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We are a liberal religious congregation and a dynamic, caring community. We value the inherent worth and dignity of each person, regardless of who you are or whom you love, your family or personal circumstances, or the path your faith calls you to walk.
Unitarian Universalism is an open-minded religion that encourages people to seek their own spiritual path. At UUFR, you can nurture your spirit and put your faith into action to create a just and compassionate world.
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UUFR's New "Raccoon Fund" Is Coming Soon!
UUFR’s new "Raccoon Fund" is similar to the UUA Chalice Lighter programs. Members of UUFR will be asked to make a commitment to contribute a small amount ($10 –$100) once or twice a year to fund a special project or need identified and approved by UUFR’s Board of Directors. Raccoon Fund forms will be available at the July 20th worship service, on the UUFR web site (coming soon), and on information tables at UUFR. Members of UUFR will be able to make donations on-line (coming soon) or by writing a check to UUFR with the note "Raccoon" on the memo line.
Donations in response to the first Raccoon Fund call will be used to fund the next phase of audio-visual improvements at UUFR.
Social Action @ UUFR: Some Bad News and Some Good News
The bad news, as you’ve probably heard, is that our quarter-time Social Justice Coordinator, Rev. Nato Hollister, has ended his time with us and that there is not enough funding in our budget for 2014-15 to hire someone to fill that position.
The good news is that Ticie Rhodes, a UUFR member who, among other things, helped organize the Fellowship’s activities to support the Moral March on Raleigh last winter, has agreed to serve as our volunteer (unpaid) Social Justice Coordinator for the coming year.
Ticie will be working closely with Rev. John, UUFR staff, and Fellowship members to create a new Social Justice Council, coordinate and support the Fellowship’s social justice work, provide information to Fellowship members about upcoming social justice events and projects, plan Wellspring workshops related to social justice, and make social justice a part of UUFR’s DNA.
We’re glad that, even though her time will be limited, Ticie will be bringing her experience, energy, and passion to help lead and direct the Fellowship’s work for social justice. So please thank her for stepping forward to serve the Fellowship and keep your eyes and ears open for more news about what we hope will be happening with respect to social justice and community service in and beyond UUFR during the coming year.