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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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CARPOOL TO WINSTON-SALEM
Here is a link to a survey monkey-- https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UUFRtoWinston Fill it out by July 7, and I will email you about who else wants to attend the W-S events that you do. It will then be up to you to communicate with those on the list and figure out the best meeting place and time that works for you.
If you will be spending one or two nights, you should plan on staying in the same lodging as your carpool, or have alternate transportation to/from the event.
I will plan on getting information back to you, ideally on July 8, but certainly by July 9.
Coming Soon: Our First Director of Congregational Life--Mykal Slack
We're pleased to announce that Mykal Slack has been hired to serve as the Fellowship’s first, full-time Director of Congregational Life, starting in late August, 2015.
In this new position, Mykal’s primary responsibilities will include newcomer welcome, member connections, and communications (including web, email newsletters, email lists, social media, and cloud sharing, etc.) as well as supervising the Fellowship’s Sexton and Office & Facility Manager.
Most recently, Mykal has worked as the Congregational Life Coordinator (and Worship Leader) for First Parish (UU) in Cambridge, Massachusetts (supporting the congregation’s membership, hospitality and welcome teams as they develop intentional ways to connect and journey with the community’s newcomers and members as well as assessing the skills and interests of members and helping them take advantage of opportunities that match their skills and interests with the needs of the congregation) and as the Director of Worship for Sanctuary Boston, a community of young adults grounded in Unitarian Universalism.
Mykal received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in Atlanta (1996) before receiving his law degree from the City University of New York (1999) and working with the American Civil Liberties Union on cases involving HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ rights. Mykal earned an M.Div. degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York (2007), was ordained as a minister in the Metropolitan Community Church (MCC), served MCC congregations in New York City and Pennsylvania as an administrative assistant, youth minister, and director of worship and congregational care, and founded the MCC’s 4LYFE Ministry (providing pastoral and educational resources to address sexuality and gender identity issues in faith communities).
Great Lakes Scrip Program Available at UUFR!
The Great Lakes Scrip Program is a very popular fundraiser among other non-profit organizations, as well as schools.