Posts by UFP

MAY 2024

By articulating to each other Black and Indigenous perspectives on our unprecedented here and now, and reiterating the long-disavowed histories of slavery and colonization that have brought us to this moment, Maynard and Simpson create something new


For April 25, the Nonfiction Book Club will read the book initially scheduled for May, Hope Lives Between Us: How Interdependence Improves Your Life and Our World by John R. Kirksey. It is a short book, more like an essay, so easy to read between now and April 25t

MARCH 2024

Upstream, a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature.


A Day in the Life of Abed Salama:  A Palestinian Story  by Nathan Thrall.  A deeply immersive portrait of daily life in Israel and the West Bank arranged around the story of a Palestinian child and a school trip that ends in tragedy following a traffic accident. Weaving together the ordinary and interwoven lives of…


THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGEby Don Miguel Ruiz This spiritual guide to overcoming negative emotions offers advice on saying what one means, refusing to speak against oneself, and ending self-deprecating thoughts and attitudes as part of realizing true knowledge and being true to oneself. Join us via Zoom on December 14 and 28 at 2PM:  …


Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Lessby Greg Mckeown Essentialism is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating what is not.  It allows us to reclaim control of our choices and do less, but better, in every area of our lives. All are welcome to join us via Zoom on Thursday November…


Vine Deloria, a Standing Rock Sioux, discusses traditional Native American religious views and how they are rooted to ‘place’