Welcome to the Fellowship
We're glad you're here!
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.
For more information about UUFR, please click the "Learn More" button.
Calling all UUFR Raccoons (and wannabe Raccoons)!!!
If you've signed up to make donations to UUFR's Raccoon Fund, now is the time to make your first donation. You can do it online (click the Give Now button on the UUFR web site) or check (please write Raccoon on the memo line).
Your Raccoon Fund donations will help pay the cost of our audio-visual upgrade (new speakers, new projector, new wireless mikes, etc).
And if you haven't signed up for the Raccoon Fund and just want to make a special one-time donation for the new AV system, that's not a problem--just give on-line or write a check with AV or Raccoon on the memo line.
Forward Together: Images of Moral Mondays
Everyone is invited to come see the new exhibit, "Forward Together: Images of Moal Mondays," containing photographs by Dave Otto, paintings by David Taylor, and text by Harry Phillips on display in UUFR's Founder's Hall from August 26-September 30.
Special thanks to Anne Calvignac and the UUFR Aesthetics Committee!
UUFR's New "Scrip" Fundraising Program!
The Great Lakes Scrip Program is a very popular fundraiser among other non-profit organizations, as well as schools.
How it Works:
UUFR Members and Friends buy gift cards through the church at full face value, and use them in place of cash, checks, or credit cards for their everyday shopping. UUFR buys the cards from Great Lakes at a reduced cost. The difference is immediate fundraising for UUFR. You can choose from nearly 300 popular retailers, including department stores, dining, and travel. The church can earn between 1-17% on each gift card purchased depending on the retailer.
There will be a Scrip Fundraising table set up in Founder's Hall during coffee hour, staffed with a knowledgeable member that will be happy to take your order and collect your cash or check. Allow a couple of weeks once your order is placed to receive your cards.
Q. How long will UUFR run the Scrip program?
A. Initially, through December so that members and friends can take advantage of the Scrip gift card program for their holiday shopping. We'll evaluate the program after that and determine whether we want to continue in 2015.
Q. Can I order gift cards online?
A. No, because Scrip does not take credit card payments from individuals. Please complete one of the pre-printed Scrip order forms available during Coffee Hour and submit your cash or check made payable to UUFR. You can also print an order form from the UUFR website, complete it, and drop off or mail with your check.
Q. Can we add more grocery stores to the business listing?
A. So far, the only grocery store in our area that participates in the Scrip program is Wholefoods. We'll let you know if that changes.
Q. How long will it take for my gift cards to come back?
A. We will place gift card orders every two weeks, so orders placed by the 2nd Sunday will be available for pick during Coffee Hour on the 4th Sunday. We will make sure that orders placed for the Christmas holiday are delivered by Sunday, December 14.
Hold the date for UUFR's first annual All-Fellowship SpiritFest weekend at The Summit at Haw River State Park: September 19 - 21, 2014.
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