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

Spiritual Practices 1: Pathetic Spiritual Practice
by Rev. Denise Cawley and Rev. Christina Leone-Tracy
We will be exploring spiritual practices this year on a monthly basis, and this is the first service in that series. Rev. Denise Cawley will be joining on-screen to share her concept of "Pathetic Spiritual Practice," or the recognition that we don't have to be perfect to still have a useful spiritual practice!
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.

Monthly Evening Service

Wednesday, December 29 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 Log-in information is available on the services page of our website HERE. We hope to see you there!
Covid 19 Safety Plan

Adult Faith Development

Book Discussion: Burnout

The discussion of the book Burnout- The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily and Amelia Nagoski has been rescheduled for Thursday, December 2, 6:30 - 8:00 pm CT.
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

Part 2: December 14, January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12; 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 teaches 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 to sign up or Rev. Christina at with questions.

Justice Action Ministry

Immigration Justice Team Special Collection

As the holidays approach our Immigration Justice Team is working to provide financial resources to local immigrant families for gifts and other costs associated with the holidays. Last Sunday’s service had a special collection and we hope that the money we raise will allow our Fellowship to give generously to these families. Thank you to those who donated! If you weren’t at the service but would like to give to this fund, you can still give online:
Go to - Choose Online Giving or GivePlus Mobile and follow the instructions, select Immigration Justice Fund. To text a donation, text 833-278-1690, enter the $ amount, space, IMJ($50 IMJ). Or mail a check to FVUUF with “IMJ” in the memo line (2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton 54915).

Kaukauna Little Free Pantry Donation Drive

The Essentials: Food and Shelter for All Justice Action Ministry Team will be focusing this holiday season on assisting those experiencing food and housing insecurity. Bins will be set out in the Fellowship entry lobby to collect items for a donation drive for the Free Pantry at the Kaukauna Public Library from Sunday, November 28, through Sunday, December 12. 
Items from the Kaukauna Public Library Free Pantry are available to anyone. Items that will be accepted are baby/child personal care items, hygiene, paper products, and nonperishable foods. Nonperishable food items should not expire before January 12. Any items that the seal has been broken or used items cannot be used. For a comprehensive list click HERE.

Meal at Pillars Adult and Family Shelter

Please join the Essentials JAM by volunteering to provide a meal to the residents of Pillars Adult and Family Shelter on Monday, November 29th. Please click on the link to sign up for meal preparation to be delivered to the shelter at 5:00 pm. Pillars Adult and Family Shelter is located at 400 N. Division Street, Appleton. If you have questions, please contact Angie Miller at 920.810.7968 or Thank you!

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
•  History and Culture of Afghanistan: Welcoming Our New Neighbors - program recording now available
•  What you can do to help ensure fair voting/districting maps
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.


Cards and Notes for Rev. Leah

Last Sunday's service was our last with Rev. Leah. We are collecting cards and notes to mail to her at her new home in Oregon. Cards can be dropped off at the Fellowship during regular business hours or mailed to the Fellowship at 2600 E. Philip Lane, Appleton 54915.
Photo by Roberta Sorge on Unsplash

Fellowship Engagement Discernment Opportunities

Now that we are back to offering some in-person opportunities, we are reaching out to our members and friends to find out how they want to engage with the Fellowship, or if their path has taken them elsewhere. There are a couple of ways to share this information with us and find meaningful engagement opportunities if that is what you are looking for! We value and welcome your feedback and engagement.
1.  Talk with director of congregational life Marie Luna, or another staff person 1:1 in person, phone, or zoom. Contact information HERE.
2.  If you don’t want to talk right now, you can also fill out this survey.

Fellowship Anti-Racism Practice

Join us as we continue our UU commitment to anti-racism and dismantling white supremacy culture.
In November we invite you to watch this YouTube video of Dr. Ibram X Kendi, The Difference Between Being Not Racist and Anti-Racist, and while watching, ask yourself: What feels uncomfortable? Why is it uncomfortable and how can I move past that to keep going? What is new to me? How can I use this in my life? What SKILLS are helpful? Do I notice anything here that resonates with the Fellowship?
Why do we do this work? What makes it appropriate for a religious congregation? Isn't this just "political" and "social" stuff? NO! Our UU religious tradition calls us to have faith in the possibility of a world more free, fair, and filled with justice and compassion -- and that our actions are what will make that possible. The only way we can fully live our UU values is to keep learning and working. These resources, which are the same our Governing Board is exploring together in their commitment to anti-racism, will also be shared on our Anti-Racism Learning Group on Facebook, and we encourage interaction there. Watch the Scroll for future Zoom opportunities to discuss these resources!

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 and it will be ready for you on Sunday!

Community Office Hours

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.
December 2, 9, & 16 (none on 12/23 or 12/30) – Shellattés, 330 N. Commercial St., Neenah

Office Closed

The office will be open from 8:00-2:00 pm CT on Wednesday, November 24. The office will be closed on Thursday, November 25, and Friday, November 26.
click the image for current information

Religious Education - Children and Youth

Online Children’s Chapel on Hiatus

Our 9:00 AM CT Zoom 4K-6th grade Children’s Chapel is on temporary hiatus through December 5. It will be wonderful to re-connect with our young people again on December 12!

Eyebombing Extravaganza!

On November 7, while the adults took in Rev, Christina’s “Lesson From Googly Eyes” sermon, our young people also explored the practice of seeing all others as multidimensional and whole people. They even learned about the word “anthropomorphize” as they considered how to avoid making uninformed and one-dimensional judgments about others.  
Then… they set to work Eyebombing the Fellowship! They did a great job and want you to be able to enjoy some of their fine work!

Sunday Religious Education Programs: Virtual and In-Person


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, November 7 in-person 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.  

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.

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