Fall 2021 Offerings

Sunday Forum
1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays * 9:00am-10:00am * Starr King room

Forum is a program that offers twice-monthly opportunities to explore UU values and principles with the support of engaging speakers. We are excited to offer a wide variety of fascinating topics and wonderful speakers this year! Join us on 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays at 9am.

Reflection Group
Beginning September 29th, you are invited to explore the work of Resmaa Menakem and specifically his book “
My Grandmother’s Hands”. You can purchase the book through many independent book-sellers, or get online access through the library:  https://washoecountylibrary.us/downloads/. Let us know if you need support getting a copy: kfamula@uufnn.org.

Through this reflection group, we will “examine the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of trauma and body-centered psychology”. This book has been called a revolutionary look at racism – causing us to look at racial justice in a whole new way. This book will be transformative and we invite you to fully commit to this group when you sign up. You are invited to attend 8 sessions (roughly every two weeks) and engage fully to get the most out of the experience. The group will begin with an intro session on September 29th and then continue on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays through December. Sign up here by September 22nd.

Gather: inLove

Join our 2021-2022 small groups designed to support each of us individually and collectively.  These groups will make space for us to go deeper with one another in communities that are not just social, but meant to provide space for depth, connection, and sacred space.  Together we will explore what it means to be Unitarian Universalists in a complex world, building our inner resilience, strength, and support for one another as we live lives of meaning and do important work in the world.

Our theme this year: Gather: inLove, will be based off of the work of Valarie Kaur and her awesome reflections on Revolutionary Love. Gather: inLove groups will meet once per month from October through May and will be part of an interconnected web of multiple groups strengthening the community within UUFNN.  Each group will be guided by a facilitator using a simple shared outline.  Join other members and friends of UUFNN as we continue nurturing this community and ourselves in spite of this pandemic.

Register Here!

Deeper Spiritual Nourishment in Community – a lunchtime gathering
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12:15-1:00pm

Are you feeling the need for a way to inject more spiritual nurture/commitment/connection into your journey? Are you feeling stuck and worn out, needing a little inspiration and motivation?

Join Rev. Karen for a lunchtime (bring your lunch!) gathering on zoom (for now) on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays from 12 to 12:50pm. We will join together and encourage each other in upping our game on our spiritual path. We will participate in setting an intention for ourselves in this regard and come together for encouragement. We will challenge ourselves in such endeavors as: How am I nurturing my spirit? How am I living my UU values in the world? Which UU Principle will I intentionally practice the next two weeks? 

Register Here

This is a high commitment program. Please make a commitment to be present each session if possible through December 1st if you opt to participate.

RefUUel – a lunchtime gathering

2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 12:15-1:00pm

18 months of pandemic-life may have left you feeling depleted. Join in this drop-in group (attend as you can) to refuel on creativity, empathy, resilience, and more. These interactive gatherings will inspire you to rebuild your reserves.  Join Kristin Famula for a lunchtime (bring your lunch!) gathering on zoom on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 12:15-1:00pm.

A Chosen Faith
1st, 2nd, 3rd Sundays * 11:45-1:00pm * Online* By Registration

From the Greek word “hairesis”, meaning, “choice”, we get the word heresy. And indeed, Unitarian Universalism (UU) is a faith which originated from ancient heresies and is still the faith of modern heretics, people who have decided to choose for themselves the faith that speaks to their own lives and values. If you are one of these people, we invite you to learn more about UUism and UUFNN.

ACF #1 The astonishing history of the UUA & UUFNN. How did the UUA wind up on J. Edgar Hoover’s hit list and other amazing stories.
ACF #2 What do you believe? And how does that fit with UU’s creedless faith?
ACF #3 Who’s in charge here? And how do we work to fulfill our mission to grow in love, faith, justice and joy?

Each session is usually held on the corresponding Sunday of the month (i.e. #1 on the first Sunday), 11:45-1pm in Emerson Room. While we have been meeting on Zoom, the classes are not held every month.

Both newcomers who are curious about Unitarian Universalism and UUFNN and current members who want to deepen their knowledge and commitment will find these sessions informative and inspiring. Newcomers who complete all three sessions of this series are invited, should they wish, to become members of UUFNN at a special ACF #4.

Please email acf@uufnn.org if you are interested in attending.