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Declaration of Conscience

An invitation from Rev. Peter Morales, UUA and Tom Andrews, UUSC: Declaration of Conscience» Watch UUSC President & CEO Tom Andrews’ message» about the Declaration of Conscience and consider adding your name to the over 10,000 who have already signed on!

Thrive! Sets 2017 Goals…

As an Interfaith Partner of Thrive!, UUFD joins Christ the King and Durango Friends in supporting the vision of La Plata County being a place where all workers are paid a living wage, enabling individuals, families, and the community to thrive. Eighty-eight employers have joined the Thrive! Employer Recognition Program (TERP) and Thrive! has set a goal of recognizing an additional 50 employers in 2017. Here’s a list of our local Thrive!-recognized employers»

FROLIC Funds Distributed

On behalf of our congregation, Teresa Jordan presented a check to Laura McKinney, President Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County. The money (nearly $2,000) was that portion of this year’s FROLIC funds dedicated to local housing issues. Habitat La Plata County executive director, Rachel Taylor-Saghie, said 19 homes have been built locally since 2008 and 14 more homes are planned for the Bayfield area. Approximately 7,000 hours of volunteer construction labor are required for each new home. Volunteers are always welcome (check out the Habitat Hammers Club) and donations made at habitatlaplata.org will be restricted for use in our local community.

Allison Andersen exhibits in Bowman Hall

Monoprints by Allison will be exhibited in Bowman Hall throughout November and December. Inspired by patterns in nature and all things found, Allison Andersen creates abstract and atmospheric monoprints.

Standing With Standing Rock

Bismarck UU minister extends an invitation to an interfaith day of prayer, Dec. 4th Karen Van Fossan, M.Div., Minister, Bismarck-Mandan Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Bismarck, ND. shares an invitation: To learn more about the Dec. 4th Interfaith Day of Prayer and other opportunities for solidarity, please join me in a conference call discussion on Wednesday, November 30th at 6:30pm CST. This call will be facilitated by Unitarian Universalists who have been working directly with Native coordinators at Oceti Sakowin Camp. People of any and all traditions are welcome to join this conversation. Please register here» Please share this call to prayer and solidarity widely. Thank you. If you aren’t able to … Continued

Online Giving Now Available

When you click the “Donate” button at the top of UUFD’s home page, you now have the opportunity to donate online, either once or as a recurring donation. If you would like to go paperless, get extra points on a credit card, or just automate your regular giving, this is for you!

UU Podcasts

Podcasts are an increasingly popular format for sharing stories, information, and interviews. Subscribe (free) then listen at your convenience. Check out these podcasts created by Unitarian Universalists (UUs): Divign Thinking – offers café conversations with special guests. The Pamphlet – a podcast uncovering Unitarian Universalism’s hidden histories. New episodes every two weeks. UU Perspectives – a weekly podcast about Unitarian Universalists. Be Spiritual – a conversational podcast about the spiritual journeys of many thoughtful and interesting people. Fortification – a podcast from Standing on the Side of Love about the spiritual lives and spiritual sustenance of leaders in social justice movements.  

Historic Installation of Rev. Katie Kandarian-Morris

On Sunday, Sept. 25, UUFD formally installed Reverend Katie Kandarian-Morris as its first called minister. In the words of Rev. Peter Raible, “An installation service is the recognition that a minister is settled in a particular society. …There is an important history to this service relating to congregational polity…The installation highlights and reaffirms the bond between a minister and a society.”