Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada


Caring Committee – one time or ongoing assistance for members who are in need of some assistance such as hospital visiting, transportation, meal preparation. Contact Lois Bianchi.
Family Promise – homeless families live for a week at a time several times a year at our Fellowship.  The families return to the fellowship each evening for dinner.  Fellowship volunteers cook and serve meals, spend the night, play with the children, set up roll-away beds, launder sheets and blankets at home. Contact: Pam Gormly-Olsen or Al Ferrenberg,

Active Outdoor

Adopt a Plot – select a small area on the grounds of the fellowship to design, plant and maintain. Contact Claire Miller  for more information.

Raised Beds – grow vegetables in your very own raised bed.  Contact Al Ferrenberg.

Handy person – if you enjoy fixing things contact Joe Gaunt   for more information.

Protecting The Environment

Green Sanctuary – to reduce the carbon footprint of the UUFNN, we're working on small and large environmental projects.   You can get involved for a few hours, a day or longer.  Contact Jeff Carlton

Thinking and Discussion

Book Club – read a book each month and share your discussion with others. See newsletter for more information.

Forum – The Sunday Morning Forum explores topics of interest in an informal setting from 9  to 10 a.m.  Speakers have included local experts in a wide range of fields such as the search for intelligent life in space and the AIDS epidemic.  No reservation needed. Coffee and conversation in the Starr King Room. Upcoming programs are listed in the UUFNN newsletter and are posted weekly outside the Great Room. Contact Diane Crowne  for more information.

Special Interest Groups

Silver Dawn Chapter CUUPS – Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans - Contact Kelley Bailey  for information.

Explore Art - the work of regional visual artists is displayed in the UUFNN's “The Vision Place” gallery. Contact Jim McCormick  for information regarding viewing times and exhibiting.

Outgoing Social

Greeter – volunteer to be at the door to the fellowship on Sunday am before and after Sunday Service to welcome, greet and answer questions. Training provided. For more information contact Julie Sulahria.

Young Adult Group – Are between 18 and 35? Get together once a month for social activities and fellowship.

Join the Facebook group “Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada”.  If you are not yet on Facebook go to www.facebook.com.  Sign up as a member and then join our group by going to “Groups” on your “Info” tab.

Singles’ Group—Members meet once a month at local restaurants.


Sharing Your Time and Talent

We offer many ways to meet people, make friends, develop your spiritual side, learn new things or just enjoy a talk or a meal.  Choose from a variety of informal gatherings, small-group activities, classes, dinners, discussions and more.  Here's a list.

Spiritual Development and Practice

Chalice Circles – small groups meet once a month at the fellowship to share deeply in an intimate atmosphere. Facilitator helps insure that everyone has a chance to speak without interruption. Deep connections form between members. Contact Rev. Neal T. Anderson for a more in-depth explanation and Luann Moore if you would like to join a group.

Adult Religious Education – a variety of classes are offered on a range of topics including building your own theology, creating spiritual practice, yoga and meditation. Class listing posted and brochures are available in the gathering room and are listed in the newsletter.

Musical Talents

Choir – sing with others during worship on Sundays. Practice sessions on Monday evening and preceding service on the Sundays the choir sings.

Guitar Group – join other acoustic guitar players for fun at each other’s homes and sometimes at the fellowship. Contact Roger Best for info.

Play an Instrument – share your musical talent by playing on occasion for Sunday service and/ or social occasions.

Food and Fellowship

Circle Dinners – share camaraderie and dinner with a small group of members and visitors in a member’s home. Each brings a dish. Sign up sheets are on the wall rack as you enter the Gathering Room or contact Linda Ball at 852-9713  linda2975@sbcglobal.net

Coffee – an easy volunteer task at the fellowship. Sign up to prepare coffee before Sunday services and clean up afterwards. Contact Anita Brown for more information.

Potluck Dinners or Brunches – no set times for these, but often once a month. Each member brings a dish. Sign up usually in the gathering room and check the newsletter for information about specific events.

Helping Others

Big Brothers Big Sisters – help change the way children grow up in Northern Nevada by becoming a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister mentor to an underprivileged child. Get together to share simple, low cost activities either in the community or at a school based program. For more info contact Pat Fling -  www.bbbsnn.org