THE BEACON:  March 18, 2018 "Awakenings"
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March 18, 2018 Service: "Awakenings"

Please join us at UUCF on Mar 18th at 11am for our Sunday Service entitled "Awakenings." Our speaker is Angela Tousey.

Child care is available during service. Fellowship, refreshments, and conversation continue following the service. You are welcome here!

Our Speaker: Angela Tousey is a native from this area. Her spiritual journey started in a Southern Baptist Church. Along the way, Angela attended a Catholic church, then spent long years as an Agnostic. She is currently a Unitarian Universalist, with an interest in Naturalistic Paganism. Angela was a member of the UU Fellowship of Raleigh since 2006, and is now a member of this congregation. She currently works as Director of Information Technology Services at Sampson Community College.

Art Source: depositphoto

Thank you to all who attended our special meeting on March 11th to help update our procedures manual and discuss proposed changes to the congregation Bylaws. We will make final proposed changes based on that discussion and recommendations, and redistribute them by April 2nd, following our next board meeting, along with related information discussed at the March 11th meeting. The vote on the Bylaws will take place during service on April 22nd. All congregation members are requested to attend, in person or by phone or video chat. This is an important meeting for our congregation. We must have at least 1/3 of the members present to move forward on our Bylaws Update Voting. Please attend, Skype in, Facetime, or get here however you are able! Thank you. 
  • On-going: UUCF collects toiletries and canned food for Fayetteville Urban Ministries. Donations welcome, and the need for canned food is high.
  • On-going: Wednesdays at 6:30pm is Religious Exploration for Adults, hosted by Kent Smith at 115 Hale St, Fayetteville with coffee, refreshments, and conversation. Children welcome for independent play. 
  • 2018 Fiscal Year Pledge Drive has started. Please return your pledge forms!
  • Sunday Snacks Needed! We've successfully cleaned out the pantry and again welcome food and snacks to share during fellowship after Sunday services.
  • Child Care Volunteers Needed: Please consider volunteering for child care as we work to build our Religious Education Program. 
  • March Potluck: Our next potluck is March. 25th to celebrate March birthdays and special occasions such as anniversaries. We hope to have a monthly potluck celebrating special occasions as a new tradition! 
  • Dogwood Festival UU Table - Help Needed! April 28th & 29th!
  • Congregation Annual Meeting - May 7, 2017
March 11, 2018 - Awakenings, Speaker: Angela Tousey
March 25, 2018 - Ostara: Fertility for Beginners, Speaker: Maria McDonald (and March Potluck)
April 1, 2018 - Easter & Children's Egg Hunt, Speaker: Susan Ulrich
April 8, 2018 - Disabilities and Service Animals, Speaker: Storm Silvermane
April 15, 2018 - Trash Island w/ April Potluck & Compost Party, Speak
er: Emma Rainoff
April 22, 2018 - Special Congregational Vote! All members are requested to attend
UUCFnc Does Dogwood Festival! Volunteers Needed!
We have been accepted into the Fayetteville Dogwood Festival on April 28th & 29th. We need volunteers to help setup, tear down, and man our informational booth in varying shifts: Saturday, April 28th, 11am - 6:30pm, Sunday, April 29th, 11am - 6:30pm. Are you willing to join the Dogwood Festival Committee?
Contact: Trish Brownlee -
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A closed group for members of congregation of UUCFnc to stay connected and up-to-date, no matter where our journeys may take us! Members must have signed THE BOOK to join this closed group.  Join the Group Here  Want to help? Let Trish know if you'd like to be a group moderator!
Social Justice & Community
We support these community organizations:
Breaking Rag  - Cape Fear Indivisible 
Cumberland County Foster Care - Fayetteville NOW
Fayetteville P.A.C.T. - Fayetteville PFLAG
Fayetteville PRIDESustainable Sandhills
Transgender Safe Haven - Quaker House - More Info

Transgender Safe Haven Support Group

Support Group Meetings are generally the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at 2pm. 
Hotline: 315-400-0453
Contact: Storm Silvermane  Learn More

NOW March Meeting: March 20th Learn More
NOW hosts Screening and Community Conversation, Race: The Power of Illusion
Monday, March 19 at 6 PM - 7 PM, Library Headquarters. Learn More
Fayetteville Pride: Planning Meeting
Sunday, March 18th, 2pm-3:30pm at Revolutionary CoWorking
100 Hay St.
Learn More
Sustainable Sandhills presents:
Military and Fossil Fuels: "Age of Consequences" Film and Q&A
Wednesday, March 21st at 6:30-8:30pm at Revolutionary Coworking, 100 Hay St
Learn More
CFI First Saturday Social
Saturday, April 7th, 6-8pm at Revolutionary Coworking, 100 Hay St Learn More

UU Around the World

Covenanting Communities are a new kind of Unitarian Universalist (UU) group. They claim a UU identity and advance UU values, but they look and feel different from a traditional congregation. Covenanting communities include small meeting groups, missional communities, intentional living cooperatives, national networks, and more. Recognized by the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenanting communities are helping people imagine new ways of living out their UU faith and values while staying officially connected to the wider UU family. Learn More
March is Women's History Month: Antoinette Brown Blackwell
"In 1853, Antoinette Brown Blackwell was ordained as a minister of the Congregational Church in South Butler, N.Y. She left after less than a year to join the Unitarian Church, and she became actively involved with the women's rights movement." Learn More
Article: Board prepares bylaw changes for 2018 General Assembly
The Unitarian Universalist Association Board of Trustees is preparing to bring several bylaw changes to the 2018 General Assembly in Kansas City, Missouri, June 20–24. Changes will simplify social witness resolutions process, remove gendered language, and allow for co-moderators. Read More

Our Guiding Principles of the UU Faith

1st PrincipleThe inherent worth and dignity of every person.
2nd PrincipleJustice, equity and compassion in human relations.
3rd PrincipleAcceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
4th PrincipleA free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
5th PrincipleThe right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
6th Principle: The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
7th Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
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