THE BEACON:  January 21, 2018 "Self Image and Belief"
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January 21, 2018 Service: Self Image and Belief

Please join us at UUCF on January 7th at 11am for our service: Self Image and Belief

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

Our Speaker: 

Angel Silvermane is originally from Florida but has been in North Carolina for 11 years. She started out in Southern Baptist churches and tried several different paths before deciding that Pagan/Wiccan belief systems were what made the most sense for her. She and her family stumbled upon our UU family mainly due to her husband Storm’s advocacy for the transgender community and finally found a spiritual home they could be comfortable with. Angel has degrees in Psychology and Organizational Management and is currently working in non-profit due to health issues.

Art Credit: John Garvins

  • On-going: UUCF collects toiletries for Fayetteville Urban Ministries. Donations welcome. 
  • 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. 
  • 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 continue to search for a candidate for the position. 
  • Feb. Board Meeting - It's a big one! Child care interviews and Bylaw Updates - Our next board meeting is on Feb. 11th after service. After interviewing child care candidates, we will be formally reviewing and updating the Bylaws. PDF and print copies of the bylaws are available for all members who wish to have input. This will be the first official update of board positions and bylaws since 2008. Please plan accordingly for this exciting meeting in our growing congregation!
  • Feb. Potluck: Our next potluck is Feb. 25th to celebrate Feb. birthdays and special occasions such as anniversaries. We hope to have a monthly potluck celebrating special occasions as a new tradition!
  • 2018 Fiscal Year Pledge Drive starts in March.
  • Congregation Annual Meeting - May 7, 2017
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We are hiring!
UUCF is hiring for a child care/children's faith development position, ages birth to 12 years. This is a paid position. Time commitment is 1.5 hours on Sundays (September-June) and approximately 3 hours of preparation/training per week
Email us at: or call: (910) 920-0347 to apply or refer a candidate. Current and non-members of the congregation are welcome to apply!
Update: We have several candidates and are inviting them to attend services in January before formal interviews at the Feb. board meeting. Candidates must come to a service and attend a child care session with a member of the congregation monitoring, and stay for conversation and fellowship to follow. Formal interviews will take place in an open format at the Feb. 11th board meeting, prior to Bylaw editing and all are welcome to attend. Only candidates who have attended a service will be invited to interview. Parents are highly encouraged to attend the open interview and stay for the vote to add their voice to the discussion after the candidates leave. We will either vote to extend an offer or vote to keep looking. 

The candidate must be willing to train in UU curricula for Children: 
- Tapestry of Faith (free program)   - OWL (Our Whole Life) training, paid for by UUCF. 
The ideal candidate:
will teach and nurture within the respects of the UU principles, has experience in child development/education, and is/agrees to become certified and educate themselves in OWL/other paths of UU Faith Development.
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 1st and 3rd Saturdays monthly at 2pm. 
Hotline: 315-400-0453
Contact: Storm Silvermane  Learn More
NOW Women's Ralley
Sat. Jan 20th, 1pm-2pm at Fayetteville Market House
More Info
Women's Rally on Raleigh
Saturday, January 20 at 9 AM - 1 PM
More Info
Cape Fear Indivisible is arranging Carpools: Link to Carpool Sign-Up

Clean Energy Summit: March 9 & 10, 2017
Interested in joining the UU-led Stewardship of Earth Committee? Join this Sunday. 

NOW Blue Stocking Salon: Poverty
January 27 at 2 PM - 4:30 PM at Revolutionary Coworking More Info

UU Around the World

UU World News: Highlighted Article  Do you have to be an activist to be a Unitarian Universalist?  Six leaders reflect on activism and religious identity in a racially and politically charged era. Share what you think. How do UU values and beliefs call us to act and live?
Read it:

The Church of the Larger Fellowship is a Unitarian Universalist congregation with no geographical boundary. Our members hail from all over the globe and include over 740 incarcerated members in the United States. Learn more at: or visit our online sanctuary at

Global Chalice Lighting: January 2018
We light this chalice in remembrance of those who laid down the foundation of our communities in the spirit of freedom, love and tolerance, to remember that true light will outshine darkness:

“Faith is the gift of God. The true signs of faith are an inner purity and love and an honest life and good deeds. Love is the ultimate interpretation and completion of the law. According to Jesus love is the plenitude of the law. Love is a royal commandment. Love is the true freedom, which does not bear the bondage of fear. Love is the creative spirit of the world, the highest treasure of humankind.” (Francis David, founder of the Hungarian Unitarian Church – XVIth century)


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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