org or 920-731-0849. For pastoral emergencies call 920-383-1565.

Justice Action Ministry

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Justice Hub

Check out our revamped Justice Hub, now featuring an easy-to-use calendar! Each event on the calendar includes time, location, and program details to help you learn more about how to get engaged with our community.
PS – Want a secret pro tip? When you click on an event, at the bottom of the description you can click “Copy to my calendar” to add the event to your calendar and never miss a chance to act courageously for justice in our world
•  Feb. 15, 5:00 pm, Alphonso Simpson, Director of UW-Oshkosh African Studies, speaking at Kaukauna Library, 207 Thilmany Rd. Kaukauna
•  Feb. 18, 10:30 am, The Invisible Class: The Story of Homelessness in America, movie at First United Methodist (325 E. Franklin St., Appleton)
•  Feb. 24, Afro-Hair Day, noon-4 pm, Fox Valley Tech
•  Feb. 27, 7:30 pm, Makin' Cake at PAC, storytelling about race, culture and class
•  Check the UW-Oshkosh calendar for a list of many Black History Month events. A few are highlighted in the Justice Hub calendar.

Religious Exploration - Children & Youth

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Are You Making Family Plans for Summer?
Did you know that there are many ways to engage with other UU’s like you and the members of your family during the summer months?
Visit the UUA Mid America Region’s Camp website HERE for information about events in our area such as…
    • Wisconsin: Bayside UU Family Camp
    • Michigan: Chalice Sparx UU Camp for Families
    • Minnesota: Camp UniStar
Thinking larger? Visit the UUA’s Camps, Retreats, and Conferences website HERE for information about opportunities throughout the states.
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Join us in our 2023-2024 Religious Exploration Program Year!
Come join us in fun and friendship to explore ourselves and our values through enriching lessons and activities that are designed to nurture our student’s spiritual, ethical, and intellectual growth
Click here for information about our Sunday programs. For information about our teen programs; Crossing Paths, Being a Teen, and Our Whole Lives, click here.
Please register your children today! Click on the button below.
Coffee House Service Childcare
Children are highly encouraged to attend the 9:00 am Coffee House service; childcare is available for young people in grades 4K-5 who are better served in a self-directed play environment.
Contact Kim Hartman, director of religious education, for more information.
*Regular RE classes will continue to be offered at 10:45 am.
Religious Exploration Registration

"Reach Our Goal" Campaigns

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Reach Our Goal
During the annual meeting in June members approved a 2023-2024 budget with a shortfall of $40,000. In a quest to cover this budget gap, the Generosity Engagement Ministries team is hosting “Reach Our Goal” campaigns, each designed to highlight areas of the Fellowship's budget that need additional support. Watch this space for a series of articles on each of the monthly highlight areas.
Click HERE for details about the Reach Our Goal campaigns.
February Focus: Justice Action Ministry
Gender Justice Action Ministry Team - Willow Gallagher
As a long-time Fellowship member, I like to be engaged and put my heart into this place which has given me so much. Having recently returned to the area and working towards finding our forever home my finances aren't in the kind of shape that lets me support the Fellowship financially. So instead I find ways of putting my time into the Fellowship, volunteering in various groups and projects. Recently that has been the Gender JAM and the Sailing the Allyship workshop. I came to the Fellowship as a Transgender teenager so making sure it's a safe and comfortable place for Trans youth and adults is important to me. I hope my story inspires everyone to find their spot and their way to contribute to our Fellowship.
To make or increase your financial contribution in support of the Fellowship and help us "Reach our Goal", you may give a one-time gift by:
  • Mailing a check with "Reach" in the memo field, or enclosing cash or check in one of the pre-printed envelopes found in the Fellowship Lobby (please do not mail cash).
  • Contribute online here.
  • Or tell us of your intention to increase your annual giving by completing our giving intention form.
Thank you!
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