Welcome to the
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. *Please check each Sunday on our Facebook page or your email for an alternative worship laid out for you to engage in while home. *Sunday mornings there will also be a “Coffee Hour” online for those who are interested – please check your email or contact us for information.
Please note that Rev. Craig Nowak will be on sabbatical 12/25/19-5/31/20.
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: 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 is on hiatus while Rev. Craig is on Sabbatical Jan.-May 2020. Vespers – Once a month we have an evening worship service led by Rev. Craig Nowak. These informal 30-45 minute services explore a theme through readings, a short homily, meditation, or music, and the sharing of our aspirations.
When: The first Wednesday of each month Oct- June
Pot-luck Supper: 6:00 pm; Service: 7:00 pm
Food and Faith is on hiatus while Rev. Craig is on Sabbatical Jan. – May 2020. Food and Faith – Our adult enrichment/development program is designed to foster reflection and spiritual growth. Topics and formats vary. Recent programs have included “Behind the Kitchen Door”, an examination and reflection on social justice and the food service industry; “Living a Life That Matters”, a book and discussion group based on the book of the same name by Rabbi Harold Kushner; and Small Group Ministry, a reflection and discussion group exploring the realities of life including asking for help; starting anew, money, acceptance, our gifts, etc. Each session is preceded by a pot-luck supper.
When: The second Wednesday of the month Oct-June
Pot-luck supper: 6:00 pm; Discussion: 7:00 pm
While Reverend Craig is away on Sabbatical please join us for a UUA common read discussion group – We will be discussing “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz. There are two versions of this book: one for adult and one with pictures geared towards children and you may read either in preparation for the book discussion.
When: 6 Fridays from January through May starting on January 31st at 1:30. Second session on February 28th at 1pm. Third session is scheduled for April 3rd at 1pm – please email us for details.
Where: Location to be announced.
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 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.
for more information and updates to the information above.
For general information about UUFS:
Penny Balocki, 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
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