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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.



Getting Involved in Community Life

There are many ways to get involved at UUFG, including social activities, special interest groups, and helping out around our Fellowship. Such activities provide a way for members and friends to get to know each other, thus encouraging a feeling of community within the Fellowship and building a concerned, helping congregation.

  • You may be interested in Family Activities or Youth Group.
  • Help organize or carry out Pastoral Care activities for fellow members.
  • Or help out at UUFG, working on necessary tasks like Sparkle Saturday or Fundraising.

Sparkle Saturday

Love to get your hands dirty? So do we! Whether you like to weed, plant or do some heavy lifting, we'd love to have you. Grounds is a great place to get to know others at the Fellowship. We conduct regular grounds mini-work-days on the second Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m. Come by during that time and pitch in! No need to RSVP, just bring your gloves and mosquito-repellent/sun protection. Newcomers are always welcome, and it is a great way to get to know other people. Contact:  Becky Moulton

Fundraising Events

UUFG hosts a variety of events that raise funds to help support our Fellowship. Regular yearly fundraisers include a live auction and our garage sale. These events are organized and run by members and friends of the Fellowship. Key tasks include planning and scheduling, recruiting participants, decorating, publicity, cooking and donating food, cashiering, technical and computer assistance, and event set up and clean up. Participating in these events is a great way to get to know others at the Fellowship, and the events are a lot of fun as well. For information on upcoming fundraising events, contact the UUFG office.

BookStore

The UUFG BookStore is open after service each Sunday, and has a variety of offerings for sale.  New books ordered from the UUA bookstore, old books donated for resale, and notecards from current artisan members are a few of the offerings.  Be sure to come by and browse the store.  If you don't see what you are wanting, let them know, and they can probably find it! Contact: Paul Hargrave

Fair Trade Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate

After service on the first Sunday of each month, Fair Trade coffee and tea are available for purchase; chocolate is available in cooler months.  Money raised through these sales go into a special fund to improve our playground.
Contact: Bess Buckley

 


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