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.
Sunday, November 28 at 10:30 am
"Seeing Through A Window"
Worship Leader: Rev. Christina Branum- Martin
Worship Associate: Sarah McNeill
In-Person and Indoors at UUFC
Service will be at 10:30am and will also be livestreamed at www.youtube.com/user/UUFComm
Masks (for everyone over the age of two), and social distancing between households is required.
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.
Bingo is cancelled for November 18 and 25, 2021.
Use our NEW donate button to make your contribution any time! It's in the upper right corner of any page.
Introduction to the Enneagram
for Spiritual Transformation
Facilitated by UU member Elaine Faithful
Monday evenings at 6:30 pm (Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22.)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Clemson - Fellowship Hall
The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It is a tool for spiritual transformation that examines the core motivations, defense mechanisms, and fears that often lie in the unconscious layers of the personality structure. It is not, however, about pigeonholing you into a particular personality box. It is a tool for helping you find your way out of the box of your mental and emotional fixations,
In this introductory workshop, you will discover how your Enneagram personality type influences your feelings, thinking patterns and behaviors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here to register.
Some current groups taking new members and new groups are forming
Before we can grow spiritually, we have to be connected relationally. A Covenant Group is a chance for us to engage in authentic community and spiritual growth. When you join a group, you can have the opportunity to socialize, learn, and worship with others. All you have to do is show up, participate, and be yourself.
Often in our life, we settle for being disconnected. If this past year (and a half) has taught us anything, it is this: we are better together. Please consider finding community and connection by joining a Covenant Group.
Most of UUFC's Covenant Groups continue to meet monthly via Zoom; some are meeting more often and together outside, weather permitting.
Please contact Kathy Crain (here) to sign up for a Covenant Group or to ask questions. Please also include your time preferences (and limits) for meeting. You will hear back by November
Online Zoom/Google Gatherings
Bingo at 6:30pm
Social Time Chat at 11:30am
1st and 3rd Mondays
Meditation with Jeanne at 8:00pm
The links are published in UUFC's newsletter, The Weekly Connection. Please email email@example.com to subscribe!
UUFC's In the News
To see which UUFC members have been making or in the news click on the link here.
DATE: Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
In person at UUFC
As part of our Phase 2 reopening, vespers as an in-person worship service will be short and simple. This is an opportunity to share joys and concerns with one another, to affirm our sense of community, and have a short homily. Masking is required, and seating is arranged for individuals to sit in small groups with family members. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
UUFC Novel Circle
DATE: First Wednesday of Each Month at 7:30pm.
For the October 6th Meeting:
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
All members and friends of UUFC who enjoy reading novels and discussing their relevance to our lives are invited to participate in our Novel Circle. Please contact the Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and the Zoom link.
A Course in Miracles
DATE: Sunday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 PM
A Course in Miracles will be offered via Zoom on Sunday evenings 7:00 - 8:30 PM, beginning Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Rosellen Aleguire will be facilitating the course and can be reached for more information.
Registration is open! Please click HERE to learn more about the Course and to register.
DATE: Thursdays at 6:30 pm
INTRODUCTION TO THE ENNEAGRAM FOR SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION
Mondays: November 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd at 6:30 pm
UUFC Fellowship Hall
The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. It is a tool for spiritual transformation that examines the core motivations, defense mechanisms, and fears that often lie in the unconscious layers of the personality structure. It is not, however, about pigeonholing you into a particular personality box. It is a tool for helping you find your way out of the box of your mental and emotional fixations.
Register here or contact Elaine Faithful to ask questions.
SWIM BEER TASTING EVENT (21 & up)
Saturday, November 6th at 7:30 pm
Like the virtual tea and wine tastings, Jon Hoskin is leading this beer tasting via Zoom for SWIM (A Southeast UU Group). Please let Jon know if you are interested and he will send additional information and some suggestions for beers you might consider purchasing for this event.
You can participate even if you are not a member of SWIM, and beer consumption is entirely optional! Have water, tea or wine, and just enjoy good company! There is no cost or registration, just show up online. Jon will cover how beer is made and share some relevant information to help you enjoy this beverage.
Jon Hoskin - 2021 SWIM president
And check out our Virtual SWIM plans for 2021 where registration is now available!
RETURN OF THE MITTEN TREE
November 7th - 28th
Help us decorate a holiday tree with donations for Ripple of One! We are collecting new, gently used or homemade mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks for boys and girls, ages 0-18, from November 7th – 28th, 2021. All of the cold weather items we collect will be delivered to Ripple of One and distributed to children and youth in need in early December.
To make a donation, simply bring your items to UUFC and place them in the marked bin beside the Main Building doors. Questions? Contact our Director of Lifespan Faith Formation, Karen Hiebel (email@example.com)
Mondays at 7:00 pm
In person at UUFC
Choir is seeking new members. We are singing again--masked and 15 feet apart--and we'd love for you to join us! If you're interested or if you have any questions, please contact Elaine.
REOPENING PLANS UPDATE
UUFC is Moving in Phase Three of Re-Entry on Sunday, November 14, 2021.
On Sunday, October 31st, the Board of Trustees voted to enter Phase Three Re-entry on November 14, 2021. We will be able to gather for in person, indoor services held in the sanctuary, with a minimum three feet distance between household groups and masks required.
Overflow seating will be available in the social room.
What does this mean for religious education at UUFC? Through the remainder of the calendar year, we ask that children and youth who attend in person services remain with their family groups. We will continue to provide the Peaceful Play space in the sanctuary and another such space will be available in the social room. Our target date to resume RE classroom activities is January 16, 2022. This will allow us to recruit, train and background check RE volunteers, complete the revitalization of our physical spaces, and, most importantly, allow time for more children ages 5-11 to be fully vaccinated. Please note that the nursery will not be staffed during this time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the next few months. Our children and youth are a precious part of our beloved community and we look forward to being able to gather safely together once again.
How long will we wear masks? We are thrilled that as of this week children 5-11 years old have vaccines available to them. We will continue to wear masks at UUFC during the next two months while shots are administered and the weeks following the winter holidays pass. The Board of Trustees will reconvene after the new year to look at the COVID numbers and the CDC recommendations before deciding on how to navigate the decisions about wearing masks indoors.
We are thrilled to be coming back together indoors soon!
Enrollment Now Open
New Online Covenant Groups
Interested in joining an online covenant group?
The Rev. Christina Branum-Martin will facilitate
up to two new online groups (unfortunately,
COVID-19 does not yet permit in-person
meetings) beginning this fall. Covenant groups are a great way to get to know other members and friends better, and, of course, to get to know our new interim minister! If you would like to participate, please fill out the online form here. For more information, contact Karen Hiebel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monthly meal at Our Daily Rest
UUFC is providing a monthly meal at Our Daily Rest, the homeless shelter in Seneca. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Janie Shipley at email@example.com for information on the menu, the schedule, updates on COVID protocol, etc. Aside from the meal, they have some basic needs such as cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, paper towels, coffee/creamer/hot chocolate. If you are able to contribute such supplies you may deliver them to Our Daily Rest at 525 East Main St, Seneca or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.