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.

JANUARY 2024

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…

DECEMBER 2023

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: https://tinyurl.com/UFPBookClub  …

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Some Important News Updates

THE UFP BOARD and other core Fellowship working circles have been exceptionally busy this fall with routine and special tasks. Here are some key updates — in addition to the big one in yesterday’s Flame, our Congregational Budget Meeting on December 10. “Contract to Call” — A Settled Ministry with Rev. Peter? One of the exciting aspects of our contract…

NOVEMBER 2023

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…

OCTOBER 2023

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