“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
  August   Welcoming, Acceptance
  September   Belonging, Community
  October   Wondering, Questioning
  November   Giving, Compassion
  December   Rejoicing, Celebrating
  January   Engaging, Involving
  February   Relating, Loving
  March   Resisting, Challenge
  April   Hoping, Healing
  May   Releasing, Letting Go
  June   Serving, Responsibility

 

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”.

 July   Diversity
 August   Change
 September   Creativity
 October   Mystery
 November   Emotions
 December   Generations
 January   Light & Shadow
 February   Listening
 March   Imagination
 April   Science & Religion
 May   Connections
 June   Embodiment

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.

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 July  Roots & Wings
 August  Returning
 September  Love Calls Us On
 October  Truth (Honesty, Authenticity)
 November  Sharing Our Blessings
 December  Having Hope, Faith
 January  Promises We Make
 February  Acceptance
 March  Humility (Reverence)
 April  Relationships
 May  Growth & Change
 June  Service