Welcome

Welcome to the

Unitarian Universalist

Fellowship of Storrs!

COVID 19 CHANGES & INFORMATION for the fellowship

*All in-person fellowship meetings and activities are canceled until further notice.  *You may contact us through email or Facebook as needed.  We will keep Facebook and this page and calendar updated as things change.   *Sunday mornings we offer an online service.  You may join us online or by phone.  Please check your email or contact us for information regarding our virtual Sunday Service and other online programming.

WELCOME

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.

MISSION STATEMENT

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: (Currently held online) 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


Where: 
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs

– Child care is available during Sunday services-

Alternative Worship:

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 revcraignowak@comcast.net to be added to our email list and receive the Zoom link.

Food for Faith (Currently held online)Our adult enrichment/development program is designed to foster reflection and spiritual growth.  Our fall/winter topic will be freedom from fear.  Sometimes helpful, often uncomfortable, fear is a universal human experience and one a lot of us are struggling with in this time of unrelenting uncertainty.  It is also a religious/spiritual concern that shapes our experience and ideas about what it means to be human.  Using the book Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Act, Love, and Be by the late UU Minister, Forrest Church, we will explore fear and ways we might engage it as people of faith to experience freedom in its midst.

Materials Needed: Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Act, Love, and Be by Forrest Church                                                                            (Available new and used from various online booksellers)

When: 7:00 pm on the second 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 this Food for Faith program, please email revcraignowak@comcast.net 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

Where: Locations vary, check our Calendar or Facebook page for information/updates.

Social Action Films: (temporarily suspended) UUFS hosts the Second Monday Film Series each month (September through June). This is a documentary film series started in October 2011 and sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Social Action Committee of UUFS.

Hosting/Facility Rentals: Our building is available for rentals during the week for meetings, weddings, or other group activities.  Please contact Mary Feathers at 860-429-6088 regarding interest in renting our space for your events.

Check our Calendar and Facebook page

for more information and updates to the information above.

CONTACTS

For general information about UUFS:

Dina Spencer, Church President

ufs.uua.ct@gmail.com

The Rev. Craig M. Nowak, Minister

revcraignowak@comcast.net

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Storrs

46 Spring Hill Road

Storrs, CT 06268

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 385

Storrs, CT 06268

 

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