Welcome to uufc.org, the online home of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson (UUFC).
If you're searching for a progressive spiritual community that celebrates a tolerant and thoughtful search for spiritual meaning, we hope you will find a home with us.
At UUFC you will discover a diverse and lively community of seekers and skeptics that will welcome you just as you are. We are an open, welcoming and caring community.
Whatever your age, gender, social background, orientation, or ethnic origin, you are welcome here.
Explore, Ask Questions, Join In!
The members and friends of UUFC look forward to getting to know you. Here are a few ways to explore our welcoming community!
Weekly Connection Newsletter
Newsletter Sign Up Here
Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.
New Opportunity to Serve The Fellowship
No meetings...occurs only once a month for 30 or 40 minutes. No experience necessary! The only requirement is that you are dependable. The Finance Council is building 2 person teams to count Sunday contributions. For more information, please contact Bing at email@example.com.
Depolarizing Within: Becoming a Better Angel in Your Own World
Presented especially for UUFC by Del Kimbler on March 21. This workshop will: help you become more aware of your inner polarizer, help you learn ways to depolarize yourself so that you can disagree without demonizing, dismissing, or stereotyping the millions of people who differ from you politically, and teach you skills for how to intervene in social
conversations with like-minded people when those conversations veer into contempt and ridicule for people who hold other political views You can register for this event using the sign-up sheet on the UUFC bulletin board or through the link provided in the Weekly Connection. If
you have questions about this workshop, please email Del.
New UU & You Sunday, April 5th 12:00 to 3:00 pm
You are invited to participate in a class for those considering membership. The class will be a time when you can share your spiritual journey, meet other folks considering membership, learn about Unitarian Universalism and our Fellowship. These and other questions will be explored over a simple lunch and good conversation. Childcare will be provided. For more
information, contact Rev. Terre at or Nancy Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Register online at UUFC.org, through the Weekly Connection, or at the AFE Table during Social Time or by emailing Rev. Terre or Nancy Johnson.
Sunday Morning Discussion Group
Date: weekly beginning February 9th
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Founders House
Facilitator: Cecil Huey
Cost: varies, $12.50 and up
On February 9th, we will begin our study of the Unitarian Universalist Common Read selection, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.
A Common Read invites participants to read and discuss the same book in a given period of time. It can build community in our congregations and our movement by giving diverse people a shared experience, shared language, and a basis for deep, meaningful conversations. In 2020, the United States will approach the 400th anniversary of the much-mythologized encounter at Plymouth between colonists and those native to the land, and our own General Assembly 2020, in Providence, RI, will speak to the truths that contradict the mythology. This Common Read invites UU congregations, communities, and individuals to learn the story of trauma and resilience that is the Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.
Sign up for a weekly reminder and links to suggested readings through the Weekly, at the Adult Faith Table during Social Time, or online at uufc.org.
For more information, contact Karen Hiebel, Interim Director of Lifespan Faith Formation, email@example.com or Cecil Huey.
Clemson Community Care Food Needs
Clemson Community Care has several food items that are in very short supply. They have given out large amounts of food this summer and need to restock their pantry. CCC would great appreciate donations of cereal, crackers, pork and beans, flour, spaghetti sauce, pasta, cans of vegetables. Of course, CCC is always need donations of toiletries, diapers, wipes, laundry detergent. Thank you for your continued support.
Journaling As a Spiritual Practice
Dates: 6 Thursdays, February 20th , 27th and March 5th , 19th and 26th ,April 2nd
Time: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Location: Founders House
Facilitator: Holley Ulbrich
Min 4 Max 8
Cost: $6 for the workbook
If you've tried to keep a diary, and found it boring, welcome to the club. Reflective journaling is a spiritual practice that can benefit from learning some techniques to get the creative juices flowing. It's not just about what I did yesterday, or plan to do today, but what these daily events mean and why I am doing them and how I feel about it. You will earn 18 techniques used by experienced journal keepers to jump start their writing, all of which can help make your journal not just more meaningful but also more enjoyable. Fee of $6 for the workbook Journal to the Self by Kathleen Adams.
Book Study: A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
Dates: 7 Fridays, March 6 – April 17 at 2:30-4:15 pm
Tolle expands on the powerful ideas developed in The Power of Now to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. For more information and to r
egister, please visit the RE Table in the Social Room or uufc.org.
Altar Flowers: Sponsoring the Altar Flowers is a beautiful way to mark speciallife events such as a birth and birthday; anniversary or memoryof a loved one. If you wish to do so, make a note of date, nameof individual and event to be recognized on outside of a donation envelope and enclose a check for $15 or more. Place in offering plate. If you wish like flowers from your garden in an arrangement for the altar, please contact Elizabeth Branstead or Elaine Faithful.
UUFC Calendar for the Next few Weeks
Everything has been postponed. We'll keep you posted as things change.
Living Longer, Losing Weight and the Upcoming Healthcare Tsunami
Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Social Room
Facilitated by Jon Hoskin
American adult obesity is expected to reach 50% by 2030 and the related healthcare costs will dramatically increase. And the expected lifespan for Americans had decreased for the last three years. We will see changes from insurance companies within ten years which will impact our current culture more that the smoking issue. Understand the issues and learn what you can do to live longer. This is an update and refresher workshop. Questions? Contact Jon Hoskin.
Register online at UUFC.org, through the Weekly Connection, or at the AFE Table during Social Time. Register Here
An Introduction to SQRL (Secure Quick Reliable Login)
Saturday, April 11th from 10:00 am to 12: pm in the Social Room
Facilitated by Jon Hoskin
SQRL is a free login program that protects internet computer users from data breaches by not saving any login information on the computer. Although SQRL has only recently been released, it is expected to grow in popularity. This workshop is intended for individuals who want to stay close to the cutting edge of security. Questions? Contact Jon Hoskin
Register online Here. through the Weekly Connection, or at the AFE Table during Social Time.
Save Your Columbo's Receipts!
Did you know you can increase your giving to UUFC at no extra
expense? Columbo's Pizza on Pendleton Road donates a portion of their sales to us! Here's all you have to do:
- Visit Columbo's and enjoy their delicious pizza, subs, and salad
- Ask for an extra stamped receipt when you pay.
- Drop that receipt in the UUFC offering during a Sunday Service
and we'll do the rest.
It's that easy! Many thanks to Columbo's for their continued support.