Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg

Join us at 25 Chalice Circle. Map and directions here.
Welcome to our Fellowship, located at 25 Chalice Circle!  We are an inclusive congregation, welcoming people of all kinds, all cultural origins, all religious backgrounds, all sexual orientations, all political persuasions. Our mission here at UUFF is to nurture learning, inspire spiritual insights, create compassionate relationships, and lovingly transform our community and the world.  We hope you will join us!

Theme for February: Resilience

February 23

One Small Step
Rev. Geraldine Amaral Hodson
Worship Associate: Miriam Liss

What does it take to make lasting changes in our lives? The philosophy of Kaizen, developed in Japan, offers a unique but simple approach to making changes and achieving goals. This philosophy is similar to what Jesus taught us in the Parable of the Mustard Seed. Join Rev. Geraldine Amaral as she explains how to apply the Kaizen philosophy in our every-day lives, and ask what “mustard seeds” are you hoping to plant in your life? Rev. Geraldine Amaral is a minister in the United Metaphysical Churches. She helps people apply esoteric principles in pragmatic ways and gain insights and personal transformation. She says she has a “thirst and passion for mystical, spiritual and esoteric wisdom.” Her work offers a blend of spirituality, psychology, humor, philosophy, literature and personal empowerment. She is author of Tarot Celebrations, creator of an instructional video “Tarot 1-2-3” and a regular columnist for Pathways Magazine.



It’s time to play the music!  It’s time to light the lights!  It’s time to get things started for the Pledge Drive Variety Show!  As part of the 2020 Annual Stewardship Campaign and Pledge Drive, the UUFF is hosting a Variety Show on Saturday, February 22, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  We’re looking for performers, musicians, singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, comedy writers, actors, stagehands, concessions staff, clean-up artists, rehearsal snack makers, and more!  Our first rehearsal is Saturday, January 18, from Noon-4PM at the Fellowship.  Our final/dress rehearsal will be on Saturday, February 15, also from Noon-4PM.  Snacks and drinks will be provided during the rehearsals.  To volunteer and/or sign up to perform, please fill out our online form.  (Performers:  If you need musical accompaniment for your act, please get us a recording or the sheet music ASAP.)  For more information about this event, please contact Lisa Manion.


Each year, the UUFF conducts a stewardship campaign to raise funds for our expenses for the new fiscal year which begins on July 1st.  Our expenses include our building mortgage, utilities, staff salaries, program activities, and more.  The funds we raise also help us pursue our dreams and goals as a Fellowship.  Our 2020 Stewardship Campaign will kick-off with the Sunday Service on February 16th.  Other special events include a Variety Show on Saturday February 22 (see separate article for details) and our 27th Annual At Your Service Auction on Saturday, April 18.  Throughout the stewardship campaign, we will conduct a pledge drive.  This is our way of securing commitments of financial support from our members and friends.  Since pledges cover roughly 85% of our expenses, having these funding commitments in advance allows us to more effectively build our organizational budget for the year.  More information about our 2020 budget will appear in future editions of this newsletter.  In the meantime, volunteers are needed to help with the Pledge Drive.  If you’d like to volunteer, please contact the 2020 Stewardship Campaign Chairs Lisa Wright  and Shari Pastore.  Thank you in advance for all your support!