Welcome to the
Fellowship of Storrs!
COVID 19 CHANGES & INFORMATION for the fellowship
* We will keep Facebook and this page and calendar updated as things change. *Currently Sunday services are mostly held online with occasional hybrid opportunities with safety protocols in place. * If you wish to join us in person please wear a mask, we can provide one for you. * All other programming continues to be held online.
We are a small, friendly, member-led church with a part time minister, the Rev. Craig M. Nowak. As a Welcoming Congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), we pride ourselves on the warmth and inclusiveness of our community, the quality of our worship services, and the opportunities we provide for spiritual growth and service to others.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs celebrates diversity and spiritual growth in a covenantal community of faith.
Adapted October 2015
OUR HISTORY IN BRIEF
The fellowship was founded in 1957 as a lay fellowship at the home of Charles & Marjorie Lee to meet the needs of individuals seeking a community of spiritual acceptance. In the 1960s, we built and dedicated our meetinghouse on Spring Hill Road in Storrs. Today, UUFS serves the Greater Windham area, with members from Storrs, Windham, Willimantic, Mansfield, Coventry, Lebanon, Stafford Springs and other local towns.
WHAT WE DO
Sunday Worship: (Majority online, occasional hybrid opportunities-please refer to each individual service communication) During the church year (The Sunday after Labor Day through June) regular worship services are held on Sunday mornings and are followed by a social hour. Each month, we designate a service as “Service Sunday,” an intergenerational opportunity to put our principles into practice in a project or activity to create justice together. During the summer our services are held every other week. Please click on our calendar or Facebook page for summer service dates, topics and activities.
When: Sundays, 10:30am
– Child care is available during Sunday services-
Vespers (Currently held online)– Join us online for a brief monthly gathering intended to renew, uplift, inspire, and challenge us toward deeper engagement with ourselves, each other and the wider world. These informal 30-45 minute services explore a theme through readings, a short homily, meditation, or music, and the sharing of our aspirations. All are welcome!
When: 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month Oct- June
Where: on Zoom
To Attend: If you have not attended worship or other events at UUFS via Zoom and you wish to attend Vespers, please email email@example.com to be added to our email list and receive the Zoom link.
Food for Faith (Currently held online) – Picture This: Bible Study Through Art Long before social media influencers were a thing, there were images. Images have long been used as a means of communicating information and expressing ideas. Likewise, images also influence and can limit or expand what we know and how we think about the stories and ideas depicted visually. In this program we will explore select bible stories through images. We’ll examine things like what’s being communicated or omitted, ways in which an image reflects or deviates from the text, and what, if anything else a given image helps us see or understand about the story depicted.
Materials Needed: Your imagination, an open mind, and internet connection: we will meeting via Zoom. (If you need technical assistance accessing or using Zoom, please contact Rev. Craig to be connected to a UUFS member or friend who can help.)
When: 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month Oct-March
Where: on Zoom
To Attend: If you have not attended worship or other events at UUFS via Zoom and you wish to attend this Food for Faith program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to our email list and receive the Zoom link.
Community Outreach: Throughout the year our congregation is involved in various outreach efforts in service to people living in surrounding communities including WAIM (Windham Area Interfaith Ministry), Windham Region No Freeze Shelter, our local food pantry, and more.
When: Throughout the year
Social Action Films: UUFS hosts the Second Monday Film Series . This is a documentary film series started in October 2011 and sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee of UUFS. Film screenings will be held outside for the months of July, August and September to allow for better social distancing and airlow. Wearing facemasks is encouraged for increased protection during this time of rising cases of variants of Covid in northeastern CT.
Hosting/Facility Rentals: Our building is available for rentals during the week for meetings, weddings, or other group activities. Please contact us at email@example.com regarding interest in renting our space for your events.
for more information and updates to the information above.
For general information about UUFS:
Dina Spencer, Church President
The Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Minister
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs
46 Spring Hill Road
Storrs, CT 06268
P.O. Box 385
Storrs, CT 06268
©2015 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs