Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern NevadaUnitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada

Activities / Committees

There are many ways to connect to the community at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Nevada. You are invited to grow with us in love, faith, justice and joy by participating in some of the informal get-togethers, small-group activities, social justice work, classes, dinners, discussions and more outlined below. By meeting people, making new friends, strengthening our connections to one another, trying on new ideas, and deepening our spiritual and religious lives, together we build the world of which we dream.

Spiritual Development and Practice
Sunday Worship
Held every Sunday at 10:30am. Children attend part of service and then go to learning communities. Child care is provided for younger chidren.

Religious Education for Children
Children gather in their age-appropriate Learning Communities or all together in KidsWorship each Sunday for discovering their own spirituality, learning about UU principles and values, and making friends.

Forum
Sumday Morning Forum explores topics of interest; held from 9 to 10am some Sundays.  Speakers are local experts in a wide range of fields. Upcoming programs and dates in the calendar, in the gathering room, and in weekly e-announce.

Chalice Circles
Small groups meet once a month at the Fellowship to share in a caring atmosphere.  A facilitator helps insure that everyone has a chance to speak without interruption.  Deep connections form between members. Contact Grace Moore at pwmoores@charter.net for questions or to sign up.

Adult Spiritual Development
Several experiences are offered on a range of topics described in a brochure found at UUFNN.  Or contact DLRE Rev. Karen Foster: dlre@uufnn.org

Paths to Meditation
Meditation can wipe away stress and help bring inner peace. The group meets at 9:15am on the first and third Sundays of every month.

Food and Fellowship
Greeting and Coffee
Volunteer to be a greeter and assist with preparing the coffee provided on Sunday mornings in the Gathering Room after service.

Dinners, lunches or brunches
There are no set times for these, but they occur often. Each member brings a dish. Sign-ups are usually collected in the Gathering Room.

UUFNN Fundraisers
Join the FUNdraising team which plans and organizes two or three events annually. This is a great way to meet new people and help the Fellowship raise funds.

Helping Others
Caring Committee
One time or ongoing assistance for members and friends in need of care and support such as rides to service or appointments, hospital or home visits, meal preparation and other types of care. If interested, fill out the lilac Caring Committee form.

ACTIONN
The Fellowship is a proud founding member of ACTIONN ~ Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada. (www.actionn.org) Together with other diverse faith communities in Northern Nevada we are working together to develop the leadership of people of faith at the grassroots level to achieve power for positive change. Efforts to date have been in improving education, immigration, and health care/other job areas in Northern Nevada. Contact Nancy Oakley:  nancyoakley@sbcglobal.net

Faith Works Ministry
Established by at least five congregants who have a desire to engage in a specific project that meets some immediate need(s) of the greater Northern Nevada community, e.g., volunteering at the Food Bank, volunteering at a homeless shelter, etc.

Active Outdoor
Adopt a Plot
Select a small area on the grounds of the Fellowship to desgn, plant and maintain.

Raised Beds
Grow vegetables in your very own raised bed.

Protecting the Environment
Netzero
To reduce the carbon footprint of the UUFNN, this group is working on both small and large projects to improve the UUFNN campus.

Musical Talents
Choir or Play Instrument
Sing with others on Sundays. Choir practice sessions are Monday evening, 6:45-8:30pm and at 9am on the Sundays the choir sings. Play an instrument and want to share your musical talent by playing Sundays and/or social occasions?

Thinking and Discussions
Book Club
Read a book each month and share your discussion with others on the second Friday of each month at 11am.

Special Interest
Silver Dawn Chapter CUUPS - Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans.

Art Display and Sale
The work of regional visual artists is displayed in "The Vision Place" gallery. Also, an annual Artistan Show and Sale is held in November at UUFNN with over 30 locals artists.

Neighborhood Networks
Members and friends of the UUFNN are assigned by neighborhoods to make social gatherings easy and close. Ask at the Welcome Center for more information.

Activities for Fun

In addition to our serious endeavors, we have many activities for fun. The fellowship offers men's and women's groups and a book club. We have movie nights and monthly potlucks. Impromptu Sierra hikes are popular and our small Circle Dinners are a great way to meet new people. Our annual Fall Art Show and Sale, Wine and All That Jazz event and our unique Services Auction offer involvement opportunities--and bargains.

Further Reading?

Visit the Adult Group Activities section for more information about our activities.