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New member orientation takes place Dec. 16

​Interested in joining in fellowship with RVUUF? New Member Orientation will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 16. The group will meet in Emerson House (white house to the left of the main building) at​ 9 a.m. for coffee and refreshments, followed by a chance to share the story of your journey to RVUUF. Rev. Sean will explore the Seven UU Principles, and representatives of RVUUF will share the history of RVUUF and the path to membership. “We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our fellowship.”

Member orientation classes, Fall 2017

A group of people sit and stand at the front of RVUUF's Great Hall, next to a table with a book on it, open to pages on which names have been written.

New members, honored Oct. 25, 2015.
Photo by Rev. Nan White.

Twice a year, fall and spring, RVUUF offers orientation classes that include three important areas. The next series of classes begin Sept. 24, 2017.

  • Sept. 24 – Principles of Unitarian Universalism
  • Oct. 1 – History of Unitarian Universalism and RVUUF
  • Oct. 8​ – Path to RVUUF

Each class is offered to help anyone get a better understanding of Unitarian Universalism in general, and RVUUF specifically.

To become a member of RVUUF everyone is encouraged to attend all three classes, especially if you are new to Unitarian Universalism.

If you have been a UU elsewhere, we encourage you to take the Path to Membership class as it informs you about RVUUF — including how we govern and suggested ways for you to get integrated into the congregation.

Each class will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The location will be determined, based on the size of class. RSVP to Colleen Chambers via RVUUF’s contact form.

If nursery care is needed to attend these classes, please notify Religious Explorations Lead Teacher Liz Bianco.

The Oct. 15 service will include a new member ceremony. New members will sign the Membership book and be welcomed into the life of RVUUF.

Nan’s News: Change is only constant in our lives

As I write this article for April, it’s the first day of spring and sunny outside. I feel a deep sense of gratitude for the earth and her turning seasons, especially the visible transformation from winter to spring. As long as the winter has remained with us this year, the reality of all the work done in the dark, underground, and out of our sight, is astounding to now see the colorful beauty that is bursting forth each day.
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New member classes for Fall 2016

Interested in becoming a member of RVUUF? New member orientation classes will be held on:

  • Sept. 18 – Principles of Unitarian Universalism
  • Oct. 2 – Path to Membership
  • Oct. 16 – UU History

Each session takes place from noon to 1 p.m. and will be held in Emerson House, located next door to the Main Hall.

A new member ceremony and welcome will take place during the Nov. 13 worship service.

RSVP for the classes via RVUUF’s contact form or call the RVUUF office at 541-482-4755.

Sunday services, April 2016

Here’s a look at services taking place in April 2016. Services take place at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday in RVUUF’s Great Hall.

April 3: Ringing in Justice
Singing duo Emma’s Revolution will share songs of justice as we focus on Economic Justice and the plight of economic refugees. Rev. White will be in the pulpit and her sermon title is “Ringing in Justice.”

April 10: The Inward Journey
Rev. White will speak about her revelations of an inward journey, its purpose and challenges in a culture that promotes the opposite. Her sermon tittle is “The Inward Journey.”

April 17: Membership as a Journey
Welcoming new members, Rev. White will speak about revelations one can encounter when becoming a Unitarian Universalist. Her sermon title is “Membership as a Journey.” The third Sunday offering will go to the Dunn House.

April 24: The Ground Beneath Our Feet
Our Unitarian Universalist principles and sources lift up the Earth and the web of life it supports as foundational elements of our faith. In this Earth Day service, we will explore how our relationship to our planet weaves into our spirituality.

For up-to-date descriptions, visit our Sunday Morning Services page as well as the RVUUF blog.