What are UUFG Neighborhoods?
Neighborhoods are clusters of UUFG members and visitors who live close to one another.
What is the purpose of Neighborhoods?
The concept of Neighborhoods was the brainchild of Rev. Garmon who was thinking about how we could be a better connected beloved community. With Neighborhoods we aim to foster member-to-member and member-to-visitor relationships. They are all about making connections. It can be very convenient to be in touch with UUFG members who live close by, for a variety of reasons. Ride sharing is a good one. Borrowing stuff. Walking or running together. Dropping in to visit (after calling, of course).
Who facilitates these Neighborhood contacts?
Each Neighborhood has a coordinator who serves as a “point person” for the group. The coordinator works closely with Rev. Garmon and the Membership Committee.
What exactly does the coordinator do?
It varies from Neighborhood to Neighborhood, depending in large part on the interest level of the Neighborhood denizens. Essentially, the coordinator keeps in touch with all Neighborhood members. If the Neighborhood likes to get together, the coordinator is involved possibly as organizer, but not necessarily. Another Neighborhood member may organize a Neighborhood event, like a potluck, a night out at a restaurant, a matinee at the Hipp, an adventure on Paynes Prairie. Other descriptive terms for the coordinator: Contact person, go-to person, person in the know.. And some are pastoral associates, about which more will be said in later communiqués.
Do I need to join?
You belong to a Neighborhood by the fact you are a UUFG member or a visitor who has expressed interest. If you are a visitor interested in becoming part of a UUFG Neighborhood, please contact Membership Committee chair, Jack Kulas,
. For members, details about your neighborhood, like who’s in it, can be found on the website under the member page and on maps in the Phillips Social Hall.
Who can I contact with additional questions?
Contact your coordinator, or a member of the Membership Committee, or Meredith. And of course our Office Admin Cam Peirce usually can direct you to someone for an answer. For member information on who is in which Neighborhoods, login to the site and the personal info becomes available.