UUFG offers a wide range of social and spiritual activities to expand your community through fellowship, fun, and food, and to enrich your mind and spirit through caring for each other and being open to our individual stories.
Perhaps you are visiting our congregation for the very first time. Or maybe you are a new member or a long-time member or friend. Whatever the length and depth of your commitment to UUFG, we invite you to participate in the many social and community activities at the Fellowship. We offer family-centered activities, age-specific social groups, a variety of special interest clubs, and regular community dinners.
There are also many volunteer opportunities at the Fellowship. These include tending to our beautiful grounds, working on fundraising events, teaching our children, arranging flowers for Sunday mornings, and providing assistance to members of the congregation in need, among many others. Through volunteering, we build relationships with each other and a sense of community, while doing the work that is needed to support our congregation.
So take a look at our many activities. Find one or several that speak to you, and join in. Or, we welcome you to start your own and invite others. We welcome your involvement and look forward to meeting you.
Our congregation is a community to caring for one another. This is part of our vision: “to be a diverse religious community committed to lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate service to each other, our community, and the earth.”
Reaching out in understanding and compassion also rises out of our rich Unitarian and Universalist roots and traditions. We seek always to listen and be present to one another and to life so that we may heal as we ourselves are healed. Listening to each other and abiding with each other during the rough spots of our lives attunes us to wholeness as we move away from our sense of disconnection and brokeness. Unitarian Universalists are bound together not by creed but by covenant: our promise to walk in the ways of love with each other. As a large and vital church, there are many ways we care for one another here at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville.
We are indeed fortunate to have an ornithologist willing to lead bird walks in this area. Keep track of the schedule and offer your area for a sighting.
Is it time to have another BUURDwalk at your place? Is it time for us to finally have one in your area? Please look at the “open” dates in the schedule and let me know if you’d like to stake a claim to a spot. -Caleb G.