“Fulfilling Our Promise” during 2019-2020
Each year when the Board and Ministry Council meet together in January to strategize Fellowship needs and goals, we select an overarching theme for the upcoming program year. “Love Calls Us On” and “Making Room for You” were recent annual themes that emerged from two UU songs. This year a hymn also influences our theme—“Fulfilling Our Promise” comes from “House of Promise”, a hymn commissioned for the January 2019 dedication of our new and expanded space.
UUFA makes explicit and implicit promises to its members and the wider community. What are these promises and how do we keep them? Several of these promises have become the themes we encourage you to explore in worship, religious exploration, adult education, meetings, and more. By doing so, we hope you’ll find deeper meaning and connection to UUFA as we fulfill our promises together.
Below is the monthly line up for 2019 – 2020, with some additional similar words to help understand the focus.
|July||Nurturing, Growth, Sustenance|
|January||Participating, Engaging, Involving|
|May||Releasing, Letting Go|
2018-2019 – We’re “Making Room for You”
As we made room for you during the recent renovation and expansion of our facilities, we completed the annual theme phrase “Making Room for …” with a monthly focus, such as “Making Room for Diversity”.
|January||Light & Shadow|
|April||Science & Religion|
2017-2018 – Love Calls Us On
For the 2017 – 2018 program year our overall theme was “Love Calls Us On.” This phrase comes from the Jason Shelton/Kendyl Gibbons hymn, “Life Calls Us On.” Each month we focused on a word or idea that may be one of the many ways we’re called in life.
Photo by Paul Barfoot-flickr
|July||Roots & Wings|
|September||Love Calls Us On|
|October||Truth (Honesty, Authenticity)|
|November||Sharing Our Blessings|
|December||Having Hope, Faith|
|January||Promises We Make|
|May||Growth & Change|